When You Wish....


...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".



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?


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.

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.