Episode 380 – Christie Showcase

On this weeks show John Leeming throws a spotlight on Christie organs. They were built by Hill, Norman & Beard and have a reputation for being quite quirky!

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Music Played

TangerineVic HammettRegal Edmonton

4/15 Christie
Private Recording1963
Little Red MonkeyJohn MannTony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/9 Christie
Grosvenor Records (GRS1114)1981
Around The Marble Arch/Cuckoo In The NestGeorge BlackmoreRegal/Odeon Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie
Private Recording1964
To A Wild RoseByron JonesAstra Theatre, Llandudno

3/8 Christie
Grosvenor Records (GRS1169)1985
Five Foot Two (Eyes Of Blue)Frank Fowlerex. Servicemen’s Club, Stotfold

3/10 Christie
John Christie Ltd (3003)1981
Dainty MissDavid ShepherdRegal Eastleigh

3c/8 Christie
Private Recording1977
12th Street RagNoel BriggsRegal Edmonton

4/15 Christie
Private Recording1973
A Kiss In The DarkWalt StronyEMD/Granada Walthamstow, London

3/12 Christie
Private Recording1084
Rhapsody In BlueGeorges Ghestem & Georges Tzipine OrchestraGaumont Palace, Paris

4/15 Christie
Editions Hortus (Hortus 160)2020

Episode 376 – The End Of Times

On this weeks show John Leeming is back in his archive, with tracks taken from the last 18 months of traditional theatre organ broadcasts before they ceased for good in June 1968.

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Music Played

Old Father ThamesReginald Porter-BrownGuildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)
Private Recording1967
Call Me/Anything GoesCharles SmittonParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
I’ve Got The World On A StringBryan RodwellParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
Hora StaccataEna BagaGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
A Pretty GirL Is Like A MelodyVic HammettTown Hall Buckingha

3/10 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
Sunshine TangoBobby PaganRitz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Blackberry PieWilliam DaviesGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Valse MignonetteKeith BeckinghamGranada, Harrow, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Jazz Favourites:
a) Sweet Sue, Just You
b) Some Of These Days
c) Whispering
d) I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
e) Nobody’s Sweetheart
f) Honeysuckle Rose
g) Singin’ In The Rain
Stanley TudorGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Jazz PizzicatoRobinson CleaverGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Bonnie and ClydeRobert LeysCapitol Cinema, Abderdeen

3/8 Compton
Private Recording1968
I Remember YouNick OlsenParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968

Most of the recordings are from tapes donated by the estates of Bill Ravenall and ‘JK’ via Geoff Day.

Episode 372 – Tracks I Like

On this weeks show John Leeming features tracks he likes – simple as that! Artists include David Shepherd, George Wright, Stanley Wyllie, Lyn Larsen and others!

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Music Played

Melody On The MoveDavid ShepherdTown Hall Ossett

3/13 Compton-Christie
Amberlee Records (AML 305X)1973
An Evening in CarolineJim RiggsGranada Theatre, Kansas City KS

3/21 Barton
RTR Productions (RTC105CD)1991
I’ve Got You Under My SkinGeorge WrightHollywood Philharmonic Organ at George Wright Residence, Hollywood

4/28 Wurlitzer
BANDA CD (DIDX 2532)1987
The Lady Is A Tramp
Buddy ColeHammond OrganJasmine Records (JASCD 185)2011
I’m Through With Love
Lyn Larsen
Richard F. Kline Residence, Auburn Springs MD

4/28 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-102)1976
Love IsStanley WyllieRitz Belfast

4c/10 Compton
Private Recording1958
Memories of You/That’s EntertainmentSimon GledhillEMD/Granada Walthamstow, London

3/12 Christie
Private Recording1994

Episode 365 – Organ Oddities

On this weeks show John Leeming has a mix of organ oddities. Some listeners may find themselves laughing at some tracks, where as others might be left in a baffled state. Sit back and enjoy these odd gems from the past!

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Music Played

Dam Busters March (part)WinifreaRiviera Theatre, North Tonawanda

3/16 Wurlitzer
Custom Audio (CA-76829)c1968
Blaze Away (6 seconds)WinifreaMontclare Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Hybrid Organ
Private Recording1985
You Go to My Head‘The Continental’ with Eddie BaxterHammondCapitol Records (CL13660)c1953
Garry OwenIris NorgroveState Theatre, Melbourne, Australia

4/21 Wurlitzer
Planet Records (PP013)1958
Little Red MonkeyJack Jordan with Frank Chacksfield orchClaviolineParlophone Records (R3658)c1955
Cape CodDick SmithLoew’s Theatre, Richmond, Virginia

3/13 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-0013)c1968
Sunday School Stories (part)Manhattan MerrymakersStoll Picture Theatre, London

3/27ss Jardine
Broadcast Records (2522)1929
Sunday School Stories (part)Roy Leslie (vocal)Decca Studio

2/5 Wurlitzer
Eclipse Records (512)1933
I Think I’m Going Out of My MindMartha LakeBill Blunk Studio, Portland, Oregon

5/24 Marr & Colton
Unkownc1968
April in ParisFlora O’SplaidyUnknown ComptonPrivate Recording
The StripperTom Hazleton‘Wheaton Fox’ studio, Illinois

4/26 Robert Morton
Private Recording1985
Let’s Get Away from It AllBill VlasakParamount Music Palace Indianapolis

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions (WJVCD-106)1992

Episode 357 – Bits & Bobs

On this weeks show John Leeming has a mix of bits and bobs with archive, requests and a tribute to Dame Vera Lynn.

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Music Played

We Just Couldn’t Say GoodbyeArmsbee BancroftAstra Theatre, Llandudno

3/8 Christie
Private Recording1983
You’re the Cream in My CoffeeHubert SelbyAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/10 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1983
Londonderry AirGeorge Wright + Cozy Cole (drums)Paramount Studio New York, NY

4/21 Wurlitzer
Regent Records (Regent MG-3022)1956
LauraEric LordParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1963
I’ve Heard That Song BeforeArthur LordBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Private Recording1947
I Found YouSydney GustardGaumont Chester

2/8 Compton
His Master’s Voice (B3960)c1932
Poodle ParadeSimon Gledhill & Richard HillsJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball
American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS 2015)2015
It’s a Blue WorldRobin RichmondGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1981
Dancing with Tears in My EyesIain FlitcroftGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS113)1988
We’ll Meet AgainStanley WyllieSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Private Recording1995

Episode 349 – Mix of Mixtures

On this week’s show John Leeming has a mix of music from his extensive collection – There is something for everyone!

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Music Played

Sing Everybody, SingKevin GrunillBurtey Fen Wurlitzer, Pinchbeck

2/9 Wurlitzer
Burtey Fen Collection (BFC003)2004
AperitifDorren ChadiwickFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
LTOT Productions (LTOT963)1996
Love IsRon CurtisDavenport Theatre, Stockport

3/6 Compton
LTOT Productions (LTOT991)1999
Organ Stop BoogieChris GorsuchKrughoff Residence Wurlitzer, Illinois

4/27 Wurlitzer
Joliet TO Enthusiasts (JATOE2008)2008
The Boy Next DoorMark HermanBandrika Studio, Los Angeles

3/19 Wurlitzer
ATOS (ATOS2018)2018
Back Bay ShuffleLyn LarsenSanfilippo Residence, Illinois

4/80 Wurlitzer
Hopeful Heart, Inc. (HHP203)2005
Sauce PiquanteMark LaflinRoyalty Cinema, Bowness

2/7 Wurlitzer
Furness TO Project (FTOP2018)2018
Love for SaleChris ElliottMasonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio

Walker 335 VTPO
ATOS (ATOS2009)2009
Alexander’s Ragtime BandWe Are the Ovaltineys/Lullaby of BroadwayEddie RuhierStudio

Hammond Plus
Grosvenor Studios (CDGRS1292)1996

Episode 340 – Cassette Compilation

On this week’s show John Leeming looks back at some albums that only were released on cassettes in the 80’s and 90’s

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Music Played

Dixontime No.12 Part 2: The White Cliffs Of Dover/Papa Niccolini/The Sailor With The Navy Blue EyesReginald DixonGranada, Slough

3/8 Wurlitzer
NTOT Kinura (NCS206)1989
I Only Have Eyes For YouLen RawleGranada, Slough

3/8 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS2003)1988
‘A’ You’re AdorableRussell HolmesTown Hall, Burton-on-Trent

3/8 Wurlitzer
Sarum Sound (SSC136)1991
On the Quarter DeckJohn MannSouth Bank Wurlitzer

4/23 Wurlitzer
Odin Music (ODC012)c1990s
London By NightJohn GiacchiOrion Centre, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer
John Giacchi (COS274)1985
A Handful of KeysWalt StronyScottish Rite Temple, Oakland

3/19 Allen digital
Walt Strony (WSP-3)1987
You and IDudley SavageCompton House, Brey-on-Rhine, Germany

3/7 Compton
Sterma (KINO1)1995
My Hats On The Side Of My Head/When You’ve Got A Little Springtime In Your Heart/Celebratin’/We’ll All Go Riding On A RainbowDavid ShepherdOrgan Theatre, St Albans

3/6 Rutt
Location Recording Service (SAAMS 1008)1988

Episode 332 – Organs in the Mix

On this week’s show John Leeming delivers another organ plus showing how versatile the mighty cinema organ is with other instruments and musicians.

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Music Played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Liberty Bell MarchUS Regimental Field Band & Gerhard GregorNDR studio, Hamburg

3/21 Welte
Alshire Records (S-5291)c1970
April in ParisDe Paul Wind Ensemble & Charlie BaloghRialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL

4/27 Barton
Joliet T.O Enthusiasts2002
Too YoungFela Sowande & Piano, RhythmHammond OrganLondon Records (RPS 39010)c1960
Love in BloomHarold Ramsay & Guitar, VocalistGranada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
Parlophone Records (R1972)1935
Bei Mir Bist Du SchönKlaus Wunderlich & Hubert Deuringer (accordion)Telefunken studio

Hammond
Bell Records (BLR89104)2002
In the Still of the NightGeorge Wright & SynthesiserHollywood Philharmonic Organ at George Wright Residence, Hollywood

4/28 Wurlitzer
Banda Records (DIDX2532)1987
We’ll Meet AgainVera Lynn & Arthur YoungNovachordDecca Records (F7268)1939

Episode 327 – Winners All

On this week’s show John Leeming delves into prize winners of the past and present most of who have won the American Theatre Organ Societies London & South Of England Chapters Young Organist Of The Year Competition.

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Shiny StockingsStephen VincentParamount 450 VTPO + EL90 Private recording2019
Take the A-TrainMichael WooldridgeRegal Edmonton

4/15 Christie
COS Tapes (COS106)1984
DaybreakSimon GledhillMaternity Hospital, Marston Green

3/10 Compton
COS Tapes (COS 102)1983
Ticket to RideJohn BarlowDale Hall Hampsthwaite

3/8 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS110)1985
What I Did for LoveCarolyn RiddickThorngate Halls, Gosport

3/13 Compton
COS Tapes (COS108)1985
Stage CoachGeoff SolmanAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS117)1989
Mink and PearlsIain FlitcroftGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS113)1988
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley SquareAaron HawthorneAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
Private recording2020

Episode 322 – More Musical Memories

On this week’s show John Leeming continues recalling his musical memories with a few surprises on the way. John also pays tribute to organist Charles McNicol and composer Jerry Herman.

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Ain’t We Got FunGeorge WrightRialto Theatre, South Pasadena, CA

2/10 Wurlitzer
Dot Records (DLP-3712)1966
Deep PurpleDudley SavageRoyal/ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Private recording1967
PerfidiaLen RawleParamount/Odeon, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 245)1971
Easy Come, Easy GoHector OliveraFox Theatre, Atlanta GA

4/42 Möller
Eagle Associates Recording (EAR-10285)1980
Basin Street BluesDavid WilliamsGranada, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie
Private recording1981
Pedro the FishermanJohn AbsonThe Plough, Great Munden

4/11 Compton
Private recordingc1978
Tea for TwoCharles McNicolGranada, Bedford

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private recording1967
I’ve Got the World on a StringCharles McNicolRegent, Stotfold

3/13 Christie
Private recording1979
If He Walked into My LifeSimon GledhillTroxy, London

4/25 Wurlitzer
Private recording2020