Category Archives: Music

Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins Original Cast Soundtrack

I love finding an old Disney soundtrack! The fun thing about collecting long-play records is the cover art. Sometimes it has photographic stills from the film but other times it may contain original artwork, such as with the example I’m … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse Playing Tennis Musical Figurine by Schmid

I’m just going to go right ahead and lob this post at you! Then the ball will be in your court and it will be up to you to volley in response. Tennis, anyone? If you got all that, then … Continue reading

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Walt Disney’s Zorro 78 RPM Record

The Zorro television series only lasted for two seasons but made almost as much of a sensation as did the Davy Crocket series before it. But not quite! Based on the Zorro¬†character created by Johnston McCulley, the series premiered on … Continue reading

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Captain Hook Pirate Ship Snow Globe

Time to sail the Seven Seas and perhaps the Spanish Main as we board Captain Hook’s pirate ship. Will we arrive in Never Never Land or will we have to scuttle our vessel along the way? Either way, it’s too … Continue reading

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Walt Disney’s Acting Out the ABC’s LP Record

Disney is no stranger to exploiting the child market with various types of content. This is perhaps nowhere more truthful than with the many LP releases of Disneyland Records. Although I may not listen to such offerings, I do collect … Continue reading

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Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite: Disney’s Fantasia LP

This post may contain material that could be deemed culturally insensitive by today’s standards. Any such material is presented in its original context and form and is intended to preserve a piece of history so we can hopefully learn from … Continue reading

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From Phonograph to Laser Disc in About 100 Years

History has given us some interesting options when it comes to sound and video recordings. From the phonograph cylinder to shellac and then vinyl discs, read by means of stylus and eventually lasers, mankind has tried just about everything to … Continue reading

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Disney on Parade Music Box Figurines by Schmid

Schmid is a German company famous to Disney fans for its licensed music box figurines featuring many of the most popular Disney characters, like the Fab Five and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The company folded in 1995 making … Continue reading

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Portobello Road, Portobello Road

“Street where the riches of ages are stowed. Anything and everything a chap can unload, is sold off the barrow in Portobello road.” Yes, “you’ll find what you want in the Portobello road!” But we didn’t. My wife and I … Continue reading

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1957 FANTASIA Soundtrack LP

And this is why I still own a record player. Every once in a while I stumble across something truly special. Although Fantasia (released in 1940) was a critical success it was a box office disappointment for Walt Disney. His … Continue reading

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