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
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