Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films

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Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1988
Genre Pop rock, experimental
Length 64:03
Label A&M
Producer Hal Willner
Hal Willner chronology
Lost In The Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill
Stay Awake: Interpretations of Vintage Disney Films
Weird Nightmare: Meditations on Mingus
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The New York Times (favorable)[2]

Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films is a 1988 tribute album recorded by various artists performing songs from Disney films. It was produced by Hal Willner, one of the many tribute albums he has done.

The NME ranked it at number 37 in their list of the best albums of 1988.[3]

Track listing[edit]

# Song Name Time Performer
1. Opening Medley ("I'm Getting Wet and I Don't Care at All")
a) "Hi Diddle Dee Dee (An Actor's Life For Me)" from Pinocchio 1:59 Ken Nordine, with Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz
b) "Little April Shower" from Bambi 3:32 Natalie Merchant, Michael Stipe, with Mark Bingham and The Roches
c) "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)" from The Jungle Book 3:39 Los Lobos
2. "Baby Mine" from Dumbo 3:21 Bonnie Raitt and Was (Not Was)
3. "Heigh Ho (The Dwarf's Marching Song)" from Snow White and The Seven Dwarves 3:30 Tom Waits
4. Medley Two ("The Darkness Sheds Its Veil")
a) "Stay Awake" from Mary Poppins 1:48 Suzanne Vega
b) "Little Wooden Head" from Pinocchio 2:10 Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz
c) "Blue Shadows on the Trail" from Melody Time 3:50 Syd Straw
5. Medley Three ("Three Inches Is Such a Wretched Height")
a) "Castle in Spain" from Babes in Toyland 2:37 Buster Poindexter and The Banshees of Blue
b) "I Wonder" from Sleeping Beauty 3:22 Yma Sumac
6. "Mickey Mouse March" from The Mickey Mouse Club 2:13 Aaron Neville
7. Medley Four ("All Innocent Children Had Better Beware")
a) "Feed the Birds" from Mary Poppins 4:17 Garth Hudson
b) "Whistle While You Work" from Snow White and The Seven Dwarves 2:22 NRBQ
c) "I'm Wishing" from Snow White and The Seven Dwarves 4:20 Betty Carter
d) "Cruella De Ville" from 101 Dalmatians 2:15 The Replacements
e) "Dumbo And Timothy" from Dumbo 2:04 Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz
8. "Some Day My Prince Will Come" from Snow White and The Seven Dwarves 1:08 Sinéad O'Connor
9. Medley Five ("Technicolor Pachyderms")
a) "Pink Elephants On Parade" from Dumbo 4:54 Sun Ra & His Arkestra
b) "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" from Song of the South 3:16 Harry Nilsson
10. "Second Star To The Right" from Peter Pan 4:02 James Taylor
11. Pinocchio Medley ("Do You See The Noses Growing")
a) "Desolation Theme" from Pinocchio 2:02 Ken Nordine, with Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz
b) "When You Wish upon a Star" from Pinocchio 3:46 Ringo Starr, with Herb Alpert


Track Personnel
1a Ken Nordine — vocals
Bill Frisell — guitars
Wayne Horvitz — piano, synthesizers
1b Natalie Merchant — vocal
Michael Stipe — vocal
Mark Bingham — banjo
The Roches — vocals
Lenny Pickett — soprano sax, flute
Ralph Carney — clarinet, ocarina, wise spoken words
Michael Blair — marimba, percussion, drums
Rachel Van Voorhees — harp
Jackie Mullen — cello
1c César Rosas — lead vocal, cuatro
David Hidalgo — acoustic nylon string guitar, accordion<, background vocals
Conrad Lozano — bass
Louie Pérez — varrana
Steve Berlin — baritone sax
Alex Neciosup Acuña — on percussion
2 Bonnie Raitt — vocal, slide guitar solo
Sweet Pea Atkinson — background vocals
Arnold McCuller — background vocals
Luis Resto — keyboards
Paul Jackson Jr. — guitar
Steve Berlin — saxophone
Don Was — synthesizer
David Was — flute
John Patitucci — bass
Jim Keltner — drums

The Uptown Horns:
Crispin Cioe — baritone sax
Arno Hecht — tenor sax
Bob Funk — trombone
"Hollywood" Paul Litteral — trumpet

3 Tom Waits — vocal
Tchad Blakeoptigan programming
Mitchell Froom — chamberlain
Val Kuklowsky — sound effects
Marc Ribot — guitars
Larry Taylor — bass
4a Suzanne Vega — vocal
4b Bill Frisell — guitars, banjo
Wayne Horvitz — synthesizers
4c Syd Straw — vocal
Jaydee Mayness — steel guitar
Tommy Morgan — harmonica
John Jorgenson — guitars, mandolin
5a Buster Poindexter — vocal
Ivy Ray — vocal
Brain Koonin — guitar
Charles Giordano — piano
Tony Garnier — bass
Tony Machine — drums
Fred Walcott — percussion
Jimmy Bralower — drum programming

The Uptown Horns:
Crispin Cioe — baritone sax
Arno Hecht — tenor sax
Bob Funk — trombone
"Hollywood" Paul Litteral — trumpet

5b Yma Sumac — vocal
Orchestra: Lennie Niehaus — conductor
6 Aaron Neville — vocal
Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) — keyboards
Art Neville - background vocal
Charles Neville - background vocal
Cyril Neville - background vocal
7a Garth Hudson — keyboards, synthesiszers, accordions
Jorge Mirkin — harmonica
Jay Rubin — cymbals
Steve Deutch — macintosh sequencing/performer software
7b Terry Adams — keyboards, vocal
Joey Spampinato — bass, background vocal
Al Anderson — guitars
Tom Ardolino — drums, percussion
7c Betty Carter — vocal
Stephen Scott — piano
Donald Braden — saxophone
Ira Noel Coleman — bass
Troy Davis — drums
7d Paul Westerberg — guitar, vocals
Tommy Stinson — bass, background vocals
Slim Dunlap — guitar, background vocals
Chris Mars — drums
Slinkey Rutherford — "pianie"
8 Sinéad O'Connor — vocals
Andy Rourke — guitars
9a Sun Ra — piano
Art Jenkins, T.C. III — vocals
Bruce Edwards — guitar
Pat Patrick — bass
Tom Hunter — drums
Buster Smith — drums
Aveeayl Ra Amen — drums
Owen Brown Jr. — violin
Vincent Chaucey — French horn
John Gilmore — tenor sax
Elo Olmo — bass clarinet, alto sax
Marshall Allen — flute, alto sax
Kenny Williams — baritone sax
Fred Adams — trumpet
Michael Ray — trumpet
Martin Banks — trumpet
James Jackson — bassoon
9b Harry Nilsson — vocal
Tom "T-Bone" Wolk — accordion
Arto Lindsay — electric guitar
Fred Tackett — guitars
Dennis Budimir — guitars
Peter Scherer — synthesizer
Terry Adams — piano
Buell Neidlinger — bass
Jim Keltner — drums
Michael Blair — brushes, frame drum, tambourine, washboard

Orchestra: Lennie Niehaus — conductor

10 James Taylor — vocal, guitar, whistle
The Roches — vocals
Branford Marsalis — tenor sax
Don Grolnick — piano
Steve Swallow — bass
John Scofield — guitar
Mark Bingham — acoustic guitar, humming boy
Michael Blair — humming boy too!
11a Ken Nordine — voice
Bill Frisell — guitars
Wayne Horvitz — keyboards
11b Ringo Starr — vocal
Herb Alpert — trumpet solo
Bill Frisell — electric guitars
Fred Tackett — acoustic guitars
Dennis Budimir — acoustic guitars
Terry Adams — piano
Buell Neidlinger — bass
Jim Keltner — drums
Harry Nilsson — whistle