Episode 379 – Star Organist Showcase

On this weeks show we don’t have one star organist, but many! Damon looks back over the special programs he’s recorded and has picked a few tracks that either weren’t broadcast or we haven’t heard since they were!

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Music Played

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore/I’m Beginning To See The LightLen RawleTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2014
My RomanceDavid LobbanTown Hall Ossett

3/13 Compton-Christie
TOEnc Recording2015
Punch And Judy PolkaTrevor BolshawCongregational Church, Beer

2/6 Wurlizter
TOEnc Recording2018
Without A SongKeith BeckinghamNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

Hammond Organ
TOEnc Recording2018
1960’s Selection: Side Saddle/Here, There and Everywhere/Help/A Hard Days Night/Yesterday/China Tea/Roulette/Enjoy YourselfNicholas MartinVictoria Hall, Saltaire

3/11 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2017

Episode 375 – Sounds Savage

On this weeks show we are remembering stalwart broadcaster Dudley Savage. His series “as prescribed” made his name famous and resulted in him receiving an MBE in 1978. Sit back and enjoy Dudley play the Plymouth Compton, an unbeatable combination!

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Music Played

Signature Tune: The Floral Dance

Toytown Trumpeters

Syncopated Clock

The Eighth Army

Autumn Leaves

The Whistler And His Dog

Clarinet Samba

Smoke Get’s In Your Eyes

Stop Look And Whistle/Charade/Lullaby Of Birdland/Tell Me When

Farandole II

Signature Tune: The Floral Dance

All tracks played on the 3/8 Compton in the Royal-ABC Plymouth, Broadcast date unknown c1964. Original tape recorded by “GWA”. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 371 – Farewell Mr Wurlitzer

On this weeks show we are remembering Ernest Broadbent. At the end of the 1976 season Ernest gave his last regular concert on the famous Tower Ballroom Wurlitzer and here from the archives is a recording of that concert.

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Music Played

For You

Marches From The Musicals: March Of The Grenadiers (from ‘The Love Parade)/The Mounties (from ‘Rose Marie’)/The Robbers March (from ‘Chu Chin Chow’)/Consider Yourself (from ‘Oliver’)

Sigmund Romberg Selection: When I Grow To Old To Dream/Drinking Song/Serenade/Softy As In A Morning Sunrise/Lover Come Back To Me/Auzuri’s Dance Of Triumph/Song Of The Brass Key/The Desert Song/The Riff Song/One Alone/Foreign Legion

The Green Leaves Of Summer

‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ Theme/Waltzs from ‘Gypsy Princess’/I Can Give You The Starlight/We’ll Gather Lilacs/Love Is My Reason/Rose Of England

Quickstep Medley: The Sheik Of Araby/Chinatown, My Chinatown/Tie A Yellow Ribbon/Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose?/We’ll All Go Riding On A Rainbow

Storm At Sea

My Blue Heaven/???/Where Do I Begin?/We’ll Meet Again

For You

All tracks played on the 3/14 Wurlitzer in the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool recorded late 1976. Original tape recorded by Brian Elliot. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 359 – Laflin in Lockdown

On this weeks show it’s time for a lockdown star organist to entertain. This time it’s our own resident Mark Laflin on his Paramount 320 VTPO set up at home with 30 minutes of contrasting music.

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Music Played

Happy Days Are Here Again

Put On A Happy Face

I Can’t Get Started With You

The Waltzing Cat

I Write The Songs

Cuban Pete

Michel Legrand Duo: I Will Wait For You/What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life

Moanin’

Pack Up Your Troubles/We’ll All Go Riding On A Rainbow/Happy Days

All tracks played by Mark Laflin on the Paramount 320 VTPO. Thanks to Iain Mcglinchey for allowing this to be broadcast. Recordings mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 347 – That Red Red Robin!

On this weeks show we take you back to 1980 and to a live performance given by Robin Richmond! Robin’s unique style and personality is radiant in this recording.

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Music Played

Blaze Away/Waltz In C Sharp Minor/Taboo/Li’l Darlin’/9:20 Special

Bats In The Belfry/I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good/It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie/Lovely Lady/Alabama Jubilee

French Selection: Reine De Musette/Ces’t Magnifique/I Love Paris/Ca Cest Bon/Boom!/I Wish You Love/Under The Bridges Of Paris/Pigalle

Poodles On Parade/The Carioca/Dream/Love Is The Sweetest Thing/Windows Of Paris/Mack The Knife/Pompton Turnpike/Whirly Bird

Ivor Novello Selection: Glamorous Night/Shine Through My Dreams/I Can Give You The Starlight/Waltz Of My Heart/We’ll Gather Lilacs/Rose Of England

All tracks played on the 2/10 Wurlitzer in the Keystone Oaks High School, Pittsburgh PA on 23rd September 1980. Original tape from the E.C Buckland Collection. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 334 – Farewell Mr Blackpool

On this weeks show we start the first part of 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 we are taking you back in time to the 29th March 1970 and to the farewell broadcast – performed live to a capacity crowd.

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Music Played

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

I Kiss Your Hand Madame

The Stein Song

Don’t Speak Love (Vince Hill)

Isn’t This A Lovely Day (The Northern Dance Orchestra)

Czardas

Intermezzo From ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’

Toot Toot Tootise/Whispering/South Of The Boarder/Darktown Strutters Ball/Happy Days Are Here Again

No Other Love (Vince Hill)

Dream Of Olwen

The Storm At Sea

Sing Song: Ma He’s Making Eyes At Me/Let The Rest Of The World Go By/We’ll Keep A Welcome/End Of The Road/I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Encore: We’ll Meet Again

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

Episode 330 – The Pagan Love Song

On this weeks show it’s a chance for our star organist to entertain. From the Archives this month its Bobby Pagan, one of the pioneers of the instrument and a lover of syncopated music.

PLEASE LISTEN FOR AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Music Played

The Pagan Love Song

Half A Sixpence/Summer Holiday/This Is My Song/???/Among My Souvenirs

Local Yokal

Waltz: Sleepless Nights

Pedro From Palamos/The Whistling Boy/Diane/Nola

Soundtrack From A Silent Film

The Pagan Love Song

BONUS MATERIAL

The Pagan Love Song

The Donkey Serenade

Cole Porter Selection: My Heart Belongs To Daddy/I Love Paris/I’ve Got You Under My Skin/Anything Goes

All tracks (Except Bonus) played on the 3/8 Ritz Cinema, Richmond broadcast on 7th September 1967. Bonus Material played Hammond (Most likely M100) broadcast on Radio Brighton 20th May 1971. Originals tape from the E.C Buckland estate. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 326 – Wright on Oakland

It’s star organist time and we throw spotlight on George Wright. This show see George at the 4/27 Wurlitzer in the Paramount, Oakland – an instrument respected by many. Sit back and enjoy the Wright sounds!

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Music played

Puttin’ On The Ritz

Carefree

Mean To Me

Last Night On The Back Porch

Nobody Does It Better

What’s New?

Jalousie

All tracks played on the 4/27 Wurlitzer in the Paramount Oakland, California in c 1985. Original tape from the E.C Buckland estate. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 321 – Jackie Brown Broadcasts

It’s star organist time and we throw spotlight on Jackie Brown. A great romantic stylist and known for his long selections of music often after leaping on the console with no rehearsal.  On the 4th April 1968 he broadcast his first and only solo programme from the Granada Tooting. Theres also some extra material on the end – tune in to find out!

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Music played

From This Moment On/The Song Is You

Great Day/Sing Hallelujah/More Than You Know/???

Waltz Time: Sweet September/Falling In Love With Love/Lover

Rhapsody In Blue/Among My Souvenirs/If I Had You/Autumn Leaves/Maria/Granada

Signature Tune: The Song Is You

BONUS: Ol’ Man River

All tracks (Except bonus) played on the 4/14 Wurlitzer in the Granada Tooting broadcast on the 04/04/68. Bonus material played on the 3/8 in the Ritz, Richmond played on the 30/05/66. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 313 – Clayhall for Chris

It’s star organist time and we are happy to present for the first time Chris Powell! For the next 30 minutes we will take you back in time as we re-create a live broadcast with audience in the cavernous acoustics of St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall complete with the fine Ex-Ritz Nuneaton Compton as Chris presents music from the golden age of the cinema organ!

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Music played

Happy Days Are Here Again

Dambusters March

‘Cole Porter’ Selection: Another Openin’, Another Show/You Do Something To Me/It’s De-Lovely/In The Still Of The Night/True Love/Begin The Beguine/Anything Goes/It’s Alright With Me/Night And Day/I Love You, Samantha/So In Love

Bye Bye Blackbird/We’ll Meet Again/White Cliffs Of Dover/There’ll Always Be An England/I’ll See You In My Dreams/The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise/12th Street Rag/If My Friends Could See Me Now

All tracks played  on the 3/7 Compton in St John Vianney, Clayhall. Recorded by Damon Cox using 4x Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Organ tuned by Nigel Laflin and maintained by members of the COS Southern District. Thanks to The Cinema Organ Society & Chris Powell for their assistance in making this possible.