We all get the "so you play at a church" comment or association.
These are much different from a classical (church) organ and include an entire "Toy Counter"
that has all the percussions (drums), marimba, glockenspiel, harp, piano, accordion and much
more even to tuned sleigh bells. As a theatre organist we are every musician, composer, arranger
and conductor simultaneously. The attached Wurlitzer ad puts it into perspective. They are fun to play, too
Grand Musician of the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F. of Texas 2008-2009, 2015-2016,
2018-2020(and the beat goes on )
When asked 'Why the Kilt?'
I respond-The why is F.T.H.O.I. (For The H--- Of It)
We got a AMI from 1952 that was broken, the record player was beyond repair. We already got a Rowe AMI from 1981 the R88, that's a 200 selection jukebox.
I started to remove de hardware from the 52 AMI, that was a 20 selection 78 rpm unit. I also removed all the lighting from the cabinet. It was 110 volts, not suitable over here where we use 240/220 volts equipment. I stripped the record player unit from the R88 cabinet and placed it in the 52 AMI cabinet. For the lighting I used RGB led self adhesive strips.
The result is this, a 200 selections stereo jukebox. An orchestra in a box
I'm Marica, a 56 year old girl.
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