PIANOLA COLLECTION

This is my Steck Duo Art Grand Piano, which has an electric mechanism and was recently renovated.   Built in 1929, it was shipped from the USA to Middlesex where it received the final touches by the Aeolian company.  I have had this piano for nearly thirty years and have some wonderful original recordings for it.

 

On this page, I am sharing some of those recordings with you as they were either recorded by the composer himself or the celebrated pianist of the day from 1920 - 50.

 

Music in the parlour with a Piano Player was very much the accepted form of home entertainment, but sadly these pianos ceased to be made after 1939.

 

There are various societies and many collectors who restore and cherish these marvellous instruments and, of course, collect the music on piano roll.

The music is wonderfully nostalgic and you will see that there are many recordings by Adam Carroll, Harold Arlen, Bud Noble,

Jerome Kern, amongst others.   I have managed to obtain some reprinted rolls from the original old ones with these artists.  There are nearly 600 songs in this collection and I will add more recordings from time to time.

AIN'T SHE SWEET - Adam Carrol
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ANYTHING GOES - Walter Erickson
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BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILV'RY MOON - Walter Erickson
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BUTTONS AND BOWS - Bud Noble
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CANDY MAN - Rudy Martin
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CHEEK TO CHEEK - Adam Carroll
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THE CONTINENTAL - Arden and Carroll
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DANCING IN THE DARK - Louis Anderson
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DONKEY SERENADE - Calvin Wycliffe
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EMBRACEABLE YOU - Phil Ohman
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FASCINATING RHYTHM - Jackson Wright
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GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY - Lawrence J. Cook
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THE HAPPY WANDERER - J. Lawrence Cook
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HARD HEARTED HANNAH - Pete Wendling
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HOT DIGGITY - Pop Doyle
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HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE - Max Kortlander
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I WON'T DANCE - Jerome Kern
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I'VE GOT A LOVERLY BUNCH OF COCONUTS - J. Lawrence Cook
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IF YOU KNEW SUSIE - J. Lawrence Cook
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IF YOU WERE THE ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD - Walter Erickson
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ISN'T THIS A LOVELY DAY - Irving Berlin
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IT HAD TO BE YOU - Frank Banta
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IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING - Bud Noble
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IT'S A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY - Albert Delhi
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LET'S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF - Max Kortlander
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LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE - Sherry Brothers
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LOVE AND MARRIAGE - Bud Noble
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LULLABY OF BROADWAY - Arden and Carroll
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MAIRZY DOATS - J. Lawrence Cook
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THE MORE I SEE YOU - J. Lawrence Cook
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MY FAVOURITE THINGS - Bud Noble
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ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA - Bob Williams
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ON THE ROAD TO MANDALAY - Phil Ohman
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PASADENA - Unknown Artist
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SEND IN THE CLOWNS - Bud Noble
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SHAKING THE BLUES AWAY - Adam Carroll
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THE SHEIK OF ARABY - Zez Confrey
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SHE'LL BE COMING 'ROUND THE MOUNTAIN - Roy Rodocker
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SINGING IN THE RAIN - Arden and Carroll
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SISTERS - J. Lawrence Cook
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SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES - Adam Carroll
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SPREAD A LITTLE HAPPINESS - Murray Denham
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TEA FOR TWO PIANO ROLL - Adam Carroll
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TENDERLEY/AFTER THE LOVIN' - Bud Noble
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THESE FOOLISH THINGS - Robert Farquar
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THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME - Max Kortlander
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THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE - Clyde Jones
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THE TROLLY SONG - Frank Milne
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THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT - Walter Erickson
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WHATEVER WILL BE WILL BE - Ted Baxter
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WHO'S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD WOLF - Frank Milne
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