Episode 414 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Rag Bag

Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with a real rag bag of assorted items!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
Mary Popins SelectionNigel OgdenChester Cathedral

4m Charles Whiteley & Co
Nigel Ogden Archive2014
March Of The HeraldJack HelyerRitz/Odeon Nottingham

4/22 Conacher
Nigel Ogden Archive1961
The Lady Is A TrampGraeme WrightParamount/Odeon Newcastle

3/19 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1968

Sinfonia From Cantata No.29
Carlo CurleyAlexandra Palace

Allen Touring Organ
Nigel Ogden Archive1977
Keep SmilingNigel OgdenCivic Auditorium, Pasadena CA

5/28 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1996
Hot DogRichard HillsCivic Auditorium, Pasadena CA

5/28 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1996
Pipes And Plug-InsHarold & Charles SmartBBC Maida Vale Studios

3/12 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1972
IntradaNigel OgdenBBC Maida Vale Studios

3/12 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1990’s

Episode 410 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Christie Contrast

Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with the sounds of two south coast Christies with their respective resident organists at the time.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
a) It’s A Lovely Day Today/Steppin’ Out With My Baby/Doin’ What Comes Naturally
b) Sophisticated Lady
c) In A Persian Market
d) You Started Something/At Sundown/I’ll Never Say Never Again
Brian SharpSandford Holiday Park

3/22 Christie
Nigel Ogden Archive1991
a) Imperial Echoes
b) Forgotten Dreams
c) Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
d) The Teddy Bears’ Picnic
e) Love Walked In/Strike Up The Band
Douglas ReeveDome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’
Nigel Ogden Archive1990

Episode 405 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Musical Memories

Nigel Ogden is back in his archive providing all the music for this weeks show. With tracks from events and one or two rare CDs to entertain you this week.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
March Of St. GeorgeNigel OgdenSt. George’s Hall, Liverpool

4m Father Willis
Nigel Ogden Archive1994
Music EverywhereNigel OgdenSymphony Hall, Birmingham

4m Johannes Klais
Nigel Ogden Archive2002
Jamaican RumbaNigel Ogden & Thomas TrotterSymphony Hall, Birmingham

4m Johannes Klais
Nigel Ogden Archive2002

Excerpt from Piano Concert No.2 in C Minor
Nigel OgdenTown Hall Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Recordings Ltd
(GRCD129)
2008
The Elephant’s TangoNigel OgdenUlster Hall, Belfast

4m William Hill & Son
Nigel Ogden Archive1990
Wedding Of The Painted Doll/Parade Of The Tin SoldiersNigel OgdenAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland 4/19 Standaart-ComptonHJBP 0011989
Now Is The HourNigel OgdenAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland 4/19 Standaart-ComptonHJBP 0011989
Hot DogNigel OgdenNotre Dame De France, London

3m August Gern
Nigel Ogden Archive2000

Episode 401 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Ladies Day

Monday was International Women’s Day so, on this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with music from three of the most prolific female broadcasters of days gone by.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
a) Hora Staccato
b) St. Louis Blues/Big Spender
Ena BagaGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967
a) Peanuts/Tico Tico
b) Coquette
Florence De JongNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1979
a) Theme From ‘Exodus’
b) Selection from “Call Me Madam”
Doreen Chadwick Paramount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967
a) Marching String
b) What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For/Starry-Eyed/What Do You Want?/Waltzing Matilda
Ena BagaBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1959

Episode 397 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Toot Toot Tooting!

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with a special focusing on the broadcast famous 4/14 Wurlitzer installed in the Granada (Now Buzz Bingo) Tooting!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
This Could Be The Start Of Something BigRobin RichmondGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1964
BrazilVic HammettGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1964
Nautical MedleyRobinson CleaverGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1966
Country GardensSandy MacPhersonGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1965
March From The VictorsNelson ElmsGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive
Girl From CorsicaKeith BeckinghamGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967
The Flying ScotsmanJackie BrownGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-SO58)
Mack The Knife/Poor People Of ParisRobin RichmondGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1964

Episode 393 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Clayhall

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back with a special focusing on the 3 manual Compton currently installed in St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall. Included is a rare edition of Midland Console featuring the organ in its original home.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
‘Bless The Bride SelectionNigel OgdenSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992
Midland Console
a) Cock O’ The North
b) Dolls On Parade
c) Tango (Albeniz)
d) Rhumbalina
e) Memories Of The Ballet
f) Cock O’ The North
George BlackmoreRitz, Nuneaton

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1958
Sophistication WaltzStanley WyllieSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992
Cavalcade Of Martial SongsDudley SavageSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992

Episode 389 – Christmas with Nigel Ogden

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden presents a specially recorded programme of music recorded on his Compton 363 Electrone. The music is light and on the more traditional side which is perfect for a candle lit evening.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
Sinfonia Antartica (Excerpt)Halle OrchestraFree Trade Hall, Manchester

Compton Electrone
EMI Records1953
March Of The ToysNigel OgdenFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS210)1998
Under The Christmas Mistletoe Nigel OgdenCompton 363 ElectroneNigel Ogden Recording2020
Walking In The AirNigel OgdenCompton 363 ElectroneNigel Ogden Recording2020
Donegal Cradle SongNigel OgdenCompton 363 ElectroneNigel Ogden Recording2020
The Holy BoyNigel OgdenCompton 363 ElectroneNigel Ogden Recording2020
Penguins PlaytimeNigel OgdenCompton 363 ElectroneNigel Ogden Archive2020
Christmas EveNigel OgdenCompton 363 ElectroneNigel Ogden Archive2020
Christmas MorningNigel OgdenCompton 363 ElectroneNigel Ogden Archive2020

Episode 383 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Distant Airwaves

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden back with music from the airwaves, or at-least they were in the distant past! Gems on this show include contributions from George Blackmore, Reginald Dixon, Harold Nash, Charles Smart and more!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
El CicadaStanley Wyllie Ritz Belfast

4c/10 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1958
CalcuttaGeorge BlackmoreEmpire Leicester Square, London

4/20 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1960
You Were Meant For Me/Manhattan/You Can’t Stop Me From DreamingReginald DixonBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1975
Ballet Selection: Can Can (Rossini)/Waltz From ‘Coppelia’/Finale From ‘Dance Of The Hours’Ernest BraodbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool


3/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1975
Popgun PatrolBryan RodwellGaumont Coventry

3c/9 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1960
Dizzy FingersCharles SmartBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1958
Let Yourself Go/???Harold SmartBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1965
The Wing CommanderHarold NashBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1956

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