2/7 “Biggest Little Wurlitzer” Discography

Experience the sound of the Theatre Pipe Organ
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In the year 2001, Bob Balfour produced a CD of the organ for GSTOS played by Julliard-trained local organist Jerry Mendelson.  It was mastered from tapes of a live performance recorded by Bob during the 1970 ATOS convention. The CD features 20 never before released selections, 62 minutes of popular music with a touch of the classics.  (Copies are still available. To order, click on “recordings” on the main menu.)

Jerry Mendelson
1) Say It With Music 2:15 – Irving Berlin
2) Cachita 2:34  – Rafael Hernandez3) Lover 3:02 – Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart4) Sweet Maria 4:11 – B. Kaempfert, M. Gabler, and H. Rehbein5) Minute Waltz 1:27 – F. Chopin6) Here, There, Everywhere 4:01 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney7) El Relicario 2:31 – J. Padilla8) Stars Fell on Alabama 4:50 – Frank Perkins, and Mitchell Parish9) Happy Together 2:55 – Garry Bonner and Allan Lee Gordon

10) Oye Negra 1:43 – M Matamoros

 

 

 

 

11) Gentle on My Mind 2:10 – John Hartford

12) Carioca 3:37 – V. Youmans, G. Kahn and E. Eliscu

13) Tritsch Tratsch Polka 2:04 – R. Strauss

14) Medley: Danny Boy & Irish Jig 4:26 – K. Hinkson

15) Petite Waltz 3:59 – E. Ellington, P. Claire, and J. Heyne

16) I Want to Be Happy 1:49 – Vincent Youmans, and Irving Caesar

17) Czardas 3:25 – Monte

18) Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head 4:46 – Burt Bacharach and Hal David

19) Jazz Pizzicato 3:08 – Leroy Anderson

20) Tico Tico No Fuba 2:59 – Zequinha Abreu

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The Jerry Mendelson LP Record displayed below has the same name as the CD above, but was recorded earlier with a completely different play list.

Credits

  •  2/7 Wurlitzer  – Jerry Mendelson
  • Organ Maintenance– Bob Balfour, Jack Lannon, Mike Hughes, Paul Szaboscik, Wendell Rotter
  • Tuning – Bob Balfour, George Pasquaye, John Tay

Recorded By Bob Balfour, Harry Randel

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Artist Don Kinnier also recorded the humorous LP “Pipes of Pan(damonium)” LP shown below at the Biggest Little Wurlitzer. Some tracks include a synthesizer (believed to be the first recording of a theatre pipe organ and synthesizer together.)  Released in 1980.

Credits

  • Engineer – Al Goldman
  • Organ Tuning – Bob Balfour
  • Recording Supervisor – Harry M. Randel
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