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Catch the Brass Ring
Various Artists
Catch the Brass Ring
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Classical
 
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Old-fashioned Merry-Go-Round music including favorites such as "The Beer Barrel Polka", "Bye-Bye Blackbird", "The Missouri Waltz" and 28 others.

      
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Old-fashioned Merry-Go-Round music including favorites such as "The Beer Barrel Polka", "Bye-Bye Blackbird", "The Missouri Waltz" and 28 others.

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A must-have for anyone who loves band organs!
M. L. Smith | Florida | 05/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the real thing,not some [poor],boring pipe organ imitation.You'll feel like you're really at the fair again when you listen to this CD!"
Saluting the Wurlitzer 165
Danielle Bennignus | 12/30/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It's a toughie reviewing this album - I don't know quite how to rate it for the everyday listener, seeing as how band organ music is definitely an acquired taste. However, that said, if you happen to be a band organ nut, you're in for a treat with this CD. It's about as good as it gets.

Kudos to Klavier records for making a recording of this wonderful Wurlitzer 165 band organ - it sounds like a dream, and has transferred relatively well to CD format. My only complaint is that the glockenspiel sounds rather abrasive, and gets really grating when recorded onto a cassette tape. Otherwise, the album is pristine.

The tunes featured are all classic band organ offerings, and the rolls used are in splendid shape. The organ's mechanism performs beautifully - whatever "prominent Midwestern collection", as the liner notes read, it comes from is taking very good care of it.

Basically, this, alongside its sister album "Catch Another Brass Ring", stands as an ideal representation of what a Wurlitzer 165 should sound like. Band organ lovers will adore it. The average Joe? Hard to say...but it's certainly worth a try."