Lately I'm chronically late in reading my MMD digests, but I want
to add my favorite band organ recordings to the one reply that Tommy
Forney got to his request for opinions.
The earlier reply mentioned the Steenput organ, which is a fine one,
though not my favorite since I don't care that much for the Dutch
One of my favorites is Elise and Marty Roenigk's Richter, which can
be heard at most MBSI Mid-America band organ rallies as well as on a
cassette tape (R-78 may be its number) sold by Bill Black's Carrousel
Music, Chambersburg, Pa. The organ is well balanced and plays some
really well-arranged music books (by Carl Frei, A. Schollaert, and
other top-notch arrangers of bygone days, I suspect).
Then there is my own personal recording of roll 6535-A from the Glen
Echo Wurlitzer 165. That roll on that organ is, for me, an unbeatable
combination. But there is no accounting for taste (as the lady said,
kissing the cow).