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Disney Music Convention November 2006

Discussion in 'Archive' started by makeminemusic, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. makeminemusic

    makeminemusic Member

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    Ok, I have talked with Randy Thornton and my NFFC group here in Seattle area, and we are going to put together the first Disney Music Convention to be held in November next year in conjuction with the WDR 50th Anniversary exhibit at the Experience Music Project (EMP) in Seattle.

    Now I need your help!

    What/Who would you like to see at this event?

    Should it be 1 or 2 days?

    Disneyanna sale with emphasis on music?

    Would you have interest in coming to this convention?

    I have lots of ideas already brewing but I need to hear from you also

    Thanks, and more info to follow as it develops


    Ken ;D
     
  2. Chris Albers

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    Who would I like to See there?

    Randy Thorton

    The Shermon Brothers

    Julie Andrews

    Dick Van Dyke

    Annette Funichello

    Fes Parker

    Dave Smith (Disney Archivest)

    Represinitives from the live acts at Disneyland / Walt Disney World (Dapper Dans, Disneyland Band, etc...)

    some one from Imagineering who can talk about sound in the parks and attractions



    I would be intrested in coming to the convention. (Although I probably would not be able to being half way accross the country)

    Chris
     
  3. MenkenMcKeeFan

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    All the Disney singers...

    David Wise, Michelle Lindal, Michelle Amato, etc. Rick help me out here. The Voices of Liberty would be amazing to!!

    Composers - The Sherman Bros. ALAN MENKEN, Gordan Goodwin, Johnathan Barr, Gavin Greenway, and on and on the list goes.

    This would be an amazing convention to go to!! I really hope it happens.

    Best Wishes,

    Ky
     
  4. Ximagineer

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    How about inviting X Atencio?
     
  5. makeminemusic

    makeminemusic Member

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    Great Ideas so far! Randy already says he will be there. We hope to get Dick Sherman too. I like the idea for the Voices of Liberty as well as others mentioned.
    Keep em coming!


    Ken
     
  6. tcsnwhite

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    I would really like to see someone who works on writing and putting together the music for shows and especially parades.

    I know it is different each time, but someone who has done at least a few.
    like say, the person who did music for Parade of dreams.

    or even someone from Disney Creative Entertainment who knows about the entertainment side of the music.
     
  7. BLM07

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    How about next year it could be held in what used to be the Millenium Village with guests such as George Wilkins, Edo Guidotti, Bob Moline, Russell Brower, The Sherman Brothers and anyone else who makes the music around the parks. ;D
     
  8. makeminemusic

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    Tim and Greg are definately on my list! I so look forward to their new book and hope they can come and share their insight. And if they read this I hope they will consider it an invitation ;D
     
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    Don Dorsey
    Bruce Healy
    Steve Skorjia
    Robert Moline
     
  10. Tim Hollis

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    Thanks for including Greg Ehrbar and me and MOUSE TRACKS in the invitation. Hopefully at least one of us can make it, if not both.

    I know the NFFC people are already well aware of the fact, but everyone should realize that Ginny Tyler lives in Seattle. I know her health has been somewhat delicate lately, but she would be a most legendary guest if she could be there.

    We'll be glad to put the organizers... whoever they may be... in touch with our MOUSE TRACKS interviewees who are still living. We've lost so many of the key ones (Thurl, Robie, Tutti Camarata, Loulie Jean Norman, etc.) since the book went to press!
     
  11. Greg Ehrbar

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    To echo Tim's words, thanks for thinking of us. It would be an honor to attend. We'd be glad to help contact various people from Walt Disney Records' past history to see if they can also be there. One of our goals in writing the book was to give these great artists well-deserved recognition. Some of the folks who might be worth checking into include:

    GINNY TYLER
    Tim's already mentioned Ginny as a possibility if her health permits. She was the "Disneyland Storyteller" on the early 60's book and LP sets, voiced the girl squirrel in SWORD IN THE STONE and did the witch voice in SNOW WHITE'S ADVENTURES ("Enjoy your ride!!!!")

    GENE MERLINO
    He sang, uncredited, on the "second cast" LP's of BABES IN TOYLAND and FAMILY BAND, among others. He was also in the chorus that sang the GILLIGAN theme in its second and third seasons an was the singing voice of Sir Lancelot in the film version of CAMELOT.

    DR. GEORGE PATTERSON
    He was one of The Wellingtons, who Walt personally chose to sing on his record label, doing a number of albums and singles, including "A Whale of a Tale" and "Davy Crockett." They also sang the GILLIGAN theme in its first season.

    COREY BURTON
    An immensely gifted voice actor whom you have heard on countless commercials and cartoons. He was one of the stable of actors who did voices for the Disney read alongs of the 70s and 80s. He also does a phenomenal Paul Frees voice for Haunted Mansion holiday as well as Ludwig von Drake. Other voice actors from this era include Patty Parris and Charles Howerton.

    PETER RENADAY (aka Pete Renoudet)
    Disney Park guests hear him as Henry the Bear at the Country Bear Jamboree, but Pete also did a number of important records including THE HAUNTED MANSION and THE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS. His fabled career at the Disney studios is fascinating.

    WILL RYAN and PHIL BARON
    As Willio and Phillio, this musical comedy team sold millions of Disneyland records in the 70's. They've written songs, done lots of voices (Phil was Teddy Ruxpin, Will is Eugene on "Adventures in Odyssey") and would be a great live act if they can be convinced to perform a historic reunion concert.

    ROBERTA SHORE
    She costarred in THE SHAGGY DOG and appeared as the "mean girl" in the Mickey Mouse Club Annette serial, and did several Disney records. She now lives in Salt Lake City and is a really nice person, not at all like that character she played in the Annette serial.

    MICHAEL & PATTY SILVERSHER
    They wrote numerous Disney songs for records starting with MOUSERCISE and still write them for videos, series and specials.

    ALAN YOUNG
    He made the role of Uncle Scrooge his own with his landmark Disney LP, "Dicken's Christmas Carol," in which he also played Mickey! Of course, he's best known as Wilbur Post on "Mister Ed," but he's a fine writer/producer with many other impressive credits that go back to the golden days of radio.

    TERI YORK
    She narrated ACTING OUT THE ABC'S, sang on BABES IN TOYLAND and LADY AND THE TRAMP albums, and even recorded guide tracks for Annette. She was a well-known TV personality in Southern California as well.

    LUCILLE BLISS
    In addition to voicing Anastasia in CINDERELLA, Lucille narrated the Disneyland PETER COTTONTAIL album and several read along little LP's. She was also Smurfette and Crusader Rabbit.

    LONNIE BURR
    Lonnie sang on some of the first Mickey Mouse Club records as an original Mouseketeer and is a multitalented actor/writer. Any other Mouseketeers would be great to include, too.

    DESIREE GOYETTE
    Singer/songwriter who sang on the TOTALLY MINNIE LP and composed and sang for the FLASHBEAGLE album. She's worked on numerous Peanuts and Garfield projects. Maybe she could perform too (?)

    LARRY GROCE
    His CHILDREN'S FAVORITES records for Disneyland have never been out of circulation in one form or another. Today he hosts public radio and TV's Mountain Stage show.

    GENNIFER CHOLDENKO
    The daughter of first Disneyland Records president Jimmy Johnson, she appeared on some records as a child and is now an Newbery honor winning children's author of "Al Capone Does My Shirts."

    GREY JOHNSON
    Jimmy's son Grey also appeared on ACTING OUT THE ABC'S and THE UGLY DUCKLING and is now in broadcasting.

    BILL FARMER, RUSSI TAYLOR, WAYNE ALLWINE and others
    The voices of Goofy, Minnie and Mickey might be nice to invite, along with other Disney Character voice actors who have done Disney recordings.

    It might also be nice to include some of the amazing behind the scenes engineers, producers and other creative folks who made the records so great, including Ted Kryczko, Jymn Magon, Bruce Botnick, Larry Blakely, Tom Bocci, Jim Andron, Gary Powell, Jay Landers, George and Dawn Charouhas, Bambi Mo?, Ron Kidd, Betty Joyce, Gary Krisel, Shelley Miles, Eddy Medora, Pat Patrick, Shep Stern, Carson Van Osten as well as Tutti's son Paul Camarata who now runs the legendary Sunset Sound Studios.

    This is just a wish-list, of course, but it might give some idea of who you might consider. I apololize if I left anyone out -- there are many more, of course.

    MOUSE TRACKS comes out in April, so perhaps some of these names may become more familar after reading the book. At least, we really hope you read it!
     
  12. FRAN?OIS

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    Well, well, well!

    Tom, Greg, I can't wait for the book to be out!

    Thanks for the info on Teri York; I recently got the cd format of the LP version I acquired so many years ago of Lady & the Tramp!

    I've always liked her voice -- wonderful phrasing! -- and googled her name lately to find very few mentions of her and her output. Only that Lady recording comes up!

    She sounds a little like Peggy Lee, even maybe "better" than Miss Lee to me! :eek:

    Gloria Wood is another favourite of mine; I believe she started with the Kay Kayser Band but I may be wrong!

    Best of luck with the book AND ... I wish I could attend the planned convention!
     
  13. Greg Ehrbar

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    Thanks, Francois!

    Just as an FYI for anyone who has the LADY AND THE TRAMP song album (DQ-1231), we discovered that while Teri York sings "La La Lu" and "He's A Tramp," it is actually Marilyn Hooven who sings "What is a Baby?" and "Peace on Earth," though those songs are listed on the album cover as also sung by York. Hooven sang the title song to SUMMER MAGIC on the LP, and most probably, offscreen for Dorothy McGuire for the movie.

    The late, great Gloria Wood will be featured in a biographical sidebar we did for the book. You are correct that she sang with Kay Kyser, including The Woody Woodpecker Song. She had a remarkable career!
     
  14. FRAN?OIS

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    Oh, my! I guess it's Marilyn Hooven's voice that I like so much!!

    There's that 1997 French pressing of the Lady soundtrack, mixing songs in French and English, that mistakes Peggy Lee's voice for the Teri York's version; got a kick out of that!

    1. Belle Nuit (Les Choeurs)
    2. Paix Sur La Terre (Constantin Olivier)
    3. La La Lou (Deschaumes Sophie)
    4. Chanson Des Siamois (Deschaumes Sophie)
    5. Il Se Traine (Ruggieri Marie)
    6. Peace On Eath (Les Choeurs)
    7. Lady (Wallace Olivier)
    8. Home Sweet Home (The Pound Hounds)
    9. What Is A Baby (Lee Peggy)
    10. La La Lou (Lee Peggy)..................... it's actually Teri York singing!
    11. The Siamese Cat Song (Lee Peggy;Wallace Olivier)
    12. He 'S Tramp (Lee Peggy; The Pund Hounds)
    13. Bella Notte (Givot George;Wallace Olivier)
    14. Finale (Les Choeurs)

    Thanks for the infos!
    Hooven sounds great in Summer Magic, in spite of a lethargic arrangement, imho!
     
  15. Tim Hollis

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    Other than Greg's list, I might also mention that Dal McKennon lives in Cannon Beach, Oregon. I don't know how far that is from Seattle or whether he could travel by this time next year, but if he could, I'm sure he'd be in there hamming it up with the best of them.

    I know that Dick Beals -- mainly known as the voice of Speedy Alka-Seltzer, but who was also Chip (to Robie Lester's Dale) on the early 1960s Disneyland Records, and one of Donald's nephews for several years after that -- is now president of the Radio Enthuisiasts of Puget Sound (REPS). Dick lives in southern California, but obviously makes regular trips to Seattle in that capacity. His might be an interesting perspective as well.

    Soon the publisher should be releasing the official cover design for MOUSE TRACKS, and we'll see that everyone here gets to view it first!
     
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    That's an amazing idea! I might have to go back to Seattle and "visit home" next November! ;D

    As for guests... I think most people have already named those that came to mind for me! I'd definitely have to second the nominations for Bruce Healey and Gavin Greenway! :)
     
  17. makeminemusic

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    Wow! Where to start :eek:. These are all great suggestions! Greg and Tim, thank you also for responding! I will PM you to get your contact info so we can work on inviting as many of these wonderful people that can attend, speak and/or possibly perform!

    For your info here is a link to the EMP in seattle where the WDR 50th exhibit will be at next november.

    http://www.emplive.org/


    note- the above link is not the convention info which will be planned in conjuntion with the exhibit.
     
  18. Dr. Know

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    If Bruce Broughton appears... I'll be there.
     
  19. trentino

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    I'd also be very interested in attending a Disney music convention.

    Greg, I'm glad you included the Silversher's in your list.
    They've written some great Disney tunes over the years.

    I'd also like to see Robin Frederick added to the list (I'm not sure if she's included in your book). Robin has written hundreds of songs for Disney (mostly for Disney channel shows like Welcome to Pooh Corner) and has also produced (and written songs for) some of the best original WDR albums of recent times. These include "Little Mermaid: Songs from the Sea", "Disney's Twelve Days of Christmas" and "Disney Travel Tunes".

    On another note, I like the idea of including the Disney theme park performers. The Dapper Dans and Rod Miller should definately be there. Perhaps Off Kilter? Wouldn't it be great to showcase the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue and honor it's legacy of 32 years entertaining theme park guests (that's longer than the Golden Horseshoe Revue I think).
     
  20. Greg Ehrbar

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