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Aqua String Band - Best Of The Mummers download album

  • Performer: Aqua String Band
  • Title: Best Of The Mummers
  • Genre: Country - World
  • Country: US
  • Formats: VQF TTA AC3 ASF WMA MP2 AHX
  • Released: 1961
  • Style: Folk, Instrumental
  • MP3 album: 1616 mb
  • FLAC album: 1430 mb
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Aqua String Band - Best Of The Mummers download album

Captain Fred J. Kesel claims the distinction of being the first musician to make the Glockenspiel or Band Lyre, part of Mummers' music. Today, the bells play a strong part in creating the distinctive tone of string band music. In the forty years since 1921, Aqua has scoured every remote corner of the earth to use imaginative themes and costumes. From statistics this album was released in 1961 by The Sure Music and Record co. in Broomall,PA Best of the Mummers ABCS-373 on ABC-PARAMOUNT records. Reply Notify me Helpful.

Aqua String Band, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Aqua String Band 2020 Mummers Parade Theme Reveal Video.

Watch more videos on our youtube channel. I was front and center at this year's Mummers Parade and was blown away with your performance. Jest Havin' A Ball was awesome and the costumes were great. Can't wait to see what you do next year.

The Aqua String Band is an all volunteer string band, best known for their participation in Philadelphia's annual Mummers Parade. The band was organized on April 2, 1920 by Elmer W. Leyrer and Fred J. Kesel, Sr. and incorporated into the String Band Association in 1945. Kesel introduced the glockenspiel to string bands, which has now become a signature and defining sound. The name, "Aqua", poked fun at the Volstead Act which banned alcohol under Prohibition.

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Tracklist

A1 Golden Slippers And Four Leaf Clover
A2 Shine
A3 Liechtensteiner Polka
A4 Bye, Bye Blues
A5 I Want A Girl
A6 June Night
A7 If You Knew Susie
B1 Helena Polka
B2 Now Is The Hour
B3 Are You Sorry?
B4 The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
B5 Little Girl
B6 Ma, She's Making Eyes At Me
B7 Auld Lang Syne

Companies, etc.

  • Produced For – Sure Music And Record Co., Inc.
  • Printed By – Crown Album Corp.
  • Mastered At – Bell Sound Studios
  • Mastered At – Longwear Plating

Credits

  • Directed By – Gene Nemeth
  • Recording Supervisor – Leonard Rosen

Notes

"Living High Fidelity"

Champions of the Philadelphia Mummers Parade

[Liner]
Aqua is the oldest continuously marching String Band on Broad Street, operating under its original Directors who formed the band on April 2, 1920. Captain Fred J. Kesel claims the distinction of being the first musician to make the Glockenspiel or Band Lyre, part of Mummers' music. Today, the bells play a strong part in creating the distinctive tone of string band music.

In the forty years since 1921, Aqua has scoured every remote corner of the earth to use imaginative themes and costumes. Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Brazil have represented the Spanish influence, while such exotic spots as Africa, Arabia, India, China, Egypt, Siam, Russia, the North Pole, and even Shangri-La have not been neglected. Many forms of human activities have been portrayed in string band version through the years, and spectators have seen royal courts, operas, carnivals, gamblers and playing cards, beggars, merry-go-rounds, even pixies, slaves and pansy flowers. Aqua's creativity always rises to the occasion and has earned for this outstanding club many a deserved honor. The vivid Siamese Dancers themes for 1955 will be long remembered by those spectators fortunate enough to have seen it. Especially notable was captain Fred Kesel's glittering portrayal of the six-armed god Vishnu, for which he was awarded First Prize from the city of Philadelphia in the Captain's Costume division; the David W. Crawford Memorial Trophy by the Charles Klein New Year's Association; and the first Oscar issued to the winning captain by the Philadelphia New Year's Shooters and Mummers Association.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): SM 1-A LW BellSound
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): SM 1-B LW BellSound

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SS-VOL. 1, SS Volume 1 Aqua String Band Best Of The Mummers ‎(LP) Sure, Sure SS-VOL. 1, SS Volume 1 US 1961
ABC-373 Aqua String Band Best Of The Mummers ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Sure, ABC-Paramount ABC-373 US 1961


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