Saturday, February 17, 2007

Won't You Get Together With Us?



I thought this post would be fitting seeing as our blog is just starting out.

Mel Blanc recorded many songs and voices on albums for Capitol Records in the mid-1940s. These included a number of records featuring the Looney Tunes characters. The following song from 1948, "Won't You Ever Get Together With Me?" sung by Sylvester & Tweety, may be one of the rarest. It appears that this song never got a wide release and even Jack Tatay, collector and author of the Classic Cartoon Records website, is only aware of promotional copies existing. It is a shame since this is a really catchy tune. It was written by Alan Livingston and Warren Foster and features the music of Billy May. Enjoy!

Click here to listen to "Won't You Ever Get Together With Me?"


Thanks to Jack Tatay for making the audio file.

5 comments:

Greg Method said...

I think it's about time for a label out there to compile a complete collection of Mel's Capitol recordings (you listening, Rhino Handmade??). There was so much released that has barely resurfaced since.

David Gerstein said...

Great stuff!
For a moment, the melody under the opening lyrics ("Sylvester is a big black cat") directly anticipates the more successful "I Taut I Taw a Puddy Tat" song of two years later.
And hey... like the 1948 Dell comics, here we've got another use of Sylvester's name in non-film media, predating its first use in a film (SCAREDY CAT).

Nic Kramer said...

Great song! Reminds me of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" which came out a year later. I wonder...

Mike Matei said...

any chance you could offer this as an mp3? Or any other format besides realplayer.

Anonymous said...

Great song! Does anyone have the lyics or know where to find them?

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