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"On The Beach" March Two-step by Fred Vokoun
By Craig Wiley

Ref.  On the Beach  unknown waltz

Just thought I'd jump into this discussion and add my two-cents worth
-- and ask a related question.

The referenced YouTube video and organ are mine.  When I acquired the
organ and four B.A.B. rolls a few years back, "On The Beach" (B.A.B.
roll #31) quickly became one of my favorites.  Like Matthew Caulfield,
I did an on-line search that revealed nothing.

I assumed the tune to be WW2 commemorative genre, as is "Remember Pearl
Harbor" found on other B.A.B. rolls; in fact the title itself sounds
like something straight out of the "Victory at Sea" musical score!  So
needless to say I've been quite pleased at how much information members
of the MMD community have been able to dig up.  Thank you!

And now I'd like to ask your assistance in solving a related mystery.
There's another tune on B.A.B. roll #31 labeled "Missouri Waltz" but
it's obviously not "the" Missouri Waltz many of us know. (Matthew
Caulfield speaks of "garbled B.A.B. tune titles.)

I just now published a short video excerpt on YouTube and I'd like to
know if any of you have ever heard this tune on another organ roll or
a record, sheet music, etc., and if so, what can you tell us about it? 

I've been just as curious about this waltz tune as "On The Beach" and
I'm hoping someone will have some information to share!

Craig Wiley
Polk, Ohio

 [ Matthew provided this list from the Ozzie Wurdeman files:
 [ B.A.B. 48-key roll 31 (1940):
 [ 1. Under The Double Eagle
 [ 2. Blue Danube Waltz
 [ 3. Washington Post March
 [ 4. Captain Willie [Brown]
 [ 5. Missouri Waltz
 [ 6. The Victory March
 [ 7. On The Beach
 [ 8. Rapaz [i.e. Repasz] Band
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Sat 17 Jan 2015, 02:51:12 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Beach, Fred, March, Two-step, Vokoun

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