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Crescent Park Carousel Ruth Band Organ - My Mind's Made Up to Marry Carolina

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Published on Feb 26, 2010

Listen to a recording of the melodious strains of the Charles ID Looff Crescent Park Carousel A. Ruth & Sohn Band Organ Style 38 in Riverside, East Providence, Rhode Island (RI) playing a foxtrot from Roll #6538, "My Mind's Made Up to Marry Carolina" by Rubey Cowan (Dec 26, 1917), the very first tune on the roll.

Found on the Crescent Park Carousel Ruth Band Organ Cassette, "Crescent Park Carousel Vol. 1."

The bell you hear starting this video off is the real CPC bell. It appears to be a brass PERKO fog bell, 6" or 8" diameter. PERKO Inc. still sells this style of bell, though the bracket and the clapper have been slightly redesigned, for about $500. That's a $500 bell right there!

I myself own the original copy of this cassette, purchased at the carousel a long time ago when the carousel actually sold cassettes of its own Ruth organ music, but due to a mislabeling I once believed that I did not own this volume. I did receive a cassette-to-cassette copy of this volume at one time from somebody due to this mistaken belief, but when I listened to this generously-provided copy I realized I already owned that volume, because the case indicating the volume number had gone missing and the cassette itself was of an older design style. I recorded this song from my original cassette I purchased and have owned for at least 15-20 years.

Take a look at it! I scanned the cassette into my computer so you can see with your very own eyes the cassette that I purchased fair-and-square so long ago! That cassette that you're seeing? That's where I got the music that you're hearing right now. Recorded it right off that with a wire connecting my boombox to my computer sound card.

Why was I confused? Well, the case was clear and didn't say the volume number. There were no song titles listed on the cassette itself or on the case. The cassette itself was of such an old design style that I thought it must have been from an older series of recordings that predated the newer series which were sold in the decorative postcard case, and which actually printed the song titles on the cassette.

I did not use a cassette-to-cassette second-hand copy of any volume from any person to make this YouTube video or to sell copies on eBay a few years ago. I am the source of all the content. I appreciate the cassette-to-cassette copy, but it only reinforced that I already owned the "real Volume 1."

The organ currently needs some repairs, restorations, and the like. I do not endorse, in any way, its current condition. I love the organ, but I do not love what has become of the organ.

Accompanied by images of the carousel and its organ.

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