PipeChat Digest #4357 - Tuesday, March 9, 2004
 
Re: Ye Olde Pizza Joynt
  by "Vern Jones" <soundres@foothill.net>
Organ Donors
  by "Ken" <mewzishn@optonline.net>
Re: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
  by "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Ye Olde Pizza Joynt From: "Vern Jones" <soundres@foothill.net> Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 22:08:47 -0800   I have two of the albums as well. "Gangbusters and Lollypops" and the = Christmas album. It was lots of fun.   Vern     Mark & Cinda Towne wrote: > > I too spent many nights there. You were pretty much guaranteed getting = many > of the same pieces and routines from Bill. Some of those he recorded on = the > "Gangbusters and Lollypops" album, notably what we always called the > "Circus" medley...it was known as "Uncle Bill's Wild West Show". That > number always featured the exposed 16' Tibia (for the elephants) and = during > "Chatanooga Choo-Choo". People seated just in front of the mouths of = CCC, > DDD, etc. got quite a good blast of air. > The circus medley, in later years, featured a toy monkey banging cymbals = to > the Mickey Mouse Club Theme. > > I have two of his four albums. I am trying to find the Christmas LP = titled > "I'll be home for Christmas"...so far no luck. > > We had a short-lived "Pizza and Pipes" venue called Roxy's here in = Vegas. > It was at the former Maloof casino, The Fiesta. Station Casinos bought = it > about three years ago and closed the restaurant shortly after. Last = year, > the organ was removed and sold for parts. > > Mark S. Towne > Sub-Dean, Southern Nevada Chapter, AGO > > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > Vern Jones > Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 6:08 PM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: Ye Olde Pizza Joynt > > I spent many hours in the Old Pizza Joint listening to Bill Langford at = the > Wurli. > > In addition to the Tibias by the door, many of the percussions were = mounted > to the > ceiling. The toy counter was in the listening room, as well as a Grand = piano > and Calliope > pipes. I may have left a couple of instruments out. If it wasn't in the > swell box, then it > was in the listening area, and subject to fire, water and smoke damage. = I > surely hope that > it is restored, as it was a pleasure to listen to, and real close to = home at > the time. > > Vern > > "rusczyk@ix.netcom.com" wrote: > > > > Sounds like much confusion here. The "Joint" > > never had plexiglass shades, only two smaller > > sets of regular Wurlitzer shades with a viewing > > window between them. Also the only pipes outside > > the chamber (in the listening area) were the 12 > > bottom notes of the Tibia (16 foot octave) on > > the south wall to the west of the entry door as > > noted below. > > > > Original Message: > > ----------------- > > From: Mark & Cinda Towne mstowne@concentric.net > > Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 14:34:51 -0800 > > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > > Subject: Ye Olde Pizza Joynt > > > > The plexigalss shades must be a fairly recent addition. My memory is > > syanding in front of the wooden shades with the tall glass window in = the > > center to see inside the chamber...limited side to side vision. Are = we > sure > > that there is an unenclosed 32'? I know that there were the bottom 12 = of > > the 16' Tibia against the south wall of the restaurant by the parking = lot > > door. > > > > Glad to know that restoration is in the works. > > > > Ye Olde Pizza Joynt was my introduction to the pipe organ in 1963! > > > > Mark S. Towne > > Sub-Dean, Southern Nevada Chapter > > American Guild of Organists > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > > Jan Nijhuis > > Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 12:52 AM > > To: PipeChat > > Subject: Re: organ as weapon/Disney > > > > For your fun and colors, you may need to go to the Organ Stop Pizza in > Mesa, > > AZ. They use the painted 32' Diaphone as a colorful "calling card" > viewable > > from the street in a glass enclosure at the front of the building. The > pipes > > can be seen at http://www.organstoppizza.com/welcome.htm, though a > > night-time picture would make them "pop" more. (Cobbled-together 4/65+ > > Wurlitzer.) > > > > The fries may have to wait, but anchovies might bring about the = requisite > > salt intake. > > > > Anyone else know of such examples. > > > > Ye Olde Pizza Joynt in Hayward, CA, (Don Thompson's old haunt) just = put > > every pipe behind plexi-glass swell shades, and suspended the = percussions > > from the ceiling (Ok, there was a 32' scale scattered about the = restaurant > > too. Sadly the Joynt burned-out a while back. They organ is in = restoration > > as the owners are activily searching for a new console as they = rebuild. > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "james nerstheimer" <enigma1685@hotmail.com> > > Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 20:23:43 -0600 > > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > > Subject: organ as weapon/Disney > > > > > Colin wrote: > > > > > Disney Hall does look like just pain fun! If it were me, I'd have = used > > just > > > a bit more tin in the case though and had the wooden pipes painted = in > > bright > > > primary colours, and added a large mobile full of notes and symbols > which > > > would give a cartoonish effect of music emerging from the = instrument. > > > > > > It's strange, every time I see that instrument I get this odd = craving > for > > > something with french fries. > > > > -- > > Jan Nijhuis > > nijhuis@email.com > > > > -- > > ___________________________________________________________ > > Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com > > http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm > > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > > > > -------------------------------------------------------------------- > > mail2web - Check your email from the web at > > http://mail2web.com/ . > > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Organ Donors From: "Ken" <mewzishn@optonline.net> Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 01:28:08 -0500   The cosmopolitan donors of the organ, according to the information at the L.A. Philharmonic web site, are the Toyota company, as a gift to the people of Los Angeles. Thank heavens they did not try exercise some control on the design: whitewall tires and chrome wheels, while attractive in their own right, would be out of place. In colder climes a heated bench and mirrors might have come in handy, though.   By the way, references to "Disney sites" or the "Disney organization" are meaningless in this discussion. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is owned by the County of Los Angeles, and administered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Referring to it ever as being somehow connected, outside perhaps some donations, to the company founded by Mr. Disney is akin to referring to the "Fisher organization" instead of the New York Philharmonic or the Lincoln Center administrations. Or does calling it Lincoln Center somehow imply involvement of Ford Motors, or a presidential P.A.C.   Kenneth L. Sybesma Choirmaster and Organist Church of the Advent, Westbury NY Temple Organist & Director of Children's Music Temple Or Elohim, Jericho NY    
(back) Subject: Re: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue From: "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk> Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 08:37:51 -0000   Thanks for the replies. It seems that no organ arrangement of the Spitfire Fugue exists. I don't think I am up to playing it straight from the orchestral score.   However, a spot of DIY arranging, purely for my own amusement of course, seems to be indicated.   Bruce Miles   website - http://www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk/index.html   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 4:27 AM Subject: Re: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue     > Since no one else has stepped in here, I'll venture that the fugue has never > been transcribed for organ. I've checked Henderson and Beckmann; they = list > the prelude only, which is all I have. Now that I've thrown down the > gauntlet, let's see if anyone comes forth. > > Robert Lind > > ----- Original Message ----- > Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 3:48 AM > > > I have the organ arrangement of William Walton's Spitfire Prelude - is > > anyone aware of an organ arrangement of the Fugue ? It could be fun to > play. > > > > Bruce Miles > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > > >