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Bing and Ichabod

Discussion in 'Archive' started by BigBadLeroyBrown, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. BigBadLeroyBrown

    BigBadLeroyBrown New Member

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    It's that time of year again when my family and I take in a viewing of The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. I know that this record is extremely rare, but thought I would put it out there for the group:

    Does ANYone have the soundtrack to "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" available? To my knowledge, it has not been available since 1949/1950.

    Short of using my laptop to rip some audio off of my VHS copy (yikes), does anyone have this available?

    Thanks...I apologize if this request is viewed as "piracy" but since I own the original movie, didn't think that this would be the case.
     
  2. merlinjones

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    Bing's Decca single of The Headless Horseman is on a CD kid's compilation called Big Rock Candy Mountain, available at Amazon.com.

    A nice Bing radio broadcast version of Katrina is available on a Bing/Judy radio CD that has been out for quite a few years (don't remember the title).

    Also to be found on CD are a recording of Katrina by Kay Kyser (possibly that is an import) - - and there is another good version of Katrina on a Capitol CD compilation of The Pied Pipers (may be out of print).

    Also a version of The Headless Horseman by Kay Starr was on a Rhino CD called Family Scarytime Classics few years back, which may be out of print now.

    Bing's Decca singles of Katrina and Ichabod are sadly not on any CD yet, nor is the Decca kids 78 you pictured. Bing's Decca Ichabod single was reissued on a "Bing sings for kids" (not the exact title) LP in the 60's.

    Disneyland's Legend of Sleepy Hollow vinyl LP featured 60's recordings of Ichabod and The Headless Horseman (the latter by Thurl Ravenscroft). No Katrina on that one.

    The actual soundtrack versions have never been available on vinyl or CD, but the DVD audio sounds quite good.
     
  3. BigBadLeroyBrown

    BigBadLeroyBrown New Member

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    Thanks, Merlin! I appreciate the help. Anyone else?
     
  4. gamora

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    Is the film currently available on DVD?
     
  5. BigBadLeroyBrown

    BigBadLeroyBrown New Member

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    It is available on DVD and I am going to have to at least rent it. I have it on VHS and attempted recording the audio to my laptop.

    It worked, but the sound is pretty hot. I would like to get a digital copy of the film before trying it again.
     
  6. gamora

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    What is the title of the DVD?
     
  7. BigBadLeroyBrown

    BigBadLeroyBrown New Member

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    As stated above: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

    ;)
     
  8. Michael Zielski

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    Halloween......my favorite holiday......The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.......my favorite Halloween tale.

    I've been interested in the Decca 78 pictured above, but I just realized that the musical score on the record is not the original soundtrack(by Oliver Wallace), but one composed and conducted by Victor Young--probably still an interesting alternative. But as far as getting the original soundtrack on CD, probably the best current option is simply a transfer of the audio from The Adventures of Mr. Toad and Ichabod DVD, which I did a few years ago, with good results by my standards.

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow LP mentioned by merlinjones is an essential, worth it just to hear Thurl Ravenscroft's version of "The Headless Horseman."

    One final comment, "The Headless Horseman," by Bing, backed by Vic Schoen's Orchestra and The Rhythmaires, c. December 1947(a different version from the film), is available on a great Halloween CD titled "The Haunted House: 20 Tracks to Make You Jump in the Night," a compilation of tunes from mostly the 30's, with performers like Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, and Jelly Roll Morton. It's one of my favorite Halloween CD's, and I HIGHLY recommend looking for it--looks like it's not currently available on amazon, but here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...=sr_1_25/102-...

    Happy Haunting,
    Mike
     
  9. merlinjones

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    >>One final comment, "The Headless Horseman," by Bing, backed by Vic Schoen's Orchestra and The Rhythmaires, c. December 1947(a different version from the film), is available on a great Halloween CD titled "The Haunted House: 20 Tracks to Make You Jump in the Night," a compilation of tunes from mostly the 30's, with performers like Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, and Jelly Roll Morton.
     

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