Category Archives: NEEDLE DROP NOTES

Bumbling The “Boogie”
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September 2, 2018 posted by James Parten

Bumbling The “Boogie”

Another piece used in Melody Time that the Disney people did not “own” was Bumble Boogie. In fact, most people already knew of it as the Rimsky-Korsakov composition “Flight of the Bumblebee”.

“Time” For Some Disney “Melody”
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August 26, 2018 posted by James Parten

“Time” For Some Disney “Melody”

Joyce Kilmer had written a short poem around 1913. Nine years later, it was set to music by Oscar Rasbach. “Trees” was already a well-known standard by the time Melody Time was being planned.

More “Bongo” Beating
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August 19, 2018 posted by James Parten

More “Bongo” Beating

The “rhythm number” from “Bongo” was “Say It With A Slap” – a title that sounds today like an invitation to be inducted into the #MeToo movement.

Like, Slap that “Bongo”, Man!
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August 12, 2018 posted by James Parten

Like, Slap that “Bongo”, Man!

The only song from “Bongo” that clicked was “Lazy Countryside”, a song written by Bobby Worth. And the music industry plugged it for all it was… ahem! … worth!

Terrytoons Satisfaction
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July 22, 2018 posted by James Parten

Terrytoons Satisfaction

A little about Helen Carroll and the Satisfiers – a vocal group heard on some of the Terrytoons cartoons of the 1940’s and 1950’s.