Information for ordering ARTISTS' CHOICE MUSIC ROLLS, scroll down on this page
ARTISTSí CHOICE WELTE-MIGNON SELECTIONS
(Lyric sheets included when available)
Roll # Title Price
______669 Polonaise (Op.44, F sharp minor) $15.
Chopin p/b: Josef Hofmann 11-20-1905
This rarely heard composition is played in the grand tradition. Hofmann's interpretations are considered the ultimate for the piano. Elegant!
Paderewski p/b: Vera Timanoff 1907
A hauntingly beautiful, complex and forgotten composition. Liszt student Vera Timanoff recorded this from her concert repertoire. Paderewski's compositions linger in the mind.
Rachmaninoff p/b: Josef Hofmann ca.1916
One of two Rachmaninoff Preludes on this list. First class playing!
One-Step Harry Tierney p/b: Howard Lutter 2-1923
We all know the "OK" version of this number on Ampico, but wait until you hear THIS one...as a ONE-STEP no less! Great fun and don't forget to listen for the birdies!
p/b: the composer Thomas Griselle 8-1924
Difficult to categorize, this fox-trot is one for which I searched for years on Ampico and then found it to be also on WELTE. Guaranteed not to disappoint, but don't try to hum it!
Rachmaninoff p/b: Theodore Koenemann 6-1924
Another of the Preludes on this list. Beautiful!
Fox-Trot Monaco p/b: Malcolm Johnson 1-1925
Always a popular number, this one is rhythmically played by Malcolm Johnson and is a great dance number with super lyrics.
Instrumental Novelty Fox-Trot Murphey & Lindley
p/b: Howard Lutter 4-1926
I would love to know what the setting was for this in the "Vanities". A super number on Ampico recut years ago by Mike Schwimmer. I found this at a sale and now it's available here. Toe tapping number
Song and Dance Donaldson and Lyman
p/b: Howard Lutter 5-1926
Actually two rolls in one. The first half of the roll is played ballad style and then after a space, the whole thing starts again as a dance number. Wonderful interpretation!
Slow Shuffle Myers p/b: Johnny Johnson 7-1926
Now here is an unusual number for the reproducing piano! How many "Slow Shuffle" rolls have you ever seen? I thought so. Rare and hot!
One-Step Padilla p/b: Harry Perrella 7-1926
Anyone who was at the Seattle AMICA Convention will have to have this roll! It was the Theme Song of the Hospitality Suite. 6/8. Fox-Trots were all the rage in the 1920s and this well known number will get you off your duff and out on the floor!
Fox-Trot Charig, Souvaine & Conrad
p/b: Harry Perrella 10-1926
WELTE seemed to like putting two numbers on one roll and so do I. Both these numbers are snappy ditties from the show "Americana".
Fox-Trot Reynolds, Dowling & Hanley p/b: Henry Kiselik 1-1927
Another of my favorites, "Half A Moon" is a very singable number with "The Little White House" following it for dancing. Delightful!
Fox-Trot Donaldson p/b: Johnny Johnson 9-1927
Better known as a ballad, this dance number is played impeccably by Johnny Johnson. I remember this number from some of my first music rolls when I was in junior high school! (No comments, please...)
Fox-Trot Schuster, Schuster & Yellman
p/b: Vee Lawnhurst 9-1927
I just found this at auction and bought it blind. You will GO blind after hearing this amazing number insanely played by Vee Lawnhurst. There are not enough words to describe this hot recording! Ssssizzle!
Fox-Trot Haid p/b: Jack Ward 11-1927
Little is known about Jack Ward, but I can tell you he can PLAY the piano! This roll is one with a slower moving melody, but with lots going on in the background.
Fox-Trot Johnson, Tobias & Sherman
p/b: Sanford MacGregor 12-1927
Made incredibly popular by Sophie Tucker, this was equally popular on roll and record. You'll have to get up and dance to this one!
Fox-Trot Ruby p/b: Howard Lutter 12-1927
"Thinking Of You" was always a favorite of mine ever since hearing Dorothy Provine sing it on the old Warner Brothers series "The Roaring Twenties". By the way, did you know that show actually started the nostalgia craze? Coupled with "Up In The Clouds", another excellent WELTE duo.
Fox-Trot Conrad p/b: Jack Ward 12-1927
Jack Ward once again interprets in his own style. Nothing like the Duo-Art recording by Pauline Alpert, this is played in a much more straightforward singable and danceable manner.
Fox-Trot Gillespie & Whiting p/b: Vee Lawnhurst 1-1928
Vee is ALL OVER THE PIANO on this one! A great novelty number with march effects and keys flying everywhere! Ten HUT!
Fox-Trot Jolson, Rose & Dreyer p/b: Julian Rodney 4-1928
Always popular, this arrangement has some great chord progressions and attacks. Al Jolson was very talented as a composer as well as a performer. Julian Rodney approaches this professionally and removes any trace of the mundane.
Fox-Trot Meyer p/b: Jack Ward 6-1928
Another Jack Ward interpretation. Long forgotten, you'll be humming this for days! Great off the beat syncopation!
Fox-Trot Kahn & Moret p/b: Holbrook King 6-1928
Everyone loves the Oriental Fox-Trots of the teens and twenties! Camel songs, they call them sometimes. Somehow they always seem to intertwine all the Eastern countries in the "mix" and transition sections. They're not picky, every country is welcome...if they fill the need for the score! Great number about slave men and slave girls and fantasizing on a Persian Rug!
Fox-Trot Ager p/b: Johnny Johnson 7-1928
Now THIS recording is H-O-T HOT! Also made famous by Sophie Tucker, it is stated that they tried as many ways as possible to get the word "pet" into the lyrics with as many meanings. INCREDIBLE!!!
Fox-Trot Lombardo p/b: Julian Rodney 9-1928
Julian takes this Carmen Lombardo song and makes it into a beautifully played and delightful number. If dreams could only come true!
Fox-Trot DeSylva, Brown & Henderson
p/b: Howard Lutter 2-1929
This recording has long been considered one that challenges your WELTE expression system, or at the least, puts it through its paces. Just simply a wonderful recording plus the dance section of "To Know You Is To Love You" make it a super choice!
Fox-Trot Parson & Ellis p/b: Jack Wehrlen 4-1930
Now we are getting close to the end of the line with WELTE production. A rare recording played by Jack Wehrlen who took over Howard Lutter's job as head of the popular department after he left. See what Jack can do! Then you too can say, "I know Jack!"
Fox-Trot Ray Noble p/b: Phil Ohman 5-1932
The fourth to the last WELTE roll. Ray Noble wrote this and Al Bowly made it famous. This was also the favorite song of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Simply luscious!
Andante; Allegro con anima; 7885 -- Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza; 7905 -- Allegro moderato (waltz); 7910 -- Allegro vivace (Finale) Tchaikowsky
p/b: Carol Robinson & Richard Singer; Conducted by: Fritz Reiner 5-1929/11-1929
An exceedingly rare four roll set conducted by Fritz Reiner, future conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Robinson and Singer interpret this well known Symphony as though they were actually THE orchestra. A Russian Fabergé jewel!
_______GRAND TOTAL ENCLOSED signature __________________________
U.S. Shipping: $4.50 for first one or two rolls, add $1.00 each for each additional roll.
CHOICE MUSIC ROLLS
516 Pierce Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870-4725
Cash, Check, VISA or MasterCard
[Return to Top of ARTIST'S CHOICE Rolls Page]
[Return to ARTCRAFT Home Page]
Bonus ILLUSTRATED page: [Click here!]