Episode 403 – Tremulating Transistors

On this week’s show John Leeming turns to the sounds of the the Electronic Organ. Sit back and enjoy these fun pipe-less sounds!

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Music Played

Five SonsKlaus WunderlichHammond H100Bell Records (BLR 89 099)2001
Portrait of a FlirtNigel OgdenHammond H100Grasmere Records (GRCD 131)2009
Champs ElyséesStephen VincentParamount VTPO Samples & Yamaha EL90Stephen Vincent – YouTube2021
Rhapsody in Blue/Tico TicoWilliam DaviesRoyal Festival Hall

Multi-Colourtone Electronic Instrument
Private Recording1959
Tico TicoGeorge WrightAllen GW4Banda Records (BAE 5 2004 1)2004
Pick Yourself UpStanley WyllieHammond C3Private Recording1983
Root Beer RagDavid LoweLee Valley Ice Centre

Hammond C3 with PR200 & Korg synth
Private Recording1984
Butterflies in the RainEddie RuhierConn Electronic OrganPrivate Recording1973
Oh MarieGerhard GregorPolydor Studios ‘Strato Organ’Polydor Records (46 034)1956

Episode 399 – Another Organ Plus

On this week’s show John Leeming shows us yet again how well the theatre organ blends with other instruments and performers. John has an extensive archive so we get to delve into some delightful lesser heard tracks on this show!

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Music Played

Rock Around The ClockLyn Larsen with Jack Bethards & His OrchestraPlummer Auditorium, Fullerton CA

4/37 Wurlitzer
Beldale Records (CD421)2000
Dizzy FingersLouise Macdonald & Stanley WyllieGransha High School, Bangor, County Down

3/8 Compton
Private Recording1985
Slow Boat to ChinaOrgan Grinder’s Swing (Robin Richmond)HammondPrivate Recording1945
The Little BoyPierre Palla & Frank van SchaikAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton
Decca Records (AM 958)1949
On Green Dolphin StreetBert van den BrinkBroadcast Music Centre, Hilversum, Holland

4/20 Standaart-Compton
YouTube2020
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley SquareBBC Big Band & Bryan RodwellHammondPrivate Recording1983
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)Charlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises (ERB-120)2011
An Earful of Music/Fall In and Follow Me/Temptation Rag/Ship AhoyRobinson Cleaver & Theatre Organ Club VocalAbbey Road EMI Studios

3/9 Compton
TOC-NTOT Productions (NLM104)1978

Episode 395 – A Live Show

On this week’s show John Leeming takes us back in time with recordings from many live performances of the past! Tracks you won’t have heard before…unless you were there of course!

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Music Played

The Skaters’ WaltzJohn MannGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Tea For Two/HallelujahBobby PaganGranada Kingston, London

3c/10 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1976
A Walk In The Black ForestReginald Porter-BrownGuildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)
Private Recording1973
June Night On Marlow ReachIain FlitcroftEMD/Granada Walthamstow, London

3/12 Christie
Private Recording1999
Begin The BeguineGeorge BlackmoreSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1989
That’s EntertainmentHans NottrotPassage Theatre Schidam

3/10 Standaart
Private Recording1981
When You’re Counting The Stars AloneJeff BarkerSilver Jubilee Club, West Hallam

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1975
All Or Nothing At AllJackie BrownGranada, Greenford

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1963
Stomping At The SavoyJim RiggsFox Detroit MI

4/36 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1995

Episode 388 – Music for a Winter Evening

On this weeks show John Leeming has chose music for a winter evening – perfect to put your feet up and stoke the fire. The music is all easy on the ear from Ballads to the Bossa Nova.

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Music Played

You Are Too BeautifulDan BellomyUncle Milt’s Pipe Organ Pizza Vancouver WA

3/18 Wurlitzer
Milt K Recordings (UM102CD)c1988
Rain Shadows/Autumn Too SoonDavid LoweTown Hall Clydebank

3/8 Wurlitzer
Chow Productions (COCD101)2002
I’ll See You In My DreamsKen DoubleLong Center, Lafayette, IN

3/21 Wurlitzer
Long Center TOS1996
TreesDudley BeavenGranada, North Cheam

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1940
My Funny ValentineJim RiggsParamount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer
RTR Productions (RTC103C)1989
I Concentrate On YouLyn LarsenSanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-208)1995
When You Wish Upon A StarRob RichardsEl Capitan, Hollywood, CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
Hollywood Philharmonic Recordings (HPR200301)
2003
Polka Dots And MoonbeamsBryan RodwellOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Private Recordingc1974

Episode 386 – Up Beat

On this weeks show John Leeming is in a rhythmical mood, so get your dancing shoes! Artists include Robert Wolfe, Bryan Rodwell, Billy Nalle, Tom Hazleton and more!

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Music Played

There’s No Business Like Show BusinessTom HazletonCivic Auditorium, Pasadena CA

5/28 Möller
Arkay Records (AR 1076)1983
Rock Around the Clock/
Opus One/In the Mood
Robert WolfeOrion Centre, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer
Delta Music (CD 6021)1996
They Were Doing the MamboStanley WyllieRitz Belfast

4c/10 Compton
Private Recording1954
Mr SandmanVic HammettCap’ns Galley Pizza Parlour, Redwood City CA

4/18 Wurlitzer
Doric Records (DO 1401)c1972
I Want to Be HappyWilliam DaviesGranada Kingston, London

3c/10 Wurlitzer
EMI MFP Records (50118)1974
Hot DogDavid GraySanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
David Gray (dg 0001)2018
The Alley CatLenny DeeHammond & drummerBrunswick Records (STA 8578)1964
CochitaDon FrenchOriental Theatre, Portland OR

3/13 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR O009)c1960’s
Keep Your Sunny Side UpHarry Farmer & Rhythm EnsembleHammond & ComboDecca Records (DFE 6219)c1950
MarieBilly Nalle & Ray Mosca (drums)Paramount New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer
RCA Victor (LPM-1521)1957
CherokeeBryan RodwellAssembly Hall, Walthamstow

Hammond Concorde
Private Recording1975

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