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Thursday, July 23, 2009

POET OF THE ORGAN


by Jesse Crawford


SUTTON RECORDS
SSU 269
1950s
STEREOPHONIC


SIDE A:



TALES FROM THE VIENNA WOODS
GYPSY LOVE SONG
MERRY WIDOW WALTZ
VILIA
A WANDERING MINSTREL I
BUTTERCUP

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SIDE B:



TO A WILD ROSE
BLUE DANUDE
EMPEROR'S WALTZ
ARTIST'S LIFE
VOICES OF SPRING
TREASURE WALTZ

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Editor's note: "Jesse Crawford was a US pianist and organist. He was well-known in the 1920s as a theater organist for silent films and very popular gramophone record recording artist. In the 1930s, he switched to the Hammond organ and became a freelancer. In the 1940s, he authored instruction books on organ and taught organ lessons." BLAH BLAH BLAH. What's really important here is that he was a pianissimo of many forms. Here he turns your mind inside out with electrified and orgasmic classics. How the organ has fallen out of favor with mankind is a mystery to me. I've been sitting on this gem for a few weeks and feel guilty for delaying it when people need organ music now more than ever!

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