Category Archives: NEEDLE DROP NOTES

Holly Jolly
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May 21, 2019 posted by James Parten

Holly Jolly

Have an early merry Christmas this week as we look at perhaps the greatest song to emerge from an animated TV special.

If Walt Had But Known…
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May 7, 2019 posted by James Parten

If Walt Had But Known…

Among the German propaganda broadcast recordings of World War 2 are four Disney songs, derived from various cartoons. If Walt but have known…

More Mickey Mouse Melodies
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April 30, 2019 posted by James Parten

More Mickey Mouse Melodies

In 1956, the newly formed ABC-Paramount Records earliest releases were drawn from the “Official Mickey Mouse Club” recordings.

Changes All Around
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April 16, 2019 posted by James Parten

Changes All Around

By the mid-fifties, live-action films and TV were providing more of Disney’s revenue – and hit songs – than the animated features.

Going To The Dogs
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March 19, 2019 posted by James Parten

Going To The Dogs

When Lady And The Tramp was being prepared, people working on it may not have been aware of the changes that were going on – both in the music/record industry, and at the Disney studio itself.

Neverland… Ho!
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March 5, 2019 posted by James Parten

Neverland… Ho!

Capitol issued two of the songs from the “Peter Pan” score sung by one of he biggest stars of stage, screen, radio and television – Jerry Lewis!

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!