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Unknown Wurlitzer 150 Music Roll is No. 13425
By Matthew Caulfield

The roll Michael McNamara is asking about sounds like roll 13425,
titled "World War I Special."  It was issued by Play-Rite and sold
by Ray Siou and must certainly be a post World War Two composite.
(Nobody referred to the Great War or the European War as "World War I"
until after World War 2 gave us that wonderful numbering.  Let's hope
there is never a World War 3.)

Other reasons for knowing it is a composite are its late roll number
and the presence of 12 tunes, a number which Wurlitzer never used on
band organ rolls.

Anyway, the tunes on that roll are

 1. Over There
 2. Let The Rest Of The World Go By
 3. After You've Gone
 4. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
 5. Oh Helen
 6. Over The Top
 7. Taxi
 8. Jazz Babies' Ball
 9. How 'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm (After They've Seen Paree)
10. Johnny's In Town
11. Till We Meet Again
12. When The Harvest Moon Is Shining

These titles are transcribed here in haste.  For perfect accuracy, plus
composer names, dates of composition, and the original rolls from which
the tunes came, see my online 150 roll catalog, which -- though I
haven't made much progress on it in the past month or so -- is up to
the 13140's, rolls of the mid-1920's, and hence should list all these
WW I tunes.

Matthew Caulfield (Irondequoit, N.Y.)


(Message sent Sat 28 Jun 2003, 13:25:46 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  13425, 150, is, Music, No, Roll, Unknown, Wurlitzer

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