Thurl worked with some of the biggest names
in Hollywood, both in movies and on record. His singing career began in
the 1930s and covered radio, films, television, and countless records. He
worked as a member of many groups, sang backup for all sorts of singers,
and even had a few solo recordings along the way.
Thurl was a member of numerous singing groups, including
the Sportsmen, the Mellomen, the Norman Luboff Choir, and the Johnny Mann
Much of Thurl's work involved singing backup for other artists. He worked with some of the giants in the business
such as Bing
Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, and Elvis Presley, as well
as some lesser-known artists such as Champ Butler, Roberta Lee and the DeCastro Sisters.
Thurl even cut a few solo records over the years. Perhaps the
best known is his album of gospel songs, Great Hymns in Story and Song. He also recorded a few singles.
In addition to film sound tracks, Thurl worked on many studio
Thurl sang on so many records that it may be impossible to list all of them.
Here is an attempt to catalog his work, organized by record label.