Wednesday, March 11, 2009

That's All Folks!

Another treat from the zorchman !
This CD collection is a wonderful collection of the works of Carl Stalling and countless other performers and composers. This contains clips and complete soundtracks from dozens of cartoons from a variety of time periods.I love it personally, and I think this kind of collection is long overdue. True, it leaves off a few of the more popular titles, but what is included instead is far more valuable. Such highlights include the complete "Have You Got any Castles", a medley of tunes from such politically-incorrect masterpieces as "Tin Pan Alley Cats" and "Clean Pastures", and a bunch of memorable Bugs Bunny songs previously unreleased. The best thing about this CD is that it includes the voices, not just music, and actually has a wonderfully detailed essay explaining just who you're listening to, without erroneously crediting everything to Mel Blanc, who, while a genius himself, did not voice all of the memorable bits in these cartoons. The compilers have included the complete soundtracks to six cartoons, including the classic "Three Little Bops". This is an often overlooked cartoon due to the fact that it doesn't feature any of the regular WB characters. The jazzy score by Shorty Rogers and the wonderful vocal performance by Stan Freberg make this the coolest addition to this collection (in my opinion).True, many people may not have heard some of these, but folks, it's time to learn just how much classic stuff Warner Bros. has not shown you before. They should. This CD is hopefully a step in the right direction.

Link to part 1 :

Link to part 2 :

Enjoy !

1 comment:

ZorchMan said...

Happy to share this puppy with you...and the outside world.

Glad you're a fan of "Three Little Bops" too!

See y'all soon...