Van Dyke Parks



Van Dyke Parks
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Rating
Active
1953
Born
January 3, 1943 in Hattiesburg
Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
Biography
Van Dyke Parks (born January 3, 1943 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States) is an American composer, arranger, producer, instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, author, and actor based in Pasadena, California. Parks is perhaps best known for his collaborations with musician Brian Wilson, and especially for his lyrical contributions to The Beach Boys' legendary Smile album. Among the hundreds of artists he's worked with include Phil Ochs, Tim Buckley, Haruomi Hosono, The Byrds, Rufus Wainwright, Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Ry Cooder, U2, Joanna Newsom, Inara George, Keith Moon, Frank Zappa, Harpers Bizarre, Little Feat, and Ringo Starr.
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Top Songs by Van Dyke Parks


Brian Wilson and Friends

Sail Away

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Oh My Love

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Palm Desert

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Big Rock Candy Mountain

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Widow's Walk

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Moonlighting: Live at the Ash Grove

The All Golden

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Clang of the Yankee Reaper

Clang of the Yankee Reaper

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Van Dyke Parks

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Public Domain

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Discover America

Occapella

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


The Super Chief: Music For The Silver Screen

The Super Chief: Music For The Silver Screen

Van Dyke Parks December 2, 2017

30 Tracks

Super Chief: Music for the Silver Screen

Super Chief: Music for the Silver Screen

Van Dyke Parks July 29, 2014

30 Tracks

I'm History / Charm School

I'm History / Charm School

Van Dyke Parks November 22, 2013

2 Tracks

Songs Cycled (with Commentary)

Songs Cycled (with Commentary)

Van Dyke Parks July 30, 2013

24 Tracks

Songs Cycled

Songs Cycled

Van Dyke Parks July 23, 2013

10 Tracks

Arrangements Volume I

Arrangements Volume I

Van Dyke Parks May 10, 2011

4 Tracks

Tokyo Rose

Tokyo Rose

Van Dyke Parks April 21, 2009

10 Tracks

Discover America

Discover America

Van Dyke Parks December 9, 2008

4 Tracks

An Invitation

An Invitation

Inara George August 12, 2008

13 Tracks

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