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Steam Calliope Music

Recorded live

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Over 24 minutes of great musical favorites


This great collection of steam calliope musical favorites was recorded live by Greg Menke, a one time calliope player aboard the Belle of Louisville steamboat. His lively renditions come from real life experieince of playing for audiences cruising on the Ohio River in one of history's greatest methods of transportation: a river steamboat.

The steam calliope instrument used in the production of this wonderful CD was a 1939 Tangley Calliaphone, known as a calliope. Originally purchased from the Columbia Amusement Company in Paducah, Kentucky, it was used for public appearances on the showboat docks in Paducah, the Mayfield, Kentucky roller skating rink, Ford Motor Company picnics in Dearborn, Michigan, private events and parties, and functions hosted by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Paducah.

In 1994, the antique calliaphone was donated, to the City of Paducah, Kentucky and restored by the River Heritage Museum, where it is currently on display.

For more information on purchasing your own Steam Calliope Music CD please call (812) 284-4207, or email Click here for a Mail order form.

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame
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Steam Calliope Music
Song List

Waiting for the Robert E. Lee/Down Yonder
The Darktown Strutters Ball
In the Good Old Summertime
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?
Alexander’s Ragtime Band
Sweet Georgia Brown
Here Comes the Showboat
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue / Ragtime Intro
Ain’t She Sweet?
Meet Me in St. Louis
Birth of the Blues
Side By Side
You Are My Sunshine
I Want a Girl
Back Home Again in Indiana
Yankee Doodle Dandy / Grand Old Flag
My Old Kentucky Home
Shine on Harvest Moon
Put on your Old Gray Bonnet

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