Posts in the Category: Piano Roll

Clarence “Jelly” Johnson Player Piano Rolls Part 2 – Popular Songs

Posted in - Biography & Clarence Jelly Johnson & Historical & Piano Roll on April 27th 2017 0 Comments

“Hawaiian Nightingale.”  A very simple although lovely waltz by Vaughn DeLeath.  Hardly to be considered within any discussion of jazz/blues or hot music.  And yet, Clarence Johnson’s performance is a salient reminder that great talent produces great music. Johnson’s playing of this otherwise commonplace, sentimental tune is uniquely his own; containing his jazz …

Clarence “Jelly” Johnson Player Piano Rolls Part 1 – Jazz and Blues

Posted in - Biography & Clarence Jelly Johnson & Historical & Piano Roll on April 27th 2017 0 Comments

Although Clarence Johnson left us no piano solo disc recordings, no band recordings, and only about two dozen vocal accompaniment sides, he still remains one of the most influential artists in the history of Chicago South Side Piano.  Unlike Blythe, who was prolific in all forms of recordings, Johnson’s personal playing style is …

James “Jimmy” Blythe – Player Piano Rolls Part 2 – Popular Songs

Posted in - Biography & Historical & James Jimmy Blythe & Piano Roll on April 22nd 2017 0 Comments

This section will present Blythe’s piano roll recordings of popular songs, such as fox trots and waltzes of the day.  Frequently, these performances are highly jazz-tinged (even the waltzes) and exhibit Blythe’s characteristic keyboard trademarks.  On some, Blythe added hot South Side coda sections to otherwise commonplace tunes, and these are special for …

Jazz, Blues and Ragtime Piano Rolls – An Introduction

Posted in - Featured & Historical & Piano Roll on April 18th 2017 0 Comments Trebor Tichenor Piano Rolls

Many collectors of jazz, blues and ragtime are familiar with this material via 78rpm or LP recordings and sheet music.  While a number of websites have in the past offered downloads of piano rolls, both hand-played and arranged, the effort which Paolo and I are now undertaking on Chicagosouthsidepiano.com is unprecedented in terms …

Automatic A-Rolls

Posted in - Piano Roll on May 20th 1901 0 Comments

The following 10- tune Automatic rolls are available as midi recordings in their original format (with pipes/xylophone, mandolin rail & pedals coding) or as listening files.

Automatic A-Roll No. SR-10
Sunset Trail Of Gold, The
Sophie
Fuzzy Wuzzy Bird, The
On My Trail Of Golden Dreams
I Wish I Knew
I Love Her
Trail To Long Ago, The
Nobody Loves Me Now
My …

Clark A-Rolls

Posted in - Piano Roll on May 20th 1901 0 Comments

The following 10- tune Clark rolls are available as midi recordings in their original format (with pipes/xylophone, mandolin rail & pedals coding) or as listening files.

“Clark Solomon Special No. 4 “”Mexican-American Roll””
Valencia. Dance Parisienne
Cuatro Milpas. Cancion
La Rancherita. Fox Trot
Always
La Pajara Vaciladora. Fox Cancion
La Hija del Carcelero. Couplet
Horses
Es Un Golfo. Tango
El Novillo Despuntado. Cancion
Flor …

Wurlitzer 10-, 15- and 20-Tune APP Nickelodeon Rolls (“Automatic Player Piano”)

Posted in - Piano Roll on May 20th 1901 0 Comments

The following Wurlitzer large multi-tune APP rolls are available as MIDI recordings, with or without the original control coding for pipes, mandolin rail, drums & pedals.

Wurlitzer 65N Player Piano-20 Piece Frame No. 20006
How Do You Do, Miss Ragtime?
Switchback Rag
Roo-Ti-Toot On Your Ragtime Flute. Rag
Bohemia Rag
Mocking Bird Rag
Darkies Ragtime Ball, The. Rag
Oh, You Circus …

Wurlitzer 5-Tune APP Nickelodeon Rolls (“Automatic Player Piano”)

Posted in - Piano Roll on May 20th 1901 0 Comments

The following Wurlitzer 5-tune APP rolls are available as MIDI recordings, with or without the original control coding for pipes, mandolin rail, drums & pedals.

Wurlitzer 65N Player Piano No. 7
A Bunch Of Blackberries. Cakewalk And Two Step
Tipperary. March
Symphia Waltzes
Bit O’ Blarney. Two Step
Palmah House Schuffle (sic.)

Wurlitzer 65N Player Piano No. 30
Chicken Patty. A …