“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 …
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 …
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 …
Collectors interested in the jazz and blues history of Chicago’s South Side of the 1920s have most certainly heard of this enormously gifted and prolific artist. On the merits of his disc recordings alone, he stands as one of the founding fathers of that particular pianistic style known to us as “South Side …
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 …
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
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
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
La Pajara Vaciladora. Fox Cancion
La Hija del Carcelero. Couplet
Es Un Golfo. Tango
El Novillo Despuntado. Cancion
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?
Roo-Ti-Toot On Your Ragtime Flute. Rag
Mocking Bird Rag
Darkies Ragtime Ball, The. Rag
Oh, You Circus …
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
Bit O’ Blarney. Two Step
Palmah House Schuffle (sic.)
Wurlitzer 65N Player Piano No. 30
Chicken Patty. A …