'A' Rolls Arranged for Single Strike Xylophone
By Stephen Kent Goodman
Art Reblitz wrote in 010131 MMDigest:
> ... Ray Siou used to advertise recuts of
> original A rolls with "special xylophone arrangements" which might
> lead you to believe that they had 4X-type xylophone parts. They don't.
> The only difference is the label. I have over 600 ten-tune A, G and 4X
> rolls, and I've never seen an A roll with the 4X-style arranging.
I have owned several 'A' rolls with 4x-style arranging, usually called
"Xylophobia" or "Xylo Madness" or some type of fanciful xylophone name.
One original I recall began with "Thinking of You" and ended with
They are rare -- probably cut for the Seeburg styles K & E instruments
with single-strike beaters -- but nevertheless they do exist. Don Rand
will also verify this.
S. K. Goodman
(Message sent Thu 1 Feb 2001, 18:03:17 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)