An 85th anniversary look at the time Disney’s record division produced its first stereo Snow White album with the cream of Hollywood musical talent.
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Best-known as founder of the Disney Music Group, he also earned legendary status from his influence on animation and theme parks.
Sterling Holloway and the Disneyland Records “stock company” recorded tales, poems and “hums” from the A.A. Milne books that preceded the films or never reached the screen.
On this day in 1951, Disney’s most offbeat and unfathomable animated features premiered–but it took years for the story LP to appear on Disneyland Records.
The last animated feature produced under Walt Disney’s supervision was also the last major selling album released during the first golden age of Disneyland Records.
The innovations of the pioneering Disney Music Group composer/conductor, who would have been 105 this Friday May 11th, still influence every groove, disc and download.
The release of the first two-channel stereo sound track for an animated feature was presented with almost as much fanfare as the birth of Princess Aurora herself.
The 1973 two-record set that helped celebrate “50 Happy Years” of The Walt Disney Company also turned to be a tribute to Disney’s in-house record company.