Episode 345 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: VE Day Memories

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with some memories of music associated with VE Day. You will hear stalwart wartime broadcasts such as Sandy MacPherson, Reginald Foort and Reginald Dixon

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
I’ll Play To You/Marche MilitaireSandy MacPhersonGrand Theatre, Llandudno

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1945
21 Today/When They Sound The Last All Clear/Rule Britannia/I’m Going To Get Lit Up When The Lights Go On In London/Don’t Fence Me InSandy MacPherson & John SnaggeGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
His Master Voice (HMV) (XLP 50002)1966
I Do Like To Be Beside The SeasideReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1963
Forces Calling Broadcast Excerpt Including: Canadian Capers/Temptation Rag/I’m Just Wild About HarryReginald DixonAbbey Road EMI Studios

3/9 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1942
BBC AEF Signal – Oranges And LemonsHarold SmartNovachordCoronet Sound Productions (NCM 210)1994
A Musical Tour Round The Forces: There’s Something About A Soldier/Tramp Tramp Tramp/The Boys Are Marching/Beer Barrel Polka/Old Soldiers Never Die/Lords Of The Air/Wings Over The Navy/The Fleets In Port Again/Ship Ahoy!/Hearts Of Oak/Sailors Hornpipe/Rule BritanniaReginald FoortFoort Touring Organ 5/27 MöllerCoronet Sound Productions (NCM 210)1994
Pedro The FishermanSandy MacPhersonGrand Theatre, Llandudno

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1945

Episode 336 – Seaside Memories

On this weeks show we conclude the two shows remembering Mr. Blackpool – Reginald Dixon. 30th March saw the 50th anniversary of Reg leaving the tower and a massive 90 years since he started there.

Tonight Nigel Ogden is at the microphone and in his archive as he brings us Reg’s last solo broadcast from the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool in 1967.

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Music Played

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

‘Over The Footlights’ Selection

Eleanora

Blue Tango

Black & White Rag

At Your Request: The Last Waltz/Little Girl/Autumn Leaves/Happy Days Are Here Again

Legend Of The Glass Mountain

Sing Song: Marie/Loves Old Sweet Song/Friends And Neighbours/I Love A Lassie/Till We Meet Again

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

All tracks played on the 3/14 Wurlitzer in the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool broadcast on 30th March 1970. Original tape thanks to Nigel Ogden. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 329 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Ecstatic Electrone

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with some tracks featuring the unique sounds of the Compton Electronic Organs.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
Fly By NightNigel OgdenCompton HE2, SpaldingNigel Ogden Archive1982
GavotteNigel OgdenCompton 363 Concert ModelNigel Ogden Archive2019
March From Occasional
Oratorio
Nigel OgdenCompton 363 Concert ModelNigel Ogden Archive2019
In A Monastery Garden/Finale: Orpheus In The UnderworldLeslie TaffRegal, Darlaston TheatreoneDamon Cox Archive1964/5
Can I Forget You?Nigel OgdenCompton HE2, SpaldingNigel Ogden Archive1982
To A Wild RoseNigel OgdenCompton 363 Concert ModelNigel Ogden Archive2019
WetherbyRichard CunninghamCompton Electrone, Ex-Free Trade Hall, ManchesterNigel Ogden Archive?
Land Of Hope And GloryHalle OrchestraCompton Electrone, Free Trade Hall, ManchesterSJB1954

Episode 325 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Looking Back

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with some tracks from his CD’s recorded over the years.

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 Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Can-Can PolkaNigel OgdenFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS201)1993
Alles Was Du BistNigel OgdenHereford Cathedral

4m Willis
OS Digital (OS242)1999
Jerome Kern MedleyNigel OgdenTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS214)196
The Look Of LoveNigel OgdenTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Sanctuary Records Group Ltd (PLSCD 757)2005
How High The MoonNigel OgdenHammond Commodore with HL722 Leslie speaker OS Digital (OS251)2001
Fleetwood FisherwomanNigel OgdenSt. Annes-On-Sea Parish Church

3m Rushworth & Dreaper
RHD Sounds (RHD0308)2008
FanfareNigel Ogden St George’s Church, Stockport

3m Forster & Andrews/Compton
OS Digital (OS221)1996
The Charge Of The Light BrigadeNigel OgdenPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Soundline Recordings (SLO4025)2002
You Ought To Be In PicturesNigel OgdenPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Soundline Recordings (SLO4025)2002
Celebration MarchNigel Ogden Town Hall, Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Recordings (GRCD129)2008

Episode 320 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Contrasts

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with some historic new year broadcasts as well as concert excepts featuring rarely heard instruments!

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 Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
VanessaLyn LarsenOpera House, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1977
Harry Woods HitsHorace FinchEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1969
High School Cadets MarchTrevor WillettesParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967
Barwick GreenAdrian LucusCity Hall, Hull

3m Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1989
Portrait Of A Toy SoldierNigel OgdenSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall, London

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive????
‘Guy’s & Dolls’ SelectionNigel OgdenGranada, Harrow, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive????

Episode 316 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Swingin’ Sleigh Bells

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and pulls out some festive treats ranging from Welte to Wurlitzer! This show will certainly get you in the seasonal spirit!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Swingin’ Sleigh BellsNigel OgdenFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 210)1974
Christmas EveNigel OgdenCompton 363 Electrone Nigel Ogden Archive2018
St. Petersburg Sledge DrivePaul ManiaLindstrom Studios Coronet Sound Productions (NCM 214)1998
Scottish MedleySandy MacPhersonGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1963
Donegal Cradle SongNigel OgdenFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1990
Christmas FantasyKeith BeckinghamGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967

Episode312 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Whirling the Empress again

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and throws spotlight on the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool Wurlitzer with tracks featuring the organ during its time both in the Ballroom and in the BBC Playhouse Theatre, Manchester.

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 Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
SylviaNigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1974
El GatitoErnest BroadbentBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1978
Frasquita SerenadePeter JebsonBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1976
Hell’s Bells ThemeNigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1985
Selection – The ArcadiansNigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records (GRS 1140)1983
Samba ChromatiqueHorace FinchEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Damon Cox Archive1950’s
Selection – The Dancing YearsHorace FinchEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Damon Cox Archive1960

Episode 307 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Broadcast Memories

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and pull out another eight tracks from the golden age of the broadcasting organist – Simple as that!

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 Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Ginger SnapWilliam DaviesTown Hall Watford

3/16 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1961
Doreen/’Lilac Time’ Selection Doreen ChadwickParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1965
Powder Your Face With Sunshine/Shamrock Swing Stanley TudorBBC Theatre Organ No.2 Hoxton

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1958
Tartan DollRobinson CleaverHammond Organ Nigel Ogden Archive19864
Hello DollyJerry Allen & His TroHammond Organ Nigel Ogden Archive1964
Ca Ces’t ParisWatson HolmesOpera House, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1966
Pagan Love Song/Half A Sixpence/Summer Holiday Bobby PaganRitz Richmond, London

3/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967
Around The Marble ArchGeorge BlackmoreRegal/Odeon Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie
Nigel Ogden Archive1964

Episode 303 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: A Self Portrait II

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and pulls out a selection of tracks featuring himself at several organs in the UK & in Holland – Many of the recordings on this show feature instruments that have since moved on.

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 Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
The Seven SeasNigel OgdenTown Hall Ossett

3/13 Compton-Christie
NTOT Kinura (NCS 109)1990
Trumpet VoluntaryNigel OgdenTown Hall Manchester

5m Cavaille-Coll
Nigel Ogden Archive1996
Oklahoma SelectionNigel OgdenCity Theater Amsterdam, Holland

4/17 Strunk
Nigel Ogden Archive1983
Summer Of ’42 Sweet/Gingerbread ManNigel OgdenAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1980’s
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers / Festal DayNigel OgdenMajestic Cinema, Cradley Heath

3/10 Christie
Nigel Ogden Archive1983
Those Were The Days/Irving Berlin MedleyNigel OgdenGranada, Clapham Junction, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1978

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