Disney & Co
Disney & Co is a souvenir store situated on Main Street USA situated between Walt's and Casey's. It sells mainly plush toys of the Disney characters along with Tee shirts and other park memorabilia. Since a recent refurb, it now has a large amount of Pixar-related souvenirs including Cars and Toy Story.
When the park opened, it's centrepiece was a circus organ which has been reported on many sites to have played live music but was soon replaced by recorded music. Recently, the organ has been removed (it's destined for WDW as part of the Fantasyland expansion or so it's said).
Member DavidG has made enquiries about this with imagineers who were involved with it at the very start and reports that the music of this store and the Candy store have always played the recording since the park opened in 1992 with one of the speakers placed behind the organ pipes to give the impression it was playing live (cunning eh and appears to have convinced many - myself included - and given rise to the assumption it was a live organ). This has a precedent at DLRP as the organ in Main St station was never a "working" organ and was a prop built for the station that played a fanfare when a train arrived.
Our grateful thanks to DavidG for this information.
The organ area is now a Mr Potato head section.
Details of track times and edits will appear shortly as will a playlist with links to the tracks.
All tracks were able to be confirmed using our ears !
It's nice to see the use of two French albums in this loop as well and not just using a carousel loop from elsewhere. They have used a nice selection of CDs for the source (rather than just playing the one CD through).
All tracks are available to buy from the usual places so, once the edits are worked out, a reconstruction is possible. Watch this space.
All the albums bar the two French ones were issued (originally) before 1992 although they may possibly have also been issued as early as the parent company is a production music company.
Our thanks again to DavidG for making me re-check the dates of the source albums and also for pointing out that the same loop plays in the Boardwalk Candy Palace in Main St (between the photography shop and Disney Clothiers) and has done since 1992 and we can confirm that it does, indeed, play there as well. The blog entry for that will refer back to this entry for details.
Dates 1992 - present
Loop time ~55 minutes
Confirmed to a live recording by needmagic May 2012 and Identified by Needmagic, Wedroy1923 and Eyore.
01 California Here I Come - Catch Another Brass Ring
02 Chicago, my kinda town - Catch Another Brass Ring
03 In the Good Old Summertime – Calliope Music and Arrangements - Wagner, J.F. / Sousa, J.P. / Abrahams, M. / Massey, G. / Arndt, F. / Bowman, E. (Circus Music for Calliope)
04 Gimme Dat Ding – Enchanted Carousel
05 76 Trombones – Enchanted Carousel
06 After The Ball - Catch Another Brass Ring
07 American Patrol / Columbia Gem of the Ocean - La Belle Epoque des Orgues Gavioli (Fairground Organs) [Edited to exclude 02.07 - 02.30]
08 Beside a Babbling Brook – Catch The Brass Ring [Edited to include 00.00 - 01.48, 02.04 - End]
09 The Skaters Waltz – Catch Another Brass Ring
10 Washington Post March - - Calliope Music and Arrangements - Wagner, J.F. / Sousa, J.P. / Abrahams, M. / Massey, G. / Arndt, F. / Bowman, E. (Circus Music for Calliope)
11 Toot, Toot, Tootsie Goodbye – Catch Another Brass Ring
12 Put Another Nickel In – Enchanted Carousel
13 Stars and Stripes Forever – La Belle Epoque des Orgues Gavioli (Fairground Organs)
14 Boston Commandery March – Catch The Brass Ring
15 Old Reliable March – Catch the Brass Ring
16 Oh Dem Golden Slippers - Calliope Music and Arrangements - Wagner, J.F. / Sousa, J.P. / Abrahams, M. / Massey, G. / Arndt, F. / Bowman, E. (Circus Music for Calliope)
17 Sugar Time – Enchanted Carousel
18 You Gotta See Mama Every Night – Catch The Brass Ring
19 Paddelin Madelin Home – Catch The Brass Ring
20 Triumphant Banner March – Catch Another Brass Ring
21 Black Bottom – La Belle Epoque des Orgues Mecaniques (Fairground Organ)
22 Blue Jackets March - Enchanted Carousel
23 Ain't She Sweet – La Belle Epoque des Orgues Mecaniques (Fairground Organ)
24 Beside a Babbling Brook – Catch The Brass Ring
25 Billboard March - Calliope Music and Arrangements - Wagner, J.F. / Sousa, J.P. / Abrahams, M. / Massey, G. / Arndt, F. / Bowman, E. (Circus Music for Calliope) edited 1:49-2:05/1:21-end
26 Turkey in the Straw - Enchanted Carousel
27 Wien Bleibt Wien (Vienna reste Vienna) La Belle Epoque des Orgues Gavioli (Fairground Organs) (edit 0-1:06 / 2:15-end)
Note that Babbling Brook appears twice (not a typo). One version is edited, the other is not.