Fellow listers, I have just returned from surgery and it will be sometime
before I can resume playing organ or listening to same. Very shortly I
will have to sell my music life, in a way, and it has been such a joy to
read and be with you on these lists.
I have had the most of this indexed, and am posting this on our lists
before it goes anywhere else. The index list is alphabetized and the
sheet music graded as "good" to "mint". There are today over 700 sheets
of music, over 100 theatre organ CDs, a Rodgers three-manual for $1800,
a Lester 7'8 piano which you may want to re-string, for $2000, and the
theatre organ records and CDs will be available for under $10 each. These
go back to Buddy Cole.
As it will be a long long time before I can even think of playing again,
and asking the permission of the web masters, I have to ask for about
$5.00 to mail you the lists privately, and keeping your names private
also. A close friend of mine will loan me use of his mail box as I am
not driving much to the post office, and he can deliver any mail from you
If you are interested in going back to 1845 in sheet music (yes, there are
some lithographs), and to the early 60's on recordings, please don't take
up bandwidth here on the list, but send your postage donation to
Backroom Piano, Post Office Box 1, Castleton, New York, 12033
The Rodgers organ, 3 manual 320, fruitwood, plex, 32 note AGO, bench etc,
and spare amp included at $2000, will require an output board and
amplifier, and can be done by an MITA specialist.
Baldwin 5 organ with 32-note pedal and bench at $250.
Lester grand piano, dull black case, and you may want to re-string the
bass re-string, also at $2000.
In case anyone wants to sell-buy-exchange I will hold off posting this for
awhile, so all of you can get a chance to "postage" me for the list.
I am only keeping one E. T. Paull litho and the 1845 two-step, as the
price of $200 is a bit steep. Please help me out, and be sure to write
soon, snail mail, to Backroom Piano. The postal-weight person says it
will take close to $5.00 to mail.
I have had a fax machine put in my home, but the list is quite long; you
could send a note if you are interested in the instruments.
Thanks so much for being on a list when someone needs you.
Most sincerely, Bill Ryan
[ Editor's note:
[ I'm saddened to hear about your surgery, Bill. Here's another outlet
[ -- a monthly newsletter -- for your sheet music collection:
[ "Remember That Song", Lois Cordrey, Editor
[ 5623 North 64th Avenue
[ Glendale, AZ 85301
[ tel: 602-931-2835
[ Lois knows all the big sheet music collectors, and also helps
[ individuals if they wish to run an auction list. Good luck!
[ -- Robbie