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Tune Title - "Experience Unnecessary"
By Matthew Caulfield

"Experience Unnecessary" was issued in 1956 by B.A.B. as tune 9 on
ten-tune roll 043, the next-to-last of the 44 66-key rolls produced by
the company.  The composers are Shelley, Whitman, Peretti, and Creatore,
all unfamiliar names to me.  The music was published June 15, 1955.

Seeing the rave notices Marc Elbasani is getting for his new Cd, I popped
my check for $12 in the mail.  (Sheesh, never thought I'd pay to hear
B.A.B. tunes.)  If Marc's work is as good as everyone is saying, I'd love
to help him select and put together some of the really good, though
obscure, Wurlitzer tunes that haven't yet made it onto any CD's.  Marc
tells me that he likes "haunting" waltzes.  I'm going to send him a
selection of such waltzes with the intention of pointing him to
possibilities.  But I think a CD ought to contain a mixture of those with
good, rousing marches, rags, and a few catchy foxtrots -- something for
everyone.

I know the Malone band organ is a good one, though the one time I heard
it the bell register was playing continuously.  The organ is equipped
with add-on tracker bars so that it can play style 125 and 150 rolls, as
well as the 165 roll.  It is impressive how much better a 150 roll sounds
playing the larger organ.  Marc might consider, as a novelty, including a
150 tune or two on a future CD to show what that organ can get out of a
smaller roll.

Matthew Caulfield


(Message sent Sun 20 Sep 1998, 02:22:21 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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