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Wurlitzer 165 Band Organ Rolls

These Wurlitzer 165 band organ rolls are newly arranged by top quality arrangers, perforated by PlayRite Music, boxed and labeled professionally.  All ready to ship.  $85 each plus $5 shipping, unless otherwise noted. 

 

Paypal to wurlitzer165@comcast.net or check to Glenn Thomas, 165 Kildee Rd., Belle Mead, NJ 08502.  Limited quantities!.  More information at:  wurlitzer165@comcast.net

Recordings of These Rolls!

Get recordings of any of these rolls from restored Wurlitzer 165 band organ #3629 (ex Lincoln Park, CA) on an SD card playable on your computer, music system, AMICA convention table favor, or car equipped with SD player.  

 

Choose the roll(s) you want.  Price is $15 for first roll, $10 for each additional roll recorded on same SD card, MP3 format.  Postpaid.  Complete rolls only, individual tunes can not be selected.  Check or paypal to Glenn Thomas at email or address shown above.

MIDI Files For These Rolls

 

 

 

 

Do you have an organ that plays MIDI files in addition to or rather than paper rolls?  We can supply any of these rolls as a MIDI file.  All are formatted as AMI non-Stinson, MIDI format 0.  They can be loaded on an SD card for you or mailed as attachments to an email.  Prices vary depending on how many purchased, and the method of distribution, but average about half of what a paper roll would cost.  Details from wurlitzer165@comcast.net

Over the years, we've released great Wurlitzer 165 rolls arranged by Rich Olsen, Andy Park, and Mikey Mills.  We still have a few copies of some of the rolls, so here's your chance to add to your collection at a never before discounted price  before they are gone. 

 

Here's how it works:  Rolls are regularly $85.  For a limited time only, the first roll you buy is $65, the second roll: $55; all additional rolls just $45 each.  For example, buying five rolls is $65 + $55 + $45 + $45 + $45 = $255 plus shipping.  

Applies to all rolls shown below except New Releases 6898 - 6901.  

 

Also applies to rolls 6840-42; 45, 46, 51, 56, 57, 62-74; 76-79; 81-87 shown on this site: 

 http://wurlitzer-rolls.com/index6.html#Contemporary.

Since inventory is quite limited on many rolls, email Glenn Thomas at wurlitzer165@comcast.net. before finalizing any order.

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2019 New Releases

This "more music" 12-tune roll features late 'teens' and 20's period tunes arranged by Mikey Mills in a style that Mikey carefully emulated the original Wurlitzer arrangers of that period.  Although these tunes weren't on Wurlitzer 165 rolls of the period, they certainly should have been!

Roll 6900 is the third roll commissioned by carousel and Wurlitzer music enthusiast Andrew Lardieri and features more of his favorite tunes.  Most are easily recognizable, popular tunes you will enjoy. Arranged by Andy Park in a late Wurlitzer style.

On the Good Ship Lollipop - Unknown Artist
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A Whale of a Tale - Unknown Artist
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I'm a Believer - Unknown Artist
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Although this roll was a special request "commissioned" roll, in some ways it resembles our "carousel" roll series.  With a variety of different music styles, most of these tunes will be recognizable and enjoyed.  You won't want to miss "Phantom of the Opera" and "Yellow Submarine."

There's a Tear In My Beer - Unknown Artist
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Phantom of the Opera - Unknown Artist
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Tell Him - Unknown Artist
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Welcome to the 2019 annual "carousel" roll with a variety of recognizable tunes specially chosen for carousel operators and organ enthusiasts.  6898 offers a great variety of period classics and favorites that will please everyone.  Andy Park's arrangements of diverse music and styles will encourage you to ride again and again.

The Black Horse Troop March - Unknown Artist
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Put on Your Old Grey Bonnett - Unknown Artist
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Grand March From Aida - Unknown Artist
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2018 Releases

Most of these tunes are familiar from the 1960's and 1970's, with a few others thrown in.  While the arrangements are true to the original versions, there are some pleasant surprises that make these versions winners on the band organ!

Sloop John B - Unknown Artist
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Hello Mary Lou - Unknown Artist
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Do You Remember These? - Unknown Artist
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Wurlitzer didn't arrange much classical music for band organ rolls, perhaps because of question of popularity, and lack of fully chromatic scales.  This roll features terrific arrangements of familiar classical tunes that will prove it can be done!  Many of the selections on this roll are quite long, and samples below may abbreviate the actual tune on roll

Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Unknown Artist
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1812 Festival Overture (Finale) - Unknown Artist
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Minute Waltz by Chopin - Unknown Artist
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Band organ fanatics and boogie woogie music fans said we couldn't do it. But arranger Andy Park said, "of course".  A major mechanical music collector wanted a great boogie roll for the Wurlitzer 165.  He suggested a few selections and we chose the rest.  The result: Albert Ammons and Pine Top Smith would have been proud!

Pinetop's Boogie - Unknown Artist
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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Unknown Artist
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Rockin' Pneumonia and Boogie Woogie Flue - Unknown Artist
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These tunes appeared on the Wurlitzer 150 scale, but either never or lost on the 165 scale.  Mikey Mills took them off rare style 150 rolls and added registers, percussion, octaves,  and more so they sound like original Wurlitzer 165 arrangements.

The Gallant Hero - Unknown Artist
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Don't Bite the Hand That's Feeding You - Unknown Artist
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Glow Worm - Unknown Artist
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Arranger Mikey Mills loves 20's music, and has chosen well-known and popular hits and given them a spin for the Wurlitzer 165 scale.  You will know all of these and play them again and again

You're the Cream in my Coffee - Unknown Artist
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Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue - Unknown Artist
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Crazy Words, Crazy Tune - Unknown Artist
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Each year we do a "carousel" roll with a variety of recognizable tunes specially chosen for carousel operators and organ enthusiasts.  6890 offers a great variety of period classics and favorites that will please everyone.  Andy Park's arrangements of diverse music and styles will encourage you to ride again and again.

Bonnie Briar Bush March - Unknown Artist
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He's a Rebel - Unknown Artist
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Overture to the Marriage of Figaro - Unknown Artist
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6892 is our fourth Rich Olsen Lost Tune release!  See the notes below for roll 6878 for background.  This music is terrific.  Some tunes are instantly recognizable as pop classics from the late 'teens.  Don't miss this opportunity to own some of the great arrangements by Rich Olson before they are gone!

Everyone Wants a Key to My Cellar - Unknown Artist
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All the Quakers Are Shoulder Shakers - Unknown Artist
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My Mammy - Unknown Artist
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Roll 6891 is the second roll commissioned by Andrew Lardieri and features more of his favorite tunes.  Most are easily recognizable, popular tunes you will enjoy. Arranged by Andy Park in a late Wurlitzer style.

Strike Up the Band - Unknown Artist
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New York, New York - Unknown Artist
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Gold and Silver Waltz - Unknown Artist
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6889 was commissioned by an enthusiast of great late 20's, early 30's tunes done by the best bands of the period.  He asked arranger Andy Park to preserve that band sound, yet give them a Wurlitzer touch.  Andy delivered!   While not all of the tunes are instantly recognizable, you won't be disappointed!

The Best Things In Life Are Free - Unknown Artist
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I've Got the San Francisco Blues - Unknown Artist
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Why Can't You - Unknown Artist
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6888 is a great gospel roll commissioned by John Malone.  The tunes are high-energy, and the arrangements by Andy Park are superb.  Think you are not a gospel fan?  These are just great fox trots! Listen to a few samples and you'll be sold!

Are You Washed in the Blood - Unknown Artist
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I'll Fly Away - Unknown Artist
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Just a Little Talk With Jesus - Unknown Artist
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Recent Releases

6885 was commissioned by an enthusiast of Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers movies of the 1930's, who wanted their best tunes on a roll.  The sound should be true to arrangements of the bands of the period, yet in the best of Wurlitzer's style.

Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails - Unknown Artist
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Isn't This a Lovely Day to Be Caught in the Rain - Unknown Artist
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They All Laughed - Unknown Artist
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6886 is a wonderful surprise!  Most are familiar with the great tunes from the group, Abba, made famous with the Broadway musical, Mamma Mia.  Here are 10 of their best, done in a great Wurlitzer style of the 20's.  Wonderful!

Mamma Mia - Unknown Artist
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Dancing Queen - Unknown Artist
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Honey, Honey - Unknown Artist
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6887 is our third Rich Olsen Lost Tune release!  See the notes below for roll 6878 for background.  This music is terrific.  Some tunes are instantly recognizable as pop classics from the late 'teens.

Take Your Girlie to the Movies - Unknown Artist
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Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia - Unknown Artist
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Rock-a-Bye My Baby With a Dixie Melody - Unknown Artist
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Special Releases

6855 is a special all-rag roll, arranged by Rich Olsen was released many years ago in limited quality and quickly sold out.  We've had several requests to release it again.  If you missed it before, be sure to get it now.

Dill Pickles Rag -
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Mississippi Rag -
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Grizzly Bear Rag -
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6652 is a "lost tune" roll, meaning it is listed in the Wurlitzer catalog, but no known copies exist.  Yet, one look at the titles indicates it was issued at the peak of the late 20's in Wurlitzers golden arranging period.  Andy Park recreated this roll in Wurlitzer's correct style of the period and you are the winner with this great roll

When I'm Walking With My Sweetness -
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Dream Girl of Pi K. A. -
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I'm Wild About Horns on Automobiles -
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Christmas Rolls

Not interested in the usual Christmas music?  You haven't heard these!  Out with the old and in with the bold, new, arrangements by Andy Park.  These were commissioned by two different parties who wanted something exciting, and you are the beneficiary! You've never heard "Jingle Bells" sound like this!

Jingle Bells -
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Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer -
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Angels We Have Heard on High -
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Joy to the World -
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2017 Releases

Here is our second Rich Olsen Lost Tune release!  See the notes below for roll 6878 for background.  This music is absolutely terrific.  Get your copy of both of these before they are sold out!

If He Can Fight Like He Can Love, Good Night Germany - Wurlitzer 165 band organ
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Around Her Neck, She Wore a Yeller Ribbon - Wurlitzer 165 band organ
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They Were All Out of Step, But Jim - Wurlitzer 165 band organ
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Roll 6881 was arranged by Mikey Mills and features terrific, rousing tunes in a wonderful tribute to the circus.  These will make your band organ jump!  Special pricing for this roll: $95 with free shipping.

Teddy Trombone - Wurlitzer 165 band organ
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Ringling Bros. Grand Entry March - Wurlitzer 165 band organ
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Robbins Bros. Triumphal - Wurlitzer 165 band organ
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Roll 6880 was commissioned by Andrew Lardieri and features some of his favorite tunes.  Arranged by Andy Park in a late Wurlitzer style.

Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! - Wurlitzer 165 band organ
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Little Brown Jug - Wurlitzer 165 band organ
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Black and White - Wurlitzer 165 band organ
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A fan of the great Paul Whiteman orchestra commissioned a roll of some of his greatest hits, if they could be arranged in the great Paul Whiteman late 1920's style.  Andy Park was up to the task, and your eyes and organ are the winner.  Terrific!

Taint' So Honey, Taint' So - Wurlitzer 165 recording
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S'Posin - Wurlitzer 165 recording
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Out-O'-Town Gal - Wurlitzer 165 erecording
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Arranged by Rich Olsen!  Although virtuoso arranger Rich Olsen passed a few years ago, we have over 50 unreleased arrangements.  Most are "lost tunes", meaning they appeared on original Wurlitzer rolls with no known copies remaining.  Rich arranged them as he believed Wurlitzer originally did.  Curious what original roll these were on?  See http://wurlitzer-rolls.com/tuneind1.html#TUNE.  Issued as a tribute to the great Rich Olsen!  Future volumes above.

Herald of Peace_6506_09 - 6506_09 Recording
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Good Bye Broadway, Hello France - 6533_02 Recording
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When Knighthood was in Flower - 6536B_06 Recording
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Great annual "carousel" roll featuring a variety of familiar and great tunes, mostly suggested by Matthew Caulfield.  Perfect for carousels and venues.  Arranged by Andy Park.

We'll Stand by the Flag - Wurlitzer 165 recording
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The Ragtime Dance - Wurlitzer 165 recording
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Sioux City Sue - Wurlitzer 165 recording
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Special roll arranged by Andy Park for John and Gloria Malone.  Great choice of eclectic tune titles.

Cherokee Maiden - Wurlitzer 165 band organ
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Electric Girl - Wurlitzer 165 band organ
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Stand By Your Man - Wurlitzer 165 band organ
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This roll was arranged by Andy Park for carnival  operator James Drew.  It features the remarkable music of Stephen Foster and is a brilliant work of period music.  

Hard Times Come Again No More - Wurlitzer 165 band organ
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The Glendy Burk - Wurlitzer 165 band organ
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Oh! Susanna - Wurlitzer 165 band organ
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Waiting for the Robert E Lee - Unknown Artist
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Chinatown My Chinatown - Unknown Artist
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King Chanticleer - Unknown Artist
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