Over the years, we have collected hundreds upon hundreds of piano rolls. Our list of rolls is extremely extensive, and a great many of these wonderful songs of the past cannot be found anyplace else. Where I could do so, I have provided the author of the song and the date of the copyright. However, in many cases, it was impossible for me to find the composer or information on the song as the leader (the part of the paper roll that includes the title and composer information at the beginning of the song) was missing after the many, many years of use. Piano rolls normally were enclosed in a box. However, in many cases, the boxes were also lost or the information given on the end of the box was missing. I accumulated a good portion of our rolls from auctions...where I bought them by the box, sight unseen. Also, old piano rolls were often included in the sale when we purchased a used piano for restoration purposes.
I invite EVERYONE to listen to the great songs on my list. ALL OF THEM
were played....or rather "pumped" by me on our FAMOUS Stultz & Co.
Player Piano...... built in 1921. This player piano is NOT electrified,
but must be pumped using the pedals..thereby filling the bellows with
air and actuating the mechanism.
OUR FAMOUS STULTZ & CO. PLAYER PIANO!!!!
PLEASE LISTEN TO OUR ROLLS ON YOUTUBE!! I HAVE SO MANY FEATURED AND ADD NEW ONES EVERY FEW DAYS. AND BY THE WAY, MY YOUTUBE NAME IS playerpianogal!!! JUST TYPE IT IN AND YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY TO LISTENING TO SOME GREAT MUSIC!!
BELOW IS A PHOTO OF OUR STAFFORD NICKELODEON
WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY A CUNNINGHAM PIANO!
CLICK HERE TO
LISTEN TO SOME GREAT SONGS HOSTED BY MY YOUTUBE SITE AND SEE OUR
HAWBLITZ BAND ORGAN!
BELOW IS A PHOTO OF OUR WURLITZER CALLIOLA
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!
I'll be adding many more songs as time goes on. Just be SURE to
bookmark this page and listen to all our new selections!!!
Soon, I'll be publishing a short tutorial on the history of
player pianos, how they operate (without the invention of the player
piano, we might not have PC's today!!), where to purchase new piano
rolls and much more information!!
Please bookmark this page and check back often! Thank you!
PHONOGRAPH NEEDLES AND SUPPLIES!!!!!!!!
You can purchase everything you need for
phonograph upkeep.....including needles, gears, governors, cranks,
and bearing oil from: ANTIQUE
PHONOGRAPH SUPPLY COMPANY ROUTE
23, BOX 123 DAVENPORT CENTER,
MECHANICAL MUSIC PRESS
PLAYER PIANO LINKS
The Pianola Institute
RICK JONES PIANOS
RAY TEMPLIN'S PIANO ROLL SCANNING PAGE
Harvey Roehl and the Vestal Press
Player Piano Page
Player Piano History
So many of you have written and asked me for a supplier of phonograph needles!! Well...they have several types...and the prices are very good!! REMEMBER...NEVER USE a needle more than three or four times!! Longer use will ruin your valuable 78's!!!
Click my dancing feet to see more interesting things!! Candy Hawblitz