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Discussion in 'Archive' started by Dirk, Aug 11, 2002.

  1. Dirk

    Dirk Member

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    ...Upon a Star - in another cover version!

    But this time not in another recording by an contemporary artist but in, well, let's say historic recording.


    Naxos has just released the news in Germany that a new CD is available or should be shortly on their Naxos Nostalgia Label titled "Very Lynn: Yours Sincerely - The Early Years Vol. 2" which features original recordings of Very Lynn (*1917) from 1935 to 1942. Included is among others "When You Wish Upon a Star". Unfortunately I don't have a complete track listing so I don't know wether there are any other Disney songs and I didn't have a time to search the web yet.

    Maybe some of you are interested - I will try to find the CD in a shop and listen at least... the order code of the CD should be "NX 8.120601".



    Yours
    Dirk
     
  2. MitchB

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    I have an ASV "Living Era" CD entitled Vera Lynn
    We'll Meet Again- The Early Years 1936-1943
    that contains When You Wish Upon A Star with
    Ambrose's Orchestra (CD AJA 5145) It is an
    English CD. The sound quality is excellent. It
    says it was made in 1994. It might be available
    on Amazon. If you like the older recordings I also
    have a fantastic Cd entitled Zip A Dee Doo Dah
    made in 1992 by Sony Legacy (CK 48643) that
    has 18 recordings of Disney songs mostly late
    40's- to early 50's. It is also well worth looking
    for. It contains many songs that you don't often
    hear- Two Silhouttes, All The Cat's Join In,
    Uncle Remus Said, Fun and Fancy Free and
    Very Good Advice. Does anyone know of any other
    Cd compilations that have transfers of 78 recordings
    of Disney Songs by pop singers?
     
  3. Dirk

    Dirk Member

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    Hi MitchB,

    unfortunately I don't know any other CDs I would advice you to take a look at: http://www.naxos.com/. They have a label called Naxos Nostalgia which released the vera Lynn Cd I mentioend and a couple of others where you might be lucky. The sound quality is mostly very good. Just click on the Naxos Nostalgia logo at the bottom of the page...

    You may also want to check http://www.wyastone.co.uk/ for Nimbus Records as they release old 78 recordings on CD in a really, really outstanding quality too.


    Hope this helps.




    Yours
    Dirk
     
  4. Michael Zielski

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    The Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah CD is great--here are some other suggestions:
    1. Capitol Sings Kids' Songs For Grown-ups--Capitol Records, CDP 7 99179 2; these are mostly
    non-Disney recordings, but there are several Disney tracks, most notably Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
    by Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers, who are on the Uncle Remus 78 collection from the
    40's(this is a different recording though).
    2. ASV Living Era CD's seem to be a great source of Disney-related 78 recordings--here are two I
    can recommend: Roy Rogers, CD AJA 5297--mostly wonderful non-Disney recordings, but
    Blue Shadows On the Trail and Pecos Bill are included(I don't believe from the Melody Time
    soundtrack); Nelson Eddy, The Old Refrain, CD AJA 5409--non-Disney recordings again, but a
    nice version of Short'nin' Bread, for those of you, like me, who are big fans of The Whale Who
    Wanted to Sing at the Met, from Make Mine Music(this is a longer, instrumentated version of
    the song).
    Great Disney music can be timeless, and it certainly is wonderful that some people have made the effort
    to keep some great music from being lost forever. Michael.
     

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