"The Nickelodeon House"
Concert organ, band organs, and mechanical music
By Glenn Thomas
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or check to Glenn Thomas, 165 Kildee Rd., Belle Mead, NJ 08502. Limited quantities!. More information at: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
New 2022 Releases
Our 2022 "carousel" roll has a variety of mostly recognizable tunes specially chosen for carousel operators and organ enthusiasts. 6908 offers a variety of period classics and favorites that everyone will enjoy. Look at all the different types of music - each a big hit of its time!
Andrew Lardieri does it again. Look at these tunes. You will recognize and enjoy all of them, and the arrangements are just terrific. To keep you alert, Andy Park throws in something unexpected in most tunes. Will you get it?
These tunes were chosen by Allen Velthoen and John Malone to commemorate the completion of Allen's Wurlitzer 165 replica. It's a spectacular organ, and these tunes are all chart toppers in their respective years, with Wurlitzer arranging tweaks by Andy Park added. You will want more!
Mikey Mills has become a Wurlitzer-style arranger of his favorite era: late 20's and 30's. Mikey worked with John Malone to be sure each was a hit in its day, and the arrangements will make you think its Wurlitzer reincarnated. There are more where these came from!
Our 2021 "carousel" roll has a variety of mostly recognizable tunes specially chosen for carousel operators and organ enthusiasts. 6905 offers a variety of period classics and favorites that everyone will enjoy. Even the tunes you may not initially recognize will become instant favorites. This music is just terrific!
Perforator operator John Malone chose most of 6906's tunes, and he sure knows music. Just look at these titles. You'll recognize most of them. Andy Park's arrangements have a built in surprise bonus in most of these tunes. Will you recognize the parody? Malone says "This is some of Andy's best work ever
We've learned to expect music expert and 165 band organ fanatic Andrew Lardieri's musical selections and he doesn't disappoint. Each year they just get better. To keep you alert, Andy Park throws in something unexpected in most tunes. Will you get it? Fair warning: this roll runs about 35 minutes. More for your $!
Our 2020 "carousel" roll has a variety of recognizable tunes specially chosen for carousel operators and organ enthusiasts. 6903 offers a variety of period classics and favorites that everyone recognizes. Besides Andy Park's arrangements, we're surprising you with three never-released Rich Olsen arrangements!
Roll 6902 is the fourth 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.
Here's a great commissioned roll with recognizable songs. The treat is Andy Park's arrangements which are a mixture of Wurlitzer's 20's style, original artist's version, and some flourishes of similar themed tunes. How many can you recognize?
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.
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."
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
Roll 6880 was commissioned by Andrew Lardieri and features some of his favorite tunes. Arranged by Andy Park in a late Wurlitzer style.
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!
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.
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.
Special roll arranged by Andy Park for John and Gloria Malone. Great choice of eclectic tune titles.
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.