PipeChat Digest #1573 - Friday, August 25, 2000
 
Re: how to start a Hammond organ
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: how to start a Hammond organ
  by "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com>
Re: Organ pianos
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: how to start a Hammond organ
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Moller opus list
  by "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com>
Re: Moller opus list
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: Moller opus list(REPLY)OHS/Allen
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Moller opus list
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: PianoDisc
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: how to start a Hammond organ From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 17:29:14   At 07:12 PM 8/24/2000 -0500, you wrote: >One great American Tragedy was the replacement of Merry GO Round Band >organs with recorded music...none other than Ken Griffen records. = Certainly >took part of the fun of the ride in not seeing the band organ with its >pipes, drums and glock.<snip>   Ah, but one's still alive at Disneyland! I remember growing up in Riverside, CA, where there was a small amusement park at the city's large public park, Fairmont. They had a non-distinguished carousel there under = a large Butler building (the building still stands as a storage shed), but = by golly, it had a Wurlitzer in it! Years laters, before the rides were all removed, I'd go down there and help keep it in shape and tune, trying to defray expenses, as city parks and rec management wanted to replace it = with Griffinesque recorded drivel should it cost anything to keep the organ in repair. They were the heart and soul of the carousel, indeed. The Wurlie kept serenading park patrons right up to the end, but I never did find out what happened to it. I would think that listening to Ken Griffin on a Hammond while on a moving carousel horse would guarantee nausea!   "Why can't you be trooooooooooooooooooooooooo, deeeeear..." <urp!>   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: how to start a Hammond organ From: "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com> Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 21:10:10 -0400   At 01:47 PM 24/8/00 +0000, Bawb wrote: > >Must be our Dutch(organ) touch<snip> >Oh, here we go...AD, HELP ME! <entering stage right dressed in kevlar/teflon blend pantsuit = from the fall 2000 collection of Ad-Min Wear> Yes SIR, db, sir!   <tapping monitor several times with trackball> If I could have your attention, please! If you haven't already done so, please take the opportunity change into riot gear, ensure your seat is locked in the upright position, and fasten your seatbelt. Viewer discretion is advised. Listener discretion even more so. Associated wavs not reccommended for those with heart disease, perfect pitch, or good taste.   >Visit the #pipechat IRC chatroom one Monday or Friday night for THE >definitive sound bite from the Dutch Craft Organs promo video! Please ensure animals, children, and spouses are not within hearing range. Keep sharp objects out of reach. Low speaker volume reccommended. Not responsible for loss, damage, suffering, or spousal complaints.   (Note to Bud: when're you gonna show up in #pipechat?? I have a =   feeling you'd fit right in with the ongoing nuttiness. ;->)   Have fun! Ad ;->    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ pianos From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 20:46:36 -0500   Marantz made a piano-player add-on in the 70s. I installed many of them.   Their deal was- a selonoid under each key, all mounted on an aluminum = frame under the keydesk. Circuit boards everywhere and a coded cassette tape ran the whole works. Kinda like a DuoArt without the music rolls.   There are still some of those things floating around, and I imagine a MIDI could be finagled into this unit.   Rick      
(back) Subject: Re: how to start a Hammond organ From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 20:57:56 -0500   Virgil Fox, George Wright, Jesse Crawford, Ethel Smith, Jerry Burke............*and*.......... Bob Ralston played Hammonds.   BTW- Melgaard dropped an 'a' in his last name. Danes can do that, I = guess.   Rick      
(back) Subject: Re: Moller opus list From: "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com> Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 23:09:27 -0400   At 08:08 PM 8/24/00 -0400, Ron Severin wrote: >Hi Bud: > >I believe all the Moller stuff was bought by Wicks Organ Co. At least = they >bought the name. The paper materials may actually be in the OHS library.   Here an hour or so from the motherlode of Mollers, we heard that Allen purchased the pitiful remnants of Moller, including the trade secrets. I remember wondering at the time, they were worth money?! I also remember wondering if this might violate the Sherman Act in some way, since it looked like a takeover of most of the cheap organ market, but if Moller = had been a major player at that point they wouldn't have gone belly-up.   Evie    
(back) Subject: Re: Moller opus list From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 22:52:27 -0500       RonSeverin@aol.com wrote:   > Hi Bud: > > I believe all the Moller stuff was bought by Wicks Organ Co. At least = they > bought the name. The paper materials may actually be in the OHS library.   Actually, Moeller was bought by Allen....   ns    
(back) Subject: Re: Moller opus list(REPLY)OHS/Allen From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 00:36:16 EDT   Hi Roy:   Thanks for straightening that out, I at least got it half right about OHS. =   Sorry I appologise to Wicks, it was Allen that bought the name. There are so = many changes happening in the industry, sometimes it's hard to remember it all = off the top of the head, and that's what I did I guess. It's an innocent mistake. Wicks just stuck in my mind.   Regards,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: Moller opus list From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 00:49:57 EDT   Hi Bob:   I'm glad you're there, you were 100% right again. I wrote an appology to Wicks. but OHS does have most of the paper records in their library. I don't know = why Wicks stuck in the old bean. Old age I guess.   Thanks,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: PianoDisc From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 02:42:42 EDT   Hi Paul:   Your explaination was very complete and understandable. Now I know what a PianoDisc is. Thanks so much!   Ron