In case yesterday's Big Lucasfilm Purchase News made you wanna dance, we're featuring some of the more oddball, unusual, but ultimately engaging tracks of Disney Music to be found on iTunes and Amazon.
Seriously, no one needs another straightforward elevator music version of Whole New World...no, we're having more fun than that...
Track: BEAUTY & THE BEAST
Album: Disney Themes: Flamenco Style
Imagine Beast circling Belle with a rose stem
between his teeth. I don't think I need to say another word.
Track: HUMPHREY HOP (In the Bag)
Album: House of Mouse
Some official Disney releases are off-the-rails enough to make this list, like Ranger Woodlore's litter-picking song that tricks Humphrey Bear & co. into performing unpaid labor. It's impossible not to dance while listening. Actually, every Disney Music fan should have this entire soundtrack in their library, even though it's a wee bit overpriced on iTunes.
Track: DISNEY DELIGHTS
Album: The Box and Banjo Band at the Movies
An accordion/banjo combo swings their way through I Wanna Be Like You, Hi-Ho and Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah. Pure happiness. Careful: this band's addictive. Also check out their amazing Hans Christian Andersen medley.
Track: WHEN I SEE AN ELEPHANT FLY
Album: Let's Dance the Jive
Graham Dalby is an English Bandleader focusing on keeping Jazz Age Swing Music alive, and for that reason alone, he should be made King of Planet Earth.
That'll do it for this dose of great Disney music...OH, WAIT...in light of the recent news, I can't resist one more track that's not really very obscure....
Track: STAR WARS/CANTINA BAND (12" DISCO MIX)
Album: The Best of Meco
HAPPY STAR WARS, EVERYONE!!! If you want to party to the full 16 minute long version of this 70's smash, you'll have to buy the whole album, but -- hey -- Disco Close Encounters and Disco Oz are included...