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The "Winston Band Organ"
By Matthew Caulfield

Today I received an email from Lisa Falhstrom, who helps run the Glen
Echo (Maryland) Park carousel, asking about the "Winston Band Organ."
I do have a cassette transcription of the LP that was recorded from
that band organ, but I don't recall anything about the organ or its

Can anybody say what kind of organ it was, how the R.J. Reynolds
Tobacco Company got involved with it (to the extent of having someone
arrange a piece of roll or book music to play the melody of Winston
cigarette jingle "Winston tastes good, like a cigarette should," which
is heard several times on the recording between selections of music),
and where the organ is now?

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, New York

(Message sent Sun 4 Sep 2005, 23:23:49 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Band, Organ, Winston

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