Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Eddie Osborn - Fabulous Eddie, Vol. 2, at the Replica Wurlitzer


I love organ music so when I saw this album last year I went ahead and bought it. I thought the artwork was pretty cute, too. Well, it's not exactly the kind of organ music I like (I was expecting more loungey stuff), but it's certainly very nostalgic. When I listen to it, I feel like I'm at a baseball game and someone should be coming around to sell me some peanuts. Or, that I should be at an old-time theatre watching a silent movie. It's that kind of organ music. Still, the history of the Replica Wurlitzer is quite interesting, and you can read about it here. You can see a cool picture of the organ on that page - very impressive. I couldn't find a release date on this record, but by reading about the Replica Wurlitzer ("made" around 1955) and that Replica Records was liquidated in the late 1950s, I'm guessing that this album was made in the late 1950s.

Track listing for Fabulous Eddie, Vol. 2, at the Replica Wurlitzer:

Side 1:
1. McNamera's Band March
2. Medley: September Song and September in the Rain
3. Sleepy Lagoon
4. Oh, You Beautiful Doll
5. In A Little Spanish Town
6. Five Foot Two
7. Pop Goes the Weasel

Side 2:
1. Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
2. You're the Cream in My Coffee
3. It All Depends on You
4. Moonglow
5. Smiles Medley
6. Toot, Toot, Tootsie
7. Tuxedo Junction

4 comments:

Jack said...

More pipe organ music! Getting quite a collection here, Esther. I didn't expect loungey at all...I have a few Leon Berry records on the Replica label. There used to be a pizza place in Grand Rapids, MI that had a great Wurlitzer theater organ...it went bye-bye and the organ almost went to Australia. It now is in the museum in Grand Rapids...
Thanks for the record.
Jack

mutan said...

really fabulous!

thanks

hiaxelrod said...

I had that same album and it was one of my favorites. My daughter was born in 1954 and remembers me playing it very loud when she was young. You have the correct time period. I probably bought it in 1955-57. Do you know if it is now available on CD??? If so please contact me. hiaxelrod@earthlink.net
Harry

Esther said...

Hi, Harry,

No, I don't know if this is available on CD. Maybe one of the other readers/bloggers will know!

Thanks for visiting!
Esther