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Unknown Fair Organs & Tunes on Old Recordings
By Matthew Caulfield

Dave Wasson should be able to identify the tunes on his Trudy organ
and maybe also shed some light on where and when the recording was
made, if in fact all the organs were recorded at the same time.

Given the aggregation of organs and the fact that Trudy is among them,
I doubt the recording was ever made at Flushing Meadows or at any North
Tonawanda rally.  North Tonawanda has only recently been holding
rallies.  The purity of the snippets Robbie posted to the MMD Sounds
page suggests professional recording without crowd background noise or
noise from other organs, such as you would get at a rally.

The Flushing Meadows Bruder plays 87-key B.A.B. music (on one roll
frame, with Wurlitzer 165 on the other, although I don't know how long
ago that conversion was done).  If some of those selections are from
the Flushing Meadows Bruder, Larry Villano,  New Haven, CT (no email;
phone 203-777-6776), should be able to identify them, because they are
not Wurlitzer 165 tunes.

Elise Roenigk owns a nice Richter.  The organ playing might be hers,
and an email to the Roenigks (mroenigk@aol.com) might dig up some
information.

Dave Wasson was in California, associated with Mike Ames, but I heard
just last week that he has moved East, with Trudy, and is now in Ohio
or some state in that vicinity.  So I don't know whether the email
address I have for him (wasson@foxtail.com) is still good or not.

Matthew Caulfield (Irondequoit, N.Y.)

 [ David abandoned his Foxtail email address last spring and we've
 [ not heard from him since.  I understand that he's working at
 [ Organ Supply Inc. (OSI) in Erie, Pennsylvania.  -- Robbie


(Message sent Tue 24 Aug 2004, 17:21:02 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Fair, Old, Organs, Recordings, Tunes, Unknown

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