Playing on a 2-8 Wurlitzer purchased from a Wisconsin theatre and transplanted to his New Jersey home, Lowell Ayars recorded a series of selections for the British radio program Pedal, Percussion & Pipes. When Ayars died, the organ was to have been reinstalled in The Smithsonian Institution. Since this did not happen, the organ is now being installed in the Greek Room of the Philadelphia Department store formerly known as Wanamaker’s. In addition, this recording has four other organs to be heard: a 3-17 Wurlitzer in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania; a 3-19 Möller theater organ in Philadelphia; a 3-31 Möller church organ in Bridgetown, New Jersey; and a Kimball 3-8 theatre organ in Pitman, New Jersey.
Signature Tune; Student Prince Selection; Cuban Love Song; Baby’s Birthday Party; Liebesfreud; Jealousy; Angel Mia; All I Do Is Dream of You; Elizabeth of England; Why Can’t you?; They Didn’t Believe Me; Birth of the Blues; The Boy Next Door; Always, as I Close My Eyes; Butterflies in the Rain; Medley from Showboat; Tunes of Yesteryear