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Unknown Fair Organs & Tunes on Old Recordings
By Hans van Oost

#05: March Im Zigeunerlager [In the Gypsy Camp], comp. Max Oscheit,
Belgian or French fairground organ, maybe a big Limonaire or Gavioli.

#12: Lunapark Marsch is a Carl Frei composition; the organ is not
a Ruth, maybe a Bruder.

#13: Most probably the 90-key Hooghuys organ from the Utrecht museum
(listen to the vox humana voice!)

#21: This fine fox-trot is called "Sonnenblumen" (sunflowers) and was
composed by Eysoldt.  The organ playing is a Ruth style 39, one of the
two ever made; 96-keyless and completely chromatic.  This organ is now
owned by Mr. Wenzler of Switzerland.  The recording is from about 1975.

#22: A Ruth style 38 for sure.

Hans van Oost

 [ Related information on tune #21:
 [ Eysoldt, Leo; born 10 November 1879; conductor & composer
 [ Eysoldt, Leo: "Sunflower", piano solo
 [   Repertoire list of the German cafe trio "Expressivo" :
 [ "Sunflower" (Shimmy), by L. Eysoldt
 [ "Sunflower maid", by L. Eysoldt and S. R. Henry, arr. for orchestra
 [     by W. C. Polla; New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, c1923.
 [  Cameo records 1922-1924
 [ "Sunflower Maid" (no composer credited), recorded 29 July 1923
 [     by William Robyn, Cameo matrix 0588-F
 [ "My Sunflower Maid", by Smith-Wheeler-Eysoldt, rec'd 23 January 1923
 [     by Arthur Lange & His Orchestra, Cameo matrix 0404-B
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Tue 24 Aug 2004, 22:47:57 GMT, from time zone GMT+0200.)

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