Joe Bev presents...
"Cartoon Carnival Jazz Special #2 & #3"
Joe Bev hosts two hours
of jazz from Warner Brothers, Hanna-Barbera, Disney and Peanuts.
01 - Meet the Flintstones -
Clark Terry – Having Fun Delos – DE 4021
Recorded at BMG Studio C, New York City,
April 11 & 12, 1990.
Flugelhorn: Clark Terry
Bass: Major Holley
Drums: Lewis Nash
Saxophone: Red Holloway
Clark Virgil Terry Jr. (December 14, 1920 – February 21, 2015) was an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, composer, educator, and NEA Jazz Masters inductee. He played with Charlie Barnet (1947), Count Basie (1948–51), Duke Ellington (1951–59), Quincy Jones (1960), and Oscar Peterson (1964-96). He was also with The Tonight Show Band from 1962 to 1972. Terry's career in jazz spanned more than 70 years, during which he became one of the most recorded jazz musicians ever, appearing on over 900 recordings. Terry also mentored many musicians including Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Dianne Reeves, and Terri Lyne Carrington among thousands of others.
02 - Anxiety Montage -
The Carl Stalling Project - Music From Warner Bros. Cartoons 1936-1958
February 5, 2008 Rhino/Warner Bros.
Carl W. Stalling (November 10, 1891 – November 29, 1972) was an American composer and arranger for music in animated films. He is most closely associated with the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts produced by Warner Bros., where he averaged one complete score each week, for 22 years.
03 - Powerhouse - Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
The Casa Loma Orchestra was a popular American dance band active from 1927 to 1963. From 1929 until the rapid multiplication in the number of swing bands from 1935 on, the Casa Loma Orchestra was one of the top North American dance bands. With the decline of the big band business following the end of World War II, it disbanded in 1947. However, from 1957 to 1963, it re-emerged as a recording session band in Hollywood, made up of top-flight studio musicians under the direction of its most notable leader of the past, Glen Gray.
04 - Top Cat - Underscore (part 1) - Hoyt S. Curtin
Music by Hoyt S. Curtin. This music is included in a compilation called "Pic-a-Nic Basket", by Rhino Records. This compilation, copyright 1996 by Rhino Records.
Hoyt Stoddard Curtin (September 9, 1922 – December 3, 2000) was an American composer and music producer, the primary musical director for the Hanna-Barbera animation studio from its beginnings with The Ruff & Reddy Show in 1957 until his retirement in 1986, except from 1965–1972, when the primary music director was Ted Nichols.
05 - The Toy Trumpet - Raymond Scott
born Harry Warnow, September 10, 1908 – February 8, 1994 was an American composer, band leader, pianist, engineer, recording studio maverick, and electronic instrument inventor. Although Scott never scored cartoon soundtracks, his music is familiar to millions because of its adaptation by Carl Stalling in over 120 classic Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and other Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies animated shorts. Scott's melodies may also be heard in contemporary shows like Ren and Stimpy (which use the original Scott recordings in twelve episodes), The Simpsons, Duckman, Animaniacs, The Oblongs, and Batfink.
06 - Flintstones - Jazz -
Hoyt S. Curtin
"Meet the Flintstones", also worded as "(Meet) The Flintstones", is the theme song from the 1960s television series The Flintstones. Composed in 1961 by Hoyt Curtin, Joseph Barbera and William Hanna. One of the most popular and best known of all theme tunes with its catchy lyrics "Flintstones, meet the Flintstones, they're a modern stone-age family", it has since become a jazz standard, often played during medleys for comic relief.
07 - The Penguin -
The Beau Hunks are a Dutch revivalist music ensemble who have performed and recorded the vintage works of composers Leroy Shield, Raymond Scott, Edward McDowell, Ferde Grofé, and others. They have been referred to as a "documentary orchestra," because they perform note-perfect renditions of music which is obscure and often commercially unavailable. For some projects for which no sheet music was known to exist, they had to reconstruct charts from original recordings extracted from films.
08 - Top Cat - Underscore (part 1.1) - Hoyt S. Curtin
Curtin was a native of Downey, California, and had one son, Chris, with his wife Elizabeth. In the 1950s Curtin was an in-demand composer for TV commercials. He first met Hanna and Barbera when he worked on a Schlitz beer commercial they were producing for MGM in 1957.
09 - Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals ·
Jeff Sanford's Cartoon Jazz Band
More Cartoon Logic! Digital Victrola Released on: 2013-11-01
10 - Top Cat - Underscore (part 2) - Hoyt S. Curtin
"About two weeks later they called and had a lyric they read over the phone. Could I write a tune for it? I called back in 5 minutes and sang it to them ... silence ... uh oh, I bombed out ... the next thing I heard was a deal to record it! Ruff & Reddy. At that moment they had quit at MGM and started their own company. All of our first main titles were done in that fashion. Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, etc."
11 - Yabba Dabba Doo -
Howard Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. He is best known for composing the music for "Stardust", "Georgia on My Mind", "The Nearness of You", and "Heart and Soul", four of the most-recorded American songs of all time.
For his September 15, 1961, animated guest appearance in "The Hit Songwriters" episode of The Flintstones, Hoagy wrote and performed a song created especially for the show, "Yabba-Dabba-Dabba-Dabba-Doo".
Disney & Peanuts
12 - Linus And Lucy - Vince Guaraldi Trio
"Linus and Lucy" is a popular jazz piano composition written by Vince Guaraldi, appearing in many of the Peanuts animated television specials. Named for the fictional siblings Linus and Lucy van Pelt, it was released in 1964 on the Vince Guaraldi Trio's album Jazz Impressions of a Boy Named Charlie Brown. A Charlie Brown Christmas introduced the song to a television audience of millions of children beginning in 1965. Since that special, the piece has introduced most of the Peanuts TV specials, with the exceptions of the specials and other TV programs produced between 1979 and 1992. It is one of the most recognizable pieces by Vince Guaraldi, and has gained status as the de facto theme song of the Peanuts franchise.
13 - Someday My Prince Will Come -
Someday My Prince Will Come is the seventh studio album by Miles Davis for Columbia Records, catalogue CL 1656 and CS 8456 in stereo, released in 1961. Recorded at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in Manhattan, it marked the only Miles Davis Quintet studio recording session to feature saxophonist Hank Mobley. Released December 11, 1961 Recorded March 7, 20, 21, 1961.
Miles Davis — trumpet
John Coltrane — tenor saxophone on "Someday My Prince Will Come"
Wynton Kelly — piano
Paul Chambers — bass
Jimmy Cobb — drums
14 - Vince Guaraldi - Skating
A Charlie Brown Christmas is a 1965 studio album by American composer/conductor Vince Guaraldi (later credited to the jazz group the Vince Guaraldi Trio). The album was released in December 1965 in the United States by Fantasy Records. It is the soundtrack to the CBS Christmas television special of the same name. Guaraldi was contacted by television producer Lee Mendelson several years prior to compose music for a documentary on the comic strip Peanuts and its creator, Charles M. Schulz. Although the special went unaired, these selections were released in 1964 as Jazz Impressions of "A Boy Named Charlie Brown". Coca-Cola commissioned a Christmas special based on Peanuts in 1965 and Guaraldi returned to score the special.
15 - Bare Necessities -
Phil Harris, Bruce Reitherman
Movie: The Jungle Book
Nominations: Academy Award for Best Original Song. "The Bare Necessities" is a song, written by Terry Gilkyson, from the animated 1967 Disney film The Jungle Book, sung by Phil Harris as Baloo and Bruce Reitherman as Mowgli. Originally, it was written for an earlier draft of the movie that was never produced. The Sherman Brothers, who wrote the other songs of the film, kept this as the only song used from the previous version. A reprise of the song was sung by Sebastian Cabot as Bagheera and Phil Harris as Baloo at the end of the film. Van Dyke Parks worked on the arrangement, which was his first paid gig after moving to California. The song was also sung by Louis Armstrong. In 1967, "The Bare Necessities" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
16 - The Bare Necessities - Louis Armstrong
In 1968, LOUIS ARMSTRONG recorded DISNEY SONGS THE SATCHMO WAY, an album of Disney music. This would end up being his last full album that he would record before his death in 1971. Louis took a serious approach to the songs, wanting to add his charm and style but stay true to the original treatments. His version of Bare Necessities fits so well with his style and seeing that one of his nicknames is ‘Pops’ it seems fitting that he sings this 'Poppa Bear’ classic.
Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in jazz.
17 - Blue Charlie Brown -
Vince Guaraldi Trio
A Boy Named Charlie Brown: The Original Sound Track Recording Of The CBS Television Special.
The jazz trio recordings that made up most of West Coast pianist Vince Guaraldi's output often leaned more in the pop direction. Guaraldi had played with Cal Tjader and Woody Herman, scored a niche with Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus, and hit a commercial high point with his melodic melodrama "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," but he will forever be tied to his score for the cartoon A Boy Named Charlie Brown. These performances are memorable for the program they set out to accomplish. The bright little skirmish of "Linus and Lucy" is the perfect accompaniment to these mimetic characters. "Blue Charlie Brown" contains some catchy piano soloing from Guaraldi. "Baseball Theme" works perfectly, as does the samba "Pebble Beach" and the Chaplinesque rag, "Schroeder." --John Swenson
18 - Heigh-Ho - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Dave Digs Disney is a studio album by Dave Brubeck Quartet. The album features jazz renditions of songs from Disney animated films including Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella. Released 1957 Recorded June - August 1957.
Dave Brubeck - piano
Paul Desmond - alto saxophone
Joe Morello - drums
Norman Bates - bass
19 - Heartburn Waltz -
Vince Guaraldi Trio
A Charlie Brown Valentine is an animated television special, based on characters from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts. It features the Peanuts characters during the week leading up to Valentine's Day. Initially broadcast February 14, 2002 on ABC, A Charlie Brown Valentine was the first new Peanuts special to air on television since 1996's It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown and the first original special to be televised since Schulz's death in February 2000.
20 - I Wan'na Be Like You -
Louis Prima & Phil Harris
"I Wan'na Be like You" is a song from Walt Disney's 1967 film The Jungle Book. The song was written by songwriters Robert and Richard Sherman and was performed by Louis Prima.
Richard Sherman said he and his brother aimed for a jazz sound, with a Dixieland-like melody. He added that "When we first got an idea for 'I Wan'na Be Like You,' we said an ape swings from a tree, and he's the king of apes. We'll make him 'the king of the swingers.' That's the idea, we'll make him a jazz man." Once Prima was invited to do the song, he mockingly responded the Shermans with "You want to make a monkey out of me? You got me!" The instrumentals were originally recorded by Prima—who also played the trumpet—and his band, Sam Butera & The Witnesses, but the music was replaced by one written by the film's composer, George Bruns, and orchestrated by Walter Sheets. The "scat dialogue" between Baloo and King Louie was the result of two recording sessions. Louis Prima recorded first, with the intent that Baloo—played in his recording by Butera—would simply repeat what Louie scatted, but Phil Harris decided not to imitate Prima's recording and made up his own. The song was released the same date as the motion picture itself.
21 - Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat -
Scatman Crothers & Phil Harris
The Aristocats is a 1970 American animated musical adventure-comedy film produced and released by Walt Disney Productions and features the voices of Eva Gabor, Hermione Baddeley, Phil Harris, Dean Clark, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers, and Roddy Maude-Roxby. The 20th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film is based on a story by Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe, and revolves around a family of aristocratic cats, and how an alley cat acquaintance helps them after a butler has kidnapped them to gain his mistress' fortune which was intended to go to them. It was originally released to theaters by Buena Vista Distribution on December 11, 1970.
Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1910 – November 22, 1986) was an American actor, singer, dancer and musician known for his work as Louie the Garbage Man on the TV show Chico and the Man and as Dick Hallorann in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980), the latter of which earned him the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.
22 - Zip A Dee Doo Dah - Disney Adventures in Jazz
UK pressing of this wonderful collection of Jazz interpretations of timeless Disney tunes. Includes 'When You Wish Upon A Star', 'Main Street Electrical Parade', 'A Whole New World' and many others. EMI Gold.
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