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Wurlitzer APP Rolls Unknown Tunes #2
By Jack M. Conway

Hi Group,  I am helping with the Wurlitzer Automatic Player Piano Roll
rollography that Terry Hathaway is compiling.  He is converting Julie
Porter's Excel spread sheet information to a relational database.

Terry kept finding "JC" notations in the Excel spreadsheet and asked
Julie what they meant.  She told him that she had asked me ["JC"] to
send all the APP information that I had.

Terry then contacted me and asked me to send the information to him
to help answer questions that he had about the Excel file.  I sent him
what I had sent Julie and then scoured my files for everything I could
find on APP rolls.  I have been sending Terry material for months and
I sent the last of it today.

In my collection of rolls I have four unidentified APP rolls: numbers
644, 750, 2666 and 20798.  Of course, none of them show up in the
database; maybe someday.  They can be heard at 

But I just now bought three more original Wurlitzer APP rolls without
labels (numbers 1670, 1675 and 1677) and I would ask again that you
give them a listen and see if you can identify or confirm the missing
titles in the new list at 

After seeing the phenomenal job that Terry has done, I would like to ask
anyone that has any 5- or 10-tune APP rolls in their collection to send
the roll numbers to me and I will let you known if the roll is not in
the database.  If it is information that is needed I would then ask
that you a scan of the label or copy of the information that is on the
label and send it to me.  I really enjoy helping to fill in the blanks.
The entire Wurlitzer APP database is on line at 

Jack M. Conway
Los Angeles, California, USA

(Message sent Sat 4 Apr 2015, 00:07:30 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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