by Dr. Bill Black

This series of monthly articles will feature information for collectors of recordings of Band Organs which were produced on vinyl 33 1/3 records years ago. Hopefully this information will be of value to those collectors by providing information about the record albums so they can search for them in old record stores etc.

This months record is "THE GREAT GAVIOLI". The record was produced by CAPITOL RECORDS around 1956. The album number is T10231. The subtitle of the album is "Hollands Most Famous Barrel Organ" . The record is part of the "Capitol of the World" series. It was recorded in Amsterdam and manufactured in the USA.

The back of the record jacket describes the organ as an 89 key Dutch Street Organ playing from cardboard book music. It was built in 1890 and restored by G. Perlee of Holland before the recording was produced.

The organ has about 550 pipes including:
Basses - 48
Accompaniment - 60
Violin - 264
Piccolo - 51
Trombone - 8
Baritone - 120
Metalophone - 17

The songs on the record album are:
Molto Vivace Mars
Hommerson Mars
Du Bist Mit Gold Nicht Zu Bezahlen
Gavioli Galop
Blaze Away
Waffen Ehre
Kornblumen Blau
Hoch-und Deutschmeister Mars
Da Kannst Du Nicht Ahnen
Hotel Bock
Im Hotel Zur Nachtigall
Polka Die Peruanerin