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Glenn Miller: When You Wish Upon a Star

Discussion in 'Archive' started by gamora, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. gamora

    gamora Member

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    I was just listening to Glenn Miller's Greatest Hits, released by RCA Victor in 1996. The CD includes many Miller classics used in Disneyland Attractions like "In The Mood" (Tower of Terror and Indiana Jones), Moonlight Serenade (Indiana Jones and Jungle Cruise) and Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Tower of Terror). But what really stood out to me was a version of "When you wish upon a star". I thought the persons on this board would be able to appreciate this find since I had never noticed it before. How great would it have been if they used this specific song as a portion of area music in the park or at an attraction!

    Incidentally, I also discovered a history of big bands that have played at Disneyland since it's inception.

    http://www.bigbandlibrary.com/bigbandsatdisneyland.html

    Interesting huh?
     
  2. nelsonj3

    nelsonj3 Member

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    There has also been a vast use of big band music at WDW. Moonlight Serenade, for example, used to be used at both The Land Pavillion (Interior Area Loop) and Sunset Boulevard Area Loop at the Studios. In fact, the entire Sunset Boulevard Area Loop is Big Band Era Music.
     
  3. SharonKurland

    SharonKurland Active Member

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    Ayep...the radio at the Adventurers Club plays a lot of big band stuff. A lot of the BGM at Boardwalk is, as well (similar loops, from my uneducated ear).

    -Sharon-
    Orlando FL
     
  4. MansionFanatic

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    Also, don't forget they play big band music in the Leaning Palms area at Typhoon Lagoon.
     
  5. Michael Zielski

    Michael Zielski Member

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    Thanks so much for this post, monorail1--I love this kind of stuff! The music played at the various Disney parks has led me on a number of interesting musical explorations that have been both fun and educational(wouldn't Walt be proud!): Main Street led me into ragtime, New Orleans Square had me listening to folks like Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton, for a few examples.

    Time for a trip back to the 40's......

    Mike
     
  6. MansionFanatic

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    Btw, if anyone else is interested I found some of the complete listings of the big band music that plays in the parks for any Disney/swing music buffs like me.

    Sunset Boulevard Area - Disney-MGM Studios
    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrews Sisters
    Ciribiribin - Harry James
    Don't Be That Way - Benny Goodman
    Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
    Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) - The Andrews Sisters
    I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You - Tommy Dorsey
    In The Mood - Glenn Miller
    Jukebox Saturday Night - Glenn Miller (Vocals: Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton, & The Modernaires)
    Let's Dance - Benny Goodman
    Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
    On A Slow Boat To China - Kay Kyser (Vocals: Harry Babbitt & Gloria Wood)
    Pennsylvania 6-5000 - Glenn Miller
    Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing) - Benny Goodman
    Sleepy Lagoon - Harry James
    Song Of India - Tommy Dorsey
    Stompin' At The Savoy - Benny Goodman
    (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover - Kay Kyser (Vocals: Harry Babbitt & The Glee Club)
    These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You - Benny Goodman (Vocal: Helen Ward)

    Tower Of Terror Gardens Queue Music
    Alabamy Home - Duke Ellington
    Dear Old Southland - Noble Sissle
    Deep Purple - Turner Layton
    Delta Mood - Cootie Williams
    I Can't Get Started - Bunny Berigan
    I'm In Another World - Johnny Hodges
    Jeeps Blues - Johnny Hodges
    Jitterbug's Lullaby - Johnny Hodges
    Jungle Drums - Sidney Bechet
    Mood Indigo - Duke Ellington
    Pyramid - Johnny Hodges
    Remember - Red Norvo
    Sleepy Time Gal - Glenn Miller
    There's No Two Ways About It - Frankie Newton (Vocal: Slim Gaillard)
    Uptown Blues - Jimmie Lunceford
    We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
    When The Sun Sets Down South - Sidney Bechet
    Wishing (We'll Make It So) - Vera Lynn

    I don't know the complete loop, but I also know that some of these songs playing in the Leaning Palms area at Typhoon Lagoon:

    At The Woodchopper's Ball - Woody Herman
    Frenesi - Artie Shaw
    In The Mood - Glenn Miller
    On A Slow Boat To China - Kay Kyser (Vocals: Harry Babbitt & Gloria Wood)
    Rum And Coca-Cola - The Andrews Sisters
     
  7. Michael Zielski

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    Thanks so much for your list--I'll be saving it!

    I have all of my mother's old 78's--many of which feature the performers on your list--I'll have to cross-reference my collection again. My plan is to transfer the Disney-related recordings/performers to CD-R; I know I can buy cleaner sounding versions, but the sound of a real 78 being played should give an eerie, Tower of Terror sound to the recording--that's my hope, anyway. Also, in the WDW Jungle Cruise queue area, big band music is featured--deliberately with a scratchy sound--I'm after that feel.

    And the list of my "projects-in-waiting" goes on.......but this 78-compilation is definitely up there towards the top.......I suddenly feel a sudden surge of inspiration--thanks again for the list!

    Mike
     

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