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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.

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 Song of “Ferdinand the Bull” (1939)
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February 4, 2018 posted by James Parten

The Song of “Ferdinand the Bull” (1939)

“The Story of Ferdnand” had proven to be a sleeper hit among children’s books – and it caught on with adults during the pacifist movement of the late 1930s. A Disney short and promotional songs would ensue.

Snow White goes Spanish
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January 21, 2018 posted by James Parten

Snow White goes Spanish

If you were asked to name a country in continental Europe where Snow White might not run its appointed course, you wouldn’t necessarily think of Spain.