The History of Walt Disney Music

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Walt Disney music in the early years, the 1930's through the 1960's, was defined by Walt Disney's ideals. His decisions are what made Disney music so popular, and and a household name. His hard work and imagination helped him achieve such great things, and many people thought, and still think, that Disney wouldn't be anything without music. The 1930's was just the beginning when Disney records where released for the very first time. A record was recorded by Frank Luther and his Orchestra in November of 1933, and released by the RCA in 1934. They included Silly Symphony songs such as "In a Silly Symphony," "Dance of the Bogey Man," "Micky Mouse and Minnie's in town," and "Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf." Then for the next two years the most active market for Disney records was England. That was where Decca Records released records including "Old King Cole," and "Meet Mickey Mouse," and Gramophone Co. Ltd. released sound book shorts such as "Three Little Pigs," "Mickey's Grand Opera," and "The Grasshopper and the Ants." Then in 1937 RCA entered a broad-based contract with Disney, and under this agreement RCA released an English Gramophone soundtrack to the U.S. They also released "El Raton Voladon," which was a Spanish-speaking version of "the Flying Mouse," on the RCA bluebird label. Then the RCA sined as the exclusive producer of Disney and silly symphony records, a licence they held for a dozen years. In that same year RCA received licence to change some or all of the sounds in both the English and Spanish version of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." The next year, RCA released a 3-record set that was described as "songs from Walt Disney's 'Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs' with the same characters and sound effects as in the film of that title." This was the first soundtrack from a feature film, and was released in the United Kingdom on His
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