Category Archives: NEEDLE DROP NOTES

Neverland or Bust!
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February 19, 2019 posted by James Parten

Neverland or Bust!

There were only a half-dozen songs featured in Peter Pan, and only five got “grownup” commercial recordings. Unfortunately none of them were big hits in their own right.

Laggards in Wonderland
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February 5, 2019 posted by James Parten

Laggards in Wonderland

Wanna hear Danny Kaye, Jimmy Durante, Groucho Marx, Betty Hutton and Phil Harris sing “How D’Ye Do And Shake Hands” from Disney’s Alice In Wonderland? Click here!

Still in Wonderland
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January 22, 2019 posted by James Parten

Still in Wonderland

From March to April of 1951, more of the major record companies began to cover the songs that were featured in the upcoming Disney feature, Alice In Wonderland.

Alice In Tin Pan Alleyland
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December 30, 2018 posted by James Parten

Alice In Tin Pan Alleyland

It was inevitable that Disney would get around to doing a feature version of Alice In Wonderland. And it was inevitable that there would be songs.

I Tawt I Taw A Hit Weckard!
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December 9, 2018 posted by James Parten

I Tawt I Taw A Hit Weckard!

To what must have been the great surprise of all concerned, a Bugs Bunny/Tweety record took off–and not just with the children’s-record audience.

Mel Doesn’t Shoot Blancs
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December 2, 2018 posted by James Parten

Mel Doesn’t Shoot Blancs

You can’t blame the people at the Walter Lantz studio for hoping that lightning would strike twice. But it didn’t happen with “The Woody Woodpecker Polka”.