Music – 1989 – Disney Sing Along Song – Good Company – From Oliver & Company – With Ludwig Von Drake

Oliver & Company is a 1988 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released on November 18, 1988, by Walt Disney Pictures….as the 27th Disney animated feature film….with the film being based on the classic Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist….which has been adapted many other times for the screen.  In the film, Oliver is a homeless kitten who joins a gang of…

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Music – 1978 – Joni Mitchell – Coyote – Performed Live In Concert

“Coyote“ is the opening song from Joni Mitchell’s 1976 album Hejira….and also the album’s first single…. albeit the song had been introduced on the tour to support 1975’s The Hissing of Summer Lawns….as “Coyote” was a significant musical departure….whereby Hissing was ornate with pianos, layered vocals and percussion….while “Coyote” was stripped down to electric and acoustic guitars and a fretless bass guitar played by virtuoso Jaco Pastorius. …

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Music – 1983 – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean – Performed Live On Stage At The Pasadena Civic Center

“Billie Jean“ is a song by American singer Michael Jackson, released by Epic Records on January 2, 1983, as the second single from Jackson’s sixth studio album, Thriller (1982).  It was written and composed by Jackson…while being produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones….as “Billie Jean” blends  post-disco, rhythm and blues, funk and dance-pop. The lyrics describe a woman, Billie Jean, who claims that the narrator is…

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“Ophelia“ is a song written by Robbie Robertson of The Band….which was first released by the group on their 1975 album Northern Lights – Southern Cross…..as it was the lead single from the album. It has also appeared on several of the group’s live and compilation albums….and has been covered by such artists as Vince Gill and My Morning Jacket. The lyrics tell of the singer’s attempt…

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Music – 1983 – Smokey Robinson – You Better Shop Around + Tears Of A Clown – Live At MoTown 25th Anv

“The Tears of a Clown“ is a song written by Hank Cosby, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder….and was originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles for the Tamla Records label….which was a subsidiary of Motown….as it first appeared on the 1967 album Make It Happen…..when it was re-released in the United Kingdom as a single in July 1970….and it became a # 1 hit on…

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Music – 1989 – Disney Sing Along Song – Boo Boo Boo – From Fun With Music With Ludwig Von Drake

Professor Ludwig Von Drake is one of Walt Disney’s cartoon and comic book characters….who was first introduced on September 24, 1961, as the presenter (and singer of “The Spectrum Song”) in the cartoon An Adventure in Color….which was part of the first episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color on NBC.  Said to be an uncle of Donald Duck, Ludwig von Drake is described as a scientist,…

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Music – 1952 – Hank Williams – You Win Again

“You Win Again“ is a 1952 song by Hank Williams….which in style, the song is a blues ballad and deals with the singer’s despair with his partner. The song has been widely covered, including versions by Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. Hank Williams recorded “You Win Again” on July 11, 1952….which was one…

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Music – 1989 – Walt Disney Animated Sing Along Song – Old McDonald Had A Band With Professor Owl

In 1989, Walt Disney Animations came out with their 6th production of Disney Sing Along Songs….which featured Professor Owl and Ludwig von Drake as co-hosts for Fun With Music…..which featured a new version of the ever popular children’s song Old McDonald Has A Farm…..as introduced by Professor Owl called Old McDonald’s Has A Band….as this interpretation of the famous…

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Music – 1964 – Hank Williams Sr – Lovesick Blues – Performed In Movie Your Cheatin Heart

“Lovesick Blues“ is a show tune written by Cliff Friend and Irving Mills…..as the song first appeared in the 1922 musical Oh, Ernest…..and was recorded by Emmett Miller in 1925 and 1928…..and later by country music singer Rex Griffin…..as the recordings by Griffin and Miller inspired Hank Williams to perform the song during his first appearances on the Louisiana Hayride radio show in 1948…..and after receiving an enthusiastic…

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