Radio Free Disneyland Episode 2: My Way Or The Highway (Cars Land)
Songs of cars and the open road. Some from Disney California Adventure Park’s Cars Land background loop, some not. A car song forensic history examination with R&B DJ and aficionado Steve Propes. Pedal to the metal!
Act 1 Show Notes:
Riding In My Car (Car Song)
Recording: Riding In My Car (Car Song)
Artist: Woody Guthrie
Album: Woody At 100
From Woody’ssecond set of children’s music Nursery Days. Recorded in 1947, it was not released until 1956. After Guthrie was “quoted” in the Disneyland dedication address.
Show Opening Sound Logo (Audio Montage)
Recording: Overture- M. Gustave H
Artist: Alexandre Desplat
Album: Grand Budapest Hotel OST
Artist: The Cellar & Point
Thanks to these fine artists for setting the tone of the Podcast. Discover their music via the buttons.
A true man of the road testifies from the Book of Bob.
McQueen and Sally
Recording: McQueen and Sally
Artist: Randy Newman
Album: Cars Original Soundtrack
Cars Land BGM Sparks Hot Rod Musical History Class
@bout Steve Propes…
In the magical days when KLON-FM spewed Jazz and Blues like a smokestack over the San Gabriel River Delta, Steve Propes flipped varietaldisks of the R&B, Do-Wop, Blues, and Rockabilly strains to great acclaim.
Steve joins our own Deejay Middlebrow at Cars Land to check out the background music and chat about some classic car tunes in the linage of “Hot Rod Lincoln.”
Check out Steve’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-C.-Propes/e/B004XXPTZG?tag=wdwnewstoda03-20
Arkie Meets the Judge-Hot Rod Race 3
Recording: Arkie Meets the Judge (Hot Rod Race #3)
Artist: Arkie Shibley
Album: Hot Rod Race
Artist: Jim Lauderdale
Album: This Changes Everything
Jim does it again! A brand new disc from the reigning prince of Americana.
Readings From “On The Road” And “Visions Of Cody”
Recording: Readings From “On The Road” And “Visions Of Cody”
Artist: Jack Kerouac and Steve Allen
Album: Poetry For The Beat Generation
Recording: Theme From Route 66
Artist: Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
Album: Bachelor Pad Royale Volume Four
Deejay wraps up part one and puts it on the truck.
Public Service Announcement
Crash Test Dummies PSA (1994) with Don Knotts
Act 2 Show Notes:
Disney & The Deuce – Giants At The Fair
You’ve been good. Middlebrow takes you on a ride.
Recording: Magic Skyway
Artist: Walt Disney
Album: Walt Disney and the World’s Fair
The complete soundtrack to what might be considered the original Cars Land ride: Walt Disney’s Magic Skyway from the 1964 New York World’s Fair
Tail As Old As Time
Walt Disney created four pavilions for the 1964 New York World’s Fair in an effort to gauge the appeal of a Disneyland style attraction on the East Coast. One was Magic Skyway for the Ford Motor Company.
In the climactic dinosaur scene, a Stegosaurus and a Tyrannosaurus square off on a lava spewing volcano. But the two species never coexisted. They lived during different time periods millions of years apart. Maybe that’s why they are fighting.
The error originally emanates from Fantasia in 1940 when quite possibly, the various Geological periods were not widely understood. At least not in Hollywood. It seems that in the haste of developing the four attractions for the Fair, Imagineers may have “grabbed” the pre art-directed inspiration from the film without the benefit of modern reflection. An unforced error, millions of years in the making, that has been repeated several times.