Episode 188 – The American Way

This week Damon celebrates the 4th of July – Independence day in the states. So with that in mind all the tracks show off the big American Sound – and some of the finest American organist to produce it!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Get HappyJelani Eddington (With Donnie Rankin on Drums)John Dickinson High School, Wilmington

 

3/66 Kimball

RJE Productions2014
Tumbling TumbleweedsBuddy ColeBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood

 

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton

Warner Bros1964
Blue MoonJim RiggsMacy’s Greek Hall, Philadelphia

 

2/8 Wurlitzer

DSP Recordings2013
What I Did For LoveLyn LarsenCentury II Wichita

 

4/36 Wurlitzer

Pro-Arte1986
It’s Been A Long, Long TimeTiny JamesFox San Francisco

 

4/36 Wurlitzer

Fantasy Records1963
String Of PearlsLew WilliamsOrgan Stop Pizza, Phoenix

 

4/29 Wurlitzer

Organ Stop Pizza Records1979
SkylarkMark HermanEmbassy Theatre, Fort Wayne

 

4/16 Page

Mark Herman Productions2006
Flying FingersGeorge WrightRialto Theatre, South Pasadena

 

2/14 Wurlitzer

Banda1997

Episode 187 – Copy: Off The Shelf

This week’s show is a bit like last week’s show….only with a different presenter…and different music….!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Hey Neighbour/Shine/Jeepers Creepers/We’ll All Go Riding On A RainbowArnold LoxamParamount/Odeon, Leeds

 

3/19 Wurlitzer

Private Recordingc1968
Two Sleepy PeopleDonald MackenzieTown Hall, Watford

 

3/16 Compton

SAY Records1993
Butterflies In The rainWilliam DaviesGaumont, Manchester

 

4/14 Wurlitzer

Acorn1974
That’s My DesireGeorge WrightStudio Organ Leslie Factory, Pasadena

 

3/28 Wurlitzer

DOT Records1962
CharmaineNicholas MartinTurners Musical Merry Go Round, Northampton

 

3/19 Wurlitzer

Turners Records1997
El MosquitoDoreen ChadwickGaumont Manchester

 

4/14 Wurlitzer

Audicord1992
As Long As He Needs MeNigel OgdenBBC Studios, Playhouse Theatre, Manchester

 

3/13+U.P Wurlitzer

Amberlee1983
BrazilVic HammettTown Hall, Buckingham

 

3/10 Wurlitzer

Concert Recording1968

Episode 184 – My Favourite Things

On this weeks show Damon (by popular request) delves into some of his favourite tracks. Artists include Reginald Dixon, Simon Gledhill, Lyn Larsen, Jospeh Seal and many more!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Tiger RagReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

 

3/14+G.P Wurlitzer

Music For Pleasure1964
Do You Remember?: The Moon Of Manakoora/Love’s Last Word Is Spoken/Wonderful OneErnest BroadbentKitchen Bro’s Garage, Diss

 

3/19+U.P Wurlitzer

Kirkham1980
Twelfth Street RagReginald Porter-BrownTown Hall, Marrickville, Sidney, Australia

 

2/10 Wurlitzer

Deroy1974
Stairway To The StarsJospeh SealMusical Museum, Brentford

 

3/12+G.P Wurlitzer

Gold Star Records1978
Ain’t Misbehavin’Bryan RodwellGranada Tooting, London

 

4/14+G.P Wurlitzer

Visions In Sound1958
Ebb TideBuddy ColeBuddy Cole Residence, Hollywood CA

 

3/9 Morton

Columbia1956
Honky Tonk Train BluesGeorge WrightRichard Vaughn Studio Organ, Hollywood CA

 

5/21 Wurlitzer

Doricc1970’s
When Sonny Gets BlueLyn LarsenOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

 

4/78 Wurlitzer

???2000
Bad, Bad Leroy BrownMichael WooldridgeNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

 

3/19+G.P Wurlitzer/td>

Merlin Productions2012
Foxtrot: Transatlantic Lullaby/My RomancePhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

 

3/14+D.P Wurlitzer

Grasmere2011
Be My LoveSimon GledhillSanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

 

5/80 Wurlitzer

???1997
TheatrelandJohn MannDome Brighton

 

4/41 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’

JM Productions2010
Even NowLen RawleFree Trade Hall, Manchester

 

4/20+U.P Wurlitzer’

Tonawanda Sound1997
My Heart Belongs To Daddy/Lets Fall In Love/Let’s MisbehaveRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

 

3/19+U.P Wurlitzer’

Wolfe Productions2011

Episode 183 – Compton Cavalcade

On this week’s show Damon celebrates the work of John Compton with a look though some of the finest installations there were and are. Artists include, John Mann, Nigel Ogden, Dudley Savage and many more!

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TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
On The Sunny Side Of The StreetSimon GledhillFentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11+Melotone Compton

DMCD Recording2015
Secret LoveNigel OgdenSt John Vianney Church, Clayhall

3/7 Compton

COS1988
Bal MasqueJohn MannGranada Sutton

3/10 Compton

COS Archives1966
Monkey’s BusinessAndrew FennerOdeon/Apollo Hammersmith

3/15 Compton

Concert Recording1968
Thanks For The MemoryGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5/17+Melotone Compton

DMCD Archivesc1968
Midnight In MayfairReginald Porter-BrownGuildhall Southampton

4/50 + Melotone dual console dual purpose Compton

Gemini Records1973
Harry Warren SelectionDudley SavageABC Plymouth

3/9+Melotone Compton

Perfect Partners Productions2008
CherokeeRonald CurtisState Grays

3/6+Melotone Compton

Dene Records1993

Episode 180 – Melodic Melodies

On this week’s show Damon has an extended show featuring tracks that would in some cases be too long to play on a normal show. We also feature a track from John Mann’s new CD entitled ‘Theatre Organ Magic’ and can be purchased direct from John’s website.

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Music played

Nigel Ogden – Guys And Dolls Selection: Guys And Dolls/I Know/Take Back Your Mink/A Woman In Love/If I Were A Bell/Sit Down, You’re Rocking The Boat/Luck Be A Lady – Grasmere 2011

Michael Wooldridge – Ray Nobel Selection: The Very Thought Of You/Love Is The Sweetest Thing/Cherokee/The Touch Of Your Lips/ Goodnight Sweetheart – DMC Recording 2017

Robert Wolfe – Summer Nights/You’re The One That I Want/Hopelessly Devoted To You – Wolfe Productions 2003

Keith Beckingham – Jackie Brown Tribute: John Brown’s Boy/Great Day/Among My Souvenirs/Speak Low/If I Had You/Sweet September/Falling In Love With Love/Lover/The Song Is Love – OK Rollem 2015

John Mann – Ivor Novello Memories – Lorelei/We’ll Gather Lilacs/Keep the Home Fires Burning/Take Your Girl/Love is My Reason/Leap Year Waltz/Someday My Heart Will Awake/Rose of England – CLS 2017

Simon Gledhill – 1964 Selection: My Guy/I Will Wait For You/Matchmaker/Chim Chim Cheree/Downtown/Feed The Birds/Can’t Buy Me Love/People – DMC Recording 2016

Episode 179 – Ca C’est Paris

Seeing as Damon will be bring the show to you from Paris this week, it seemed appropriate to have a show full of music about France, Songs Include Pigalle, Love Everlasting, I Love Paris and many more!

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Music played

Reginald Porter-Brown – Ca C’est Paris – Private Recording 1958

Kevin Morgan – L’hymne A L’amour – ALW 2005

Bryan Rodwell – Louise – Visions In Sound 1958

George Wright – I Love Paris – Hi-Fi c 1959

Phil Kelsall – The Poor People Of Paris/The Windows Of Paris – Grasmere 1995

Byron Jones – Love Everlasting – DMC Recording 2016

Reginald Dioxn – Pigalle – Columbia 1070

Dudley Savage – La Vie En Rose – Regent recordings 1992

Simon Gledhill – Monmartre – ATOS 2001

Episode 176 – Born in 1937

On this weeks show we celebrate the 80th birthdays of some of the finest organs born in 1937. Theses include the Granada Clapham Junction Wurlitzer, Paramount Birmingham, Southampton guildhall and many more!

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Music played

Vic Hammett  – Granada – COS Archive 1974

Nigel Ogden – Secret Love – COS 1988

Michael Wooldridge – Love For Sale – OS 1995

Kevin Grunill – What A Difference A Day Made/Dream A Little Dream Of Me/Please – 2004

Gerald Shaw – Tambourin Chinois – Carwall c1965

Arnold Loxam – Skylark – Audicord 1995

Reginald Porter-Brown – Oh! When The Saints – Private Recording DMC Archive

(Photo JDSharp courtesy of Cameron Lloyd)

Episode 174 – Recent Affairs

This weeks show is a round up of recent news.This includes the celebration of St Patrick’s Day, The 100th Birthday of Vera Lynn and the sad attacks on Westminster in London.

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Music played

Gerald Shaw – Irish Washerwoman – Concert Recording 1968

Stanley Wylie – Medley Of Irish Ballads – COS 1995

Joseph Seal – Back To Old Ireland – Private Recording c1950’s

Vic Hammett – How Are Things In Glocca Morra? – Concert Recording 1966

Nicholas Martin – The White Cliffs Of Dover – Turners 1987

John Mann – Anniversary Waltz – BFCD 2006

Dudley Savage – Auf Widerseh’n – DST Unknown Date

Keith Beckingham – We’ll Meet Again – OKROLLEM 2015

Chris Elliot – Westminster – Unknown Label 1998

Episode 127 – Delights from the Dome

On this weeks show Damon throws a spotlight on the mighty Dual Purpose Hill, Norman and Beard concert organ in the Dome, Brighton. The original 1936 installation is one of the most unique sounding organs in the country and was really made popular by Douglas Reeve. On the show we feature highlights from John Mann’s recent spring concert there and tracks from Douglas Reeve and Michael Maine.

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Music played

Douglas Reeve – Pack Up Your Troubles – Musiqua 2015

Douglas Reeve – Music Of Richard Rodgers: Lover/Mountain Greenery/The Sound Of Music/June Is Bustin’ Out All Over/Oaklahoma – Grosvenor 1998

Michael Maine – Laura – Regent Recordings 1989

John Mann – March Militaire

John Mann – The Swan

John Mann & Jonathan Adams – Flirtation Waltz

John Mann – Sunshine Medley: Powder Your Face With Sunshine/Keep Your Sunny Side Up/You Are My Sunshine/Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/The Sun Has Got His Hat On/The Sunsihe Of Your Smile/On The Sunny Side Of The Street/Painting The Clouds/We’ll All Go Riding On A Rainbow

John Mann – Sussex By The Sea

All John Mann tracks Recorded by Damon Cox on a Zoom H2n. Organ currently tuned and maintained David Houlgate.