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Filmusic Roll Artist Chauncey Haines
By Cecil Dover

My first job after art school was working for Barker Brothers,
a mega furniture store in downtown Los Angeles.  The store had
a grand, 3-story entrance lobby complete with a pipe organ.

Presiding over the daily noon time concerts was non other than
organist Chauncey Haines.  I always went down to the lobby to listen
to the organ but, to my undeveloped ear, listening to Mr. Haines
was pure torture -- his playing style reminded me of chickens
clucking around their pen pecking at pebbles.

Dear old Chauncey also played an electronic organ for the first years
of the traditional all-day Christmas Eve television program broadcast
from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Los Angeles Music Center.

I never knew that he had recorded piano rolls or I probably would
have pestered him to death.

Cecil Dover
Los Angeles


(Message sent Wed 22 Apr 2015, 22:23:30 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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