PipeChat Digest #1650 - Tuesday, November 7, 2000

 

Re: Fw: Fw: EM Skinner replacement

  by <KurtvonS@aol.com>

Re: Fw: Fw: EM Skinner replacement

  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>

Re: Fw: Fw: EM Skinner replacement

  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>

"EMS II", was "Old Skinner to be replaced?"

  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>

Re: Fw: Fw: EM Skinner replacement

  by <KurtvonS@aol.com>

 


(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Fw: EM Skinner replacement From: <KurtvonS@aol.com> Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 00:39:12 EST     --part1_62.8c7db80.2738ef80_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 11/6/00 10:41:21 PM Central Standard Time, desertbob@rglobal.net writes:     > What does > stick in my craw, however, was the wrecking of the RCMH "Kimballitzer" = into > a "real" WURRRRRRLitzer spec. Seems the "Trendy Wendies" got their = hands > on it, eh, what! > >   Dear Deserted Bob;   The RCMH Kimball spec remains intact after the replacement of the relays = with Peterson ststems. The only change was the addition of Tibia mutations on = a lower right rail; not even displacing the tabs on the main one. Couplers = were also added below those, but the main stoprails and the original spec. were =   NOT disturbed.   KvS   --part1_62.8c7db80.2738ef80_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated 11/6/00 = 10:41:21 PM Central Standard Time, <BR>desertbob@rglobal.net writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">What does <BR>stick in my craw, however, was the wrecking of the RCMH "Kimballitzer" = into <BR>a "real" WURRRRRRLitzer spec. &nbsp;Seems the "Trendy Wendies" got = their hands <BR>on it, eh, what! <BR> <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>Dear Deserted Bob; <BR> <BR>The RCMH Kimball spec remains intact after the replacement of the = relays with <BR>Peterson ststems. &nbsp;The only change was the addition = of Tibia mutations on a <BR>lower right rail; not even displacing the tabs = on the main one. Couplers were <BR>also added below those, but the main = stoprails and the original spec. were <BR>NOT disturbed. <BR> <BR>KvS</FONT></HTML>   --part1_62.8c7db80.2738ef80_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Fw: EM Skinner replacement From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2000 02:14:33 -0500       Bob Scarborough wrote:   > At 10:15 PM 11/6/2000 -0500, you wrote: > >Don Baker played pizza in Tampa in the '70s. He *hated* it. I can't = blame > >him after years at the NY Brooklyn Paramount!<snip> > > Who WOULDN'T hate "pizza"?   Since I also played at J Burns Pizza and Pipes in Tampa (1977-1981) I'm = going to throw in my 2 cents worth as well.   Don Baker didn't like playing at the pizza shop and wasn't afraid to say = he didn't like it. He also mandated that the other organists NOT remain = after their shift was over for fear of one of us copying his arrangements and registrations. Don also made sure that he played the majority of the = hours for the first month of business.   I was lucky enough to have the privelege of playing the first notes from = the console in Tampa with nothing more than the Xylophone and Glockenspiel connected, it didn't sound like a lot but that particular piece of music = (Joy) became one of my signature tunes while I was there. It's also one of the reasons that I stayed w/J Burns for almost 8 years. (I played for another = 4 in Winter Haven [3/15 Wurli/Morton]).   Someplace in my files I have recordings of Don Baker and myself at the = Tampa shop (if my ex-wife hasn't destroyed all of my R2R tapes) as well as = recordings of the Winter Haven organ as well.   In reply to Mr. Scarborough's remark about who wouldn't hate "PIZZA"? , I = will most definitely reply : NOT I!!!!!   Tom Hoehn, who's still trying to get back into playing on a regular = basis.....          
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Fw: EM Skinner replacement From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 23:19:14 -0800   At 12:39 AM 11/7/2000 -0500, you wrote: The RCMH Kimball spec remains intact after the replacement of the relays = with >Peterson ststems. The only change was the addition of Tibia mutations on = a >lower right rail; not even displacing the tabs on the main one. Couplers = were >also added below those, but the main stoprails and the original spec. = were >NOT disturbed.<snip>   AHA! So, MORE unfounded rumor in the organ world! I can't believe it...that NEVER happens, does it?   Hats off to Kurt for FINALLY coming up with the straight scoop about the Mighty Kimballitzer! "After all, it is a REAL PIPE organ!" --E. Power = Biggs.   DeserTeDBoB    
(back) Subject: "EMS II", was "Old Skinner to be replaced?" From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 23:28:36 -0800   At 12:26 AM 11/7/2000 -0500, you wrote: >I played a wonderful 1927 E.M. Skinner for over four years >at a Christian Science Church in Syracuse. These instruments are just >irreplaceable!<snip>   I'd venture to say that the aforementioned Syracuse Skinner is NOT representative of his earlier, less well-reasoned work. I've found that Skinner's post-English-tour output was probably the best of the American "orchestral" school, but much of the earlier work to be severely lacking = in many areas. From what I can gather from first hand and history, Skinner's =   mechanical perfections, including his designs for copious, reliably stable =   wind, predated his best tonal efforts. Fitting that the same name (sans the man behind it) should introduce the next, successful school of building, indeed incorporating some of the nice, frothy stuff of EMS's = work in it.   What has interested me, but is unaccessible out here, is EMS's work AFTER being tossed by GDH in the new, merged company. I understand he was building well into the '40s, but haven't really got a clue as to where he went tonally, nor have I heard any "EMS II" instruments. Anyone care to sally forth?   DeserTBoB ....now not "deserted".    
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Fw: EM Skinner replacement From: <KurtvonS@aol.com> Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 03:09:19 EST     --part1_b2.cbfe2ea.273912af_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 11/7/00 1:43:02 AM Central Standard Time, desertbob@rglobal.net writes:     > straight scoop about the > Mighty Kimballitzer! "After all, it is a REAL PIPE organ!" --E. Power > Biggs. > >   Actually, it's a lovely and complete instrument. It's a real pity that = it's never heard to advantage.   --part1_b2.cbfe2ea.273912af_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated 11/7/00 = 1:43:02 AM Central Standard Time, <BR>desertbob@rglobal.net writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">straight scoop = about the <BR>Mighty Kimballitzer! &nbsp;"After all, it is a REAL PIPE organ!" = &nbsp;--E. Power <BR>Biggs. <BR> <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>Actually, it's a lovely and complete instrument. &nbsp;It's a real = pity that it's <BR>never heard to advantage.</FONT></HTML>   --part1_b2.cbfe2ea.273912af_boundary--