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September 23

September 23, 1955 – The Vinyl Record Firehouse Five Plus Two Plays for Lovers is Released Through Good Time Jazz

On September 23, 1955, the vinyl record Firehouse Five Plus Two Plays for Lovers was released through the Good Time Jazz label. The Firehouse Five Plus Two was a Dixieland band composed of members of the Walt Disney Company, led by Nine Old Men animator Ward Kimball, and featured Danny Alguire (assistant director at Disney), Harper Goff (Imagineer), Clarke Mallery (animator), Monte Mountjoy (jazz musician), Ed Penner (story writer), and Frank Thomas (Nine Old Men member). Later members included George Bruns (composer), Eddie Forest (Disney Studios orchestra drummer), Don Kinch, Jimmy MacDonald (head of the sound department and voice actor for Mickey Mouse), George Probert (assistant director), and Dick Roberts (professional banjo player). The album featured classic songs such as “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” and “Love Songs of the Nile.”

August 7

August 7, 2015 – The Legacy Collection: Pocahontas is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?”

On August 7, 2015, the eleventh entry in Walt Disney Records’ Legacy Collection, featuring the music from the Disney animated feature film Pocahontas, was released. This release was done to coincide with the film’s 20th anniversary, and featured two discs: disc one featured the official score and songs from the film; disc two featured demos, songs cut from the film, and the pop versions of “If I Never Knew You” and “Colors of the Wind.” As with the other Legacy Collection releases, the album comes with special art and liner notes about the film and its soundtrack.

August 4

August 4, 2017 – The Legacy Collection: Robin Hood is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Reminiscing this and that and having such a good time, oo-de-lally oo-de-lally golly what a day.”

On August 4, 2017, the 13th entry in Walt Disney Records’ Legacy Collection, featuring the music from the Disney animated feature film Robin Hood, was released. This was the first time that the full score of the film was released on an album, and also includes five demos and the tracks from the 1974 album Let’s Hear it for Robin Hood. The first disc features the entire score and songs from the film, totaling 28 tracks. As with the other Legacy Collection releases, the album comes with special art and liner notes about the film and its soundtrack.

July 25

July 25, 2007 – Hollywood Records Announces CDVU+ Format

On July 25, 2007, the Walt Disney Company record label Hollywood Records announced the new CD format CDVU+ (also known as CD View Plus), which provided listeners a variety of extras on each disc, including a variety of digital extras such as lyrics and photos, which can be offered on and offline. This new format also releases CDs in a recyclable format. The first band to use this new format was the Jonas Brothers, with their album released on August 7. The format was scrapped after only a few releases.

June 7

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June 7, 2005 – The Compilation Album Disney Girlz Rock is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Together we can shoot the moon, stop the rain, even ride a hurricane.”

On June 7, 2005, the compilation album Disney Girlz Rock was released through Walt Disney Records. It featured a variety of songs by female Disney artists, or female artists featured in Disney projects, including A*Teens, Lindsay Lohan, Raven-Symoné, The Cheetah Girls, Hilary and Haylie Duff, Caleigh Peters, Everlife, Aly & AJ, The Beu Sisters, Hayden Panettiere, Christy Carlson Romano, Christina Aguilera, and Myra. A second compilation was released in 2008.

February 10

February 10, 2015 – Walt Disney Records Releases The Legacy Collection: Pinocchio

“I had strings but now I’m free, there are no strings on me!”

On February 10, 2015, the sixth entry into Walt Disney Records’ Legacy Collection, featuring the music of Pinocchio, was released. This two-disc edition, released to coincide with the animated feature film’s 75th anniversary, featured the film’s full soundtrack, as well as three recordings of songs cut from the film, and five songs sung by Cliff Edwards (playing Jiminy Cricket) featured in The Mickey Mouse Club television series.

February 7

February 7, 2006 – The Compilation Album Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8 is Released

“I’m strange and I like it, that’s just the way I am.”

On February 7, 2006, the compilation album Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8 was released through Walt Disney Records. The album featured songs that were at the top of the charts for the radio station throughout 2006; the artists ranged from Disney Channel stars to pop artists, including The Cheetah Girls, Bowling for Soup, and Rihanna. The compilation album also included a bonus CD that featured music videos of these popular songs.