Episode 559 – Archive Tracks – all the way!

This week John Leeming has broadcast archive tracks from the from the UK and Netherlands.

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Music Played

Cock o’ the North / Organ Grinder’s SwingGeorge BlackmoreAVRO Studio, Hilversum, NL

4/19 Standaart-Compton
Private Recording (Martyn Barker)1980
Morning CanterHoward ThomasBBC Theatre Organ #2,

London
5/27 Möller
Private Recording (Martyn Barker)1960
Turn Ye to MeDavid ShepherdOdeon Theatre, Leicester Square, London

5/17 Compton
Private Recording (Martyn Barker)1981
TampicoPeter KilbyBBC Theatre Organ #2, London

5/27 Möller
Private Recording (Martyn Barker)1957
MistyBernard DrukkerAVRO Studio, Hilversum, NL

4/19 Standaart-Compton
Private Recording (Martyn Barker)1980
Dancing on the CeilingBryan RodwellOdeon Theatre, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Private Recording (Martyn Barker)1969
Roulette / Love IsGeorge BlackmoreAstoria Cinema, Aberdeen

3/8 Compton
Private Recording (Martyn Barker)1959
Hurrying HomeHoward ThomasBBC Theatre Organ #2, London

5/27 Möller
Private Recording (Martyn Barker)1960
The Old Piano RagArnold LoxamAVRO Studio, Hilversum, NL

4/19 Standaart-Compton
Private Recording (Martyn Barker)1980

Episode 554 – Stars, Stripes and Pipes

This week John Leeming remembers the ATOS convention last year.

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Music Played

It’s a Most Unusual DayJustin StahlSt Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, IL

4/21 Hybrid
American Theatre Organ Society2023
The Swing o’ the KiltAaron HawthorneTivoli Theatre, Downers Grove, IL

3/10 Wurlitzer
American Theatre Organ Society2023
Climb Every MountainDave WickerhamRialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL

4/24 Barton Plus
American Theatre Organ Society2023
Sentimental JourneyTedde GibsonSheraton Hotel Ballroom, Chicago, IL

4/50 Paramount VTPO
American Theatre Organ Society2023
PieretteSimon GledhillRialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL

4/24 Barton Plus
American Theatre Organ Society2023
Don’t Get Around Much AnymoreZach FrameOrgan Piper Pizza Restaurant, Greenfield, WI


3/30 Wurlitzer
American Theatre Organ Society2023
How About YouJelani EddingtonCarma Labs Warehouse, Franklin, WI

4/90 Wurlitzer
American Theatre Organ Society2023
Little White LiesBrett ValiantSt Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, IL

4/21 Hybrid
American Theatre Organ Society2023
Painting the Clouds with SunshineRichard HillsSanfilippo Mansion, Barrington Hills, IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
American Theatre Organ Society2023

Episode 550 – Stars On 78

This week John Leeming picks some random section of 78rpm discs

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Music Played

I Go for ThatSidney TorchGaumont State, Kilburn, London

4/16 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (FB2208)1939
What a Day We’ll HaveRobinson Cleaver (The Organ, the Dance Band and Me)EMI Studio, London

3/8 Compton
Parlophone Records (F2514)c1950
Mistakes/Charmaine/Dancing with Tears in My EyesReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (FB3636)1952
I Used to Be Colour Blind/Change Partners/The YamDudley BeavenGranada Theatre, Clapham Junction

3/8 Wurlitzer
Decca Records (F6937)1938
I’m Always Thinkin’ of You RagFrank GordonRitz Cinema, Birkenhead

3/8 Christie
Cinema Organ Society (COS2)c1955
Joseph! Joseph!/Cinderella (Stay in My Arms)/Georgia’s Got a MoonDonald ThorneGranada Theatre, Willesden, London

3/9 Christie
Decca Records (F6919)1938
Stairway to the StarsArthur Young and Fela SowandeNovachord and Hammond electronicsDecca Records (F7312)1939
Manhattan SerenadeHenry CroudsonParamount Theatre, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Regal Zonophone Records (MR2342)1936
The Miller of DeeRobin RichmondHammond electronicHis Master’s Voice Records (BD1144)1946
It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing/St Louis Blues/Sentimental Gentleman from GeorgiaSidney TorchRegal Cinema, Edmonton, London
4/15 Christie
Columbia Records (FB1158)1935
Bonus track: Midnight, the Stars and YouAlex Mendham and His OrchestraOrchestraPalomar Records (2111-A)2020

Episode 541 – British in America

This week John Leeming focuses on British organists on American organs

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Music Played

Singing in the BathtubRichard HillsFox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

4/42 Möller
ATOS CD2004
LoverReginald FoortFox Theatre, Detroit, MI

4/36 Wurlitzer
Cook Records (10579-sd)c1960
Goody GoodyDavid GrayEl Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
ATOS CD2018
I’m in the Mood for LoveSimon GledhillJohn Dickinson High School, Wimington, DE

3/66 Kimball
Kimball Theatre Organ Society (KTOS339)2000
Tiger RagPhil KelsallMission Playhouse, San Gabriel, CA

3/17 Wurlitzer
ATOS CD2018
She’s Funny That WayDavid LoweEmbassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN

4/16 Page
Private recording (John Leeming)1985
San Francisco / I Left My Heart in San FranciscoGeorge BlackmoreOrpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA

4/21 Robert Morton
Doric Records (DO (Q) 1501)1975
There’s No Business Like Show BusinessLen RawleGaumont Theatre, Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF244)1973

Episode 536 – Random Tapes

This week John Leeming has picked some tracks from random tapes

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Music Played

Goofy DameStanley TudorBBC Theatre Organ No.2

5/27 Möller
Private recording (BBC/Terry Bond/COS archive)c1954
PusztaReginald FoortBBC Theatre Organ No.1

4/25 Compton
NTOT Records (NCM 212)1996
Transatlantic Lullaby/I’m in Love for the Very First TimeJoseph SealABC Theatre, Kingston-on-Thames

3/12 Wurlitzer
Private recording (BBC/Geoff Day/COS Archive)c1967
Home at SundownThe Organ, the Dance Band and Me (Robinson Cleaver)EMI Studio No.1

3/8 Compton
NTOT Records (NCM 213)1997
In the Still of the NightLen RawleGranada Theatre, Slough

3/8 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2003)1988
Sleigh RideGeorge BlackmoreGranada Theatre, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie
Private recording (Geoff Day)1988
I Want to Be Happy/Somebody Loves Me/I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise/A Kiss in the Dark/Mississippi MudSimon GledhillState Theatre, Grays

3/6 Compton
Private Recording (Allan Newman/COS Archive)1988
Autumn LeavesVic HammettGranada Theatre, Tooting
4c/14 Wurlitzer
Private recording (Geoff Day/COS Archive)

Episode 532 – An American in Britain

This week John Leeming focuses on American organists on British organs

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Music Played

This Could Be the Start of Something BigLyn LarsenOpera House, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Private recording (Tom Herd/TOEnc archive)1977
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes/I Won’t DanceDennis JamesRegal, Edmonton

4/14 Christie
Private Recording (John Leeming)1982
Love Me or Leave MeTom HazletonGranada, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie
Private Recording (John Leeming)1988
Two Sleepy PeopleLew WilliamsTown Hall, Watford

3/13 Compton
Private Recording (John Leeming)1990
It’s Only a Paper MoonDan BellomySouth Bank University, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
Private Recording (John Leeming)2003
Deep NightJim RiggsSouth Bank University, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
20002000
Love for SaleWalt StronyDolby House, Holbeach

4/22 Compton-plus
Private Recording (David Shepherd)2019
CherokeeGeorge WrightGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1978

Episode 527 – Archive Tracks – All the Way!

This week John Leeming is back in his archive.

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Music Played

TangerineVic HammettGranada Theatre, Harrow

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private recording (BBC/COS archive)1973
Blue MoonDavid LoweNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private recording (BBC/John Leeming archive)1991
Happy Days are Here Again, Here Comes the SunSandy MacphersonEmpire Theatre, Leicester Square, London

4/20 Wurlitzer
Private recording (Rinso/Radioechoes)1938
Waltz of My Heart/I can Give You the Starlight/Leap Year WaltzDavid ShepherdOdeon Theatre, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Private recording (BBC/COS Archive)1973
Love In BloomJackie BrownGranada Theatre, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private recording (BBC/COS Archive)1969
Oh! Ma (The Butcher’s Boy), I Love to Whistle, You’re an EducationReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Rex Records (9366)/Ross McNeillie restoration1938
Time on My HandsDudley SavageSt John Vianney Church, Clayhall, London

3/7 Compton
Private recording (Jack O’Neill)1993
A Stitch in TimeGerald ShawOdeon Theatre, Leicester Square

5/17 Compton
Private recording (BBC/COS Archive)1965
Sunshine and ShadowsSandy MacphersonEmpire Theatre, Leicester Square

4/20 Wurlitzer
Private recording (Rinso/Radioechoes)1938

Episode 523 – Pipes and Plug-Ins

This week John Leeming features a combination pipes and electronics.

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Music Played

I’m in the Mood for LoveMichael WooldridgeParamount 332 VTPOMerlin Productions (MPCD 109)2011
Music, Music, MusicEddie RuhierLondon South Bank University

4/25 Wurlitzer
Private recording (Geoff Day)c1990
Eternally/Barwick Green/Out of the Blue/You Were Made for MeJohn BowreyStreatham Ice Rink

Hammond C3 + 2 x PR200 cabinets
Private recording (David Lowe)1964
SkylinerDavid LoweLondon South Bank University

4/24 Wurlitzer
Private recording (John Leeming)c1984
Moving SouthBryan Rodwell and the BBC Big BandBBC Pebble Mill Studio, Birmingham

Hammond
Private recording (BBC/Tim Wills)
You Made Me Love YouJackie BrownGranada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
Organ of the Month Club1960s
Some Enchanted EveningJohn MannNDR Studio, Hamburg

3/29 Welte
Private recording (NDR/John Mann)2002
IllusionKlaus WunderlichHammond C3Bell Records (BLR 89 099)2001

Episode 519 – It’s Ten O’Clock

This week John Leeming remembers Armsbee Bancroft with a recording made at the Granada Clapham Junction.

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Music Played

Abie, My Boy (signature tune)
Out of the Blue
Limehouse Blues
Avalon
(not known)
Poor Butterfly
Crazy Rhythm
Cherokee
As Time Goes By
The Nearness of You
(not known)
Two Sleepy People
Georgia on My Mind
If I Had You
Stardust
One Morning in May
Thanks for the Memory
Lazy River
Abie, My Boy (signature tune)

All tracks played on the 3/8 Wurlitzer in the Granda Clapham Junction, in 1978. Original recording from the John Leeming Archive.

Episode 515 – When They Were Young

This week John Leeming features some early recordings of the current stars of the console.

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Music Played

Pennsyvania Polka/I Left My Heart in San Francisco/Lullaby of BroadwayRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Norfolk

3/19 Wurlitzer
Thursford Enterprises (TE09)1982
Sing as We Go/Sally/Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me GoodbyePeter JebsonGaumont Theatre, Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF215)c1971
Opus OneChristian ElliottWehmeier Residence, Cincinnati, OH

4/36 Wurlitzer
Private Recording (Chris Elliott)
Ka-lu-aLyn LarsenJoe Kearns Residence, Hollywood, CA

3/20 Wurlitzer
Essential Records1965
TwinkletoesSimon GledhillOssett Town Hall

3/13 Compton-Christie
NTOT Records (NLS107)1986
MoonglowMichael WooldridgeRegal Cinema, Edmonton, London

4/15 Christie
COS Tapes (COS106)1984
CherokeeMark HermanEmbassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN

4/16 Page
Mark Herman Production (MH1001)2006
Can Love Be a Sin?Richard HillsLondon South Bank University

4/25 Wurlitzer
COS Records (COS124)1998
Old Cape CodNeil JensenSt Peter’s College, Adelaide, South Australia

3/15 Wurlitzer
Keymedia Productions1983
Whispering/Change Partners/Five Foot Two Eyes of BluePhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
EMI Records (OU2211)1978