Episode 277 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: At The Console

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive extracting two ‘At The Console’ Broadcast which were produced in the early 90’s. Nigel selects Alec Leader and William Davies to entertain this week!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
‘My Fair Lady’ SelectionAlec LeaderThe Plough, Great Munden

3/11 Compton
Nigel Ogden collection1990
Daffodil Dance/Marigold/Narcissus/To A Wild Rose/Lilacs In The Rain William DaviesBBC Broadcasting House, London

4/35 Compton
Nigel Ogden collection1990

Episode 273 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Long Live Love

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with a nod that today is Valentines Day. This week the lush sounds of the paramount Leeds and Manchester are present with Eric Lord at the console plus music from Joseph Seal, Charles & Harold Smart and much more besides!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
EcstasyEric LordParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden collection1966
LauraEric LordParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden collection1962
Can’t We Sing Love’s Old Sweet Song Again?Nigel OgdenTown Hall Manchester

5m Cavaille-Coll
Nigel Ogden collectionc1995
Love PotionCharles & Harold SmartBBC Maida Vale Studios

4/14 Compton + Thomas Electronic
Nigel Ogden collectionc1972
Richard Rodgers Selection: Lover/This Can’t Be Love/There’s A Small Hotel/The Lady Is A Tramp/With A Song In My Heart Joseph SealRegal/ABC Kingston

3/12 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden collection1965
Winter SunsetNigel OgdenSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
COS Tapes (COS114)1988
When Day Is DoneHorace FinchEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden collectionc1955

Episode 268 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Twilight Time

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden takes us for an relaxing half  hour of music perfect for twilight! With the usual selection of interesting archive material and contributions from Gerald Shaw, Bryan Rodwell, Leslie Taff, Stanley Wyllie and many more!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
The Words Are in My HeartGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Nigel Ogden collection1960
Mon ReveRonald Brickell/Harold CRegent Bournemouth

2/9 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden collection1959
Moon MelodyStanley WyllieRitz Belfast

4c/10 Compton
Nigel Ogden collection1955
Moonbeams DanceLeslie TaffRegal Darlston

Compton Theatrone
Nigel Ogden collection1957
The Merry Widow WaltzBryan Rodwell/Harold C GeeGuildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)
Nigel Ogden collection1966
At The End Of The Day Harold SmartAbbey Road EMI Studio

3/9 Compton
Columbia Records (SX1100)1958
Spanish Harlem Nigel OgdenSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden collection1995

Episode 264 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Jingle Bells

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden takes on a nostalgic sleigh ride with some varied festive tracks! This includes rare recordings of Reginald Dixon, Jackie Brown, Reginald Porter-Brown playing instruments such as the Davenport Stockport, Granada Tooting and Manchester Town Hall.

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
March Of The ToysNigel OgdenFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 210)1994
The Savoy Community Medley (arr. Debroy Somers)Reginald DixonDavenport Theatre, Stockport

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden collection1972
Swingin’ Sleigh Ride/Snow Coach Nigel OgdenGranada Studio Tours Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Avid Records (AVC 613)1997
Sir ChristmasAltrincham Choral Society & Nigel OgdenGranada Studio Tours Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Avid Records (AVC 613)1997
Comedians GallopRobinson CleaverTown Hall Manchester

5m Cavaille-Coll
AK Records (AK 7301)1975
Sing Song: Jolly Good Company/Lilly Of Laguna/If You Were The Only Girl In The World/Jingle Bells Reginald DixonDavenport Theatre, Stockport

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden collection1972
Have Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasJackie BrownGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden collectionc1965
‘The Holly & The Mistletoe’ (arr Ronald Hanmer)Reginald Porter-BrownRegal/ABC Kingsto

3/12 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden collection1959

Episode 262 – Five Years of The Organist Encores

Its our fifth birthday bash on this special edition of The Organist Encores! Damon speaks to James Mclean about how the show started, he also interviews John Leeming and Nigel Ogden who between them present once a month. Finally Damon introduces the show’s new ‘Resident Organist’! Tune in and don’t miss out on our celebratory bash!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Happy Days Are Here AgainRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions2006
Somebody Stole My GalReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Decca Record Company (SPA 38)1969
Over The RainbowSimon GledhillFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust Production (LTOT961)1996
42nd StreetVic HammettGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Audicord (ACD 232)1980
My Funny ValentineJim RiggsParamount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer
RTR Productions Record (RTC103C)1989
Pink ChampagneNigel Ogden & John RoadhouseBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
NDO Production1988
Can’t Take That Away From MeMark LaflinHammond M100DMC Recording2018
The Trolley SongMark LaflinHammond M100DMC Recording2018
Happy Days Are Here AgainMark LaflinHammond M100 DMC Recording2018

Episode 258 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Whirling the Empress

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden takes a trip to the seaside a features the Empress Ballroom Wurlitzer. With lot’s of archive material of Horace Finch, Reginald Dixon and Ernest Broadbent, there also an opportunity to hear Nigel at the new Empress organ which was installed a few years ago!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Crazy PeopleReginald Dixon Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

2/10 Wurlitzer
Sterndale Records (STE 3106)2002
You Are My Lucky Star/Sing As We Go/Beside The Seaside Reginald DixonEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden collection1957
On The Prom, Prom, Promenade

Selection – Thistleland  
Horace FinchEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden collection1958
Music From CarmenErnest BroadbentEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden collection1969
For You/Turkish RondoErnest BroadbentBBC Playhouse Manchester
3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden collection1970
Beside The Seaside/All My Lovin’ Reginald DixonBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden collection1970
TangerineNigel Ogden & John RoadhouseBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden collection1982
Jealousy Nigel OgdenEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 (New) Wurlitzer
Private Recording (Made by Ross McNeillie)2018

Episode 254 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Crossover

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back with more gems from his archive. This time he feature many examples of cross over artists – this is to say organist who are equally at home on both Theatre & Classical organs and a spot of piano also.

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Trumpet VoluntaryMichael MaineDome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’
Regent Recordings (RRM 101)1989
La Bounette/Trio Sonata No.1 (Excerpt)Joanna Fraserex. Servicemen’s Club, Stotfold

3/10 Christie
Nigel Ogden collection1981
Dainty Miss Adrian LucasCity Hall, Hull

4m Compton
Nigel Ogden collection1985
AutomneNigel OgdenTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 230)1997
Toccata In D MinorGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Nigel Ogden collection1964
Black Key StudyGerald ShawPiano Nigel Ogden collection1965
Fantasie ImpromptuErnest BroadbentPianoAcorn (CF 240)1973
Widor Toccatta (Excerpt)/ ValenciaGerald ShawBBC Theatre Organ, Hoxton London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden collection1962
CarillonGeorge BlackmoreGuildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)
Studio Republic – A Music Hall Production (RLP5006)1964

Episode 250 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: BBC Organs & Connections

On this week’s show we give a big and warm welcome to new presenter Nigel Ogden. Nigel will be joining us once a month with a delve into his own extensive archive. We are delighted that Nigel can be back at a microphone delighting audiences as he has done for the last 38 years. Long may it continue!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Portrait Of A Toy SoldierNigel OgdenBBC Broadcasting House, London

4/35 Compton
Nigel Ogden collection1999
Organ DemonstrationReginald FoortSt. Georges Hall, London (BBC Theatre Organ No.1)

4/24 Compton
Nigel Ogden collection1936
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love /Broadway Melody/Broadway RhythmSandy MacphersonSt. Georges Hall, London (BBC Theatre Organ No.1)

4/24 Compton
AZCD (214)2011
Marche MilitaireSandy MacphersonGrand Theatre, Llandudno

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden collection1943
Alpen Ruhe Waltz/Al Jolson SelectionSandy MacphersonOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Nigel Ogden collection1963
You And The Night And The MusicNigel OgdenCivic Auditorium, Pasadena CA

5/28 Möller
Nigel Ogden collection1996
I’m Gonna Live Till I Die/Ol’ Mac Donald/Come Blow Your Horn Robin RichmondBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Windmill Records (WMD 262)1975
IntradaNigel OgdenBBC Maida Vale Studios

4/14 Compton
Nigel Ogden collection1992