"Many of you have marveled at my years of posts on pipe organs and theaters around the country and the world and if you're anything like me, you probably have a passion for a certain subject or cause. And we all have had a starting point where it all began. For me, this instrument was where my passion for the organ really started. This particular Wurlitzer organ is a very historic instrument and originally started life in the Paramount Theater at Times Square NYC. For the past 50 odd years though, it has lived in Wichita KS at their famous Century II Convention Center. I have never heard it live, having only ever heard it on recordings. But it was just such a CD from the mid-1980s that did it for me! I love the sound of this instrument, in this acoustical setting! The amazing thing about this organ is that it has not really been messed with (added to) or finessed into something far beyond what it was designed to do. It very much still reflects the designers intent and the loving care lavished upon it by Wurlitzer technician Daniel Papp and the legendary organist/designer Jesse Crawford as built by the Wurlitzer Organ Co. of Tonawanda NY. The dynamic range and lushness of this instrument is astounding and frankly, there is no pedal division that sounds like this one! Talk about a firm foundation! As for the artist, I have been a fan of
for quite some time. His arranging style is always fresh and alive and leaves the listener wanting for more. For those of you who have followed my Crooner vs Organ video series on YouTube, it has been a lifelong dream to record a live album with this instrument!" - Mark Demmin II, Naperville, Illinois, posted October 30, 2018, (Unsolicited comment)
for a link to the video Mark attached to his post.
(FYI - More than 1/3 of the 1367 Wichita Wurlitzer fans are outside of Wichita.)