BAND ORGAN VINYL RECORDINGS COLLECTORS CORNER - Part 7
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 CIRCUS WORLD MUSEUM WURLITZER BAND ORGAN" Volume 2.
The record was produced by CUCA Records. The album number is KS-3060. It was recorded at Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin and manufactured in the USA. It was produced by R.L.P. Co., Baraboo, Wisconsin.
The organ featured on the recording is a Wurlitzer Style 165 band organ. This organ is one of two 165 band organs still available for public viewing. There are 10 surviving 165 organs today. The other 8 are in private collections.
Wurlitzer described it in their literature as: "For largest type stationary Carouselles, Roller Coasters and other Park Installations. Used with great success in Park Pavilions."
The instrumentation includes:
BASSES - 6 eight-foot Stopped Pipes; 6 eight-foot Open Pipes: 6 Wood Trombones.
ACCOMPANIMENT - 10 Stopped Pipes; 10 Open Pipes.
MELODY - 14 Wood Trumpets; 14 Wood Bassoons; 14 Wood Viola Pipes; 22 Flute Pipes; 22 Piccolo Pipes, 22 Flageolet Pipes; 22 Open Piccolos, 22 Loud Violin; 22 Soft Violin; 22 Bells.
TRAPS - Bass Drum; Cymbal; Crash Cymbal; Triangle; Snare Drum; Castanets. Automatic Swell Shutters, Duplex Tracker Frame.
AUTOMATIC STOPS - 1 for Trombone; 1 for Trumpet; 1 for Bells; 1 for Flute and Piccolo; 1 for Flageolet and Open Piccolo; 1 for Loud Violin; 1 for Soft Violin.
The recording uses tunes from roll #6671 and #6674.:
- American Patrol
- Royal Trumpeters
- Lights Out
- Ben Hur Chariot Race
- Liberty Bell
- Boston Commandry
- Skaters Waltz
- Tesoro Mio
- King of the Air
- Wedding of the Winds