Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song

The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song

by Disney
"Legacy" is indeed the word: This four-CD (or -cassette) collection spans more than 60 years of music that graced Disney films, television shows, and parks - from Mickey Mouse's 1928 debut "Steamboat Willie" to 1991's "Beauty and the Beast." Included are songs from the big animated features --"Cinderella," "Bambi," "Snow White," "The Jungle Book," "Pinocchio,"


"Legacy" is indeed the word: This four-CD (or -cassette) collection spans more than 60 years of music that graced Disney films, television shows, and parks - from Mickey Mouse's 1928 debut "Steamboat Willie" to 1991's "Beauty and the Beast." Included are songs from the big animated features --"Cinderella," "Bambi," "Snow White," "The Jungle Book," "Pinocchio," "Sleeping Beauty," "Dumbo," and "Alice in Wonderland," to name a few. Live-action movies are represented as well, most of them scored by the peerless Sherman Brothers, including "Mary Poppins" and "The Parent Trap." There are selections from TV shows like "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color," "The Mickey Mouse Club," and "Davy Crockett" (whose 1955 theme song, "The Ballad of Davy Crockett," sold nearly 7 million copies in its first six months as a single.) That eye-opening tidbit comes from the collection's handsome 58-page companion book. It entertainingly traces Disney music history, with sidebars on composers and performers alike. Of course, THE MUSIC OF DISNEY would not be complete without Disneyland staples like "It's a Small World (After All)" and the jaunty synthesizer piece "Main Street Electrical Parade." And nowhere else, one imagines, can be heard the unique vocal stylings of Sean Connery, Kirk Douglas, and Leslie Nielsen.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A beautifuly packaged three-CD box set of Disney music throughout the years. Disney buffs will love this set, although there are some popular songs missing. Overall, The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song proves how significant the music from Disney's films and television shows were to popular music and popular culture in general.

Product Details

Release Date:
Walt Disney Records


Disc 1

  1. Turkey in the Straw
  2. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?  - Mary Moder
  3. Heigh-Ho  -  Dwarf Chorus
  4. Whistle While You Work  - Adriana Caselotti
  5. Someday My Prince Will Come  - Adriana Caselotti
  6. When You Wish upon a Star  - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards
  7. Give a Little Whistle  - Dick Jones
  8. Dance of the Reed Flutes
  9. Baby Mine  - Betty Noyes
  10. Love Is a Song  - Donald Novis
  11. Little April Shower  - Sally Mueller
  12. Saludos Amigos  -  Disney Studio Chorus
  13. You Belong to My Heart  - Dora Luz
  14. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah  - James Baskett
  15. Ev'rybody Has a Laughing Place  - Nicodemus Stewart
  16. The Lord Is Good to Me  - Dennis Day
  17. Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)  - Burl Ives
  18. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes  - Ilene Woods
  19. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo  - James MacDonald
  20. I'm Late  - Kathryn Beaumont
  21. The Unbirthday Song  - Ed Wynn
  22. The Second Star to the Right
  23. You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!  - Tommy Luske
  24. Bella Notte  - Oliver Wallace
  25. Once upon a Dream  - Mary Costa
  26. Cruella de Vil  - Benjamin F. Wright
  27. Higitus Figitus  - Ricky Sorenson

Disc 2

  1. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious  -  Pearlie Chorus
  2. A Spoonful of Sugar  - Julie Andrews
  3. Chim Chim Cheree  - Matthew Garber
  4. Winnie the Pooh  -  Disney Studio Chorus
  5. The Bare Necessities  - Bruce Reitherman
  6. I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)  - Bruce Reitherman
  7. The Aristocats  - Maurice Chevalier
  8. Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat  - Liz English
  9. The Age of Not Believing  - Angela Lansbury
  10. Nobody's Problem  - Angela Lansbury
  11. Oo-De-Lally  - Roger Miller
  12. Someone's Waiting for You  - Shelby Flint
  13. Candle on the Water  - Helen Reddy
  14. Best of Friends  - Pearl Bailey
  15. Perfect Isn't Easy  - Bette Midler
  16. Part of Your World  - Jodi Benson
  17. Under the Sea  - Samuel E. Wright
  18. Kiss the Girl  - Samuel E. Wright
  19. Be Our Guest  - Angela Lansbury
  20. Beauty and the Beast  - Angela Lansbury

Disc 3

  1. Whale of a Tale  - Kirk Douglas
  2. Old Yeller  - Jerome Courtland
  3. Pretty Irish Girl  - Sean Connery
  4. The Parent Trap  - Tommy Sands
  5. Castle in Spain  - Ray Bolger
  6. Enjoy It  - Hayley Mills
  7. On the Front Porch  - Burl Ives
  8. The Monkey's Uncle  - Annette Funicello
  9. That Darn Cat  - Bobby Troup
  10. Fortuosity  - Tommy Steele
  11. Mickey Mouse March  -  Mouseketeers
  12. I'm No Fool  - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards
  13. You, the Human Animal  - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards
  14. Mickey Mouse Club Alma Mater  -  Mouseketeers
  15. Wonderful World of Color (Main Title)  -  Wellingtons
  16. The Spectrum Song  - Paul Frees
  17. The Ballad of Davy Crockett  -  Mellomen
  18. The Swamp Fox
  19. Wonderful World of Disney (Main Title)
  20. Zorro  -  Mellomen
  21. Strummin' Song  - Annette Funicello
  22. Mister Piano Man  - Annette Funicello
  23. Duck Tales Theme  - Jeff Pescetto
  24. Tale Spin Theme  - Jim Gilstrap
  25. Meet Me Down on Main Street  -  Mellomen
  26. The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room  -  Mellomen
  27. It's a Small World (After All)  -  Disneyland Chorus
  28. Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)  -  Mellomen
  29. (There's A) Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow  - Rex Allen
  30. Golden Dream  - Richard Page
  31. Main Street Electrical Parade

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Disney   Primary Artist
Johnny Lee   Track Performer
Burl Ives   Track Performer
Pearl Bailey   Track Performer
Bette Midler   Track Performer
Louis Prima   Track Performer
Helen Reddy   Track Performer
Phil Harris   Track Performer
Jerry Colonna   Track Performer
Bobby Troup   Track Performer
Rex Allen   Track Performer
Julie Andrews   Track Performer
Maurice Chevalier   Track Performer
Annette Funicello   Track Performer
Shelby Flint   Track Performer
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards   Track Performer
Dennis Day   Track Performer
Scatman Crothers   Track Performer
Jimmie Dodd   Track Performer
Hayley Mills   Track Performer
Ilene Woods   Track Performer
Jerry Orbach   Track Performer
Jodi Benson   Track Performer
Ray Bolger   Track Performer
Kirk Douglas   Track Performer
Lisa Davis   Track Performer
Disney Studio Chorus   Track Performer
Jim Gilstrap   Track Performer
Bill Lee   Track Performer
Marti McCall   Track Performer
Richard Page   Track Performer
Jeff Pescetto   Track Performer
Richard M. Sherman   Track Performer
Dick Van Dyke   Track Performer
Samuel E. Wright   Track Performer
James Baskett   Track Performer
Angela Lansbury   Track Performer
Benjamin F. Wright   Track Performer
Kathryn Beaumont   Track Performer
Billy Bletcher   Track Performer
Wally Boag   Track Performer
Fulton Burley   Track Performer
Adriana Caselotti   Track Performer
Pinto Colvig   Track Performer
Dorothy Compton   Track Performer
Jesse Cryor   Track Performer
Disneyland Chorus   Track Performer
Bobby Driscoll   Track Performer
Dwarf Chorus   Track Performer
Verna Felton   Track Performer
Paul Frees   Track Performer
Matthew Garber   Track Performer
Tommy Luske   Track Performer
James MacDonald   Track Performer
Mellomen   Track Performer
Mary Moder   Track Performer
Mouseketeers   Track Performer
Donald Novis   Track Performer
Pearlie Chorus   Track Performer
Bruce Reitherman   Track Performer
Nicodemus Stewart   Track Performer
Tommy Steele   Track Performer
Ed Wynn   Track Performer
Bill Shirley   Track Performer
Mary Costa   Track Performer
Oliver Wallace   Track Performer
Sean Connery   Track Performer
Liz English   Track Performer
Wellingtons   Track Performer
Betty Noyes   Track Performer
Dora Luz   Track Performer
Betty Bruce   Track Performer
Jerome Courtland   Track Performer
Dick Jones   Track Performer
Sally Mueller   Track Performer
Ricky Sorenson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Harold J. Kleiner   Executive Producer
Ted Kryczko   Producer
Randy Thornton   Producer
George Bruns   Arranger
Ronnie Kidd   Producer

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