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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”.

If The Slipper Fits…
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November 4, 2018 posted by James Parten

If The Slipper Fits…

Five new songs wound up in Disney’s Cinderella. Of the five, one was virtually ignored by Tin Pan Alley. Two others received decidedly short shrift.

Covering “Ichabod and Mr. Toad”
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October 28, 2018 posted by James Parten

Covering “Ichabod and Mr. Toad”

Ichabod And Mr. Toad was the last of Disney’s “package” features. And of course, you would expect there to be popular songs attached to both elements of this package.

A Dilly Dilly Hit
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October 21, 2018 posted by James Parten

A Dilly Dilly Hit

The song–based upon an eighteenth-century English tune–was the biggest hit connected with a Disney production since “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” nearly two years previous.