Jody & Wolfgang Brommer,
I was recently cut off from my daily "FIX" of the MMD, (through no fault
of mine,) and was only recently re-connected. After re-connection, I
went back through the archive to get up to speed on the most recent past
"Mechanical Music Chatter." This is where I saw your listing your
> Seek: Edison Phonograph Recordings of Organ Music (2001.07.29 02)
> Dear Friends, I bought an Edison Phonograph and I will ask if anyone
> of you knows of recordings with organ-music? If so, can I buy some?
> Please let me know. Greetings from Waldkirch, organ building since
> Wolfgang Brommer, Orgelbaumeister -
> Master Organbuilder Jaeger & Brommer - German Organ Company
Knowing who you are (through Ron Bopp), and that you likely meant
"Street Organ Music," I thought I would respond with what I know on the
I have been working on a book I am calling, "Organ Grinder Graphics,"
and have been collecting items relating to the subject of Street Piano
and Street Hand Organ. I have collected several vintage recordings. But
I have found NO cylinders (Edison's) that are strictly "organ-music."
Below is a list of the vintage recordings I currently have in my
personal collection. (not for sale) Maybe other MMDers might have these
or others to sell. If other MMDers have recordings I don't have I too
Would like to know of them.
Street Piano Medley, By August Molinari, (Edison 2min. Cylinder # 9615,
August 1907. Fr E.P.M.
(A descriptive selection featuring a street piano or Hurdy Gurdy playing
"My Irish Rosie," "Arrah Wanna" and "Speed the Plow."
Pedro The Hand Organ Man, by Len Spencer, (Edison 2min. Cylinder #
9487) March 1907 (A familiar street scene in which a hand organ is one
of the features).
Pedro The Hand Organ Man, by Len Spencer & Steve Porter, (Columbia Disc
# A454) ca.1909
Street Piano Medley, By P. Molinari, (Columbia 2min. Indestructible
Cylinder # 1159)
Monkey Organ, (Major Records Disc # 5022 A&B) ca.1940s Side A - "Little
Piggie Went To Market," "Wearing the Green,"
"Il Trovatore," Polish Kracaviak. Side B - "Il Trovatore," Something
about a Soldier," "My Song of the Nile," Polish Kracaviak.
Street Piano Hurdy Gurdy, (Major Records Disc # 5014 A) ca.1940s Side A
- Million D' Arlequin (Drigo Serenade)
Songs Of Your Childhood Days, by Signor Hurdy Gurdy (Columbia Disc #
A2605) ca.1909 Street Piano w/Orchestra Accompaniment. Side 1 - Daisy
Bell," "Because," "When You Were Sweet Sixteen." Side 2 - "Just As The
Sun Went Down," "Mid The Green Field Of Virginia," "On The Banks Of The
Wabash Far Away."
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