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Piano Rolls Arranged by W. C. O'Hare
By Frank Himpsl

Dear Sue,  I saw Karl Ellison's note in 990705 MMD concerning
roll arrangements by Wm. Christopher O'Hare, and wanted to forward
to you the limited information which I have.

I've always admired O'Hare's tunes, in particular his cakewalks
such as "Plantation Pastimes" and "Levee Revels," which are among
the finest composed in the idiom.   I'm copying this note to Karl and
to MMD as well for general information to others interested in these
roll arrangements.

The following rolls are inscribed "arranged by W.C. O'Hare" on the
label.  Each is a lengthy medley roll, the individual selections of
which are listed in order of appearance within the medley.

Connorized 1510   "The King Medley Overture" -- 88-note roll

 1.  Down Where The Big Bananas Grow
 2.  Where The River Shannon Flows
 3.  Come Be My Sunshine
 4.  You Don't Know How Much You Have To Know
 5.  Just For A Girl
 6.  Shaky Eyes - Coon Song
 7.  In The Garden Of My Heart
 8.  I Trust My Husband Anywhere, But I Like To Stick Around
 9.  Temptation Rag (Henry Lodge)
10.  Daddy Was A Grand Old Man

Angelus 45663   "The Leader Medley Overture"  -- 65-note roll

 1.  All's Fair In Love And War
 2.  Just For Tonight
 3.  I've Got To Go Now, 'Cause I Think It's Goin' To Rain
 4.  Follow The Crowd On A Sunday
 5.  I'm On The Water Wagon Now
 6.  My Little Love Bird
 7.  Because You Were An Old Sweetheart Of Mine
 8.  Coonville Cullud Band

Angelus 45724   "The Star Medley Overture" -- 65-note roll

 1.   Listen To The Big Brass Band
 2.  In Dreamland, In Dreamland
 3.  Kate Kearney
 4.  If I Should
 5.  In A Birch Canoe
 6.  You're The Flower Of My Heart, Sweet Adeline
 7.  Good Bye, Little Girl, Good Bye

Themodist Metrostyle 79793   "Madame Sherry Selections"
-- 88-note roll -- operetta composed by Karl Hoschna

 1.  Theophilus
 2.  I'll Build For You A Little Nest
 3.  Birth Of The Butterfly
 4.  Birth Of Passion
 5.  Uncle Says I Mustn't
 6.  The Smile She Means For You
 7.  Every Little Movement (Has A Meaning Of Its Own)
 8.  To Say Good Bye

All Best,

Frank Himpsl

(Message sent Fri 9 Jul 1999, 03:42:58 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Arranged, C, O'Hare, Piano, Rolls, W

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