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Going (Brazil) Nuts
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April 29, 2018 posted by James Parten

Going (Brazil) Nuts

When Walt Disney first heard “Brazil” – the American title for “Aquarela do Brasil” – he knew he he had to have it for his first “Good Neighbor” production.

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”.