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The Mellomen

Band, *1948 US
Pop
A.k.a. Big John & The Buzzards The Crackerjacks The Lee Brothers The Ravenscroft Quartet

The Mellomen were a popular singing quartet active from the late 1940s through the mid-1970s. The group was founded by Thurl Ravenscroft and Max Smith in 1948. They recorded under a variety of names, including Big John and The Buzzards, The Crackerjacks, The Lee Brothers, and The Ravenscroft Quartet. They were sometimes credited as The Mellowmen, The Mello Men, or The Mellow Men. They sang backup to some of the best-known artists of the day, including Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Arlo Guthrie, Frankie Laine, Peggy Lee, Elvis Presley, and Jo Stafford.

     
Members
PortraitThurl Ravenscroft
voc 1914-2005 US
PortraitGene Merlino
voc, bs, bvoc US
Bill Lee
voc 1916-1980 US
PortraitBob Stevens
voc
Popular Tracks   
The Ballad of Davy Crockett - From "Frontierland" on Disney Classics by Various Artists
Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life For Me) - From "Pirates of the Caribbean" on A Musical Tour: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at The Reagan Library by Various Artists
The Tiki, Tiki, TIki Room - From The Enchanted Tiki Room on Sherman Brothers by Various Artists
Painting the Roses Red / March of the Cards on Alice In Wonderland by Various Artists
They Remind Me Too Much Of You - Take 4 on Today, Tomorrow and Forever by Elvis Presley
It's A Great Feeling on A Day At The Movies by Doris Day
Winter on Greatest Hits by Spike Jones
Meet Me Down On Main Street on Meet Me Down On Main Street by The Mellomen
Again - 78 rpm Version on 16 Most Requested Songs by Doris Day
Roustabout - alt. take 8 on Today, Tomorrow and Forever by Elvis Presley

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Discography


Title Artist Year Type
George Burns SingsGeorge Burns With The Mellomen1969Single
What Made The Red Man Red? / Second Star To The RightCandy Candido, The Mellomen, Jud Conlon1969Single
One Broken Heart For SaleElvis Presley With The Mellomen1963Single
Walking With The LordBill Mann, The Mellomen1961Album
Who's Sorry Now? / My Baby Sends MeJohnnie Ray With Paul Weston And His Orchestra And The Mellomen1957Album
Westward Ho The Wagons!Rex Allen With The Mellomen1957Single
Who's Sorry Now? / A Heart Comes In HandyJohnnie Ray With Paul Weston And His Orchestra And The Mellomen1957Album
A Woman In Love / Make Me A Child AgainFrankie Laine With Percy Faith & His Orchestra With Paul Weston And His Music From Hollywood And The Mellomen1956Album
Fifty Fathoms / I Love To SingJack Fascinato With The Mellomen1956Single
Who's Sorry Now / A Heart Comes In HandyJohnnie Ray With Paul Weston And His Orchestra And The Mellomen1955Single
Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love)Doris Day With The Mellomen1955Single
If I Give My Heart To You / Anyone Can Fall In LoveDoris Day With The Mellomen With Frank De Vol And His Orchestra1954Single
Gee, I Wish I Was Back In The Army / Count Your Blessings Instead Of SheepRosemary Clooney With Percy Faith & His Orchestra And The Mellomen1954Album
If I Give My Heart To You / Anyone Can Fall In LoveDoris Day With The Mellomen With Frank De Vol And His Orchestra1954Album
A Whale Of A Tale / And The Moon Grew Brighter And BrighterKirk Douglas And The Mellomen1954Album
Blame My Absent-Minded Heart / (Where Are You) Now That I Need YouDoris Day And The Mellomen1952Single
If I Give My Heart To You / A Guy Is A GuyDoris Day With The Mellomen With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1952Single
St. Patrick's Day Parade / With My Shillelage Under My ArmBing Crosby With The Mellomen And Matty Matlock And His Orchestra1951Album
Oh Them DudesPolly Bergen with The Mellomen1950Single
Before I Loved You / I Didn't Slip - I Wasn't Pushed - I FellDoris Day And The Mellomen1950Album
Now That I Need You / Blame My Absent-Minded HeartDoris Day And The Mellomen1949Album
Christmas On The RangeJimmy Wakely With The Mellomen1949Album
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / Mistletoe Kiss PolkaMargaret Whiting & The Mellomen1949Album
Hoots Mon / Chicago StyleBing Crosby And Bob Hope With The MellomenAlbum
Don't Cry / Ticky, Ticky, TickFrankie Laine, Paul Weston And His Music From Hollywood, The MellomenSingle
My Buick, My Love, And IGordon MacRae And Gisele MacKenzie With Billy May And His Orchestra, The MellomenSingle
Mellomen QuartetThe MellomenAlbum
I'd Give A Million YesterdaysThe MellomenAlbum
Mellomen QuartetThe MellomenAlbum
My Buick, My Love, And IGordon MacRae And Gisele MacKenzie, The MellomenAlbum
Before I Loved You / Tea For TwoDoris Day And The Mellomen With Choir And Orchestra Conducted By Axel StordahlAlbum
Mellomen QuartetThe MellomenAlbum
'Twas The Night Before ChristmasThe MellomenAlbum
Mellomen QuartetThe MellomenAlbum
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