The Decap
 
The Decap inspires its listeners to
spontaneously break into dance.
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The "Decap" Belgian Dance Organ, one of the few in existence today, was found in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. This instrument was considered "portable' back in its heyday. It would be set up and moved from dance hall to dance hall every six months!

Similar to a player piano, this marvelous machine plays cardboard "book music." The Decap measures 12 feet tall and 24 feet long and features 535 pipes, 2 accordians, 2 saxophones, a snare drum, bass drum, woodblock, tempo block, cymbals and a high hat! It practically replaces the need for an orchestra...and the sound is deliciously marvelous.

Click HERE to see and hear the Decap in action.

 

Twelfth Street Rag*

 


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