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Piano Roll "The Oceana Roll"
By Matthew Caulfield

Speaking of "The Oceana Roll," which Christine Robinson gave links to
several renditions of in the 16.07.19 MMD, I was captivated by Beatrice
Kay's performance of that song.  (How many people here remember that
famous vaudeville singer?)  You can hear her sing it today on YouTube: 

I immediately wanted to have the late Rich Olsen arrange it for me to
include on the next Wurlitzer 165 roll that I issued through Play-Rite
but, alas, Rich died before it could happen.  Then Mikey Mills did
include it on his roll 6860, along with another tune I suggested,
"Schneidige Truppe," by Julius Lehnhardt.

Still, it makes me sad to think of what some talented people could have
accomplished, but for the intervention of Fate.  So, CARPE DIEM!

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, New York

(Message sent Thu 21 Jul 2016, 14:47:34 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Oceana, Piano, Roll

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