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Wurlitzer Band Organ e-Roll Archive

This is an archive of Wurlitzer Band Organ Music Rolls in e-Roll format.
These e-rolls contain all of their original controls.

I have produced two players, eplay and eplayWin32, which can play these e-rolls.
The best way to play these rolls (as of February 2018) is to use eplayWin32 feeding its output to eplayOrgan. Other players have not been updated recently.

Download e-roll players, eplay or eplayWin32 These directly play Wurlitzer and Estey e-rolls. EplayWin32 is a fully graphical program which plays e-rolls via my eplayOrgan program. Eplay runs on Windows and iMac, eplayWin32 and eplayOrgan run on Windows and under Wine on iMac and most Linux systems.

Both players use Rich Olsen's sound fonts, widely acknowledged to be the best.
See also Music To My Ears The Story of Rich Olsen's Band Organ Sound Font.

All the rolls below have now been adjusted so they play at the correct speed when played with eplay or eplayWin32.

Style 125

Test Roll w125test.zip Functional test and tune your w125 organ.
Roll 3035 w125roll3035e.zip "Blue-Rag Roll"
Roll 3067 w125roll3067e.zip Fox Trot, One Step and Waltz
Roll 3081 w125roll3081e.zip Waltz Roll for Skating
Roll 3092 w125roll3092e.zip Waltz (previously unidentified)
Roll 3101 w125roll3101e.zip Waltz and Fox Trot
Roll 3103 w125roll3103e.zip "Old Familiar Waltzes"
Roll 3107 w125roll3107e.zip Fox Trot
Roll 3110 w125roll3110e.zip "Waltz Roll"
Roll 3132 w125roll3132e.zip "Marvelous Melodies"
Roll 3133 w125roll3133e.zip "Music As You Like It"
Roll 3134 w125roll3134e.zip Waltz
Roll 3135 w125roll3135e.zip "Marches Full Of Snap And Pep"
Roll 3137 w125roll3137e.zip "Keep 'Em Skating Tunes"
Roll 3143 w125roll3143e.zip March
Roll 3151 w125roll3151e.zip Waltz
Roll 3154 w125roll3154e.zip "Taxable" "Waltz Roll"
Roll 3185 w125roll3185e.zip Fox Trot and Waltz
Roll 3228 w125roll3228e.zip "LENGTH of 10-piece ROLL", Fox Trot and Waltz
Roll 3238 w125roll3238e.zip "LENGTH of 10-piece ROLL", March
Roll 3246 w125roll3246e.zip Fox Trot and Waltz
Roll 3248 w125roll3248e.zip Mixture

Note that w125 rolls can be easily filtered to play on a Mills Violano Virtuoso which has been converted to play midi files or to simulate a Violano Virtuoso when played on a standard midi player.

Style 150

Test Roll w150test.zip Functional test and tune your w150 organ.
Roll 13036 w150roll13036e.zip "Patriotic Roll".
Roll 13107 w150roll13107e.zip "Special Southern Roll".
Roll 13119 w150roll13119e.zip "Old Time Standard Songs In Waltz Tempo".
Roll 13130 w150roll13130e.zip "Waltz Roll".
Roll 13147 w150roll13147e.zip "Special Skating Roll".
Roll 13151 w150roll13151e.zip "Broadway's Best".
Roll 13173 w150roll13173e.zip "Waltz Roll".
Roll 13174 w150roll13174e.zip "Waltz Roll".
Roll 13175 w150roll13175e.zip "Standard Waltz Roll".
Roll 13236 w150roll13236e.zip Waltz and Fox Trot.
Roll 13238 w150roll13238e.zip "Length of 10-piece roll".
Roll 13242 w150roll13242e.zip Marches.
Roll 13244 w150roll13244e.zip Waltz and Fox Trot.
Roll 13255 w150roll13255e.zip Fox Trot and Waltz.
Roll 13275 w150roll13275e.zip Fox Trots and Waltz.
Roll 13279 w150roll13279e.zip Fox Trots and Waltz.
Roll 13282 w150roll13282e.zip Fox Trots and Waltz.
Roll 13295 w150roll13295e.zip "Christmas Roll".
Roll 13400 w150roll13400e.zip Various.
Roll 14300 w150roll14300e.zip Rolls 13300 and "Polish Roll" 13308 Combined.

Style 165

David's Test Roll w165test.zip Functional test and tune your w165 organ.
B.A.B. Roll 404 w165roll404e.zip Good music ruined by limited and off beat percussion.
Roll 6501 w165roll6501e.zip National Emblem.
Roll 6502 w165roll6502e.zip Waltzes and Marches.
Roll 6505 w165roll6505e.zip Marches and Waltzes.
Roll 6511A w165roll6511Ae.zip World Peace.
Roll 6512 w165roll6512e.zip Southern Nights.
Roll 6513 w165roll6513e.zip Classical, including Poet and Peasant Overture.
Roll 6514 w165roll6514e.zip A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Roll 6516 w165roll6516e.zip Patriotic Roll.
Roll 6519 w165roll6519e.zip Old Favorites.
Roll 6526 w165roll6526e.zip Marches and Waltzes including Entry of the Gladiators.
Roll 6527 w165roll6527e.zip Palace of Peace.
Roll 6528 w165roll6528e.zip Classical.
Roll 6530 w165roll6530e.zip Bombasto (missing).
Roll 6532 w165roll6532e.zip Over There.
Roll 6534A w165roll6534Ae.zip Classical.
Roll 6537A w165roll6537Ae.zip Classical.
Roll 6538 w165roll6538e.zip My Mind's Made Up To Marry Carolina.
Roll 6539 w165roll6539e.zip I Wish I Was In The Land Of Cotton Now.
Roll 6547 w165roll6547e.zip Waltzes and Marches.
Roll 6554 w165roll6554e.zip I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (missing).
Roll 6557 w165roll6557e.zip When You Look In The Heart Of A Rose.
Roll 6558 w165roll6558e.zip Wait Till You Get Them Up In The Air, Boys.
Roll 6560 w165roll6560e.zip Whoa January.
Roll 6567 w165roll6567e.zip Oh By Jingo (Oh By Gee, You're The Only Girl For Me).
Play-Rite Roll 6800 w165roll6800e.zip "Girl's Program".
Play-Rite Roll 6814 w165roll6814e.zip "American Waltzes".

I have now completed playing all of the above Wurlitzer 165 e-rolls using eplayWin32 Version 3.2 (With the new algorithm) and eplayOrgan Version 1.0d. All the w165 e-rolls play with convincing accuracy with the exception of those listed below.

w165 e-roll playing error list

All e-rolls in this error list have melody notes being played without any melody stops being set. I suspect most casual listeners would not notice this and in some cases the "errors" were present when the roll was initially issued.
Causes of errors and proposed corrective actions are indicated in the list.

6501-04 ** VERY short duration scanning glitch. Action: delete glitch. Later cancel is clearly intended. Action none.
6513-01 ** Cancel followed by gap with nothing, then stops are set. Action: move cancel forward.
-08 ** Cancel followed by long gap with nothing, then stops are set. Action: move cancel forward.
6514-01 ** Cancel followed by long gap with nothing, then stops are set. Action: move cancel forward.
-04 ** Cancel followed by long gap with nothing, then stops are set. Action: move cancel forward.
-07 ** Cancel followed by gap with nothing, then stops are set. Action: move cancel forward.
-08 ** Cancel followed by gap with nothing, then stops are set. Action: move cancel forward.
-09 ** Several times cancels are followed by gaps with nothing, then stops are set. Action: move cancels forward.
6516-07 ** VERY short duration scanning glitch. Action: delete glitch.
6519-09 ** A bit strange but clearly intended. Action: none.
6526-01 ** Clearly intended. Action: none.
-06 ** VERY short duration scanning glitch. Action: delete glitch.
6554-10 ** Occurs four times and is clearly not an error. Action: none.

NOTE: The corrected versions are now on line and there is no reason to think that moving the cancels will prevent the rolls from continuing to play correctly on a real Wurlitzer 165.

Useful information about e-rolls

  1. Filter package, includes filters fw125e-p.rpl, fw150e-p.rpl and fw165e-p.rpl
  2. How to use midi to Play Wurlitzer Band Organ Music Rolls Detailed information.
  3. 1929 Wurlitzer Band Organ Catalog Details of organs and pipes.
  4. Summary table, 1929 Wurlitzer Band Organ Catalog Summary for comparing organs and pipes.
  5. Wurlitzer 125 Tracker Bar Technical Details.
  6. Wurlitzer 150 Tracker Bar Technical Details.
  7. Wurlitzer 165 Tracker Bar Technical Details.
  8. Midi Specification Standard Midi File Format. Appendices are useful.