Episode 572 – A Bit of Each

This week John Leeming has sounds from real and digital pipes mixed with traditional electronics.

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Music Played

That’s EntertainmentKeith EvansKeith Evans Residence, Chepstow

4/33 Allen VTPO
Mostyn Theatre Organ Productions (YouTube)2020
Portrait of a FlirtEna BagaRecording studio

Hammond organ (C3?)
Private recording (BBC/COS Archive)1973
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White/TangerineChristian CartwrightStrumpshaw Steam Museum

3/7 Christie
Private Recording (Christian Cartwright, YouTube)2024
Bei Mir bist du schön/Frauen sind keine Engel/Abends in der TaverneWilly WeitsRecording studio

The ‘Magic Organ’
Imperial Records (5c 054-24195)1970
Valencia/Arrivederci Roma/Under the Bridges of Paris/On the Reeperbahn at Half-past MidnightGerhard GregorNDR studio, Hamburg, Germany

3/24 Welte
Polydor Records (20 335 EPH)1956
You Are the Sunshine of My LifeWill ShawKeith Evans Residence, Chepstow

4/33 Allen VTPO
Mostyn Theatre Organ Productions (YouTube)2020
John Peel BoogieHarold Smart QuartetRecording studio

Hammond organ + rhythm
Parlophone Records (GEP8589)1956
ChicagoDon BakerAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/10 Wurlitzer
WW Records (unissued)1987
Someone to Watch Over MeKeith BeckinghamGranada Clapham Junction

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private recording (BBC/COS Archive)1972

Episode 567 – Those Were the Days

This week John Leeming has tracks from new CDs

‘Those Were the Days’ – various artists at the Fox, Saint Louis, MO and the Lincoln, Belleville, IL (DSP 2305)
‘From Bach to Runway’ – Tom Hazleton at various theatre organ venues (DSP 2001)
£24.00 each postpaid (in Europe, including UK, only) from Hot Pipes! (www.hotpipes.eu)

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Music Played

Get HappyDave WickerhamFox Theatre, Saint Louis, MO

4/36 Wurlitzer
DSP Recordings (DSP2305)2023
Tico TicoWalt StronyFox Theatre, Saint Louis, MO

4/36 Wurlitzer
DSP Recordings (DSP2305)2023
At LastLew WilliamsFox Theatre, Saint Louis, MO

4/36 Wurlitzer
DSP Recordings (DSP2305)2023
Don’t Be That WayTom HazletonRiverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

3/14 Wurlitzer
SDP Recordings (DSP2001)2020
Smoke Gets in Your EyesJustin LavoieFox Theatre, Saint Louis, MO

4/36 Wurlitzer
DSP Recordings (DSP2305)2023
Singing in the Rain/The World Is Waiting for the SunriseJack MoelmannFox Theatre, Saint Louis, MO

4/36 Wurlitzer
DSP Recordings (DSP2305)2023
Hooray for HollywoodNick RenkosikLincoln Theatre, Belleville, IL

3/16 hybrid
DSP Recordings (DSP2305)2023
It’s Only a Paper MoonTom HazletonGranada Theatre, Kansas City, KS

3/21 Barton
DSP Recordings (DSP2001)2020

Episode 563 – Organ Oddities

This week John Leeming has some more light hearted tracks for you to enjoy.

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Music Played

Playing LeapfrogThe Three SunsHammond and Paramount New York (probably)

4/36 Wurlitzer
RCA Victor (LPM1543)1957
My Heart Sings‘The Continental’ with Eddie BaxterVocal + Hammond organCapitol Records (CL13660)1951
Hole in My HeadIvor CutlerVocal + HarmoniumPrivate recording (BBC/JL)1959
O Sole MioFritz SeidelSchauburg Theatre, Dresden (GDR)

2/7 Hupfeld
Private Recording1955
A Kiss‘Angus Reed’ (Sandy Macpherson)BBC Theatre Organ #2

5/27 Möller
Featured in radio drama extract (BBC/Radioechoes)1948
NolaBryan RodwellGranada Theatre, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie
Private recording (JL)1978
Lady Be Good / Somebody Loves MeJean HoebenMusic Museum, Frankfurt-am-Main (W. Germany)

2/6 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1986
Pop GunBruce Wendell + Harry Bidgood (piano) + vocalBroadway theatre, Catford

3/13 Compton
NTOT Records (NCM214)1998
Tiger RagBobby PaganEMI Studio #1, London

3/8 Compton
HMV Records (BD775)c1940

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