Click here to return to the Bone Doctor's Introduction page. Scroll down to see the Bone Doctor's Theatre Pipe Organ Recording Sessions.
Walnut Hill Productions Hot Links For Theatre Organ Lovers The Mighty MidiTzer Project What's New At Walnut Hill? The Walnut Hill Organ The Walnut Hill House Organist The Walnut Hill General Store The Walnut Hill Recording Studio The Walnut Hill Organ Club
The Walnut Hill Mighty WurliTzer Walnut Hill Productions Rummage through the Walnut Hill Archives Featured Artists at Walnut Hill 50th Annual ATOS Convention Walnut Hill Website Credits Frequently Asked Questions - F.A.Q. Featured Organ of the Month The Walnut Hill Mighty WurliTzer

Go back to The Walnut Hill Organ page. Go back to The Bone Doctor's Conn 640 page. Go to the Walnut Hill Graphical Website Map Go forward to The Bone Doctor's Conn 650 page. Go forward to Learn About The Walnut Hill Studio Page.

During the year that the Bone Doctor was living in sunny Florida, he got to play many wonderful Theatre Pipe Organs. Below, you will find some clips from his excursions into TPO heaven.



The Bone Doctor Playing
The Allman 4/54 Symphonic VI
Virtual Orchestral Organ

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image of the Bone Doctor at the Allman 4/54 Symphonic VI Virtual Orchestral Organ installed at Allman Music in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
The Bone Doctor at the Allman
4/54 Symphonic VI
Virtual Orchestral Organ.

On the 8th of August in 2006, the Bone Doctor visited Ken Allman at Allman Music in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Ken has developed a virtual orchestral organ having four manual and fifty-three ranks. The program runs in Sun Java for Microsoft Windows XP. Below are some songs Doc played while noodling about on the massive machine loaded on a Dell Optiplex computer.


Free Music Downloads from The Bone Doctor playing the Allman Symphonic VI Organ installed at Allman Music in Saint Petersburg, Florida!

The Bone Doctor's Music Downloads

  1. Ain't No Thaing
    File size = 1.85MB, playing time = 1:59, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  2. Barbara Allen
    File size = 3.36MB, playing time = 3:38, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  3. Danny Boy
    File size = 5.06MB, playing time = 5:29, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  4. Farther Along
    File size = 3.49MB, playing time = 3:46, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  5. Hopscotch
    File size = 3.48MB, playing time = 3:46, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  6. I'll Fly Away
    File size = 2.45MB, playing time = 2:38, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  7. My Walking Stick
    File size = 3.03MB, playing time = 3:16, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  8. Never Grow Old
    File size = 3.09MB, playing time = 3:21, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  9. The Old Rugged Cross
    File size = 3.04MB, playing time = 3:17, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  10. Satin Doll
    File size = 3.95MB, playing time = 4:16, bit rate = 128K/sec.


The Bone Doctor at Grace Baptist Church

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of the Bone Doctor at the console of the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.
The happy camper, indeed!

These tracks are in WMA format. You will need Windows Media Player for best results. These are the songs we have recorded so far...


Free Music Downloads from the Bone Doctor playing the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer!

The Bone Doctor's Music Downloads

  1. Bring It On Home To Me
    File size = 4.34MB, playing time = 4:41, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  2. Every Knee Shall Bow
    File size = 3.38MB, playing time = 3:46, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  3. The Flapper Medley
    File size = 5.07MB, playing time = 5:30, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  4. How Tasteless The Hours
    File size = 2.40MB, playing time = 2:35, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  5. It Ain't No Thaing
    File size = 3.40MB, playing time = 3:41, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  6. Lord Lift Me Up To Higher Ground
    File size = 2.68MB, playing time = 2:54, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  7. Love Lifted Me
    File size = 3.47MB, playing time = 3:45, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  8. My Walking Stick
    File size = 3.88MB, playing time = 4:12, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  9. Never Grow Old
    File size = 3.49MB, playing time = 3:46, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  10. Norwegian Wood
    File size = 3.04MB, playing time = 3:17, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  11. Playing Hop Scotch
    File size = 3.45MB, playing time = 3:44, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  12. Rock Of Ages
    File size = 2.20MB, playing time = 2:22, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  13. Struttin' The Strutt
    File size = 2.79MB, playing time = 3:01, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  14. The Tennessee Waltz
    File size = 3.56MB, playing time = 3:50, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  15. Wildwood Flower
    File size = 2.63MB, playing time = 2:50, bit rate = 128K/sec.
  16. You Are My Flower
    File size = 3.34MB, playing time = 3:29, bit rate = 128K/sec.


The Bone Doctor's Comments About The Music

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of the Bone Doctor at the console of the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.
Push it to the limit!

Below are some tidbits of information I have collected about some of the songs listed above. As I learn more about the others, I will post it here.

Click here to visit the official Leon Redbone website!
Visit the official Leon Redbone website!

My Walking Stick
File size = 3.88MB, playing time = 4:12, bit rate = 128K/sec.

My Walking Stick was written by Irving Berlin in 1938. It was recorded by many people, the most famous of which is Leon Redbone, one of my favorite artists of all time.

The lyrics follow the melody in the Solo, played with the right hand. The Accompaniment, played with the left hand, contains rhythm chords and hinge notes. The Pedal follows the hinge notes to a degree, but often wonders off into its own thing here and there, playing mostly quick 1's and 5's.

The Swell Shoes are light in most places, getting heavy on the ends of some bars. Registration was Piston #3 of 5 Generals that Tom Hoehn had set up earlier. This is a moderate combination of Tibias and Strings in the Solo, Tibias and color Reeds in the Great, Horns in the Bombarde, small Diapasons and light Strings in the Accompaniment, and mostly short boys of all kinds in the Pedal.

The stops were not changed at all during the tune, instead, four manuals were used to get the different tones in the song. The only exception was the 32' Contra Bombard under a heavy shoe in the Pedal on the very last notes. "Sha-boom-boom-boom!" Watch out for that one!

Click here to learn more about Leon Redbone's album entitled On The Track, from whence the arrangement for My Walking Stick was taken.
Learn more about Leon Redbone's album entitled
On The Track
, from whence the arrangement for
My Walking Stick was taken.

Below are the lyrics from Leon Redbone's version of My Walking Stick, played in G Minor.

Verse

Without my walking stick, I'd go insane.
I can't look my best, I feel undressed without my cane.
Must have my walking stick 'cause it may rain,
When it pours can't be outdoors without my cane.

Chorus

If I ever left the house without my walking stick,
Well it would be something I could never explain.
Oh, the thing that makes me click on Lover's Lane
Would go for naught if I were caught without my cane.

Bridge

Be-bop-bop-la-da-dum
Re-bop-be-de-a
Rop-a-de-bum
Rop-a-de-bum
Deet-de-de-a
Ra-da-da-dum

Chorus

If I ever left the house without my walking stick,
Well it would be something I could never explain.
Oh, the thing that makes me click on Lover's Lane
Would go for naught if I were caught without my cane.

This cut is my first attempt at recording the song on the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida. There are no overdubs. The track was recorded live. This is the third of three takes.

Although rough around the edges, My Walking Stick gives you a good idea of what a big TPO can do with a simple tune. Later, we plan to do an album entitled Grace, You Are My Flower, featuring this song, complete with barbershop vocals and riverboat banjo accompaniment.

You Are My Flower
File size = 3.34MB, playing time = 3:29, bit rate = 128K/sec.

Click here to visit the official website of the Carter Family!
Visit the official Carter Family website!

The second tune, You Are My Flower, was written by A. P. Carter of Carter Family fame and first recorded by The Carter Family, then by bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs from their album 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered, and later, many others took up the song.

This is probably my favorite bluegrass tune of all time, and is the title track from my soon to be released CD entitled Grace, You Are My Flower. When I was playing with the Circle of Friends at the Tuckaleechee Campground in Townsend, Tennessee during the summer of 2004, this was one of the most requested songs in the program.

Album art from the LP, Lester Flat and Earl Scruggs - 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered
Visit the Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs website!

The Flatt and Scruggs version of You Are My Flower was performed in the key of G. Their arrangement was quite different from mine, which has no real counterpart in any of the recordings that came before.

Below are the lyrics to You Are My Flower, played in the key of D.

Chorus

You are my flower
That's blooming in the mountain so high.
You are my flower
That's blooming there for me.

Verse 1

When summertime is gone
And snow begins to fall,
You can sing this song
And say to one and all.

Verse 2

So wear a happy smile
And life will be worthwhile.
Forget the tears and
Don't forget to smile.

This is an even rougher track than the preceding song, but we kept it for postarity. We used the same voicing as before, keeping to the General #3 piston and using all four manuals to get the different flavors within the tune.


The Bone Doctor at Pipe Organ Paradise

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image showing the Bone Doctor at the console of the 3/12 Grande Page Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the home of Johnnie June Carter
The Bone Doctor at the console of the 3/12 Grande Page Theatre Pipe Organ
installed at the home of Johnnie June Carter, Vice President, CFTOS.

In this mini-show, you'll hear samples from the following nine tunes, combined into a medley:

  1. Suite in G for Theatre Organ, First Movement
  2. Suite in G for Theatre Organ, Second Movement
  3. Every Knee Shall Bow
  4. Saint Louis Blues
  5. Wildwood Flower
  6. The Flapper Medley
    • The Good Ole Summertime
    • Daisy (Bicycle Built For Two)
    • Let Me Call You Sweetheart


The Bone Doctor's Comments About The Music

I have thought about it after posting this little collection of songs: these clips would go really well as soundtracks for some good old-fashoned black and white cartoons.

Free WMA Downloads from the Bone Doctor playing the 3/12 Grande Page Theatre Pipe Organ!

The Bone Doctor's Music Downloads

The Bone Doctor noodles about.
Playing time = 11:30, file size = 10.6MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.


The Bone Doctor at the Polk Theatre

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image showing the Bone Doctor at the console of the 3/14 Robert Morton Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Polk Theatre in Lakeland, Florida.
The Bone Doctor at the console of the 3/14 Robert Morton Theatre Pipe Organ
installed at the Polk Theatre in Lakeland, Florida.

The Bone Doctor sits down to play some tunes he has already recorded on other instruments. Here, he is just having fun on this majestic instrument.


Free WMA Downloads from the Bone Doctor playing the 3/14 Robert Morton Theatre Pipe Organ!

The Bone Doctor's Music Downloads

  1. It Ain't No Thaing
    File size = 2.15MB, playing time = 2:19, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  2. Norwegian Wood
    File size = 3.44MB, playing time = 3:43, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  3. Suite in G for Theatre Pipe Organ
    File size = 3.06MB, playing time = 3:18, bit rate = 128KB/sec.


Dan Rowland And
The Bone Doctor Team Up!

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image of the Bone Doctor playing Dan Rowland's Mighty MidiTzer!
The Bone Doctor playing Dan Rowland's Mighty MidiTzer

Dan Rowland spends his winters in Saint Petersburg, just south of Clearwater, Florida. The Bone Doctor has been paying him visits of late to see and play his Mighty MidiTzer, one of the finest such installations in VTPO land.

Doc helped Dan straighten out some things in the setup and got to record some material on this neat organ. As the material is processed, we will be posting it below. This is what we have so far:


Free MP3 Downloads from The Bone Doctor playing Dan Rowland's Mighty MidiTzer!

The Bone Doctor's Music Downloads

  1. Higher Ground
    Playing time = 4:07, file size = 3.87MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  2. In The Garden
    Playing time = 4:43, file size = 4.35MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  3. Just As I Am
    Playing time = 4:07, file size = 3.87MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  4. My Father's World
    Playing time = 3:33, file size = 3.28MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  5. My Walking Stick
    Playing time = 3:20, file size = 3.09MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  6. Never Grow Old
    Playing time = 4:41, file size = 4.33MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  7. Excerpt 1 from Suite for Theatre Organ in G
    Playing time = 3:25, file size = 3.16MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  8. Excerpt 2 from Suite for Theatre Organ in G
    Playing time = 4:12, file size = 3.88MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  9. Excerpt 3 from Suite for Theatre Organ in G
    Playing time = 3:04, file size = 2.84MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.


The Bone Doctor At
Lake Brantley High School

Tom Hoehn, the Bone Doctor and Kimmy took a trip to Orlando Florida on November 12th of 2005 to see the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed in the auditorium of the Lake Brantley High School. The organ is cared for by the Orlando Area Theatre Organ Society. This chapter is facing an uphill battle with the school to keep the organ in place and functional.

Click here to download a 1536 x 2048 JPG image of the Bone Doctor at the console of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida.
The Bone Doctor at the console of the
3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida.

Because of this, the instrument is in need of repairs that include major cleaning and tuning. When the Walnut Hill team arrived on the scene, the console was powered up but there was no sound when it was played. Tom took to the chambers and Doc sat at the console to push keys and flip switches.

While Doc was noodling about, the instrument suddenly began to sound, with ciphers everywhere, which Tom remedied by lifting pipes.

Doc continued to noodle about as the recorder ran and this is the result, four very rough cuts listed below. There are lots of mistakes. But, the organ sounded good, in spite of its many ills.

Click here to download a 2048x 1536 JPG image of the Bone Doctor standing at the console of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida as Tom gives her a go, too fast for the camera!
Doc standing at the console of the
3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
as Tom Hoehn gives her a go.

Tom played nine songs on the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer, and you can visit his Featured Artist page to hear them.

The Orlando Area Theatre Organ Society is in much need of help to get this grand old WurliTzer up to steam again. Money and workers are needed. If you want to know how you can help, either through a generous donation or lending a hand on the work crew, call the Walnut Hill Office of Operations at 1-727-230-2610 Monday through Friday from 10AM to 6PM EDT. We will be glad to talk with you about saving the Lake Brantley 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.


Free MP3 Downloads from The Bone Doctor playing the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida!

The Bone Doctor's Music Downloads

  1. Blue Danube
    Playing time = 4:11, file size = 3.88MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  2. Michelle, My Belle
    Playing time = 3:10, file size = 2.93MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  3. Norwegian Wood
    Playing time = 2:43, file size = 2.52MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  4. Trust and Obey
    Playing time = 1:28, file size = 1.38MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.


Go back to The Walnut Hill Organ page. Go back to The Bone Doctor's Conn 640 page. Go to the Walnut Hill Graphical Website Map Go forward to The Bone Doctor's Conn 650 page. Go forward to Learn About The Walnut Hill Studio Page.

This page brought to you by:
VintageHammond.Com - We Buy-Sell-Trade Vintage Hammond Organs and Roll or Kari Organ/Vending Machine Moving Dollies Order Roll or Kari Dollies Here