Walt Disney Records Proudly Presents ‘The Sherman Brothers Songbook Music Retrospective’ – Now Available

The Sherman Brothers Songbook from Walt Disney RecordsBURBANK, Calif. — On October 13, 2009 Walt Disney Records releases a two-disc retrospective collection of music by award-winning songwriting team, Robert Sherman and Richard Sherman. Hired by Walt Disney himself as his first and only staff songwriters, the Sherman Brothers music has been an important part of motion pictures, theme park attractions, television productions, records, compact discs, and Broadway shows – entertaining millions of people all over the world.

The two-disc set includes 59 songs highlighting the Sherman Brothers’ incredibly prolific Disney years – from Annette’s 1959 hit “Tall Paul” to their work from The Tigger Movie in 2000. Newly restored with the latest digital technology, this collection features not only their landmark hits from Mary Poppins, Winnie the Pooh, The Jungle Book, and “it’s a small world,” but a number of their other classics – many available for the first time on CD.

Their voluminous repertoire is only matched by their musical versatility – composing in styles from Rock ‘n Roll and English Music Hall to Samba and March. These genres and more are represented throughout the Sherman Brothers’ Disney career. The extensive liner notes reveal the stories behind the songs and are illustrated with candid photos of the Shermans at work, and also with the star-studded gallery of artists who performed their classic songs.

Artist highlights include Annette Funicello (“Tall Paul” and “Pineapple Princess”), Hayley Mills (“Let’s Get Together”), Annette and The Beach Boys (“The Monkey’s Uncle”), Louis Prima (“I Wan’na Be Like You”), Louis Armstrong (”Ten Feet off the Ground”), and Maurice Chevalier (“The Aristocats”), plus beloved songs from Mary Poppins featuring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke (“Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”) and many others. The collection also includes three bonus tracks from the 1969 Disneyland Records release of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang performed by The Mike Sammes Singers.

Among the 150-plus Disney songs that Robert and Richard Sherman co-wrote are more than 35 songs for Annette; the songs and oftentimes score to such classic films as Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Aristocrats and Winnie the Pooh; and it’s a small world, one of the many unforgettable tunes for Disney’s Theme Park attractions. Between 1961 and 1974, the Shermans penned the songs for 28 Disney films, wrote music for Disneyland and Walt Disney World attractions, and composed songs for 25 Disney television shows including The Horsemasters, and the theme from The Wonderful World of Color. During the course of their career, the Shermans received two Academy Awards and two Grammy Awards for Mary Poppins as well as numerous other Academy nominations over the years.

Throughout their long association with The Walt Disney Company, The Sherman Brothers proved to be one of the most creative, influential and prolific songwriting teams. The Sherman Brothers Songbook documents the extraordinary career of Robert and Richard Sherman and celebrates an unquestionable standard in popular music. With their genius for songwriting and storytelling, the Shermans will always be part of the magic of Disney.

THE SHERMAN BROTHERS SONGBOOK Track List:

DISC ONE
1. Tall Paul from the album Annette
2. Pineapple Princess from the album Hawaiiannette
3. The Flubber Song The Absent-Minded Professor
4. The Parent Trap The Parent Trap
5. For Now For Always The Parent Trap
6. Let’s Get Together The Parent Trap
7. The Wonderful World of Color (Main Title) The Wonderful World of Color
8. The Spectrum Song An Adventure In Color
9. The Green with Envy Blues An Adventure In Color
10. Strummin’ Song (Rehearsal Version) The Horsemasters
11. Although I Dropped $100,000 in the Market Symposium on Popular Songs
12. I’m Blue For You (Boo Boo Boo Boo Boo) Symposium on Popular Songs
13. Castaway In Search of the Castaways
14. Enjoy It! In Search of the Castaways
15. On the Front Porch Summer Magic
16. Femininity Summer Magic
17. The Ugly Bug Ball Summer Magic
18. The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room The Enchanted Tiki Room, Disneyland® Park
19. It’s a Small World The New York World’s Fair
20. There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow The New York World’s Fair
21. A Spoonful of Sugar Mary Poppins
22. Chim Chim Cher-ee Mary Poppins
23. Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag) Mary Poppins
24. Supercalifragilisticexpialidiocious Mary Poppins
25. The Monkey’s Uncle The Monkey’s Uncle
26. That Darn Cat That Darn Cat
27. Winnie the Pooh Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
28. Up, Down and Touch the Ground Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
29. Little Black Rain Cloud Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
30. I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) The Jungle Book
31. Trust In Me The Jungle Book
32. My Own Home The Jungle Book
DISC TWO
1. Fortuosity The Happiest Millionaire
2. Valentine Candy The Happiest Millionaire
3. Are We Dancing The Happiest Millionaire
4. It Won’t Be Long ‘til Christmas The Happiest Millionaire
5. The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
6. Heffalumps and Woozles Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
7. The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
8. Ten Feet Off the Ground The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band
9. The Happiest Girl Alive The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band
10. ’Bout Time The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band
11. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (BONUS TRACK)
12. Hushabye Mountain Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (BONUS TRACK)
13. Me Ol’ Bam-Boo Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (BONUS TRACK)
14. The Aristocats The Aristocats
15. Scales and Arpeggios The Aristocats
16. She Never Felt Alone The Aristocats
17. The Age of Not Believing Bedknobs and Broomsticks
18. Portebello Road Bedknobs and Broomsticks
19. The Beautiful Briny Bedknobs and Broomsticks
20. One Little Spark Journey Into Imagination, EPCOT ®
21. Makin’ Memories Journey Into Imagination, EPCOT ®
22. Magic Journeys Magic Journeys, EPCOT ®
23. Meet the World Meet the World, Tokyo Disneyland®
24. Pooh’s Lullabee The Tigger Movie
25. Whoop-De-Dooper-Bounce The Tigger Movie
26. Your Heart Will Lead You Home The Tigger Movie
27. Walt Disney and The Sherman Brothers Sing Progressland Promotional Film

The Sherman Brothers Songbook will be available wherever music is sold on October 13, 2009.

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