DISPATCH: Walt Disney and The Olympics Of Progress PLAY-CAST & Show Notes

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Dispatch from Radio Free Disneyland is a series of music playlists, pertaining mostly to the culture, stories, and environments presented in Disney Films and Theme Parks. It is not associated with The Walt Disney Company.  And, while the podcasts, including the imbedded, watermarked music, are downloadable, their presence is intended to promote the included artists, and encourage ownership of their work through the included links to Amazon Music and other venues.

Progress

Artist:          Public Service Broadcasting (with Tracyanne Campbell)
Album:        Every Valley

Public Service Broadcasting are a London-based pseudonymous musical group known for performing live with newsreel sound collateral and video footage of historical technological events. The band have toured internationally and in 2015 they won the Vanguard category of The Progressive Music Awards. publicservicebroadcasting.net

 

 


Robert Moses (December 18, 1888 – July 29, 1981) was an American public official who worked mainly in the New York metropolitan area. Known as the “master builder” of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, Rockland County, and Westchester County, he is sometimes compared to Baron Haussmann of Second Empire Paris, and was one of the most polarizing figures in the history of urban development in the United States. His decisions favoring highways over public transit helped create the modern suburbs of Long Island and influenced a generation of engineers, architects, and urban planners.


 

This simultaneously bold and bland building housed the State of Illinois pavilion, featuring Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. The winkin’ blinkin’ Lincoln was a sensation.

A Message From The Manager of Radio Free Disneyland

it’s a small world (presented by Pepsi Cola for UNICEF) was also staged in a modern building. Rolly Crump’s Tower of the Four Winds presaged the the playful look the Disneyland alliteration would take on.

Ford Motor Company’s Magic Skyway got the “skinniest” relocation to Disneyland after the Fair. Walt Disney had fought Cast requests to build a new administration building at the Park, but gave in when it involved making a home for the Fair’s dinosaurs to be seen from the Disneyland Railroad.

General Electric’s Carousel of Progress had the most successful relocation of all the Fair shows. Playing at Disneyland and then at Walt Disney World.

WED Enterprises (Walt Disney Imagineering) brought three lessons learned at Disneyland to the Fair. Capacity, Capacity, and Capacity.

Mirror Maze

Artist:          Disney Studio Orchestra
Album:        Walt Disney and the World’s Fair

The music to a side event or pre-show at the General Electric World’s Fair complex. Presumably a hall of mirrors.

 


Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard

Artist:          Paul Simon
Album:        Paul Simon

This major hit by Simon describes the atmosphere in the Flushing-Corona neighborhoods near the Fair site. The Robert Moses “drop – in” at the song’s mid-point is from his Fair Opening Speech.

 

 



The Illinois Story

Artist:          Disney Studio Orchestra
Album:        Walt Disney and the World’s Fair

Pre-show music from the State of Illinois pavilion featuring Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln..

 

 

 


Atomic Number

Artist:          Case/Lang/Veirs
Album:        Case/Lang/Veirs

From the June 2016 eponymous album from Niko Case, kd lang, and Laura Veirs

 

NY Times: Nuclear Fusion Every 6 Minutes To Be a World’s Fair Attraction


The Skydome Spectacular

Artist:          Disney Studio Orchestra
Album:        Walt Disney and the World’s Fair

A “side-show” that featured actual nuclear fission. And rattled many fair-goers.

 

 

 

 


 

1920’s Variation

Artist:          Disney Studio Orchestra
Album:        Walt Disney and the World’s Fair

A “side-show” that featured actual nuclear fission. And rattled many fair-goers.

Dialog Recording Session

Artist:          Walt Disney
Album:        Walt Disney and the World’s Fair

The boss’ humanity shines through in this dialog session for the Fair.

 

 

 


 

Carousel of Progress (Act 2)

Artist:          Disney Studio Orchestra
Album:        Walt Disney and the World’s Fair

Walt Disney’s humanity shines through in this dialog session for the Fair.

Gramophone Track

A full fidelity version of the “tinny” track in the show.

 

 

 


The Second Time Around

Artist:          Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
Album:        High Time Motion Picture Soundtrack

We use this soundtrack piece to pay tribute to Mother and Father’s half century love affair.

 

 

 

 


 

Father from The General Electric Carousel of Progress,”rockin'” a plastic sandwich.

 


 

Disney, Ford, and Moses ride Ford’s Magic Skyway.

 

 

DISPATCH: From Radio Free Disneyland Theme
Recording:    Theme From Ant-Man (Truncated)
Artist:            Christophe Beck
Album:           Ant-Man Soundtrack
We love these tunes. We tend to stand and salute when they are played.
Variations of the themes from both of the films will appear throughout the series. The original Theme From Ant-Man elicits the mystery and intrigue of the films’ San Francisco setting.
The Scores from both films are very cool. Get ’em here:

 

 

 

About the author

TimPat McRaven

Deejay Middlebrow is an American disc jockey who has been selected by a secretive group to curate the Radio Free Disneyland Podcast.

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