Monday, April 6, 2009

Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby

Let's begin now... I love the movie Song of the South (I have the Japanese laser disc) and the fact that Disney has never officially released the movie on video or DVD and therefore has never really cashed in on SotS merchandise makes finding anything related to the movie all the more fun. The Splash Mountain at Disneyland is a must ride for me on every Disneyland trip. And the song "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah" is one of my all time favorite Disney songs. What we have here is a great Song of the South related Disneyland Record and Book. It is Walt Disney Presents the story of Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby from 1971. You can sing along with the song Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, as well as read along with the story of Brer Fox, Brer Bear and Brer Rabbit, as read by Lois Lane! This version is 363 and has a sticker on the back that says "Walt Disney Music of Canada Limited, 2323 Yonge Street, Toronto Canada".

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Walt Disney Presents The Story of Big Red

Yesterday while waiting for our food at a local steak & pizza place we decided to go for a walk. We ended up at the Salvation Army were I headed straight for the record bins. I came home with 5 cool records, including this Disneyland Records release from 1962. It is Walt Disney Presents The Story of Big Red (ST-1916), and manufactured in Canada by RCA Victor Company, LTD. From the looks of things, this is a pretty short album, as side one has two tracks; "Big Red Theme" (R. M. & R. B. Sherman), and "Emile's Reel" (R. M. & R. B. Sherman). Side 2 has just one track; "Mon Amour Perdu" (R. M. & R. B. Sherman).