Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke Parks

Also known as Dyke Parks, M. Love, Maestro Van Dyke Parks, Parks, V D Parks, V. D. Parks, V. Parks, V.D. Parks, Van Dyke Parkes, Van Dyke Parks, The, Van Dyke-Parks, Van Dyke/Parks
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Discography of Van Dyke Parks:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Song Cycle 12 Audio 1968 Warner Bros. Records
2 Discover America 16 Audio 1976 Warner Bros. Records
3 Clang Of The Yankee Reaper 10 Audio 1986 Edsel Records
4 Tokyo Rose 10 Audio 1989 Warner Bros. Records
5 Song Cycle 12 Audio 1988 Edsel Records
6 Orange Crate Art 12 Audio 1995 Warner Bros. Records
7 Jump! 11 Audio 1984
8 Clang Of The Yankee Reaper 12 Audio 1999 Rykodisc
9 Tokyo Rose 10 Audio 1989 Warner Bros. Records
10 Jump! 11 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
11 Discover America 16 Audio 1976 Charter Line
12 An Invitation 13 Audio 2008-08-12 Everloving, Inc.
13 Number Nine 2 Audio 1966 MGM Records
14 Song Cycle 12 Audio Warner Bros. Records
15 Song Cycle 13 Audio 1999 Rykodisc
16 Discover America 16 Audio 1989 Trash
17 Clang Of The Yankee Reaper 10 Audio 1975 Warner Bros. Records
18 Clang Of The Yankee Reaper 10 Audio 1975 Warner Bros. Records
19 Discover America 16 Audio 2003 Sundazed Music
20 Song Cycle 12 Audio 2003 Sundazed Music
21 Discover America 18 Audio 1999 Rykodisc
22 Orange Crate Art 12 Audio 1995 Warner Bros. Records
23 Song Cycle 12 Audio 1986 Edsel Records
24 Jump! 11 Audio 1984
25 Discover America 16 Audio 1990-05-18 Warner Bros. Records
26 Esso 13 Audio 2009 Bananastan Records
27 Discover America 16 Audio 1987 Edsel Records
28 Clang Of The Yankee Reaper 10 Audio 1975 Warner Bros. Records
29 Tokyo Rose 10 Audio 1989 Warner Bros. Records
30 Clang Of The Yankee Reaper 10 Audio 1975
31 Dreaming Of Paris / Wedding In Madagascar (Faranaina) 2 Audio 2011 Bananastan Records
32 Wall Street / Money Is King 2 Audio 2011 Bananastan Records
33 Song Cycle 12 Audio 1968 Warner Bros. Records
34 Arrangements Volume 1 15 Audio 2011 Bananastan Records
35 Discover America 16 Audio 1976 Warner Bros. Records
36 Jump! 11 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
37 Clang Of The Yankee Reaper 10 Audio Warner Bros. Records
38 Opportunity For Two 2 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
39 Discover America 16 Audio 1972-10-00 Warner Bros. Records
40 Broken Trail (Original Television Soundtrack) 39 Audio 2008 Intrada
41 Song Cycle 12 Audio Warner Bros. Records
42 Missin' Missippi / The Parting Hand 2 Audio 2012 Bananastan Records
43 The All Golden/Sassafrass 2 Audio 2012 Bananastan Records
44 Occapella 2 Audio 1972 Warner Bros. Records
45 Wild Bill And The Two Jakes (Original Motion Picture Scores) 26 Audio 1997 Super Tracks Music Group
46 The Brave Little Toaster (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 27 Audio 2005 Percepto Records
47 Song Cycle 12 Audio 2012 Bella Union
48 Song Cycle 12 Audio 1978 Warner Bros. Records
49 Song Cycle 12 Audio Warner Bros. Records
50 Clang Of The Yankee Reaper 10 Audio 1990 Warner Bros. Records


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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