Episode 317 – Winter Wonderland

On this week’s show Damon Cox is in full Christmas spirit as he presents his choice of seasonal melodies both old and new!

From Damon Cox, John Leeming, Nigel Ogden, Mark Laflin and James Mclean we hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

/While Shepherds Watched/Good King Wenceslas/O Little Town Of Bethlehem/O Come All Ye Faithful

Phil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Crimson Productions (CRIMCD183)1998
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The YearMark LaflinOrgan Theatre, St. Albans

3/10 Wurlitzer
DMC Recording2016
A Christmas Love Song (All I Want For Christmas Is You)Jim RiggsAlabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

4/29 Wurlitzer
Alabama Chapter ATOS )ALA-1783-09)2009
Sleigh RideJelani EddingtonSanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
RJE Productions (RJE 1908B)2006
The Wassail Song – “A Christmas Scamper” Medley: White Christmas/Snowy White Snow and Jingle Bells/The Fairy on the Christmas Tree/Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer/The Teddy Bear’s Picnic Sandy MacPherson, Bobby Pagan & Louis MordishBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Digital Gramophone Company2017
Winter WonderlandReginald Dixon & John McCarthy ChorusTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Readers Digest (2-769-0-1)1968
Frosty The Snowman/Here Comes Santa Claus/Let It Snow/Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Robert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 06)2002
The Christmas SongSimon GledhillSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
JL Recording2019

Episode 315 – Moon Melody

On this week’s show Damon Cox celebrates songs on the Moon and a slightly belated celebration to the moon landings which happened 50 years in 1969! This show also marks our 6th year in production!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Fly Me To The MoonAdam EvansBurtey Fen Collection

3/14 Compton
Burtey Fen CD2004
Moonlight In VermontSimon GledhillNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer
Crescendo (CDHLW 1007)2011
Moon RiverDavid LoweNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/8 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS239)1998
MoonglowJoseph SealRegal/ABC Kingston

3/12 Wurlitzer
PYE Records (NSPL 18261)1968
Reaching For The MoonErnest BroadbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
One-UP/EMI (OU 2171)1977
Paper MoonDan BellomyWarnors Theatre, Fresno CA

4/14 Robert Morton
Dan Bellomy Productions2001
Blue MoonLen RawleWurlitzer Hall, Leisure Centre, Woking

3/8 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2015)1995
Winter SunsetNigel OgdenSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
COS Tapes (COS114)1988

Episode 311 – London Suite

On this week’s show Damon Cox throws spotlight on some of the great music written about parts of London.

We take a two day trip, starting Down The Mall, then up to Berkley Square (where that famous nightingale sang), then down to Mayfair just in time for midnight. As the sun rises we travel from Covent Garden to Westminster and land up in Knightsbridge – where we are in town tonight!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Down The MallPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD 67)1995
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley SquareChris McPheeCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/24 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD001)1994
Midnight In MayfairSimon GledhillTrinity Arts Centre, Pudsey

3/8 Wurlitzer
YORCOS Tapes (YORCOS 303)1995
London Suite: Covent GardenDavid ShepherdTavernham Hall, Norfolk

3c/8 Compton
Deroy Records (DER1386)1977
London Suite: WestminsterChris ElliotPlummer Auditorium Fullerton CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
CPE Productions (CPE-106CD)1998
London Suite: KnightsbridgeRichard HillsGuildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)
Silver Street Music (SSM0037)2012

Episode 310 – Bournemouth by the Sea

On this week’s show Damon Cox throws spotlight on the fine 4 manual Compton organ in the Pavilion, Bournemouth which this year celebrated its 90th Birthday. Installed in 1929 the Compton is a historic example of the early work of the John Compton Organ company. The Compton is still used for regular lunchtime concerts making it one of the more used organs in the UK

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Happy Days Are Here AgainRobert WolfePavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton
Private Recordings2016
By The SeaDonald MacKenziePavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton
CPS Studios (PAVILI006)2005
Cry Me A RiverMichael MainePavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton
CPS Studios (PAVILI006)2005
The Pied PiperNigel OgdenPavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton
BKT (BKT 003)1988
Moonlight In VermontNigel OgdenPavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton
BKT (BKT 003)1988
The Storm At SeaAaron HawthornePavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton
TOEnc Recordings2019

Episode 306 – Not Gone And Not Forgotten

On this week’s show Damon Cox presents another one of his famous sandwiches. This time we feature some of the transatlantic talent who are still very much with us, but sadly are no longer on the concert scene. Thankfully their music lives on with many excellent recordings!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Satin DollBarry BakerRon Wehmeier Residence, Cincinnati, OH

4/33 Wurlitzer
BLB Productions (BLB1402)1999
When You Wish Upon A StarSean HendersonPlummer Auditorium, Fullerton CA

4/35 Wurlitzer
Beldale Records (CD218)1996
Quickstep: Margie/Powder Your Face With Sunshine/Young And Healthy/You Do Something To My Heart Iain FlitcroftAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/10 Wurlitzer
WW Records Record (WW1025)1990
Cry Me A RiverGeoff SolmanAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/10 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS117)1989
Portrait Of A Toy SoldierCathrine DrummondNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer
Cathrine Drummond Records (CRCD4)2003
Down By The RiversideRussell HolmesTown Hall Burton-on-Trent

3/8 Wurlitzer
Sarum Sound (SSC 136)1994
Come In From The RainLyn LarsenOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-211)2000
Singin’ In The BathtubJim RiggsAlabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

4/21 Wurlitzer
Polling Pin Productions1989

Episode 302 – Hammond vs. Pipes (In a Sandwich)

On this week’s show Damon Cox presents another one of his famous sandwiches. This time its Hammond organ vs theatre organ! With examples of Wurlitzer, Kimball, Page and Compton plus four Hammond tracks, theres something for all.

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
NagasakiRon RhodeColonial Theatre Pheonixville, PA

4/28 Kimball
Roxy Productions (RP-405)1992
JarvisMark HermanEmbassy Theatre, Fort Wayne IN

4/16 Page
Embassy Theatre Foundation Inc2018
My Foolish HeartHarry Stoneham & TrioHammond B3 Grasmere Records (GRCD 55)1992
920 Special/I Hear MusicHoward Beaumont & TrioHammond B3 Melody Soft (MS 1001)2004
Moonlight MississippiBuddy Cole & Rosemary ClooneyHammond C3 Lone Hill Jazz2005
Trolley SongMark LaflinHammond M100 Damon Cox Archive2018
Foxtrot: Transatlantic Lullaby/My RomancePhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD136)2011
‘Dorris Day’ Selection: Day By Day/Sentimental Journey/It’s Magic/Deadwood Stage/Secret Love/Que Sera, Sera Keith Beckingham Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton
Damon Cox Archive2019

Episode 300 – TOENC @ 300

On this week’s show we celebrate 300 shows with a bumper programme lasting a full hour. We throw spotlight on the archives, Hammond Electronic and up-to-date sounds! The show also features a rare chat between Damon, Nigel & John.

Here’s to the next 300!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Happy Days Are Here AgainDamon CoxBarry Earl Residence, Leighton Buzzard

3/15 Wurlitzer
Damon Cox Archive2019
Tiger RagReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Damon Cox Archive1958
‘Top Of The Bill’ SelectionReginald Porter-BrownRitz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer
Damon Cox Archive1965
Dance Of The Blue MarionettesGerald ShawRegal/Odeon Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie
Damon Cox Archive1951
The Hedge HopperThe Music Of Jerry Allen & His TrioHammond ElectronicRex Recordings – Highnote Ltd2010
Rain ShadowsBryan Rodwell & BBC Big BandBig Band & Hammond Electronic Private Recording (Tim Wills)1983
Rio ChambiraDavid LoweStreatham Ice Rink

Hammond C3 
COS Tapes (COS104)1984
Coffee In The Morning And Kisses At Night/Through The Courtesy Of Love/Let’s Fall In Love Nigel OgdenSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
COS Tapes (COS114)1988
I Cover The WaterfrontLen RawleMusical Museum, Brentford

3/12 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2018D)2000
Alone Again, NaturallyMark LaflinNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer
Laflin Productions (ML001)2012
Cha Cha Cha: Mangos/Swinging Down The LanePhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD108)2001
My Old FlameChris McPheeCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD003)1999
You Don’t Like It – Not MuchJim RiggsBarton TBC1991
I Concentrate on YouSimon Gledhill Century II Wichita

4/38 Wurlitzer
Wichita Theatre Organ Inc (WTOS438)2009
My Heart Belongs To Daddy/Lets Do It/Let’s Misbehave Robert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 17)2011

Episode 297 – It’s Just Another Sandwich

On this week’s show Damon Cox presents another one of his famous sandwiches. This time it features British and American organists on all British organs in a variety of styles!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Kelsall KapersPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD87)1998
The Fair Maid Of MorayDonald MacKenzieButtermarket Shrewsbury

3/8 Wurlitzer
Donald MacKenzie (DOM 001)1991
Duet- Little Rock GetawayDennis and Heidi JamesTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer
Dennis James Productions (DJP-105)1976
I Was Doing AlrightJelani EddingtonVictoria Hall, Saltaire

3/11 Wurlitzer
RJE Productions LLC (RJE-2208)2012
One Morning In MayHector OliveraFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust (LTOT 8117)1981
Oh! Lady Be GoodTom HazletonSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (SBW401)1988
The Girl From IpanemaSimon GledhillBurtey Fen Collection

2/9 Wurlitzer
Burtey Fen Collection (BFC003)2004
Temptation RagRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 17)2011

Episode 293 – Double Dutch Sandwich

On this week’s show Damon Cox is back with a double dutch sandwich. We have four dutch artists and four not – but all the instruments featured are of dutch origin or installed there.

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Trumpet Blues & CantabileBryan Rodwell AVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Hollan

5/27 Möller
Private Recording (John Leeming Archive)1966
 Fools Rush In Len RawleConcerthall and Auditorium, Middelburg

3/11 Compton
NOF2006
ElfenbalHans NottrotTuschinski Theatre, Amsterdam

4/10 Strunk-Wurlitzer
Fonos (ST-38654)1977
Seven SeasBernard DrukkerAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton
Omega International (OM 333.264)1978
In A Sentimental MoodPierre PallaAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton
Private Recording2000
Quick Foxtrot: Inka Dinka Doo/I’ll Never Say ‘Never Again’ Again/All I Do Is Dream Of You Cor SteynThe ‘Magic’ OrganEMI Records (LC 0542)1989
Here’s That Rainy DayJelani EddingtonCentraal Buteau Voor De Statistiek, Voorburgh

3/11 Standaart
NOF Sound (NOFCD35)2005
Unforgettable/Anything Goes/Puttin’ On The Ritz/I Double Dare You/Lucky Day Nicholas MartinPassage Theatre Schidam

3/10 Standaart
Syncoop Production (5752CD139)1992

Episode 289 – At Your Request

This week Damon plays your requests! Simple as that!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Powder Your Face With SunshineStanley TudorGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Deroy Records (Deroy 845)1973
Even NowJohn MannTony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/7 Christie
Grosvenor Records (GRS1114)1981
Open Your HeartSimon GledhillJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball
 DTOS & Simon Gledhill (DTOS366P)1996
AgadooPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (EG 2402711)1985
Down The MallJohn BowdlerTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
John Bowdler (JB0010CD)2012
Celes’ ThemeDamon CoxAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
Private Recording2019
CariocaGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Private Recordingc1960’s
Let’s Face The Music And DanceGeorge WrightGeorge Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Essential Records (ERS-01W)1971