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The Disneyland Records Story
Jimmy Johnson


Disneyland Record Story Pages 2-3
Million Dollar Duck Page 3
Bedknobs and Broomsticks  Pages 4-5
Scandalous John Pages 6-7
Disney World  Pages 89
International Page 10
Disneyland Park Attractions Page 11
All Time Best Selling Records Page 13
Pinocchio 15

Davy Crockett is the father of Disneyland Records.

The first recordings made by Disneyland were released on the Columbia label.

Two extraordinary statements and yet, true. Here's how it all came about: The Disney organization first went on television on a regular basis in the fall of 1954. Included in the first season's programs were three one-hour episodes on the life of Davy Crockett. The first aired in December, the second early in February, and the third March. The song, “The Ballad of Davy Crockett" was used in all three segments.

The first use of the Disneyland Record label was on a promo record of Davy Crockett, which was mailed to television and radio stations in December, 1954. In addition to Fess Parker's record of the song, we had recorded three storytelling records utilizing the original cast from the television show, matching each of the three one-hour episodes. We intended to go into the record business with these Davy Crockett properties, but our management felt we could not gear up quickly enough, and therefore, the masters were leased to Columbia on a short time basis.

The rest is history.



Fess Parker (Subject), Jimmy Johnson (Author)


Television (Television, Meet Me at Disneyland (TV show), Disney's True Life Adventures (TV show), Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV show), Mickery Mouse Club, Disneyland (TV show), Walt Disney Presents (TV show), The 7D, The Disney Channel, Tangled: The Series (2017), The World’s Greatest Athlete (1983), Tangled (TV), Phineas and Ferb, DuckTales, The Mandalorian (2019), Documentary, Prop Culture (2020), Tangled: The Series (2017-2020), Dinosaurs (1991-1994)), Dateline Disneyland (1955), Los Posadas (1954)), Walt Disney World (WDW, Project Future, Disney World), Disneyland, Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) (Bedknobs and Broomsticks), Pinocchio (1940) (Pinocchio), Disneyland Records, Davy Crockett, The Aristocats (1970) (The Aristocats, Aristocats, The Artistocats)


Source type Magazine
Volume 83.13
Language en
Document type Feature
Media type text
Page count 16
Pages pp. D1-D16


Id 4018
Availability Free
Inserted 2018-12-20