Episode 378 – Autumn In Oxford

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back in his broadcast archive with some more autumnal tunes and a rare recording of ‘Midland Console’ featuring Peter Kilby at the Ritz, Ofxord!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
Autumn Leaves/Autumn ConcertoErnest BroadbentEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1969
Midland Console Programme:
a) Mexican Hat Dance
b) September Serenade
c) Caribbean Dance
d) Wood Nymphs
e) Waltzing Matilda
f)Our Waltz
Sig Tune: By The Fireside
Peter KilbyRitz, Oxford

3/6 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1960
AutomneNigel OgdenTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 230)1998

Episode 374 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: 78rpm

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden features gems on 78 rpm records. This show, which was much requested, features great names from the past including Reginald Dixon, Sandy Macpherson, Reginald Foort and more!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
Sally, Irene and Mary: Who Stole The Jam?/Sweet As A Song/Got My Mind On MusicDudley BeavenGranada, Clapham Junction, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Hot Pipes (HP3002)1938
Black EyesRobinson CleaverRegal Bexleyheath

3/8 Compton
Empress (RAJCD 900)1938
La Rostita Florence De JongNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
Music & Memories
(MMD 1116)
A Days OutingReginald Dixon & Fred WalmsleyTower Ballroom, Blackpool


2/10 Wurlitzer
Beulah (2PD7)1934
Tiger RagBobby PaganAbbey Road EMI Studios

3/9 Compton
Signature (SIGN CD)1938
Song Of ParadiseReginald Foort & Alfredo CampoliSt. Georges Hall, London (BBC Theatre Organ No.1)

4/24 Compton
Beulah (2PD7)1940
Dancing With Tears In My EyesSandy MacPhersonEmpire Leicester Square, London

4/20 Wurlitzer
Evergreen (C85)
Sandy Forges Signatures: I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside/I’ve Got To Sing A Torch Song/Keep Smiling/Oh Mr Porter/Rhapsody In Blue/I’ll Play To YouSandy MacPhersonGrand Theatre, Llandudno (BBC Theatre Organ No.2)

5/27 Möller
Evergreen (C85)1941

Episode 370 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: On Air

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and is back in broadcast mood. Real gems this week as we hear from Keith Beckingham, Ernest Broadbent, Bobby Pagan, Williams Davies and a late night gem from Robin Richmond.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
CherokeeKeith BeckinghamGranada, Slough, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1970
CharmianeErnest BroadbentEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1969
Half A Sixpence/Summer HolidayBobby PaganRitz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967
Blackberry Pie/Ginger SnapWilliam DaviesTown Hall Watford

3/16 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1965
a) The Hour Of Parting
b) Jet My Love
c) You’re My Everything
d) Darn That Dream
e) Serenade In Blue
f) Chelsea Bridge
g) I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
h) Now That You’re Gone
i) It’s A Blue World Without You
j) Pardon Me Pretty Baby
Robin RichmondBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1962

Episode 361 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: “BBC organs wot I’ve played”

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and looks back at some of the organs owned by the BBC that he has played.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
IntradaNigel OgdenBBC Maida Vale Studios

3/12 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive2002
Susanna’s SecretNigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records (GRS 1140)1983
Clog DanceNigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Amberlee Records Ltd (ALM 312)1982
I Got The Sun In The Mornin’Nigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

Hammond L100
Nigel Ogden Archive80’s
Deep PurpleNigel Ogden & Johnny RoadhouseBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
NDO Project (CD 207)1985
Coronation ScottNigel Ogden & Johnny RoadhouseBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
NDO Project (CD 207)1985
CachuchaNigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Amberlee Records Ltd (ALM 312)1982
Tuba TuneNigel OgdenBBC Broadcasting House, London

4/33 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive90’s

Episode 353 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Manchester & Möller

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with some memories of the Wurlitzers in the Gaumont and Odeon in Manchester and snippets of the Foort Möller during its time with the BBC and AVRO.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
1920’s Rhythm Medley: The Sheik Of Araby/Margie/Whispering/AvalonReginald LiversidgeGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1971
The Desert Song SelectionReginald LiversidgeParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1968
Operatic MedleyTrevor WillettsParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1970
Music Hath QualmsNicholas Bentley accompanied by Arnold Loxamn/aNigel Ogden Archive1969
Cock O’ The North/El AdornoGeorge BlackmoreBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1963
Cock O’ The North/Auld Lang SyneGeorge BlackmoreBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1963
Simonetta/A Walk In The Black ForestBryan RodwellAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1966

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????