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Entertainment Folio 2

Entertainment Folio 2 came with the following discs

70150 Gay 90s Waltz

Imagine… a real Gay 90′s Waltz band at your fingertips! Press a button and hear two old-time pianos, plus bass, guitar and drums, all in lilting 3/4 time. Your right hand plays melody on an 1890 harmonium. Special effects switches provide introductions, vamp, even the happy rhythm of wood blocks.

  • Working Title: “Gay 90′s Waltz”
  • Known Revisions: A
  • Rarity: UC
  • Musical Arrangements: Unknown- probably improvised
  • Primary Musicians: Anonymous German Session Musicians
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  • Scale: Estey Cottage Organ (Harmonium), all stops out, no tremolo
  • Notes: There was also a “Gay 90′s Harmonium” recorded, which was essentially just Johnny Largo playing a basic waltz on the Estey. It was never used.
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70156 Cha-Cha-Cha!

A program disc to kindle that spark of Latin fire in your soul. Just push a chord button and spice up your favorite songs with a Latin rhythm section… piano, bass, drums and guitar. Add a special effects switch, and play along to the sound of a real Latin percussion group. Ole!

  • Working Title: “Cha-Cha”
  • Known Revisions: A
  • Rarity: R
  • Musical Arrangements: Unknown- probably improvised
  • Primary Musicians: Anonymous German Session Musicians
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70209 Hear And Now

Here’s a new OPTIGAN program, featuring the sound of the 70′s. Press a chord button, and your finger’s on the pulse of today’s music. Piano, bass, drums, electric and acoustic guitars provide the beat. Play the nation’s current million sellers, or add the flavor of today to your favorite standards.

  • Working Title: “Now Sound #2″
  • Known Revisions: A
  • Rarity: R
  • Musical Arrangements: Unknown
  • Primary Musicians: LA Session Musicians, some ex-members of Lawrence Welk’s band
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  • Notes: There was also a “Now Sound #1,” which was very similar in feel, but it was discarded.
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70220 Big Band Beat

Now, you and your OPTIGAN bring back the fabulous 40′s with the dancy Glenn Miller style. Just press a chord button and hear the big band… the reed section, featuring alto, tenor and baritone saxophones… the trumpets and trombones of the brass section… the rhythm section with bass, guitar and drums. Let’s dance to the Big Band Beat!

  • Working Title: “Glenn Miller”
  • Known Revisions: A
  • Rarity: R
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70206 Dixieland Strut

It’s Mardi Gras time at your house! Your OPTIGAN Music Maker and the Dixieland Strut program disc are all you need to play your favorite melodies, accompanied by a real Dixieland band, featuring trumpet, trombone, clarinet, tuba, banjo and drums. Just push a button and come on along!

  • Working Title: “Dixie”
  • Known Revisions: A
  • Rarity: R
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70201 Bluegrass Banjo

A bright, ringing sound rose up from the lush Kentucky plains and spread across all America. It was the sound of a five-string bluegrass banjo. Now, you and your OPTIGAN Music Maker can recreate that exciting sound, along with bass, drums, mandolin and guitar… all with just one finger!

  • Working Title: “Bluegrass”
  • Known Revisions: A
  • Rarity: UC
  • Musical Arrangements: Unknown- probably improvised
  • Primary Musicians: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, featuring John McKuen on Banjo
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  • Notes: This disc features arguably the most “famous” musicians of any Optigan recording. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was hired by Mike LeDoux, mostly because he was learning banjo at the time and John McKuen was something of a hero to him. The NGD Band also recorded several other style sessions, but this is the only one that made it onto disc.
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