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Disney Goes Latin
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April 22, 2018 posted by James Parten

Disney Goes Latin

Walt Disney wanted “the whole enchilada” of Mexican culture–both musical and visual. And there is plentiful evidence that he got just what he wanted.

Disney Music – For Radio Only
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April 8, 2018 posted by James Parten

Disney Music – For Radio Only

In the 1930s, when it came to disseminating America’s popular songs, there were many ways. There was sheet music, phonograph records, juke boxes and… radio transcriptions.

Mr. Bug Goes To… Shellac
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March 25, 2018 posted by James Parten

Mr. Bug Goes To… Shellac

Of “Mr. Bug’s” song score, two were singled out for “plugging”: the romantic “We’re The Couple In The Castle”, and the rhythm song “Boy Oh Boy”.

Flying Elephants, yet!
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March 11, 2018 posted by James Parten

Flying Elephants, yet!

From the score of Dumbo, Disney decided to concentrate on popularizing two of the songs: the lullaby “Baby Mine” and the rhythmic novelty “When I See An Elephant Fly”.

Not So Reluctant
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March 4, 2018 posted by James Parten

Not So Reluctant

While nobody thought to build a song around “Baby Weems” or the Goofy short, “How To Ride A Horse”, there was a tune written about “The Reluctant Dragon”.

The “Pinocchio” Song Book
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February 18, 2018 posted by James Parten

The “Pinocchio” Song Book

Songs from Disney’s Pinocchio would wind up being given to bands that were not the hottest swing groups, but went to solid name-bands – or obscure musical groups.