Belgian Band Organ

Enjoy the stereo sounds of a fully automatic mechanical nickelodeon glockenspiel player-piano robot beast from Belgium. It’s also a very strange and ornate piece of furniture.

At the time that this album was recorded this Muppet Show from hell was located at a weird roadside attraction called The Gay Nineties Village located in Sikeston Missouri. This item was sold as a keepsake to the many that visited the attraction. We found this record while digging through bins at a rummage sale.

“The Gay 90s Village, Inc. was in business since the 1950’s and was initially involved in acquiring and displaying Eakins collection of machines at the Million Dollar Museum in Sikeston and The Gay 90s Melody Museum located in St. Louis. Both museums were closed when Eakins sold the bulk of his collection to Walt Disney World in the late 1970’s.” (source)

Here’s the first track as recorded right off the vinyl. You are likely to find it familiar.

The record has a full Discogs entry. Here is the track list.

Tracklist

A1 Entry Of The Gladiators 2:18
A2 Washington Post March 2:26
A3 Over The Waves 2:41
A4 Double Eagle 2:17
A5 Du Kannst Nicht Treu Sein 1:25
A6 Pennsylvania Polka 1:30
B1 Stein Song 1:59
B2 Anchors Aweigh 1:27
B3 Blue Danube 3:00
B4 Yes, We Have No Bananas 1:37
B5 Rancho Grande 1:14
B6 Semper Fidelis 2:11