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Unknown Wurlitzer 165 Song 6532-2 Identified
By Matthew Caulfield

Another example of Internet synergy!  Tim Trager has identified
the new unknown tune 15 on my Wurlitzer roll webpage
(http://wurlitzer-rolls.com/sounds.html) by using the words
to the song found on John Tuttle's great Player-Care page
(see http://www.player-care.com/ching-chong.html).

Although Frank Himpsl hasn't checked in yet with his verdict, other
tune identification gurus seem to agree with Tim that the tune is
Lee S. Roberts' 1917 not-very-politically-correct "Ching Chong."

I tried to get 100% confirmation from the sheet music posted on the
Levy Sheet Music website, which does list the song, but as luck would
have it, the sheet music posted there as the sheet music for "Ching
Chong"  is another song entirely, "Chinese Lullaby."  But Mark Chester
points out that, according to the MMD archives, Damon Atchision has a
piano roll of "Ching Chong," and Damon may be able to make the
positive confirmation of Tim's serendipitous find.

Matthew Caulfield

 [ It's the same "Ching Chong" as on the Connorized piano roll
 [ which I presented to Richard Tonnessen, to see if it would
 [ break his roll-copying perforator.  It's the noisiest piano
 [ roll I've ever heard!   -- Robbie


(Message sent Thu 5 Oct 2000, 19:46:15 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  165, 6532-2, Identified, Song, Unknown, Wurlitzer

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