Episode 462 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: In Conversation

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive where the focus is on conversation and music!

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Music Played

Pack Up Your Troubles/Thunder And Lightening PolkaDouglas ReeveDome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’
Concert Recording (CR-0020)1967
Phantom BrigadeDoreen ChadwickGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Audicord (ACD216)1990
SylviaEddie RuhierHammond X5Eddie Ruhier Recordings
Variations On B.B.C.William DaviesTrocadero Elephant and Castle, London

4/21 Wurlitzer
BBC Records (REC 349)1979
Our Love AffairSidney TorchOpera House, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Sterndale Records (STE 1005)1996
Boo HooReginald DioxnTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Sterndale Records
(STE 3100)
2013
The Wedding Of The Painted DollReginald DioxnTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (SCX 1587)1964

Episode 458 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Plaza

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive throwing spotlight on the stunning Plaza Stockport Compton which is celebrating its 90th Birthday!

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Music Played

High Noon/The Deadwood Stage/You Can’t Get A Man With A GunNigel OgdenPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Soundline Recordings
(SLO4025)
2002
Makin’ Whoopee/The Trolley SongDonald MacKenziePlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive2018
The Charge Of The Light BrigadeNigel OgdenPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Soundline Recordings
(SLO4025)
2002
Fascination/Peanut PolkaNicholas MartinPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive2007
The Dream Of OlwenNigel OgdenPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Soundline Recordings
(SLO4025)
2002

Episode 453 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Round About Regent Street

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive throwing spotlight on the New Gallery, Regent Street Wurlitzer.

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Music Played

Petite MarchDavid ShepherdNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS120)1991
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes/Marigold Ena BagaNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1983
Passing Thoughts/DianeFlorence De JongNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1983
Summertime/One Fine DayEna BagaNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1983
The ButterflyFlorence De JongNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1983
Lar RositaFlorence De JongNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
Music & Memories (MMD 1116)2000
Warsaw ConcertoEna Baga/Florence De JongNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
BBC Records (REC 110M)1971

Episode 449 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Compton Contrast

Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with the sounds of two Comptons with two very contrasting organists playing them!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
“Showboat” SelectionMichael MaineTown Hall, Portslade

3/18 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1990
a) Rodeo March
b) Till There Was You
c) The Merry Widow Waltz
d) Tiger Rag
Simon GledhillWyton House, Huntingdon

4/15 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992

Episode 445 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: 70’s Look-Back

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with tracks recorded in the 1970’s.

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Music Played

Merry Makers DanceJohn MannGranada Sutton

3/10 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1970
Cheekie ChappieReginald Porter-BrownOdeon Hammersmith

4/15 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1973
Chattanooga Choo ChooAlec LeaderThe Plough, Great Munden

3/11 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1970
TangerineVic HammettGranada Harrow

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1970
Put On A Happy FaceBryan RodwellGranada Harrow

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1973
“My Fair Lady” SelectionBobby PaganTony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/9 Christie
Nigel Ogden Archive1979
Waltz EspanaGeorge BlackmoreRitz/ABC Luton

3/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1973
If I Had A Hammer/A Lot Of Livin’Nigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1979

Episode 441 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Seasons Greetings

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with some seasonal favourites.

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Music Played

Ballet of the BellsNigel Ogden Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 210)1994
The Fairy on the Christmas TreeNigel Ogden Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 210)1994
Swinging Sleigh Ride/Snow CoachNigel Ogden Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 210)1994
Unto Us a Boy Is BornNigel Ogden Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive
“White Horse Inn” SelectionHorace FinchEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1960
Tyrolean HolidayGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Nostalgia Direct (AZCD214)2011
A Christmas FantasyJonathan ScottBridgewater Hall, Manchester

4m Marcussen
Scott Brothers Duo (SBDRCD010)2016

Episode 436 – Nigel Ogden presents the St. Helens Christie

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden brings you edited highlights from his opening concert of the St. Helens Christie which took place last month.

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Music Played

Improvisation

Autumn Leaves

On The Prom Prom Promenade

1934 Selection: Anything Goes/Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart/It’s Foolish But Its Fun/The Very Thought Of You/I Only Have Eyes For You/Isle Of Capri/Over My Shoulder

Last Night Of The Proms Selection: I Vow to Thee My Country/Land Of Hope And Glory/Jerusalem

All tracks played on the 3/11 Christie in the Church Of St Mary, Lowe House, St. Helens. Recorded on the opening concert on the 9th October 2021. Recorded and mastered by Damon Cox.

Episode 432 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Smart Work

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and throws spotlight on father and son organists, Charles & Harold Smart.

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Music Played

Theme From ‘Warship’Charles & Harold SmartBBC Maida Vale Studios

3/12 Compton & Galanti Electronic
Nigel Ogden Archive1975
Goodbye HawaiiCharles SmartDecca Studio

2/5 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive
Chinatown, My Chinatown/Always True To YouHarold SmartHammond C3Embassy (WLP-6015)1961
Please/Ding Dong PolkaCharles SmartBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1956
The Heavens DeclareCharles SmartBBC Broadcasting House, London

4/33 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive
Let Yourself Go/MedleyHarold SmartBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive
Poinciana/Quando QuandoHarold SmartGalanti ElectronicNigel Ogden Archive1972
Ancient And ModernCharles & Harold SmartBBC Maida Vale Studios

3/12 Compton & Galanti Electronic
Nigel Ogden Archive1972

Episode 427 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Wurlitzer Contrasts

Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with the sounds of two Wurlitzers with two very contrasting organists playing them!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
a) Funiculi Funicula
b) As Time Goes By
c) I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
d) I’m Nobody’s Sweetheart Now
e) Beer Barrel Polka
f) Destiny Waltz
g) Riding Along On The Crest Of A Wave
h) I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
i) Hello, Hello, Who’s Your Lady Friend
j) Sussex By The Sea
Douglas ReeveAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1991
a) There’s A Small Hotel
b) Scherzino
c) In A Sentimental Mood
d) How High The Moon?
Bryan RodwellButtermarket Shrewsbury

3/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1990

Episode 423 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Light Music NOT on Light Organs

Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with light music NOT on light organs – Simple as!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
The MiddyNigel OgdenLincoln Cathedral

Willis 4m 89 Speaking Stops
Cantoris Records
(CRCD6057)
2001
Hernandos HideawayNigel OgdenLincoln Cathedral

Willis 4m 89 Speaking Stops
Cantoris Records
(CRCD6057)
2001
MarigoldKevin BowyerLancaster Priory

Willis-Harrison-Wells 3m 56 Speaking Stops
Priory (PRCD1094)2013
The Syncopated ClockAdrien SelfCartmel Priory

Jardine-Rushworth & Dreaper-Principal Pipe Organs 3m 45 Speaking Stops
Priory (PRCD1089)2012
Alles Was Du BistNigel OgdenHereford Cathedral

Willis-Harrison & Harrison 4m 69 Speaking Stops
OS Digital (OS 242)1998
Under The FingersBen SaundersLeeds Cathedral

Klais 4m (7 Division) 55 Ranks
Pro Organo2016
In A Monastery GardenJohn KeysAlbert Hall, Nottingham

Binns 4m 63 Speaking Stops
Priory 2011
Dainty Miss/Barwick GreeenAdrian LucusHull City Hall

Forster & Andrews-Compton 4m
Nigel Ogden Archive