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Piano Rolls Played by Percy Wenrich
By Robert Perry

Hi all,  Somewhere last year I read some promotional guff from
the Imperial Music Roll company in Chicago, dated 1919, which had
a statement to the effect of "Well-known songwriter Percy Wenrich
recently visited our studios to record a roll of his new song,
'How Are You Going To Wet Your Whistle (When The Whole Darn Town
Goes Dry)'".

Seems to me this would be a very important roll from an historical
context, since Wenrich isn't known to have made any other rolls.
Does anyone have this roll in their collection?  I have a feeling the
press release stated it was a duet with Charley Straight or Roy Bargy.

Robert Perry
New Zealand

 [ At
 [   How Are You Going To Wet Your Whistle (When The Whole Darn World
 [   Goes Dry) 1919, Music by: Percy Wenrich, Lyrics by: Francis Byrne,
 [   Frank McIntyre
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Wed 28 Jun 2006, 11:29:28 GMT, from time zone GMT+1200.)

Key Words in Subject:  Percy, Piano, Played, Rolls, Wenrich

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