Episode 230 – Contrasts

John Leeming presents

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
You’re the Cream in My Coffee/Button Up Your Overcoat/Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue/Alexander’s Ragtime BandJohn MannFolly Farm, Kilgetty

4/14 Wurlitzer
Compton Lodge Studios (CL1001)2010
Orient ExpressSidney TorchRegal, Edmonton

4/15 Christie
Sterndale Records (STE1001)1991
Mood IndigoJohn SengSt Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, IL

4/23 Wurlitzer-plus
Pipe Organ Presentations (POP 113)2005
For All We KnowSimon GledhillTrinity Arts Centre, Pudsey

3/8 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (YORCOS303)1995
September in the RainDan BellomySouth Bank University

3/25 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1993
East of the Sun and West of the MoonBryan RodwellGranada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
Ventures in Sound (VIS-B3)c1954
I’m Forever Blowing BubblesGeorge WrightGeorge Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
BANDA CD (82820)1993
I’m Beginning to See the LightNigel OgdenAstra, Llandudno

3/8 Christie
COS Tapes (COS101)1983

Episode 225 – Pizza & Pipes

On this week’s show John Leeming takes us on a tour of pizza and pipes. So sit back and enjoy the sound and style of music associated with many of the Pizza Parlours in the US and UK.

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TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Another Openin’ Another ShowWalt Strony Organ Stop Pizza, Phoenix

4/27 Wurlitzer
Organ Stop Pizza1978
King Cotton MarchLew WilliamsOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa

4/50 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises1996
My Funny ValentineCharlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa

4/82 Wurlitzer
Organ Stop Pizza1998
The Birth Of The BluesVic HammettCap’ns Galley Pizza Parlour, Redwood City CA

4/18 Wurlitzer
Doric Recordingc1972
I Get A Kick Out Of You Dan BellomyUncle Milt’s Pizza Co.

3/18 Wurlitzer
Milt K Recordingsc1990
I Only Have Eyes For You/Let’s Face The Music And DanceChristian CartwrightPipes in the Peaks, Thorpe

3/18 Compton
Causeway Recordingsc2012
 I’ll Buy That DreamBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions199?
That’s AllDon SimmonsOrgan Grinder, Portland

4/51 Wurlitzer
Sound Productionsc1981

Episode 221 – A Deeper Delve

On this weeks show John Leeming delves a little deeper into his archive and pulled from it some unexpected tracks from artists rarely heard!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
 Orient ExpressJack HelyerRitz/Odeon, Nottingham

4/20 Conacher
Crystal Records 1968
 MoonglowFrank GordonOdeon, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Deroy Records1977
Mood SultryBilly NalleAuditorium, Rochester, NY

4/23 Wurlitzer
Telarc Records1977
 Moonlight SerenadeGeoff StephensonKitchen Bros, Diss

3/19 Wurlitzer
Acorn Recordsc1975
 About a Quarter to Nine/Young and HealthyCraig BoswellAshorne Hall, Warwickshire
3/13 Compton
Ashorne Hallc1995
 AdventureJohn WalkerStudio recording

Yamaha FX20, D85, C605
Paravel Records1983
I Guess I’ll Have to Change My PlansJohn StewartGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Private Recordingc1974
 Midnight in MayfairReginald LiversidgeGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Acorn Recordsc1971
 I’ve Got a Crush on YouTom SheenJoe Spurr Studio, Chicago

2/11 Wurlitzer
Concert Recordingc1968

Episode 217 – Organ Plus

On this week’s show John Leeming is at the microphone to start of his 2018 slot with a selection of organ plus tracks. Plus what you might ask? Why not listen and find out!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Holiday for StringsBuddy Cole & Monty Kelly OrchestraBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton + orchestra
Alshire International1973
Little Rock GetawayDennis & Heidi JamesTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/25 Wurlitzer + piano
Dennis James Productions1984
A Little Steeple Pointing to the SkyThe Organ, the Dance Band and MeEMI Studio, London

3/8 + Mel Compton + piano + instrumentalists
Empress Records1995
By the Sleepy LagoonSidney Torch & MantovaniGaumont State, Kilburn

3/16 Wurlitzer + violin
Decca Recordsc1937
Amapola/An Apple for the TeacherBrian SharpSandford Park + Studio

3/9 Christie, Technics PR3, piano
Grosvenor Recordsc1994
Grasshopper’s DanceAl Bollington + Anton and Paramount OrchestraParamount, Tottenham CR

4c/10 Compton + orchestra
Guild Musicc2005
WhisperingJim Roseveare & Jim MurrayAvenue, San Francisco

3/16 Wurlitzer + instrumentalist
Private recordingc1967
If I Didn’t Care/My Prayer/Chew Chew Chew Chew Your BubblegumFela Sowande, Gerald Moore & Al CraigHammond + piano + drumsDecca Records1939
Ain’t Misbehavin’The Three Suns & Ray BohrParamount, New York

4/36 Wurlitzer + rhythm combo
BMG Special Products1999

Episode 208 – A Bit Of A Difference

On this week’s show John Leeming is at the microphone with another selection of recordings from his extensive archive – This time it’s tracks with a difference!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Deed I DoFraser GartshoreLaukhuff Factory, Germany

3/11 Möller
Laukhuff GMBH2008
Spectre on the SpreeDavid ShepherdDolby House, Holbeach

3/9 Compton
COS Tapes1984
Smash and GrabDonald ThorneGranada, Clapham Junction

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Decca Recordsc1938
Old Macdonald’s FarmLeo RaeGranada, Welling

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private recordingc1975
I Cover the WaterfrontRene St John/Charles SmartDecca Studio

2/6 Wurlitzer
Eclipse Recordsc1931
Holiday for StringsVirginie MorganHammondDucretet Thompson1954
Don’t Blame MeRobin Richmond TrioHammondPresident Records 1973
Midnight in MayfairReginald Porter-BrownGuildhall Southampton

4/60 Compton
President Records1973
Tiger RagGerhard Gregor/Helmut ZachariasHammond & OrchestraPolydor Records 1952

Episode 204 – A Bag Of Goodies

On this weeks show John Leeming is at the microphone with another selection of recordings from his extensive archive – artists include, Gerald Shaw, Mark Laflin, Quentin Maclean, David Lowe and many more!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
CachuchaGeorge WellingKitchen Brothers Garage, Diss

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private Recordingc1981
Toytown TrumpetersDavid LoweIce Rink, Streatham

Hammond C3
COS Tapes1985
Jack In The BoxGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5/17 + Mel Compton
Private Recording c1970
Twelfth Street RagQuentin MacleanLawson Residence, Montreal, Canada

3/20 Wurlitzer
 Lauretien Records c1964
The Water Is WideMark LaflinTown Hall, Ossett

3/13 Compton/Christie
Private Recording (Permission Gained)2017
The Song Is YouJackie BrownGranada Clapham Junction

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording 1968
Truckin’Gorge WrightChicago Theatre, Chicago, IL

4/21 Wurlitzer
 Banda Records 1991
Body And SoulBill FlloydParamount Theatre New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer
King Records 1964
Tiger RagEddie RuhierHammond & Various Synthesizers Grosvenor Studios 1996

Episode 200 – Celebration!

Well we’ve done it! 200 shows – hard to believe. This week’s show takes us on a real bumper pack tour featuring some of the finest examples of Theatre Organ music. Not only do we have and hour of music but three presenters; James Mclean, John Leeming & Damon Cox who all bring their own styles and music choices to this special show. So sit back and enjoy and enjoy the music as we celebrate this milestone!

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TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer/Powder Your Face With Sunshine/Keep Your Sunny Side UpPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14+G.P Wurlitzer
EMI1982
LauraDoreen ChadwickKitchen Bro’s Garage, Diss

3/19+U.P Wurlitzer
Acorn1982
AudreyArnold LoxamParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording1968
Saturday Rag/My Very Good Friend The Milkman/Puttin’ On The RitzRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19+U.P Wurlitzer
Wolfe productions2001
A Brown Bird SingingJohn MannTrinity Arts Centre, Pudsey

3/8 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records1992
Singing In The BathtubDavid GrayDennis Unk Residence, Erie PA

3/21 Wurlitzer
Dennis Unk2017
Too Late NowDavid LoweNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/8 Wurlitzer
OS Digital1998
Look LivelyDavid ShepherdSouth Bank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
Private Recording c1989
Two Ballads (Tunes Unknown)Robin RichmondSouth Bank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
Private Recording 1998
High HealsRichard HillsAssembly Hall Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
Cinema Organ Society 2012
 She’s Funny That WayGeorge WrightRialto Theatre, South Pasadena, CA

2/14 Wurlitzer
 Banda1997
 They All LaughedLyn LarsenSanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills, IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts1994
 Five Foot Two/Oh Lady Be Good/Varsity Drag/S’WonderfulLen RawleMemorial Hall, Barry, Wales

4/15 Christie
Tonawanda Sound c1990’s
 I Concentrate On YouSimon GledhillCentury II, Wichita

4/38 Wurlitzer
Wichita Theatre Organ Inc 2009
 That’s A-PlentyNoel BriggsGaumont, Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
 Acorn 1973

Episode 195 – The Bs

On this weeks show John Leeming is at the microphone to tell you there are/were a heck of a lot of theatre organists whose surname begins/began with B, so he’s pulled a random selection off the shelf and selected tracks from those.

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Satin DollBarry BakerWehmeier Res, Cincinnati

4/36 Wurlitzer
BLB Productions1999
Stomping at the SavoyDon BakerSenate Theatre Detroit

4/36 Wurlitzer
Pipe Organ Presentations2009
Della RobbiaCharlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ

4/82 Wurlitzer
Organ Stop Pizza1998
Girl TalkJohn BarlowDale Hall, Hampsthwaite

3/8 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes1986
Sally, Irene and Mary: Who Stole The Jam?/Sweet As A Song/Got My Mind On MusicDudley BeavenGranada Clapham Junction

3/8 Wurlitzer
Piping Hot2017
Brassman’s HolidayDan BellomyWarnors Theatre, Fresno, CA

4/14 Robert Morton
Dan Bellomy Productions2001
Murder On The Orient ExpressGeorge BlackmoreKitchen Brothers Garage, Diss

3/19 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes1983

Episode 186 – Off The Shelf

On this week’s show John Leeming pulls a few records and tapes off his shelf that he hasn’t listened to in a while, and he’s shared them with us! Artists include David Andrews, Watson Holmes, John Howlett and many more!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Easy Come, Easy GoHector OliveraFox, Atlanta

 

4/42 Möller

E.A.R. Recordsc1980
Ça C’est ParisWatson HolmesOpera House, Blackpool

 

3/13 Wurlitzer

Deroy Records1974
The Sand and the SeaDavid AndrewsJoe Kearns Res, Los Angeles

 

3/26 Wurlitzer

London Recordsc1960
Butterflies in the RainReginald Porter-BrownGuildhall, Southampton

 

4/50+Mel Compton

Private Recording1973
SummertimeAndrew FennerSt John Vianney, Clayhall

 

3/7+Mel Compton

Private Recordingc1968
HarlemGerald ShawOdeon, Leicester Square

 

5/17+Mel Compton

Private Recording1965
Leicester Sq Looks RoundJohn HowlettGranada, Tooting

 

3/14+G.P Wurlitzer

Private Recording1965
Round About Regent StDavid ShepherdNew Gallery, London

 

2/8 Wurlitzer

COS1991
TangerineRonald CurtisDavenport, Stockport

 

3/7 Compton

Concert Recording1968

Episode 178 – Variety Bandbox

Another week and this time its turn once again to turn to John Leeming for another programme of recording from his archive. John never fails to pull out a variety of interesting and popular tracks and I think this show ticks all the boxes and more!

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Music played

Bill Floyd – I Married and Angel – Cook 1964

The Three Suns with Ray Bohr – The Very Thought of You – Collectables 1957

Robin Richmond Players – Give Me the Simple Life – Private Recording c1960

Jackie Brown – Hadn’t Anyone Till You/Love Is the Sweetest Thing – Private Recording c1968

Dudley Savage – For All the Saints/I Only Have Eyes for You/Falling in Love Again – Perfect Partners 2008

Stanley Wyllie – Down By the River – Private recording c1955

The Organ, the Dance Band and Me – What Do You Think These Ruby Lips Were Made For? – President 1943

Jimmy McGregor (Gerhard Gregor) – Humoresque (Dvorak) – Music for You Home 1970