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Hi everyone.  I have been keeping this journal here on DisneyChris.com since 2013, so that anyone interesting in tracking my audio editing and web design adventures will have an easy means to do so. In 2017 I began doing these updates in video format on my YouTube channel "DisneyChrisDotCom" and Melonie Bush has been providing show notes for these videos. On this blog and in these videos, I discusss all the changes and additions I am making to the website, including an insider's look into all that goes into my audio editing work. I will provide insight on the process of editing my audio tracks, the reasoning behind my artistic choices and the work involved in creating this audio for your listening pleasure. I may also share with you some personal antecdotes along the way. In general, this is to be a "sort-of" look inside my thoughts and the inner workings of how DisneyChris.com is being developed over time. I am also interested in your thoughts and opinions. You are welcome to respond to my blog by contacting me via email at DCLyndon@gmail.com. I will respond to any of your emailed questions or comments either within the blog or in a private email response. Just let me know if you  choose to be anynomous. You can scroll to the bottom of this page to go back in time to read up on what you may have missed in the past, or you can just start with today's blog post and read or watch the videos from here forward. The choice is yours. Enjoy!

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12/16/17 Vlog Update

 

Notes by Melonie Bush

 

The last vlog update of 2017!

 

Hello everybody, welcome to the bi-weekly Disney Audio Tour update! This vlog is a day late because, for the past couple of days, a big project was going on and Chris wanted to finish it before updating everyone.

 

As more Christmas tracks were added to the Holiday Time In Disneyland chapter, the page began taking longer and longer to load. With over 165 tracks on one page it was time to make another chapter split. Chris had been considering doing this for awhile but hesitated because the Haunted Mansion holiday overlay covered two holidays and Chris was debating on how to handle that. He decided to repeat those tracks on the Christmas chapter and went ahead and divided the chapter right now, instead of waiting for the update of the media player that will be happening in January and doing all the changes at once. It took a couple of days because it’s a major task to add a new chapter to the collection (it took nonstop and diligent work for two days to get it done). There’s a glitch in the program that Chris uses, where if you rename an image it will remember the old image and post that old image instead. It does this for several hours, then adjusts itself and posts the new images. Chris will check this all out and by the end of the 16th. By then the images should have straightened themselves out and be what they should be.

 

With the Christmas songs moved to a new page, Chapter 23, Holiday Time At Disneyland, now looks like this:

 

Mickey greets everyone wearing his finest. Chris added the sash to this image to create an overall festive look and feel for the page without it being specific to any one holiday.  Melonie wants to take a moment and point out Chris’s talents here, which he uses regularly to add not only musical content, but visual content to the Audio Tour as well. It’s very impressive and much appreciated.

 

The new title card for the chapter, complete with new introduction, has images that come from a 1958 record called Holidays With The Mouseketeers. Chris went with a rainbow background because there are so many holiday themes that one color wouldn’t fit all. Hopefully a rainbow will cover it.

 

 

 The order of the holidays are now Valentines Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, International Festival and New Years.

 

Also of note, the “Hub” that appears at the bottom of every page has been rearranged. Here is the Hub from the Holidays chapter showing the way things are ordered at this point.

 

 

Christmas in Disneyland is now Chapter 22, which bumped everything back one number. Also, Disneyland Anniversaries (which includes major milestones and celebrations) was moved to be at the end of the seasonal chapters because anniversaries can sort of be considered holidays, so it seemed like it fit in with the holidays group really well (originally the Anniversaries was the last chapter). All that rearranging was another thing that took time to do.

 

If you’re having a problem viewing the Play bars recently, here is the solution. Run your mouse over the space where the play bars should be, and they usually will appear and you can play them as normal. Once the new media player is put in place in January, this hopefully won’t be an issue anymore.

 

Now let’s look at the Christmas page, which is now Chapter 22.

 

The order of the tracks has basically stayed the same. When the Haunted Mansion overlay tracks were added they were put at the end of the Chapter. These now start around track number 60. Originally there were 93 tracks, and now there’s a total of 99 on the page. In the Holidays chapter, the Nightmare Before Christmas/Haunted Mansion tracks are separate, and each have their own liner notes. On the Christmas page, the tracks are grouped together in one section with one liner note, and the tracks are on a colored background. Track 60 has The French Market area music, which is also played during both Halloween and Christmas. Track 59 is the Grim Grinning Ghosts Christmas. Fun trivia fact: that track was originally in the Halloween folder but Chris decided not to put it on the Halloween page after all. You can only find it on the Christmas page.

 

Other changes to the page: the end of the Christmas tracks no longer lead into the Halloween tracks, the color scheme was changed to green, and the pictures above the Hub have been changed to all Christmas pictures instead of a mix of the different holidays, and the lettering in the Hub has been changed to red and green. Keep in mind that every letter has to be assigned a color individually. As Chris said, lots and lots of work went into making this new chapter.

 

All of that is what has been changed in the past couple of days, but before that, several new tracks were added as well. Let’s take a look at those now.

 

·         Track 17 - The Kids Of The Kingdom - Christmas Medley. Before there was a Christmas stage show with a storyline, they would have a musical stage show revue where they would sing a series of Christmas songs. Maybe a few characters would appear, but there wasn’t a plot or a storyline. No audio of this exists, so Chris did some research. The Fireside Singers are a group who made an album of cute Christmas songs and they are being used to represent The Kids Of The Kingdom stage show performance.

 

·         Track 27 - The Magic Of Christmas In Disneyland. There was a direct to video presentation in 1992 that was sold exclusively at Disneyland. It was an overview of a lot of the holiday entertainment in the park. The video has a storyline of the characters decorating the park, and that doesn’t translate well to an audio experience. Chris took out about 7 minutes of the video and made it exclusively a music-type thing that works better as an audio experience. It was a difficult edit to take out the distracting noises that didn’t translate from visual to audio but in the end it’s turned out really well.

 

·          Track 30 - Esplanade - Christmas Area Background Music. This is what you would hear as you first enter the park. It’s a montage of Christmas songs, or musical themes featured within the park. It can be thought of as a preview of what you will hear later on in the parks. You can hear pieces of it later on in other tracks, but in the spirit of having an complete audio experience on the site it’s being included.

 

·         Track 34 - Emporium Windows - Mickey’s Christmas Carol Display. “Oh what a merry christmas day” is being used to represent this, both a vocal and an instrumental version.

 

At this point, the blog turns towards the parades. This is because Chris wrote an article for a website about the history of Disneyland’s Christmas parades. Up to this point he had been mostly editing and adding tracks in order, but he skipped ahead to get the parade tracks done so they could compliment the article. You can read Chris’s article here on the Disney Avenue website. Some of the tracks Chris added were already there but he improved the audio. The rundown for the parade tracks are as follows:

 

·         Track 45 - Very Merry Christmas Jack Wagner Announcement. This is what you would hear as you were waiting for the parade to start.

 

·         Track 46 - Very Merry Christmas Parade Overture.

 

·         Track 47 - Very Merry Christmas Parade. What was on the site before was inaccurate. It turns out that there was a parade at Disney World that had a similar name, so the track has been changed to be accurate the parade that ran at Disneyland.

 

·         Track 48 - A Christmas Fantasy Parade.

 

·         Track 49 - A Christmas Fantasy Parade - Character Greetings. Mickey and Minnie ice skating, Goofy and his son Max on top of a gingerbread house float, and Roger Rabbit leading the toy section were once all part of the parade. They are no longer there, so these voice overs that ran over the music are a peek into the past and sort of a bonus section to accompany the Fantasy Parade track.

 

Moving down the page, we resume the non-parade tracks:

 

·         Track 67 - Big Thunder Ranch - Santa Clause Meet and Greet. This is taken from a promo that was done to promote the reindeer that used to be at the ranch (the ranch was removed to make way for the Galaxy’s Edge project and the animals were retired to a happy farm in Murrieta, CA). Chris added a bit of an echo to Santa’s voice. It’s short but really cute and might make you giggle.

 

·         Track 71 - Country Bear Christmas Special - Promotional News Spot. This comes from a news spot that talks about the then-new Country Bear Jamboree back in 1984, the Christmas Special, and how they developed it. Before online media, Disney would make a little news spot and make it sound generic, as if it was something that a local news station would produce. Disney put the package together and sent it to local news stations around the region and sometimes around the country. The news stations could then use it and play it on their news and it would seem as if they had produced it, when in fact, Disney had produced it. This is one of those spots describing the Christmas special.

 

·         Track 73 - Country Bear Christmas Special - Exit. This exit music was only used for the first couple of years of the show, so it’s another bonus track of audio because it wasn’t in the final version of the show. It’s cute.

 

Just as a heads up, on December 20th, Episode 85 of the Jiminy Crickets podcast will be released. It will be all about Babes in Toyland, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you should go watch it. You can stream it on Amazon for about $4. You won’t regret watching the movie, and you would benefit from watching the movie before listening to the podcast.

 

There will be more tracks coming, possibly as many as at least one new tracks a day. Check Chris out on Twitter or Facebook, because anytime something new is posted to the website, Chris lets people know through these social media channels that new tracks are out.

 

Have a very merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and may all your wishes come true this holiday season. Chris will do another update….next year! Can you believe it? Have a wonderful rest of 2017!

 

Bye bye!

 

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 12/1/17 Vlog Update

 

 

Notes by Melonie Bush

 

Happy Holidays, everybody! The website has been decorated with some holiday artwork. The homepage has a special link to skip right to the Christmas songs section. It also has the Song Of The Day towards the bottom, which are Christmas themed for the month of December.

 

There’s been a major milestone for the website! As of December 1st, a total of 1,500 tracks have been added! When the website first started there were about 380 tracks available, and in five years it’s grown so much. There’s still more to add, so in another 5 years there will probably be 1,000 more tracks, and after that there will probably be more still. Thank you to everyone who has followed the website, supported it, and enjoyed the music. You are the ones who make it worth all the work that goes into it.

 

Two weeks ago, when the last Vlog was recorded, the audio was still being set up for the holiday tracks. That’s been finished and lots of tracks have been added since that time. The “work folder” started out with 78 files and it’s now down to 53 files yet to be added. Several of these files are brand new, and several files are existing tracks that will be redone to be improved. See the Vlog for a peek inside the work folder to see Chris’s list and get the behind the scenes details on which songs will be redone.

 

Here’s the rundown on the tracks which are on the Christmas Page at this point:

 

  • Track 1 - The Holidays At Disneyland. This is a 1957 radio ad that had some music added from Walt Disney’s firehouse apartment. It’s been on the site for years and is a classic which hasn’t changed.

 

  • Track 2- Holiday Time In Disneyland - Walt Meets Santa. This is from a 1962 episode of The Wonderful World of Color, called “Holiday Time at Disneyland” (which is what the Christmas chapter is named from).  This is an introduction to that program, and through the magic of special effects, it was snowing at Disneyland when Walt met Santa. It was on the site before but has been improved.

 

  • Track 3 - A Christmas Adventure In Disneyland - Tree Medley. This is from a 1958 record called “A Christmas Adventure In Disneyland.” It was a story of some kids going through Disneyland on Christmas Eve, and the full version is on the Records page. This one contains just the 4 songs from that record, and the sound quality is really good.

 

  • Track 4 - The Holiday Bowl. This is the bandstand that was in Town Square before opening day, then when the park first opened it had been moved to the west of the castle in Central Plaza and eventually moved to an area between Adventureland and Frontierland. A popular event took place here each December called the Holiday Bowl, which was a live show during the 1950’s. No audio from this exists, so some audio that has the correct feel to it serves as a representation. Chris worked really hard to find the right sound for this track and put a lot of thought into it.

 

  • Track 5 - The Firehouse Five Plus Two - Jingle Bells. This is from a 1950’s TV special called “One Hour In Wonderland.” This version of the song is nearly identical to the one played on the TV special but was taken from a studio recording. Chris included this song because the Firehouse Five have such a strong connection to Disneyland.

 

  • Track 6 - Parade Of Many Lands. This has audio from the “Holiday Time In Disneyland” TV special, as well as from the “A Gala Day In Disneyland” news special. Both describe the Parade of Many Lands, and elements from each were combined to create this track. It’s not authentic audio recorded in the park but it’s vintage audio from that time that was produced by Disney describing the parade. It’s a good one, so check it out.

 

  • Track 7 - Babes In Toyland Exhibit. This is a few songs from the 1961 cast album from Babes In Toyland. The album was produced at the same time that the exhibit was open, so this music is an educated guess as to what was played in the park.

 

  • Track 8 - March Of The Toys Parade. This comes from the 1962 holiday special. Lots of editing went into it to clean up the audio.

 

  • Track 9 - March Of The Toys Parade - Toy Train Choir. There’s a segment in the same 1962 special where a float came out and you hear a high pitched “Deck The Halls.” In 1957 the Walt Disney Christmas Concert came out with “Ludwig Mouseinski” conducting an all-mouse choir singing Jingle Bells, using a recording technique that was later used in Alvin & The Chipmunks and it came out really cute.

 

  • Track 10 - Silent Night - The Disneyland Boys Choir. This is from the 1964 album “It’s A Small World’ where an all boys choir sang traditional songs from around the world. Silent Night represented Germany and is the only song from that album on this track.

 

  • Track 11 - Matterhorn Mountain - Christmas Star. Chris took a piece of music that has a Disneyland connection to it and added the authentic sound effects of the wind from the Matterhorn. This represents the Christmas star that used to be on top of the Matterhorn for Christmas.

 

  • Track 12- Fantasy On Parade- Promotional Radio Spots. These are 3 different advertisements recoded from the stars from Blackbeard’s Ghost. This was on the site before but Chris added some different music to it.

 

  • Track 13 -  Fantasy On Parade - Premier Season. This was on another page of the site (the Parade chapter). It has been added to this chapter and had some extra clean up work done on it.

 

  • Track 14 - Fantasy On Parade - 1973 Season. This is just the Christmas segment from the 1973 version of the parde. It is authentic. If you want to hear the full parade, it’s on the Magical Milestones chapter and the Parades chapter as well.

 

  • Track 15 - Fantasy On Parade- Wacky Reindeer. This will probably be renamed as Silly Reindeer at some point. This is 3 version of Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer taken from various area loops.

 

  • Track 16 - Carousel Of Progress- Mid Century Christmas. Chris is very proud of this one. He wanted to represent the Christmas scene that happened at the end of the Carousel. I took awhile to figure out how to do it since Christmas was only mentioned very briefly. Chris took this brief mention and then faded it into other Christmas music taken from a couple of albums from the same time period. It definitely sounds like what Mother and Father would be listening to in that scene, when they talk about being able to dim the lights to match the music, etc. It came out really fun, so check that out.

 

  • Track 17 - The Kids Of The Kingdom - Christmas Medley. This one isn’t done yet, but it will most likely be done by the next Vlog and Chris will explain it then.

 

  • Track 18 - Christmas In Disneyland Television Special. This comes from a 1976 TV special. It was a lot of work to get this track right, and Chris is happy with how it turned out. If you compare this to what you can find on YouTube, the sound quality is very different because of all of the work Chris put into it.

 

  • Track 19 - A Disney Christmas Gift - Christmas Morning. This is a song at the beginning of a 1982 TV special. The song is played while the characters are shopping and decorating Main Street.

 

  • Track 20 - Christmas In Disneyland - Jack Wagner. This was already on the site but Chris found a longer version that had intro music on it, so it’s been redone.

 

  • Tracks 21 - 26 are different TV commercials from over the years. Track 26 - Christmas 2006 - Year Of A Million Dreams has Burl Ives singing Holly Jolly Christmas. The commercial itself isn’t very great as an audio experience so Chris took the song by Burl Ives which was used as background music for this commercial and used that for this track.

 

  • Track 27 - Coming Soon.

 

  • Track 28 - Mickey Mouse Holiday Phone Greeting. This is a short piece of audio that’s maybe 10 seconds long, so Chris took a piece of music from the same actor who performs for Mickey, singing Jingle Bells, and merged the two audio pieces together.

 

  • Track 29 - Are You Ready For Christmas - Neil Patrick Harris. This was technically performed in Walt Disney World during a 2013 TV special. However, Disneyland was featured in this TV special along with Disney World, and it’s a great song, so it’s being included.

 

That’s basically everything that’s been added thus far. Chris plans to work diligently at it from now until Christmas, so something new should be added every day. Check him out on Facebook under Chris Lyndon or on Twitter at DisneyChris73. Every time something is added to the site it’s posted in those two places.

 

One other thing to mention is Patreon. Yes, the sales pitch again. Chris really does need all the listener’s help because it costs money to run the website. The more audio that’s added to the website, the more it costs to run. There will eventually come a point where it will be cost prohibitive to add any more audio to the site unless the listeners come forward to help. Any amount will help, even one dollar. If ten people donated only one dollar, that’s ten less dollars that Chris has to pay for. Every little bit can help and every little bit is appreciated. Special exclusive audio content is given to Patreon subscribers, and if you donate $1 you get the same content as those who donate $10. Please consider it and see if it is something that you can do, since there’s a limit to how much Chris can afford to do on his own. All Patreon subscribers so far are really appreciated, and Chris is thankful for all of those donations and ponders every day on the generosity of people, and it warms his heart.

 

Have a wonderful holiday season and we will see you in two weeks. Enjoy all the festivities and decorating and everything going on during the holiday season.

 

Bye-bye!

 

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11/17/17 Vlog Update

 

 

 

 

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11/03/17 Vlog Update

 

 

Notes by Melonie Bush

 

Hello everybody! Welcome to the vlog update for November 3rd, 2017! Several new tracks have been added to the site, and the Song of the Day for November has been set up. This month doesn’t have a theme for the whole month, unlike last month that had a Villains theme. November 18th is Mickey Mouse’s birthday, so for the week leading up to his birthday there will be all Mickey Mouse songs. The week following his birthday there will be a week of Thanksgiving themed songs. So half of the month will have a theme, half will have no theme, and the half that does have a theme will have 2 themes. In December there will be a Christmas Song of the Day all month long.

 

Now for the updates:

 

Chapter 20 - Disneyland After Dark.

 

Track 1 - The Flag Retreat. This has been redone again. It’s now been redone two times. The first time was to get some more echo into it, but upon relistening, it still needed something. So more bass was added and the announcer’s voice was tweaked to sound better.

 

Track 34 - The Great American Music Machine, had a tweak to it. An additional group was discovered from a post on a Facebook fan page that Chris visits a lot. Here is a picture of them performing in the 70’s:

 

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The group is Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart. They did record an album live in Disneyland. It was never commercially released, and it was probably recorded just as something for the members of the group to have, not for the public. It’s so rare that there’s probably no way to get their album. They performed at Disneyland for three nights in a row, July 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1976. This makes them the Rock and Roll band who was performing during America’s bicentennial, which makes it historically important. This was the only time they ever played at Disneyland. Two of these members were in the group The Monkees, and the other two were members of another popular group in the late 60’s who also actually wrote a lot of the songs for the Monkees. They combined and made a third group with two members from each band, and this is the band that is featured. This band was formed when a reunion tour for the Monkees was discussed, but two of the members of the group didn’t want to do it, so Boyce and Hart teamed up with Dolez and Jones and formed this new group. They released two albums commercially. One of them was a live album recorded at a concert in Japan, which is available for purchase but not digital download. Their other album has all original songs. One of these songs they sang in Disneyland, and the reason this is known is because there’s a recording of the Disneyland concert on YouTube which an audience member recorded and posted online years and years later. So the song they performed in the concert which they also recorded in the studio is the song that was added to The Great American Music Machine. If you want to listen to the concert on YouTube you can click here and listen.

 

Here is a list of the songs that are now included in this mix:

The Great American Music Machine

1 – The Love You Save – The Jackson 5

2 – Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

3 – Tutti Frutti – Pat Boone  NEW

4 – Light My Fire – Jose Feleiciano  NEW

5 – Hooked on a Feeling – B.J. Thomas

6 – Woman, Woman – Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

7 – The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

8 – Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) – Helen Reddy

9 – Silver Bird – Mark Lindsay

10 – Music Music Music – Theresa Brewer  NEW

11 – Precious and Few – Climax

12 – Sooner or Later – The Grass Roots

13 – Down By the Lazy River – The Osmonds

14 – Top of the World – The Carpenters

15 – Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree – Tony Orlando and Dawn

16 – Billy Don’t Be a Hero – Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods  NEW

17 – The Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Night and the Pips  NEW

18 – Betcha By Golly Wow – The Stylistics

19 – Want Ads – Honey Cone

20 – Stagger Lee – Tommy Roe

21 – Yes We Can Can – The Pointer Sisters

22 – Indian Reservation – Paul Revere and the Raiders

23 – Minnie Riperton – Seeing You This Way  NEW

24 – Without You – Sami Jo  NEW

25 – The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Robert John

26 – Gene Cotton – Only the Lucky  NEW

27 – Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Did You Boogie With Your Baby  NEW

28 – You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt

29 – I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John

30 – Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart –  I Love You (And I'm Glad That I Said It) NEW

31 – Shaun Cassidy – Doo Doo Run Run  NEW

32 – Rock N’ Roll Heaven –  The Righteous Brothers

 

Track 50 - The Bear Country Hoedown - Nashville Brass. This track was also tweaked just a little removing some of the songs with less bass in them and the sound quality is more cohesive. There was also additional cleanup done that was missed during the first go around.

 

There are three tracks left to do on this chapter. Skiles and Henderson (it’s a very tedious clean-up so Chris is trying to do one minute of clean-up on it a day - which can take about 5 hours just to do 1 minute,) Pixie Hollow Enchantment and Grad Night Blast. To hear more about these unfinished tracks, see the last vlog update or read the accompanying notes, which have all the details.

 

Chapter 21 -  Disneyland Bandstand

 

This is the chapter with the most additions.

 

Track 32 - Country Music Jubilee and Track 33 - Country Music Spectacular come from old vinyl recordings that need cleanup. It takes a lot of time to perfect the sound on these. Remember that this is classic country music, not modern day country music, so if you don’t like modern day country music then you might still like this. It has a Country Bear Jamboree feel to it. Give it a chance, you might like it.

 

The songs on the Country Music Jubilee mix are:

 

1 – Alabama Jubilee – Roy Clark (Instrumental)

2 – Act Naturally – Buck Owens

3 – Rye Whiskey – Homer and Jethro

4 – Sweet, Sweet Lips – Joe and Rose Lee Maphis

5 – Excuse Me For Living – Freddie Hart

6 – My Dirty Lowdown Rotten Cotton Pickin’ Little Darlin’ – The Geezinslaw Brothers

7 – Bonanza – Le Garde Twins  NEW

8 – I’m An Old Cowhand – Jimmy Wakely  NEW

9 – The Streets of Laredo – Rex Allen  NEW

10 – Steelin’ Home – Noel Boggs  NEW

11 – Ain’t You Ever – Collins Kids

12 – Let’s Wait a Little Longer – Canadian Sweethearts

13 – Hickory Hollow – The Dillards  NEW

14 – It’s Just a Matter of Time – Sonny James  NEW

15 – Giddy Up Go Answer – Minnie Pearl  NEW

16 – Sad Movies Make Me Cry – Sue Thompson  NEW

17 – Detroit City – Bobby Bare  NEW

18 – Feed Me One More Lie – Mary Taylor  NEW

19 – I’ve Come Awful Close – Hank Thompson

20 – Yes, I Love You Only – Bonnie Owens

21 – You Finally Said Something Good – Charlie Louvin

22 – Let’s Do What’s Right, Even If It’s Wrong – Faye Hardin and Bob Morris

23 - Happy Sunny Side of Life – The Country Ramblers  NEW

24 – He’ll Have to Go – Jerry Naylor  NEW

25 – Like a Fool – Dottie West

26 – Texas – Tex Ritter

27 – Little Maggie – The Stonemans

28 – A Woman Lives for Love – Wanda Jackson

29 – I’ll Hold You in My Heart – Tex Williams

30 – I Saw the Light – Roy Acuff and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

31 – She’s a Little Bit Country – George Hamilton IV

32 – Goodbye – David Frizzle  NEW

33 – Hello Darlin – Conway Twitty  NEW

34 – Louisiana Man – Doug Kershaw  NEW

35 – The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA – Donna Fargo  NEW

36 – Lonesome – Tony Booth  NEW

37 – George Jones – She Still Thinks I Care  NEW

38 – Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette  NEW

39 – Married to a Memory – Judy Lynn  NEW

40 – Mama Tried – Merle Haggard

41 – I Just Couldn’t Let Her Walk Away – Dorsey Burnette

42 – Stop the World and Let Me Off – Susan Raye

43 – Try a Little Kindness – Glen Campbell

 

The songs on the Country Music Spectacular mix are:


1 – Roy Clark and Buck Trent – Shucking the Corn
2 – Roy Clark – Thank God and Greyhound
3 – Buck Owens and the Buckaroos – Together Again
4 – Ray Price – For the Good Times
5 – Jody Miller – Queen of the House
6 – Conway Twitty – I Love You More Today
7 – Bill Anderson & Jan Howard – If It’s All the Same to You
8 – Jeanie C Riley – Harper Valley PTA
9 – Tommy Overstreet – Gwen (Congratulations)
10 – Mel Tillis – Heart Over Mind
11 – May Bee – Let Me Call You Baby Tonight
12 – Dorsey Burnett – In the Spring (The Roses Always Turn Red)
13 – Donna Fargo – Wishful Thinking
14 – Doug Kershaw – Play Fiddle Play
15 – Jerry Naylor – But For Love
16 – Freddy Weller – Indian Lake
17 – Tony Booth – When A Man Loves a Woman
18 – Don Bowman – I’ll Never Get Over Getting’ Over You
19 – Kenni Huskey – A Fallen Star
20 – Sammi Smith – Help Me Make It Through The Night
21 – Buddy Alan – Cowboy Convention
22 – Bakersfield Brass – Buckaroo
23 – The Dillards – Ebo Walker
24 – Jerry Reed – When You’re Hot, You’re Hot

 

Tracks 45-52 are from the Rollin’ River Revue and they are all done. This is includes a track for every themed week, plus a track of the random stars that performed for the rest of the summer. Here is the breakdown of the songs included on each mix:

 

Rollin’ River Revue - Surfin’ 60’s Week

 

1 – Frankie Avalon – Beach Party

2 – Jan & Dean – Surf City USA

3 – The Ventures – Walk Don’t Run

4 – The Association – Never My Love

5 – The Surfaris – Wipe Out

 

Rollin’ River Revue - Swing Week

 

1 – Cross Over the Bridge – Patti Page

2 – Boogie Blues – Ray Anthony & His Orchestra

3 –You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Loves You – Roberta Sherwood

4 – Corner Pocket – Ray Anthony & His Orchestra

5 – Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man – Connie Haines

6 - Rose Room – Ray Anthony & His Orchestra

 

Rollin’ River - Country Week

 

1 – Donna Fargo – Don’t Be Angry

2 – Sylvia – Drifter

3 – Jacky Ward – Fools Fall in Love

4 – Steve Wariner – Your Memory

5 – Eddy Raven – Who Do You Know in California

6 – Lee Dresser – A Beautiful Song (For a Beautiful Lady)

7 – Billy Thunderkloud and the Chieftones – Come to Me

 

Rollin’ River Revue - Jazz Week

 

1 – Spyro Gyra – Little Linda

2 – Buddy Rich – Tales of Rhoda Rat

3 – Roy Ayers – Destination:  Motherland

4 – Seawind – He Loves You

5 – Freddie Hubbard – Midnight at the Oasis

6 – Bill Watrous and Refuge West – Tiger of San Pedro

7 – Cal Tjader – Sabor

 

Rollin’ River Revue - Latin Week

 

1 – Jose Feliciano – La Bamba

2 - Albertico Perez Su Orquesta y Su Juli – Juan Donde

3 – Los Diablos – Niña de Papá (L'Olympia)

4 – Trio Las Reyes – Como Un Belero

5 – Mariachi America – Homenaje a Vicente Fernandez

6 – Mariachi San Marcos - El Son De La Negra

 

Rollin’ River Revue - Pop Week

 

1 – Kool & The Gang – Steppin’ Out

2 – Shalimar – Make That Move

3 – Tiera – Together

4 – Bruce Johnston – Disney Girls

5 – Papa Doo Run Run – Do It Again

 

Rollin’ River Revue – Bluegrass Week

 

1 – Leon Russell – Delta Lady

2 – New Grass Revival – Souvenir Bottles

3 – Earl Scruggs – Foggy Mountain Breakdown

4 – The Dillards – Greenback Dollar

 

Rollin’ River Revue Special Guest Stars

 

1 – The Pointer Sisters – Duke Ellington Medley

2 – The Spinners – Working My Way Back To You

3 – Brenda Lee – Break It to Me Gently

4 – Pearl Bailey – St. Louis Blues

5 – Pete Fountain – Lazy River

6 – Paul Revere and the Raiders – Good Thing

7 – Jessy Dixon and the Dixon Singers – You’ll Never Walk Alone

8 – Billy “Crash” Craddock – Walk Softly

9 – Shalamar – This is For the Lover in You

10 – Patti Page – Old Cape Cod

11 – The Lennon Sisters – Theme from A Summer Place

12 – Doc Severinsen – Brass Roots

 

At this point, these two chapters are going to be set aside for awhile while the Christmas tracks will be worked on from now until the end of the year. At first, this was going to be done after Thanksgiving. Upon reflection it was realized that the pages have to be set up, the liner notes need to be added, and all that has to be done before the tracks can be edited. If Chris starts with the setup now, this can all be done in a timely way which will still allow the tracks to be edited near enough to Thanksgiving that his neighbors won’t think he’s crazy for listening to Holiday music off-season. There are several things to be added, several things to be updated, improved, and lengthened. It’s going to be nice to have something else to work on since Chapters 20 and 21 have been the focus and worked on since March, so it will be nice to do Christmas music and have a change. Chapters 20 and 21 will be worked on again at the beginning of the new year.

 

The next update might be short because things will still be getting set up, but there will still be a video to let everyone know what’s going on.

 

Did you guys have a good Halloween? Chris was without internet for 2 days so someone played a trick on him, it was definitely no treat. There was a big wind storm in Rhode Island and it knocked the internet out, and it was a long two days to be without it. How did we ever live without the internet?

 

Hopefully everyone is having a happy early November and we will talk to you again in two weeks! Bye!

 

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10/20/17 Vlog Update



Notes by Melonie Bush

 

Hello everybody! It’s time for another update. Today is October 20, 2017. New tracks have been diligently added to the site, most of which have already been explained on previous videos. For those who haven’t seen the previous videos, the updates in the last two weeks will be detailed.

 

There are 34 files that are ready to be edited and put in Chapter 20 and Chapter 21. That will complete the two chapters. The closest to being done is Chapter 20, which needs only one more track! Some of the 33 files that are left to edit for Chapter 21 are already partially edited or finalized. A list of tracks that are color coded is shown in the video so one can easily see what is already completed for the medleys. This happened because Chapter 20 has some of the same medleys, only shorter, and they have been completed and posted already. It’s the longer versions for Chapter 21 where more material needs to be finished and posted. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, which is good timing since Christmas audio will be worked on once Thanksgiving happens. The pie in the sky scenario is for Chapters 20 and 21 to be finished, or at least mostly finished, before Thanksgiving, since whatever is being worked on will be dropped in favor of editing Christmas songs once Thanksgiving is done.

 

As a side note: if you are using Firefox, you might be experiencing issues. Firefox did an update and now it’s sometimes not showing the play bars. They are there, and if you hover your mouse over that area they will pop up. It’s not known why that’s been happening but it’s not that big of a deal if you know to just put your mouse over it. Wait for the page to load, hover your mouse, and if the play bars still don’t show up, refresh the page and try again.

 

(7:30) Chapter 20 Updates:

 

  • Track 13- The Wonderful World Of Color - Disneyland After Dark. This was added two weeks ago, shortly after the update video was posted. This was a TV special that has been edited to cut out the commercial breaks and other things that break up the listening experience. It’s not the entire special since things like Fantasy In The Sky have been pulled out and put into their own track (Track 12 in this case). A lot of care was taken to clean everything up really well to transform it from a visual experience to an audio experience. It took a week of editing to do, and it turned out very well. It’s a different and new way to experience this TV special and Chris is very proud of how it turned out.

 

  • Track 18 - The Firehouse Five Plus Two. This was a live recording from Disneyland from 1962. During the musical portions the sound is terrific. In between the songs, the live ambiance from The Golden Horseshoe was troublesome. You could hear the band moving things around and the crowd talking. There was also a huge amount of background hiss that was taken out. Ward Kimball, a legendary Disney animator, introduced the songs. He has a very dry sense of humor so he was well suited to play to the crowd and introduce the songs. There was also a Side A and a Side B to the record and the transition from one side to the other has been taken out and made smooth. This was another project that took a week to complete and the non music portions of the audio only add up to 8 minutes long. Please check it out. It was a lot of work.

 

  • Track 24 - Skiles & Henderson. This is the one track that needs to be completed in order to make this Chapter complete (with 2 exceptions that will be explained later). This is going to need the same kind of attention that The Firehouse 5 needed - removing background noises, clanging instruments and other distractions. This is about a 35 minute track from an album from the 60’s, and so far only 3 minutes have been edited. This will be worse to edit than The Firehouse 5 because this is mostly stand up comedy and dialogue with very little music, but once it’s done it will be so worth it. It will be put off to get some other editing done and come back to once recuperation from editing the previous 2 new tracks has been done.

 

  • Track 75 - Pixie Hollow Enchantment. This is one of the exceptions to the Chapter being completed once Track 24 is done. In order to complete this track, a list of the songs used in the Tinkerbell movies that play at Disneyland at night during an automated water show need to be obtained. Chris has a source for these, and he’s a really busy guy. Once he provides the list of songs, this track can be finished up.

 

  • Track 82 - Grad Night Blast. This track is a version of “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes,” and the same source that is providing the list for the Pixie Hollow Enchantment is the source for this music. This is a highly coveted piece of music and almost impossible to obtain; however, this source says he knows someone who can possibly get it. It’s not only used for this Grad Night Blast, it’s also used for other events (like the special Town Square ceremony held every year for Disneyland’s birthday). Hopefully, optimistically, we can get these two tracks by the end of the year. If not, the tracks serving as space holders will be removed until the audio can be obtained.

 

At this point, Chris got excited about explaining Chapter 21 and moved to that. He returns to Chapter 20 to finish explaining the additions at a later point in the video, which will be listed below.

 

(20:27) Chapter 21 Updates:

 

  • Track 40 - Papa Doo Run Run. Previously this was only 18 minutes. 20 extra minutes of music have been added, so this is now an extended version. This is a Beach Boys cover band that played at the Tomorrowland Terrace.

 

  • Track 42 - The Space Stage - Meco. This is a disco group. They covered film music including a 15 minute Star Wars medley, probably their most famous song. It has Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the 1978 Superman theme song, and a disco version of the original The Wizard of Oz music. This is a lot of fun!

 

  • Track 52- Special Guest Stars. This is in the Rollin’ River Revue section. This are the performers who appeared after all of the themed weeks were over. The track list is as follows:

 

Rollin’ River Revue Special Guest Stars

 

1 – The Pointer Sisters – Duke Ellington Medley

 

2 – The Spinners – Working My Way Back To You

 

3 – Brenda Lee – Break It to Me Gently

 

4 – Pearl Bailey – St. Louis Blues

 

5 – Pete Fountain – Lazy River

 

6 – Paul Revere and the Raiders – Good Thing

 

7 – Jessy Dixon and the Dixon Singers – You’ll Never Walk Alone

 

8 – Billy “Crash” Craddock – Walk Softly

 

9 – Shalamar – This is For the Lover in You

 

10 – Patti Page – Old Cape Cod

 

11 – The Lennon Sisters – Theme from A Summer Place

 

12 – Doc Severinsen – Brass Roots

 

  • Track 71 - Mickey Finns. This is a honky-tonk piano/banjo/ragtime type music. They often performed at the Tomorrowland Stage. This is from an album from the 70’s they recorded. They were more of a live group than a recording group, and they made the theme park rounds quite a bit (like Six Flags Magic Mountain in the 80’s). There’s a television special on YouTube where they are performing with guest celebrities like Phyllis Diller, as well as Madam, a diva-type character that is a puppet. It’s a bizarre special but it gives you an idea of what this group was like.

 

(25:27) Heading back to Chapter 20:

 

  • Track 33 - Country Music Jubilee. This has about a half hour of music added to the track. Many more artists were found than Chris originally had access to, so they have been added. The performers and songs for this track are as follows:

 

Country Music Jubilee (Chapter 20 Version)

 

1 – Alabama Jubilee – Roy Clark (Instrumental)

 

2 – Act Naturally – Buck Owens

 

3 – Rye Whiskey – Homer and Jethro

 

4 – My Dirty Lowdown Rotten Cotton Pickin’ Little Darlin’ – The Geezinslaw Brothers

 

5 – Bonanza – Le Garde Twins

 

6 – I’m An Old Cowhand – Jimmy Wakely

 

7 – The Streets of Laredo – Rex Allen

 

8 – Steelin’ Home – Noel Boggs

 

9 – Let’s Wait a Little Longer – Canadian Sweethearts

 

10 – Hickory Hollow – The Dillards

 

11 – I’ve Come Awful Close – Hank Thompson

 

12 – Like a Fool – Dottie West

 

13 – He’ll Have to Go – Jerry Naylor

 

14 – You Finally Said Something Good – Charlie Louvin

 

15 – Texas – Tex Ritter

 

16 – Little Maggie – The Stonemans

 

17 – A Woman Lives for Love – Wanda Jackson

 

18 – She’s a Little Bit Country – George Hamilton IV

 

19 – Hello Darlin – Conway Twitty

 

20 – Louisiana Man – Doug Kershaw

 

21 – The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA – Donna Fargo

 

22 – George Jones – She Still Thinks I Care

 

23 – Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette

 

24 – Mama Tried – Merle Haggard

 

25 – Try a Little Kindness – Glen Campbell

 

26 – I Saw the Light – Roy Acuff and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

 

27 – Ray Price – For the Good Times

 

28 – Jody Miller – Queen of the House

 

29 – Mel Tillis – Heart Over Mind

 

30 – Lynn Anderson – I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

 

31 – Freddy Weller – Indian Lake

 

32 – Jerry Reed – When You’re Hot, You’re Hot

 

33 – Jeanie C Riley – Harper Valley PTA

 

34 – John Hartford – Gentle on My Mind

 

35 – Bobby Gentry – Fancy

 

36 – Don Gibson and Sue Thompson – Good Old Fashioned Country Love

 

37 – Tanya Tucker – Delta Dawn

 

38 – Johnny Lee – Country Party

 

39 – Charlie Daniels – The South’s Gonna Do It Again

 

  • Track 34 - The Great American Music Machine. Extra music was added to this to accommodate the additional artists Chris discovered in his research that performed at this event. The performers and songs for this track are as follows:

 

The Great American Music Machine

 

1 – The Love You Save – The Jackson 5

 

2 – Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

 

3 – Tutti Frutti – Pat Boone  NEW

 

4 – Light My Fire – Jose Feleiciano  NEW

 

5 – Hooked on a Feeling – B.J. Thomas

 

6 – Woman, Woman – Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

 

7 – The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

 

8 – Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) – Helen Reddy

 

9 – Silver Bird – Mark Lindsay

 

10 – Music Music Music – Theresa Brewer  NEW

 

11 – Precious and Few – Climax

 

12 – Sooner or Later – The Grass Roots

 

13 – Down By the Lazy River – The Osmonds

 

14 – Top of the World – The Carpenters

 

15 – Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree – Tony Orlando and Dawn

 

16 – Billy Don’t Be a Hero – Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods  NEW

 

17 – The Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Night and the Pips  NEW

 

18 – Betcha By Golly Wow – The Stylistics

 

19 – Want Ads – Honey Cone

 

20 – Stagger Lee – Tommy Roe

 

21 – Yes We Can Can – The Pointer Sisters

 

22 – Indian Reservation – Paul Revere and the Raiders

 

23 – Minnie Riperton – Seeing You This Way  NEW

 

24 – Without You – Sami Jo  NEW

 

25 – The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Robert John

 

26 – Gene Cotton – Only the Lucky  NEW

 

27 – Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Did You Boogie With Your Baby  NEW

 

28 – You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt

 

29 – I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John

 

30 – Shaun Cassidy – Doo Doo Run Run  NEW

 

31 – Rock N’ Roll Heaven  - The Righteous Brothers

 

  • Track 47 - Papa Doo Run Run. This is the exact same thing that is in Chapter 21. The same version is on both chapters. It’s one of the few duplications on pages. They played after dark for decades, but they’re also a dance band and fit the Bandstands page, so since they fit both, they’re on both.

  • Track 52 - The Rollin’ River Revue - Featured Performers. This is similar to the one on Chapter 21. The difference is that this includes a few artists that performed during the themed weeks, plus the artists after the themed weeks, thus covering the entire event in one track. The performers and tracks for this song are as follows:

 

Rollin River Revue Featured Performers

 

1 – Frankie Avalon – Beach Party

 

2 – Patti Page – Old Cape Cod

 

3 – Donna Fargo – Don’t Be Angry

 

4 – Spyro Gyra – Little Linda

 

5 – Jose Feliciano – La Bamba

 

6 – Shalamar – This is For the Lover in You

 

7 – Kool and the Gang – Take It to the Top

 

8 – Earl Scruggs – Foggy Mountain Breakdown

 

9 – Leon Russell – Delta Lady

 

10 – The Pointer Sisters – Duke Ellington Medley

 

11 – The Spinners – Working My Way Back To You

 

12 – Brenda Lee – Break It to Me Gently

 

13 – Pearl Bailey – St. Louis Blues

 

14 – Pete Fountain – Lazy River

 

15 – Paul Revere and the Raiders – Good Thing

 

16 – Jessy Dixon and the Dixon Singers – You’ll Never Walk Alone

 

17 – Billy “Crash” Craddock – Walk Softly

 

18 – The Lennon Sisters – Theme from A Summer Place

 

19 – Doc Severinsen – Brass Roots

 

That’s it for this update! Apologies for jumping around. Have a very happy and safe Halloween. Please consider becoming a Patreon subscriber or do a one time donation to help pay for the costs of running the website. Thank you very much and see you in two weeks. Bye!

 

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10/06/17 Vlog Update

 

 

Notes by Melonie Bush

 

Hello everybody! Two weeks has flown by because so much has happened. First of all, Halloween season is upon us. The home page has been decorated to celebrate the holiday with the Song of the Day featuring the Disney Villains. The song of the day is about two thirds of the way down the page. Here’s an example of what to look for:

 

 

You can listen to songs from previous days by clicking underneath the villains banner where it says “To Listen To Your Favorite Musical Selections From Days Past, Click Here,” OR, you can scroll to the top of the page and click on “Song Of The Day Archive” and that will take you to this page:

 

 

Someone had asked if the song “Trick or Treat” from the 1952 Donald Duck short will be featured, and the answer is no, because this year’s Halloween theme is villians, and since Donald Duck isn’t a villian he won’t be there. However, if you click on “Song of the day Index” at the top of the page, it will show every song that’s been featured in the past, starting from January of 2015. In October 2016, one year ago, Halloween-specific songs were featured in October, and if you look at the bottom of the song listings from October you will see a blue link that says “Click Here”. If you click on it, it will take you to that page and you can listen to all of the songs from last year. So any song that was featured as a song of the day is always available to listen to. There are 3 versions of Trick or Treat - 1) From a Disneyland record with the Mouseketeers from 1958,  2) The Lawrence Welk show from 1965, and  3) The original soundtrack version from 1952. So you can really get your Trick or Treat song fix if you want to.  

 

If you want to listen to Halloween songs from the park, you scroll down to the bottom of the page and there is a link to click on:

 

 

That will take you to a special page on the Magical Audio Tour that has just the Halloween songs from Disneyland, and looks like this:

 

 

It’s a temporary page that will be available in October for convenience, and you can get there from the Song of the Day archive page. You can also listen to it in 4.5 hour installments if you want to hear them in a chunk. So you can definitely get into the Halloween spirit from the website.

 

Now onto the updates!

 

Disneyland After Dark and it’s split-off called Disneyland Bandstand are the ones that have been being prepped for several weeks. The final editing process can be tedious and take a lot of time, but tracks have begun to emerge.

 

At (8:40) the updates for Chapter 20:

  • Updated - Track 1 - Main Street Color Guard- Flag Retreat Ceremony. This has been on the site. One slight change was made in the announcer’s voice. It has been given an echo effect because if you’re in the park it would have a reverberation to it.

  • Completed - Main Street USA After Dark Section. The Dapper Dans (Track 7) was the last one to be added. These are barbershop quartets that sound like the Dapper Dans so it isn’t authentically them. Since it’s all acapella music it took hours and hours to edit to get all of the smacking of the lips and other little things out so it would have a clean sound.

  • Completed - Track 13- The Wonderful World Of Color- Disneyland After Dark. The amount of work that had to be done on this was incredible. It all sounds live in the park so you hear footsteps and other things that are fine in a visual format, but very distracting in an audio format. These were slowly taken out in the editing process.

  • Updated - Track 14- Cavalcade Of Big Bands. This was on the site before, but a few additional artists have been added (about 5 extra songs) and it’s about 15 minutes longer.

  • Coming Soon - Track 18 - The Firehouse Five Plus Two. This is another toughie to edit so it’s coming soon. This was a live recording done in the Golden Horseshoe. Once the music plays it’s easy to edit, but the intro and the side conversations are difficult to edit to make it sound clean and get out the banging, clicking and crashing sounds underneath Ward Kimball, the announcer, and a very famous animator. It’s on the Disneyland Records page but it wasn’t cleaned up very well. Once this version has finished being edited, the one on the Disneyland Records page will be replaced with the new version also.

  • Updated - Track 21 - Tahitian Terrace Dinner Show. Some of the music is the same as what was there before, but some new music has been added. The announcements that were in there previously have been taken out because they are can be heard now instead as part of track 13.

  • Coming Soon - Track 24 - Skiles and Henderson. It’s stand up comedy and it’s another difficult one to edit.

  • New - Track 27 - The Space Bar. It’s about 5 different songs from different bands that performed in Disneyland from the early to the mid 1960’s, and they performed at The Space Bar, a former venue at the old, original Tomorrowland.

  • Updated - Track 28 - Fantasyland Theater - Humdinger. Two or three new songs have been added.

  • Updated - Track 31 - Tomorrowland Terrace - Pop Pourri. One song has been added, so it’s almost exactly what was there before.

  • Coming Soon - Tracks 33 and 34 (Country Bear Jubilee and The Great American Music Machine) will be replaced with new version very soon, just as an FYI.

  • Coming Soon - Track 47 - Papa Doo Run Run. This will be extended in the near future.

  • New - Track 48 - Space Age - Space Age Disco Concert. This is disco music from artists who performed in Disneyland in the late 70’s. It’s a fun track.

  • New - Track 50 - Bear Country Hoedown - The Nashville Brass. This is a combination of a medley from The Kids of the Kingdom with a musical group called The Nashville Brass performing several songs. It ends with a song by The Kids of the Kingdom that’s a good-bye type song. It’s more like bluegrass or traditional country music than contemporary country music, so if you’re not a country fan you can still give it a chance and you might like it.

  • New - Track 53 - Big Bands in Disneyland. Modern day, instrumental-only recordings of the different performer’s bands who were featured on the 1984 TV series Big Bands in Disneyland were found. This is kind of a tribute to them because the songs are the same orchestrations as the original bands who appeared on the show. Some of the songs that had lyrics are represented as instrumental versions and they are digital, modern recordings. It has good sound quality and it’s a lot of fun.

  • New - Track 80 - Tomorrowland Terrace. This takes 1 song from different bands that played there, starting mostly during the 90’s and moving forward, but there are a few from the 70’s and 80’s that seemed to fit and were put in also. These are studio recordings by the actual groups that played at the Terrace.

 

Chapter 20 is very near to be completed. The two main obstacles that will slow it down are the Skiles and Henderson track and the Firehouse Five Plus Two track that have very difficult editing work that need to be done. But the completion is in sight!

 

At (24:11) the updates for Chapter 21:

  • New - Track 13 - Legendary Jazz Singers in Disneyland. These are vocal performances by singers who performed in the park in the 60’s and 70’s. There are very famous people here. They originally weren’t going to be represented but with big names like these, they had to be included. It’s a 45 minute medley that is very nice.

  • New - Track 14 - Cavalcade of Big Bands. This is exactly the same as the version in the After Dark chapter, and like that version it also had a few new songs added, so that’s why it’s marked as “New”.

  • Updated - Track 25 - Kay Belle and the Spacemen. In “The Spacebar” track in Chapter 20, one of the songs is from Kay Belle and the Spacemen. There were some glitches that needed to be fixed, so this version was updated as well.

  • Coming Soon - The Legends of Country in Disneyland section. Things are set up and ready for final edit.

  • New - Track 42 - The Space Stage - Space Age Disco Concert. This is the exact same track as found in Chapter 20 with the exclusion of two songs, which will be put in Track 43.  That makes this version 12 minutes shorter than the After Dark version.

  • New - Track 45 - The Surfin’ 60’s Week. This is the first track to be added in The Rollin’ River Revue - Featured Performers section. There are 4 tracks in total, it runs 12 minutes, and it’s a lot of fun.

  • Coming Soon - Tracks 46 - 52, the rest of The Rollin’ River Revue section.

  • Coming Soon - Tracks 53 - 65 - The Big Bands in Disneyland section. These tracks will be the actual performances from all these groups, taken from the TV special, rather than the tribute, modern, instrumental versions on the After Dark page.

  • Coming Soon - Tracks 66 - 73 - More Legends of Jazz in Disneyland section. This hasn’t had any work done on it yet. These tracks will be performers who did not appear on the TV series but played around the same time as the TV special was going on.

  • Completed - Tracks 78 - 89 - Swing Bands in Disneyland. These tracks start in the 90’s and are more contemporary versions of classic Big Bands music. There are many different eras of Big Bands, starting in the 60’s, going into the 80’s, and then the 90’s to the present day. It can be confusing so they’ve been grouped chronologically to help organize them. This Swing Bands section is the most contemporary section.

  • In Progress - Tracks 90 - 100 - Tomorrowland Terrace section. On the After Dark page, these artists are compiled into a 45 minute medley. On this Chapter, the artists are represented in individual tracks. Each artist has a half hour to one hour medley of their songs. Some of them are completed and some of them are still coming, so it’s an “In Progress” section.

So that is the overview of what has happened on the site since the last update. There’s a chance that Chapter 20 might be completed by the next update, so fingers crossed! Meanwhile, here are some lists of the various medley tracks, showing what songs and artists are included:

 

Cavalcade of Big Bands

 

1 – Benny Goodman – Don’t Be That Way

2 – Charlie Barnet – Cherokee

3 – Count Basie – April in Paris

4 – Les Brown – I’ve Got Me Love to Keep Me Warm

5 – Lionel Hampton – Flying Home

6 – Gene Krupa – Sing Sing Sing

7 – Tex Beneke – American Patrol

8 – Harry James – Two O’Clock Jump

9 – Wayne King – Josephine  NEW

10 – Duke Ellington – Take the A Train

11 – Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Buddy Morrow – Opus One

12 – Charlie Shavers – Moten Swing  NEW

13 – Si Zentner – Lazy River

14 – Stan Kenton – The Peanut Vendor

15 – Woody Herman – Four Brothers  NEW

16 – Ray Eberle – In the Mood  NEW

17 – Les Elgart – Bandstand Boogie  NEW

18 – Buddy Rich – Jumpin’ at the Woodside

 

Humdinger

 

1 - Humdinger - Freddy Cannon

2 - This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis and the Playboys

3 - Patience Baby - The Pair Extraordinaire

4 - The In Crowd - Dobie Gray

5 - Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups

6 - She'd Rather Be With Me - The Turtles

7 - Things - Jody Miller

8 - Across the Street is a Million Miles Away - Ray Peterson

9 - Kicks - Paul Revere and the Raiders

10 - Papa Oom Mow Mow - The Rivingtons

11 - Baby I'm Yours - Barbara Lewis

12 - Deep Purple - Nino Tempo and April Stevens

13 - Five O’Clock World – The Vogues   NEW

14 - I Fought the Law - Bobby Fuller Four

15 - Dream For Sale - Joey Paige

16 - What the World Needs Now is Love - Jackie DeShannon

17 - The Birds and the Bees - Jewel Akens

18 - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - The Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans

19 - I’m Into Something Good - Herman’s Hermits   NEW

20 - Windy - The Association

21 - Two Lovers - Mary Wells

22 - More - Vic Dana

23 - He’s a Rebel - The Crystals

24 - Love Letters Straight From Your Heart - Ketty Lester

25 - It's My Party - Leslie Gore

26 - Hold Me, Kiss Me, Thrill Me - Mel Carter

27 - Dirty Water - The Standells

28 - Goody Galum-Shus - Bobby Sherman

29 - Nowhere to Run - Martha and the Vandellas

30 - Good Lovin' - The Rascals

31 - Come A Little Bit Closer - Jay and the Americans

32 - Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond

 

Pop Pourri

1 - Mastered the Art of Love - The Checkmates Ltd.

2 - Sunny - Gary Lewis and the Playboys

3 - Love’s the Only Answer - Kelly Garrett

4 - I’m the Wolf Man - Round Robin

5 - I Want Love - The Individuals

6 - Something About You Baby - The Vibrants

7 - Heartbeats - Dick and Dee Dee

8 - She Done Moved - The Spats

9 - Candy - 1910 Fruitgum Company

10 - Girl It’s Over - The Six Deep

11 - The Duck - Jackie Lee

12 - Annie Ya Ya - Jim Doval and the Gauchos

13 - Follow Me - The Bantams

14 - Follow the Bouncing Ball - The Hondells

15 - I Live For the Sun - The Sunrays

16 - That Ain’t Right - Freddy and the Sounds of Soul

17 - Tainted Love - Gloria Jones

18 - Get on This Plane - The Premieres

19 - Heartbreaker - H.B. Barnum

20 - You’ll Never Know - Mickey and the Invaders

21 - Our Love is Gonna Snowball - Jackie and Gayle

22 - Chocolate Cherry - The Joe Tex Band

23 - Follow the Sunshine - Don Grady and The Yellow Balloon

24 - You’re Absolutely Right - The Swinging Apollas

25 - Free as the Wind - The Brooklyn Bridge

26 - Spanish Flea - Doodletown Pipers  NEW

27 - Tequila - New Classic Singers

28 - You’re the Sound of Love - Peppermint Rainbow

29 - Words - The Regents

30 - That’s My Bag - Shango

31 - Two Can Have a Party - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

32 - Knock on Wood - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

 

The Space Stage - Space Age Disco Concert

 

1 – Billy Preston – Disco Dancin’

2 – Hues Corporation – Rock the Boat

3 – Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’

4 – Con Funk Shun – Shake and Dance with Me

5 – The Spinners – Rubberband Man

6 – Peaches and Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing

7 – Starbuck – Moonlight Feels Right

8 – Never Can Say Goodbye – Gloria Gaynor

9 – Party Lights – Natalie Cole

10 – Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes – Don’t Leave Me This Way

11 – Willie Bobo – Always There

12 – Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster

13 – KC and the Sunshine Band – That’s the Way I Like It

14 – High Inergy – Lovin’ Fever

15 – Roy Ayers – Runnin’ Away

16 – Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough

17 – Starguard – Which Way is Up

18 – Sea Wind – King Grand

19 – Meco – Star Wars Theme

20 – Rose Royce – It Makes You Feel Like Dancin’

21 – Willie Aames and Paradise -  Why Don’t You Answer

22 – Anita Bofill – What I Wouldn’t Do (For the Love of You)

23 – Voyage – Souvenirs

24 – Sister Sledge – He’s the Greatest Dancer

25 – Shalamar – The Second Time Around

26 – Teri DeSario – Ain’t Nothin’ Gonna Keep Me From You

27 – Manhattan Transfer - Birdland

28 – Kool and the Gang – Good Time Tonight

 

Big Bands in Disneyland (all instrumental covers in same style as original artists)

 

1 – Big Bands in Disneyland Main Title

2 – Glenn Miller – Moonlight Serenade

3 – Count Basie – April in Paris

4 – Woody Herman – Two Brothers

5 – Cab Calloway – Minnie the Moocher

6 – Bob Crosby – South Rampart Street Parade

7 – Ray McKinley – Celery Stalks at Midnight

8 – Jimmy Dorsey – So Rare

9 – Artie Shaw – Begin the Beguine

10 – Lionel Hampton – Flying Home

11 – Les Brown – Leapfrog

12 – Tommy Dorsey – Opus One

13 – Buddy Rich – Bugle Call Rag

 

Tomorrowland Terrace

 

1 – Papa Doo Run Run – Surfin’ USA

2 – Friendship Train – I’ve Got the Music in Me

3 – Sunshine Balloon – Dancin’ Machine

4 – Sandbox – Don’t Stop Believing

5 – Hard Day’s Night – I Wanna Hold Your Hand

6 – 80z All-Stars – Jump

7 – Barrage – Calypso Jam

8 – Stellar Show Band – The Rules

9 – The Suffragettes – I’m in Love

10 – Instant Replay – Call Me

11 – Suburban Legends – Under the Sea

12 – Scot Bruce – Hound Dog

13 – The Bolts – Don’t Let Me Go

14 – Tomisina – Out There

 

Legendary Big Band Singers in Disneyland

 

1 – Jukebox Saturday Night – Tex Beneke with Paula Kelly & The Modernaires

2 – Walking Happy – Frank Sinatra Jr.

3 – I’ve Heard That Song Before – Helen Forrest

4 – I’ll Never Smile Again – The Pied Pipers

5 – Lullaby of Birdland – Mel Torme

6 – Fever – Peggy Lee

7 – September Song – Patti Page

8 – Racing With the Moon – Vaughn Monroe

9 – How High the Moon – June Christy

10 – Minnie the Moocher – Cab Calloway

11 – Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive – Ella Mae Morse

12 – If You Could See Me Now – Billy Eckstine

13 – Take the A Train – The King Sisters

14 – Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey – Helen Humes

 

Rollin’ River Revue - Surfin’ 60’s Week

 

1 – Frankie Avalon – Beach Party

2 – Jan & Dean – Surf City USA

3 – The Ventures – Walk Don’t Run

4 – The Association – Never My Love

5 – The Surfaris – Wipe Out

 

The days are getting shorter and the leaves are changing color in Rhode Island, so happy Fall to everyone and we will see you in two weeks! Bye!

 

DIVIDER LINE

9/22/17 Vlog Update


Notes - By Melonie Bush

 

Happy fall! Today is the first day of fall for 2017. It’s been two weeks and it’s time for another update of the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour!

 

There hasn’t been any new content added since the last update although behind the scenes, there has been a lot of work done, getting ready for things to be added. Before the details of that happen….

 

Everything on the site is free for people to use, but it does cost money to run the site. If anyone is willing to become a Patron, it would be greatly appreciated. You can do as low as $1 per month. If 10 people donate $1 per month, that’s ten more dollars that can go toward the expense of the site. When all is said and done, the site will have about 3,000 audio tracks and the more content that is added, the more the web host charges in monthly fees. In order to keep adding new content to the site, support is needed. Even a small, monthly, recurring donation is appreciated, and you get exclusive content as a reward for being a Patreon donator. If you don’t want to do the monthly donation you can make a one time donation in any amount. On the very bottom of the home page you can click on “Donate” and it will take you to a Paypal account. Those who do a one time donation are also included in the special content that the Patreon donors receive (if you donate this way and you don’t get that special content, contact Chris and he will be sure to get that to you).

 

Since the last update, there have been more fliers found. This flier in particular was a big find...

 

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The first reaction to this find was “Oh no! What is this?” Originally, the Country Music Jubilee (which was a weekly concert series held in peak seasons, from 1966 until the 80’s) was what was going to represent country music in Disneyland. Then, this Country Music Spectacular flier was found. This was an after hours, once a year, special event, similar to the Dixieland in Disneyland. Big artists performed in a concert and then went around the part to perform as well. It was only one night and it happened once a year. From the information found, this started in 1971 and ran every September until 1974, maybe 1975.  This sort of took over from the Dixieland in Disneyland yearly concert where the park closed early and the special ticket let you go on all of the attractions as well.

 

The flier only says Saturday Night September 23rd. Using deductive reasoning and calendars from the 70’s, this was advertising the 1972 concert. Doing more digging produced articles for the 1971 concert and the 1973 concert. This led to a new problem: how to represent all of these country stars? They were previously represented all in one track in the Country Music Jubilee, which is about 1 hour and 15 minutes, and is a medley of the performers from 1966-1972 who appeared in the ongoing, weekly concert series. To solve this problem, another section will be added.

 

Incidentally, if you’re having a problem on Firefox, right click and then hit “Activate this plugin” and “Allow and remember” and it will fix the problem. In early 2018, the method for playing the music will be changed from a Flash-driven system to an HTML system, which will allow the music to be listened to on any browser as well as any mobile device.

 

Back to the country music, there’s a new section! The Legends of Country in Disneyland. The Country Music Jubilee will have its own track and have a few additional artists added to it. Then, the Country Music Spectacular will be split into two sections, 1971 and 1972. Anything post-1972 will go in the track called More Legends of Country in Disneyland. The popularity of country music started to fade, and in the 80’s the style of country music started to change. The music featured on the site will be a classic country sound, so if you have a great distaste for country music, don’t be afraid to give this a listen. It’s really great music. If you like the Country Bear Jamboree, the music is in that style more than what you hear on country radio today.

 

Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass will get his own track as part of the new country music section that’s been added. All of the music for this has been gathered and a medley is being put together for it.

 

You can also take a look at a master list that Chris has put together listing all of the artists, the years they played, and the availability of music. The list is color coded and explained and it’s pretty interesting to see a behind the scenes look of how this music is being gathered, organized, and put together. The After Dark page will have a medley of only the most famous singers and songs and be put together in one, 1 hour medley. The Bandstands page will have significantly more. As of right now those two chapters have 55 tracks that need final editing. Once the music is posted to the website, a list of songs will be provided in the vlog notes that accompany the vlog update so anyone can look at all of the lists and glean information from them and look up artists, songs, years, etc.

 

Taking a look at the actual site, starting on the Chapter 20, the After Dark page:

 

  • (23:52) Track 13 - The Wonderful World of Color - Disneyland After Dark. This will be added soon and will be most of the entire 45 minute tv special of the same name. It will have smooth transitions between scenes (since we won’t have commercials playing in the track) and be cleaned up in the editing process to sound really nice. It will include the Tahitian Terrace section, even though there’s already a track for it on the page (Track 21). The existing track will be redone so the audio isn’t duplicated. If you want to find the original track, you can listen to it on the Adventureland page, because Track 21 as it is right now, before the forthcoming changes, is an exact duplicate. The changes will make it so you’re not listening to the same audio twice on After Dark page.

  • (25:21) Track 28 - Fantasyland Theatre - Humdinger. A few new songs are going to be added to that because some new artists were discovered. It will be pretty much the same but with maybe 3 extra songs added to it. Same thing with Track 31 - Tomorrowland Terrace - Pop Pourri where one extra artist has been discovered and will be added.

  • (25:50) Track 34 - The Great American Music Machine. A bunch of new artists have been discovered and will be added. Also, any music with a disco vibe has been taken out because it’s going to be included in the new Space Stage Disco Concert track.

  • (26:40) Track 47 - Papa Doo Run Run. A lot more music by them has been discovered, so it will soon have an extended mix very soon (once it gets through final editing).

  • (27:00) Track 48 - Space Age - Space Age Disco Concert. This is where the tracks taken out of the Great American Music Machine will go. Meco is a group that did the disco cover for the Star Wars theme, and it was a happy find to see that they played in the park and could be included. It has a certain quality that represents Disneyland in the 70’s very well.

  • (27:40) Track 50 - Country Bear Hoedown - The Nashville Brass. On the last update it was undecided if this track would be split up, due to differing quality of audio in the two tracks. With some editing magic, the sound quality now matches well together and a medley of The Nashville Brass has turned out very nicely. Because of this it will be kept as 1 track and not divided.

 

Now let’s look at Chapter 21, Bandstands at Disneyland.

 

  • (29:12) Track 13 - Legendary Jazz Singers in Disneyland. Originally, only instrumentals were being included, but since there were a lot of famous singers who sang along with the big bands that performed in the park during that period, they deserve to be represented. For example, Frank Sinatra Jr sang at the Plaza Gardens, Patty Paige, Mel Torme, etc. It’s a really nice track and it’s ready to go for final editing.

  • (30:37) The Tomorrowland After Dark Section has had things moved around and tweaked a bit. Track 42 will be The Space Age Disco Concert which will be similar as the After Dark version, with two songs taken out. Those two songs will be from the groups Voyage and Meco, which will be made into a separate track (Track 43) on the Bandstands chapter. They’re instrumental-oriented groups and have a similar vibe. It’s going to be a really great track.

  • (32:13) Rollin’ River Revue - Featured Performers section. This section is ready for final editing.

  • (32:26) Big Bands In Disneyland - Summer Concert Series section. During the last update, there were some bands after Buddy Rich. This section is going to have the bands from the Big Bands in Disneyland television special, and a new section called More Legends of Jazz in Disneyland will have the performers that weren’t on that tv special. There will be a track for the bands that only played in Disneyland once, but they were big names, and they deserve to be represented in a mix at the beginning of the section. The other bands appeared multiple times and were more significant to the history of Disneyland. Freddy Martin appeared in 1976 and was a mainstay through the 70’s and the 80’s, so he gets his own mix. He also has a Disney connection because his band wrote and played the song Bumble Boogie which was made into an animated segment from Medley Time. Louie Bellson was another big name player who appeared multiple times in the park. Myron Floren played with the Lawrence Welk orchestra and after Lawrence Welk died he formed his own band and performed several times in the mid to late 80’s. Horace Heidt Jr had a father who was a famous band leader and he took over and made his own band, appearing many times in the late 80’s. He was the last of the real Big Band performers. After that it shifted more toward local Big Band orchestras instead of worldwide, big names.

  • (36:40) Totally 80’s section. Originally these songs weren’t part of a category, but they have been put into a category to keep the look of the page consistent. They were on the page before, but have been grouped in an 80’s section. Other than the grouping, nothing else has changed.

  • (38:00) Swing Bands in Disneyland Section. These are the local (Anaheim-area) bands that played in the park starting around the 90’s. These are not the world famous bands.

  • (38:15) Tomorrowland Terrace section. Nothing has changed there.

 

And that’s the end!

 

Once the country music tracks have been gathered, new music tracks will start to be added to the site again. All of the work that’s been done behind the scenes for the last month will start appearing, and probably appearing rapidly. It was hoped this would be done by Chris’s birthday, but all of the new stuff that was discovered has pushed that back. However, once Thanksgiving Day hits, everything will be dropped and Christmas music will be the focus for the rest of the year. Then the new format for playing audio will put in place, and once that is done the Bandstands chapter will be finished up. What will happen after that hasn't been decided, so if you have an idea, Chris is open for suggestions.

 

Happy fall everybody, and see you again in two weeks! Bye-bye!

 

DIVIDER LINE

9/08/17 Vlog Update

 

 

Notes - By Melonie

 

Since the last update it doesn’t appear that much has been done to the site. However, behind the scenes things have been very busy, as you will see. The reason for this is that more information has come forward which means more content is going to be added to both the After Dark chapter and the Bandstand chapter.

 

Before getting started, let’s express our concern and do a group prayer for those in the path of the hurricanes. Please evacuate if asked and don’t try to ride it out since it’s probably the most powerful hurricane that has ever hit Florida. Stock up on all your supplies now, and please fill up all your pots and pans with water in advance so safe drinking water is on hand in case something happens to the water supply. Prayers and thoughts go out to everyone in Florida.

 

That being said, let’s move on to happy news. Supercalifragilistic September is happening now, with songs written by the Sherman Brothers.

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The September 7th song Thomas O’Malley the Alley Cat turns out to not be a Sherman Brothers song after all! The Sherman brothers wrote 3 songs for this movie, two of which made it in. It was assumed that Thomas O’Malley the Alley Cat was one of them, but a lot of people pointed out that this song was a mistake after it was put up as the Song of the Day. Oops! The song was left in the queue so we’ll call that artistic license. Even though it’s not officially a Sherman brothers song it sounds like one and people really like it.

 

Next month will be the yearly Halloween month, starting October 1st. Last year a general Halloween theme was done, so this year the songs throughout October will be about the Disney Villains (Cruella De Ville, Poor Unfortunate Souls, etc).

 

(5:33) A couple of articles have come forward which turned out to be the main reason why new content didn’t get added since the last update. A few months ago it was mentioned that the names of the performers of an After Dark event called The Rollin’ River Revue would like to be obtained. In the last update a podcast by Jim Hill was mentioned that gave the names of some of the performers. Since then, another article was found.

 

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This article lists performers that were not included in the podcast done by Jim Hill. The plan to create a medley of the artists at this Revue had to be scrapped, because if all of these performers were included it would go from a 1 hour medley to a 5 hour medley.

 

There was also confusion because some performers that were known to have performed at the Revue (like Pearl Bailey) are not listed in this article. This was cleared up a bit when another article was found.

 

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On the right hand side of the page you see an article that says “Disneyland Is Rocking At Night.”  You can see the previous article ends on June 13th, but this one starts on June 26th. It appears the concert series was extended beyond what the first article advertises.

 

Putting two and two together, this is probably what happened. The first several weeks of the Rollin’ River Revue there were musical events happening all throughout the entire park and the Rollin’ River Revue was part of it. These events had themes and the themes encompassed all of the entertainment, all over the park, all evening long. So the artists listed in the first article did not all play at the Revue, some of them played at the Carnation Plaza, etc. After these themed weeks ended, the Rollin’ River Revue continued throughout the entire summer. The performers that played starting June 26th didn’t follow a theme, they were more like special guest stars. That’s where Pearl Bailey comes in. There was even an extra week, not mentioned in the article, where the leader of the Tonight Show Band, Doc Severinsen came in and closed out the event with the last performance.

 

So from May through mid September, every week, this was going on. That led to rethinking how all of these entertainers were represented and reorganizing the Bandstand page once again to accommodate the solution. With that being said, let’s go ahead and look at the chapters and see what they look like now.

 

(12:09) Chapter 20, Disneyland After Dark

 

  • Track 14- Cavalcade of Big Bands. This is a track on the site that will have 2 or 3 additional artists added into the mix. It will go from being about 50 minutes to being about an hour long so it will be a little more complete. This will cover 1961-1967

 

  • Track 19- The Plantation House- Bernie Bernard & His Orchestra. It was difficult to figure out how to represent this. There’s only one band that is for sure known to have played there, but no audio can be found for them. Originally the above listed band was represented on the site as one of the bands that played during the Cavalcade of Big Bands, but there’s no proof that they actually played at that event. So instead, they are being used to represent the Plantation House because it’s the type of music that would have been played there. It has the right musical feel to it, and they very well may have played at the Plantation House at some point, so they got moved to that slot to represent it.

 

  • Track 24- Skiles & Henderson. They were going to be combined with music from a group they led called the Disneyland Doodlers but now they are being represented on their own. This track will be about a half an hour long and taken from an album they recorded.

 

  • Track 27- The Space Bar. This may have been mentioned before, things are blurring together a bit from the last update and what was done for this update. This will be a medley of songs from rock bands that played from about 1960-1966. It’s mostly surfer rock type music that would have been played during that time.

 

  • Track 48- Space Age- Space Age Disco Concert. This is one of the new tracks that just got decided to be added. There were a lot of disco bands that played during the late 70’s and they should be represented, so a medley will be made of those performers.

 

  • Track 50- Bear Country Hoedown - The Nashville Brass. This was going to be a 6 minute introduction to the Rollin’ River Revue. It was a dance routine performed by The Kids of the Kingdom. There’s another group called The Nashville Brass who really sound like they would fit in with the Hoedown. Either a medley of the two groups will be made, or they will be split. The reason is because the audio quality between the two tracks is different. The Kids of the Kingdom audio quality is alright (it was taken from a cassette tape), but the Nashville Brass is crisp, clear, perfect-sounding, and in stereo, so they kind of clash. If they are split then The Nashville Brass will become Track 51. If anyone has an opinion on that, go ahead and let it be known because it’s still undecided.

 

  • Track 52- Rollin’ River Revue- Featured Performers. This will be the original idea from a few weeks ago, where a medley will be made of the guest stars from this venue. It will be the most famous people that performed, and will be an overvue, whereas the other version on the other page will be a representation of pretty much every artist that appeared at the event.

 

  • Track 81- Grad Nite Dance Party. Originally this was on the bandstand page, but it’s been moved to the After Dark page because it wasn’t a live band.

 

  • Track 82- Grad Nite Blast. Originally this wasn’t going to be included because the main piece of music for it is a version of “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes,” which was originally used for the Step In Time live show at Disney’s California Adventure when it first opened. This piece of music is kind of a holy grail because it’s so hard to find. Lo and behold someone came forward and said they can probably get that piece of music. Let’s hope that it’s true! We’ll think positive and hold out the space for it in Track 82 which is setup to go as soon as that piece of music is shared.

 

(22:36) Now let’s take a look at the changes that have been made to the new chapter. Chapter 21 Disneyland Bandstand

 

  • For the most part (but with a couple of exceptions) this page will represent bands where people got up and danced. Performances where people sat down and listened are, for the most part, on the After Dark page.

 

  • Tomorrowland Bandstand section: The Disneyland Hotel band was originally in this section, but it was taken out and made into The Plantation House on the After Dark page, as was discussed previously (track 19 on the After Dark page). Everything else in this section is the same.

 

  • Dixieland in Disneyland section: This wasn’t a dance event. It was a music festival. However, so many different artists performed that it made for many audio tracks, so it’s on this page because this page has more room for it. This is one of those exceptions for the page that was mentioned above.

 

  • Disneyland A-Go-Go section: This has stayed the same.

 

  • Tomorrowland After Dark section: Track 36 - Mickey Finns is being added. This group is more of a Dixieland type music, but it was performed at the Space Stage in the late 70’s. It breaks up the sound a little bit, which can start to blur together and sound the same, so it’s a fun track. Track 37 - Voyager is called a Space Age Disco Concert but it’s just one group (Voyager).

 

  • Rollin River Revue - Featured Performers section: This is the major change to this chapter. This is the main reason that there aren’t a lot of new tracks. This is what took so long to figure out how to represent and then set up and gather musical content to be made into future tracks. Every themed week from that advertisement that was shown up above has been set up to have its own individual track. After the themes ended the special guest stars started, and they have their own track as well. This has gone from being 1 track to add, to 8 tracks to add (not to be confused with an 8 Track, ha ha!) Finding the music to make up the content of these tracks has taken a lot of time, but it’s in the process and they will start coming forward in future updates.

 

  • Big Bands in Disneyland - Summer Concert Series section: This section originally had some groups left out, groups who had performed at the Plaza Gardens, and it was decided to represent them. One of them is Track 61 - Louie Bellson & The Big Band Explosion. They performed many times and they really do need to be represented, so they were added in as their own individual tracks. Track 62- More Big Bands Legends In Disneyland will be comprised of big names in the industry who only played in the park once as a special guest star, or who didn’t appear in the television specials as the other performers with their own tracks did.  You can see the famous band leaders in this mix listed in the track description. There is some interesting history given at this point in the vlog.  Track 60 - Maynard Ferguson represents an artist who performed concerts at the Space Stage with a different style of jazz, more modern (at the time, it’s a 70’s sound). He doesn’t really fit in with the other artists in the section because his sound was more modern. There’s a certain logic to who gets their own track, how the tracks are organized, etc.  

 

(30:41) That’s about where things are at right now. Music is being gathered and put together to create the tracks, it’s being organized and getting ready to go into editing. There are still a few more artists to find music for. The Current Projects folder has tracks that are ready for final editing, so if you want to see what’s in that folder, you can go on the vlog and take a peek. There are 24 tracks in that folder.

 

Have a terrific final few weeks of the summer. Again, those in Florida, stay safe, hunker down, get your supplies ready. Prayers are going out to you.

 

We will see you again in two weeks. Bye-bye!

 

DIVIDER LINE

8/25/17 Vlog Update

 

Notes - By Melonie

 

Hello everyone! There is a lot to report on during this update. While there haven’t been a lot of new audio tracks added, the website has had some big things happen. To begin with, the Index Page has been reconfigured. There were a couple of reasons for this.  For one, there was a lot of residual HTML code (behind the scenes stuff that makes the website look the way it looks) so a 15 year old computer genius (Chris’s nephew!) helped get rid of all of that unneeded code, and the page pops up much quicker. The second reason was that although it looked beautiful on Firefox, there was an issue when people used Chrome (pictures were cut off on the edges, etc). So now it looks good on both browsers, and it took several days to go fix and was A LOT of work, so go check it out! (Use the link above for quick access).

 

The Disneyland After Dark Chapter is the next big thing to be worked on. It felt as though it was getting out of control with 145 tracks, where the other chapters have 80-100 tracks at the most. It took awhile to figure out how to split it up. It was finally decided to let Disneyland After Dark be about the nighttime shows and fireworks and create a separate chapter for all the live bands that played after dark. So instead of having all the live bands on that chapter, a brand new chapter was created that, with only a couple exceptions, features all the live bands that have played in the park.

 

Chris now introduces the newest chapter, Disneyland Bandstand.

 

  • (4:45) Introduction to the new chapter. Mickey Mouse serves as the mascot in his 50’s dancing outfit. The title card is shown, and then the chapter is explained.

 

  • (5:15) Track 1 - Carnation Plaza Gardens. This will be coming soon. It will include all the advertisements from the 50’s that promoted the Carnation Plaza Gardens. This includes Date Nite at Disneyland as well as The Soda Time dance ad. It needs to be redone so it’s Coming Soon.

 

  • (5:39) Tracks 2-3 are carryovers from when it was on the other page.

 

  • (5:47) The entire Tomorrowland Bandstand section from the other page has been moved to this chapter. It starts at Track 4. It’s pretty much the same as before except for what is now Track 13 - Bernie Bernard & His Orchestra. This is from an album that was recorded at The Disneyland Hotel on New Years Eve. It’s a Coming Soon.

 

  • (6:28) Dixieland in Disneyland Section, starting at Track 15:  This is the same except the Walt Disney introduction (which was the first track) has been taken out. It will still be on the After Dark chapter.

 

  • (6:57) Disneyland A-Go-Go Section starting at Track 24- The Space Bar - Annette and Bobby Rydell. This track wasn’t in this section when it was on the After Dark page, but on the Bandstand page it has been incorporated into this section. Other than that, it’s exactly what was there before.

 

  • (7:24) Tomorrowland After Dark Section starting at Track 32. These tracks feature the bands that played in Tomorrowland in the 70’s. The only thing that didn’t transfer over from the After Dark page were a couple of commercials. Those commercials can still be heard on the After Dark page.

 

  • (8:00) Big Bands in Disneyland starting at Track 40. This section is still the same. It’s still a work in progress but no changes were made during the transfer from the After Dark page.

 

  • (8:15) Tracks 54-56 were transferred over from the other page and the introduction to Grad Nite track was removed. It’s still on the After Dark page.

 

  • (8:37) Swing Bands in Disneyland starting at track 58. These tracks are the same as before.

 

  • (8:54) Tomorrowland Terrace starting at Track 70. This is the same as before. Several new tracks were added to this section since the last update, and all of them are marked “NEW”. This is tracks 71-77. There are a few tracks that are still Coming Soon and those are marked as well, tracks 78-81. They will be done soon and make this section complete.

 

  • (9:40) Track 82 - Grad Nite Dance Party. This used to be sandwiched into the Tomorrowland Terrace section, but it deserved to be its own thing, so it has been pulled out. It was only posted about a week ago so it’s also newly added since the last update.

 

So that’s basically what’s going on with the new chapter. The “Welcome To The Hub” at the bottom of each page has the new chapter link added, so you are able to navigate to the Disneyland Bandstand chapter from every page. Adding in this new chapter and all it entailed took several days of long, hard work to do. Every image and mp3 file had to be renamed to reflect the new chapter number, because what was Chapter 22 is now 23, etc. That took forever to redo. Also, new artwork and new pictures for the new page had to be created, which took up even more time. But it had to be done because even more tracks were going to be added to the After Dark chapter which would make it even longer, and it just really needed to be split up.

 

Let’s go over and look at the new Disneyland After Dark chapter.

 

First off, in order to keep the After Dark chapter from having gaping holes in its history by the removal of the bands to the new page, a creative musical solution has been devised. Whereas before, the different genres of music were represented by several tracks, they will now be represented on this page by one track only. What this means is, instead of having every individual artist from the Bandstand’s page represented, a custom mix will be put together to represent each genre (Swing Dange, Go-Go, etc). These will be a “Best Of” mix that representing the best of each genre. That way they are still represented in the After Dark chapter in some way, give a nod to its importance as history to the park, and not take up as much space as before. These mixes are Coming Soon. When they do come, and if you like an individual artist and want to hear more from them, head over to the Bandstand page.

 

It should be noted that since the site is a work in progress, the track numbers listed were correct as of 8/26/17. They may or may not match up to what was in the video at the time Chris recorded it, and they may change again later. As of 8/26/17, these track numbers are correct to what is on the site.

 

  • (13:16) The first four tracks on the Disneyland After Dark page are the same. Then, a new section called Main Street After Dark was put in. Track 5 will lead us in with a song called “Meet Me Down on Main Street” because it has a line that says “We’ve got a date tonight at 8”, so it kind of talks about night a little bit. Track 6, the Evening Area Music has been on the site for awhile. Track 7 will be The Dapper Dans, Track 8 will be The Saxophone Quartet, and track 9 is the Coke Corner Pianist which was already on there. That completes the Main Street USA After Dark section.

 

  • (14:30) Track 10- Date Nite In Disneyland and Track 11- Date Nite with the Elliott Brothers are the same. The Elliott Brothers are on this page as well as the Big Bands page. You cannot have a Disneyland After Dark page without the Elliott Brothers on it.  Since it’s also a live band it fits both categories very strongly, and so it’s on both pages.

 

  • (15:27) Track 12- Fantasy In The Sky. This is the same.

 

  • (15:30) Track 13 - The Wonderful World of Color - Disneyland After Dark. This will be a mixture of all of the different segments from the 1962 episode of The Wonderful World of Color. They are all separate and posted in the Disneyland in TV Land chapter, but this version will have them all combined together. Once it’s done, it will be posted here.

 

  • (16:10) Track 14 - Cavalcade of Big Bands. This is another duplicate of what is on the Bandstand page. This is an overview of all the different bands that played at the Tomorrowland Bandstand.

 

  • (16:48) Track 15 - Dixieland in Disneyland - Walt Disney. It had been mentioned that the Dixieland in Disneyland introduction was removed from the Dixieland section on the Bandstand page but left on the After Dark page. This is it, so you can still hear it as Track 15 on the After Dark page.

 

  • (17:00) Track 16 - Dixieland in Disneyland - Delta of the River Stage. This was a show on the Rivers of America that had a special stage designed for it (which you can see in the picture to the left of the track). These shows were both a live stage show as well as a live bands, so this event is being featured both on the After Dark page as well as the Bandstand page. On the After Dark page it’s Track 16 and it is being featured as a live stage show. On the Bandstands page it’s Track 15 - Dixieland in Disneyland: Special Guest Stars and is being featured as a live show. That way, both sides of it are represented.

  • (18:03) Track 17 - The Firehouse Five Plus Two. Once again, something central to the history of the park. They’re also in the Bandstand chapter. On the After Dark chapter it will be a track from their live album. On the Bandstands chapter it will be cuts from some of their other albums, so the tracks on the 2 chapters will be different.

 

  • (18:55) Track 18 - The Tahitian Terrace - Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii. It fits in with the After Dark theme of the page so it will be represented.

 

  • (19:14) Track 19 - The Tahitian Terrace - The Royal Tahitians. Track 18 serves as a lead in to track 19.

 

  • (19:20) Track 20 - Three Cute - Lasses - The Pirate Trio and Track 21 - The Clara Ward Gospel Singers and Track 22 - The Yachtsmen Quartet and Track 23 - Hootenanny! These were all on the page before.

 

  • (19:35) Track 25 - Spring Fling. This was on the site before and it now says Coming Soon because it’s having more added to it. The existing track will be used to create the “overview mix” which will incorporate all of the Disneyland A-Go-Go music (which starts at Track 24 on the Bandstand page) as a “Best Of” compilation. The Spring Fling ad will be a “lead in” to the compilation.  

 

  • (20:30) Skipping to Track 28 - Pepsi Presents: New Years Eve in Disneyland. This comes from an album that has many live performances in the park, and it’s put together as an overview. That’s why it’s on the After Dark chapter instead of the Bandstands chapter. You can also find this on the Disneyland Records chapter starting at Track 65.

 

  • (21:19) Skipping to Track 32 - The Disneyland Entertainment Experience. This is Jack Wagner introducing a bunch of the live events that take place in Disneyland After Dark. The tracks that follow this are all mentioned in this audio. So this track plays and serves as an informal lead in for the next several tracks (up to a point).

 

  • (21:58) Starting at Track 33 - The Main Street Electrical Parade tracks (all but the 2017 tracks) were put into a section instead of having them separated because the descriptions became repetitive. There are a lot of tracks here so it really belonged as a section rather than a separated list of tracks. It’s the same audio but presented in a bit different format.

 

  • (22:45) Tracks 40-42 - Three versions of Fantasy In The Sky.

 

  • (23:02) Track 43 - Disneyland Entertainment - 1970’s Announcements. These announcements also serve as a lead in for Tracks 43 and 44. Tracks 43 and 44 can also be found on the Bandstand page (with different track numbers). One should also note that this page is still a work in progress so a lot of the descriptions don’t match the track yet. They are serving as place holders until the correct info can be put in, and their purpose for right now is to give the page the correct look for what the final product will be. If you see errors, don’t worry, they will be fixed very soon.

 

  • (25:00) Track 46 - Country Bear Hoedown. This is mentioned in the Jack Wagner preview (Track 31) and it wasn’t even thought to add it before, but it really should be included in Disneyland After Dark chapter. So a place for it has been created, and this track will be Coming Soon.

 

  • (25:32) Track 47 - Rollin’ River Revue. It has the same kind of country music feel to it as Track 45 so they were put after each other. The Country Bear Hoedown to leads into the Rollin’ River Revue.

 

  • (25:51) Track 48 - Rollin’ River Revue - Featured Performers. Awhile back it was mentioned that Chris was looking for the performers at this Revue, and someone came through! Big shout outs go to Jim Hill of The Disney Dish because he did a podcast episode where he talked about the history of Fantasmic, and he also did a rundown of many of the performers there at the Rollin’ River Revue. Just to give you a heads up of some of the performers that were there: Frankie Avalon, Jan & Dean, Patty Paige, Buddy Rich, Spyro Gyra, Jose Feliciano, Cool & The Gang, Papa Doo Run Run, Leon Russell, Earl Scrubbs, Pearl Bailey and Pete Fountain. There were a couple of other that Jim Hill didn’t have the name of so those won’t be included. But that’s pretty much the majority of the performers, so a very interesting and eclectic mix will be made from these performers. - Note - Following the creation of the vlog, Chris was given some more names of artists who appeared at this event. Stay tuned for more info in two weeks.

 

  • (27:25) Track 49 - Big Bands in Disneyland. The title music from the Big Bands show will kick off the track. Then one song from each band that performed will be put into a mix. The version on this page will be compiled from studio recordings (see the Bandstand page if you want to hear the tracks that were recorded live, starting around Track 40 on that page).

 

  • (28:31) Track 51 - Disneyland Grad Nite. Before there was a 1 hour track for the first half of the 80’s and a 1 hour track for the 2nd half of the 80’s, and then Live On Stage All Star track which was over an hour as well. That’s a lot of 80’s, so the best of all 3 of these will be put together into one “best of” track. This is Coming Soon.

 

  • (29:20) Tracks 52-54 are all the same audio as what was there before.

 

  • (29:42) Track 55 - Fantasy In The Sky. This track has been moved to this spot to keep a sort of cohesion. This page is loosely being organized in chronological order.

 

  • (30:09) Track 56 - Big Thunder Barbecue - Area Background Music and Track 57 - Jambalaya Jazz Band and Track 58 - Rivers of America - Fantasmic! Announcements. All of these tracks are what was there before.

 

  • (30:24) Skipping to Track 65 - Swing Bands in Disneyland. A mix will be created that is a “best of” all the artists that performed. If you want to hear the individual groups go to the Bandstands chapter.

 

  • (30:55) Tracks 66-69 are all of the fireworks shows and they were on the chapter before.

 

  • (31:00) Track 71 - Pixie Hollow Enchantment. There are also several shows about 7 minutes long where the water and lights and music do a little choreographed performance. Previously, there wasn’t access to the music used in these shows. However, a new contact person has been found and he has provided exciting information. It has been made known that the music from these come from the Tinkerbell movies that were made direct to video. The problem is, we don’t know what tracks were used and in trying to identify them with software, everything comes up “Unidentifiable”. However, this contact person has said that he has a list of all of the music that has been used, and after he finds the list he will share the information. Then this music from these shows will then be able to be replicated and this track will be available.

 

  • (33:21) Track 73 - Tomorrowland Terrace. Again, all of the artists who have individual tracks on the Bandstand page will be put together in a mix that includes one song from each group.

 

  • (33:47) Skipping to Track 80 - Main Street Electrical Parade - 2017 Announcements. This has been moved to the end of the chapter to keep things more chronological. It just makes sense to keep everything as chronological on this page as possible for the sake of organization.

 

  • (34:42) Track 82 - Fantasmic! 2017 - “Imagine” Exit Music. This is also at the end of the chapter to keep it in chronological order.

 

  • (35:00) After that come the Good-bye announcements and things which were all there before.

 

And that is the new Disneyland After Dark chapter! There is still work to do, not everything is completed, so if you check out the page in the next few days there might be some strange things happening. Some descriptions underneath the tracks might not make any sense because they haven't been rewritten and you’re seeing the place holders, some tracks might not play, etc. It’s under construction so be patient and soon everything will be back in order. Then new songs can be added. If you can’t play a track, try back in a few minutes. It’s probably temporary as things are being rearranged. It doesn't mean the site is down, it means things are under construction.

 

That’s everything for this update. Hopefully everyone is having a wonderful summer. See you in two weeks! Bye-bye!

 

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8/11/17 Vlog Update

 

Notes - By Melonie

 

Hello everybody and welcome to the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour update for August 11, 2017. I’ve made a lot of additions to my website since my last update. But first I want to mention that beginning September 1st, I will have my annual “Supercalifragilistic September,” a month long tribute to the Sherman Brothers, as the Disney Song of the Day. Every song throughout September will be a classic Sherman Brothers song. I’ve been doing this for a few years now, and people seem to enjoy it, so look for it again this year.

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All of the additions to the site since the last update are from the Disneyland After Dark chapter, and it’s pretty much everything that was mentioned in the last update that I said I would be adding.

 

  • (1:40) Track 35 - The Yachtsmen Quartet. This track has been on the site for a long time but some major clean up has been done. Background hiss and glitches have been removed (it was from a live recording). It’s a huge improvement over the old track, so be sure to check out this new and improved version.

 

  • (2:17) Track 36 -  Hootenanny! And Track 38 - Fantasyland Theater - Humdinger. The new and expanded versions of these have been posted. Here is a list of the bands that are included in these mixes, as well as annotations to show which artists are new to the updates.

 

Hootenanny

 

1 – Hootenanny - The Glencoves

2 – Erie Canal – The Yachtsmen   NEW

3 - Please Don't Sell My Daddy No More Wine - The Greenwood County Singers

4 - Jordan's River - Modern Folk Quartet

5 - This Land is Your Land - The New Christy Minstrels  NEW

6 - Alabama Bound - Jim & Jean

7 - Dooley - The Dillards

8 - Done Laid Around (Gotta Travel On) - Joe & Eddie

9 - Silver Dollar - The Back Porch Majority

10 - The Unicorn - The Irish Rovers

11 - Three Legged Man - John Denver and the Mitchell Trio

12 - Shenandoah - Phil Campos and Paul Hansen

13 - Old Home Place - Richard & Jim

14 - Thunder and Lightning - Hoyt Axton

15 - Green Rocky Road - Casey Anderson

16 - Red River Valley - Glenn Yarbrough and Marilyn Child

17 - Willow Tree - The Limeliters

18 - Mule Skinner Blues - Jose Feliciano

19 - Waves on the Sea - The Mitchell Trio

20 - Little Rag Doll - The Womenfolk

21 - Boll Weevil - Sam Hinton

22 - St. James Infirmary - Josh White

23 - Molly and Tenbrooks - Steve Gillette

24 - Proud to Be Together - The Stoneman Family

 

Humdinger

 

1 - Humdinger - Freddy Cannon

2 - This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis and the Playboys

3 - Patience Baby - The Pair Extraordinaire   NEW

4 - The In Crowd - Dobie Gray

5 - Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups

6 - She'd Rather Be With Me - The Turtles

7 - Things - Jody Miller   NEW

8 - Across the Street is a Million Miles Away - Ray Peterson   NEW

9 - Kicks - Paul Revere and the Raiders

10 - Papa Oom Mow Mow - The Rivingtons

11 - Baby I'm Yours - Barbara Lewis

12 - Deep Purple - Nino Tempo and April Stevens

13 - I Fought the Law - Bobby Fuller Four

14 - Dream For Sale - Joey Paige   NEW

15 - What the World Needs Now is Love - Jackie DeShannon

16 - The Birds and the Bees - Jewel Akens

17 - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - The Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans

18 - Windy - The Association

19 - Two Lovers - Mary Wells

20 - More - Vic Dana   NEW

21 - He’s a Rebel - The Crystals  NEW

22 - Love Letters Straight From Your Heart - Ketty Lester  NEW

23 - It's My Party - Leslie Gore

24 - Hold Me, Kiss Me, Thrill Me - Mel Carter

25 - Dirty Water - The Standells

26 - Goody Galum-Shus - Bobby Sherman

27 - Nowhere to Run - Martha and the Vandellas

28 - Good Lovin' - The Rascals

29 - Come A Little Bit Closer - Jay and the Americans  NEW

30 - Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond

 

  • (3:25) Track 43 - Tomorrowland Terrace - Pop Pourri. The history and details of this were discussed in the last vlog. This is all 60’s, Go-Go-type music and it was a lot of fun to put together. This track has been completed and added to the site and contains the following artists in the mix:

 

Pop Pourri

 

1 - Mastered the Art of Love - TheCheckmates Ltd.

2 - Sunny - Gary Lewis and the Playboys

3 - Love’s the Only Answer - Kelly Garrett

4 - I’m the Wolf Man - Round Robin

5 - I Want Love - The Individuals

6 - Something About You Baby - The Vibrants

7 - Heartbeats - Dick and Dee Dee

8 - She Done Moved - The Spats

9 - Candy - 1910 Fruitgum Company

10 - Girl It’s Over - The Six Deep

11 - The Duck - Jackie Lee

12 - Annie Ya Ya - Jim Doval and the Gauchos

13 - Follow Me - The Bantams

14 - Follow the Bouncing Ball - The Hondells

15 - I Live For the Sun - The Sunrays

16 - That Ain’t Right - Freddy and the Sounds of Soul

17 - Tainted Love - Gloria Jones

18 - Get on This Plane - The Premieres

19 - Heartbreaker - H.B. Barnum

20 - You’ll Never Know - Mickey and the Invaders

21 - Our Love is Gonna Snowball - Jackie and Gayle

22 - Chocolate Cherry - The Joe Tex Band

23 - Follow the Sunshine - Don Grady and The Yellow Balloon

24 - You’re Absolutely Right - The Swinging Apollas

25 - Free as the Wind - The Brooklyn Bridge

26 - Tequila - New Classic Singers

27 - You’re the Sound of Love - Peppermint Rainbow

28 - Words - The Regents

29 - That’s My Bag - Shango

30 - Two Can Have a Party - Marvin Gaye andTammi Terrell

31 - Knock on Wood - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

 

  • (4:39) Track 95 - Jambalaya Jazz Band. This is the band that plays on the Tom Sawyer Island rafts during the pre-show of the current Fantasmic!, and also played during the Star Wars Land - Galaxy’s Edge construction (they performed concerts at night when Fantasmic! was not running). This is not authentic music because this group hasn’t produced a professional album. The only recordings of them were taken by guests, live, in the park, so a pretty close match to their sound was located and put on the site. It’s Dixieland jazz and some sound effects that you hear along the Rivers of America at night (like the crickets) were added, which makes it really fun.

 

  • (6:26) Track 96 - Rivers of America - Fantasmic! Announcements. This is the full Rivers of America - Waterfront loop that you hear both day and night. The countdown to the show announcements will cut in and say “Fantasmic is about to begin!” at the 30 minute, 15 minute, 10 minute and 5 minute intervals, which is authentic to what guests hear as they sit along the Rivers of America and wait for the show to start.

 

  • (7:22) Track 101 - Fantasmic! 2017 - “Imagine” Exit Music. A lot of people have asked if the 2017 version of Fantasmic! has been obtained by me, and the answer is unfortunately no. (hopefully someday). The exit music for the show is the same as what is used at Tokyo Disneyland, so this will at least represent the 2017 show until the new version of Fantasmic! can be obtained.

 

  • (8:10) Track 125 - Club Buzz - Sandbox. This is a  local rock band that played during the period when the Tomorrowland Terrace was decorated to look Buzz Lightyear-inspired and durring the day they had a Buzz Lightyear show.

 

  • (8:58) Track 142 - Wurlitzer Music Store - Town Square Evening Concert. This was on the site before, but it only had one song. It has now been extended. If you are familiar with the album titled “Echoes of Disneyland” (available in the Disneyland Records chapter) this is similar. However, crickets chirping have been incorporated into this track to give it a romantic, nighttime, peaceful feeling. If you want to hear it without crickets to go Disneyland Records. If you like the crickets, this track is for you.

 

  • (9:48) Track 143 - Disneyland Park Closing Announcements - Jack Wagner. This was on the site before but it only had one version of the closing announcements. A second version has been added.

 

  • (10:14) Track 144 - Disneyland Park Closing Announcements - Bill Rogers. - - Bill Rogers is the current “Voice of Disneyland” and a friend sent this track in. The music that is underneath the announcements comes from a VHS tape from the 90’s “Disney Sing-Along” series called “Disneyland Fun”. This is NOT the authentic music that’s really played under the announcements in the park, but the music was added to make it a listening experience instead of someone just talking. It came out really fun. Just keep in mind that while the announcements are true to what is played in the park, the music underneath it is not.

 

(11:10) That’s it for what has been added so far. The next project on the agenda will be to get the Tomorrowland Terrace section added. Everything has been gathered, it just needs to go through final editing (which can be the longest and most difficult part of the process). Also needing to be completed is the Big Bands in Disneyland section. If you or anyone else has access to the Disney Channel series “Big Bands in Disneyland” and can get good quality audio recordings from this series, please get in touch with Chris. As things stand, the Glenn Miller episode is missing. The version that will be added is from the same year with the same orchestra but is not the recording from Disneyland (although it’s a great place holder). The sound quality on some of these is not great and it was considered to leave some of these tracks out, but after further debate, it was decided to keep everything in, and try to clean up the audio as best as possible. Mostly it’s the applause in between the songs that sounds bizarre. Some applause swapping might occur from tracks whose applause doesn’t sound as muffled, but it really would be ideal to just get a better quality audio to begin with. The Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw audio are the ones most needed. If you have access to any of these, please let Chris know.

 

(14:30) There are about 25 tracks left on these tracks left to work on, and each track is about an hour each. That’s 25 hours of music left to edit and add. Hopefully by Chris’s birthday in September, fingers crossed, this chapter will be finished.

 

(15:03) Once that is finished, the Holiday Time in Disneyland chapter will be revisited. It wasn’t appealing to listen to Christmas music in May, when the chapter was being worked on earlier this year, so while all the other holidays have been added, the Christmas section is the last holdout. It’s getting late enough in the year that editing Christmas tracks won’t feel so out of place.

 

(15:44) But before that gets worked on, some new things will be added to the Welcome to Disneyland chapter. It was already completed but some new material has been obtained.  If that’s all finished and it’s still not Thanksgiving yet, the Disneyland Railroad tracks on Chapter 2 Hometown USA might be worked on. A lot of people have been asking for these but they’re quite difficult to edit so they’ve been put off. They might get worked on this year, but they could just as easily be postponed until next year.

 

(16:55) That’s what’s going on with the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour. I hope everyone is having a very enjoyable summer and I will talk to you in two weeks! Thanks for listening and bye-bye everybody!

 

DIVIDER LINE

 7/28/17 Vlog Update

Notes - By Melonie

 

Goodmorning everyone! Can you believe it’s been 2 weeks already? Summer is flying by.

 

Since the last update, June Foray - a woman who should be considered a Disney legend - has passed away.

 

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She was the voice of Rocky from Rocky & Bullwinkle, Natasha the Russian Spy from Rocky & Bullwinkle, Cindy Loo Who, Granny from the Warner Brothers cartoons, Granny Gummy from Gummy Bears for Disney, and a witch named Witch Hazel both for Disney and for Warner Brothers, making it unique that there’s a character with the same name and personality for two different studios. She also provided the sounds for Lucifer the cat in Cinderella, and the Indian Mother in Peter Pan, and many other voices. Her impact has been felt through the animation world for decades and decades. She died in her 90’s so she lived a full life, however, she will still be missed and her death is a great loss.  

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Then this morning, more sad news. One of the last remaining links to Walt Disney has passed away. His name is Marty Sklar.

 

 

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Marty started working in a low position in the Disneyland parks, even before Disneyland opened to the public, and he rose through the ranks over the years, eventually becoming the President of Disneyland and then the President of Walt Disney Imagineering. He was there from the beginning and he was there for it all. His philosophy and impact will be felt throughout the theme park industry forever. It is hoped that the imagineers that follow will remember the lessons that Marty taught and retain the philosophy from him, and through him, from Walt.

 

These particular people were so important to Disneyland, and Disney animation and the parks that this is devastating news. They will never be forgotten and we are so blessed to have had them because of how they have affected our lives in positive ways.

 

Pressing forward despite this sad news, the updates to the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour!

 

(5:44) A discussion on Pop Pourri, which is a “Coming Soon” project. A friend named Scott has been working with Chris, hand in hand, to figure out the history of audio and the Disney parks in general. Scott sent some fliers from events which have taken place in the park and a significant one got overlooked. In the mid 60’s a concert series took place called Humdinger, which has a track in the Disneyland After Dark chapter (Track 38). However, once the Tomorrowland Terrace opened there were other performers who played and, until now, have been overlooked on the site. They are now going to be represented. These groups cover the gamut of what was going on in pop music at this time, so Pop Pourri is an accurate name to represent this event. This and other things have led to additions which will be made to the Disneyland After Dark chapter. Since changes were to be made, a brainstorming session about anything else that could possibly be added to the chapter took place, since it’s a huge endeavor and hours of work to add things to a chapter each time a change is made. All images and tracks and sometimes even coloring of letters have to be changed and it can take hours for just one track, so it’s better to do it all at once. Look for these changes in the near future.

 

(10:18) Track 13 - The Space Bar - Annette and Bobby Rydell. This is the first new thing being added to this chapter, going through numerically. It’s a segment from The Wonderful World of Color.

 

(10:49) Track 36 - Hootenanny! This has been on the page for a couple of months now. A little history: there was one group from this festival where music couldn’t be found. At last the reason they were so difficult to find has been discovered. It turns out the name of the group listed in the promotional material is a different name than what the group recorded under. Through a happy accident the actual name of the group was found and so one song is going to be added to this track. Also, in the last update it was mentioned that there was a Yachtsmen song in the version on the Disneyland Showtime chapter that wasn’t in this track on the Disneyland After Dark page. Going forward, there will probably be a Yachtsmen song added to this track as well, but a different song than the one in the Showtime chapter. So, there will be two new songs added which will enhance and extend this existing track and give better representation to the performers and the legacy of this event.

 

(12:28) Humdinger and Pop Pourri kind of relate. The track for Pop Pourri will eventually be placed within the number 40-something’s tracks. The last few days have been spent gathering the audio for this. When Humdinger was originally done, the more obscure groups were left out to make room for the main players so it didn't’ turn into a 2 hour mix. That meant there was a big chunk of material left out. Since it was around the same time as Pop Pourri was going on in Tomorrowland Terrace, the stuff that was left out of the Humdinger mix will be included in the Pop Pourri mix. There will be about 6 songs added back in, which is a happy thing and, along with the Pop Pourri mix, will give a more accurate representation of this style and era of Disneyland performances.

 

(17:10) While looking at the 2017 Electrical Parade announcements track which was discussed during the last update, a typo was noticed. A demonstration on how the line notes are put in and/or corrected for typos is given. This gives a “Behind the Scenes” look to how the site is made. If anyone ever comes across a typo please send an email so it can be fixed so the site is typo-free. No offense will be taken. The site should be error free. The same goes for subpar audio- some of the Big Bands tracks might go away since the audio isn’t as high a quality as would be desired.

 

(21:06) When Fantasmic was on hiatus there was something put in place at night to keep the guests entertained. The Jambalaya Jazz Band, who usually performs in New Orleans Square, performed a concert on one of the Tom Sawyer Island rafts. As a pre-show to Fantasmic they’ve had other bands perform on the rafts to the concept isn’t new. In addition to the Jambalaya Jazz Band there was another group that also performed along the river and there will be a track added for them in the future as well.

 

(22:48) Someone sent the countdown announcements to Fantasmic, so that’s new audio that will be added soon to the site. The full Rivers of America -  Dixieland Jazz Loop will be added with the announcements placed within it. There are two reasons for this. The first is, as guests sit and wait for the show, this is what they hear, so it makes an authentic experience. The second reason is that in the audio for the announcements, that very music can be heard in the background anyway. Instead of editing it out, it’s being embraced and enhanced. There will still be an audio file in the New Orleans Square chapter without the announcements.

 

(22:18) The 2017 edition of Fantasmic premiered just a few days ago. The audio for this probably won’t be obtained for a long time, but the exit music for it has been obtained. It turns out this music is the same that they use in the Tokyo version. Once the audio is cleaned up it will be posted. As of this Vlog, it wasn’t posted yet- it’s still a “Coming Soon.”

 

(25:40) The Swing Bands in Disneyland section has been finished! All the missing tracks have been added so that full block of audio is now complete.

 

(26:10) Track 141 - Disneyland Forever - A Kiss Goodnight. The track has had a space blocked in and is coming soon.

 

(26:23) Track 142 - Wurlitzer Music Store - Town Square Evening Concert. This track will be extended soon. Currently there is only 1 song but the full album will be added. It will be different than the track on the Disneyland Records chapter because it will have sound effects over it to create the feeling of being on Main Street at night.

 

(26:55) Track 143 - Disneyland Park Closing Announcements - Jack Wagner. Previously there was only the Jack Wagner version of these announcements available. The present day version with announcer Bill Rogers has been obtained and will be added soon.

 

There haven’t been as many tracks added lately as in previous Vlogs because there has been so much planning needed to figure out how to integrate the new tracks, plus the actual time it takes to rearrange the structure of the site (which takes hours and hours per track). In addition to that project, someone sent a bunch of cassette tapes which have been converted to digital, which took several days as well. Also the Disney Song of the Day for the month of August was being set up. While it may look on the outside that there hasn't’ been much going on, there has been a lot going on behind the scenes - at least 10 hours a day, every day, 7 days a week. However, this behind the scenes work all eventually leads up to new audio being posted to the site which can be seen and heard, and it all pays off. Stay tuned to see all of this, coming soon and/or, eventually.

 

(29:40) For those who listen to the Jiminy Crickets podcast, there are some major changes happening including losing one co-host, gaining another (a woman this time!) and moving to a bi-weekly format. More detailed explanations as to why these changes are being made are given both in the Vlog and the podcast itself.

 

(31:17) Happy summer, and I look forward to updating you more in two weeks! Goodbye everybody!

 

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 7/14/17 Vlog Update

 

Notes - By Melonie

 

Hello everyone!

 

A special 10 day block of songs devoted to Disneyland was recently featured during the Song of the Day.  Be sure to check that out. The next special block will be in September and will be called  Supercalifragilistic September, a month long tribute to the Sherman Brothers.

 

The Disneyland Magical Audio Tour has hit a new milestone. The 1,400 track mark has been surpassed! There are 1,4021 tracks now in the collection. In addition to Disneyland After Dark, songs that fit into other chapters have been crossposted. This will hopefully make it easier for people to find what they’re looking for. For example, The Main Street Electrical Parade fits the theme of Disneyland After Dark, but it also fits into Parades. So it’s now part of the Disneyland on Parade chapter. So if someone is searching for it and they look for it under parades they’ll find it there, and it will make it easier for them to locate. This is just one example of many duplicates that have been added to other chapters. Additionally, new tracks have been added as well.

 

To start, we will go over what has been added to the Disneyland After Dark chapter.

  • (6:40) Track 54- Main Street Electrical Parade- Announcements. Several announcements for the 2017 Main Street Electrical Parade.

  • (7:20) The Swing Bands in Disneyland block (starting around track 104) has had several tracks added (there are only 2 left to go). Everything is authentic audio of the actual bands except for tracks 99 and 102.  

  • (9:30) Track 124- Tomorrowland Terrace - Area Background Music. This is music from a Radio Disney CD (possibly volume #8) and this music is really used as background music between sets at the Tomorrowland Terrace at night.

 

As a side note, if you’re having trouble playing the songs, you need to make sure you have Adobe Flash installed and running on your browser. While possibly antiquated, this is the current mechanism used to play the songs on the website, and while it might be replaced with something different someday, this is what it is now. If you check to make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Flash installed and running and you still have a problem, contact Chris and we’ll figure out what’s going on.

 

(13:42) Moving on to a different part of the audio tour. Chapter 14 is called Disneyland Showtime and it’s a chapter about all the live shows, stage shows and different types of entertainment and limited time events that have been held in the park over time. A few things in the Disneyland After Dark chapter also belonged on this chapter, so these have been cross posted.

 

  • (14:24) Track 19 - Dixieland at Disneyland and Track 20 - Cavalcade of Big Bands are mixes that include several different artists. It’s an overview of everything in the Disneyland After Dark chapter.

  • (15:06) Track 21 - Hootenanny! -  This has one difference from its partner track in the After Dark chapter. In Disneyland After Dark there’s a separate track covering Yachtsmen. However, in this track it has been combined together. Since they were an integral part of the Hootenanny! festival they were included, with one extra song by the Yachtsmen, into this track which is what makes it different than the Disneyland After Dark track.

  • (16:18) Track 22 - Fantasyland Theater - Humdinger. This one is the exact same track as on the Disneyland After Dark page.

  • (16:24) Track 24 - Country Music Jubilee. This is the exact same track as on the Disneyland After Dark page.

  • (16:28) Track 26 - The Great American Music Machine. This is the same exact track as on the Disneyland After Dark page. This goes through the end of the Chapter.

 

The same type of thing was also done with the Disneyland on Parade chapter (Chapter 5). This chapter presents things in chronological order rather than having things grouped together by type (for example, all the Electrical Parades from the 70’s until now are grouped together in Disneyland After Dark). Chronological is the presentation style for this chapter.

 

  • (19:34) Track 15 - St. Patrick's Day Parade. This was done in 1968

  • (20:45) Tracks 19 & 20 - The original Electrical Parade is represented in two tracks from 1972.

  • (21:22) Track 33 - The Return to Oz portion of the Electrical Parade from 1985.

  • (21:42) In the After Dark chapter the opening announcements by Jack Wagner and the parade are both separate tracks, but on this version on this page it’s combined into one track.

  • (22:39) Track 45 - Disneyland Easter Parade. This is placed in about 1985 in the chronology of the chapter.

  • (23:22 Track 77 - A Christmas Fantasy Parade. The Christmas Fantasy Parade which started in 1994

  • (23:32) Track 81 - Light Magic.  

  • (23:45) Track 90 - Give A Day, Get A Day - Thanksgiving Parade.

  • (23:50) Track 94 - Paint The Night Parade and Track 95 - Frightfully Fun Parade

  • (23:54) Track 96 - The Main Street Electrical Parade - 2017. The opening announcements have been included with the actual parade on this track, making it differ slightly from the version on the After Dark chapter.

 

Holiday Time in Disneyland has one new track.

 

  • (26:12) Track 111 - The Tournament of Roses Parade. This parade takes place on New Year's Day in Pasadena, California and Disneyland has had multiple floats through the years in this parade. For this new track, several of the tracks which were separated on the Parade chapter have been combined into one track which encompasses all of the floats which represented specific anniversaries (the 35th anniversary of Disneyland, the 40th, the 50th, and the 60th anniversaries). This makes it different than the versions on the Parade chapter because it’s select tracks combined into a medley, rather than the separate tracks which contain every entry throughout the years.

 

Today is the first day of D23 and hopefully everyone visiting in Anaheim has a good time, stays safe, drinks lots of water, gets lots of rest, and takes good care of yourselves.

 

The last thing to mention is how to become a Disney Chris financial supporter. The site costs a lot of money to pay for to run.  Music on the site is free with no ads, and it costs money to bring them to the site. If you can see it in your heart to make a donation, even a $1 donation a month, that greatly helps. Plus, you get additional content unavailable anywhere else when you donate through Patreon. If you donate another way and you still want access to the exclusive content, just let Chris know and with no questions asked, that exclusive content will be sent to you as well.  There is a link at the top of every chapter on the site called “Donate to Site”. All donations go directly toward adding more music to the site, not into anyone’s personal bank account. The three ways to donate:

  • A one-time donation through PayPal

  • A recurring, monthly donation through Patreon

  • Buying a T-shirt (which is very good quality, and comes in several styles and colors-you won’t be disappointed) on this website.

 

(33:49) I will talk to you in two weeks and share with you all the wonderful new additions that will be made over the next two weeks. Bye-bye!

 

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June 30th, 2017 - Vlog Update Notes (see video below)

 

 Here is the written version of my last Disneyland Magical Audio Tour Youtube Vlog Update from June 30th - Thanks again to my dear friend Melonie for doing these extensive notes.

 

 Welcome! There are a few things to talk about on this update before we get into the audio tour.

First up, there will be a change in the frequency of videos, from doing one video every week to doing one video every two weeks. The first reason for this is that the videos which aren't about the updates to the Magical Audio Tour aren’t as popular (only half as many viewers). Secondly, it’s difficult to figure out what to say on those other videos. Rather than struggle to come up with content, all effort will go into doing one really good video every two weeks. From here on out there will be a video every other Friday discussing the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour and the website in general. The Jiminy Crickets podcast is also available every week, and if an interesting topic comes up that isn't covered through those methods, there could be a separate video dedicated to that subject as needed.

 

 Also, going into the 4th of July weekend, it means 2017 is half over. Can you believe it? On the website there will be a special Song Of The Day from July 1st- July 10th which will be all Disney songs of a patriotic nature. Special artwork will be posted on Facebook and Twitter to announce the song of the day. After the 10th of July there will be a special 10 day block of songs to celebrate Disneyland’s 62nd anniversary. (July 17th is the actual day of the 62nd anniversary).

 

 Because there aren’t that many new additions to discuss this week, time will be taken to briefly discuss the 25 chapters that comprise the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour. These can be found at the bottom of each page, and they’re called “The Hub.” This starts around the (5:05) mark. It has not only descriptions but interesting trivia and teasers of things that will be added in the future.

 

 Around (18:00) the updates start. The first step to getting the tracks on the site is to set them up. During setup mode, you won’t see a lot of new content on the site because it takes a few weeks to get things ready for final editing. There are 34 tracks in the folder that are now ready for final editing (which will finish the Disneyland After Dark chapter). Over the next couple of weeks (or maybe months) all of these tracks will be added- the light at the end of the tunnel can be seen! There was a lot of research that had to be done in order to locate tracks for this chapter. There was a television show in 1984 called Big Bands in Disneyland. Several legendary Big Band orchestras performed at the Plaza Gardens and it was all filmed for TV. If anyone has better sounding recordings of these Disney Channel specials from the 80’s please contact Chris. Better audio quality is definitely desired. Some of the tracks might not be posted because the audio from the specials on YouTube aren’t up to standard. There was also a track that had a portion of the video that freezes during part of it, and one episode that is missing and not posted on YouTube (the Glenn Miller orchestra). The audio that will be placed there is a place holder until the authentic Big Bands in Disneyland version can be found. Again, please let Chris know so he can replace what is planned for that chapter with the authentic audio.

 

 (24:03) Four tracks in Swing Bands in Disneyland have been added (not be be confused with Big Bands in Disneyland). The difference is that these are not the legendary performers, these are groups that were formed in later years that replaced the authentic bands as the authentic bands wavered and died out, due to the march of time. These tracks are from the 90’s up until the present day.

 

 (25:58) Track 98- Stanford Freese & the Disneyland Big Band. This was an in house band, formed by Disneyland. Stanford Freese was a conductor with the Disneyland Marching Band, and he kind of moonlit with another group that performed at the plaza in the early 90’s. It’s Disney songs performed in the Big Band style. It’s a very fun track although not authentic audio performed in the park.

 

 (27:45) Track 99- The Swing Kings. This is authentic audio. Fun trivia fact: it was difficult to find the audio for this track so a placeholder was set up. However, authentic audio was found while looking for something else, so the place holder was scrapped and the authentic audio was put in instead.

 

 Track 100- Doc Anello & The Swing Machine. This is authentic audio.

(28:55) Track 101- Jump, Jive & Swing: Swingtown. This track is a place holder. This band still performs at Disneyland. They used to perform at the Carnation Gardens, and were the last band to play before the Carnation Gardens were taken down to make way for the Fantasy Faire Village. While they are one of the most significant bands to play at Disneyland, authentic audio is hard to find since they haven’t produced a studio album. Chris has even gone so far as to contact the group and ask if they have audio they are willing to offer up to include on the site. While this track is a place holder, it does a good job of representing this group. Hopefully someday they will get back to Chris with authentic audio.

 

 (32:10) Question: Is it unethical to post all this music on the website? Does this take away from supporting the artists? Answer: not really, since all of this can be readily found on YouTube, and if it can be listened to on YouTube it can be listened to just the same on DisneyChris.com  For other bands, permission was given from the bands themselves to put it on the website. If you enjoy the music from these bands, you’re encouraged to buy their albums (if they have one) to support them.

 

 (33:25) Personal story from Chris about his experiences in the late 90’s, when he was living about half an hour away from Disneyland. He used to bring his dancing shoes and go swing dancing every weekend and, in his opinion, he was a pretty good dancer back in his 20’s. This was during the swing dance revival which was partially kicked off by the movie Swing Kids. The older crowd that had been dancing at Disneyland since the 50’s and 60’s was there, mixed in with a younger crowd who were part of the swing dance revival.

 

 (35:37) If you listen to this before the 4th of July, remember to check out the holiday chapter and scroll down to track number 91. You can listen to all of these tracks related to the 4th of July to get you in the mood to celebrate. It’s a couple of hours worth of music. Be sure to check that out if you haven’t already.

 

 (36:20) Farewells. Chris will see you in two weeks! Be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook and have a happy and safe 4th of July!

 

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June 30, 2017

 

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Here again is the written version of my last Disneyland Magical Audio Tour Youtube Vlog Update from June 16th - Thanks again to my dear friend Melonie for doing these extensive notes.

June 16, 2017
 
Hello everyone, and welcome to the June 16th update. There have been tracks added, extended, enhanced, and rearranged in Chapter 20. This chapter has grown from 32 tracks at the beginning of the year to 99 completed tracks. The 3 sections which still need to be completed are: Big Band in Disneyland Summer Concert Series, Swing Bands in Disneyland, and the Tomorrowland Terrace. Each section represents dance bands in a different decade, including the present (at Tomorrowland Terrace). Now, for the new additions!
 
(3:35) Track 56 - Main Street Electrical Parade - 2017. This used to be at the bottom of the page, since it’s the newest audio track in the collection. However, it’s now been grouped with the vintage Electrical Parade tracks so they’re all together in one cluster.
 
(4:25) Track 60 - Rollin’ River Review. This has improved audio quality, so it’s a 2.0 version. This was a stage show set on the Rivers of America, sort of a precursor to Fantastmic. It was a live review with a guest star and an opening number (which you hear in this track). Only two of these guest stars have been discovered during research, but an educated guess can be made as to what was played at this review: the music was kept to Americana to keep with the Frontierland theme. If anyone knows who performed at the Rollin’ River Review, please let that information be known. Someday perhaps there can be a compilation track made of various artists who played at the Rollin’ River Review, similar to the compilation tracks that were discussed during the last update and those that were released during this update.
 
(7:16) Track 62 - Pizzazz. This is a featured group that performed at the Tomorrowland Terrace. While it’s a studio recording, it’s still authentic, performed by the actual group.
 
(7:40) Track 63 - Grupo Tobasco (Krash). These were two bands, but members of Grupo Tobasco went on to form Krash, so the two are grouped on the track together. The recordings are actual recordings made by these groups. It’s pop music with a latin feel to it.
 
(8:33) Track 64-65 - Friendship Train and Track 65- Sunshine Balloon. From the early 70’s to early 80’s these bands performed at Disneyland. Authentic recordings couldn’t be found so what you hear is similar and acts as a placeholder until authentic recordings can be found.
 
(11:19) Track 68 - The Space Stage- Haylx. This was a band put together by Disney’s Imagineers. Few articles about them exist online, but what has been found is shared.  This link  talks about the formation of the band and includes concept art, while this link shows posters of the band and discusses how much it all resembles a certain space movie that came out in 1977, the tone of the music they played, how the pop-rock group was received by audiences, and why they eventually were dropped. It also includes a link to YouTube where someone who had recorded their concerts posted 3 videos. These videos were what was used to create the audio track. The audio track was enhanced to include crowd cheering and also other sound effects making it a DisneyChris.com exclusive.
 
(17:47) Track 69 - Big Bands in Disneyland. This is the opening track for one of the 3 sections that are still in progress. This has been on the site for 7 years. It is now enhanced for better audio quality, and it stands on its own instead of being the lead-in to a medley of several big band artists.
 
(19:40) Track 83 - Disneyland Grad Nite. Starting in the 60’s, and an idea of Walt himself, the tradition of Grad Nite began. High school graduates from all across Southern California came to Disneyland and performers played into the wee hours of the morning. We know who these performers were thanks to a collection of souvenir programs which have been scanned and uploaded to this blog. Take a look- there’s a lot to see!
 
Track 84 - 80’s Grad Nite Part 1. This is a mix for the first half of the decade. The performers in this mix are:
 
Celebration – Kool and the Gang
Do You Wanna Go Party – K.C. and the Sunshine Band
A Night to Remember – Shalamar
Time After Time – Teri DeSario
I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters
Together – Tierra
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Jenny (867-5309) – Tommy Tutone
Sweetheart – Frankie and the Knockouts
Call Me – Skyy
Pleasure Victim – Berlin
Jeopardy – Greg Kihn
You Don’t Want Me Anymore – Steel Breeze
Let It Whip – Dazz Band
Preppie – Cheryl Lynn
Jungle – Dwight Twiley
Don’t Let Your Love Grow Cold – Con Funk Shun
Cool Places – Sparks
 
 Track 85 - 80’s Grad Nite Part 2. Performers in this mix are:
 
Obsession – Animotion
No Parking on the Dance Floor – Midnight Star
Let the Music Play – Shannon
We Are the Young – Dan Hartman
Lovergirl – Teena Marie
Conga – Miami Sound Machine
Broken Wings – Mr. Mister
Meeting in the Ladies Room – Klymaxx
Object of My Desire – Starpoint
Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
Oh Sheila – Ready For the World
Don’t Forget Me (When I Am Gone) – Glass Tiger
Don’t Be Cruel – Bobby Brown
For Tonight – Nancy Martinez
Come Go With Me – Expose’
Pop Goes the World – Men Without Hats
I Want to Be Your Man – Roger Troutman
Tender Love – Force MD’s
That’s What Love is All About – Michael Bolton
I Surrender (To the Spirit of the Night) – Samantha Fox
You Got It (The Right Stuff) – New Kids on the Block
 
Much time was taken to put these tracks together for fans of 1980’s music, even though it is not a favorite genre of music for Chris, in order to make sure all types of music are represented on his site. Both tracks are over an hour long and both are exclusive to DisneyChris.com
 
(23:51) Track 87 - Live On Stage- All Star Performances. While this track was on the page before this update, it was more of a filler because it wasn’t authentic enough. It has been replaced by a new mix which was inspired by three TV specials that aired in the 80’s. This is another custom mix which contains studio versions of the songs which had been performed live in the park. It’s over an hour long and is another DisneyChris.com exclusive. The performers and songs are:
 
She Works Hard for the Money – Donna Summer
Play Me That Mountain Music – Alabama
Do You Love Me – David Hasselhoff
Unconditional Love – Donna Summer
The Neutron Dance – The Pointer Sisters
Too Late for Goodbyes - Julian Lennon
Jump (For My Love) – The Pointer Sisters
Conga – Miami Sound Machine
Bad Boys – Miami Sound Machine
So Serious – Electric Light Orchestra
Calling America – Electric Light Orchestra
God Thank You Woman - Culture Club
Move Away - Culture Club
If She Knew What She Wants - The Bangles
Tuff Enuff – The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Stay - Oingo Boingo
Goody Two Shoes – Adam Ant
Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Sara - Jefferson Starship
I Feel the Magic – Belinda Carlisle
The Other Side of Life – The Moody Blues
I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On – Robert Palmer
Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer
 
(26:54) Track 91 - Big Thunder Barbeque - Area Background Music. This is a nighttime take on the music loop because you can hear a crackling campfire and the sounds of crickets. It was on the site before but was only 7-9 minutes. This is now the complete, unabridged loop that is an hour long.
 
(27:45) Track 92 - Fantasmic! TV Announcement. A commercial from the 90’s announcing the opening of Fantasmic.
 
(27:52) Track 93 - Fantasmic!  The audio from the show itself. This was on the site before, but it has been expanded from 18 minutes to the full version, plus the audio has been enhanced.
 
(28:36) Track 95 - Fantasmic! Disneyland Band Medley. The Disneyland Band’s cover.
 
(28:47) Track 96- Light Magic - TV Announcement. A commercial from the 90’s announcing Fantasmic!
 
(28:56) Track 97 - Light Magic. This was on the site before and has been updated to have better sound quality, plus now includes the formerly missing “middle section” which hadn’t been included on any of the official releases. You won’t hear this complete version anywhere else - another DisneyChris.com exclusive.
 
(29:55) Track 110 - Fantasy In The Sky. This has been redone and improved for greater sound quality, including the sound of fireworks! Close your eyes and imagine you’re really there.
 
(30:35) One track that was formerly on this chapter has been moved. It is now included in the Disneyland Records chapter. This chapter contains nearly all of the albums that have been released, from the 50’s up until now, that are Disneyland Park themed. It includes live recordings released on vinyl, soundtrack albums from different attractions, storyteller albums, etc. Everything on here has been cleaned up and is probably the best versions you’ll find of these recordings, since major clean-up was done to remove the crackling, hissing, and popping from the vinyls. At the very bottom is an album from ‘96 called Disney’s Music From The Park. This was the main album that was used to get the former Live Performances In The Parks track (which has been redone - see up above). It was decided that since the former music had been removed, it should still be represented somewhere. So you can find it here now, on the Disneyland Records page.
 
Since it costs money to add content and keep the site going, here are some ways you can donate as little as 1 dollar, or as much as 2 million (should anyone so desire!) All donations, even a $1 donation, are gladly received and appreciated. Patreon monthly donators will receive access to exclusive content.  There is a link at the top of every chapter on the site called “Donate to Site”. All donations go directly toward adding more music to the site. The three ways to donate are:
A one-time donation through PayPal
A recurring, monthly donation through Patreon
Buying a T-shirt (which is very good quality, and comes in several styles and colors-you won’t be disappointed) on this website.
 
(36:38) Farewells, plus a tidbit of what to expect in the next two weeks.

 

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June 16, 2017

 

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June 2, 2017

Here is another "Vlog" update of the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour. Enjoy!


And here is Melonie's written summary of the Vlog...

 

June 2, 2017 Vlog Update Summary

 

Welcome to the second vlog update of the DIsneyland Magical Audio Tour at DisneyChris.com! As promised, there will be a video every week. There will be a general video one week, and a vlog update the next week. So there will be a weekly video, but it will alternate between a general video and a Disneyland Magical Audio Tour update. Once again, time markers are included (although not guaranteed to be perfect down to the second) to help you locate a spot on the vlog if you want to jump straight to it.

 

With Lilly the cat as a special guest host, this week we will talk about new additions as well as history and answers to FAQ’s about the site. There are 5 of them that will be answered today and go down in history as canon as “The Answer” so they don’t have to be re-answered over and over again in the future.

 

The tour of the site update begins with Donald Duck. This month he is taking over the site with the song of the day as well as images on the page headers. Here’s a sample of what to look for.

 

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The update for this week is the Chapter 20, Disneyland After Dark. As of the last vlog update, everything up to track 45 was completed. Now, 10 new tracks have been added, starting with track 46, and moving up through track 58,  with two exclusions. Tracks 48 and 50 remain unchanged. The summary of the new tracks and interesting tidbits:

 

(4:02) Track 46- Country Music Jubilee. This is where we get into some history, and it’s very interesting.  The history starts around (4:10).  From about 1966, well into the 80’s, there was a weekly concert series that took place at Disneyland. On Sundays during peak periods, popular recording stars from the country music industry were invited to do live performances. It started at the Fantasyland Theatre. In 1967 it moved to the Tomorrowland stage. The roster of performers is a who’s who of anybody who was anybody in classic country music. This track is a compilation of several artists (although not all of them) who performed in the park. This track was pieced together and edited into a whole, specifically for disneychris.com, making it exclusive to this site.  The following list details whose performances are in this Country Music Jubilee track:

 

1 – Alabama Jubilee – Roy Clark (Instrumental)

 

2 – Act Naturally – Buck Owens

 

3 – Rye Whiskey – Homer and Jethro

 

4 – Sweet, Sweet Lips – Joe and Rose Lee Maphis

 

5 – Excuse Me For Living – Freddie Hart

 

6 – My Dirty Lowdown Rotten Cotton Pickin’ Little Darlin’ – The Geezinslaw Brothers

 

7 – Let’s Wait a Little Longer – Canadian Sweethearts

 

8 – Ain’t You Ever – Collins Kids

 

9 – I’ve Come Awful Close – Hank Thompson

 

10 – Yes, I Love You Only – Bonnie Owens

 

11 – You Finally Said Something Good – Charlie Louvin

 

12 – Let’s Do What’s Right, Even If It’s Wrong – Faye Hardin and Bob Morris

 

13 – Like a Fool – Dottie West

 

14 – Texas – Tex Ritter

 

15 – Little Maggie – The Stonemans

 

16 – A Woman Lives for Love – Wanda Jackson

 

17 – I’ll Hold You in My Heart – Tex Williams

 

18 – I Saw the Light – Roy Acuff and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

 

19 – She’s a Little Bit Country – George Hamilton IV

 

20 – Mama Tried – Merle Haggard

 

21 – Big Red Roses – Kay Austin

 

22 – I Just Couldn’t Let Her Walk Away – Dorsey Burnette

 

23 – Stop the World and Let Me Off – Susan Raye

 

24 – Honeymoon Feeling – Roy Clark

 

25 – Try a Little Kindness – Glen Campbell

 

26 – Fancy – Bobbie Gentry

 

27 – The South’s Gonna Do It Again – Charlie Daniels

 

(5:18) The performers on this track also have a tie-in to the former Country Bear Jamboree attraction which used to be held in Critter Country by Splash Mountain. When it came time to select the songs for this attraction, the songs were selected from artists who had performed over the years at the concert series. Selected songs were re-recorded, Disney-style, except for one. The one song that wasn’t re-recorded came from Tex Ritter and his actual recording was used as-is in the attraction (you can hear more about this in detail around the 7:30 mark). The details are well worth listening to, so take the time to listen this fascinating research of both classic country music stars performing in the park, as well as some development of how the Country Bear Jamboree came to be.

 

(6:19) This fascinating information comes Foxxy, who has a blog site called Passport to Dreams Old and New. She has in depth articles about Disneyland and Walt Disney World that gives information you can’t find anywhere else. Please go to her website and look at her articles - they are well researched and extremely informative. Several of the artists discussed in the Music of Country Bear Jamboree article appear in Track 46. It’s a lot of fun to see a photo of the country music artist next to their character from the Country Bear Jamboree.

 

(10:05) Track 47- The Great American Music Machine. Here is where we get into more history of the now-nonexistent Tomorrowland Stage, especially for people who weren’t at Disneyland during this time or weren’t born yet. This stage is not to be confused with the Tomorrowland Terrace. The Terrace was more of a dance stage, whereas this one had outdoor seating and dancing was discouraged.  There are wonderful pictures that are shown to describe the development of the stage through the years and illustrate who performed there. The vlog goes into depth and is a must-see for Disney music and history buffs, especially those who weren’t born yet or couldn’t be there at the time these performances on these stages took place.

 

(16:48) A roster of guests who performed at the “Great American Music Machine” concert series is shown. These are grade-A, top level entertainers of that time, available for the price of admission to the park. If you want to hear a medley of all these different artists, listen to Track 47, which is a second custom medley of artists who performed on this stage, carefully selected and blended as another custom mix exclusive to disneychris.com. The artists on this track are:

 

1 – The Love You Save – The Jackson 5

 

2 – Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

 

3 – Hooked on a Feeling – B.J. Thomas

 

4 – Woman, Woman – Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

 

5 – The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

 

6 – Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) – Helen Reddy

 

7 – Silver Bird – Mark Lindsay

 

8 – Precious and Few – Climax

 

9 – Sooner or Later – The Grass Roots

 

10 – Down By the Lazy River – The Osmonds

 

11 – Top of the World – The Carpenters

 

12 – Tie a Yellow Ribbon “Round the Old Oak Tree – Tony Orlando and Dawn

 

13 – Betcha By Golly Wow – The Stylistics

 

14 – Want Ads – Honey Cone

 

15 – Stagger Lee – Tommy Roe

 

16 – Yes We Can Can – The Pointer Sisters

 

17 – Indian Reservation – Paul Revere and the Raiders

 

18 – The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Robert John

 

19 – You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt

 

20 – I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John

 

21 – Rock the Boat – Hues Corporation

 

22 – Never Can Say Goodbye – Gloria Gaynor

 

23 – This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole

 

24 – Rock N’ Roll Heaven  - The Righteous Brothers

 

(20:28) Track 49-Baroque Hoedown. This is the song that was used to create the music for The Main Street Electrical Parade. This song came out in 1966, pre-dating the parade itself, and has been covered several times by different artists. This track is a compilation of a few of those cover versions that have been turned into over an hour of music containing variations of the song.

 

(21:20) Track 51- The Main Street Electrical Parade- Commercials. One radio and 3 TV commercials have been combined. Excellent audio of vintage material.

 

(21:34) Track 52- Main Street Electrical Parade- Announcements. Jack Wagner, “The Voice of Disneyland” announces the parade.

 

(21:46) Track 53- The Main Street Electrical Parade. This was on the site before but it has been updated and extended and enhanced. This is the most thorough, most accurate, best version of the song. A lot of music transitions on other tracks are not very smooth and it pulls you out of the experience a little bit. On this track, attention to transitions have been given special attention so that it flows and fades well from one section to another to give an optimal listening experience.

 

(22:33) Track 54 - Main Street Electrical Parade - Pete's Dragon Medley. In 1978 the Electrical Parade took two sections (Alice in Wonderland and Pete's Dragon) on a road tour. They were included in the Orange Bowl halftime show in Florida and special music was used for the Pete’s Dragon segment. This special music includes existing music from the parade, plus new material. It’s like an extended version of the Pete’s Dragon segment of the parade, and this extended segment has been pulled out from the halftime show and placed as track 54.

 

(23:14) Track 55 - Main Street Electrical Parade- Return to Oz. This was a very short lived float in the parade, meant to promote the 1985 film “Return To Oz.” Music from the film was meant to fit in with the existing electrical parade music. This bit has been pulled out and is now track 55.

 

(23:05) Track 56 - Fantasy In The Sky- 1970’s.

 

(24:05) Track 57- Fantasy In The Sky- 1980.  This was created for the 25th anniversary of Disneyland. It was very popular and ran through peak seasons over the next 2 years.

 

(24:14) Track 58- Fantasy In The Sky - 1983. This version of the fireworks spectacular was created to coincide with the opening of a fully refurbished Fantasyland and included the welcome return of Tinkerbell, who flew through the skies to signal the opening of the parade. This is the version of the fireworks show that most people are familiar with. As a special bonus, this track includes the original Jack Wagner introduction, which isn’t available on the official releases of the show.

 

(24:50) Track 135- The Main Street Electrical Parade - 2017. This is the 4th from the last track on the page. This is the present-day version that returned this year. The musical arrangement is completely different than the 70’s/80’s versions. It was a lot of work to set this up because most of the music is taken from versions from Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland. It was compiled together to represent the Disneyland version and is pretty authentic to how it sounds at Disneyland today.

 

(26:27) A small preview of what will be worked on next: Tomorrowland entertainers from the 70’s and 80’s. Things are set up and ready for final editing. In the next update (in 2 weeks) these tracks will be described in detail.

 

(27:00) The 5 FAQ’s and their answers.

 

(27:12) Question 1: Can I be added to your favorite Disney Web Links page? Short answer: unless you are truly a favorite link, the answer is no. If you’re a tourism or vacation planning company, that isn’t what this page is about. Profit-making organizations aren’t what this page is about. This page is meant to show the specific go-to sites used to develop the disneychris site.

 

(29:37) Question 2: How can I download the songs on your website? Answer: You can’t. You have to listen to them on the site because it runs into copyright issues. Making songs downloadable will make the page subjected to being shut down due to copyright infringement and that would destroy years of work. To keep the site safe, and protect all the work that was put into the project, the music is not downloadable.

 

(32:00) Question 3: Are you planning on doing a California Adventure or Disney World magical audio tour? Answer: There are thousands of tracks still to add to the Disneyland audio tour and it will take years to do. If that gets done, several years down the road, a California Adventure collection might be the next project. Disney World is just way too daunting to think about.

 

(33:56) Question 4: Where do you find all your music? Answer: a lot of it comes from networking. People who have worked at the park in the 70’s and 80’s, websites (especially Mouse BIts, a site listed on the favorite Disney Web Links - they have audio that is out of print and is not being sold currently) networking, sharing with people, collecting music since childhood, etc. It’s not one easy answer, it’s many different things, but mostly networking. Through the website many fantastic people have come forward to share what they have so the world can hear this music.

 

(39:44) Question 5: Do you have this song or that song? Answer: Every single song on the audio tour is indexed on the Disney Audio Tour Index. It’s categorized by chapter.  An example of how to look up a song is given so fans can look up music at any time. Additionally, there’s a wish list shown around the  (37:00) mark of tracks that will hopefully be found and added to the Audio Tour at some point in the future. A few tracks on there have been obtained since the list was created, so there’s every hope that more tracks on the wish list will emerge in the future.

 

(37:55) If you have other questions that you want answered on the vlog, you can email them to dclyndon@gmail.com

 

(38:15) Farewells

 

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May 27, 2017

Hello again everyone. For those who prefer the updates in written form, someone has generously volunteered to do a summery of each video update going forward. So from now on, there will not only be a video update, but a few days later it will be followed by a written version. Thanks to Melonie for doing the written summaries! Here is the first one, for the video posted on May 19th...

5/19/17 Vlog Update

 

It’s been a month since the last update, so there’s a lot of ground to cover in this vlog. This makes it the lengthiest vlog which will be produced. Future vlogs will be shorter since they will be done on a bi-weekly basis. At the request of a fan, a written blog post such as this one will follow the vlog and serve as a write-up of what was discussed so fans can know what interesting tidbits to look for at a glance. Time markers are included (although not guaranteed to be perfect down to the second) to help you locate a spot on the blog if you want to jump straight to it.

 

The last update was April 16th. Since then, two chapters have been updated- the Halloween section of Chapter 21- Holiday Time In Disneyland, as well as Chapter 20, Disneyland After Dark. Chapter 21 is mentioned first because it has the most additions. To see all the additions at a glance, look at the index where new tracks are identified.

 

Additionally, recommendations are given on which browser to use if you want the best viewing experience. Firefox is the preferred browser, although Chrome works as well. Explorer isn’t good, visually, and Safari is no good at all. For the best experience, try to use Chrome or Firefox. Detailed explanations as to why are in the vlog.

 

The updates for the tracks in Holiday Time In Disneyland chapter are as follows:

 

  • (6:03) Track 38- Halloween Time at Disneyland. This is a commercial from 2009. It has been edited and the sound is cleaned up. It features the Disney villains.

  • (6:22) Track 39- Grim Grinning Ghosts. This is a mix of several different versions of the song. A sample is played. It’s a 40 minute mix of all different covers of Grim Grinning Ghosts, edited together.

  • (7:19) Track 48- Grim Grinning Ghosts- Christmas. A Christmas version which is a lot of fun.

  • (7:28) Track 41-  Haunted Mansion Holiday Music Box-Area Background Music.  The title is so long the word “New” wouldn’t fit within the title space, but this is an expanded file. The old version was about 12-½ minutes. It’s now 7 minutes 43 seconds.

  • (8:09) Track 44- Haunted Mansion Holiday- Jack’s Back! Two tv commercials advertising the Haunted Mansion. These are from a few years back and focus on the Haunted Mansion specifically. They are 30 seconds each so it runs 1 minute long.

  • (8:33) Track 46- Haunted Mansion Holiday- Breakdown Spiels. This is 1 minute long. A sample is played. This is the music you hear when you pass by Oogie Boogie at the end of the Haunted Mansion ride. It’s the “hold” music which is played when the ride stops to let a wheelchair guest into the Doom Buggy. Interesting trivia: it originally played in the attic scene but it’s been moved to where the hitchhiking ghosts are located.

  • (10:36) Track 47- The French Market- Holiday Area Background Music. As the holiday home for a character meet with Jack Skellington, this music runs from Halloween to the end of the year. Oddly, it isn’t Disney-specific. It’s a compilation of music from Tim Burton films, music composed by Danny Elfman. This is a full, uncut version. It also includes music from the Haunted Mansion holiday attraction itself.

  • (11:25) Track 48- Main Street Pumpkin Festival. This is Main Street USA-Type music, played by The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. They have provided much of the background music played on Main Street over the years so it was fitting to include them. This track has 3 of their songs, which have a Halloween kind of feel to them, compiled from studio recordings.

  • (12:41) Track 49- Big Thunder Ranch - Woody’s Halloween Roundup. For many years, a Halloween festival was held at Big Thunder Ranch. There would be pumpkins carved with Disney characters, character meet and greets, live entertainment and more. This track comes from a time when Big Thunder Ranch had an event centered around Woody and Jessie from Pixar’s “Toy Story films”.  The music is cowboy-type songs which are instrumental versions of songs from Toy Story 2.  

  • (13:13) Track 50- Big Thunder Ranch- Halloween Carnival. This is all taken from one album which is about 40 minutes long. It’s carnival-type music. A sample is played.

  • (14:15) Track 51- Billy Hill and the Haunted Hillbillies- During Halloween, the Billies became The Haunted Hillbillies and performed a special, Halloween-themed set. One of the songs they included was The Devil Went Down to Georgia. This track is taken from one of their albums, not Halloween, that they recorded during their years playing in the park.

  • (14:46) Track 52- Halloween Carnival Magic Show. In order to capture the music, YouTube videos and voice recognition software were used. A friend named Scott Leonard (you can find him on Facebook) was a collaborator on this project (and many others). Hall of the Mountain King is not an actual version from the park because it couldn’t be found, so this recording serves in its stead.

  • (16:21) Track 53- The Magic Cauldron-Conjure a Villain. The audio for this was compiled from YouTube videos. It was a lot of work to clean this audio up and sound effects were added. It was a challenging project. This was a type of sideshow in a tent which took place at Disneyland in the Big Thunder Ranch. A cast member had a guest wave a magic wand over a cauldron, a smoke effect would appear, and a Villain was magically conjured and stepped out from inside a box. It has kind of a creepy, carnival-type feel.

  • (18:20) Track 54- Ghost Riders In The Sky. This is a mix of several versions of that song. It was the go-to song for Halloween time in Tomorrowland. Four versions of the song are included in this track.

  • (18:40) Track 55- The Halloween Tree. The song doesn’t have anything to do with Disney specifically, but the song is used with creative license to represent The Halloween Tree in the park.

  • (18:54) Track 56- Pioneer Mercantile-Halloween Sing-Along. Inside the Pioneer Mercantile in Frontierland there is a screen where videos are projected. During Halloween they show an old sing-along video called “Happy Haunting Party at Disneyland.” There were voices in between song segments which have been edited out, so just the music is left.

  • (19:48) Track 57- Mickey’s Trick-Or-Treat Party-Area Music. This has been on the site for several years but it has been updated to a non-abridged version.  

  • (19:48) Track 58- Mickey’s Toontown- Halloween Area Background Music. It’s unknown if this song was ever played at Disneyland. This audio is suspected to come from Mickey’s Toontown in Disney World where they used to have a street fair. It’s fun Halloween music, so it’s included even though it may have never actually been played at Disneyland. Creative license is used to imagine that this might have been played in Toontown at Disneyland at some point in the past.

  • (21:10) Track 59- Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade. Extra music has been added to update this pre-existing track. This is from the longer parade that came out last year.

  • (21:40) Track 60- Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Party- Riverfront Music. This is the music you hear around the Mark Twain dock. It can also be heard on the Rivers of America page as well. It’s been on the site for years, but it’s new to this Chapter.

  • (22:31) Track 63- Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy-Area Sounds. This is not authentic. It comes from a  movie that takes place in space and has the same type of sounds you hear on the Ghost Galaxy attraction. This is serving as a placeholder until the authentic audio can be obtained. If anyone has access to the authentic audio, please let it be known. Until then, this gives the feel of the attraction.

  • (23:51) Track 64- Monsters University Dance Party. At the bottom of the page, there is a link to DJ Elliot. He’s a DJ from Florida who is a DIsney fan, and he makes custom dance mixes for events at Disney World. WIth his blessing, this mix has been added to the page.

  • (25:24) Track 65- Ride of the Headless Horseman. This is a placeholder until the audio from Disneyland can be obtained. This particular version came from Disney World. A sample is played.

  • (27:01) Track 66- Frightly Fun Parade. This came from one of the overseas parks, either Paris or Hong Kong. It’s the same theme song that DIsneyland uses. The audio from Disneyland couldn’t be obtained, so this stands in its place.

  • (28:06) Track 68- Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Party- Villain’s Farwell. Fittingly, this is the last audio clip on the Halloween section of the Holidays page. Using videos online and recognition software, the music for this farwell has been identified as “Every Day Is A Holiday Day” from Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World. The major holidays were represented and the Halloween section was pulled out and used for this track.

 

In the vlog, the other holidays are scrolled through and mentioned in a general way. Two things are given particular attention:

 

  • (29:45) Track 110- Ring In The New Year-Castle Dance Party. This is another mix from DJ Elliot who did this for a New Year’s Eve event at Disney World. This is nearly a 4 hour track, making it the longest track on the site. (The second longest is 2 hours long). This is contemporary music. It’s 4 sessions blended together to get the best sound mix, and it’s good for background music at home or work. There’s music for every type of Disney fan on this page.

  • (33:15) DJ Elliot’s website is shown so people can get to know his other work, or perhaps hire him for an event. He has been very generous in granting permission for two of his mixes to be feature on the Disney Chris website.

 

The other chapter to be updated is Disneyland After Dark.

 

  • (35:15) Tracks 19 and 20 were added in the Tomorrowland Bandstand section of the chapter (Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, and Stan Kenton & His Orchestra, respectively). These tracks were not recorded inside the park, however, they were recorded in the 60’s making them contemporary to the music which was played in the park at that time by the actual orchestras that appeared in the park. Trivia note: The only track that was recorded in the park is track 13-Benny Goodman & His Orchestra.

  • (37:13) Track 30- The Albert NcNeil Choir from the Dixieland at Disneyland section of the chapter. This is a gospel choir which sings acapella. It was difficult to edit out the “authentic” or “you were there” type noises such as glitches, breathing, violins squeaking, bumping into microphones, etc. This track edits those out to give a clean sound experience. Trivia note: this recording is a recent recording. It wasn’t recorded in the 60’s, although it’s gospel music which has a type of timeless quality. There was no authentic recording from the 60’s available, but it’s here to represent this genre of music set in the 60’s.

 

This makes the Disneyland After Dark chapter complete for tracks 1 through 45. However, there are still more tracks to come, and more work to be done on existing tracks after track 45. There are 17 additions lined up to be added, which will probably be available by the next update. At the (40:08) mark, these tracks are listed. They include 2 mixes of Grad Night, the 2017 version of The Main Street Electrical Parade, and many more.

 

The last thing to mention is how to become a Disney Chris financial supporter. Music on the site is free with no ads, and it costs money to bring them to the site. All donations, even a $1 donation, are gladly received and appreciated. There is a link at the top of every chapter on the site called “Donate to Site”. All donations go directly toward adding more music to the site. The three ways to donate:

 

  • A one-time donation through PayPal

  • A recurring, monthly donation through Patreon

  • Buying a T-shirt (which is very good quality, and comes in several styles and colors-you won’t be disappointed) on this website.

 

(46:17) Thank you for watching. Updates are planned on a bi-weekly basis, and future videos will be shorter since there won’t be so much time that has passed.

 

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 May 19, 2017

Hello everybody. I am trying something new. From now on I am going to do video "Vlog" updates of the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour, rather than the writen blogs I have been doing in the past. Let me know what you think of this new format.

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April 16, 2017

Happy Easter everyone. Sorry it has been so very long since my last blog update. I have been so very busy adding new content to the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour, that I forgot to update you all on what's new with the collection.

I have been working on two chapters since my last blog post. The first one is of course, "Disneyland After Dark," but then I left that chapter for just a while in order to work on my "Holiday Time in Disneyland" chapter. For those who don't know, the concept of this chapter is to represent EVERY holiday. It is not just a Christmas themed page. I have a section representing Christmas, and of course Halloween, but there is also audio for Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and New Years. I even included some audio from festivals representing international holidays.

What inspired me to temporarily leave the "After Dark" page and do some work on the "Holiday" page came from a good on line buddy of mine. He actually sent me some rare source park audio from the 1990's Easter parade. He also asked if I was planning on doing a week or two of Easter songs for my "Song of the Day" feature on my website. I had planned to do only about a 5 day Easter block, due to lack of Easter songs. However, after he sent me more to work with, I decided to do a 10 day block of Easter "Song of the Day" selections this year. That got me inspired to then do my Easter section of the Disneyland Audio Tour, and I added 8 all new Easter themed tracks on that page, but once I finished that, I then wanted to work on the rest of the chapter, so I proceeded to finish all the other holiday audio with the exception of Christmas and Halloween, and thought to myself, I would then go back to "After Dark" and get those other two Holiday sections done later in the year.

But once I finished all the other holidays, I then decided, I might as well just get Halloween done too, and that is what I am currently working on. I will not work on Christmas until after Thanksgiving this year, just because I don't generally like to listen to Christmas music outside of the Christmas season. And the people in my building think I am weird enough as it is, without them passing by my apartment and hearing Christmas music playing in April. So that one section is on hold till a more appropriate time of year. I do have quite a collection of Christmas songs already posted on the Holiday page, but I have a ton to add, and also will be improving many of the existing tracks. So stay tuned for that in the late fall.

Meanwhile, I just completed setting up 18 all new tracks for the Halloween section, and am ready to begin the final editing and adding these tracks to the site, you may even see a few added later today. I am also redoing a few of the existing tracks. So Halloween will be celebrated in April this year!

So rather than go through each individual track, as I have done in the past, I will just do a brief summery of what has been added to the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour since my last blog post. Too many things have been added to go into great detail. this blog entry would end up being a novel.

Disneyland After Dark - http://disneychris.com/15-disneyland-soundtracks/138-disneyland-audio-tour-chapter-18.html

I have worked on two sections of this chapter since my last post. "Tomorrowland Bandstand" (tracks 13-22) and "Dixieland in Disneyland" (tracks 23-32)

I have almost finished these two sections in their entirety. I just have three tracks left to add. I have an individual 45-60 minute track representing several individual bands or artists, that were major contributors to the history of these After Dark events, and then at the end of each section I have a medley of many groups to represent the aforementioned bands as well as many of the less significant ones. Sort of like my Hootenanny and Humdinger tracks that I talked about in my last blog post.

I tried to use live concert recordings of these individual artists if I could find them, and tried to use audio recorded around the same time they would have been appearing in the park, so while not 100% authentic, it is a good representation of what these artists would have sounded like at the time they would have appeared live in Disneyland. Also, the Benny Goodman track is 100% authentic. This one was actually recorded in the park.

Holiday Time in Disneyland -http://disneychris.com/15-disneyland-soundtracks/134-disneyland-audio-tour-chapter-21.html

This chapter is divided into three sections. First is Christmas, then Halloween, then a section for all other holidays. The "Other Holidays" section is then divided into several smaller segments representing several holidays. With the Halloween and Christmas sections, I stuck strictly to the rule of only using audio that specifically is used for the holiday itself. For the smaller holidays, I included year-round things in the park, that fit the theme of the holiday. For example, I used the Ireland section from the "It's a Small World" soundtrack as one of the tracks to represent St Patrick's Day. I feel these tracks are pretty self explanatory, so no need to get too descriptive on them. If anyone has any questions on individual tracks I have added, just shoot me an email and I am more than happy to provide you with more detailed information.

So my current agenda is to finish the Halloween section of the Holiday page, then I will go back to the After Dark chapter once that is complete.

I have also decided to do something nice for the people who have been generously sponsoring me on Patreon. I have not provided any specific rewards in the past, but as a thank you to those who support what I do, I am going to send them links to download some exclusive audio collections. I already have two of them I am currently working on. They are related to either the audio I have been adding to my site recently, or my "Jiminy Crickets" podcast. So if you are a DisneyChris.com supporter, look for some special gifts from me to you, coming soon. The first collection will likely be sent this coming week.

If you have been on the fence about supporting me on Patreon, now is a good time to do so, because you will get access to these exclusive audio collections. Any amount you can contribute is fantastic! You can also make a one time contribution on my Paypal page - To get the links to contribute, just visit this page on my site...

http://disneychris.com/donate.html

And again, all the money contributed goes right back into the site, in order to add new content, pay my web hosting fees, etc etc. Nothing good in life comes free, and there are costs involved in sharing all this audio with you. I am also a disabled person and on a fixed income, so it is really helpful to have people support this endeavor.

So Happy Easter to all, and stay tuned for another update, coming soon!

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February 26, 2017

Well high time for another update, and this time I have a lot to report on. I have been very busy with the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour. My focus has all been on one chapter, "Disneyland After Dark." Here is a direct link to that page, so you can follow along...

http://disneychris.com/15-disneyland-soundtracks/138-disneyland-audio-tour-chapter-18.html

I will report on each new track that has been added, in numerical order as they appear on the page, not in chronological order as they were completed. In addition, I am going to discuss a few things I am currently working on, but are not yet completed.

1 - Main Street Color Guard - Flag Retreat Ceremony: I only made a slight tweak to this track, hardly worth mentioning, but in order to be thorough I will. I lengthened the drum roll under the Jack Wagner intro. I felt it ended too abruptly, so made a little fix to satisfy my perfectionism.

4 - Light Up Time in Disneyland: This was an existing track called "Disneyland After Dark TV Theme." I renamed the track and made some improvements. First of all, I added an introduction using Walt's voice, extracted from the Disneyland After Dark TV episode. Then I removed a few beeps and bells that I did not like. I improved the Jungle Cruise gun shots. Then added the announcement that used to be at the start of the track, to the end of the track. This was also taken from "Disneyland After Dark." I like the flow of the new improved version much better than the original.

5 - Fantasy in the Sky: This is a brand new track. It is audio from the 1962 Wonderful World of Color episode "Disneyland After Dark," also using a bit of audio from 1958's "An Adventure in the Magic Kingdom," at the opening of the track, to give it a cleaner intro. The two pieces of audio matched up very nice. This is to represent the very early years of Disneyland fireworks, before Jack Wagner was involved. I will have two other versions of Fantasy in the Sky, which have Jack Wagner's announcements, later in the chapter. In case you have not noticed, the chapter is set up in roughly a chronological ordering, with the exception of the first few tracks, which serve as an introduction to the chapter. So when we get into 1970's stuff, Jack Wagner's versions of the fireworks will be featured.

6 - Main Street USA Evening Area Music: full credit for this track must be given to my friend Foxxy, who runs a very informative historical Disney theme park blog called "Passport to Dreams." Through some major sleuthing and research work, she unearthed a long forgotten area loop from Walt Disney World, that played on Main Street only in the evenings. Please read her blog for more information on this: http://passport2dreams.blogspot.com/2013/04/main-street-usa-1976-1991-evening.html-Through some more fact finding on my part, I deduced that this loop was also used in California, despite everyone's original gut feeling that is was exclusively a Walt Disney World loop. But I distinctively remembered hearing selections from this loop in California as a child. so I looked into it. And low and behold, a couple of early 1980's homemade camcorder videos were posted on Youtube featuring songs from the PM loop playing in the background at Disneyland. Now as to whether Disneyland used this loop only as a nighttime loop, as Walt Disney World did, is not clear because the videos found were shot during the day. But I decided to pull out my artistic license on this one, and I am using it to represent Disneyland's Main Street at night, since it has just the right feel to enhance this chapter.

7 - Coke Corner Pianist: To me, the Coke Corner piano concerts are equally a daytime and a nighttime thing. So in order to represent the nighttime version, I have used music I did not place on my Main Street USA page. All the songs come from a CD called "Four Hand Piano" featuring Rod Miller and Alan Thompson Jr.

8 - Date Nite in Disneyland: This is a redo, I combined two vintage radio ads that promote the Date Nite events.

9 - Date Nite with the Elliot Brothers - Plaza Gardens: This is another redo. I originally had an abridged version of the 1957 Date Nite album posted on this page. I have replaced it with the audio from the entire album. This is not just me posting the album as as. I never post ANYTHING as is. I have removed a great deal of background hiss and minor editing glitches from the original recording. So this is the DisneyChris 2.0 version.

10 - Plantation House - The Wayne King Orchestra: As of writing this blog, this track is not yet completed, but it is high on the agenda of things to do, so it may be done by the time you are reading this. This track was originally just called "The Plantation House" with no reference to which band was playing. I had already completed this track, and it was posted on my site for several weeks, but I just removed it a couple of days ago. The original band featured is one of my favorites, the Lester Lanin Orchestra. I always have enjoyed Lanin's music; it has sort of a Rock n' Roll meets the Big Bands vibe to it. And I could not find ANY authentic music for the Plantation House, so since he did a few albums that had songs that were plantation or old south themed, I decided to use his stuff as a placeholder. I felt a little guilty about this because it was totally inauthentic. I originally wanted to use another artist named "Arvon Dale" (Also known as Colonel Dale when performing at the Plantation House) since he is documented as being an official artist that played at this venue. But I could not find any recordings by this band, whatsoever, aside from some very old 1930's phonograph recordings and one 1940's recording that did not have the right sound quality. Then I was doing some research for a block of tracks I will be adding under the title "Tomorrowland Bandstand" and came across the music of The Wayne King Orchestra. What left me sort of bewildered on what to do with this group, who performed in Disneyland multiple times throughout the 60's, was the fact that their music did not at all match any of the other groups that performed at the Tomorrowland Bandstand at this time. Their music was much more somber and romantic, with love ballads, and waltzes. In fact Wayne King is often called the "Waltz King" - So I decided to move Wayne King to the Plantation House. His music has a very moonlight concert, romantic quality to it that I think is befitting the Plantation House, and that way, I do not have to include a stand out group that does not match my others in the Tomorrowland segment. So now I will have an authentic Disneyland group representing the Plantation House.

11 - Tahitian Terrace Royal Tahitians: This is the exact same track I am using on my Adventureland page. I have included it here also, since these shows were performed mainly at night.

12 - Three Cute-Lasses - The Pirate Trio: This is another re-purposed track. I have it also on my "Original Fantasyland" page, but these concerts were held at night, according to all the black and white images I have seen of this group, so I decided to also include it here. The reason I did not include actual images of the group, is because I could not find any in color. And I have a strict all-color photo policy on my site (with the exception of the TV Land page) Here is a link to the black and white images in case you are interested: http://www.disneyhistoryinstitute.com/2011/07/disneyland-pirate-trio-by-paul-f.html

13 - Benny Goodman and his Orchestra: This is authentic audio recorded in Disneyland in 1961. The audio comes from a live TV special. What is neat about having this, is the fact that Goodman was the very first Big Band orchestra to perform in Disneyland. (other than the in-house Elliot Brothers of course) So it is great to have the real thing to document this historical event.

As a side note, let me briefly mention what I am planning on doing with the rest of this block of songs, under the "Tomorrowland Bandstand" title. I did some internet digging and found a few very helpful articles documenting every Big Band orchestra that ever performed in Disneyland. Mainly this article was extremely helpful:http://www.bigbandlibrary.com/bigbandsatdisneyland.html- Looking at the roster of guest performers, I decided which groups were most notable and deserved an entire track devoted to just them. I will then represent those and ALL the other groups in a track called "Cavalcade of Bands" at the end of the Tomorrowland section, track 22. This will have one song from every single band that played in Disneyland from 1961-1967 - It will be about an hour long. All of the individual bands that are represented in tracks 14-21, I am trying to use audio from live concerts, to match the feel of the Benny Goodman track already posted. But the "Cavalcade of Bands" will be studio recordings only. Also, one group "Tex Beneke with Ray Eberle and the Modernaires" will have studio recordings, because I could not find any live music from this group. Stay tuned for all of this. This is high on my to-do list.

I also want to mention my Dixieland in Disneyland section, I have done research on this too, and in addition to including all the individual artists that I feel have more historical significance, so are deserving of their own track, I am also including a track with one song from EVERY band that played at this event from 1960-1971, with just a few exceptions. Either I could not find any audio from a group, or the music does not match the rest. (For example Stevie Wonder appeared in 1971 - I am leaving him out because his music is not Dixieland) So stay tuned for all of these planned additions.

35 - Hootenanny! - This was a weekly summer event that was held for several years in the mid 60's. This track includes one song from every group that I could find good quality audio for that played at this event in 1965 and 1966 - I do not have any information about what artists played the other years. I found out my information from the following two blog posts on a site called "Disneyland Nomenclature" -http://disneylandcompendium.blogspot.com/2008/06/tencennial-summertime-entertainment.htmlandhttp://disneylandcompendium.blogspot.com/2009/11/1966-summertime-entertainment.html- In case you are wondering, here is a complete track list for this medley of songs:

1 - Hootenanny, by the Glencoves - Not an authentic group that played in the park, just using this song as an introduction to this track
2 - Please Don't Sell My Daddy No More Wine - The Greenwood County Singers
3 - Jordon's River - Modern Folk Quartet
4 - Alabama Bound - Jim & Jean
5 - Dooley - The Dillards
6 - Done Laid Around (Gotta Travel On) - Joe & Eddie
7 - Silver Dollar - The Back Porch Majority
8 - The Unicorn - The Irish Rovers
9 - Three Legged Man - John Denver and the Mitchell Trio
10 - Shenandoah - Phil Campos and Paul Hansen
11 - Old Home Place - Richard & Jim
12 - Thunder and Lightning - Hoyt Axton
13 - Green Rocky Road - Casey Anderson
14 - Red River Valley - Glenn Yarbrough and Marilyn Child
15 - Willow Tree
16 - Mule Skinner Blues - Jose Feliciano
17 - Waves on the Sea
18 - Little Rag Doll - The Womenfolk
19 - Boll Weevil - Sam Hinton
20 - St. James Infirmary - Josh White
21 - Molly and Tenbrooks - Steve Gillette
22 - Proud to Be Together - The Stoneman Family

Sorry that numbers 15 and 17 do not have the artist listed. I neglected to make a record of it and tried to go back and find out the details on the songs after the fact, and could not find them again. If anyone has any song identification software and can identify the songs for me, it would be greatly appreciated.

36 - Spring Fling: I did have this track combined with the music of Kay Bell and the Spacemen, but I have given Kay Bell and the Spacemen their own track now, so this is just the Spring Fling radio ad by itself.

37 - Fantasyland Theater - Humdinger: Like the Hootenanny track, I used the same two blog posts on the "Disneyland Nomenclature" site to assemble this mix. Unlike the Hootenanny tracks, I was able to find a ton of material from the artists that performed at this event. Since I had so much music to choose from, I opted to go with the more recognizable and less obscure songs, otherwise it would have been over two hours long. Here are the songs I used for this mix:

1 - Humdinger - Freddy Cannon / This song is not by an artist from the actual event, but wanted to use it as a special introduction song to the mix:


2 - This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis and the Playboys
3 - The In Crowd - Dobie Gray
4 - Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups
5 - She'd Rather Be With Me  - The Turtles
6 - Kicks - Paul Revere and the Raiders
7 - Papa Oom Mow Mow - The Rivingtons
8 - Baby I'm Yours - Barbara Lewis
9 - Deep Purple - Nino Tempo and April Stevens
10 - I Fought the Law - Bobby Fuller Four
11 - What the World Needs Now is Love - Jackie DeShannon
12 - The Birds and the Bees - Jewel Akens
13 - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - The Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans
14 - Windy - The Association
15 - Two Lovers - Mary Wells
16 - It's My Party - Leslie Gore
17 - Hold Me, Kiss Me, Thrill Me - Mel Carter
18 - Dirty Water - The Standells
19 - Goody Galum-Shus - Bobby Sherman
20 - Nowhere to Run - Martha and the Vendellas
21 - Good Lovin' - The Rascals
22 - Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond

Tracks 38-43 Disneyland A-Go-Go: These track represent several of the regular rock n' roll performers featured in Disneyland throughout the 1960's - All the audio is by the authentic groups that played in the parks. Most of the music I used is from studio recordings by the same artists, but in one case, Kay Bell and the Spacemen, it is authentic audio recorded in the park. This group released a 45 of two songs recorded live at the Space Stage in Disneyland.

44 - Disneyland After Dark - 1968: This is a a segment from a 1968 Wonderful World of Color TV episode entitled, "From Pirates of the Caribbean to the World of Tomorrow."

45 - The Tomorrowland Stage: Kids of the Kingdom - This is almost the entire Kids of the Kingdom album from 1968. I left out one song, "I Love a Parade" because it did not have the same feeling of a live concert as all the other songs did. I also added a nice opening announcement. To hear the entire album, with the song "I Love a Parade," you will find it posted on this page, track numbers 70-71 - http://disneychris.com/15-disneyland-soundtracks/134-disneyland-audio-tour-chapter-21.html

48 - The Disneyland Entertainment Experience: This is an abridged version of a Jack Wagner slide show presentation featuring just the nighttime entertainment. You can also hear the full uncut version. It is track 1 on this page:http://disneychris.com/15-disneyland-soundtracks/143-disneyland-audio-tour-chapter-12.html

50 - The Main Street Electrical Parade Premiere Season: This audio is from a 1972 souvenir album sold in Disneyland. I have done some major clean up on the album and it sounds pristine.

55 - Disneyland Entertainment - 1970's Advertisements: This is two vintage TV ads, a lot of fun

78 - Videopolis Dance Party: This is the same track already posted on my "Disneyland Showtime" chapter. I added it here too for obvious reasons. Interesting, the second song in this mix is from the 1986 Disneyland Record, "Totally Minnie." It is obviously by the same artist who did the Videopolis theme song, and has the same spirit and feel, so I thought it would be fun to include it and make a little mini medley.

85 - Big Thunder Barbecue - Area Background Music: This is a temporary placeholder. I plan to redo this track to a longer version, so stay tuned for that. I have the same track posted on my Frontierland page, and decided to also include it here.

104 - Imagine, A Fantasy in the Sky: This track is sort of a coveted piece of audio by many Disney park music collectors. The only existing tracks available, before now, were very bad audio quality. A friend of mine sent me a very good copy of this, and with his blessing I am happy to share. It is also interesting to note, that the 1999 Walt Disney World version of Fantasy in the Sky was the original source for much of this audio, but this indeed the Disneyland version, with all the proper narration.

--- Fweew! That was a long update. I have been incredibly busy as you can tell. Since I have been working hard, I think it is a good time to remind everyone about my Paypal account and Patreon page - I am a disabled person, and on a very tight fixed income. I do all this work out of love for what I do, but it does cost money to bring you new content, pay my web hosting fees, and pay for my internet fees, among may other expenses. If anyone is able to make a one time donation to PayPal, or become a monthly subscriber to my Patreon account, it would be so appreciated, and every little bit helps. I appreciate anything you can possibly spare. Remember, my site is 100% free, and I do not advertise anywhere on my site. I have no sponsorships whatsoever. Also, I do have some nifty T-shirts on sale, and they help support my site as well. You can find all of the links to all of these ways to contribute on this page from my site: http://disneychris.com/donate.html- And thanks in advance for your generous contributions.

Well, that is all for today. Back to work on more audio editing! I will keep you posted as soon as more new tracks have been added. Stay tuned...

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February 1, 2017

Hello everybody. Wow, this year is already flying by, I can't believe it is February already. I just have a quick update for today...

I have been very busy working on the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour since my last blog update. However, I have not added any new audio to the collection just yet. What I have been doing is setting up my "Disneyland After Dark" chapter page so that I can now easily add in all the new additions I have waiting in the queue as they are completed. What that means is I have added all the artwork, liner notes and spaces for the audio tracks I will be adding to this chapter. I have gone from 39 tracks to 113!

So if you check out the chapter now, you will get a sneak preview of everything I will be adding. Be sure to check out the page regularly in the days and weeks ahead, as I am going to start adding new audio at a rapid rate. Here is a link to the page -http://disneychris.com/15-disneyland-soundtracks/138-disneyland-audio-tour-chapter-18.html

Also, be sure to check out my daily Disney Song of the Day. For the month of February I will be posting a Disney love song every day, as part of my month long tribute to Valentine's Day.http://disneychris.com/song-of-the-day-archive.html

To get up to the minute updates on the new tracks as they are being added to the "Disneyland After Dark" page, be sure to follow me on Twitter @DisneyChris73 or Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/DisneyChrisDotCom - I also have a DisneyChris.Com Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/DisneyChrisWebsite/

Of course, after I have added a dozen or so new audio tracks to the page, I will also update this blog, with all the details. So stay tuned for more.

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January 24, 2017

Hey everybody! Long time no blog. Sorry about that.

The reason I have not updated my blog in such a long time, is because I took a break from editing new content for the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour, and really had nothing to report on since October. But never fear, the Magical Audio Tour is still going to grow and it is not an abandoned project. I have over 1000 new tracks to add to the collection, and plan on getting back to work very, very soon.

I am excited to get back to work at this point. I am seriously thinking about working on my "Disneyland After Dark" chapter next. The reason why this chapter is in my mind now, is because of the recent return of the Main Street Electrical Parade to Disneyland. I want to add the soundtrack for the 2017 version to the site, and while I am on my "After Dark" chapter, I may as well work on the rest of the content, of which I have A LOT to add.

What have I been up to since my last blog post? I have continued to release my weekly podcast "Jiminy Crickets!" http://jcricketspodcast.blogspot.com - I have been on an extended visit to North Carolina to visit my family over the holidays. - I have continued to write articles of the "Disney Avenue" blog.http://www.disneyavenue.com/search/label/Chris%20Lyndon- I have continued to do my Disney Song of the Day every day, and I have remained very active on social media, both Twitter and Facebook.

I did need the break from editing content for the site. I was getting burned out from it, and was finding it to become more of a chore and less of a pleasure. But now I am starting to get that itch again, and I am ready to plunge back into my project. So stay tuned for more audio additions in the very near future. Meanwhile, be assured that all is well, and I have no plans of giving up on my obsession to bring you the most extensive audio tour of Disneyland in existence. Talk to you very soon!


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