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Wurlitzer 180 Tune Arranged for 165 Scale
By Matthew Caulfield

A few years ago someone on MMD was admiring the Wurlitzer 180 band
organ arrangement of "T'aint No Sin To Take Off Your Skin And Dance
Around In Your Bones" (by Walter Donaldson, 1929).   I sent my 180
[audio] recording of the tune to virtuoso arranger Rich Olsen in San
Diego, and in one hour he made a 165 arrangement of it -- all done
without sheet music!  Then another hour or so was used in adding
registration and percussion.

Rich observes, "Careful listening will reveal that each section [of
the 180 arrangement] is an exact duplicate note-wise of the like
section before it.  Only the drums, bells, and any register changes
differentiate the parts.  This indicates that [arranger John W.]
Tussing marked out only the relevant sections, and indicated what
to repeat, and how."

I am sending Rich's completed 165 arrangement to Robbie to add to
the MMD Sounds Gallery, if he will be so kind.   People need to hear
this arranger's talent!

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, New York

 [ Thanks, Matthew and Rich.  I'll place the song file at the
 [ MMD Sounds site,  -- Robbie

(Message sent Mon 8 Jan 2007, 15:57:08 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  165, 180, Arranged, Scale, Tune, Wurlitzer

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