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      (in Oshkosh, WI)

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#A)   Summary Discography
#B)   Full Discography
#C)   Description of the Sampler CD
#D)   Known locations where free booklet/CD's can be found,
#E)   Scanned images of the Sampler CD, and selected pages from the 2001-02 Season promotional booklet

      This page lists all known recordings produced by or made in the Grand Opera House located in Oshkosh, WI. Research is in progress to track down other recordings made in the Opera House and released by other musicians or record/film producers. Please write if you know details about other recordings made at the Grand Opera House.


#A)   Summary Discography (top/bottom of page)
    t = Complete list of track titles appears in the Full Discography

#01)t 2001   Celebrating the Rhythm of Life: Sampler CD
#02)t 2002   The Grand Spirit: A Season For All

   Films

#03)  1976   Exit Dying
  
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#B)  Full Discography  (top/bottom of page)

[number] = Actual albums I have seen
"Owners" = Who owns, or owned, the album I saw
              (see the complete code list in library)


Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)                            Owners
----------Grand Opera House                                          ------

#01)  2001   Celebrating the Rhythm of Life: Sampler CD [CD: no #]      {A}
---             Compilation and mastering done at Steel Moon Recording,
---                Oshkosh, WI, (920) 966-1210
---          Description of this CD
---
---                                               * = Artists from Wisconsin
#01.   1   4:10  Living Room                       Paris Combo
#01.   2   4:11  Mink Coats                       *Patty Larkin
#01.   3   5:36  Medicine Man                      Robert Mirabal
#01.   4   3:18  We Three                          The Manhattan Rhythm Kings
#01.   5   4:46  Complementary Colors: Opus 17     Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues
#01.   6   4:16  For the Children                 *Randy Sabien
#01.   7   3:57  Medium Man / Floating Candles /   Battlefield Band
---                  Nighean Cailleach Nan Cearc
#01.   8   4:36  The Time is Now                   Eliane Elias
#01.   9   5:42  What Child is This (Greensleeves) Bonnie Rideout
#01.  10   5:13  What Was That                     John Gorka
#01.  11   4:43  Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing         Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir
---                 by James Weldon Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson
#01.  12   4:11  Hawaiian War Chant                George Kahumoku, Jr.
---                           (Taua / Ta Huahua'i)     
#01.  13   3:43  Ku'u Kika Kahiko (My Old Guitar)  Ozzie Kotani
#01.  14   4:11  Baile de Bomba                   *MadiSalsa
#01.  15   3:30  Plasmatron                        Scrap Arts Music
#01.  16   2:30  Argentine Dance                   Trio Voronezh
#01.  17   2:36  Red-haired Mary                   Dervish
#01.  18   3:52  The Waters of March              *Janet Planet, Tom Theabo
#01.  19   2:26  Beergarden Melodies              *Dorf Kapelle

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#02)  2002   The Grand Spirit: A Season For All [CD: no #]              {A}
---             Compilation and mastering done at Steel Moon Recording,
---                Oshkosh, WI, (920) 966-1210
---          Description of this CD
---
---                                             * = Artists from Wisconsin
#02.   1   5:53  This One                        Kenny Barron's "Canta Brasil"
#02.   2   2:31  Besame Mucho                    Quinteto Fantasia
#02.   3   3:30  They Are The Roses              Kathy Mattea
#02.   4   5:44  Gliceria                        Juan de Marcos' Afro-Cuban All Stars
#02.   5   5:05  John's Garden                   Peter Meyer
#02.   6   5:03  West Coast Blues                Karrin Allyson
#02.   7   5:01  Last Man on Earth               Loudon Wainwright III
#02.   8   3:01  God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen   Cantus
#02.   9   5:10  Wenceslas Medley                Cherish the Ladies
#02.  10   4:28  Danse dans les flammes          Grand Derangement
#02.  11   3:24  Buckaroo Dream                  New West
#02.  12   2:48  Kindness                        David Wilcox
#02.  13   3:55  Love Song (Ode to George)       Ann Rabson
#02.  14   3:48  Dove on the Waterline          *Jeffrey Foucault
#02.  15   2:37  Porgy and Bess: Summertime      Le Trio Gershwin
#02.  16   3:02  String of Pearls                The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
#02.  17   2:48  Scheplattler                   *Kick
#02.  18   2:08  Meisner Magic                  *Meisner Magic (Verne Meisner & Steve Meisner)

Summary Discography  (top/bottom of page)
#03)  1976   Exit Dying
      "In an effort to rekindle interest in the theater, a made-for-TV movie was filmed at The Grand and in other Oshkosh locations in 1976. Produced and directed by University of Wisconsin Oshkosh professor Bob Jacobs, Exit Dying starred nationally known actor Henry Darrow and told the fictional story of a seemingly haunted theater in a Midwestern town."
      (Description courtesy of the Grand Opera House History page)

      Additional information found on the Web: The movie "premiered October 31, 1976", and the late Mark Gruenwald, UW Oshkosh class of 1975, "served as Associate Art Director on the film."


      Thirty second samples from the CD in both RealAudio and MP3 formats could have been heard on the 2002-03 Season Artists Song Excerpts page, but the Grand decided this was not important historical information so the page was deleted. The page was backed up by the Internet Archive [Archive], but the song samples were not backed up and are permanently lost.


#C)  Description of the Sampler CD: (top/bottom of page)

      The Sampler CD, released August 24, 2001, is the first known recording officially released by the Grand Opera House since it was built in 1883. Research is in progress to track down other recordings made in the Grand Opera House and released by other musicians or record producers. About 35,000 copies of the CD and the accompanying booklet were printed, with about 15,000 being postal mailed to those on the regular Grand Opera House mailing list and the rest being distributed for free at other locations and in other ways. In the first week of September, booklets/CD's were also distributed via campus mail to the 1000+ Faculty and Staff at UW Oshkosh.

      The CD contains 19 selections by performers who were scheduled to perform during the 2001-2002 season. The CD was released in a plain white paper envelope/sleeve which was attached with an easily removed rubber cement type of adhesive to the center of the 32 page Season promotional booklet. The liner notes for the CD are printed on page 17 of the booklet. Thirty second samples from the CD in both RealAudio and MP3 formats can be heard on the 2001-02 Season Artists Song Excerpts page.

      "The Grand Opera House Foundation would like to thank all participants, agencies, artists and copyright holders for agreeing to be part of this CD. This CD is for promotion use only and cannot be sold. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. All rights reserved. A portion of the cost of this CD was generously donated by Time Warner Cable [of NorthEast Wisconsin] ".

      At this time I don't know if there was an "official" release date for this CD or not. I picked up my copy of it in the mail at my P.O. Box on the way out of town to La Crosse on Friday, August 24, 2001. The signature shown on the scan of the John Gorka page below was obtained from him at the Great River Folk Festival that weekend. It was the first time John had seen a copy of the new CD on which he appears.


#D)  Known locations where free booklet/CD's can be found:
      Please support these businesses who support the Grand Opera House.
#E)  Scanned images of the Sampler CD, and selected pages from the 2001-02 Season promotional booklet: (top/bottom of page)
      All images below are Copyright © 2001, by the Grand Opera House Foundation.

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