Episode 300 – TOENC @ 300

On this week’s show we celebrate 300 shows with a bumper programme lasting a full hour. We throw spotlight on the archives, Hammond Electronic and up-to-date sounds! The show also features a rare chat between Damon, Nigel & John.

Here’s to the next 300!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Happy Days Are Here AgainDamon CoxBarry Earl Residence, Leighton Buzzard

3/15 Wurlitzer
Damon Cox Archive2019
Tiger RagReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Damon Cox Archive1958
‘Top Of The Bill’ SelectionReginald Porter-BrownRitz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer
Damon Cox Archive1965
Dance Of The Blue MarionettesGerald ShawRegal/Odeon Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie
Damon Cox Archive1951
The Hedge HopperThe Music Of Jerry Allen & His TrioHammond ElectronicRex Recordings – Highnote Ltd2010
Rain ShadowsBryan Rodwell & BBC Big BandBig Band & Hammond Electronic Private Recording (Tim Wills)1983
Rio ChambiraDavid LoweStreatham Ice Rink

Hammond C3 
COS Tapes (COS104)1984
Coffee In The Morning And Kisses At Night/Through The Courtesy Of Love/Let’s Fall In Love Nigel OgdenSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
COS Tapes (COS114)1988
I Cover The WaterfrontLen RawleMusical Museum, Brentford

3/12 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2018D)2000
Alone Again, NaturallyMark LaflinNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer
Laflin Productions (ML001)2012
Cha Cha Cha: Mangos/Swinging Down The LanePhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD108)2001
My Old FlameChris McPheeCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD003)1999
You Don’t Like It – Not MuchJim RiggsBarton TBC1991
I Concentrate on YouSimon Gledhill Century II Wichita

4/38 Wurlitzer
Wichita Theatre Organ Inc (WTOS438)2009
My Heart Belongs To Daddy/Lets Do It/Let’s Misbehave Robert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 17)2011

Episode 296 – Airing for the Archives

On this week’s show John Leeming is in his archives with a mixed back of British and continental sounds for you to enjoy this week. Featuring Compton, Hammond and Wurlitzer there is something for all!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
CuteBryan RodwellChingford Organs, Finchley

Hammond & Rhythm
The Organist Encores (TOENC001)2019
Red Sails in the SunsetBernard DrukkerTesselschade Church, Hilversum

5/27 Möller
Private recording1967
‘Simple Music’ sig tuneJo Budie, Fred Roosendaal & Eddy de Jong Radio Studio, Hilversum

Hammond combo
Private recording1961
Final show extractsBobby PaganPalladium, Copenhagen

3/7 Wurlitzer
HMV (X.6330)1939
Jolly BobBobby PaganPalladium, Copenhagen

3/7 Wurlitzer
HMV (X.6134)1938
On the Sunny Side of the Street/Sunrise Serenade Ken StroudWyton House, Huntingdon

4/15 Compton
Private recording1994
Glasgow FairGerald ShawOdeon, Leicester Square

5/17 Compton
Private recording1966
‘Memory Corner’ medleyStanley WyllieRitz, Belfast

4/10 Compton
Private recording1954
J’AttendraiDudley SavageRoyal/ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Private recording60’s
Getting Sentimental over YouStanley TudorGaumont, Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private recording1965
Fascinating RhythmStanley WyllieRitz, Belfast

4/10 Compton
Private recording1954

Episode 292 – Music from the Midlands

On this week’s show John Leeming is recalling the Cinema Organ Society’s 2018 Midlands & Wales and Wales convention. We visit the Fentham Hall Compton, Burton-On-Trent Wurlitzer, Buttermarket Wurlitzer and Tywyn Wurlitzer with contrasting range of styles from the performers!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Goody GoodyDavid GrayButtermarket Shrewsbury

3/10 Wurlitzer
Private Recording2018
All The Things You Are Jonathan EyreFentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton
Private Recording2018
The Joint Is Jumpin’Keith EvansFentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton
Private Recording2018
For YouNicholas MartinTown Hall Burton-on-Trent

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording2018
Autumn Leaves/Lullaby Of The LeavesDavid LoweNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer
Private Recording2018
Rosamund/Fairy FrolicDavid ShepherdFentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton
Private Recording2018
Moonlight Serenade/Chatanooga Choo-Choo/In The Mood Andrew Nix & Tony StaceFentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton & Yamaha HX1
Private Recording2018
Fly Me To The MoonAdam EvansNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer
Private Recording2018
Nights Of GladnessRichard HillsFentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton
Private Recording2018

The producer would like to thank the following people; Mike Carter, Damon Willetts & The Midlands and Wales District of the Cinema Organ Society, John Smallwood, Cameron Lloyd & members of the Shropshire Theatre Organ Trust and finally Michael Thompson and the crew at Burton Town Hall.

Episode 287 – Star Spangled

On this week’s show John Leeming is visiting the states – specifically Los Angeles, where he’s recapping last years American Theatre Organ Society’s annual convention. Damon also pays tribute to Timothy Duckworth.

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Summer Me, Winter MeDan BellomyParamount, Brooklyn

4/26 Wurlitzer
Cambria Recordings (Cambria CD1108)1987
Another Openin’ Another Show Dave WickerhamWilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles

3/13 Barton
ATOS (LA2018)2018
SerenataPierre FracalanzaTrousdale Castle, Los Angeles

3/26 Hybrid
ATOS (LA2018)2018
Jeepers CreepersAlex JonesBarnum Hall, Santa Monica

3/19 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018
Cuban PeteJustin LaVoieWhittier High School, Los Angeles

4/26 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018
Wake Up and LiveChris ElliottFounder’s Church, Los Angeles

4/31 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018
The Flat Foot FloogieDavid GrayEl Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles

4/36 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018
Moon RiverMark HermanNathan Barr Studio, Los Angeles

3/19 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018
Good NewsJelani EddingtonOld Town Music Hall, El Secundo

4/27 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018
Mack the KnifePhil KelsallMission Playhouse, San Gabriel

3/17 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018
Auf Wiedersehen/I’ll See You Again Ron RhodeOld Town Music Hall, El Secundo

4/27 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018

Episode 283 – Spotlight on the Archives

On this week’s show John Leeming is back in the loft with music that will even entertain your cat!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Caravan/SolitudeVic HammettGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private recording1964
Goodbye Blues/I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good/Don’t Blame Me Eric LordParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Private recording1970’s
Destiny/RemembranceDudley SavageRoyal/ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Private recording1965
SimonettaStanley WyllieRitz Belfast

4c/10 Compton
COS Tapes (COS122)1995
The JugglerGeorge WellingKitchen Bros Garage Diss

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private recording1980’s
Georgia on My MindTrevor BolshawKitchen Bros Garage Diss

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private recording 1980’s
What’s New?Bob WyattParamount New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer
Roulette Records (R25087)1960
Kisses in the DarkGeorge BlackmoreFoort Touring Organ

5/27 Möller
Private recording1962
Button Up Your Overcoat/Nice People/Change Partners and Dance/The Best Things in Life Are Free Nigel OgdenBBC Playhouse, Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Private recording1987

Episode 279 – Home & Away

On this week’s show John Leeming is Home & Away with another mixed bag from his extensive collection. Artists Include, Bryan Rodwell, Reginald Dixon, David Shepherd, Robin Richmond and many more!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Happy Days Are Here AgainRaymond WallbankWurlitzer electronicAvid Records (WEC315)c1990s
Parade of the Tin Soldiers/Soldier on the ShelfCarolyn RiddickThorngate Hall, Gosport

3/13 Compton
COS Tapes (COS108)1985
HindustanDavid GrayDennis Unk Residence, Erie PA

3/21 Wurlitzer
Dennis Unks2017
So Would I/You Keep Coming Back Like a Song/Let It Be SoonReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (FB3279)1947
There Will Never Be Another YouAlec LeaderThe Plough, Great Munden

3/11 Compton
Private recording1984
But Not for MeTom HazletonDolby House, Holbeach

3/9 Compton
Private recording1988
Blue MoonDavid ShepherdDolby House, Holbeach

4/22 Compton
Private recording2019
When the Red Red RobinRobin RichmondBBC Studio

Hammond Organ
Private recording1959
Some Like It HotRobin RichmondBBC Studio

Hammond Organ
Private recording1959
Give Me the Simple LifeBryan RodwellBBC Playhouse, Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Private recording1981

Episode 275 – Random Numbers

On this week’s show John Leeming selects Random Numbers – Listen to find out more!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
New Sun in the SkyJelani EddingtonRialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL

4/22 Barton
JATOE2009
Smile to SmileMichael WooldridgeGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 218)1995
That Lovely Weekend/The White Cliffs of Dover/ We’ll Meet AgainNigel OgdenSt Albans Organ Theatre

3/6 Rutt
RHD Sounds (RHD 0207)2007
El  AbanicoRobert WolfeThursford Collection

3/19 Wurlitzer
Grasmere (GRCD 93)1998
Two Sleepy PeopleTom HazletonAlabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

4/38 Wurlitzer
ATOS Alabama Chapter2002
Bei Mir Bist Du SchoenChris McPheeOrion Centre, Campsie, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee Recordings (CMCD 002)1995
It’s Been a Long, Long TimeDwight BeachamAllen Studios, Macungie, PA

3/33 Allen VTPO
Allen Organ Company (AOC 031-2008)1998
Don’t Fence Me InGeorge WrightHollywood Philharmonic Organ, CA

3/33 Wurlitzer
Banda Records (DIDX 2532)1987
Cherry Blossom TimeEverett NourseFox Theatre, San Francisco, CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
Fantasy Records (85013/14)1994

Episode 270 – Jim Buckland in Memory

On this week’s show John Leeming pays musical tribute to Jim Buckland who was the brains behind the Worthing Wurlitzer. Music is accompanied with interview snippets John recorded with Jim a few years ago.

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
The Hawaiian Wedding SongPhil KelsallAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD130)2008
Ca C’est Paris/Loves Roundabout/Loves Last Word Is SpokenErnest BroadbentAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer
Private recordingc1982
Stairway To The StarsDavid WilliamsAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer
Private recordingc1982
Wrap Your Troubles In DreamsGeoff SolmanAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS117)1989
Life Is Nothing Without Music/It’s The Talk Of The TownIain FlitcroftAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
WW Records (WWCD1050)2003
Deep NightDavid GrayAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
Private recording2015
Cheek To Cheek/Top HatSimon GledhillAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
Private recording2012
I’m In The Mood For LoveWalt StronyAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
Private recording2007

Episode 262 – Five Years of The Organist Encores

Its our fifth birthday bash on this special edition of The Organist Encores! Damon speaks to James Mclean about how the show started, he also interviews John Leeming and Nigel Ogden who between them present once a month. Finally Damon introduces the show’s new ‘Resident Organist’! Tune in and don’t miss out on our celebratory bash!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Happy Days Are Here AgainRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions2006
Somebody Stole My GalReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Decca Record Company (SPA 38)1969
Over The RainbowSimon GledhillFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust Production (LTOT961)1996
42nd StreetVic HammettGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Audicord (ACD 232)1980
My Funny ValentineJim RiggsParamount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer
RTR Productions Record (RTC103C)1989
Pink ChampagneNigel Ogden & John RoadhouseBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
NDO Production1988
Can’t Take That Away From MeMark LaflinHammond M100DMC Recording2018
The Trolley SongMark LaflinHammond M100DMC Recording2018
Happy Days Are Here AgainMark LaflinHammond M100 DMC Recording2018

Episode 260 – Another Raid Of The Atic

On this week’s show John Leeming climbs up the ladder to his treasure trove of archive recordings featuring some of the finest artists from yesteryear and instruments many of which are no longer accessible or exist!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Somewhere Over the RainbowHorace FinchEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Private recording1958
True Love/In the Still of the NightReginald HollandOdeon, Blackpool

4/13 Conacher
Private recording1961
Love’s Last Word Is SpokenEric LordParamount/Odeon Newcastle

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private recording1948
Alley CatGeorge BlackmoreRitz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer
Cinema Organ Society1963
Love Walked InDudley SavageMere Farm, Haughley, Stowmarket

3/8 Compton
Private recording1990s
Harlem NocturneEna BagaGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Private recording1964
La RositaFlorence de JongNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
HMV Records (B3513)c1930
March: Garrison TheatreDudley BeavanGranada, North Cheam

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private recording1940
One Hour with YouQuentin MacleanTrocadero Elephant and Castle, London

4/21 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (DB823)1932
There Will Never Be Another YouBryan RodwellSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
Private recordingc1968