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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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9/25/18 Vlog Update

 Show Notes by Brian Crawford

Happy Halloween!

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Happy October DisneyChris.com fans!  How do you celebrate this haunted time of year?  For me, it's 31 days of Ichabod Crane! The Disney version of Legend of Sleepy Hollow is my surefire way to get in the Halloween mood!  OK, enough of me and on to happenings at DisneyChris.com. Chris has a lot of spooky surprises in store for Halloween month and we'll get into those in just a bit.  First let's see what's new on the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour!

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

It's been three weeks since our last update and Chris has spent much of that time working on Track 6 - A Magical Musical Celebration in Chapter 1: Welcome to Disneyland.  Clocking in at a nearly 5 1/2 hours, this fantastic tribute to the music of our favorite Disney park contains 150 songs, easily making it the longest track on DisneyChris.com.  So sit back and relax in your favorite chair (whether that's in your car, at your desk at work, or in your living room) and enjoy this trip down memory lane. Chris provides a few samples of the track in the vlog as well as a preview of the entire playlist.  Read to the end of these notes to see the entire playlist so you can follow along as you listen!

By the time we return for the next update Chris will have completed many of the "Coming Soon" tracks in Chapter 1 he's talked about in past vlogs.  These include Track 5 - Griffith Park Carousel; Track 11 - The Disneyland Sound; Track 22 - Dateline Disneyland; Track 29 - Disneyland 10th Anniversary; Track 30 - Disneyland Around the Seasons; Track 35 - Disneyland 10th Anniversary Banquet and many more.  Be sure to subscribe to Chris's YouTube channel: DisneyChrisDotCom, and click the bell so you can receive notifications for new vlogs, updates and when to tune in to the new live podcast: Jiminy Crickets Live!  Lots of new music to be added including the long awaited and much clamored for Disneyland Railroad tracks! Stay tuned!

Continual Play Feature

A quick plug and reminder about the Continual Play feature at the end of every chapter in the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour.  With this feature you can play each track in succession as well as jump to any track and play continually from that point. Not only does each chapter have a continual play feature, but so does each month of Song of the Day Archive!  Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose any month as far back as January 2016.  

Disneyland Song of the Day - Halloween Month and Holiday Time Chapter

With the arrival of October Chris has begun featuring a daily Halloween song to give your day a little spookage (is that a word?).  If one song a day isn't enough head to the Song of the Day Archive and listen to past October songs! Go ahead and continue your Halloween celebration by hitting continual play and get in the holiday spirit.  Want to relive the Halloweens of Disneyland past? Check out Chapter 23 - Holiday Time in Disneyland.  The Halloween tracks are numbered 3 through 35.  Scroll down to Continual Play and click track 3 and enjoy!

Final Thoughts

Special Halloween episodes of Jiminy Crickets and Jiminy Crickets Live will be coming your way all month.  The next episode of Jiminy Crickets Live is October 10th at 9pm Eastern and is sure to feature some Halloween fun.  Also, be sure to follow Chris on social media for special Halloween artwork, park photos, character shots and movie reviews! On Twitter @disneychris73 and on Facebook at Chris Lyndon.  That's all for now! Have a great time listening and we'll see you real soon!

 

Disneyland – A Magical Musical Celebration

 

Introduction

 

1 – Fantasy in the Sky Fanfare

2 – Disneyland Introduction – The Happiest Place on Earth

3 – The Disneyland Railroad – Station Call / Leaving the Station

 

Town Square

 

4 – I’m Walkin’ Right Down the Middle of Main Street USA

5 – Horse Drawn Street Car – The Trolley Song

6 – Paragon Ragtime Orchestra – Old Timer’s Waltz

7 – The Voices of Liberty – Golden Dream

8 – Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln – Battle Hymn of the Republic

 

Main Street USA

 

 9 – Main Street USA Introduction – Meet Me Down on Main Street

10 – Wonderland Music Store Player Piano – Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine

11 – The Main Street Cinema – Keystone Kapers (or Custard’s Last Stand)

12 – Saxophone Quartet – Minnie’s Yoo Hoo!

13 – Coke Corner Pianist – Maple Leaf Rag

14 – Penny Arcade Orchestrion – Semper Fidelis

15 – Main Street USA Area Music – Goodbye My Coney Island Baby

16 – The Dapper Dans – Dearie

 

Disneyland On Parade

 

17 – The Disneyland Band – Seventy-Six Trombones / Strike-Up the Band / King Mickey March

18 – America on Parade – Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

19 – The Disneyland Parade Song

20 – Parade of the Stars

 

Central Plaza

 

21 – Plaza Inn Character Breakfast – Mickey Mouse March

22 – Ariel’s Grotto – Under the Sea

23 – The Pearly Band – A Spoonful of Sugar / Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

24 – Carnation Plaza Gardens – Fantasy Follies

 

Adventureland

 

25 – Adventureland Introduction – Adventureland Song

26 – Enchanted Tiki Garden – Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii

27 – The Enchanted Tiki Room – In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Room

28 – Hawaiian Trio – Ko'ula

29 – The Royal Tahitians – Pupure

30 – Aladdin and Jasmine's StoryTale Adventures – Arabic Celebration

31 – Aladdin’s Oasis Dinner Show – Prince Ali

32 – Steel Drum Band – Adventureland Delight

33 – The Jungle Cruise – Native War Dance

34 – Jungle Cruise Boathouse – Sentimental Journey

35 – The Chamber of Destiny – Earthly Riches / Eternal Youth / Visions of the Future

36 – Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye – Theme from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

37– Tarzan’s Treehouse – Trashin’ the Camp

38– Swiss Family Treehouse – Swisskapolka

 

New Orleans Square

 

39 – New Orleans Square Introduction – When the Band Plays Dixie in Disneyland

40 – The Royal Street Bachelors – Swanee River

41 – The Blue Bayou – Oh Susanna

42 – Pirates of the Caribbean – Yo Ho! Yo Ho! (A Pirate’s Life for Me)

43 – The Disney Gallery – A Spoonful of Sugar

44 – Rivers of America Waterfront – Original Dixieland One-Step

45 – The French Market – Le Jig Francais

46 – Jambalaya Jazz Band – Bourbon Street Parade

47 – The Haunted Mansion – Grim Grinning Ghosts

 

Frontierland

 

48 – Frontierland Stockade – Western Saloon

49 – Davy Crockett’s Pioneer Mercantile – The Ballad of Davy Crockett

50 – Frontierland Shooting Exposition – Bang! Went Old Betsy

51 – The Golden Horseshoe Revue – Hello Everybody / Pecos Bill

52 – Billy Hill and the Hillbillies – Mama Don’t Allow

53 – Mariachis De San Marcos – Ay, Jalisco, No Te Rajes (The Three Caballeros)

54 - Rainbow Ridge Mining Town – Honky Tonk Piano Medley

55 – Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland – All Aboard the Mine Train

56 – Rainbow Caverns – Ghostly Echoes

57 – Big Thunder Ridge – A Cowboy Needs a Horse

58 – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – The Legend of Thunder Mountain

59 – Big Thunder Ranch – Woody’s Roundup

 

The Rivers of America

 

60 – Frontierland Landing – Goober Peas / Mark Twain Deck Calls

61 – The Mark Twain Steamboat – Here Comes the Old Mark Twain

62 – The Firehouse Five Plus Two – Milenberg Joys

63 – Fort Wilderness – Bugle Call

64 – Indian Village – Taos War Dance

65 – Tom Sawyer Island – Polly Wolly Doodle

66 – Mike Fink Keel Boats – Chicken Pickin’ Reel

67 – Sailing Ship Columbia – Blow Ye Winds

68 – The Bootstrappers – The Maid of Amsterdam (A-Rovin’)

 

Bear Country / Critter Country

 

69 – Critter Country Introduction – How Do You Do

70 – Splash Mountain – Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

71 – The Bluegrass Boys – Foggy Mountain Breakdown

72 – Mile Long Bar – “Bearless” Love

73 – Country Bear Jamboree – Bear Band Serenade

74 – Country Bear Vacation Hoedown – The Great Outdoors

75 – The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Winnie the Pooh

 

Fantasyland

 

76 – Fantasyland Introduction – Fantasy is a Land Here in Disneyland

77 – Sleeping Beauty Castle – When You Wish Upon a Star

78 – Castle Courtyard – Welcome to King Arthur’s Court

79 – King Arthur Carrousel – Once Upon a Dream

80 – Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk-Through – Once Upon a Dream / Maliceifent’s Theme

81 – Snow White’s Wishing Well – I’m Wishing

82 – Snow White’s Scary Adventures – Heigh-Ho

83 – Peter Pan’s Flight – You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!

84 – Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride – The Merrily Song (Nowhere in Particular)

85 – Pinocchio’s Daring Journey – Little Wooden Head / Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee

86 – The Village Haus – Mitenand Gaht's Besser

87 – Casey Jr. Circus Train – Casey Jr.

88 – Dumbo Flying Elephants – Pyramid of Pachyderms

89 – Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship – A Pirate’s Life / Never Smile at a Crocodile

90 – Storybook Land Canal Boats – Fantasyland Medley

91 – Alice in Wonderland – All in the Golden Afternoon / March of the Cards

92 – Mad Tea Party – The Unbirthday Song

93 – Matterhorn Bobsleds – Climb the Mountain

94 – Disneyland Yodeler – Alpaufzug

95 – Fantasyland Polka Band – Heigh-Ho/Whistle While You Work

96 – Topiary Gardens – It’s a Small World Clock Parade

97 – It’s a Small World – It’s a Small World

 

Videopolis Stage / Fantasyland Theatre

 

98 – Videopolis Stage – One Man’s Dream

99 – Videopolis Stage – Be Our Guest

100 – Princess Fantasy Faire – Coronation Welcome

 

Mickey’s Toontown

 

101 – The Sounds of Mickey’s Toontown

102 – Toontown Introduction – Welcome to Toontown

103 – W.A.C.K.Y.  – Toontown Wacky Radio

104 – Toontown Brass – Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

105– Mickey’s Movie Barn – Steamboat Willie / Turkey in the Straw

106– Toontown Ally – Valiant and Valiant

107– Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin – Toontown Spin-Around / Maroon Cartoon

 

Tomorrowland

 

108 – Tomorrowland Introduction – Tomorrowland Song

109 – Star Tours – Star Tours Commercial / Star Wars Theme

110 – Star Tours Radio – The Droid Rooms

111 – Disneyland Monorail System – The Monorail Song

112 – Tomorrowland Autopia – Autopia Song

113 – Wedway PeopleMover Loading Platform – Go Go Goodyear

114 – Wedway PeopleMover – The PeopleMover Theme

115 – America Sings – Yankee Doodle / Stars and Stripes Forever

116 – The Kids of the Kingdom – Freedom

117 – All-Star College Band – All-Star College Band Theme

118 – America the Beautiful (Circle Vision 360) – America the Beautiful

119 – Disneyland Railroad: Grand Canyon Diorama – On the Trail

120 – Disneyland Railroad: Primeval World – Prelude to Mysterious Island

121 – 20K Leagues Under the Sea Exhibit – Captain Nemo’s Theme

122 – Submarine Voyage Through Liquid Space – Sailing, Sailing

123 – The Yachtsmen – A Whale of a Tale

124 – Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – Beyond the Sea

125 – Adventure Though Inner Space – The Mighty Microscope / Miracles from Molecules

126 – Carousel of Progress – There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

127 – Magic Eye Theatre – Magic Journeys

128 – World Premiere Circle Vision – American Jorneys

129 – Honey I Shrunk the Audience – Imagination Institute

130 – Captain EO – Just Another Part of Me

131 – Tomorrowland Terrace – Club Buzz

132 – Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters – Strange Things Are Happening to Me

133 – Rocket Rods – Born to Be Wild

134 – The Observatron – Tomorrowland 2055 Theme

135 – Rocket to the Moon – Countdown and Blastoff

136 – Tomorrowland Spaceport – World of Tomorrow Theme

137 – The Star Trader – The Little Girl from Mars

138 – Space Mountain Concourse – Control Tower Com Chat

139 – Space Mountain – Space Mountain Theme

 

Disneyland After Dark

 

140 – Flag Retreat Ceremony – The Star Spangled Banner

141 – Carnation Plaza Gardens – Let’s Dance at Disneyland

142 – Videopolis – Videopolis Theme

143 – The Main Street Electrical Parade – Baroque Hoedown

144 – Fantasmic! – Theme from Fantasmic!

145 – Pixie Hollow – Tinkerbell End Title

146 – Fantasy in the Sky – Disney Medley

147 – Wurlitzer Music Store – When You Wish Upon a Star

148 – Disneyland Forever – A Kiss Goodnight

149 – Disneyland Closing Announcements – Mickey Mouse Club Alma Matter

150 – Grand Finale – Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

 

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9/1/18 Vlog Update

Show Notes by Brian Crawford

"Jiminy Crickets Live!"

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Hello DisneyChris.com fans!  It's been nearly a month since our last update and I'm certain that's given many of us a chance to soak up and enjoy all the changes to Chapter 1: Disneyland Main Gate.  Recently, Chris has spent considerable time and effort getting familiar with some new podcasting software and this vlog update is the first time he's recorded a show using it; please excuse the growing pains.  The main purpose for this new software is to begin a bi-weekly live podcast of Jiminy Crickets! More to come on that later. For now, let's see what's new on the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour.

Song of the Day

The Song of the Day is still being updated daily and on Mondays Chris continues to share a Mickey Mouse themed song in honor of his 90th birthday.  Mondays in October will feature spooky Mickey songs and Mondays in December will have a holiday theme! In November we are in for a special treat. Mickey's birthday has been adopted by the Walt Disney Company as November 18th, 1928, the day Steamboat Willie was released at Universal's Colony Theatre in New York City.  All November long we will enjoy classic Mickey Mouse songs along with some Minnie Mouse songs sprinkled in! She made her debut alongside Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie, and so they share the same birthday. They've been a happy couple ever since!

Speaking of Mickey's birthday, you can always enjoy special 50th (tracks 3-8) and 60th (tracks 30-32) birthday celebration audio in Chapter 24: Magical Milestones.  Chris is anticipating some 90th birthday audio to be released so look for some additional tracks in this chapter in the coming months!

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

The only work Chris has done on the Audio Tour was on Track 6 in Chapter 1: Disneyland Main Gate (Disneyland - A Magical Musical Celebration).  After repeated listening, Chris has been making edits and adding new audio to increase this incredible medley to six hours in length. This fantastic and nostalgic track takes you on a musical tour of the entire park, past to present.  Chris plans to post this 150 track medley to the site in the next two weeks. Below is a listing of all the musical selections:

Disneyland – A Magical Musical Celebration

Introduction

1 – Fantasy in the Sky Fanfare

2 – The Happiest Place on Earth

3 – Disneyland Railroad Station Call

Town Square

4 – I’m Walkin’ Right Down the Middle of Main Street USA

5 – Horse Drawn Street Car – The Trolley Song

6 – Paragon Ragtime Orchestra – Old Timer’s Waltz

7 – The Voices of Liberty – Golden Dream

8 – Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln – Battle Hymn of the Republic

Main Street USA

  9 – Meet Me Down on Main Street

10 – Wonderland Music Store Player Piano – Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine

11 – The Main Street Cinema – Keystone Kapers (or Custard’s Last Stand)

12 – Saxophone Quartet – Minnie’s Yoo Hoo!

13 – Coke Corner Pianist – Maple Leaf Rag

14 – Penny Arcade Orchestrion – Semper Fidelis

15 – Main Street Area Music – Goodbye My Coney Island Baby

16 – The Dapper Dans – Dearie

Disneyland On Parade

17 – The Disneyland Band – Seventy-Six Trombones / Strike-Up the Band / King Mickey March

18 – America on Parade – Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

19 – The Disneyland Parade Song

20 – Parade of the Stars

Central Plaza

21 – Plaza Inn Character Breakfast – Mickey Mouse March

22 – Ariel’s Grotto – Under the Sea

23 – The Pearly Band – A Spoonful of Sugar / Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

24 – Carnation Plaza Gardens – Fantasy Follies

Adventureland

25 – Adventureland Song

26 – Enchanted Tiki Garden – Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii

27 – The Enchanted Tiki Room – In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Room

28 – Hawaiian Trio – Ko'ula

29 – The Royal Tahitians - Pupure

30 – Aladdin and Jasmine's StoryTale Adventures – Arabic Celebration

31 – Aladdin’s Oasis Dinner Show – Prince Ali

32 – Steel Drum Band – Adventureland Delight

33 – The Jungle Cruise – Sentimental Journey

34 – Temple of the Forbidden Eye – Temple Drums

35 – Indiana Jones Adventure – Theme from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

36 – Tarzan’s Treehouse – Trashin’ the Camp

37 – Swiss Family Treehouse – Swisskapolka

New Orleans Square

38 – When the Band Plays Dixie in Disneyland

39 – The Royal Street Bachelors – Swanee River

40 – The Blue Bayou – Oh Susanna

41 – Pirates of the Caribbean – Yo Ho! Yo Ho! (A Pirate’s Life for Me)

42 – The Disney Gallery – A Spoonful of Sugar

43 – The French Market – Le Jig Francais

44 – Rivers of America Waterfront – Original Dixieland One-Step

45 – Jambalaya Jazz Band – Bourbon Street Parade

46 – The Haunted Mansion – Grim Grinning Ghosts

Frontierland

47 – Frontierland Stockade – Western Saloon

48 – Davy Crockett Arcade – The Ballad of Davy Crockett

49 – Frontierland Shooting Exposition – Bang! Went Old Betsy

50 – The Golden Horseshoe Revue – Hello Everybody / Pecos Bill

51 – Billy Hill and the Hillbillies – Mama Don’t Allow

52 – Mariachis De San Marcos – Ay, Jalisco, No Te Rajes (The Three Caballeros)

53 - Rainbow Ridge Mining Town – Honky Tonk Piano Medley

54 – Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland – All Aboard the Mine Train

55 – Rainbow Caverns – Ghostly Echoes

56 – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – The Legend of Thunder Mountain

57 – Big Thunder Ranch – I’ve Got Spurs that Jingle Jangle Jingle

58 – Big Thunder Barbecue: Celebration Roundup – Woody’s Roundup

The Rivers of America

59 – Frontierland Landing – Goober Peas / Mark Twain Deck Calls

60 – The Mark Twain Steamboat – Here Comes the Old Mark Twain

61 – The Firehouse Five Plus Two – Milenberg Joys

62 – Fort Wilderness – Bugle Call

63 – Indian Village – Taos War Dance

64 – Tom Sawyer Island – Polly Wolly Doodle

65 – Mike Fink Keel Boats – Chicken Pickin’ Reel

66 – Sailing Ship Columbia – Blow Ye Winds

67 – The Bootstrappers – The Maid of Amsterdam (A-Rovin’)

Bear Country / Critter Country

68 – Critter Country Chorus – How Do You Do

69 – Splash Mountain – Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

70 – The Bluegrass Boys – Foggy Mountain Breakdown

71 – Mile Long Bar – “Bearless” Love

72 – Country Bear Jamboree – Bear Band Serenade

73 – Country Bear Vacation Hoedown – The Great Outdoors

74 – The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Winnie the Pooh

Fantasyland

75 – Fantasy is a Land Here in Disneyland

76 – Sleeping Beauty Castle – When You Wish Upon a Star

77 – Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk-Through – Battle with the Forces of Evil

78 – Castle Courtyard – Welcome to King Arthur’s Court

79 – King Arthur Carrousel – Once Upon a Dream

80 – Snow White’s Wishing Well – I’m Wishing

81 – Snow White’s Scary Adventures – Heigh-Ho

82 – Peter Pan’s Flight – You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!

83 – Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride – The Merrily Song (Nowhere in Particular)

84 – Geppetto’s Workshop – Little Wooden Head

85 – Pinocchio’s Daring Journey – Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee

86 – The Village Haus – Mitenand Gaht's Besser

87 – Casey Jr. Circus Train – Casey Jr.

88 – Dumbo Flying Elephants – Pyramid of Pachyderms

89 – Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship – A Pirate’s Life

90 – Storybook Land Canal Boats – Fantasyland Medley

91 – Alice in Wonderland – All in the Golden Afternoon

92 – Mad Tea Party – The Unbirthday Song

93 – Matterhorn Bobsleds – Climb the Mountain

94 – Disneyland Yodeler – Alpaufzug

95 – Fantasyland Polka Band – Heigh-Ho/Whistle While You Work

96 – Topiary Gardens – It’s a Small World Clock Parade

97 – It’s a Small World – It’s a Small World

Videopolis Stage / Fantasyland Theatre

 98 – Videopolis Stage – One Man’s Dream

99 – Videopolis Stage – Be Our Guest

100 – Princess Fantasy Faire – Coronation Welcome

Mickey’s Toontown

101 – The Sounds of Mickey’s Toontown

102 – Welcome to Toontown

103 – W.A.C.K.Y.  – Toontown Wacky Radio

104 – Toontown Brass – Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

105 – Mickey’s Movie Barn – Steamboat Willie / Turkey in the Straw

106 – Toontown Ally – Valiant and Valiant

107 – Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin – Toontown Spin-Around / Maroon Cartoon

Tomorrowland

108 – Tomorrowland Song

109 – Star Tours – Star Tours Commercial / Star Wars Theme

110 – Star Tours Radio – The Droid Rooms

111 – Disneyland Monorail System – The Monorail Song

112 – Tomorrowland Autopia – Autopia Song

113 – Wedway PeopleMover Loading Platform – Go Go Goodyear

114 – Wedway PeopleMover – The PeopleMover Theme

115 – America Sings – Yankee Doodle / Stars and Stripes Forever

116 – The Kids of the Kingdom – Freedom

117 – All-Star College Band – All-Star College Band Theme

118 – America the Beautiful (Circle Vision 360) – America the Beautiful

119 – Disneyland Railroad: Grand Canyon Diorama – On the Trail

120 – Disneyland Railroad: Primeval World – Prelude to Mysterious Island

121 – 20K Leagues Under the Sea Exhibit – Captain Nemo’s Theme

122 – Submarine Voyage Through Liquid Space – Sailing, Sailing

123 – The Yachtsmen – A Whale of a Tale

124 – Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – Beyond the Sea

125 – Adventure Though Inner Space – The Mighty Microscope / Miracles from Molecules

126 – Carousel of Progress – There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

127 – Magic Eye Theatre – Magic Journeys

128 – World Premiere Circle Vision – American Jorneys

129 – Honey I Shrunk the Audience – Imagination Institute

130 – Captain EO – Just Another Part of Me

131 – Tomorrowland Terrace – Club Buzz

132 – Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters – Strange Things Are Happening to Me

133 – Rocket Rods – Born to Be Wild

134 – The Observatron – Tomorrowland 2055 Theme

135 – Tomorrowland Spaceport – World of Tomorrow Theme

136 – Rocket to the Moon – Countdown and Blastoff

137 – The Star Trader – The Little Girl from Mars

138 – Space Mountain Concourse – Control Tower Com Chat

139 – Space Mountain – Space Mountain Theme

Disneyland After Dark

140 – Flag Retreat Ceremony – The Star Spangled Banner

141 – Carnation Plaza Gardens – Let’s Dance at Disneyland

142 – Videopolis – Videopolis Theme

143 – The Main Street Electrical Parade – Baroque Hoedown

144 – Fantasmic! – Theme from Fantasmic!

145 – Pixie Hollow – Tinkerbell End Title

146 – Fantasy in the Sky – Disney Medley

147 – Wurlitzer Music Store – When You Wish Upon a Star

148 – Disneyland Forever – A Kiss Goodnight

149 – Disneyland Closing Announcements – Mickey Mouse Club Alma Matter

150 – Grand Finale – Zip-A-Dee-Dah

Jiminy Crickets! Live Podcast

Mark your calendars DisneyChris.com fans!  On Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 9pm EDT Disney Chris and Ruthie Brown will host the first ever Jiminy Crickets! live podcast on this same YouTube channel!  The podcast will be presented every two weeks and run from 90 minutes to two hours. It will feature news, commentary, history, conversation, trivia, reviews and special guests.  The new broadcasting software Chris is using will enable fans to interact with the podcast team as never before. There will be opportunities to watch various clips including cartoons; and using the interactive chat feature, fans can discuss and critique everything they see happening on the screen with Chris and Ruthie!  Be sure to turn on notifications on Chris's YouTube channel: DisneyChrisDotCom so you can be reminded to tune in to this inaugural event (subscribe and click the little bell on the home page). It's sure to be an enjoyable time discussing Disney topics with our favorite podcast team. If you miss the live stream, don't worry!  Every live podcast will be archived and presented on YouTube and the Jiminy Crickets! podcast channel.

Note:  The regular recorded and edited Jiminy Crickets! podcast will continue to be presented every other week, alternating with the live show.  Coming in November will be a special episode celebrating Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday!

Final Notes

It's already Halloween time in Disney Parks around the world!  Walt Disney World has even begun celebrating in August with Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party!  To get in the spirit of the season be sure to check out Chapter 23: Holiday Time in Disneyland for some terrifically terrifying tracks of Disney themed Halloween music (tracks 3-35)!  

That's all for this update.  Be sure to tune in Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 9pm EDT for the very first Jiminy Crickets! live podcast!  Share with your friends, family and other Disney enthusiasts so we can get maximum participation! Golly, it's going to be a swell show!

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8/3/18 Vlog Update

Show Notes by Brian Crawford

 

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Hello Disneyland fans! This will be an exciting update to the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour!  Join Chris as he takes you on a "Grand Circle Tour" of all the changes made to Chapter 1. Before we get to that let's briefly explore the other updates since the last vlog.  Chris completed Chapter 21: Disneyland Bandstand after working on it for 18 months… just a half a year longer than it took for Walt to complete Disneyland!  The last two tracks he worked on to complete this chapter were:

Track 73: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Buddy Morrow & Connie Haines

Track 74: Buddy Rich & The Buddy Rich Orchestra

Head on over to Chapter 21 and relive the magic of the big band era (and more) in the Plaza Gardens.  One exciting note: completion of this chapter now puts the Audio Tour at an amazing 1,615 tracks of Disneyland memories!  

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

Let's join Chris now as he takes us on a tour of what's new in Chapter 1: Welcome to Disneyland - The Disneyland Main Gate.  Chris received quite a bit of new audio, and is planning to make improvements and edits to several existing tracks. To prepare for the planned additions, he added new “Coming Soon” slots on the page with new liner notes and included some new photos as well.  Of the new tracks being added, many came from other chapters that Chris felt also belonged in this "Welcome to Disneyland" chapter. Many of these tracks from other chapters have already been added to the page. Some will require additional editing. While Chris goes into entertaining detail regarding most of the tracks, these show notes will focus on what's new and what's "Coming Soon".  Let's begin with our beloved Uncle Walt!

Chris loosely arranged the page so that it is in segments. Some of these segments are specifically listed, other I am naming based on what is contained within these sections...

"Introduction to Disneyland" Section (Tracks 1-5)

Track 3: Disneyland Opening Day Dedication.  Chris added a wonderful color photo of Walt on Disneyland's opening day: July 17, 1955.  Although this may be a photo of Walt giving the Frontierland dedication speech, Chris photoshopped it a bit to make it look like Town Square.  I love it!

Track 5: Griffith Park Carousel COMING SOON.  Music from the "carousel that started it all"!

"The Songs and Music of Disneyland" Section (Tracks 6-17)

Track 6: Disneyland - A Magical Musical Celebration COMING SOON.  I'm really excited for this track as it will be a medley of songs you'd hear while walking around the park and experiencing attractions!  Some examples will be "Meet Me Down on Main Street", audio from "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Haunted Mansion", "The Country Bear Jamboree" (Awl-rrright!!!) and Chris's favorite, "It's a Small World".

Track 8: Disneyland Song Parade NEW.  This is a re-mix of songs featuring the original four lands, taken from a 1950s Golden Records children's album.

Track 11: The Disneyland Sound COMING SOON.  This new track will feature goosebump inducing audio from Walt Disney's television show "Disneyland".  Nostalgic fans will associate this music with the general excitement and optimistic feelings of a day at Disneyland.

Track 13: It Can Only Happen in Disneyland NEW.  This track was already on the page but it was moved up to this section. It  is music from an ad campaign in the late 1980s that Chris enhanced with a new ending!

Track 16: If You Believe in Magic NEW.  This track came from Chapter 2: Town Square and features audio from the popular film, "Disneyland, The First 50 Magical Years" that played in the lobby of the Opera House in Town Square.

Track 17: Disneyland, The First 50 Magical Years NEW.  The score for the film composed by legendary film composer, John Debney.

"Disneyland in TV Land" Section (Tracks 18-30)

This section is not to be confused with the existing chapter of the same name.  In fact, some tracks from that chapter will be presented here (Tracks 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26 and 28).  Just as the previous section, this will encompass Disneyland as a whole over the years and will feature audio from popular episodes of his television series, "Disneyland" and "The Wonderful World of Color".  The following tracks are some of the episodes Chris will be working on. How cool will it be to listen to these on road trips to the parks? I can't wait!

Track 22: Dateline Disneyland - Opening Day Live Broadcast COMING SOON.  Art Linkletter, Ronald Reagan and Robert Cummings bring us the action from this historical day!

Track 25: Kodak Presents Disneyland '59 COMING SOON.  The Matterhorn, Monorail and Submarine Voyage...a celebration of these engineering marvels!

Track 29: Disneyland 10th Anniversary COMING SOON.  Who doesn't absolutely love this episode and adore the Disneyland tencennial ambassador, Julie Reihm?

Track 30: Disneyland Around the Seasons COMING SOON.  Vintage audio from the Candlelight Processional!  I'm guessing here...what will Chris surprise us with?

"Disneyland at the Movies" (Tracks 31-33)

These three tracks (31: Disneyland USA, 32: A Gala Day at Disneyland, 33: 40 Pounds of Trouble) are copied from Chapter 26 - Disneyland in TV Land: Your Host Walt Disney in the section "Disneyland on the Big Screen"

"Disneyland Special Presentations" Section (Tracks 34-37)

Track 35: Disneyland 10th Anniversary Banquet COMING SOON.  This unique track will feature Walt Disney giving a wonderful "off the cuff" speech during this celebration at the Disneyland Hotel.

“Traveling to Disneyland” Section (Tracks 38-43)

“Entering the Park, Retro Days” Section (Tracks 44-63)

Track 49: Kennel Club - Area Background Music COMING SOON.  Leave it to "Chris the Completist" to find some very interesting audio of our pets hanging out with Pluto, Lady, the Tramp, Old Yeller, Big Red, Savage Sam while we enjoy the park....I could go on and on...the list of Disney dogs is a long one!

Track 51: Disneyland Landscaping Presentation - Jack Wagner COMING SOON.  A narration by the famed Disneyland announcer Jack Wagner describing a horticulturist's dream come true that is Disneyland's landscaping.  

Track 61: Main Gate Newsstand - Souvenirs Medley COMING SOON.  This track features a collection of songs that reference the souvenirs you could find at the newsstand before entering the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy!

Track 62: The Unlimited Passport COMING SOON.  In 1982 Disneyland introduced the Unlimited Passport in place of the ticket books that contained a limited number of coupons that could be used to experience attractions.  This track is a 1980s television advertisement featuring the transition from those now collectible ticket books to the Unlimited Passport!

“Kodak Super 8 Disneyland Home Movies” Section (Tracks 64-70)

“Meet the Disneyland Cast” Section (Tracks 71-75)

Track 71: In Search of Excellence – Disney Cast Members COMING SOON.  Audio from a 1980s documentary showcasing the rigorous training all cast members experience: Traditions One!

Track 72: The Disney Way - Disney University Cast Member Orientation COMING SOON.  A film "laden with nostalgia" shown to new cast members!

Track 73: Cast Member Orientation - Main Gate / Main Street USA COMING SOON.  An early 1980s slide show presented to new hires, narrated by Jack Wagner!

Track 75: We Create Happiness - Cast Member Training COMING SOON.  More cast member training fun this time from the 1990s!

"Disneyland Home Entertainment" Section (Tracks 76-78)

These tracks which are also featured on the “Wonderful World of Disney” chapter feature home video releases from the 1990s that provide audio tours and some Disneyland sing-along fun!  Veterans of the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour will recognize audio from the old Kodak Making Memories Track.

"Promotion, Advertising and Commercials" Section (Tracks 79-84)

Track 79: And Now a Word from Our Sponsors COMING SOON.  A medley of several television advertisements from the 1980s and 90s that showcase the general nostalgia of Disneyland.  I'm sure to recognize many of these being a child of 1980s and completely obsessed with all things Disneyland...the clothesline in the backyard can be turned into the Skyway attraction, right?

Track 82: Disney Dollars COMING SOON.  Really fun audio from the Disney Dollar advertising campaign created by the first ever president of Disneyland, Jack Lindquist!

"Entering the Park, Today” Section (Tracks 85-96)

Track 92: The Straw Hat Strutters - Good Morning Concert COMING SOON.  This is the small welcome ensemble that sets the perfect Disneyland mood as you enter the park and stroll through Town Square and Main Street U.S.A.  

"Planning a Disneyland Resort Vacation" Section (Tracks 97-101)

Track 99: Disneyland Resort Vacation Planning DVD 2003 COMING SOON.  Most of these tracks are also featured on the “Disneyland Hotel” chapter. Chris just came across another DVD and will also be adding the audio to this section.  I've got a few of these stashed away somewhere! I'd order one even if I wasn't planning a vacation so I could satisfy my craving for seeing what's new at the parks!

“More Disneyland Esplanade” Section (Tracks 102-104)

Track 102: Disneyland Esplanade - 2017 Area Background Music COMING SOON.  The 2017 version of mood setting Disney tunes you hear as you stroll between Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure.

Track 103: Disneyland Esplanade - Pixar Fest Area Background Music COMING SOON.  During the summer of 2018 you can enjoy the familiar sounds from beloved Pixar Films in the esplanade.  Chris has captured this audio so we can enjoy long after Pixar Fest has ended!

Track 104: Annual Passholder Days - Welcome Center COMING SOON.  Chris received a track listing from a friend who heard about this event at the Tomorrowland Starcade.  While shopping for exclusive merchandise and signing up for in-park experiences, annual passholders could enjoy a nostalgic loop that featured songs from all over the park.

"Downtown Disney Shopping District" Section (Tracks 105-108)

These tracks feature loops from the popular shopping and dining area during the day and night.  Chris collected audio loops from 2017 and 2018 to include some exclusive Pixar Fest themed music as well as the loop playing in the World of Disney store!

Track 109, “Disneyland Medley,” is sort of the grand finale to the chapter. It features pop songs over the years that have had a Disneyland theme. Chris will be adding more songs to this mix in the near future.

Well, we've pulled back into the Main Street U.S.A. railroad station after a whirlwind tour of Chapter 1.  Lots of great new content already available and even more exciting tracks coming soon! So get to listening and don't forget to check out the 100th episode of the Jiminy Crickets! podcast while you're at it!

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7/20/18 Vlog Update

 

Show Notes by Brian Crawford

 

"Feed the Birds"

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Things have been heating up recently at DisneyChris.com...as well as all over the country!  We broke a heat index record here in San Antonio over the weekend and Providence, RI hasn't been much cooler.  Luckily Chris and I have working air conditioning so he can keep working on the site and I can bring you these show notes to keep you updated!  Chris has been busy since the last update so let's dive right in!

Podcast Update:

Chris and Ruthie finished recording the 100th episode of the Jiminy Crickets! podcast and it is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, August 1st.  Be sure to tune in to this milestone episode on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or the podcast home page.  While you're there catch up on the recent episodes featuring Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, America Sings and the Hayley Mills live-action film, Summer Magic.  Over at Sideshow Sound Radio, Chris was a guest on Mouse Music Episode 13 featuring a look at New Orleans Square in Disneyland and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 49th feature length film, The Princess and the Frog!  I really enjoyed the podcast on a recent road trip, especially Chris's historical feature on the legendary Walt Disney Studios composer, George Bruns. Well known for creating the unique "Disneyland Sound" of the 1950s and 60s, Bruns also composed a treasure trove of memorable songs for the studios' animated shorts andfeature films.  Chris discusses three such beloved tunes on this fantastic episode!

A live podcast?

Chris is looking for a volunteer who would be willing to lend a hand in helping the Jiminy Crickets! podcast broadcast a live show airing every other Wednesday at 9pm Eastern Time.  If you have any computer expertise, have experience in the technical aspect of setting up a live podcast and want to help a great podcast get even better, send Chris and email at DCLyndon@gmail.com.  

Become a Subscriber!

As lovers of Disney music, this website provides a unique experience to relive Disneyland moments of the past and present.  Chris puts a lot of effort into providing over 1600 audio tracks to his fans free of charge. However, there are costs to operating the site and although Chris has a wonderful sponsor (ConciEARS - a professional Disney vacation planning service that creates custom vacations for you...at no cost!), he still counts on Patreon subscribers to help offset the cost of maintaining DisneyChris.com.  Please consider becoming a subscriber by visiting his Patreon page.  You can also set up a monthly recurring donation via PayPal.  As an incentive, Chris provides exclusive audio content to all of his subscribers!  Every dollar helps Chris to continue this labor of love!

Song of the Day Archive

Mickey Mondays continue in celebration of Mickey's 90th birthday this year.  Every Monday in October and December will feature special holiday versions of some classic Mickey tunes!

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

Now that we got the "mousekeeping" done, let's focus on the Audio Tour!  Chris will soon be adding a special new track to Chapter 2: Town Square.  The Disneyland Opera House once displayed Walt Disney's working office, including the piano the Sherman Brothers would play "Feed the Birds" on Friday afternoons for Walt.  Track 37, "Walt Disney's Formal Office - Grand Piano" will feature some wonderful audio that would've likely been played on this historical instrument.

Let's move over to Chapter 21: Disneyland Bandstand.  Chris has been extremely busy updating this chapter and is proud to announce that it is complete!  A good portion of work since the last update was devoted to finishing up the Big Bands in Disneyland section (Tracks 62-74).  In 1984 the Disney Channel presented a 12 episode series that featured Big Bands performing live at the Plaza Gardens. This section was a HUGE undertaking as it took an astounding 8-12 hours to edit each track!  Chris was able to capture the audio, edit it and present it here for our enjoyment. For us swing band fans, we will be eternally grateful for Chris's extraordinary effort. All but one track features the actual audio as it was performed in Disneyland.  The exception is Track 63: The Glenn Miller Orchestra Directed by Dick Gerhart. Chris has been unable to locate the audio from the Disney Channel series, but instead presents the audio from another television special from the same year. Rest assured that if Chris ever finds the Disneyland audio he will update this track!  

Track 89: 1990s Grad Nite Party is also done!  This is very cool since I graduated high school in 1992 and attended one of the party nights that year...got to get my groove on and enjoy this playlist:

90’s Grad Nite Party

1 – Seduction 1990 – Two to Make it Right

2 – Jody Watley 1990 – Real Love

3 – Stevie B 1990 – Because I Love You (The Postman’s Song)

4 – Kevin Paige 1990 – Anything I Want

5 – Timmy T 1991 – One More Try

6 – En Vogue 1991 – You Don’t Have to Worry

7 – Tara Kemp 1991 – Hold You Tight

8 – C & C Music Factory 1991- Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

9 – Classic Example 1992 – Don’t Make Me Wait

10 – MC Lyte 1992 – Cha Cha Cha

11 – Mint Condition 1992 – Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)

12 – Shanice 1992 – I Love Your Smile

13 – RTZ 1992 – Until Your Love Comes Back Around

14 – Restless Heart 1992 – Born in a High Wind

15 – Ace of Base 1992 – All That She Wants

16 – PM Dawn 1993 – Looking Through Patient Eyes

17 – Jon Secada 1993 – I’m Free

18 – Boy Krazy 1993 – That’s What Love Can Do

19 – Shai 1993 – Baby I’m Yours

20 – Hi Five 1993 – I Like the Way

21 – All 4 One 1994 – I Swear

22 – Xscape 1994 – Just Kickin’ It

23 – No Doubt with Gwen Stefani 1995 – Just a Girl

That's all for this update!  Remember, if you have the means please consider contributing to Chris so he can keep the site running.  Use the links above to become a subscriber today! See you all real soon!

 

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7/06/18 Vlog Update

Show Notes by Brian Crawford

A Salute to Mickey!

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Hello Disney music lovers!  I certainly hope everyone had a distinctly patriotic 4th of July!  My family and I traveled to a small town in Texas to enjoy an old fashioned patriotic parade and a civic band in the quaint town square!  When it came time for fireworks the weather had other plans, but that's quite all right since Texas thunderstorms can be an entertaining spectacle!  I should mention that on the drive we enjoyed a few patriotic tracks from Chapter 23: Holiday Time in Disneyland which got us in a celebratory mood for the holiday.  Just one of many reasons we all love and appreciate the hard work Chris puts into building this website.

So, what's new this week on DisneyChris.com?  Well, not much in the way of updates to the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour.  Chris tackled a few other things and got them done so he can devote a huge block of time to address the "coming soons" and other track edits he discussed on the last update.  So expect a big update on the next vlog! In the meantime let's chat about what Chris has been up to the last couple of weeks:

Song of the Day Archive

During the first 10 days of July Chris uploaded a daily Disney song to celebrate America's 242nd birthday!  Click the link above to enjoy these great Disney songs. Also, Mickey Mondays have been an entertaining addition to the Song of the Day Archive and the songs for July 2nd and 9th feature Mickey showing off his spirit for the good 'ole Stars and Stripes.  Mickey Mondays will continue through November in celebration of his 90th birthday, and don't forget that Minnie Mouse also turns 90 as she debuted along Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie on November 18th, 1928. So be on the lookout for some Minnie Mouse songs in November, too!  Yoo-hoo!

Note: Mickey Mondays will preempt the annual "Supercalifragilistic September" of Sherman Brother songs since, surprisingly, the grammy winning brothers never wrote a song for Walt's best pal!  In October Mickey will try to scare us each Monday and I'm sure Chris has a "spooktacular" playlist for the rest of the month we celebrate Halloween. I'd be fine with 31 days of Bing Crosby singing the Headless Horseman from the The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad! Hint hint.....

Jiminy Crickets! Podcast

I became acquainted with Chris through his podcast first and then discovered DisneyChris.com.  What I love most about the podcast is the music Chris selects for each episode. You'll discover some rare treasures all edited and re-mastered for a superb aural experience.  The last three podcasts are no exception! Click the title above and listen to the last three episodes:

Episode 97A and 97B - Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room

In this very special two part episode, Ruthie and Chris are joined by their favorite fine feathered friend from down south, Wendell Jones of the Sideshow Sound Theatre podcast network. Together these three bird brains discuss the history of Walt Disney's groundbreaking audio-animatronic attraction, The Enchanted Tiki Room, now celebrating its 55th anniversary. They will take you through the entire show, discussing the vocal cast, the amazing musical score, the show's developers, creative artists and technicians, and the very inspiration behind this tropical hideaway filled with joyous song and wondrous miracles.

Episode 98 - A Tribute to America Sings

This episode, in celebration of the 4th of July, Chris and Ruthie take a fabulous journey through the history of American song, discussing in detail the famous extinct Disneyland attraction, America Sings. Together they will share the history of the attraction, the many voice actors and songs from the show, and the aftermath after the attraction sadly closed in April of 1988. So climb aboard the carousel and join them on a magical, musical journey... Pop Goes the Weasel!!!

Episode 99 - Walt Disney's Summer Magic

This episode, Chris and Ruthie pay tribute to one of their all time favorite films, Walt Disney's classic live-action musical, "Summer Magic," which is celebrating its 55th anniversary this month. Together they share the behind-the-scenes history of the movie, discuss the cast including the adorable Hayley Mills and the legendary Burl Ives, walk you through the plot including their favorite scenes, and share all the amazing Sherman Brothers songs. So, it's time to do some "Flitterin" back to "Beautiful Beulah" for a nostalgic retrospective on a movie that truly is "The Pink of Perfection." Join us on "The Front Porch" for a little slice of Americana and a big dose of "Summer Magic."

In closing, Chris did make a slight adjustment to Chapter 23: Holiday Time in Disneyland of the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour.  He rearranged the tracks chronologically by holiday for our listening convenience! The only exceptions are the International Festivals and Year of Celebration tracks; those remain at the end of the chapter.  Lastly, Chris had his site updated to conform with the latest security standards to keep us all safe as we surf the site. That's all for this update! We'll see ya real soon!

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6/23/18 Vlog Update

Show Notes by Brian Crawford

“Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing”

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Hello everyone!  I’m excited to help Chris out with some hopefully entertaining show notes for the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour vlog updates.  Chris puts his Disney heart and soul providing a truly unique product for Disney music fans, so let’s see what he has been up to since the last vlog!  

Chris opens up with a bit of housekeeping explaining that he was up against a deadline on another project which is why it has been a while since the last update.  The deadline you ask? June 23, 2018, the 55th anniversary of the widely accepted debut of Audio-Animatronics in the tropical hideaway of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room!  In celebration of the anniversary, Chris and his podcast partners Ruthie Brown and Wendell Jones have been furiously working to finish up Episode 97A, the first half of a wonderful episode explaining the history, origins and people involved with our beloved Adventureland attraction in Disneyland.  This episode was released on the anniversary and is packed with wonderful rare audio which is sure to please even the most knowledgeable fan of this pioneering attraction. The second half of the podcast is also available to enjoy now!

Do yourself a favor, grab a Dole Whip and head over to http://jcricketspodcast.blogspot.com or the Jiminy Crickets podcast channel on iTunes and listen.  Be sure to leave a 5 star review and help promote this wonderful podcast.  In my opinion it is one of the best Disney history and current event podcasts available.  Chris puts a lot of time and effort into making these very entertaining and historically accurate, including relevant and fun audio clips that all of us disneychris.com fans have come to enjoy.  So, don’t anger the gods by your “lack” of celebrating; listen to it today!

Also in honor of the 55th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, Chris posted in his Song of the Day archive, one of the signature songs of the attraction, “Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing”.  This 1969 rendition features the Mellow Men Quartet including one of our favorite Disney voices, Thurl Ravenscroft.  During the month of June Chris has been posting some very fun songs celebrating Donald Duck’s 84th birthday on June 9th, and for Father’s Day, music featuring some of our beloved Disney Dads.

Chris is also honoring his favorite Disney character by introducing a feature called “Mickey Mondays”.  Every Monday for the rest of 2018 Chris will post a song dedicated to the mouse that started it all Coming in November expect a jam packed month full of Mickey music as we celebrate his 90th birthday!  Scroll to the top of the page and click on “Song of the Day Archive” and start enjoying the tunes.  I like to listen every morning while I shave….good times. Hey, you have to make shaving fun somehow!

Now that the housekeeping is all done let’s move on to the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour update.  In this episode Chris lays out a game plan for the rest of 2018, addressing many of the “Coming Soon” holes in the Audio Tour (he’s talking to you, fans of the Disneyland Railroad Grand Circle Tour!!) and cleaning up the audio on several other tracks.  Let’s start at the very beginning (which is usually a very good place to start...oops...not Disney, but close...).

Chapter 1: The Disneyland Main Gate

Track 69 – Disneyland Esplanade – Pixar Fest Area Background Music.  A loop of music from Pixar Films

Track 78 – Disneyland Medley. New audio recently discovered will be added to this entertaining mix of popular songs about Disneyland.  Besides addressing the “Coming Soons”, this is an example of the work Chris will do to several tracks across all chapters improving the content and audio quality.  

Chapter 2: Town Square

Tracks 67 – 70 – Disneyland Railroad Grand Circle Tours.  Many fans have been dying to hear to this audio and Chris has a plan to add this by the end of the year! The wait will soon be over and it will be “All Aboard” for us railroad fans

Track 71 – Disneyland Railroad Grand Circle Tour – 2015.  Chris plans on editing this track inserting more authentic train sounds and cleaning up the audio.

Chapter 4: Central Plaza ; Chapter 6: Adventureland

Chris will update all of the "Coming Soons" in these two chapters by the end of the year!   

Chapter 21: Disneyland After Dark

Originally, Chapters 21 and 22 formed one chapter, but since the size grew to well over 100 tracks, Chris split it into the two chapters currently available.  This chapter is "technically done", but Chris is adding some additional content to various tracks including:

Track 82 - Tomorrowland Terrace.  Added six new bands to this mix.

Track 84 - Tomorrowland Terrace - Summer 2017.  This track currently exists in the Disneyland Bandstand chapter but is just as relevant in Disneyland After Dark.

Chapter 22: Disneyland Bandstand

Chris has made some progress on this chapter recently and has 12 tracks left to update.  The plan is to complete it during the month of July.

Tracks 62 - 74 - Big Bands in Disneyland Summer Concert Series.  These are difficult to edit since they are taken from live performances and Chris would like to clean up a lot of the audience noise to enhance the audio experience.  The Glen Miller Orchestra track is completed.

 

Track 89 - 1990s Grad Nite Party.  This mix only covers Grad Nite music from 1990-1994 since Disneyland phased out big name entertainment shortly after 1994.

 

Tracks 102 - 117 - Tomorrowland Terrace.  Chris engaged with a Twitter user and discovered two additional bands. He added those new bands plus the other four tracks that needed to be finished:

 

Track 103: Club Buzz - The Jakes

Track 104: Aquabats

Track 105: Aly & AJ

Track 106: Steve Rushton

Track 116: The Bolts

Track 117: Thomasina

 

Chris finished editing these and has declared Tomorrowland Terrace is complete!  

Chapter 23: Christmas in Disneyland

Another chapter with some "Coming Soons" and other tracks Chris would like to complete to enhance our 2018 Christmas celebration!

Chapter 27: The Wonderful World of Disney

This chapter centers around Disneyland themed television shows post-Walt Disney through the 1990s.

Tracks 49 – 53 – Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream.  This is a 1981 television special previewing EPCOT center and sharing some history of Walt Disney!  Chris has finally obtained all of the audio for this special, which is great quality so this should be a quick addition.  

Track 55 – Big Bands in Disneyland. This is a medley of world famous swing bands that performed at the Plaza Gardens and featured in a 1984 Disney Channel series! Break out those dance shoes!

So that does it for the update for June 23rd, 2018!  In summary, Chris has laid out a plan to finish editing/adding an impressive total of 102 tracks.  Many of these are "Coming Soon" and others are files Chris simply wants to edit and improve. He's heard the clamoring from his adoring fans and rest assured some great additions are COMING SOON!  As a final plug, if you enjoy this content consider making a small monthly donation to DisneyChris.com by clicking here!

Special mention:  The following song lists comprise all of the medley tracks Chris updated in the previous two Disneyland Audio Tour vlog updates.  Enjoy!

 

Pop Pourri

1 – The Checkmates LTD – Mastered the Art of Love 1967

2 – Round Robin – I’m the Wolf Man 1965
3 – The Individuals – I Want Love 1967
4 – The Vibrants – Something About You Baby 1967
5 – The Spats – She Done Moved 1965
6 – Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs – Wooly Bully 1965  NEW
7 – The Six Deep Girl – It’s Over 1967
8 – Jackie Lee – The Duck 1965
9 – Jim Doval and the Gauchos – Annie Ya Ya 1965
10 – The Hondells – Follow the Bouncing Ball 1969
11 – The Sunrays – I Live For the Sun 1966
12 – The Premieres – Get on This Plane 1966
13 – The Joe Tex Band – Chocolate Cherry 1968
14 – Don Grady and The Yellow Balloon – Follow the Sunshine 1967
15 – The Regents – Words 1966
16 – Shango – That’s My Bag 1970
17 – The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – Knock on Wood 1968

 

On Stage USA

1 – New Classic Singers – Call Me 1966  NEW

2 – Gary Lewis and the Playboys – Sunny 1968
3 – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – Aint No Mountain High Enough 1967  NEW
4 – Lulu – To Sir With Love 1967  NEW
5 – Freddy and the Sounds of Soul – That Ain’t Right 1964
6 – Gloria Jones – Tainted Love 1964
7 – H.B. Barnum – Heartbreaker 1967
8 – The Bantams – Follow Me 1966
9 – Dick and Dee Dee – Heartbeats 1965
10 – Mickey and the Invaders – You’ll Never Know 1965
11 – Jackie and Gayle – Our Love is Gonna Snowball 1965
12 – The Swinging Apollas – You’re Absolutely Right 1965
13 – Doodletown Pipers – Spanish Flea 1967
14 – Gary Puckett and the Union Gap – Woman, Woman 1967
15 – Five Americans – Western Union 1967  NEW
16 – Billy Joe Royal – Down in the Boondocks 1965  NEW
17 – Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Ponies – Different Drum 1967  NEW
18 – Kelly Garrett – Love’s the Only Answer 1968
19 – Jose Feleiciano – Light My Fire 1968
20 – B.J. Thomas – Hooked on a Feeling 1968
21 – Four Freshmen – Walk on By1968  NEW
22 – The Honey LTD – I’m So Glad 1968  NEW
23 – Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts – Angel of the Morning 1968  NEW
24 – 1910 Fruitgum Company – Candy 1969
25 – Tommy Roe –  Dizzy 1969  NEW
26 – Peppermint Rainbow – You’re the Sound of Love 1969
27 – Friends of Distinction – Grazing the Grass 1969  NEW

 

Rock N Roll Reunion

1 – Sha Na Na – Remember When
2 – The Platters – Only You
3 – The Drifters – Under the Boardwalk
4 – Theresa Brewer – Music Music Music
5 – Frankie Avalon – Venus
6 – Pat Boone – Tutti Fruitti
7 – Chuck Berry – Johnnie B. Goode

 

Great American Music Machine

1 – The Jackson 5 – The Love You Save 1970
2 – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles – The Tears of a Clown 1970
3 – Honey Cone – Want Ads 1969
4 – Mark Lindsay – Silver Bird 1970
5 – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Mr. Bojangles 1970  NEW
6 – Rufus Thomas – Let the Good Times Roll 1970  NEW
7 – The Brooklyn Bridge – Free as the Wind 1970
8 – The Grass Roots – Sooner or Later 1971
9 – The Temptations – Just My Imagination 1971  NEW
10 – The Stylistics – Betcha By Golly Wow 1971
11 – Paul Revere and the Raiders – Indian Reservation 1971
12 – The Osmonds – Down By the Lazy River 1971
13 – We Five – Oh Lonesome Me 1971  NEW
14 – The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There 1971  NEW
15 – The Four Tops – Ain’t No Woman Like the One I’ve Got 1972  NEW
16 – The New Seekers – I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing 1972  NEW
17 – The Carpenters – Top of the World 1972
18 – Climax – Precious and Few 1972
19 – Robert John – The Lion Sleeps Tonight 1972
20 – Ricky Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band – Garden Party 1972  NEW
21 – Main Ingredient – Everybody Plays the Fool 1972  NEW
22 – Helen Reddy – Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) 1973
23 – Tony Orlando and Dawn – Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree 1973
24 – The Cornelius Brothers – Too Late to Turn Back Now 1973  NEW
25 – Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods – Billy Don’t Be a Hero 1974
26 – Gladys Knight and the Pips – The Midnight Train to Georgia 1973

 

The Great Rock Circus

1 – The Righteous Brothers – Rock n’ Roll Heaven 1974
2 – Brownsville Station – Smokin’ in the Boys Room 1974  NEW
3 – Canned Heat – One More River to Cross 1973  NEW
4 – The Pointer Sisters – Yes We Can Can 1973
5 – Minnie Riperton – Seeing You This Way 1974
6 – Sami Jo – Without You 1974
7 – Loggins and Messina – Watching the River Run 1974  NEW
8 – Papa John Creach – Friendly Possibilities 1974  NEW
9 – Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand the Rain 1974  NEW
10 – Andrae Crouch and the Disciples – Take Me Back 1974  NEW
11 – Peter Noone – Oh You Pretty Things 1974  NEW
12 – Olivia Newton-John – I Honestly Love You 1974
13 – 10CC – I’m Not in Love 1975  NEW
14 – Hudson Brothers – So You Are a Star 1975  NEW
15 – Starbuck – Moonlight Feels Right 1975
16 – Gene Cotton – Let Your Love Flow 1975  NEW
17 – Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around and Fell in Love 1975  NEW
18 – Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Did You Boogie With Your Baby 1976
19 – Cecilio & Kapono – Friends 1976  NEW
20 – Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart – I Love You (And I'm Glad That I Said It) 1976
21 – Shaun Cassidy – Doo Doo Run Run 1976

 

More Legends of Country

1 – John Hartford – Gentle on My Mind 1967
2 – Bobby Gentry – Fancy 1970
3 – Don Gibson and Sue Thompson – Good Old Fashioned Country Love 1974
4 – Johnny Paycheck – She’s All I Got 1971
5 – The Hagar Twins – I’m Miles Away 1970
6 – Kay Austin – Big Red Roses 1978
7 – Faron Young – It’s Four in the Morning 1971
8 – Freddie Fender – Before the Next Teardrop Falls 1974  NEW
9 – Stoney Edwards – She’s My Rock 1973
10 – Tanya Tucker – Delta Dawn 1972
11 – Johnny Tillotson – Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming 1972
12 – Charlie Rich – The Most Beautiful Girl 1974  NEW
13 – Jacky Ward – Fools Fall in Love 1977
14 – Larry Groce – A Woman Indeed 1971  NEW
15 – Mission Mountain Wood Band – Sweet Maria 1977  NEW
16 – Johnny Lee – Country Party 1977
17 – Susie Allanson – Run to Her 1981
18 – Big Al Downing – Mr. Jones 1978
19 – Becky Hobbs – The More I Get the More I Want 1978
20 – Wild Oats – Heartache 1977
21 – Lynn Anderson – I Never Promised You a Rose Garden 1970 (Later Recording)
21 – Charlie Daniels – The South’s Gonna Do It Again 1975

 

Space Stage – Space Age Disco Concert

1 – KC and the Sunshine Band – That’s the Way I Like It 1975
2 – Hues Corporation – Rock the Boat 1973
3 – Gloria Gaynor – Never Can Say Goodbye 1975
4 – Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster 1975
5 – Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes – Don’t Leave Me This Way 1975
6 – The Spinners – Rubberband Man 1976
7 – Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music 1976  NEW
8 – Marylyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. – You Don’t Have to Be a Star 1976  NEW
9 – Bette Midler – Strangers in the Night 1976  NEW
10 – Sammy Davis Jr. – Well Make It This Time 1976  NEW
11 – Vicki Sue Robinson – Turn the Beat Around 1976  NEW
12 – Tavares – Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel 1976  NEW
13 – Natalie Cole – Party Lights 1977
14 – Commodores – Brick House 1977  NEW
15 – Peaches and Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing 1978
16 – Con Funk Shun – Shake and Dance with Me 1978
17 – High Inergy – Lovin’ Fever 1978
18 – The Raes – A Little Lovin’ Keeps the Doctor Away 1978  NEW
19 – Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman 1978  NEW
20 – Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough 1979
21 – Willie Aames and Paradise – Why Don’t You Answer 1979
22 – Rupert Homes – Escape (Pina Colada Song) 1979  NEW
23 – Manhattan Transfer – Birdland 1979
24 – Kool and the Gang – Good Time Tonight 1981

 

Disneyland Disco Dance Party

1 – Billy Preston – Disco Dancin’ 1977
2 – Dexter Wansel – Disco Lights 1976  NEW
3 – Seawind – We Got a Way 1976  NEW
4 – Roy Ayers – Runnin’ Away 1977
5 – Stargard – Which Way is Up 1977
6 – Meco – Star Wars Theme 1977
7 – Rose Royce – It Makes You Feel Like Dancin’ 1977
8 – First Choice – Doctor Love 1977  NEW
9 – Willie Bobo – Always There 1978
10 – Voyage – Souvenirs 1978
11 – Teri DeSario – Ain’t Nothin’ Gonna Keep Me From You 1978
12 – Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ 1979
13 – The Glass Family – Mr. D.J. Do You Know How to Make Me Dance 1979
14 – Shalamar – The Second Time Around 1979
15 – Angela Bofill – What I Wouldn’t Do (For the Love of You) 1979
16 – Sister Sledge – He’s the Greatest Dancer 1979
17 – Disco Mickey Mouse 1979  NEW
18 – Santa Esmeralda – Another Cha Cha 1979  NEW
19 – Arpeggio – Love and Desire 1979  NEW
20 – S.O.S. – S.O.S. (Dit Dit Dit Dat Dat Dat Dit Dit Dit) 1980  NEW

 

80’s Grad Nite Party - Part 1 1980-1984

1 – Kool and the Gang 1980 – Celebration
2 – K.C. and the Sunshine Band 1980 – Do You Wanna Go Party
3 – Shalamar 1980 – A Night to Remember
4 – Teri DeSario 1980 – Time After Time
5 – Tierra 1981 – Together
6 – Gleaming Spires 1981 – Going Hey Hey  NEW
7 – Sister Sledge 1981 – We Are Family
8 – The Pointer Sisters 1982 – I’m So Excited
9 – Tommy Tutone 1982 – Jenny (867-5309)
10 – Frankie and the Knockouts 1982 – Sweetheart
11 – Skyy 1982 – Call Me
12 – English Beat 1982 – Mirror in the Bathroom  NEW
13 – U2 1983 – Sunday Bloody Sunday  NEW
14 – Evelyn Champagne King 1983 – Love Come Down  NEW
15 – Kajagoogoo 1983 – Too Shy  NEW
16 – Berlin 1983 – Pleasure Victim
17 – Greg Kihn 1983 – Jeopardy
18 – Steel Breeze 1983 – You Don’t Want Me Anymore
19 – Dazz Band 1983 – Let It Whip
20 – Cheryl Lynn 1983 – Preppie
21 – Maxine Nightingale 1984 – Lead Me On  NEW
22 – Sonny Charles 1984 – Put it in a Magazine  NEW
23 – The Gap Band 1984 – You Dropped a Bomb on Me  NEW
24 – Jason and the Scorchers 1984 – Absolutely Sweet Marie  NEW
25 – Cheap Trick 1984 – I Can’t Take It  NEW
26 – Dwight Twiley 1984 – Jungle
27 – Con Funk Shun 1984 – Don’t Let Your Love Grow Cold
28 – Sparks 1984 – Mickey Mouse  NEW

 

80’s Grad Nite Party - Part 2 1985-1989

1 – Animotion 1985 – Obsession
2 – Midnight Star 1985 – No Parking on the Dance Floor
3 – Shannon 1985 – Let the Music Play
4 – X 1985 – Burning House of Love  NEW
5 – The Blasters 1985 – Dark Night  NEW
6 – Dan Hartman 1985 – We Are the Young
8 – Teena Marie 1985 – Lovergirl
7 – INXS 1986 – What You Need  NEW
9 – Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine 1986 – Conga
10 – Mr. Mister 1986 – Broken Wings
11 – Klymaxx 1986 – Meeting in the Ladies Room
12 – Starpoint 1986 – Object of My Desire
13 – Wang Chung 1987 – Everybody Have Fun Tonight
14 – Ready For the World 1987 – Oh Sheila
15 – Glass Tiger 1987 – Don’t Forget Me (When I Am Gone)
16 – Bobby Brown 1987 – Don’t Be Cruel
17 – The Hooters 1987 – All You Zombies  NEW
18 – Roy Orbison 1987 – Pretty Woman  NEW
19 – Nancy Martinez 1987 – For Tonight
20 – Men Without Hats 1988 – Pop Goes the World
21 – Expose’ 1988 – Come Go With Me
22 – Roger Troutman 1988 – I Want to Be Your Man
23 – Force MD’s 1988 – Tender Love
24 – Michael Bolton 1988 – That’s What Love is All About
25 – Information Society 1989 – What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)  NEW
26 – Will to Power 1989 – Dreamin’  NEW
27 – The Pasadenas 1989 – Tribute (Right On)  NEW
28 – Surface 1989 – Shower Me With Your Love  NEW
29 – Samantha Fox 1989 – I Surrender (To the Spirit of the Night)
30 – New Kids on the Block 1989 – You Got It (The Right Stuff)

 

Pop Pourri (Disneyland After Dark Version)

1 – The Checkmates Ltd. – Mastered the Art of Love 1967
2 – Round Robin – I’m the Wolf Man 1965
3 – The Individuals – I Want Love 1967
4 – The Vibrants – Something About You Baby 1967
5 – The Spats – She Done Moved 1965
6 – Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs – Wooly Bully 1965  NEW
7 – The Six Deep Girl – It’s Over 1967
8 – Jackie Lee – The Duck 1965
9 – Jim Doval and the Gauchos – Annie Ya Ya 1965
10 – The Hondells – Follow the Bouncing Ball 1969
11 – The Sunrays – I Live For the Sun 1966
12 – The Premieres – Get on This Plane 1966
13 – The Joe Tex Band – Chocolate Cherry 1968
14 – Sugar Sugar – The Sound Castle Ltd 1969
15 – Don Grady and The Yellow Balloon – Follow the Sunshine 1967
16 – The Regents – Words 1966
17 – Shango – That’s My Bag 1970
18 – The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – Knock on Wood 1968

 

Disneyland Disco Dance Party (Disneyland After Dark Version)

1 – Billy Preston – Disco Dancin’ 1977
2 – Hues Corporation – Rock the Boat 1973
3 – Gloria Gaynor – Never Can Say Goodbye 1975
4 – Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster 1975
5 – Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes – Don’t Leave Me This Way 1975
6 – The Spinners – Rubberband Man 1976
7 – KC and the Sunshine Band – That’s the Way I Like It 1975
8 – Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music 1976  NEW
9 – Vicki Sue Robinson – Turn the Beat Around 1976  NEW
10 – Meco – Star Wars Theme 1977
11 – Commodores – Brick House 1977  NEW
12 – Peaches and Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing 1978
13 – Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman 1978  NEW
14 – Sister Sledge – We Are Family 1978
15 – Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough 1979
16 – Disco Mickey Mouse 1979
17 – Kool and the Gang – Good Time Tonight 1981

 

Grad Nite in Disneyland (Disneyland After Dark Version)

1 – Kool and the Gang – Celebration
2 – Shalamar – A Night to Remember
3 – The Pointer Sisters – I’m So Excited
4 – Tommy Tutone – Jenny (867-5309)
5 – U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday
6 – Evelyn Champagne King – Love Come Down
7 – Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
8 – Dazz Band  – Let It Whip
9 – Donna Summer – She Works Hard for the Money
10 – Animotion 1985 – Obsession
11 – Teena Marie – Lover Girl
12 – Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine – Conga
13 – Electric Light Orchestra – So Serious
14 – Culture Club – God Thank You Woman
15 – The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Tuff Enough
16 – Oingo Boingo – Stay
17 – Adam Ant – Goodie Toe Shoes
18 – Kenny Loggins – Footlose
19 – Robert Palmer – Addicted to Love
20 – Starpoint – Object of My Desire
21 – Mr. Mister – Broken Wings
22 – Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun Tonight
23 – Ready For the World – Oh Sheila
24 – Glass Tiger – Don’t Forget Me (When I Am Gone)
25 – Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel
26 – Men Without Hats – Pop Goes the World
27– Michael Bolton –  That’s What Love is All About
28 – Samantha Fox – I Surrender (To the Spirit of the Night)
29 – New Kids on the Block – You Got It (The Right Stuff)


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6/8/18 Vlog Update

 

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5/11/18 Vlog Update

 

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4/27/18 Vlog Update

 

Notes by Melonie Bush

Down The Rabbit Hole

 

 

Hello everybody, time for another update! There was a 3 week gap since the last update and Chris has been very busy falling down a musical rabbit hole. What does that mean? Lots of unexpected new content is coming!

 

There’s a group on Facebook known as Vintage Disneyland. If you love historic Disneyland, feel free to request to be admitted the group. You’ll learn a lot and see some wonderful vintage photographs and video posted by Disneyland lovers who share their personal material.

 

 

A member of this Facebook group started a discussion thread regarding favorite musical groups they had seen perform at their personal Grad Nites from years past. Lots of people commented and listed favorite performers. As Chris looked at the responses he noticed there were several names mentioned of which he had not been aware. This sparked a big research project to confirm that these people and/or groups did indeed play at Disneyland. After they were verified Chris began planning several updates for Chapter 21: Disneyland Bandstand to have the site more accurately reflect the history of these live performances. Prepare to fall down the rabbit hole with Chris as he discusses his unexpected new project.  

 

 

If you click on the link above and scroll down the page you will notice several tracks have been inserted with “Coming Soon” next to them. Chris has done a vast amount of research and put together new track lists for custom mixes to represent several live events that happened in the park over several decades. He shows the track lists in the update around the 3 minute mark. The new material is highlighted in yellow - everything else on the list is already in a mix and doesn’t need to be edited. (However, it might be rearranged into a new mix). Just looking at how much yellow is in these lists gives an appreciation for how much research Chris has done and how much time he will be putting into editing the new tracks before uploading them to the site. Once the tracks are completed they will be discussed in future updates and lists will be provided to show what’s included in these mixes. You can see the lists on Chris’s computer starting around the 3 minute mark.

 

The planned additions are as follows:

 

A new section called The Tomorrowland Stage, which contains tracks 34-38. This is where you start to see a lot of “Coming Soon” signs. Chris uncovered so many new tracks during his research, started by that conversation in the Vintage Disneyland group on Facebook, that if he added it all to an existing mix such as The Great American Music Machine, it would make the mix over 4 hours long. To make things more manageable and also more accurate, Chris has divided the music into decades and is planning to split the current mixes up into 4 new mixes, with the new music added in, to better represent the decade or time period in which they were performed. The mixes are in the final editing stage and once they are uploaded to the site a list of what’s included in each mix will be provided. For now the planned updates to this section are:

Track 34 - The Kids of the Kingdom. This track is currently finished and listed as “New”. Since they performed on the Tomorrowland Stage they are being included in this section even though they are also in the After Dark chapter.

Track 35 - On Stage USA. When the new Tomorrowland premiered they began to have a concert event called On Stage USA. They were all performed on the outdoor stage known as The Tomorrowland Stage, which was pre Space Mountain. Some of the songs that were previously in The Great American Music Machine will be put into this track to make it more accurate to the decade in which the songs were performed.

Track 36 - Rock n’ Roll Reunion. This concert series has several performers from the 1950’s. Some of the songs from the previous Great American Music Machine will be in this mix with new songs added in too.

Track 37 - The Great American Music Machine. This was on the site previously but is being split up and redone so that it’s more accurate to the music that was played at this time period and the track doesn’t become 4 hours long. The previous Great American Music Machine is being split up into 4 tracks: tracks 35-38.

Track 38 - The Great Rock Circus

The Disco mix is being split up into two tracks. Track 48 - The Space Age - Space Age Disco Concert is another track affected by the big discussion on the Facebook page. Several artists who played at this concert were brought up during the discussion and Chris has verified the performers and decided which songs to add to the mix. There’s so much new music going in that it was going to be another 4 hour mix unless Chris did something to break it up. What he decided to do is put the famous, headline-type performers who played on the new Space Mountain Space Stage (which replaced the Tomorrowland stage when Space Mountain opened) and covers 1977-1980. There were also several events where DJ’s came and played and there were dance parties. Track 49 - Disneyland Disco Dance Party will have songs that were more for the dance parties and contain songs or performers who weren’t as well known. When the mixes are done and listened to there will be a definite difference in the type of songs included in each disco mix and the division will make sense and sound cohesive.

The Grad Nite section is getting a revision and an addition. Chris is putting in a 90’s Grad Nite mix since many people who visit his site went to these Grad Nites and have fond memories. This will be Track 88 - 1990’s Grad Nite Party. Tracks 86 and 87, which contain the 80’s Grad Nite mixes, are going to be changed, but for now you can still listen to them as they are. Once they are changed a list will be provided to show what’s in each mix and give an easy way to show at a glance the new music that’s been added to each track.

Track 102 - The Aquabats. They are a Ska band with a superhero aesthetic. They’re another discovery from the Facebook discussion. They performed at Disneyland in the late 90’s.


Before Chris delved into the Pandora’s Box of adding new artist and revamping tracks he had added several  new tracks to the site. These are up and running and ready to listen to right now:

 

A new section called Fantasyland Theatre, which contains tracks 32 - Humdinger! and 33 - Hootenanny! These were already on another Chapter but have been included here since they were performed live in the park. Since these tracks were already edited they are currently available to listen to on the site. These events both happened in the 1960’s. Humdinger! was a pop music festival and Hootenanny! is a folk music festival. They were on Disneyland After Dark but since they performed on a stage at Disneyland they fit into this Chapter as well.  

Track 63 - The Glenn Miller Orchestra. This was one of the original tracks that Chris had planned for the Big Bands in Disneyland - Summer Concert Series section, and it’s been completed.  It’s not the authentic recording from the TV special (all of the tracks in this section are coming from a TV special that was done in the 1984). Nobody had posted that audio, so Chris found a recording from around the same time and posted that instead. You wouldn’t know there was a difference unless Chris told you, which he did - a behind the scenes tidbit. It’s good enough to work in place of the missing authentic audio which he hasn’t been able to find anywhere. The rest of the tracks in this section are still “Coming Soon.” Some of them have poor sound quality so Chris is making sure the sound is up to standard before posting them. This will probably be Chris’s next big project: taking VHS tapes that were recorded many years ago and eventually posted to YouTube and bringing the sound quality up to standard. Thankfully, many of the tracks in this section were released on laserdisc back when laserdisc was a thing, so the sound quality on those is really good and Chris doesn’t have to clean those up. Chris lists which specific tracks came from laserdisc around the 16:10 mark for those interested.

Track 111 - Scot Bruce. He is an Elvis impersonator.

Track 114 - Tomorrowland Terrace - Dueling DJs. DJs from Southern California come and perform rave-type dance mixes during the summer, at Grad Nites, and during New Years.  

Track 115 - Tomorrowland Terrace - Summer 2017.  Nighttime entertainment went on a hiatus in 2015 but in 2017 several local bands made a comeback and began to play, as well as new bands.

 

Adding in new tracks, gathering music and rearranging tracks has meant that not a lot of new content has been added, but Chris has still been working hard. In addition to everything listed he has also planned out the Song of the Day list for May. He has also been working with his friend to clean up the behind the scenes code, and they have updated Chapters 1-24. There are only 3 Chapters still needing clean up on code. You should notice that the pages are loading faster and everything is running more efficiently since the code has been cleaned up and streamlined. Chris’s friend has dedicated hours and hours to teaching Chris how to be more efficient in using code and helping Chris to get the pages updated. Chris knows that his friend is listening to the Update, so he wants to be sure to give his friend (who remains unnamed) a big thank you and express his appreciation for the hours of dedication he has donated to make the site a more user friendly experience, and for all of the training that he has given Chris so that Chris can use that knowledge going forward with new additions and updates.

 

What’s next? Going in and actually adding all the tracks that Chris has been planning. By the time he does the next update he should have several tracks added. Chris will explain everything and provide track notes for the write-up at that point. Also, some of the songs on Chapter 20 will be redone as well because of all the new artists that Chris found out about because of the discussion on the Facebook group.

Thank you for your patience. Chris has been very busy working on the site and planning, and he wanted to be able to explain everything once the planning was done instead of trying to explain it in the middle of all of the planning. He will try to get Vlog updates done every other week but if that doesn’t happen it’s because Chris has fallen down another rabbit hole and has a big project he’s completing before he can do a Vlog update.

 

Spring is starting, the weather is warming up, so everyone enjoy the change of season and Chris will talk to us again soon. Bye!

 

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4/6/18 Vlog Update

 

Notes by Melonie Bush:

Hello everybody! It’s been two weeks since the last update and 12 new songs have been added. Some changes have been made to one of the chapters and Chris will go through those changes today.

 

 

 

Chapter one of the audio tour starts with The Main Gate. It represents the main gate as well as the park as a whole. This was completed two years ago, but since then there have been 10 new tracks that Chris would like to add. He won’t be working on them right away, but the tracks have been set up with Coming Soon slots. Chris added these slots because he’s practicing a new method of adding tracks. Chris has mentioned his friend who has generously donated his time to helping Chris streamline the code, and basically rebuilding the entire website. He’s put a lot of time and energy into it and it’s very appreciated. So far they have rebuilt the home page as well as chapters 1 and 2. They look the same as before but they’re much more streamlined and efficient because a lot of the unnecessary coding was taking up space has been removed. In doing this there is now a new method needed to add in new tracks so that unneeded data isn’t put into the HTML code (the language that websites use to make the pages look the way they look). The way Chris was doing it before was copying and pasting things, and in doing so a lot of unneeded residual data was being added which build up a lot of disc space which made the pages load slower than they should. So Chris’s friend taught Chris a new way to insert the tracks, and Chris wanted to practice so it would stick in his mind for future use. So he decided to update Chapter 1 with the new tracks he’s planning on adding as a practice run so he knows how to do it going forward.

Also, the navigation area on the top of each page which previously just indicated the chapter numbers, such as “Chapter 2”, for example, now will say something more descriptive such as “CH 2 - Town Square,” so that it will be easier to see what the chapter you click on is about without scrolling down to the bottom of the page and comparing it to the the “Welcome to the Hub” section. You will be able to tell which chapters have been updated and what hasn’t based on whether or not the chapter number has a new descriptive name added next to it on this top of the page navigation area.  If you don’t see descriptive names at this navigation area, than it’s a good bet that this chapter hasn’t been updated yet. Also, the “Coming Soon” indications which have traditionally been placed next to unfinished tracks names now have a new look, with the “Coming Soon” now appearing under the liner notes, where the play bar will go when the track has been completed and posted.

The ten tracks that are coming soon in Chapter 1:

  • Track 4 - Griffith Park Carousel. This is going to be carousel band organ music from the same exact model of band organ that is played at the Griffith Park carousel. It won’t be from the same exact machine, but Chris has a recording of the same model of carousel. It has the kind of music that Walt would have been listening to when he came up with the idea of Disneyland.

  • Track 30- Kennel Club - Area Background Music. It’s a mix of some easy listening music once used at this facitly.

  • Track 32- Disneyland Landscaping Presentation - Jack Wagner. Chris has a track of Jack Wagner doing a slideshow presentation from 1972, talking about Disneyland’s landscaping. Chris wasn’t going to include it originally but he’s decided to do it, and feels that this chapter is the best chapter to put it in.

  • Track 35 - The Unlimited Passport. This came from a commercial in the 80’s when they first introduced the unlimited passport.

  • Track 48- Cast Member Orientation - Main Gate/Main Street USA. The first orientation gives an overview of the Main Street which includes the parking lot, the main entrance, Main Street and Central Plaza. It gives a lot of the description of the main gate which means that a lot of obscure things like the picnic area will now be represented on the page.

  • Track 50 - We Create Happiness - Cast Member Training. This is audio from a training video from the 90’s that was used to train new cast members.

  • Track 55 - Disney Dollars. This is a promo from the 80’s that talks about the introduction of Disney Dollars.

  • Track 66 - World of Disney - Downtown Disney Area Music. This will be a nice little mix to include area music heard outside this store to represent Downtown Disney.

  • Track 67 - Annual Passholder Days - Welcome Center. There was a welcome center located in Starcade last year, and this has a loop of music that’s a mix from extinct attractions.

  • Track 68 - Disneyland Esplanade - 2017 Area Background Music. They introduced some new music last year. Chris doesn’t have all of the songs from this new feature but he has most of it, so he’s putting a mix together to represent the newer 2017 music.

Those are the 10 tracks that will be added soon. Before Chris works on those, he wants to finish the Holiday Time and Disneyland Bandstand chapter. The Holiday Time will probably be finished in a couple of days. The Bandstand chapter has about 20 tracks left to be added. Once that is done Chris will add those songs to Chapter 1, and then move on to Chapter 2 - Town Square. Down towards the bottom of the page there are several tracks that need to be added and they all have to do with the Disneyland Railroad. They’ve said Coming Soon for about two years, so “soon” is a relative term on the pages. It’s going to have narration from different decades. Chris is also going to try and improve the sound effects so they’re more authentic. As far as working on the Tomorrowland page, as Chris had planned, he’s going to finish up the things he’s had marked as Coming Soon in each chapter, and then he will start the Tomorrowland project.

The Holiday Time chapter:

Easter has come and gone so those tracks have now been moved to the bottom of the page and the upcoming holiday (the 4th of July) is at the top of the page. The first two tracks are still an overview for the rest of the chapter and will always be the first two. There are three new tracks that still need to be added to the page, and by the time this is released they might already be done. There are also several tracks that have been added since the last update:

  • Track 13 - A Patriotic Grand Finale. This is 3 versions of the grand finale from Fantasy In The Sky fireworks.

  • Track 14 - Celebrate The Spirit - Disney’s All Star 4th of July. This is from a television program where they performed live patriotic songs while the fireworks went off.

  • Track 15 - Celebrate America - Preshow Area Music. This is the loop of music that plays before the 4th of July fireworks show starts. It’s some marching band type music.

  • Track 22 - Haunted Mansion Holiday - Scream Along. This is an audience participation piece of Grim Grinning Ghosts that was done during the first season of the Haunted Mansion Holiday, and then they retired it.

  • Track 37 - Villains Victory Party. This was a special promotion that they did back in 2010.

The New Years Section: Chris changed the color scheme for the New Years section of the page. It’s blue and silver to represent the night sky and celebrating with sparkling silver things to bring the New Year in. All of the tracks that he discussed in detail during the last update have now been added and that section is complete. If you want to know more about those tracks then you can watch the last Vlog or read the accompanying notes from the last Vlog.

Other things to note on the Holiday Time page:

  • There is 1 track left to be added in the St. Patrick’s Day section and it is marked as Coming Soon.

  • Easter is currently at the bottom.

  • Chris added a new section at the bottom called Year of Celebration. Previously the International Festival section ended the chapter, but Chris didn’t feel like that was the best ending for the chapter. Then he remembered that Disneyland had a promotional event in 2009 where it was all about celebrations, and he felt that it would be the perfect way to end the chapter because it represents holidays as a whole.

    • Track 93 - What Will You Celebrate? - 2009 Promotion. This was part of the travel planning dvd’s they would send out if you were going to go on vacation. The catchphrase for it was “What will you celebrate?” so it talks about that.
    • Track 94 - Celebrate! A Street Party. This was a daily parade/street party themed to the different events that people could be celebrating, as well as the most recent holiday. This recording happens to talk about Mother’s Day.
    • Track 95 - Celebrate You. This is 5 variations of the song “Celebrate You” to create a fun little mix. Even though this event has long ended this song remains a theme that they use in the commercials to this day.

That’s about it for this update. Have a wonderful early spring and Chris will be back in two weeks to talk about more updates. Bye-bye!

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3/23/18 Vlog Update

Notes by Melonie Bush

 

Hello everyone! Chris waited an extra week to create the Vlog so that there was more to report on. March 23rd was the first day of the Easter Song of the Day. Up until April 1st there will be a Disney song with an Easter theme every day.  You can click here to be taken to the Song of the Day page.

 

Chapter 20: Disneyland After Dark is now complete. If you haven’t checked it out in awhile be sure to do so. Its sister chapter, Disneyland Bandstand is still a work in progress. It has live bands that played at Disneyland. The country music section of the page has been completed.

 

Tracks 34- Danny David & The Nashville Brass and 35- More Legends of Country In Disneyland were the last tracks to be added to that section.

 

The full track list for the Country Music Jubilee, Country Music Spectacular, and More Country Legends In Disneyland tracks are as follows:

 

Country Music Jubilee

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

 

Country Music Spectacular

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

 

More Legends of Country

1 – John Hartford – Gentle on My Mind

2 – Bobby Gentry – Fancy

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

4 – Johnny Paycheck – She’s All I Got

5 – The Hagar Twins – I’m Miles Away

6 – Kay Austin – Big Red Roses

7 – Faron Young – It’s Four in the Morning

8 – Stoney Edwards – She’s My Rock

9 – Tanya Tucker – Delta Dawn

10 – Johnny Tillotson – Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming

11 – Jacky Ward – Fools Fall in Love

12 – Johnny Lee – Country Party

13 – Susie Allanson – Run to Her

14 – Big Al Downing – Mr. Jones

15 – Becky Hobbs – The More I Get the More I Want

16 – Wild Oats – Heartache

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

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

 

The biggest section in this Chapter that still needs work is the Big Bands section. It contains music recorded at Disneyland in the Plaza Gardens for a 1984 television special. Then there’s another section of Big Band music that contains tracks which were not recorded for the tv special that need to be finished. The last section that needs work is the Tomorrowland Terrace section, which contains more contemporary type groups.

 

The Holiday Time In Disneyland chapter is what distracted Chris from being able to work on the Big Bands chapter. The Holiday chapter became so long that the Christmas songs were split off onto their own page. One change that Chris is going to make to the Holiday chapter is to put the most recent holiday at the top, and then the one that was just finished at the bottom, making it a rotation from now on. Now when you go to the Holiday page, the most soon to come holiday will be at the top - with two exceptions. Tracks 1 and 2 will always be at the top because it’s a lead-in to all the holidays and the theme for the chapter.

 

Easter is currently at the top of the page, and a brand new track has been added for the Easter section. That is Track 9 - Springtime in Disneyland. It’s a 40 minute mix that was a lot of work. Chris scoured the internet to find content to put this track together. It turned out really well so check that track out.

 

As for the rest of the chapter, there are 12 new tracks that need to be added to finish it. Some of them were already on other chapters but they’re going to be duplicated on the Holiday chapter.

 

Track 16 - America On Parade - The Sadie Mae is new as well. The Sadie Mae is a fully restored antique carousel band organ. This organ recorded the music for the 1976 America On Parade. Chris has all of the music from that band organ that was used in the parade, and it’s unaltered. The parade featured a lot of electronic music and sound effects but that track has just the Sadie Mae. Chris has both version in that chapter so you can listen to the original music and the parade music that has the sound effects and see what you think and which one you like.

Coming soon will be Track 18 - The Dapper Dans - Patriotic Medley, which is a group that sounds a lot like the Dapper Dans and will be used to represent them singing patriotic songs in the park.

Track 21- U.S. Military Bands - Fourth of July Concert will be a medley of patriotic songs performed by different army bands who are invited to perform at the park.

Track 23 - A Patriotic Grand Finale will a combination of the end of the Fantasy In The Sky fireworks show, which always has a patriotic ending, and the Disneyland Forever fireworks from the 60th anniversary. Disneyland Forever added a patriotic tag at the end of the presentation, so Chris is combining 4 versions of the fireworks show into a little mix.

Track 24 - Celebrate The Spirit - Disney’s All-Star 4th of July is coming from a television program that aired every year from 1988 until the mid 90’s. They still do a Christmas program every year, but they also used to do a 4th of July and an Easter program every year. The 4th of July one was always called “Disney’s All Star 4th of July”. In the beginning it was only broadcast from Disney World, but in later years they added Disneyland in as well. Sandy Patty performed a live fireworks finale for several years so that will be included in the track.

Track 25 - Celebrate America - Pre Show Area Music  will be some pre-show music that you hear as you’re waiting for the fireworks.

Track 28 - Chilling, Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House in the Halloween section was already on the Disneyland Records chapter, but it has been included on the Halloween chapter as well. It’s a tradition to play this record at Halloween time and it has been for years, so it’s appropriate to be on the holiday page.

Track 32 - Haunted Mansion Holiday- Scream Along.  Chris forgot that he had this in his files but someone pointed out that this was on YouTube and Chris listened to it and remembered he had it, but he was confusing it with the Scarols. So he’s digging that out and adding it soon.

Track 47 - Villain’s Victory Party came from a publicity campaign in 2010 where people voted for their favorite Disney Villain. There was also a trivia contest and if you got all the answers correct you could win a ticket to a special event where they revealed who won the favorite villain contest. Maleficent won and they had a whole party on Tom Sawyer's Island. Chris has a live recording of it but the audio isn’t the best. He was going to leave it out but then he figured out some of the songs that were included in the live event. He found 2 of the 3 songs that were used, so he is going to add those studio recordings of what was played in the live show.

Track 65 - America Sings - Auld Lang Syne  in the New Year section will be added soon as well as track 66 - Country Bear Christmas Special - Another New Year.

Track 71 - Tournament of Roses Parade - Walt Disney Grand Marshall. Chris found a piece of audio from the 1966 Tournament of Roses Parade when Walt was Grand Marshall and created a 1 minute audio piece.

Track 72 - Tournament of Roses Honor Band has a band that plays in the Tournament of Roses Parade and they sometimes play in Disneyland as well. Chris is including a medley of parade songs to represent them since they have a long tradition with Disneyland.

Track 73 - Tournament of Roses Parade - The Royal Court has already been added. It was on the Parade chapter already but has been duplicated onto this one.

Track 83 - The Little Man of Disneyland comes from a 1955 Little Golden Record. The main character is a leprechaun. It was on the Disneyland Records chapter but it’s coming to the St. Patrick’s Day section now.

Tracks 88 - The Dapper Dans - Irish Sing Along and 89 - Coke Corner - Irish Ragtime Melody used to be together, but Chris split them up and made them into their own tracks.

Tracks 90-92 will always be the same and be at the very bottom of the page. So the page has two opening tracks and 3 closing tracks that will stay the same.

 

That completes the news for the Holiday page. Chris now moves on to Chapter 25: Disneyland Records to discuss a really interesting update and some historical information as well.

 

“Disneyland Records” is basically a play on words because the name of the in-house recording label that Disney used for decades was called Disneyland Records. They used that as a way to talk about all of their different projects (having “Disneyland” in their project titles, whether it had something to do with the actual park or not). Chris is using this Chapter to represent the park itself. The tracks in this Chapter all come from vinyl recordings that represent Disneyland park in some way.

 

What Chris recently added was Track 3 - Your Trip To Disneyland on Records. This is a special track. These were 5 little discs on cardboard that came in a set, and you would cut them out and play them on a record player. Because they were cardboard with a layer of vinyl on them the quality of them was really pour. Chris used some of the money from donations to the site to purchase an unopened, factory sealed copy of the records and sent it to a friend who has professional recording equipment. Chris sent him the sealed records, a tool to cut out perfect circles, and a new needle to play the records the way they need to be played. It took a couple of years for the project to be completed. When Chris got the digital audio he dropped everything and added this final track to finish off the chapter. Even though the records were factory sealed and never played  they were still 60 years old and so they weren’t perfect. Still, they were an improvement over the other audio from other recordings of the same records that Chris has heard over the years. Chris then went in with his editing software and cleaned it up, so this is probably the best version of these records that exists. Chris worked hard to take out distortions, scratches, noise and background hiss to make this sound amazing. This track now completes the Disneyland Records chapter, which is very exciting.

 

Have a wonderful Easter. Be sure to check out all the new tracks on the site, check out the Patreon and become a donor if you aren’t already. If all you can pledge is $1 per month that is still helpful. The money is used for the site, so please consider becoming a donor.

Bye for now!

 

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3/2/18 Vlog Update

 

Notes by Melonie Bush:

 

It’s been a long time since the last Vlog. It’s time to get everyone up to date!

Chris didn’t do a video for a couple of weeks because he went on vacation and didn’t have access to a computer. Because he couldn’t add content during that time there’s a little bit to report on today, but it won’t be a long update.

 

The site has benefited greatly from a fan who is also very computer savvy, and he has lent his expertise and gone above and beyond to help improve the site. The home page has been rebuilt, basically from scratch. There’s about half as much code on the page now (the code is what makes the page look the way it does, and it’s all behind the scenes), so the page looks the same but it will load about twice as fast as it used to. This same code cleanup will probably happen with every page on the site but it started with the home page as a tester. Not only does it look perfect on Firefox, which is the browser that Chris uses, but it also looks good on Explorer and Chrome as well. It’s good to have everything be consistent. Using a mobile device is still an issue because a lot of the data isn’t compressed to fit the device. This will hopefully be worked on down the road, but you can at least play all of the music on your phone now, which wasn’t how it was before. That’s because of the new audio player. Speaking of…

 

The new audio player looks similar and yet prettier at the same time. Going on a slight tangent, you can’t download the music from the website- you can only stream it. This is because there are copyright issues and Chris doesn’t want to get in trouble with Disney, so to keep it available to everyone it has to stay in a streaming form. Disney does know about the site because Chris has had to get permission for a couple of things, including contributing some edited audio from the site to TV specials. Disney was really great about it and Chris even got credited on the documentary. There are also Imagineers who go to the site and enjoy it, so Disney is very aware of the site. In the 5 years it’s been going, Chris has never been contacted by Disney, and he wants to keep it that way. Circling back to the original topic of the audio player, the previous audio player made it easy for people to download the content and that was a problem, so the current player doesn’t allow you to download and fixes that problem. (If you want some audio then become a supporter of the site and you will get exclusive content every month. See the ways to contribute at the end of this update). This audio player is HTML5 so it’s the best of both worlds: all the functions of the old flash player with the compatibility of HTML5 where you can use it on any device. It’s efficient and wonderful and consistent between browsers. As someone who went to design school, it’s very important to Chris that it looks good and works well.

 

In other news, one of the chapters that Chris has been working on for several months has finally been completed! That’s Chapter 20- Disneyland After Dark. There might be some added in the future but for now, it’s “finished”. “Finished” has to go in quotes because there’s always something that will pop up in the future, but for now it’s done.

 

Track 24- Skiles & Henderson was added. It’s a stand up comedy routine that was recorded live in the 1960’s. They performed at The Golden Horseshoe stage and The Carnation Gardens, and often filled in when the regular casts had the night off. They were also prolific musicians and they led a band at the park which were called The Disneyland Doodlers. This comedy routine captures the feel of what they were like when they performed at Disneyland, even though they didn’t record the album in Disneyland. It’s very funny and it was a lot of work. It took about 2 hours to edit every 1 minute of audio. Chris worked really hard to clean up the background noise and audience coughing and everything else to get it perfect. It sounds great and so much work went into it, so please check it out.

 

The other track that was completed it Track 54 - Michael Iceberg - The Amazing Iceberg Machine. This track originally wasn’t going to be included because…. it was forgotten. But one morning Chris woke up and remembered it and made sure to put him in. Michael Iceberg mostly performed at Disney World but he did come to Disneyland sometimes and do performances. In 1985 he recorded a half hour concert at the Tomorrowland Terrace which is on YouTube if you want to check it out. The track that is being used to represent him was recorded at Disney World and he makes a lot of Disney references. It has a lot of the same jokes and sound effects as to what you see on the YouTube recording so it’s pretty authentic to what you would have heard at Disneyland. The applause that was on the original track sounded very strange so Chris added in better applause and a couple of laughs. It really came out great, so be sure to check it out.

 

The water and music show that takes place at Pixie Hollow had a space on the page for future tracks, but the audio wasn’t able to be obtained and the space holders have been removed. Maybe at some point in the future the tracks can be obtained.

 

The other track that had to be removed was the Grad Nite Fireworks Special because a piece of that audio needed for it is very difficult to obtain and Chris wasn’t able to get it as hoped. It was going to be located after the current Track 81- as a sort of “Grad Nite” block of audio. The original name of track 81 was “Grad Nite Dance Party,” but it’s been renamed and given a different picture, so that it more represents all DJ events at the Tomorrowland Terrace in general terms, and not specifically Grad Nite. However, the audio is the same as it was before.

Track 89 is a medley of songs and musical acts that performed at the recent “Disneyland After Dark” after hours party called “Throwback Nite” that happened in early January. Chris created a track to pay homage to this amazing event. So far Disneyland has not announced any future “After Dark” parties.

 

Chapter 21- Disneyland Bandstand was originally part of the After Dark chapter and was split off to become its own page. There are 26 tracks left to add to this page, and that’s the priority now. Chris wants to finish this chapter over the next month or so. The majority of it is done. The Michael Iceberg track is included on this chapter also because it belonged on both pages.

 

Big Bands in Disneyland is the big section that needs to get done, because only one track is done so far. The same is true with the More Legends of Jazz section. They will be done soon. The Tomorrowland Terrace section has several tracks that are finished but still needs a few to complete it.

Once the Bandstand chapter is done, Chris is pondering on what to do next. There are a few tracks on the Town Square page that aren’t done yet, as well as some other “Coming Soon” tracks on other chapters that need to be finished before a brand new chapter is completed. Once that is done, the next new chapter could possibly be a 1950’s Tomorrowland chapter. Chris has a lot of audio for it and the retro feel is very fascinating to listen to when you compare it to how Tomorrowland is today.

 

Please check out the latest Jiminy Crickets podcast about New Orleans Square and Liberty Square. There’s been great feedback on it from listeners and it has information on it that many people may not have known before. Impress your friends with lesser-known facts about these two areas! You can find it at jcricketpodcast.blogspot.com or on Itunes and Stitcher. It’s also been posted on this same YouTube channel.

ConciEars vacation planners are the new sponsors for the site. Check them out if you’re planning on taking a Disney Cruise or any Disney vacation. They are official Disney vacation planners and you don’t pay them. Disney pays them! So whatever you pay for you vacation when you go through them is the same as you would pay if you did it on your own. They get you hotels, give you the best rates, walk you through your fast passes, and it takes all the stress out of planning your Disney vacation. There’s no reason not to use them because they don’t charge you at all and they treat you like royalty. Chris doesn’t endorse products he doesn’t believe in, but he believes in these guys and can’t say enough good things about them. If you use them please let them know that you heard about them from DisneyChris so that they know that their partnership with Chris’s website has been beneficial.

 

Before the end, there must be another plea for people to help with donations to keep the website going. Chris is disabled and on a fixed income and the website costs money to host each and every month. You can be a regular donator on Patreon or you can do a one time donation at Paypal. You can also set up a monthly donation on Paypal if you’re not comfortable using Patreon.  You will get special audio content every month if you contribute, no matter what the amount. Even if you donate a dollar, every donated dollar helps and is appreciated.

 

Spring is coming very soon, daylight savings is coming as well, and so is St. Patrick’s Day. Hopefully there will be another update before that holiday.

 

Until then, bye-bye!

 

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2/6/18 Vlog Update

 

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1/19/18 Vlog Update

 

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1/7/18 Vlog Update

 

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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 HauntedMansion 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

 

DIVIDER LINE

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

See Video on YouTube Channel:  DisneyChrisDotCom

 

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!

 

DIVIDER LINE

10/06/17 Vlog Update

 See Video on YouTube Channel:  DisneyChrisDotCom

 

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

See Video on YouTube Channel:  DisneyChrisDotCom  


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...

 

disneys country music flier.jpg

 

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

See Video on YouTube Channel:  DisneyChrisDotCom  

 

Notes - By Melonie Bush

 

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

 See Video on YouTube Channel:  DisneyChrisDotCom

Notes - By Melonie Bush

 

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!

 

DIVIDER LINE

8/11/17 Vlog Update

 See Video on YouTube Channel:  DisneyChrisDotCom

Notes - By Melonie Bush

 

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!

 

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 7/28/17 Vlog Update

See Video on YouTube Channel:  DisneyChrisDotCom

Notes - By Melonie Bush

 

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

See Video on YouTube Channel:  DisneyChrisDotCom

Notes - By Melonie Bush

 

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 by Melonie Bush

 

See Video on YouTube Channel:  DisneyChrisDotCom

 

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 16, 2017

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 Bush for doing these extensive notes.

See Video on YouTube Channel:  DisneyChrisDotCom

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.

 

DIVIDER LINE

June 2, 2017

Here is Melonie's written summary of my latest Youtube Vlog

See Video on YouTube Channel:  DisneyChrisDotCom

 
 

Update Summary by Melonie Bush

 

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