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Updated Mechanical Music Listing
By Paul Johnson

Well folks, here's the latest version of the Mechanical Music Sources listing. I combined the lists produced by Robbie Rhodes and Larry Fisher.  I slightly modified Robbie's format, mostly breaking out each of the categories further, figuring there will be enough entries to fill them up in time.  I removed duplicate information and updated whenever it was necessary.  I've also included the  additional entries that were posted in AMI.  Please let me know if you have any corrections or comments by August 8th so we can get a clean version to MBSI in time for their next publication date (August 10).  Thanks.

Paul Johnson

"MECHANICAL MUSIC SOURCES  - 7/96"

Thanks to these original contributors: Robbie Rhodes , Larry Fisher, Bill Jelen, Mike Ames, Robin Pratt, Richard Tonnesen, and John Grant, who posed the project.

Originally compiled by Robbie Rhodes and Larry Fisher.  Further edited and appended by Paul Johnson.  This information may be freely copied and distributed.  Send corrections to: Paul Johnson<76651.1710@CompuServe.COM>

CATEGORIES: Sorted alphabetically by vendor name or proprietor's last name

PIANO ROLLS, STOCKING DEALERS PIANO ROLLS, NON-STOCKING DEALERS PIANO ROLLS, MAIL AUCTIONS ROLL COPYING SERVICES NICKELODEON & ORGAN ROLLS PIANO DISKS  (YAMAHA DISKLAVIER/PIANO DISK/PIANOMATION) MIDI SUPPLIES MUSIC BOX DISKS & CYLINDERS AUDIO BOOKS SOCIETIES

PIANO ROLLS, STOCKING DEALERS

Artcraft Music Rolls L. Douglas Henderson P.O. Box 295 Wiscasset, ME 04578 tel: 207-882-7420 New music rolls for 88-note and reproducing pianos, arranged by Henderson.

Bam-Bam Piano Rolls Bill Jelen 1750 Karg Drive Akron, OH   44313 bjelen8875@aol.com http://users.aol.com/BamRolls 88 note rolls arranged by Jelen.  Mostly rock and roll, some ragtime and marches

Keystone Music Roll Company Box 650 Bethlehem, PA   18016 1-800-367-8259 (outside PA) (610) 434-5611 (voice) (610) 434-2993 (fax) Reproducing and some 88 note rolls

Mastertouch Piano Roll Co. PO Box 206 Petersham, NSW  2049 Australia tel: 612 569-5128 fax: 612 550-0201 88 note rolls

Pedals, Pumpers & Rolls, Ltd Roger Dayton 240 E. State St Batavia, Il.  60510 708-879-5555 Nickelodeon O, A, G, and M rolls, originals and recuts

The Piano Roll Center Paul & Cindy Johnson 26390 Big Valley Road NE Poulsbo WA  98370 tel: 360-697-2422 fax: 360 697-2522 email: 76651.1710@compuserve.com Ampico, Duo-Art, Welte and 88 note ragtime, jazz and blues

PlayRite Music Rolls, Inc. P.O. Box 1024 Turlock, CA 95380 tel: 209-667-1996 fax: 209-667-8241

QRS Music Rolls, Inc. 1026 Niagara Street Buffalo, NY 14213 tel:  1-800-24ROLLS  or 716-885-4600 fax: 716-885-7510 e-mail: via AOL (Music, The Studio, Tools of Trade, QRS)

Upright & Grand Eric Bernhoft P.O. Box 421101 San Fransisco, CA 94142 tel: 415-885-3335 New ragtime arangements by Bernhoft, also Duo-Art reproducing rolls played by San Fransisco pianist Peter Mintun

PIANO ROLLS, NON-STOCKING DEALERS

Artists' Choice Music Rolls 515 Scott Street Sandusky, OH   44870-3736 (419) 626-1903 (419) 626-4807 Periodic listing of Ampico & Welte popular rolls plus Apollo-X and themodist

BluesTone Music Rolls Rob Deland 485 Gatewood Lane Grayslake, IL   60030 88 note blues, ragtime, jazz plus Ampico, Duo-Art, Welte and QRS XP

Bennett Leedy Rolls 4660 Hagar Shore Road Coloma, MI 49038 tel: (616) 468-5986 fax: 616-468-3844 Periodic listing of Ampico & Welte rolls

Magic Melodies Shelby & Laura Lee Kennard 1356 Versailles Rd. Lawrenceburg, KY  40342 Vintage 88 note and reproducing rolls at fixed prices

Patriot Piano Roll Co. 29 Terfidia Lane Milpitas, CA   95035 (408) 263-3382 echaban@netcom.com Reproducing rolls

Playtime Music Co.

 [ Editors Note:  Due to _NUMEROUS_ complaints about this
 [ dealer, I have deleted the data from this mailing list.
 [ Robert Malek's behavior on the Internet is being reviewed
 [ by both his Internet Service Provider and his Web Page
 [ provider.  Both have had candid conversations with me
 [ about the problems, and the Web Page provider
 [ hopes to have "things cleared up" soon.  I suspect
 [ that will mean that the Web page will go away. I'll
 [ keep you posted.

Mark Reinhart 118 North Lawrence Street Charlestown, WV  25414 304-728-0277 Recuts of Red Welte rolls.

Rock Soup Bob and Ginny Billings 1518 Sunnyslope Ave. Belmont, CA 94002-3732 tel 415-593-4792 fax 4115-592-5722 Specializing in Recordo recuts

Mike Schwimmer 325 E. Blodgett Lake Bluff, Il.  60044-2112 708-295-1901

PIANO ROLLS, MAIL AUCTIONS

Echoes Ed Sprankle 1768 Leimert Blvd Oakland, Ca.  94602-1930 510-531-7867 Occasional "A" roll and 88 note roll auctions

Bennett Leedy Rolls 4660 Hagar Shore Road Coloma, MI 49038 tel: (616) 468-5986 fax: 616-468-3844 Bi-monthly auctions of 88 note and reproducing rolls

The Music Roll Shop Elizabeth & Harold Rettig P.O. Box 510 131-1/2 Gaw Street Rawson, OH 45881
 tel (419) 963-3075 Regular auctions of 88 note, reproducing, organ, Aeolian Pipe Organ and `unusual' rolls

Dan Inglima PO Box 769 Hayesville, NC.  28904 704-389-3744 88 note rolls

The Piano Roll Center Paul & Cindy Johnson 26390 Big Valley Road, NE Poulsbo WA  98370 tel: 360-697-2422 fax: 360 697-2522 email: 76651.1710@compuserve.com Bi-monthly auctions of 88 note and reproducing rolls

QRS Music Rolls, Inc. Dan Wilke 1026 Niagara Street Buffalo, NY 14213 tel:  1-800-24ROLLS  or 716-885-4600 fax: 716-885-7510 e-mail: via AOL (Music, The Studio, Tools of Trade, QRS) See also "Piano Disks" below. 88 and 65 note rolls as well as reproducing rolls

Rag Daddy's Music 17342 E. Ford Drive Aurora, CO  80017 88 note rolls

ROLL COPYING SERVICES

Custom Music Rolls Richard and Janet Tonnesen 903 Sandalwood Avenue Richardson, TX 75080 tel 214-235-4497 e-mail: VUGU75A@prodigy.com Roll copying; incl. labels.  Short runs (5 copies) okay.

Michael L. Kitner 162 D Street Carlisle, PA 17013 tel: 717-249-3851 Can duplicate many formats using hand perforator.

PlayRite Music Rolls, Inc. John Malone P.O. Box 1024 Turlock, CA 95380 tel: 209-667-1996 Roll copying of many tracker-bar formats (Weber Maesto, Hupfeld Pan, Violana, WurliTzer, etc.),  including labels, boxes, lyric stencilling.

NICKELODEON ROLLS

Clark Music Rolls Don Rand 163 Main Street Thomaston, ME 04861 tel: 207-354-8033 Recuts of A and G nickleodeon rolls under "Clark" label.  Also 6 ch./in copying services.

Echoes Ed Sprankle 1768 Leimert Blvd Oakland, Ca.  94602-1930 510-531-7867 "A" rolls, recuts Occasional auction and/or recut offerings. Buys and sells nickleodeon rolls, esp. blues and ragtime.

Dick Hack 2051 Chesapeake Road Annapolis, MD 21401 tel: (410) 757-2164 (H) Subscription recuts of Violano Virtuoso rolls.

ORGAN MUSIC This section includes copying and new music production

Tony DeCap, Belgium (contact via J. Verbeeck) Has book music punch controlled by computer. Details unknown.

Wayne Holton 6960 Brace Houston, TX 77061 tel: 713-644-6824 Arranger for roll and book music; associated with Mike Kitner.

Frederic Keller, Orgelbau Haus #2, Finsterlingen 79875 Dachsberg GERMANY tel: 011-4979875 (fluent French & German, limited English) Punches book music for Bruder, Ruth, Gavioli, Limonaire organs from the original masters of Carl Frei, Sr. & Jr.  Can copy and reformat book music for any organ.

Gerhard Kern Am Ziegelgrund 26 D-50170 Kerpen-Buir GERMANY tel 02275-6778 fax 02275-4783 e-mail: 101670.1066@compuserve.com Kern has published a nice catalog of the "Complete Archives of Carl Frei Jr.", containing several thousand songs which Kern can copy from the old templates to new book-music.  He can also modify the arrangements for other organs of related scale.

Tom Meijer De Spinne 15-18 4463 CL Goes NETHERLANDS tel: 01100-33539 (good English) Talented arrangeur-noteur, actual punching of book or roll by Verbeeck or others. (Ref CD of WurliTzer 146, "Good Old USA Carousel Music", publ. by Marion Roehl.)

David Stumpf Arranger for band organ music   (details needed ...)

John Verbeeck, Orgelbau Eikenlei 179 2960 St.-Job-in't-Goor BELGIUM tel: 011-32-36-63-4203 (best between 7-8 AM local; good English) or 011-32-36-63-0411 fax: 011-32-36-63-0958 Maker and restorer of variety of barrel, carousel, dance and concert organs.  Can provide new music and copy and reformat book music for any organ.

PIANO DISKS  (YAMAHA DISKLAVIER/PIANO DISK/PIANOMATION)

Invisible Touch Music Software Box 1651 Fair Oaks, CA (USA) 95628-1651 tel & fax: 916-729-2653 New recordings in your choice of format (Roland, Clavinova, Disklavier, Kurzweil, PianoDisc, General MIDI)

Hal Leonard Music 7777 West Blue Mound Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53213 Distributor of Wayne Stahnke's Live Performances (see below)

Live Performance Wayne Stahnke 11434 McCune Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066 tel: 310-391-4921 fax: 310-391-3131 Catalog of new performances and 1920's rolls (via reproducing piano emulation), for Disklavier, PianoDisc and all electronic pianos. Also, all of Wayne's product is now distributed by Hal Leonard Music

PianoDisc Mark Johnson 4111 North Freeway Blvd Sacramento, CA 95834 tel: 916-567-9999 or 1-800-566-DISC fax: 916-567-1941 Catalog of new performances for PianoDisc system. Check also with local dealer.

PianoMania Music Publishing Richard and Nancy Riley 8300-D Sierra College Blvd. Roseville, CA 95661 tel: 916-791-8079 Catalog of new performances of Ragtime, Blues & Jazz, for Midi, Disklavier and others.

 [ Editor's Note:  E-mail address added from elsewhere in this digest

QRS Music Rolls, Inc. 1026 Niagara Street Buffalo, NY 14213 tel:  1-800-24ROLLS  or 716-885-4600 fax: 716-885-7510 e-mail:  QRSBUFFLO@AOL.COM AOL: via AOL (Music, The Studio, Tools of Trade, QRS) See also "Piano Disks" below. Catalog  "A Guide to QRS Pianomation MIDI Music Library," is selected titles from the main piano roll catalog.

Yamaha Piano Co. 6600 Orangethorpe Ave. Buena Park, CA 90620 tel: 714-522-9011 Catalog of new performances for Disklavier system.  Check also with local dealer.

MIDI SUPPLIES

Musician's Friend P.O. Box 4520 Medford, OR 97501 tel: 800-776-5173 tel: 541-772-5173 fax: 541-776-1370 Source of hard-to-find midi supplies

MUSIC BOX DISKS & CYLINDERS

Barry Johnson Music Box Company 2423-F Old Middlefield Way Mountain View, CA  94043 (415) 964-0685 Music box disks

Porter Music Box Co. Dwight G. Porter Randolph, VT tel: 802-728-9694 Copies of music box disks, many different sizes.

AUDIO

PianoMania Music Publishing Richard Riley 8300-D Sierra College Blvd. Roseville, CA 95661 tel: 916-791-8079 Catalog of CDs of Ragtime, Blues & Jazz made from Disklavier performances.

Marion Roehl Recordings 3533 Stratford Drive Vestal, NY 13850-2222 USA Tel: (607) 797-9062 Fax: (607) 797-2624 Tapes and Cds of player pianos,  music boxes, photoplayers, calliopes and band organs

BOOKS

The Player Piano Co. 704 East Douglas Wichita, KS  67202 Purchased most of the remaining book stock from Vestal Press

Rock Soup Bob and Ginny Billings 1518 Sunnyslope Ave. Belmont, CA 94002-3732 tel 415-593-4792 fax 4115-592-5722 Big 3-volume Rollography of QRS and Recordo rolls.

The Vestal Press P.O. Box 97 Vestal, NY 13851-0097 phone: (607) 797-4872 fax: (607) 797-4898 Books with history, illustrations, technicalities about all forms of automatic music instruments.  Also audio CDs & cassettes. Sold some stock to the Player Piano Company of Wichita, KS

SOCIETIES

AMICA International Mike Barnhart, Membership Sec'y 919 Lantern Glow Trail Dayton, OH 45431 AMICA = Automatic Musicial Instrument Collector's Association; many local chapters with regular meetings.

MBSI Frank Rider, Membership Chairman 1062 Alber St. Wabash, IN 46992 MBSI=Musical Box Society International


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