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

Episode 298 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: A State Occasion

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and throwing spotlight on the 4 manual 16 rank Wurlitzer in the Gaumont-State Kilburn which opened there in 1937. Sit back and enjoy some nostalgic sounds take off the air in the 1960s.

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 Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Diane/Susanna’s SecretWilliam DaviesGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967
With A Little Bit Of Heaven/PrimeroTerance CaseyGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1960’s
Sweethearts of YesterdaySandy MacPhersonGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1963
Swinging BellsRobin RichmondGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1960’s
St Louis Blues/At The Sign Of The Swinging CymbalLouis MordishGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1960’s
El Relicario/Smoke Gets In Your EyesCharles Smitton Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1960’s
Roaring 20’s MedleyGeorge BlackmoreGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1960’s

Episode 294 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Goodies

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and digging up all sorts of goodies including recordings of the Rotherham and Blackpool Conacher Organs, a spotlight of the Ritz Nuneaton Compton and a rare and usual recording of Reginald Dixon (aka Mr Blackpool) on the Royal Albert Hall Willis.

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Bitter Sweet SelectionNigel OgdenRegal/Scala Rotherham

3/9 Conacher
Nigel Ogden Archive1983
The Petite WaltzReginald HollandOdeon, Blackpool

4/12 Conacher
Nigel Ogden Archive1961
Happy Days Are Here Again/Song Of The DawnReginald DixonRoyal Albert Hall, London

4m 147 Speaking Stops ‘Father’ Henry Willis
Nigel Ogden Archive1962
Dolls On ParadeGeorge BlackmoreRitz, Nuneaton

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1959
Remember Me?/Loves Last Word Is Spoken/42nd StreetDudley SavageSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992
John Peel/Back To Old IrelandJoseph SealRitz Belfast

4c/10 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1953
El Cato/Medley Of Irish BalladsStanley WylieRitz Belfast

4c/10 Compton
COS Tapes (COS 122)1995

Episode 290 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Louis Mordish

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and throw’s a spotlight on Louis Mordish who was a fine musician, but sadly has been forgotten by many.

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Night RideLouis MordishGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Excelsior Music (LM1)1988
St. Louis Blues/Castanets Of Granada Louis MordishTrocadero Elephant and Castle, London

4/21 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1960’s
Knave Of DiamondsLouis MordishPiano & OrchestraExcelsior Music (LM1)1934
Tea At Claridge’sLouis MordishClaridge’s Hotel 4tet SAVOY (00001)1994
Waltz From FaustLouis MordishGranada, Harrow, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1992
EleanoraLouis MordishConn 580 Excelsior Music (LM1)1994
GopakLouis MordishGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Excelsior Music (LM1)1980
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2Louis MordishTown Hall Ossett

3/13 Compton-Christie
Excelsior Music (LM1)c80’s

Episode 285 – Desert Island Discs

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back and this time he puts Damon in the hot seat and ask’s him what he would take to the famous Desert Island. Tune in to find out on this extended show where Damon also has turned a year older!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
That Dangerous GameThe Barry Gray Orchestran/aSilva Screen Records2005
Thank You For Loving MeRonnie Carroll & The Bill McGuffie Quartetn/aPhilips (BBL.7236)1958
‘Shall We Dance?’ Selection: They All Laughed/Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off/They Can’t Take That Away From Me/Shall We Dance?/Slap That Bass The Henry Mancini Pop’s Orchestran/a RCA Victor1992
I Concentrate On YouThe Oscar Peterson Trion/aVerve Records ‎(MG VS-6083)1960
Rythm Time: Mais Oui/Come Prima/Old Pianna Rag/Apache/Charmaine/12th Street RagHorace FinchEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Archive1960
Moonlight In VermontBryan RodwellSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS116)1988
Forty-Second StreetVic HammettGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Audicord (ACD 232)1980
Willie Tell?Reginald Porter-BrownRegal/ABC Torquay

3/11 Compton
Archive1970

Episode 281 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: A Self Portrait

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and pulls out a selection do tracks featuring himself at several organs in the UK – None of these tracks have been broadcast before and many Instruments have since moved on. 

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 Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Time Marches OnNigel OgdenTown Hall, Wimbledon

3/13 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1983
Showtune MedleyNigel OgdenState Theatre, Grays

3/6 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992
Dream DanceNigel OgdenOld Independent Church, Haverhill, Suffolk

3m 41 Speaking Stops Binns
Nigel Ogden Archive1990
Hungarian MarchNigel OgdenOld Independent Church, Haverhill, Suffolk

3m 41 Speaking Stops Binns
Nigel Ogden Archive1990
Royal Event/State OccasionNigel OgdenRegal, Oswestry

4c/10 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992
Overture: Il TancrediNigel OgdenMemorial Hall, Barry, Wales

4/15 Christie
Nigel Ogden Archivec90’s