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Best of Wurlitzer Organ
Best of the Wurlitzer Organ
Best of Wurlitzer Organ
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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The dually pontific and whimsical sound of the Wurlitzer pipe organ, once the staple accompaniment music in dance halls and movie houses in the early and middle parts of the 20th century, has declined over the years with t...  more »

      
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All Artists: Best of the Wurlitzer Organ
Title: Best of Wurlitzer Organ
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Delta
Release Date: 3/26/1996
Genres: Pop, Classical
Style: Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 018111261326

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The dually pontific and whimsical sound of the Wurlitzer pipe organ, once the staple accompaniment music in dance halls and movie houses in the early and middle parts of the 20th century, has declined over the years with the rise of recorded music. This contemporary recording of the massive, melodious instrument features a selection of delightful and intelligently chosen renderings of popular songs and music from the era when the Wurlizter was king. Dominated by stylish medleys, the disc is both giddily cheerful (the Smile medley features "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile," "Smile, Darn Ya, Smile," and "Smiling Through") and sweepingly heartfelt (for example, the medley featuring a brings-tears-to-your-eyes rendition of "Cherokee"). Individual selections "Buffon" and "Kitten on the Keys," two songs intended for keyboard, are especially appropriate on the Wurlitzer organ for their crazy pace and maniacal use of chimes and bells. Rounding out the selections are several classical pieces that resound and fill with life--including Mozart's "Rondo Alla Turce" and Arendo's "Eleonora." The only disappointing selection on the entire disc is Satie's incongruous "Gymnopedie No. 1," which sounds melancholy and slow among the other selections. --Bryony Angell

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A varied selection of popular songs for pipe organ fans
11/26/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This album contains songs ranging from old standards to hymns, all displaying the versatility that the Wurlitzer pipe organ is famous for.While some songs are dated, the selections are popular enough that almost anyone who loves organs will readily recognize."