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Horizon's '50s music question - genre?

Discussion in 'Archive' started by King Stephan, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. King Stephan

    King Stephan New Member

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    I always dug the music in Horizons during the "Future from the '50s" section. It was the theme song played with a typical rock and roll walking bass, 4/4 drums and stummed guitar chords with a very agressive, yet jazzy saxaphone playing melody.

    If I wanted more music from the era that sounded like this, what genre would I look for? Hard Bop? Any suggestions?
     
  2. X-S Tech

    X-S Tech Active Member

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    Actually the first time I heard this music courtesy of the WDW Forever system, it reminded me of some music that the Disney Channel used a couple of years ago on thier Disney Drive In segments (these were before Vault Disney, just a couple of hours on Saturdays I think, just for a short time) Anyway they had some 50's graphics and told you what was coming up, and this music was playing in the background, and I could swear it was the same piece that was used in Horizons. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
     
  3. Jeff in NY

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    Hi. What was that track on WDW Forever called? The 50's piece in Horizons was always my favorite, and I looked for it in 1999 when WDW Forever was new.
     
  4. King Stephan

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    Actually, this music was never on the Walt Disney World Forever system. A bootleg version from the studio session has been floating around the 'net, that one's called "It's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow ('50s version), although oddly enough it doesn't have the melody of It's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow.

    Actually, now that I listen to it again, it doesn't sound like anything other than straight up rock and roll with horns replacing the vocals.
     
  5. X-S Tech

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    Sorry I assumed that the track came from WDW forever. No, it doesn't seem like it is Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, but I always suspected that it was just so over orchestrated and tweaked that without a vocal it was impossible to tell.
     

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