Classic Carnival Circus Calliope Music | Circus Calyope

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Circus Calyope

by Classic Carnival Circus Calliope Music

This music will bring back the memories of going to the Circus as a youngster.
Genre: Kids/Family: Kid Friendly
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1. Colonel Bogey Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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2. That Old Gang of Mine Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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3. When You and I Were Young Maggie Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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4. Beer Barrel Polka Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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5. Smiles Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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6. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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7. American Pep Song Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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8. Sidewalks of New York Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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9. Take Me Out to the Ballgame Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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10. The Man On the Flying Trapeze Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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11. Dardanella Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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12. California Here I Come Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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13. The Jolly Cobbler Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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14. Margie Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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15. Down the By the Old Mill Stream Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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16. Here Comes the Showboat Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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17. Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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18. They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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19. Home On the Range Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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20. In the Good Old Summertime Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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21. Waiting For the Robert E. Lee Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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22. Billboard March Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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23. My Sweethearts the Man in the Moon Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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24. 12th Street Rag Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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25. Drifting Tonight in Dreamland Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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26. Let Me Call You Sweetheart Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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27. Jingle Bells Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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28. Intro: Old Lange Syne/jolly Coppersmith Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Circus Day at last! What excitement and anticipation spread throughout the town! A trip in the early hours to the railroad yards to watch the unloading of the wagons, animals, etc., and then the rumbling caravan's long trek to the Circus grounds. If you were lucky, you got a job hauling water to the thirsty elephants although it seemed as if the trips to the water tap to fill the buckets would never end. At last you were given a pass for the performance. The first thing you did was walk slowly through the Menagerie tent to look at the strange and intriguing animals. Most of these you had seen only in books. What a thrill! Next, the CIRCUS CALLIOPE(CALYOPE) was playing, warning the town that the Circus performance would soon begin and the people began scurrying to the grounds.

Taking a seat, you hoped you would be able to see every bit of the fascinating acts. The great music began with a heraldic sound and the Ringmaster announced the Grand Entry. Prancing horses, lumbering pachyderms, bouncing clowns, lovely ladies, and handsome men paraded around the tent. A tremor of excitement goes through your body - the Circus is beginning! The mighty music from the CIRCUS CALYOPE continues and changes pace with the various acts - moving marches, lively gallops, beautiful ballads, and wonderful waltzes. Only too soon the tremendous Circus was over.

Long after the Circus has gone its way, passages of familiar tunes come back with a haunting tilt or strain to nudge the memory of a marvelous day at the Circus. Brought back are the smell of the hot popcorn, the feel of gooey candy apples, the distinctive odor of the Menagerie and tanbark, the menacing crack of the whip, the Ringmaster's spiel, and the waves of happy laughter rippling throughout the tent, along with the oh's and ah's heard during some spectacular aerial act.

This wonderful CIRCUS CALLIOPE (CALYOPE) is a Wurlitzer Caliola with 44 wood pipes and is ideal for Circuses as it has a beautiful tone and remarkable volume. It plays from a paper roll or may be played manually from the keyboard on the back, creating beautiful musical effects. This machine was made in 1928 and uses the regular 65-note Wurtitzer roll. Operated by a 1/2 h.p. motor.
Specifications: Height to top of scroll, 5 feet 4 inches; height without scroll, 4 feet 8 inches. Width, 3 feet 7 1/2 inches; depth, 2 feet 10 inches. Weight, 435 tbs. with coun tershaft and drive wheel. 44-note keyboard for hand playing. 44 pipes.
Paul Eakins obtained the machine from the estate of a Showman and immediately restored it to its now brilliant state in both appearance and sound. The case is a bright red and the fine gold scrolls are hand-carved. The front screen depicts a colorful Flamenco dancer scene. The raised panel on the lower front has a peaceful take and mountain scene.
For five and one-half months the CIRCUS CALLIOPE (CALYOPE) was on location at the New York World's Fair at the Ringling Museum of the Circus. Along with another calliope belonging to Eakins, it was shown and furnished the music for an hour-long spectacular on "PT Barnum and the Circus" on NBC-TV. The "Circus Reminiscence" exhibition at the famous Hallmark Gallery on 5th Avenue played the music of this CIRCUS CALLIOPE (CALYOPE) during the entire show from March 2 to April 29, 1966 via tape, adding to the nostalgic realism. Millions heard and saw this striking machine on both the "Today" Show and the "Tonight" Show on NBC-TV. Among other triumphant appearances was a 10-day participation in a special exhibition at Madison Square Garden; being featured on ABC-TV and NBC-TV News Specials; and shown at the great Midsouth Fair in Memphis, Tennessee.


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Gary Lucas

Circus Calyope
What a CD! Usually you hear this type of music either live or on old scratchy records. This is definately a music format that I encourage everyone to have in their collection. It is so uplifting and joyful to listen to. It could even be used at festivals to add the carnival "soundtrack" with lots of cotton candy. 5 gold stars goes out to the artist who produced this superior sounding CD!

Marcia M


We are having a carnival birthday party for my grandsons and this is the perfect music. Imagine playing tin can alley or duck pond with this great music in the background. If you need circus or carnival music (or just want to experience a great nostalgic feeling) - BUY THIS CD!

The Richardson Family

A Fantastic Party Addition
My sons recently had a birthday party, and this CD was the perfect addition to the carnival theme! It lent a fantastic and festive atmosphere. Everyone loved the music, which played continually in the background as our birthday boys and party guests played games on the "midway" and munched candy apples, cotton candy, and hot dogs. The quality of each song was very good, and the CD was just what I needed for that final "party touch". Fun!

Karen

Great Carnival CD!
This is a fantastic CD for anyone looking for that traditional Carnival sound! It will go a long way to add a Carnival/Circus atmosphere to any event with that theme! Makes me just want some cotton candy!

Joy


What great fun! My bookclub is reading "Water For Elephants". I'm hosting a circus theme meeting and this music will provide a perfect welcome to set the stage.

Joseph Braid

A lovely addition to my collection
First I have to say that I have a very rare taste in music and that I actually enjoy listening to this even casually. I would play to the samples on this site quite a bit before finally getting around to purchasing the mp3s from here to put on my iPod. Anyhow, I like how this CD has a variety of songs perfectly designed for the calliope (one of my favourite instruments ever) and I have no complaints regarding the selection of tunes either. I enjoy them all.

However, there is a very good reason I\'m only giving this 4 stars instead of a perfect 5. It appears that some of the songs had recording issues and therefore I do hear clipping/distortion at times (and yes, my equalizer and other sound processors were turned off). A noise filter would have also been a nice touch to the recording to remove some of the hiss (which isn\'t coming from the calliope itself).

donna shatava

What a great CD!
I hosted a carnival party for my nephew\'s 7th birthday. This CD was perfect!!! It set the tone and put a smile on everyone\'s face both young and old.

Gordon Shaffer

One of the best ever
This Cd is one of a kind. I use it on my ice cream truck instead of the same BORING ice cream music and the customers just love it. I have them dancing in the streets with this cd. Wish you made more like it with differant music so that I could have more verity. THANKS

miriam

circus calyope
Bought this (and received and listened to it) for a huge 70th birthday bash for my husband. All guests will be asked to dress like little kids and we are turning the very large back yard into a kiddie CARNIVAL, complete with Hotdogs, peanuts, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Candy, midway booth games, clowns, a 20 x 20 Bounce house that will accomodate adults, fortune teller, face painters, and NOW FABULOUS MUSIC. This CD is just perfect for this. Highly recommend for any fun circus/carnival environment. Thanks!