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In 1924, Seattle jazz musician Frank D. Waldron wrote 9 original compositions. These songs have now been recorded for the first time.
In 1924, Seattle jazz musician Frank D. Waldron wrote 9 original compositions. These songs have now been recorded for the first time.
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    Single Song

    Thank you for your support! You will receive a digital copy of the song "Climb Them Walls" as a thank you.

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    CD + Digital Download

    You will receive the CD and digital download of the album.

    The CD includes original cover design by Mike McDevitt and an eight-page booklet with photos and liner notes by Seattle jazz historian Paul de Barros.

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    Vinyl Record + Digital Download

    Vinyl record printed at Portland's Cascade Record Press.

    The record includes original album jacket design by Mike McDevitt and an insert with photos and liner notes by Seattle jazz historian Paul de Barros.

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    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl + Download

    Limited Edition Clear Translucent Vinyl printed at Portland's Cascade Record Press; only 100 will be printed.

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    Vinyl + CD + Digital Download

    Vinyl printed at Portland's Cascade Record Press + the CD + the digital download.

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    2 Records + Download

    Get both the Limited Edition Translucent Vinyl & the black vinyl.

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    Autographed Collection

    The Rhythm Runners will sign the complete collection along with a limited edition letterpress poster.

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    Autographed Collection - Clear Vinyl

    The Rhythm Runners will sign the complete collection (clear vinyl) along with a limited edition letterpress poster.

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    Patron of the Arts

    You will be thanked in the album liner note plus you will receive the complete autographed collection.

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    Vinyl Test Pressing

    Only five test pressings were made by Cascade Record Press.

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    Acetate Reference Disc

    There is only one acetate reference disc. I watched it being made at Black Belt Mastering by Levi Seitz.

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    Original Composition

    Greg Ruby will write an original composition, name it after you (or a special someone) and make a video of the Rhythm Runners performing it.

    You will also be thanked in the album liner notes (if pledged by April 20) and receive the complete autographed collection.

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    Patron of the Arts

    You will be thanked in the album liner note plus you will receive the complete autographed collection.

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    • Vinyl Record - Autographed (colored or black vinyl)
    • CD - Autographed
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    Rhythm Runners Letterpress Stamper

    Day moon press made an aluminum stamper for the letter press poster of the band. There is only one of these in existence. You will receive this & you will be thanked in the album liner notes (before April 20) plus you will receive the complete autographed collection.

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    • Letterpress Stamper of the Rhythm Runners
    • Thank-you credit in the liner notes (before April 20)
    • Vinyl Record - Autographed (colored or black vinyl)
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    Pretty Doll Music Box

    I will personally program the Frank D. Waldron composition "Pretty Doll" into a hand-cranked music box. You will also be thanked in the album liner notes and receive the complete autographed collection.

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    • Vinyl Record - Autographed (colored or black vinyl)
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