Wondering about a few Sharples stock tracks - Forum.
OutOfOdor
2020-06-21T22:16:02Z
Winston Sharples is one of my personal favorite animation composers, right up with Stalling and Bradley. I think it helps that I've heard his deliciously infectious melodies for Van Beuren and Famous Studios in so much TV prints of old silents and 60s TV fare from the East Coast. There are a few of his cues I particularly really like and I'm personally wondering which cartoons they were originally written for. I've particularly been checking Rainbow Parade and Toddle Tale shorts like crazy just to see if I can find any familiar Sharples tracks. The Famous Studios ones in particular I'd look for myself, but I'm not gonna subject myself to watching a whole lotta Caspers just to find one measly track. Below are video links with a few cartoons that use my "Holy Grail" tracks, with a timestamp for where the track plays. The first two are compositions written for Van Beuren during their Rainbow Parade years, the rest are 50s Paramount/Famous Studios.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=993lH_VCgXk  (0:07)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvu7ajdixHo  (3:40)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEcW6RZQQCc  (2:15)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab_up1OP04Q  (1:32, plays again at 2:30)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nSWMFUIx6g  (0:30)
https://youtu.be/uIxaGvH9514  (0:53)
"With all respect to the great mousetrap."- Popeye, "The Spinach Overture" (1935)
Pokey J.Anti-Blockhead
2020-07-02T20:17:39Z
2:15 from "SPOOK NO EVIL"[1953,with Casper]

The one plkaying twice, in "PENELOPE THE ELPHANT" with Felix and Rockbottom, from "FROM MAD TO WORSE" with Herman and Katnip and Herman's newphews [1957]

The one where Bluto/;Brutus and Wimpy are walking, from "TERRY THE TERROR"[1960,Prof.Schmaltz]

I don't know where the Stuffy post-credit cue came from,though.

I also enjoy the Sharples cues,too. That Penelope the Elephant episode had a lot of Herman and Katnip cues in the second half, from "OWLY TO BED" and "FELINEOUS ASSAULT"..the cue at 2:15 in that Popeye one also reappears in second part of the Felix short, where the Scots worm frees Felix.
OutOfOdor
2020-07-03T01:07:13Z
Thanks, Steve!
"With all respect to the great mousetrap."- Popeye, "The Spinach Overture" (1935)
Pokey J.Anti-Blockhead
2020-07-03T21:19:03Z
Sure thing, \

-Steve
mannduke
2021-02-20T00:24:24Z
There’s also one I’ve been thinking of what cartoon it was composed for, and it had an xylophone theme to it. These are the cartoons that I could find with the xylophone theme.

Sick Cylinders (Arte Cartoon Factory version)
https://www.youtube.com/...v=TYOTZEjP-Is&t=325s 

Koko’s Paradise (Astra TV print)
https://www.youtube.com/...v=4ZoAYjrodnQ&t=400s 

Goats and Whiskers (Cinepix print)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4FOPbCljZo 

Koko Needles the Boss (SPI print)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HFEQUNosFo 
OutOfOdor
2021-02-20T00:28:58Z
Mannduke, that's is one that's been puzzling me as well. I'm starting to wonder if it's even something written for a specific cartoon, given it's almost four minutes long, longer than most Sharples cues composed for VB.

A couple of other stuff that use this stock track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcPEslO0iNA 
-Stuart print of "The Last Ha-Ha". You can hear what appears to be the ending of this track in this cartoon. Word of caution: not at the right speed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMVauBPINF8 
-Home movie print of "Yes Dear" from 1920 from an unknown distributor.
"With all respect to the great mousetrap."- Popeye, "The Spinach Overture" (1935)