Second in this popular series, and another hour of great band organ music,
Volume II of Carousel Breezes continues the excellent selection (by Merrick
Price, of Seabreeze Park) and quality of Carousel Breezes. Twenty four of
the most requested songs at the carousel are found on this recording, and
they begin with the ringing of the bell that starts each carousel ride.
Fox-trots, one-steps, and two-steps, each melody captures the spirit of days gone by.|
Sit back in the bright red Adirondack rocking chairs and let the sounds of summer surround you. Just like Carousel Breezes, this recording includes an oversized insert with additional photos, another original carousel painting on the cover (courtesy of artist Diane Luke), and information about the historic band organ. Sadly, the same breezes that sent the happy music over Lake Ontario also fueled the tragic fire that destroyed the historic carousel and band organ on March 31, 1994. A special notation about the fire is included in this volume's insert. Not all of the special wooden horses were lost, fortunately, and in June 1996, they happily joined a complete set of new carved wooden horses on a brand new carousel at Seabreeze Park. These majestic works of art are now accompanied by a new band organ playing the 165 rolls.
Carousel Breezes Volume II Inside PictureEnjoying a summer morning in front of the Wurlitzer Military Style 165 Band Organ
(L to R.):
Alan H. Mueller: Alan's dad worked the concessions at the Seabreeze
Park dance halls in the
1920's. Alan remembers riding the carousel in the 1 940's - 5 cents a ride! - and peering at the
band organ (then located in the center of the carousel), trying to understand how it worked. He
figured it out - Alan has been handling the major repairs of this Wurlitzer for many years.
Merrick Price: Son-in-law of George Long, Merrick has been at the park for over
and could still be found in his office (or on his golf-cart) at 7:30 each morning. Merrick is holding
Aaron Hofsass: grandson of Merrick and Lois Long Price, and son of Mark and Susan Price
Hofsass. If he finds merry-go-rounds as appealing as his forebears, Aaron will be the sixth
generation of the Long family to continue his family tradition.
Nicholas J. Rosica: As a young boy, Nick rode his bike to Seabreeze several times a week to
hear the band organ (and record it on his cassette deck). Little did he know that as an adult it
would be his meticulous care that keeps the Wurlitzer in such good working order.
Susan Hofsass: Daughter of Merrick and Lois Long Price, and carousel horse restorer.
Suzy has restored the horses and chariots on PTC#36 to their original magnificence.
David R. Kaspersin: Owner of Dynamic Recording Studios, and carrousel enthusiast. Dave
ran the arcade at Seabreeze for several years (and still gets a pretty good pinball score).
Jackie Kaspersin: Manages and promotes the Dynamic record label.
Producer: Merick Price Engineer: Dave Kaspersin Consultant: Alan Mueller
Editing Engineer: Sharon Switch Whaley Cover Artwork: Diane Luke
Photography: Schmidt Shoots Layout & Graphics: Jacquelyn Kaspersin
This recording is dedicated to the creators and preservers or our musical memories -
those generations past, present, and future - whose dreanns and determination make our
merry world go round.