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