Carl Stalling Project, Vol. 2: More Music from Warner Bros. Cartoons 1939-1957

Carl Stalling Project, Vol. 2: More Music from Warner Bros. Cartoons 1939-1957

by Carl Stalling Project
     
 
This second volume of Carl Stallings' inspired music ranges from 1939 to 1957, taking in most of the Warner Bros. animation characters along the way, and providing a solid musical reference for the latter-day cartoons with such characters as Speedy Gonzales, the Road Runner, and Wile E. Coyote. Rather than repeat the setup for the first album, which included full

Overview

This second volume of Carl Stallings' inspired music ranges from 1939 to 1957, taking in most of the Warner Bros. animation characters along the way, and providing a solid musical reference for the latter-day cartoons with such characters as Speedy Gonzales, the Road Runner, and Wile E. Coyote. Rather than repeat the setup for the first album, which included full soundtrack pieces and carefully assembled montage tracks, the producers this time opted to go, for the most part, with the cleanest tracks they could find. Salted between full scores are excerpts and short bits, including Stallings' mind-boggling variations on "La Cuchuracha" and "The Mexican Hat Dance" (which undergoes more and more dizzying twists as it goes on). Carl Stallings was quite the straight man of the animation crew, it seems, a dapper fellow who never missed an appointment, threw an assignment, or, apparently, got the joke. Despite this, he created some of the most wonderfully lunatic cartoon scores known, in which his own original score elements were tightly woven with lifts from classical and popular music -- he could wring more laughter out of a single sustained violin glissando than many comedians could get from a complete set. It's easy to predict that Stallings' work will still be a subject of interest when the work of such contemporaries as Spike Jones and Kay Kyser has faded from view.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/1995
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624543022
catalogNumber:
45430

Tracks

  1. Zoom and Bored, film score
  2. Stage Fright, film score
  3. The High and the Flighty, film score
  4. Bad Swiss Band
  5. Marching Pink Elephants
  6. The Slap Happy Mouse, film score
  7. Orchestra Gag
  8. Variation on Grandfather's Clock
  9. Variation on Chinatown My Chinatown
  10. Variation on Lucky Day
  11. Wind-up Doll
  12. Guided Muscle, film score
  13. Fall and Splat, film cue
  14. Ghost Wanted, film score
  15. The Unexpected Pest, film score
  16. Drunk La Cucaracha
  17. Flea-ridden Sheep Dog
  18. Golf Cue
  19. Barbary Coast Bunny, film score
  20. excerpt
  21. Rubber Dog
  22. Pappy's Puppy, film score
  23. Variations on La Danza
  24. Variations on Johann Strauss
  25. Kangaroo, film cue
  26. Mouse-taken Identity, film score
  27. Variations on Mexican Hat Dance
  28. Frazzled Coyote

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