16 abril 2017

Para a geração que curtia Pernalonga e Patolino

Música tema das Indústrias Acme (Looney Tunes) faz 80 anos.
Powerhouse, by Raymond Scott

80th  anniversary of Powerhouse, Acme's industries (Looney Tunes) soundtrack

"Powerhouse" (1937) is an instrumental musical composition by Raymond Scott, perhaps best known today as the iconic "assembly line" music in animated cartoons released by Warner Brothers.
Raymond Scott's Quintette (actually a sextet) first recorded "Powerhouse" in New York on February 20, 1937, along with three other titles.
This recording was first commercially issued coupled with another Scott composition, "The Toy Trumpet."
Both "Powerhouse" and "The Toy Trumpet" remained in Scott's repertoire for decades, both were adapted for Warner Brothers cartoon soundtracks by WB music director Carl Stalling along with a dozen other Scott titles, and both have been recorded by numerous other artists.
Stalling, who spiced his scores with "Powerhouse" dozens of times, never created a complete version of the work, with all his adaptations existing as excerpts.

The first use of "Powerhouse" in a cartoon occurred in the 1943 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes short Porky Pig's Feat, directed by Frank Tashlin (whatch the cartoon).

Source: most of these informations about Powerhouse are from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.