[Dixielandjazz] 'Cartoon Music'

jsbarque at netscape.net jsbarque at netscape.net
Wed Jan 17 14:02:54 PST 2007


cartoons used all sorts of music, usually the popular music of the day which 
appeals to mass audiences. Jazz, OKOM, Big Band Swing or Jazz, Hot Dance 
Music, Mouldie Fygge, Looney Tunes Music, Trad, Cartoon Music - call it what 
you want. It was the popular music of the day when soundtracks were first 
applied to cartoons.

Although cartoons are no lonker being produced in the same way for picture 
shows at movie houses, many modern films use the popular music of today e.g. 
the film"Men In Black. The music by Danny Elfman is really impressive. I 
even bought the soundtrack CD.

Any attempt to categorize the music only ends up with a clash of opinions. I 
know what I like and to me the Portena is playing red hot jazz. I won't 
argue further.

best regards

Tony Orr
banjo - Wombat Jazz Band

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ron Wheeler" <ronald_wheeler at bellsouth.net>
To: "'DJML'" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 1:33 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] 'Cartoon Music'

> For all that is being made of 'cartoon music' and its demeaning OKOM
> connotations, I'm surprised that there's been no mention of the volumes of
> cartoons that have made use of classical music.  That being said, is there
> anyone here who disdains Peer Gynt, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Poet &
> Peasant, Light Cavalry, The Hungarian Rhapsody, The Rumanian Rhapsody, ad
> infinitum, as nothing but mere 'cartoon music'?
> Does the use of a piece of music in light entertainment cheapen the music
> itself, or does it just broaden the audience who might otherwise not 
> toddle
> off to the old concert hall [or jazz joint, for that matter] to hear it?
> I've come to appreciate a lot of classical music that I was first exposed 
> to
> by Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck & company.  If others can come to enjoy OKOM by 
> a
> similar experience, I see nothing but good coming from that.
> Ron [don't EVEN get me started on The William Tell Overture!] Wheeler
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