Episode 473 – Dixon plays the Odeon

On this weeks show we take you back to the 24th February 1970 and to the Odeon Manchester with some edited highlights from a live concert featuring Reginald Dixon.

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Music Played

More Broadcast Favourites: Samum/La Golondrina/Cuckoo Waltz/Harry Lime Theme/Teddy Bears Picnic/Charmaine/Darktown Strutters Ball/Come Back To Sorrento/South American Joe/Bells Across The Meadow/Casatschok/Play Gypsy/Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Tuneful Twenties: When You’re Smiling/She’s Funny That Way/Me And My Shadow/???/Lullaby Of Broadway/Who’s Sorry Now/South Of The Boarder/Yes Sir Thats My Baby/Carolina Moon/Somebody Stole My Gal

The Storm

Blackpool Memories: Toot Toot Tootsie/California Here I Come/Anniversary Waltz/Beer Barrel Polka/Beer Barrel Polka/We’ll Meet Again/I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

All tracks played on the 4/20 Wurlitzer in the Odeon Manchester in concert on 24th February 1970. Thanks to Reginald Dixons family for allowing this to be made available. Original recording from the Tom Herd Collection. Recording re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 472 – From two Continents

On this week’s show John Leeming focuses on organs in the US and continental Europe!

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Music Played

Jeepers CreepersSimon GledhillCollége Claparéde, Geneva

3/8 Wurlitzer
AAOCCC Geneva2017
It Looks Like Rain in Cherry Blossom LaneBuddy NolanEmbassy, Fort Wayne, IN

3/15 Page
Concert Recording (CR0071)c1970
CrazyJohn MannNDR Studio, Hamburg

3/21 Welte
Private Recording (John Mann)2002
Who?Kay McAbeeRobert Wheeler Residence, Lockport IL

3/15 Wicks
Concert Recording (CR0079)c1970
Swing AgainKlaus WunderlichHammond organBell Records (BLR89117)2010
Mr Anthony’s BoogieFlorian HutterSkalleblle Centret, Denmark

Wersi Atlantis
Florian Hutter Recordings2017
So RareDick SchrumCarl Greer Inn, Sacramento, CA

4/16 Robert Morton
Concert Recording (CR0119)c1971
Blue TwilightJohn GiacchiRialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL

4/27 Barton
JATOE Recordings2001
Bel Ami/Taking a Chance on LoveDudley SavageCompton House, Brey-on-Rhein

3/7 Compton
Dudley Savage Recordings (KINO1)1995
Dancing TambourineLyn LarsenSanfillipo Residence, Barrington Hills, IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
Hopeful Heart Recordings (HHP203)2001

Episode 471 – Compton

This week Damon features instruments made by the John Compton organ company.

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Music Played

Up With The CurtainDavid ShepherdTavernham Hall, Norfolk

3c/8 Compton
Deroy Records (Deroy 1352)1976
My ValentineDeclan PooleSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
DMC Recording2022
Mexican Shuffle/Tijuana TaxiHoward BeaumontCommunity Centre, Ryhope

3/9 Compton
Fairview Studios (HB 111)2019
When I Take My Sugar To TeaNigel OgdenPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
COS Tapes (COS119)1988
Every Hour/CherokeeDudley SavageRoyal/ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Perfect Partner Records (PP001CD)2008
NarcissusReginald Porter-BrownGuildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)
Gemini Records (GM 2021)1973
Memory Corner: I’ll Be Around/Waltzing In The Clouds/I’m Sure Of Everything But You/Chinatown, My ChinatownStanley WyllieRitz Belfast

4c/10 Compton
COS Tapes (COS 122)1995

Episode 470 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Nottingham & Conacher

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive where is on two words – Nottingham & Conacher!

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Music Played

I’m Happy When I’m Hiking
March Of The Herald
The Choristers Waltz
Vanity Fair
Jack HelyerRitz/Odeon Nottingham

4/22 Conacher
Nigel Ogden Archive1961
Salut D’amourJohn Keys & Anna CurzonAlbert Hall, Nottingham

Binns 4m 63 Speaking Stops
In A Monastery GardenJohn Keys & ChoirAlbert Hall, Nottingham

Binns 4m 63 Speaking Stops
If You Knew Susie
Don’t Bring Lulu
Hello Dolly
Sweet Georgia Brown
Nigel OgdenSt. John’s Church, Failsworth

3m 29ss Conacher
Nigel Ogden Archive1998

Episode 469 – Young And Healthy

Damon is back with another selection of feel good favourites which he at least enjoys!

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Music Played

Song Hits Of 1930: Young And Healthy/Remember Me/Jeepers Creepers/September In The Rain/We’re In The Money/I Only Have Eyes For You/Lullaby Of BroadwayHorace FinchEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Deroy Records
(Deroy 949)
As Long As He Needs MeNigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Amberlee Records Ltd (ALM 312)1982
Tijuana Taxi/JavaPhil KelsallAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD130)2008
Old Cape CodBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions,Inc (WJVCD-107)1996
At The Codfish BallChris McPheeCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD003)1999
When Sunny Gets BlueLyn LarsenOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-211)2000
After You’ve GoneRobin RichmondGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 265)1974

Episode 468 – Small Wonders

On this week’s show we hand the spot to a new guest presenter; Robert Hope-Jones – yes you did read that correctly! He’s focusing on those small wonders of the organ world.

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Music Played

Take the A-TrainGeorge WrightRialto Theatre Pasadena, CA

2/10 Wurlitzer
Banda Records (BA 109759)1997
Love IsRonald CurtisDavenport Theatre, Stockport

3/7 Compton
Crystal (CRY 3017)1968
Sleepy LagoonBuddy Cole Buddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3-9 Robert Morton
Capital Records (H 206)1946
I Wish I Were in Love AgainJohn LauterRedford Theatre, Detroit

3-10 Barton
Private Recording (Steve Worthington)2004
Castles in SpainDavid ShepherdRex cinema, Stratford, London

2/7 Wurlitzer
Amberlee (AML 303X)1972
Time on My HandsDudley SavageABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Private Recording (As Prescribed-BBC)1975
I’m Beginning to see the lightNigel OgdenAstra Theatre Llandudno

Cinema Organ Society (COS101)1983
It’s MagicJim MelanderJack Lenwood’s residence, CA

2/8 Hybrid Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR 0004)1966
Her Name is MaryMark LaflinSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall

3/7 Compton
Cinema Organ Society (COS131)2018
Moanin’Bryan RodwellCapitol Cinema, Aberdeen

3/8 Compton
Aberdeen Theatre Organ Trust (ATOTC 2)1990
If I Had YouJackie BrownGranada Clapham Junction, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968

Episode 467 – Weird and Wonderful

On this week’s show John Leeming focuses of the weird and wonderful!

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Music Played

That’s EntertainmentHector OliveraFox Atlanta

4/42 Moller
Vantage (VCD-6306)1994
Cuban CutieJohn SengSt Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein

4/21 Wurlitzer
Pipe Organ Presentations (POP113)2005
I Got RhythmReginald Porter-BrownOdeon Leicester Square, London

5/17 Compton
Deroy (DER 110)1974
Ginza SambaJustin LaVoieStahls Automotive Museum, Chesterfield, MI

3/23 Wurlitzer
ATOS Records2016
Close Your EyesBryan RodwellHammond ConcordePrivate recording (BBC)1971
Moonlight Becomes YouLeo RaeGranada, Welling

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private recording (John Leeming)1979
Tiger RagRichard HillsDickinson High School, Wilmington, DE

3/66 Kimball
DTOS Records (DTOS1101)2005
God Amongst Us (part – from The Nativity of Our Lord, Messaien)Simon PrestonWestminster Abbey, London

Harrison and Harrison organ 4/84ss
Decca Records (482 4917)2017


Apologies for the lack of show this week; Damon hasn’t been at all well all day and was un-able to record anything. Normal service will be resumed next week.

Episode 465 – Best Of British

Damon features the best of British to help celebrate the Platinum Jubilee weekend!

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Music Played

March – Lime GroveNigel OgdenTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS254)2003
Nights Of GladnessJoseph SealRegal/ABC Kingston

3/12 Wurlitzer
Golden House – PYE Records (GH 609)1975
Run Rabbit Run/(We’re Gonna) Hang Out the Washing On The Siegfried Line/Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me GoodbyeReginald DixonGranada Kingston, London

3c/10 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Recordings (GRCD 106)2001
Cheeky ChappieRichard HillsGuildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)
Silver Street Music (SSM0037)2012
Valse RomantiqueSimon GledhillDolby House, Holbeach

4/21 Compton
Private Recording2021
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square/When They Sound The Last All Clear/There’ll Always Be An EnglandPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD132)2011
Land Of Hope And GloryRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Thursford Enterprises Ltd (TECD 04)1991