Here’s a slice of both Disney and synth history – the Disney Main Street Electrical Parade – which features a very Mooged-out “switched on” soundtrack:
The Main Street Electrical Parade’s underlying theme song is entitled “Baroque Hoedown.” The original version was created in 1967 by early synthesizer pioneers Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley, who played a major role in the creation of “switched on” music.
Originally, the parade’s soundtrack had the same themes as the current recording, but was a different arrangement by Jim Christensen and Paul Beaver. In 1977, it was updated and arranged by electronic music artist Don Dorsey and Jack Wagner at Jack Wagner Studio, which was used until January 2009 in Disney’s Electrical Parade.
The parade originated in 1972, when this music probably sounded futuristic, and has returned in updated incarnations for years.
Here’s Jean-Jacques Perrey himself performing Baroque Hoedown:
More on the Disney Main Street Electrical Parade at wikipedia.
Footage via Indiepopgirl:
Footage of the Disneyland/DCA electrical parade was shot on May 28th, 2006