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|Original Soundtrack, Robert B. Sherman, Various|
The Jungle Book: Classic Soundtrack Series (1967 Film) [Blisterpack]
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Children's Music, Broadway & Vocalists
Fittingly to the jungle theme, the songs on The Jungle Book soundtrack (1967) are absolutely wild. "The Bare Necessities" and "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)" are highlights, and neo-swing talisman Louis Prima goes... more »
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Fittingly to the jungle theme, the songs on The Jungle Book soundtrack (1967) are absolutely wild. "The Bare Necessities" and "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)" are highlights, and neo-swing talisman Louis Prima goes ape in the role of King Louie. This record stylishly marks the end of an era; the film was the Disney studio's last animated musical before Walt Disney's death and the long period of mediocrity that stretched all the way to The Little Mermaid in 1989. As a special treat to Disney collectors, the CD release includes demo recordings, songs that weren't used in the film, and an interview with the Sherman brothers songwriting team. --John Sanchez
Nikica Gilic | Zagreb, Croatia | 12/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Brilliant soundtrack of a brilliant animated film, with additional tracks - interview with authors of most songs (among the vocal tracks, only "The Bare Necessities" was written by Terry Gilkyson; all other tracks are by the Sherman brothers), two additional songs by Baloo (hip and swinging entertainer Phil Harris) and two demo-versions of Gilkyson's songs written for the initial idea - serious version of the Kipling's often sombre collonial book.
Of course, Louis Prima is the real king with his "I wan'na be like you" romp (assisted by Harris and others), but Sterling Holloway is brilliant snake in "Trust in me", whereas the barber shop vultures in "That's What Friends are for" ("we're your friend untill the bitter end"...) are a riot.
Oh, yes and beware: the info on singers on each track on this site is quite mixed up. O'Malley sings only on two versions of Colonel Hathi's March, etc.