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70167 Romantic Strings (In 3/4 Time)

Push the left-hand chord, and you’re conducting a string orchestra in waltz time! Lilting violins, violas, cellos and string bass accompany you as your right hand plays melody on the organ. Special Effects include introductions, endings and drums.

  • Working Title: “Slow 3/4 Strings”
  • Known Revisions: A
  • Rarity: UC
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70163 Big Top Marching Band

You can almost smell the sawdust! Push a left-hand chord button. Hear the big tuba? The trombone? The trumpet, clarinet, piccolo and drums? How great you sound, as your right hand plays your favorite melodies on the calliope!

  • Working Title: “March”
  • Known Revisions: C
  • Rarity: R
  • Musical Arrangements: Unknown
  • Primary Musicians: Anonymous German Session Musicians
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70152 Polynesian Village

Haunting native rhythms… vibraphone, bass, guitar, piano and conga drum. Backed by the exotic sounds of the tropics, you play melody with your right hand… and your OPTIGAN Music Maker is… guess again… it’s a marimba!

  • Working Title: “Quiet Village”
  • Known Revisions: B
  • Rarity: UC
  • Musical Arrangements: Unknown, probably improvised
  • Primary Musicians: Anonymous German Session Musicians
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  • Scale: Lowery Organ “Marimba” Setting
  • Notes: There was also a very similar discarded session called “Hawaii” which featured a swooping Hawaiian guitar instead of vibes. The monkey sounds on this disc may have come from the Chamberlin sound effects library.
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70182 Singing Rhythm

Truly a different musical program for all to enjoy… Your left hand coordinates a harmonious blend of voices and instruments, while your right hand plays organ.

  • Working Title: “Rhythm Voices”
  • Known Revisions: C
  • Rarity: UC
  • Musical Arrangements: Unknown, probably improvised
  • Primary Musicians: Anonymous German Session Musicians
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70177 Rollin’ Easy

Push a left-hand chord button and you are playing the unique sounds of the electric piano in an easy “now” mood, with the accompaniment of bass, guitar and drums. With this Program, the keyboard becomes a pop organ.

  • Working Title: “Easy Mood 2″
  • Known Revisions: B, C
  • Rarity: UC
  • Musical Arrangements: Unknown, probably improvised
  • Primary Musicians: Anonymous German Session Musicians
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  • Notes: There was also a discarded version of this with vibes overdubbed instead of electric piano.
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70180 Movin’

A Motown sound to satisfy your Soul! Your left hand plays a driving electric bass, guitar, drums, electric piano and organ, all at the press of a chord button. Your right hand plays melody on a rock organ!

  • Working Title: “Motown 2″
  • Known Revisions: B
  • Rarity: UC
  • Musical Arrangements: Unknown, probably improvised
  • Primary Musicians: Anonymous German Session Musicians
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  • Notes: “Motown 1″ and “Motown 3″ were also recorded by the same combo, but were never used.
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