Episode 464 – Elizabethan Serenade

On this week’s show John Leeming has been looking through the Radio Times in March and April 1952 to see what people were listening to in theatre organ broadcasts at the time of the Queen’s accession to the throne.

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Music Played

Legend of the Glass Mountain Robinson CleaverGranada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
President Records (PLCD544)1996
On a Spring Note David GraySanfilippo Foundation Collection

5/80 Wurlitzer
David Gray Records (DG0001)2018
September in the Rain
Robert WolfeOrion Centre, Campsie

3/17 Wurlitzer
Music Digital (CD6021)1996
September in the Rain
Reginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Sterndale Records (STE3101)2001
Montmartre David ShepherdOdeon, Leicester Square, London

5/17 Compton
John Leeming collection (BBC)1981
Leicester Square Looks Round John HowlettOdeon, Leicester Square, London

5/17 Compton
John Howlett collection (BBC)1965
Looking Around Simon Gledhill & Richard HillsDavid Shepherd Residence, Holbeach

4/22 Compton-plus
John Leeming YouTube2014
Belle of the Ball Stanley WyllieGranada, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie
John Leeming collection1986
Dance of the Three Old Maids John MannSouth Bank University

4/24 Wurlitzer
Odin Music (ODC012)c1989
Dance of an Ostracised ImpReginald Dixon Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Damon Cox Records (DMCD03)2016
Memories of You Eric LordOdeon, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
LTOT Records (LTOT9510)1995

Episode 463 – Animal

This week Damon takes you on a musical trip to the zoo!

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Music Played

Samba: The ParrotErnest BroadbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
One-UP/EMI (OU 2171)1977
Suite From The Carnival Of The Animals – The Elephant David Harris & Jelani EddingtonLittle River Studio, Miller, Whichita

3/19 Wurlitzer
RJE Productions2005
The Elephant’s TangoDouglas ReeveGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 255)1974
Little Red MonkeyJohn MannTony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/7 Christie
Grosvenor Records (GRS1114)1981
Monkey On A StringWalt StronyAuditorium Theatre, Rochester NY

4/22 Wurlitzer
ATOS 20192019
Penguin’s PlaytimeNigel OgdenFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS201)1993
FamingoJim RoseveareWiltern Theatre Los Angeles CA

4/37 Kimball
Cambria Master Recordings (CD1040)1996
Alligator CrawlRobinson CleaverGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Musique Records2015
At The Panda’s PartySidney TorchGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Piping Hot (PH2007)2013
Tiger RagReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Starline (EMI Records)(MRS5056)1971

Episode 462 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: In Conversation

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive where the focus is on conversation and music!

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Music Played

Pack Up Your Troubles/Thunder And Lightening PolkaDouglas ReeveDome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’
Concert Recording (CR-0020)1967
Phantom BrigadeDoreen ChadwickGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Audicord (ACD216)1990
SylviaEddie RuhierHammond X5Eddie Ruhier Recordings
Variations On B.B.C.William DaviesTrocadero Elephant and Castle, London

4/21 Wurlitzer
BBC Records (REC 349)1979
Our Love AffairSidney TorchOpera House, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Sterndale Records (STE 1005)1996
Boo HooReginald DioxnTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Sterndale Records
(STE 3100)
2013
The Wedding Of The Painted DollReginald DioxnTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (SCX 1587)1964

Episode 461 – Platinum

Damon celebrates the platinum jubilee ahead of the long celebration weekend with some hits from 1952.

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Music Played

Marching StringsErnest BroadbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
One-Up/EMI Records (OU 2042)1974
The ‘Moulin Rouge’ ThemeJoseph SealRegal/ABC Kingston

3/12 Wurlitzer
Decca Recording Company (SKL 4154)1962
Blue TangoBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions,Inc (WJVCD-107)1996
Belle Of The BallDonald MacKenzieOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Musiqua (DOMOLS2007)2007
Lullaby Of BirdlandJohn AtwellCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/25 Wurlitzer
JAmusic (JAM103)1995
El ChocloEverett NourseFox San Francisco CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
Fantasy Records (501395014)
DelicadoRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD 86)1997
Auf Wiedersehn SweetheartDudley SavageMere Farm, Haughley, Stowmarket

3/8 Compton
DS Productions
Black & White RagPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRALP 34)1989

Episode 460 – Hi-Speed Organ

On this week’s show John Leeming turns back the clock to the world of 78rpm records with this nostalgic show.

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Music Played

A Great Big Bunch of You//Pagan Moon/Too Many TearsSidney TorchLoew’Regal, Marble Arch

4/36 Christie
Columbia Records (DB819)
1932
Just Humming Along Quentin MacleanTrocadero, Elephant and Castle

4/21 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (DB821)1932
ABC March Reginald FoortBBC Theatre Organ #1

4/23 Compton
HMV Records (BD424)1937
Can’t We Talk It Over?/Now That You’ve GoneHarold RamsayGranada, Tooting

4/12 Wurlitzer
Decca Records (F2951)1932
Moonlight Dance Ena BagaNew Gallery Cinema, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
HMV Records (B3385)1930
The Teddy Bears’ Picnic Donald ThorneGranada, Clapham Junction

3/8 Wurlitzer
Decca Records (F6848)1938
Fairy on the Clock Charles and
Harold Smart
EMI Studio

3/8 Compton + Hammond
Parlophone Records (R3505)1952
Twelfth Street RagThe New OrganoliansHammond Columbia Records (FB2850)1943
Tiger Rag Bobby PaganEMI Studio

3/8 Compton
HMV Records (BD775)1939

Episode 459 – They Can’t Take That Away From Me

Damon indulges himself this week with some current favourite tracks this week!

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Music Played

The CharlestonBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
Music Palace Productions (MPP-1002)
Jitterbug WaltzDave WickerhamJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball
Dickinson Theatre Organ Society (DTOS901)2000
Empty Saddles In The Old CoralVic HammettGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Audicord (ACD 232)1980
Dancing In The DarkJim RoseveareParamount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1983
Plink, Plank, PlunkPierre PallaAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton
Private Recording1958
They Can’t Take That Away From MeBuddy ColeBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton
Doric Recording (DO 1421)1980
Time WasKeith BeckinghamTown Hall Clydebank

3/13 Wurlitzer
Chow Productions (COCD102)2004
Rhumba: Close Your Eyes/History Of LovePhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD125)2006
Three Coins In The FountainReginald DixonBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
One-Up (EMI Records) (OU 2132)1976
Something’s Gotta GiveGeorge WrightGeorge Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Westlake Productions/BANDA CD (BA-520042)2004

Episode 458 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Plaza

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive throwing spotlight on the stunning Plaza Stockport Compton which is celebrating its 90th Birthday!

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Music Played

High Noon/The Deadwood Stage/You Can’t Get A Man With A GunNigel OgdenPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Soundline Recordings
(SLO4025)
2002
Makin’ Whoopee/The Trolley SongDonald MacKenziePlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive2018
The Charge Of The Light BrigadeNigel OgdenPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Soundline Recordings
(SLO4025)
2002
Fascination/Peanut PolkaNicholas MartinPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive2007
The Dream Of OlwenNigel OgdenPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Soundline Recordings
(SLO4025)
2002

Episode 457 – The Rustle Of Spring

Theres an air of spring about – well at least there is on this weeks show!

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Music Played

Spring, Spring, SpringMark LaflinSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
TOEnc Recording2016
The Last SpringDavid GrayDennis Unk Residence, Erie PA

3/21 Wurlitzer
Dennis Unks2017
On A Spring NoteJohn AtwellCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/25 Wurlitzer
JAmusic (JAM103)1995
It Might As Well Be SpringMichael WooldridgeNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer
Merlin Productions2012
The Rustle Of SpringReginald FoortFoort Touring Organ

5/27 Möller
Piping Hot (PH2006)2000
Sweeden In SpringtimeGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Private Recording (H.R Hart Collection)
Spring Is HereBuddy ColeBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton
Warner Bros. Records (WS 1533)1963
Spring FeverGeorge WrightHollywood Philharmonic Organ at George Wright Residence, Hollywood

4/28 Wurlitzer
BANDA CD (DIDX 3322)1988

Episode 456 – Doreen

On this weeks show we are remembering Doreen Chadwick with a full broadcast from the Gaumont Manchester in 1964.

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Music Played

Signature Tune: Doreen

Military Shuffle

Theme From “The Victors” Film

Rum Ba Ba

“Singing In The Rain” Selection

Nights Of Gladness

Latin Lady

The Stroller

“West Side Story” Selection

Signature Tune: Doreen

All tracks played on the 4/14 Wurlitzer in the Gaumont Manchester broadcast 20th November 1964. Recorded off air by E.R Hart. Recording re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 455 – Remember Me?

On this week’s show John Leeming rememberers some of the lesser heard organists of days gone by.

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Music Played

Hard-Hearted Hannah Dick SmithLoew’s Theatre, Richmond, VA

3/13 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-0013)c1970
I Believe in Miracles John StewartGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Amberlee Records (AML 306)1974
DuskHarold RamsayGranada Theatre, Kingston

3/10 Wurlitzer
COS Archive (BBC)1973
I Want to Be Happy Rick ShindellState Theatre, Toledo, OH

3/14 Marr and Colton
Concert Recording (CR-0114)1973
I Cover the Waterfront Joe MarshTown Hall, Ossett

3/13 Compton-Chrsitie
Crescendo Records (HLW 500)1977
Evening in CapriJohn HowlettOdeon Theatre, Leicester Square

5/17 Compton
COS Archive (BBC)c1957
Lullaby of Birdland Leonard MacClainTower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA

3/17 Wurlitzer
Epic Records (BN 555)c1960
Midnight in Mayfair Reginald LiversidgeGaumont Theatre, Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 215)c1971
Moonlight SerenadeGeoff StephensonKitchen Bros Showroom, Diss

3/19 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 229)c1973
I’m Happy When I’m Hiking/Trombones to the ForeJack HelyerBBC Theatre Organ

5/27 Möller
John Leeming collection (BBC)1957