Episode 415 – Putin’ On The Ritz

The music of Irving Berlin is the sole feature on this show. This show contains a few favourites from this composers vast output of songs including Blue Skies, Heatwave, Always and more!

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Music Played

Let’s Face The Music And DanceJelani EddingtonCommunity Theatre, Berkeley

4/35 Wurlitzer
RJE Productions (RJE 1425)1996
Reaching For The MoonErnest BroadbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
One-UP/EMI (OU 2171)1977
‘On The Avenue’ Selection: a) Slumming On Park Avenue
b) The Girl On The Police Gazette
c) You’re Laughing At Me
d) This Year’s Kisses
e) He Ain’t Got Rhythm
f) I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Henry CroudsonParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
78 RPM Record
Blue SkiesLen RawleTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-0082)
Puttin’ On The RitzHoward BeaumontTown Hall Ossett

3/13 Compton-Christie
Grosvenor Records
(CDGRS1305)
1999
Heat WaveDwight ThomasParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
Newport Classic (NCD60078)1990
AlwaysLee ErwinBeacon Theatre NY

4/19 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-0045)1992
Plays A Simple Melody/How Deep Is The Ocean/I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me WarmPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
EMI Records (NTS 1078381)1984

Episode 414 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Rag Bag

Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with a real rag bag of assorted items!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
Mary Popins SelectionNigel OgdenChester Cathedral

4m Charles Whiteley & Co
Nigel Ogden Archive2014
March Of The HeraldJack HelyerRitz/Odeon Nottingham

4/22 Conacher
Nigel Ogden Archive1961
The Lady Is A TrampGraeme WrightParamount/Odeon Newcastle

3/19 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1968

Sinfonia From Cantata No.29
Carlo CurleyAlexandra Palace

Allen Touring Organ
Nigel Ogden Archive1977
Keep SmilingNigel OgdenCivic Auditorium, Pasadena CA

5/28 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1996
Hot DogRichard HillsCivic Auditorium, Pasadena CA

5/28 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1996
Pipes And Plug-InsHarold & Charles SmartBBC Maida Vale Studios

3/12 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1972
IntradaNigel OgdenBBC Maida Vale Studios

3/12 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1990’s

Episode 413 – With A Song in My Hart*

Yes we know it’s spelt wrong – don’t despair! This week Damon takes a look through a some of the reel-to-reel recordings from the Ricky Hart collection.

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Music Played

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside/Up With The CurtainReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1960
They Didn’t Believe Me/Let Yourself GoReginald AdamsOdeon, Folkestone

3c/6 Compton
Private Recording
Richard Rogers Selection: June Is Bustin’ Out All Over/There’s A Small Hotel/Lover/Out Of My Dreams/The Lady Is A TrampHubert SelbyParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1965
Waltz Selection: It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World/My Favourite Things/A Real Life GirlRobinson CleaverGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1965
Pili-Pili-Ho-HoGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Private Recording1963
The Breeze And ICharles SmittonParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
Swinging Sleigh Bells/Finale: Dance Of The Hours/Signature Tune: Powder Your Face With SunshineStanley TudorGaumont Manchester


4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1965

Episode 412 – Vintage Vinyl

On this week’s show John Leeming ventures into his vintage vinyl record collection and pulls out a selection of tracks from LP’s he’s not played for some time!

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Music Played

Let’s Break The Good NewsThe Organ, The Dance Band And Me (Robinson Cleaver)Abbey Road EMI Studios

3/9 Compton
EMI World Records (SH504)1886
I’ll Take RomanceTom SheenRichard Loderhouse Studio NY

4/38 Wurlitzer
Renwick Records
(MO8P-0175)
1961
On A Little Balcony In SpainJim RiggsGrand Lake Theatre, Oakland CA

3/13 Wurlitzer Hybrid
Jim Riggs (WRA1-165)1985
StardustGeorge WrightParamount New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer
King Records (265-3)1958
Sweet SueGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Carwal Records (CAR-103)1964
You Light Up My LifeCharlie BaloghRoaring 20s Pizza, Grand Rapids, MI

3/38 Wurlitzer
Ronson Records (RT 102)c1979
Bumble BoogieNeil JensenDendy Theatre, Brighton, Vic. Australia

3/15 Wurlitzer
Keymedia Productions1983
Some Day I’ll Find You/I’ll See You AgainErnest BroadbentParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 235)1973
That’s A PlentyNoel BriggsGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 225)c1971

Episode 411- Come Fly With Me

The music of Jimmy Van Heusen is the sole feature on this show. Many songs on this show are also associated with Frank Sinatra and are great standards!

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Music Played

Star!Hector OliveraJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/28 Kimball
Engle Associates Recording (EAR-10272-73)
All The WayVic HammettGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Audicord (ACD 232)1980
Throughly Modern MillieLyn LarsenKearns/Carson Residence, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Essental Records (ERS-1010)
Here’s That Rainy DayJohn MannTown Hall, Henley-On-Thames

3/12 Allen MDS Theatre II
Grasmere Records (GRCD133)2015
Love And Marriage/The Tender TrapMichael WooldridgeNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer
Merlin Productions (MPCD110)2012
Polka Dots And MoonbeamsKeith BeckinghamTown Hall Clydebank

3/13 Wurlitzer
Chow Productions (COCD102)2004
It Could Happen To YouBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions,Inc (WJVCD-106)1992
Come Fly With MeSimon GledhillAlabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

4/29 Wurlitzer
Alabama Chapter ATOS (ALA-1783-09)2009

Episode 410 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Christie Contrast

Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with the sounds of two south coast Christies with their respective resident organists at the time.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
a) It’s A Lovely Day Today/Steppin’ Out With My Baby/Doin’ What Comes Naturally
b) Sophisticated Lady
c) In A Persian Market
d) You Started Something/At Sundown/I’ll Never Say Never Again
Brian SharpSandford Holiday Park

3/22 Christie
Nigel Ogden Archive1991
a) Imperial Echoes
b) Forgotten Dreams
c) Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
d) The Teddy Bears’ Picnic
e) Love Walked In/Strike Up The Band
Douglas ReeveDome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’
Nigel Ogden Archive1990

Episode 409 – Towering Heights

This week Damon takes a trip to the seaside and to the sounds of the Tower Ballroom Wurlitzer!

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Music Played

Lullaby of Broadway/Carolina Moon/Toot Toot TootsieReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (SCX 6387)1970
Foxtrot Medley: C’est Si Bon/She’s Funny That Way/You Bought A New Kind Of Love To MeErnest BroadbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
One-UP/EMI (OU 2171)1977
With My Little Stick Of Blackpool RockArnold LoxamTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records (CDGRS 1315)2000
Those Foolish ThingsSimon GledhillTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 205)1994
Sweet Sue/Louise/If You Knew SusieNigel OgdenTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS233)1998
As Time Goes By/You’ll Never Know/Whispering GrassDavid LobbanTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Hallmark (307892)1995
Somewhere Out ThereRobert WolfeTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records (CDGRS 1238)1990
Mack The KnifePhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD80)1996

Episode 408 – Dutch Connections

Damon take a trip to the Netherlands on this weeks show with a mix of recording both old and new featuring mostly Dutch built instruments played by some well known artists!

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Music Played

Castanets Of GranadaErnest BroadbentPassage Theatre Schidam

3/10 Standaart
NOF Sound (N.S.P 80-8-8-2)1981
In Sentimental MoodPierre Palla & Bep RowoldAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton
YouTube 1966
In Buddah’s RealmCor SteynCity Theatre Amsterdam

4/17 Strunk
Panachord (H 1017) Curtesy Wayne Ivany1938
Who Am IHarry DavidsonCommodore Hammersmith

3/10 Standaart
Edison Bell Winner (5445) Curtesy Wayne Ivany1932
Drifting And DreamingPierre PallaTuschinski Theatre, Amsterdam

2/6 Wurlitzer (Style 160)
Curtesy Wayne Ivany1928
The Pink Panther ThemeHans NottrotTuschinski Theatre, Amsterdam

4/10 Strunk-Wurlitzer
NOF Sound (NST-77.8.8-1)1977
(I’ve Got) Beginner’s LuckJelani EddingtonCentraal Buteau Voor De Statistiek, Voorburgh

3/11 Standaart
NOF Sound (NOFCD35)2005
Fools Rush InLen RawleConcerthall and Auditorium, Middelburg

3/11 Compton
NOF Sound2006
PollyPatrick HopperMuziekcentrum van de Omroep, Hilversum, Holland

4/20 Standaart-Compton
Private Recording2021

Episode 407 – Miscellany

On this week’s show John Leeming has a mixed bag of theatre organ miscellany – anything can happen in the next 30 minutes – so tune in!

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Music Played

Mr. WonderfulRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 18)2014
Mr. LuckyLyn LarsenSanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-208)1995
Save the Last Dance for MeQuentin MacleanTrocadero Elephant and Castle, London

4/21 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (DB 759 1934)c1934
String of PearlsLew WilliamsOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises (ERB 107-CD)1996
Body and SoulBobby PaganAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/10 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1987
Isn’t It a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain)Jim RiggsDolby House, Holbeach

4/22 Compton-plus
Private Recordingc2004
A Cottage for SaleJohn Clark McCallGrace Church, Sarasota, FL

4/32 Wurlitzer
John Clark McCall2020
Tea for TwoBryan RodwellRegal/Scala Rotherham

3/9 Conacher
Private Recordingc1980

Episode 406 – Waltz In Swingtime

The music of Jerome Kern is the sole feature on this show he composed hits such as Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, The Way You Look Tonight and is perhaps best known for the music from Showboat!

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Music Played

I Won’t DanceDwight BeachamThe Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids MI

Allen 620 Computer Theatre Organ
Allen Organ Company (DLW 1019)1976
The Way You Look TonightJerry NaganoWheaton Fox Studio, Wheaton IL

4/26 Robert Morton
Jerri-Co Productions2008
Waltz In SwingtimeJohn GiacchiSanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
Modern Mood Music (MMM 003)2001
Pick Yourself UpJohn SengSt. Mary of the Lake Seminary Mundelein IL

4/24 Howell-Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-0170)
She Didn’t Say YesLyn LarsenDendy Theatre, Brighton, Melbourne, Australia

3/15 Wurlitzer
Essential Records (ERS 1008)
All The Things You AreGeorge WrightChicago Theatre, Chicago IL

4/29 Wurlitzer
BANDA CD. (42192F)2000
Who?John AtwellCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/25 Wurlitzer
JAmusic (JAM103)1995
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes/You Were Never Lovelier/The Song Is YouPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD132)2011