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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Wurlitzer/Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington, IL][decorative stamp]
Wurlitzer at the Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington, IL

[1927 Wurlitzer/Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ][decorative stamp]
1927 Wurlitzer at Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ

[<strong>2000 GoArt/Örgryte New Church, Göteburg, Sweden</strong>][decorative stamp]
2004 Kuhn at Philharmonie, Essen, Germany

[1998 Goll/Parish Church, Memingen, Germany][decorative stamp]
1998 Goll at the Parish Church, Memingen, Germany

Am I Blue?

…who knew that when wind blew through an organ’s pipes the results would be, among other things, ‘the blues’?

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1524 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1524 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

FRED FISHERBlue is the nightJim Riggs (1928 Wurlitzer/Paramount Theater, Oakland, CA) Melody Masters 107

W. C. HANDYSt. Louis BluesReginald Foort (1927 Wurlitzer/Landmark Theater, Richmond, VA) POP 134

TOOTS THIELMANSBlusetteSTEVE ALLEN:  Gravy WaltzDan Bellomy (1928 Wurlitzer/Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, NY) DBP 1993

MARVIN FISHERWhen sunny gets blueJelani Eddington (Wurlitzer/Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington, IL) RJE Productions 1571

JÜRGEN REHBERG:  Go Do Mo. JOHANN MATTHIAS MICHELLobe den HerrenHANS-MARTIN KIEFERDie ganze Welt hast du uns überlassen. –Philip Scriven (1884 Hill-2000 Harrison/Litchfield Cathedral, England) Regent 304 

JULIAN WACHNERBlueStephen Burns, trumpet; Julian Wachner (2003 Marshall & Ogletree/Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York, NY) Musica Omnia 0604

RICHARD RODGERSBlue RoomBob Salisbury (1929 Page/Casino Theatre, Avalon, CA) SCI 62093

GEORGE GERSHWINRhapsody in BlueJeremy Filsell, piano; Scott Dettra (Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/4/2012)

Hour 2

PHILIP BRAHAMLimehouse BluesDon Baker (1928 Wurlitzer/Senate Theatre, Detroit, MI) POP 137

RICHARD RODGERSBlue MoonCharlie Balogh (1927 Wurlitzer/Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ) ERB Enterprizes 110

FRED FISHERBlue is the nightBobby Hackett, cornet; John Seng (1928 Wurlitzer/Loderhose Studio, Long Island, NY) Sony Special Products 143727

CLIFF FRIENDHello, BluebirdHARRY AKSTAm I blue?  FRED FISHERDance of the Blue DanubeVincent Lopez, piano; Jim Riggs (1922 Wurlitzer/Little River Studio, Wichita, KS)

DAVE BRUBECKBlue Rondo a la TurkNathan Avakian (1939 Kimball/Cleveland High School, Portland, OR) Avakian 709

PETR EBENBlue Window, fr OknaReinhold Friedrich, trumpet; Iveta Apkalna (2004 Kuhn/Philharmonie, Essen, Germany) Phoenix Edition 143

BARBARA DENNERLEINHoly BluesBarbara Dennerlein (1998 Goll/Parish Church, Memingen, Germany) Bebab 250970

WALTER DONALDSONMy blue heavenJesse Crawford (1929 Wurlitzer/Paramount Studio, New York, NY) Piping Hot 2008

RAY HENDERSONSo BlueDonna Parker (1927 Wutlirzer/Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, AL) ALA 1783

PETER DeROSEDeep PurpleRalph Wolf, piano; Rob Richards (1929 Wurlitzer/Nethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, CA) Richards Production 1080

The next American Theatre Organ Society National Convention takes place July 2-7, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.  And Michael Barone will again host the annual Independence Day Concert at Washington National Cathedral (July 4, 11 a.m.); you are invited to attend, or listen to the live-stream online.

 

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