Song of the Day: Bobby Vee, “Devil Or Angel”

Today’s Love Is In Da Blog prompt is "A Love Song from an artist born on February 6th." That was a tough one, so I checked Wikipedia’s entry for births on February 6, and found a familiar name: Thurl Ravenscroft, who for years was the voice of Tony The Tiger on Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes commercials. He also did "You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" for the 1966 Christmas animated special How The Grinch Stole Christmas, though he didn’t receive credit until a few years later. He also did backup singing on a number of popular records, including Bobby Vee’s 1960 hit "Devil Or Angel," where he provided the bass voice for the backup singers. In any event, though it wasn’t necessarily by Thurl, he is on the record, so I’m calling it a win…

11 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Bobby Vee, “Devil Or Angel”

    1. When Buddy Holly died in that plane crash, Bobby Vee did the next shows on that tour with The Crickets. He holds an important place in history, but it was his voice that most of us remember.

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    1. I checked and didn’t see any songs he did personally or with The Mellomen that were “love songs,” so I went with this. He had a great voice and one of the most familiar ones in TV.

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    1. They just seemed to fit the best for today’s themes, but I do like the male singers that came out in the late ’50’s and early ’60’s, and Bobby Vee and Frankie Avalon were two of them. I think I’ll do male singers from that era one week on Monday…

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