The Sherman Brothers

The Sherman Brothers

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As staff writers for Walt Disney, brothers Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman composed many of Disney's best-known songs. The Sherman Brothers is a tribute to their songbook, compiling over two dozen original recordings from Disney films and events, mostly from the 1960s. Some of the songs, such as "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and "Fortuosity," became pop hits in the hands of non-Disney artists, while others were hits in the versions that appear here (Annette Funicello's "Tall Paul"; Hayley Mills' "Let's Get Together.") Most of these recordings also appear on the box set The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song, but The Sherman Brothers adds a few exclusive, minor items for collectors: there's a snippet of studio chatter from the "Tall Paul" session, and an even shorter snippet of the brothers singing "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" followed by an utterance by Walt Disney himself. The package is so single-minded in its focus on the Shermans that none of the vocalists are identified, which is a major oversight considering that most of them are quite famous. Nevertheless, The Sherman Brothers shines a well-deserved spotlight on two important artists who toiled behind the scenes at Disney.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:03
2 1:55
3 2:25
4 4:04
5 4:10
6 2:40
7 2:46
8 0:19
9 1:36
10 1:31
11 2:35
12 2:47
13 2:47
14 2:20
15 2:23
16 3:17
17 3:27
18 3:51
19 3:25
20 2:41
21 2:05
22 3:04
23 3:28
24 3:34
25 2:11
26 0:13
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