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The King of Organs

The King of Organs

The New York Paramount Theatre's Wurlitzer truly deserves its distinction as "the king of organs." Besides the standard well-equipped battery of stops (flutes, clarinets, diapasons, strings, celesta, reed chorus, French horns, brass trumpets, vox-humanas), this incomparable machine is outfitted with an enormous percussion ensemble, including piano, a giant carillon, orchestral chimes, marimba harps, multiple xylophones, glockenspiel, snare drums and an entire octave of tuned tympani. Needless to say, this extraordinary array, played by Bill Floyd, offers ample possibilities for orchestrating popular tunes of the 1950s.

Track Listing

101
Anything Goes Bill Floyd 2:11
102
Have You Met Miss Jones? Bill Floyd 3:13
103
Blue Prelude Bill Floyd 3:21
104
Someone to Watch Over Me Bill Floyd 2:31
105
Swing Low Sweet Chariot/Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen Bill Floyd 5:36
201
I Married an Angel Bill Floyd 2:40
202
Body and Soul Bill Floyd 3:33
203
Birth of the Blues Bill Floyd 2:47
204
Fascinatin' Rhythm Bill Floyd 1:46
205
Spring Is Here Bill Floyd 2:15
206
Andalucia Bill Floyd 4:06

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