Tuesday, October 30, 2007
With a Hip Hip and a Clippity Clop, He's Looking For a Head to Chop
Stop by 2719 Hyperion and discover some fascinating (and frightening?) facts about Walt Disney’s Halloween classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (from The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, especially the sensational “Headless Horseman” song, sung and swung by the great Bing Crosby. Jeff Pepper provides the fun and Disney historian Jim Korkis supplies some more insights straight from Sleepy Hollow. The "Headless Horseman" song somehow remains a relatively little-known gem but it's been recorded (and wonderfully so) by the likes of Thurl Ravenscroft (on the pictured 1963 LP) and Kay Starr.