"Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah" partial album from Sony Music Entertainment on iTunes


MousekeTodd

New Member
On iTunes, there is a partial album for sale from Sony Music Entertainment (1940): Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore...77&s=143441

The seven songs available for purchase are:

Whistle While You Work (Artie shaw and His Orchestra)
When You Wish Upon a Star (Kate Smith)
I've Got No Strings (Gene Krupa & His Orchestra)
Baby Mine (Jane Froman)
You Belong to My Heart (The Modernaires with Paula Kelly; Orchestra under the direction of Mithchell Ayres)
All the Cats Join In (Benny Goodman and His Orchestra)
Two Silhouettes (Dinah Shore)

Does anyone know about this album, and its history? Did any of the old distributor labels of Disney's music become part of Sony, hence this batch of Disney songs available from a non-Disney property?

Two of these available titles were performed by the same artists for MAKE MINE MUSIC ... "All the Cats Join In" and "Two Silhouettes."
 
I dont know the history but I am pretty sure I own the CD. You can see the full tracklisting here

http://www.amazon.com/Zip-dee-Doo-dah-Vari...7050&sr=8-1


1. Whistle While You Work - Artie Shaw And His Orchestra W/ Leo Watson
2. When You Wish Upon A Star - Kate Smith
3. I've Got No Strings - Gene Krupa And His Orchestra W/ Irene Daye
4. Baby Mine - Jane Froman
5. You Belong To My Heart - The Modernaries With Paula Kelly
6. All The Cats Join In - Benny Goodman And His Orchestra
7. Two Silhouettes - Dinah Shore
8. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - The Modernaires With Paula Kelly
9. Uncle Remus Said - Woody Herman And His Orchestra W/ Woody Herman
10. Sooner Or Later - Les Brown And His Orchestra W/ Doris Day
11. Fun And Fancy Free - Gene Krupa And His Orchestra W/Buddy Hughes
12. Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) - Dinah Shore
13. Melody Time - Buddy Clark
14. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - Marjorie Hughes
15. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo - Dinah Shore
16. Alice In Wonderland/The Un-Birthday Song - Rosemary Clooney
17. Very Good Advice - Doris Day And The Four Hits
18. Never Smile At A Crocodile - Paulette Sisters
 

Gurgitoy2

Active Member
This is a great CD, in my opinion, and worth tracking down the full version. It shouldn't be that hard, I've seen it around even recently. It's got lots of great covers of songs that you don't get to hear often, plus it's all 40's and 50's artists, I believe.
 
I went to the site at Amazon and listened to a few. Nice :) . Funny how many cover versions of "Sooner of Later" came out back then. I have 3 of them on 78, but not the Doris Day one on this CD. You can hear the different versions as well as some other Disney 78s here: www.mountainears.org
click on makeminemusic radio and search for "Sooner or Later"
 
After seeing this post, I listened to the CD this morning on the way in to work to see if it still was one of my favorite Disney compilations--it certainly is! It's unique in that the songs were recorded between 1937 and 1953, times when the films these songs were in were just released--some great toe-tapping swing here! I'm not aware of any other Disney collection quite like this one. And actually, the selections aren't all covers; Didier Deutsch, who wrote the liner notes, says that "All The Cats Join In" and "Two Silhouettes" are from the original soundtrack of Make Mine Music(I actually haven't double-checked him on that point.....). Anyway, a highly recommended CD!

Thinking back, I stumbled across the CD several years ago at the old Tower Records in Boston.....now it turns up on iTunes--a clear reflection of the changing musical times.....

MZ
 

MousekeTodd

New Member
"... Didier Deutsch, who wrote the liner notes, says that "All The Cats Join In" and "Two Silhouettes" are from the original soundtrack of Make Mine Music(I actually haven't double-checked him on that point.....). ..."
I wouldn't be surprised if these two were from the original.... Thanks to all who responded. I will have to make an effort to purchase the CD.
 

narkspud

Member
"... Didier Deutsch, who wrote the liner notes, says that "All The Cats Join In" and "Two Silhouettes" are from the original soundtrack of Make Mine Music(I actually haven't double-checked him on that point.....). ..."
I wouldn't be surprised if these two were from the original.... Thanks to all who responded. I will have to make an effort to purchase the CD.
Nope, those aren't the actual soundtrack. They're just studio recordings, albeit darn good ones. The movie versions would have been too long and too difficult to edit for the equipment of the time.

The CD in question consists of original covers from the Columbia Records catalog, which is owned by Sony.

I believe the only feature soundtrack recordings from during the 78 era were for Snow White, Pinocchio and Dumbo, all released by Victor (also owned by Sony, although not at the time that CD was assembled).

RCA used that 1937 authorized Snow White issue as an excuse for a Snow White CD, back when Snowy was last theatrically released. Their CD featured only the 8 tracks that appeared on the original 78s. It had no Disney artwork. The sound quality was horrible, as they were forced to use their original 1937 disc masters, although it still should have sounded better than it did. Not surprisingly, it didn't sell, but (IIRC) it's one of the few places you can hear Sneezy's "lost" verse of the Dwarf's Yodel Song, which was removed from the film after it got Snowy banned in Boston.

Victor's Bluebird subsidiary label put out edited versions of a few Silly Symphony soundtracks in the early 30s.

Columbia had a few Disney soundtrack releases in the 50s (including "The Living Desert" and the "Davy Crockett" theme), and since then there have been a few soundtrack LPs that went to other labels ("Pete's Dragon" on Capitol, for instance, no doubt because it was Helen Reddy's home label).

But for the most part, Disney has the soundtrack rights sewn up.
 
And actually, the selections aren't all covers; Didier Deutsch, who wrote the liner notes, says that "All The Cats Join In" and "Two Silhouettes" are from the original soundtrack of Make Mine Music(I actually haven't double-checked him on that point.....). Anyway, a highly recommended CD!

MZ
"All the Cats Join In" on 78rpm is done by Benny Goodman but it is a dance version (cover), not the original from the film. "Two Silouettes" sounds to me like the original but I cannot confirm.
 

will

Member
Two Silhouettes is close but still a studio recording. Somewhere I stumbled on a studio recording of Johnny Fedora by the Andrews Sisters. Not the film version, but a shortened version. I'd love an official soundtrack release, but I'm sure the "rights" red-tape would be outrageous due to the fact that alot of the performers recorded for various different labels at that time, and getting the copyrights would probably cost more than Disney could release a cd or itunes version for.
 
Thanks, everyone, for doing my "homework" for me(and I STILL haven't checked the CD recordings with the original films yet).....I'll never look for The Truth in CD liner notes again(not that I ever completely trusted the written word in the first place.....).

Mike Z
 

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