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A-roll Tunes Identified
By Rob DeLand

Jack,  I have a fair amount of A-roll data I'm slowly entering into a
database.  I have file cards started by Alan Lightcap, handed off to
Art Reblitz, and then to me a few years ago.  I completed the
Columbia/Capitol A roll catalog a few years ago and printed it for a
few friends, after which I located another dozen or so rolls.

Currently I'm entering Automatic A rolls from these cards and from
monthly bulletins located by Dick Howe a few years ago.  The Automatic
database has over 8000 entries, and I still have several thousand to
go!  Tonight I looked up the rolls you mentioned, and I found data on 2
of them.

Clark A-1172 ("Let Us Waltz" - An All-Waltz Program) consists of:

 1 Old Virginia Moon
 2 Evangeline
 3 All That I'm Asking Is Sympathy
 4 To Be Forgotten
 5 Wonderful You
 6 My Song Of The Nile
 7 How Am I To Know
 8 My Dear
 9 Dance Away The Night
10 Until The End

and Capitol A-2371 consists of:

 1 Sweet And Hot - One-Step
 2 Wabash Moon - Waltz
 3 When My Lover Is Gone - Fox Trot
 4 Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Fox Trot
 5 Listen To The Music Of A One Man Band - One-Step
 6 Dreamy Rocky Mountain Moon - Waltz
 7 Ya Gotta Love - One-Step
 8 I Surrender Dear - Fox Trot
 9 Star Dust - Fox Trot
10 Let's Get Friendly - Fox Trot

I didn't find anything on A-1910, but the last Clark number in my
listing is 1522, so your roll must be Automatic or Capitol; my guess
is Automatic, but a search on the dates of a few titles would help pin
it down relative to other known rolls in each series.

I also didn't find anything on A-1289.  I'm guessing it's Clark or
Automatic, but technically it could be Capitol as well.  I repeat the
comments above about guessing, and you can also tell a lot from the
perforations and tune styles.

Anyway, I hope the other Capitol titles match your recut.  I'm very
interested in locating other original coin rolls for my research,
and possibly for recutting.  If you (or anyone else) have any other
interesting rolls, especially originals, I'd be most interested in
hearing more about them!

Rob DeLand

(Message sent Fri 27 Feb 1998, 02:08:36 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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