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Unknown 65-note Rolls Perforated by Don Rand
By Brian Smith

Hi MMDers,  I have this big box of coin piano rolls that were
punched many years ago by Don Rand.  What I don't know is if he
used National music roll arrangements as the source.

National changer rolls are 12 inches wide but the rolls I have are
11.25 inches wide and punched 6-to-the-inch (65-note).  I actually
made a special spool to play them on my A-roll piano.  They sound
great, the arrangements are great.  They are mostly popular tunes
from the 'twenties.

Don did not put leader tabs on them, I think he said in case somebody
wanted to put on changer tabs.  I can't get hold of Don to get the
story on these.  I'm pretty sure they were National rolls recut by Don.

Does anybody know about these recuts?  They're still a mystery to me.

Brian Smith

 [ According to Bowers' Encyclopedia, the musical arrangements
 [ and music rolls played by instruments built by National Automatic
 [ Music Co. of Grand Rapids, Michigan, were supplied by both
 [ National and by Clark Music Rolls of Chicago.  -- Robbie

Am I Blue
A Stunner
Bye Bye Blues
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Eleven Thirty Saturday Night
I Ain't Got Nobody
If I could Be With You
I Still Get A Thrill
I'm Just A Vagabond Lover
In Hayti
I Love You So Much
I'm A Dreamer
Just A Little Closer/Doll Dance
Love Made A Gypsy Out Of Me
Lonely Troubadour
Little Things In Life
Million Dollar Baby
My Baby
Puttin' On The Ritz
Rampart St Blues
Shuffle Off To Buffalo
Sing You Sinners
Somebody Stole My Gal
Singin' In The Rain
Swiss Miss
Sweet Jennie Lee
Sunday Caroline
Two Tickets To Georgia
Tip Toe Through the Tulips
Under A Texas Moon
With You
Wedding Of The Painted Doll
You're Simply Delish
You Rascal You
You Call It Madness
42nd Street

(Message sent Mon 28 Dec 2009, 21:18:31 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  65-note, Don, Perforated, Rand, Rolls, Unknown

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