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

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 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 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

Episode 451 – It’s Shaw, for Sure

On this week’s show John Leeming focuses on that excellent organist of days gone by, Gerald Shaw.

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Music Played

Rio ChambiraGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Concert Recording (CR-S033)1968
Lullaby Of BirdlandGerald ShawRegal/Odeon Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie
Carwall (CWR85)1964
Parade Of The Tin SoldiersGerald ShawTrocadero, Elephant & Castle

4/21 Wurlitzer
Private recording (COS Archive)1958
Spinning WheelGerald ShawParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 220)1973
I Know WhyGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Deroy Records (Deroy 929)1967
Le Cygne (The Swan)/I Only Have Eyes For YouGerald ShawThe Plough, Great Munden

3/10 Compton
MJB Recording and Transcription Service (BEV SLP 1322)1969
A Song Of HomeGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Concert Recording (CR-0017)1968
The Ocarina/It’s A Lovely Day TodayGerald ShawRegal/Odeon Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie
Private recording (COS Archive)1954
Sentimental JourneyGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Carwall (CWR103)1964

Episode 447 – 50-50

On this week’s show John Leeming stages a 50-50 show with an even distribution of pipes and electronics!

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Music Played

Back Bay ShuffleLyn LarsenSanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
Hopeful Heart Inc (HHP-203)2005
These Foolish ThingsKeith BeckinghamHammond spinetHammond Organ Co (LYN 565)c1965
Blue MoonDavid LoweNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/12 Wurlitzer
John Leeming Collection1991
Keep Your Sunny Side UpHarry Farmer’s Rhythm EnsembleHammondDecca Records (DFE 6219)c1955
Bei mir bist Du schönKlaus Wunderlich & Herbert DeuringerHammond & Accordion Bell Records (BLR 89 104)2001
PrimeroGerald ShawTrocadero, Elephant & Castle

4/21 Wurlitzer
Private recording (COS Archive)1958
Have You Met Miss Jones?Philip LeaderHammond SK2Phil Leader recording2021
Oh By JingoRon RhodeRialto Square Theatre, Joliet IL

4/27 Barton
JATOE Records2001
The Sound of MusicSteve VincentYamaha Stagea & Paramount 450Steve Vincent Recordings2022

Episode 440 – Music For Relaxing Listening

On this week’s show John Leeming has selected some relaxing music from the hands of Dudley Savage.

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Music Played

Goodnight Sweetheart

Secret Love

Love Is the Sweetest Thing

Time on My Hands

How Deep Is the Ocean?

Wishing

Love Walked In

Pedro the Fisherman

Getting Sentimental over You

Come Prima

Once in a While

My Foolish Heart

Auf Wiedersehen

Now Is the Hour

Goodnight Sweetheart

All tracks played on the 3/6 Compton in Mere Farm, Haughley, Suffolk . Originally released by Dudley Savage on his own label.

Episode 438 – Organ Plus

On this week’s show John Leeming brings us another show where pipes and electronic organs are combined with other instruments.

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Music Played

Galloping ComediansBuddy Cole & The Monty Kelly OrchestraBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton
Alshire International (S-5288)1965
Come Fly with MeJonathan Ortloff & Allan WardGray’s Armoury Drill Hall, Cleveland OH

3/17 Wurlitzer
J Ortoff Records (Roll Out the Big Guns)2010
Ting-a-LingArthur Young & Hatchett’s SwingtetteDecca recording studio, London

Novachord
Decca Records (F7336)1939
The Canals of AmsterdamBert van den Brink & Lars VisscherMuziekcentrum van de Omroep, Hilversum, Holland

4/20 Standaart-Compton
YouTube2021
Bel AmiRobin Richmond & Organ Grinder’s SwingBBC Studio

Hammond
Private recording (BBC)1945
Hello BluebirdJim Riggs & Vincent LopezLittle River Studio, Miller, Wichita
3/19 Wurlitzer
Jim Riggs Records (The Perfect Combination)2008
Sleigh RideArtie Dunn &
The Three Suns
RCA recording studio, New York

Hammond
HMV Records (B10000)1950
Santa BabyWill Shaw &
Miles Allen
Keith Evans Studio, Chepstow

4/33 GW4 Allen (digital)
Mostyn Productions2020

Episode 434 – Melotone Magic

On this week’s show John Leeming has an all Compton show – specifically featuring Comptons with a Melotone Unit.

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Music Played

Happy Days Are Here AgainUnknownUnknownTheatre Projects Sound Libraryc1960
Love Walked InRon CurtisGrays State Theatre

3/6 Compton
Dene Records (DKA9242)1992
WaveDavid ShepherdThe Plough, Great Munden

3/11 Compton
Tonawanda Sound (TWS1001)1974
We’re in the Money/I’ve Got to Sing a Torch SongGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5/17 Compton
COS Archives (BBC)1966
In the Still of the Night Sidney TorchEMI Studio No 1, London

3/8 Compton
Columbia Records (FB1932)1938
Harlem NocturneSimon GledhillSt John Vianney, Clayhall

3/6 Compton
Private recording (JL)2007
Once in a While Al BollingtonParamount, Tottenham Ct Rd

4/10 Compton
Pavilion Records (PAST CD 7052)1994
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Trevor WillettsLyric, Wellingborough

2/5 Compton
Emporio Records (EMPRCD560)1995
I’ll Be Around/Ça C’est Paris Stanley WyllieRitz, Belfast

4/10 Compton
COS Tapes (COS122)1995
Moonlight Becomes YouDudley SavageABC, Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Perfect Partners (PP001CD)2008

Episode 429 – Time for John’s Archive!

On this week’s show John Leeming has chosen tracks from the archive – simple as that!

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Music Played

The Boogie-Woogie Bugle BoyLew WilliamsOrgan Stop, Mesa

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises (ERB111)2000
Holiday for StringsJackie BrownTroxy, Stepney

3/10 Wurlitzer
COS Archives (Geoff Day)c1960
Tonight’s the Night/When I Take My Sugar to TeaJoseph SealRitz, Belfast

4c/10 Compton
COS Archives (BBC)c1950
Londonderry AirKeith BeckinghamGranada, Clapham Junction

3/8 Wurlitzer
COS Archives (Geoff Day)c1970
Plantation PicnicGerald ShawRegal, Marble Arch

4/36 Christie
JL Collection (BBC)1954
Revolt of the Yes MenDavid ShepherdDolby House, Holbeach

4/22 Compton-plus
Private recording (JL)2019
She’s Funny That WayRobin RichmondGranada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
J Buckland (BBC)1981
Little Serenade (Ferrio)George BlackmoreTrocadero, Elephant & Castle

4/21 Wurlitzer
JL Collection (Alex Campbell Gifford)1960
I Got RhythmWilliam DaviesGranada, Clapham Junction

3/8 Wurlitzer
COS Archive (Harry Jupp)1967
Getting Sentimental over YouEric LordOdeon, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
COS Archive (BBC)1962