October 31, 2012

Strange Things: Great Offbeat Disney Music

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...

Disney Themes Flamenco Style music Beauty Beast iTunes
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.


Disney House Mouse Humphrey Hop In Bag soundtrack iTunes
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.
 


Box Banjo Movies Disney Hi Ho music iTunes accordiion
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.


Disney Dance Jive Dalby Elephant Fly music iTunes swing
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....


Disney Star Wars Meco disco music theme iTunes
TrackSTAR 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... 

4 comments:

  1. I love this post! I am adding the Star Wars Cantina Band to my Disney road trip playlist.

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    1. Awesome! Isn't it great that all those classic Star Wars themes are now official Disney music? :)

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  2. This is a post right after my very own heart! Flamenco style Disney tunes?? AWESOME.

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    1. Glad you like this! :) I love digging around on iTunes to find this stuff -- especially the ones that don't show up on a "Disney" key word search!

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