Episode 473 – Dixon plays the Odeon

On this weeks show we take you back to the 24th February 1970 and to the Odeon Manchester with some edited highlights from a live concert featuring Reginald Dixon.

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Music Played

More Broadcast Favourites: Samum/La Golondrina/Cuckoo Waltz/Harry Lime Theme/Teddy Bears Picnic/Charmaine/Darktown Strutters Ball/Come Back To Sorrento/South American Joe/Bells Across The Meadow/Casatschok/Play Gypsy/Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Tuneful Twenties: When You’re Smiling/She’s Funny That Way/Me And My Shadow/???/Lullaby Of Broadway/Who’s Sorry Now/South Of The Boarder/Yes Sir Thats My Baby/Carolina Moon/Somebody Stole My Gal

The Storm

Blackpool Memories: Toot Toot Tootsie/California Here I Come/Anniversary Waltz/Beer Barrel Polka/Beer Barrel Polka/We’ll Meet Again/I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

All tracks played on the 4/20 Wurlitzer in the Odeon Manchester in concert on 24th February 1970. Thanks to Reginald Dixons family for allowing this to be made available. Original recording from the Tom Herd Collection. Recording re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 456 – Doreen

On this weeks show we are remembering Doreen Chadwick with a full broadcast from the Gaumont Manchester in 1964.

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Music Played

Signature Tune: Doreen

Military Shuffle

Theme From “The Victors” Film

Rum Ba Ba

“Singing In The Rain” Selection

Nights Of Gladness

Latin Lady

The Stroller

“West Side Story” Selection

Signature Tune: Doreen

All tracks played on the 4/14 Wurlitzer in the Gaumont Manchester broadcast 20th November 1964. Recorded off air by E.R Hart. Recording re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 443 – 2021 New Years Party

This week John Leeming returns to the microphone to introduce three mini performances by Damon Cox, Nigel Ogden and our resident organist Mark Laflin. Each performer is seated at their own home instrument which means quite a contrast!

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Music Played

a) On A Wonderful Day Like Today

b) Nightingale

c) Cherokee
Damon CoxHammond M100TOEnc Recording 2021
a) March From The Overture To An Occasional

b) Three Pieces For Musical Clocks

c) Faith (Sig. Tune Of ‘Chapel In The Valley’)
Nigel OgdenCompton 363 Concert Model ElectroneTOEnc Recording 2021
a) Smile

b) Irving Berlin Medley: Lets Face The Music & Dance/Puttin’ On the Ritz/Top Hat
Mark LaflinParamount 341 VTPOTOEnc Recording 2021
New YearLen RawleTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer
The Scoring House2012

Episode 440 – Music For Relaxing Listening

On this week’s show John Leeming has selected some relaxing music from the hands of Dudley Savage.

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Music Played

Goodnight Sweetheart

Secret Love

Love Is the Sweetest Thing

Time on My Hands

How Deep Is the Ocean?

Wishing

Love Walked In

Pedro the Fisherman

Getting Sentimental over You

Come Prima

Once in a While

My Foolish Heart

Auf Wiedersehen

Now Is the Hour

Goodnight Sweetheart

All tracks played on the 3/6 Compton in Mere Farm, Haughley, Suffolk . Originally released by Dudley Savage on his own label.

Episode 426 – An Earful Of Music

On this weeks show we are remembering Robinson Cleaver with a full broadcast from the Granada Tooting in 1966.

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Music Played

Signature Tune: An Earful Of Music

Marching Strings

Charade

“Porgy And Bess” Selection

Rondo Alla Turca

Tiger Rag

Greensleves

Bavarian Ramble

Overture: Orpheus In The Underworld

Signature Tune: An Earful Of Music

All tracks played on the 4/14 Wurlitzer in the Granada Tooting broadcast 29th April 1966. Recorded off air by E.R Hart. Recording re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 384 – Star Organist Showcase – Encore!

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

Sirocco/At The Balalaika/Rio ChambiraDavid LoweVictoria Hall, Saltaire

3/12 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2019
East Of The SunIain McGlincheyParamount 450 VTPOTOEnc Recording2019
Stevie Wonder Selection: For Once In My Life/Isn’t She Lovely?/I Just Called To Say I Love YouMark LaflinBarry Earl Residence, Leighton Buzzard

3/16 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2019
Harlem NocturneSimon GledhillFentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton
TOEnc Recording2015
Sweet Georgia Brown/The Original Dixieland One Step/Mack The KnifeRobert WolfeAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2018

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.