Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Auditorial Arts

Eclectic is a term you can apply liberally to descriptions of this blog. From one subject and genre to another in a heartbeat, and now showcasing one of the Auditorial Arts: character voices. The best in the history of the art, in my opinion, is Mel Blanc. We're very used to hearing him voice most of the Looney Tunes cartoon characters, but here is a rare example of Mr. Blanc voicing Walter Lantz' Woody Woodpecker, usually voiced I believe by Mr. Lantz himself. This characterization sounds like a young Porky Pig without the stutter, but is such a delight.

I don't have the sound file on this blog, you'll have to click here to link over to a really cool web site that you'll want to explore and listen to. There are other Mel Blanc recordings, as well as a great assortment of other rarities, such as Walt Kelly, Boris Karloff, Shirley Temple, on and on.

While you're at it, look in at Whirled of Kelly for a visual treat.

Thank you Samuel for the lead.

What a great place the internet community is!


2 comments:

Jeff Overturf said...

This audio web site youve hipped us to is my new bedtime/nap time/story time friend, :)

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Idn't it cool? I love the melodious sound of Shirley Temple narrating, and Mel Blanc is a hoot, and they're all so cozy. It's like being a kid again.