Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke Parks

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Van Dyke Parks
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US-American composer, arranger, producer, musician, singer, and actor.

Born 3 January 1943 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA, Parks has spent over 40 years in a music. He attended the American Boychoir School in Princeton, N.J. He first studied clarinet. He spent two years at Public School, and studied piano at Carnegie Inst, where he went on to major in music, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,'60-'63.

His first artist contract was at MGM Records in '64. He signed at Warner Brothers in '66, after working as lyricist for Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. At Warner Brothers he produced the first records of Randy Newman and Ry Cooder, among others. His own albums are: "Song Cycle" ('67); "Discover America" ('71); "Clang of the Yankee Reaper" ('76); "Jump" ('82); "Tokyo Rose" ('90); "Orange Crate Art" ('95). "Moonlighting" ('97). Other productions are "Phil Ochs' Greatest Hits" on A&M, "The Mighty Sparrow/Hot & Sweet", and "The Esso Trinidad Steelband" on W. B. (best ethnic/traditional Grammy, 1971). He pioneered an audio/visual department at Warner Brothers' Records in 1971--- the first of its kind to film music videos for record promotion.
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Van Dyke Parks Discography

Albums

Van Dyke Parks Song Cycle (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Van Dyke Parks Discover America (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Van Dyke Parks Clang Of The Yankee Reaper (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Van Dyke Parks Jump! (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Van Dyke Parks Tokyo Rose (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1989 Sell This Version
WD-0714 Jodie Foster, Van Dyke Parks Jodie Foster, Van Dyke Parks - The Fisherman And His Wife(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records, Rabbit Ears Productions WD-0714 US 1989 Sell This Version
Brian Wilson And Van Dyke Parks Brian Wilson And Van Dyke Parks - Orange Crate Art (Album) Warner Bros. Records Germany 1995 Sell This Version
VDPCD-01 Van Dyke Parks Wild Bill And The Two Jakes (Original Motion Picture Scores)(CD, Album, Promo) Super Tracks Music Group VDPCD-01 US 1997 Sell This Version
Van Dyke Parks Moonlighting: Live At The Ash Grove (Album) Warner Bros. Records Germany 1998 Sell This Version
PERCEPTO 016 David Newman / Van Dyke Parks / New Japan Philharmonic David Newman / Van Dyke Parks / New Japan Philharmonic - The Brave Little Toaster (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Percepto Records PERCEPTO 016 US 2005 Sell This Version
Inara George With Van Dyke Parks Inara George With Van Dyke Parks - An Invitation (Album) Everloving US 2008 Sell This Version
ISE 1016 David Mansfield & Van Dyke Parks David Mansfield & Van Dyke Parks - Broken Trail (Original Television Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Ltd) Intrada ISE 1016 US 2008 Sell This Version
BSR102 Van Dyke Parks Presents The Esso Trinidad Steel Band Van Dyke Parks Presents The Esso Trinidad Steel Band - Esso(CD, Album + DVD) Bananastan Records BSR102 US 2009 Sell This Version
Van Dyke Parks Super Chief: Music For The Silver Screen (Album) Bella Union UK & US 2013 Sell This Version
Van Dyke Parks Songs Cycled (Album) Bella Union US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MGM 1301 Van Dyke Parks Number Nine / Do What You Wanta(7", Single) MGM Records MGM 1301 UK 1965 Sell This Version
Van Dyke Parks Number Nine (Single) MGM Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Van Dyke Parks Come To The Sunshine / Farther Along (Single) MGM Records US 1966 Sell This Version
7409 Van Dyke Parks The Eagle And Me(7", Single, Promo, Mono) Warner Bros. Records 7409 US 1970 Sell This Version
7409 Van Dyke Parks The Eagle and Me(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7409 US 1970 Sell This Version
7609 Van Dyke Parks Occapella(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7609 US 1972 Sell This Version
WB 7609 Van Dyke Parks Occapella(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Warner Bros. Records WB 7609 US 1972 Sell This Version
16674 Van Dyke Parks Cannon In D/Tribute To Spree(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 16674 France 1975 Sell This Version
929 264-7 Van Dyke Parks Opportunity For Two(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 929 264-7 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
B4503 Van Dyke Parks Black Gold / Aquarium(7", Single) Bananastan Records B4503 US 2011 Sell This Version

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May 4, 2011
First Van Dyke Parks first 7 inch single released 16th May….
Van Dyke Parks will be playing on 15th and 16th May with Clare and The Reasons at the Button Factory and Union Chapel respectively… the only place where you will actually be able to buy the first edition of the singles mentioned in this article…
http://www.factmag.com/2011/05/03/van-dyke-parks-plots-7-series-with-art-from-ed-ruscha-and-more/

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