Episode 291 – Mann and his Music

On this weeks show we throw our star organist slot over to John Mann who today (Thursday 20th) Is celebrating his big 80th Birthday! Although John has now retired from the concert circuit, he still is busy with music in his life. Tonight we feature an hour long show with music and birthday messages from Johns friends!

You can use the above player to listen Dropbox download no longer available

Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
With Sword And LanceJohn MannTony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/9 Christie
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 1004)1976
The Windows Of Paris/I’m Getting Sentimental Over You/Parade Of The Tin Soldiers John MannGranada Sutton

3/10 Compton
Private Recording1966
DestinyJohn Mann & Sarah BryantTown Hall Portslade

3/18 Compton
Private Recording2015
Fascinating Rhythm/I Cant Give You Anything But Love/You Were Meant For Me/Singing In The Rain John MannTown Hall Portslade

3/18 Compton
Private Recording2016
Sunshine Medley: Powder Your Face With Sunshine/Keep Your Sunny Side Up/You Are My Sunshine/Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/The Sun Has Got His Hat On/The Sunsihe Of Your Smile/On The Sunny Side Of The Street/Painting The Clouds/We’ll All Go Riding On A Rainbow John MannDome Brighton

4/41 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’
Private Recording2016
In A Clock StoreJohn MannFolly Farm Zoo, Begelly, Kilgetty, Wales

4/14 Wurlitzer
Compton Lodge Studios (CLS-CD1001)2010
The Skaters WaltzJohn MannPaul Kirner’s Music Palace, Ynyshir, Wales

4/15 Christie
Compton Lodge Studios (CLS-CD1022)2017
Some Enchanted Evening/I,Yi,Yi,Yi,Yi(Like You Very Much)/Tico Tico/Ani’t You Got No Home’s To Go Too John MannWinter Gardens Eastbourne

Eminent Grand 2000
Private Recording2016

Episode 286 – Melodies From Morgan

It’s star Organist time and this month we are very pleased to welcome Kevin Morgan with highlights from his first visit to the Worthing Wurlitzer. Kevin has recently retired from his teaching job and is now available for a full concert tour all year. Sit back and get your feet tappin!

You can use the above player to listen Dropbox download no longer available

Music played

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again

Big Band Favourites: It Don’t Mean A Thing/Caravan/Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen/Sweet Georgia Brown/Thats A-Pleanty

Piano: To The Spring/Rustle Of Spring

‘Easter Parade’ Selection: Steppin’ Out With My Baby/A Fella With An Umbrella/A Couple Of Swells/It Only Happens When I Dance With You/Shakin’ The Blues Away/Easter Parade

All tracks played by Kevin Morgan on the 3/22 Wurlitzer in the Assembly Hall, Worthing. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Simon & Caroline Field for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! Organ tuned by David Houlgate & Johnathan Adams.

Episode 282 – A Couple Of Swells

It’s star organist time, well, actually, this month we have two star organists! David Lowe and Adam Evans are two contrasting organist that complement each-other very well. Well you get to hear these two masters of the console on the Victoria Hall Saltire Wurlitzer with their own imitable styles!

You can use the above player to listen Dropbox download no longer available

Music Played

Adam Evans: 

Get Happy

There’s A Place In My Heart For You

Fly Me To The Moon

Sonata

David Lowe: 

Gigolo

Spring Is Here/It Might As Well Be Spring/Spring, Spring, Spring

La Mer/Up A Lazy River

All tracks played by Adam Evans & David Lowe on the 3/12 Wurlitzer in The Victoria Hall Saltaire. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Organ tuned and maintained David Lowe and members of the COS northern district. Thanks to Richard Stephenson for giving permission for this to be broadcast.

Episode 278 – Rawle on the Isle

It’s star organist time and this month we traveled across water to the Isle Of Man and the Marine Villa Arcade with its wonderful 2/10 Wurlitzer. Len Rawle is responsible for the organs maintenance and his talents of getting so much form a small number of ranks makes him the ideal person to demonstrate his baby!

You can use the above player to listen Dropbox download no longer available

Music Played

Curtain Up

The Very Though Of You (Gerald Shaw, DMC Archive 1961)

Concerto Pour La Fin D’um Amour (Concerto For The End Of Love)

Don’t Rain On My Parade

Eleanora

Begin The Beguine

Blue Moon

March: Berliner Luft

All tracks (except*) played by Len Rawle on the 2/10 Wurlitzer in the Marine Villa Arcade, Douglas, Isle of Mann. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Len for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! Organ tuned and maintained by Len Rawle assisted by Judith Rawle

Episode 274 – Kirner at the Console

It’s star organist time and this month we journeyed up to Compton Lodge, Sapcote to the residence of Paul Kirner. Paul is proud owner of a 4/20 Compton-Wurlitzer with the console being from the Ritz Belfast. Sit Back and enjoy Paul at the console with a selection of favourites.

You can use the above player to listen Dropbox download no longer available

Happy Listening!

Music played

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again

A Visit To Paul’s Picture Palace: Paul’s Picture Palace Theme/You Oughta Be In Pictures/If I Had A Talking Of Picture Of You/Happy Feet/By A Waterfall

Secret Love

Quando, Quando, Quando

Richard Tauber Selection: Vienna, City Of My Dreams/Loves Comes At Blossom Time/Don’t Be Cross

Kiss Of Fire

Fly Me To The Moon

Ivor Novello Selection: We’ll Gather Lilacs/Waltz Of My Heart/Keep The Home Fires Burning

Signature Tune: Smoke Get’s In Your Eyes

All tracks played by Paul Kirner on the 4/2 Compton-Wurlitzer in Compton Lodge, Sapcote. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Paul for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! Organ tuned and maintained by Ben Snowdon & Anthony Meads.

Episode 269 – The Magic Of McGlinchey

This weeks show we feature the sounds of the the Virtual Theatre Pipe Organ. So who better to demonstrate the sounds of the various samples than Iain McGlinchey who is know worldwide for his wok in the VTPO field and on top of all this he is fine organist himself!

You can use the above player to listen Dropbox download no longer available

Happy Listening!

Music played

Happy Days Are Here Again (Paramount 341)

Television March (Robert Morton 423)

East Of The Sun (Paramount 450)

Something’s Gotta Give (Robert Morton 423)

Sinfonia On “Rule Britannia” (Paramount 332)

You Made Me Love You (Paramount 320)

The Paramount March (I McGlinchey) (Paramount 322)

All tacks played and recorded by Iain McGlinchey. Thanks to Iain for giving up his time over the festive period to record these tracks!

Episode 259 – Wolfe on Worthing Wurlitzer

It’s star Organist time and this month we are very pleased to welcome that international star entertainer from the Thursford Collection – Robert Wolfe! He is highly regarded as one of the UK’s exponents of the theatre organ and was very much at home at the Worthing Wurlitzer which is where this weeks show comes from!

You can use the above player to listen Dropbox download no longer available

Happy Listening!

Music played

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again

March: Brass Buttons

Autumn Selection: Autumn Concerto/Autumn Leaves/Lullaby Of The Leaves/It Might As Well Rain until September/September In the Rain/Try To Remember/September Song

West Side Story Selection: Tonight/Maria/I Feel Pretty/One Hand One Heart/Somewhere

Blackpool Favourites: Blackpool Belle/Nobody’s Sweetheart/Boo Hoo/Harbour Lights/Red Sails In the Sunset/The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise/The Sheik Of Araby/Forgotten Dreams/You Can’t Stop Me From Dreaming/I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

All tracks played by Robert Wolfe on the 3/22 Wurlitzer in the Assembly Hall, Worthing. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Simon & Caroline Field and David Cates for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! Organ tuned by David Houlgate & Johnathan Adams.

Episode 255 – Beckingham back at Granada

It’s Tywyn time tonight and who better to show off the Wurlitzer than the ‘Wonder Boy Organist’ Keith Beckingham who was at the age of 14 taking the organ up on the lift and playing interludes to large cinema audiences! Well years later the Wurlitzer is still with us, now in the delightful Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn and Keith is reunited with the the mighty as he presents a show full of memories!

You can use the above player to listen Dropbox download no longer available

Happy Listening!

Music played

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again

Granada

Signature Tune: You, Wonderful You

Tonight/This Is A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening/You And The Night And The Music/The Way You Look Tonight

Matt Monro & Edmund Hockridge Selection: Portrait Of My Love/From Russia With Love/Hey There/If I Loved You

Hammond: Who’s Sorry Now/Whispering/Hello Dolly/Almost Like Being In Love

The Heather On The Hill

El Bimbo/We’ll Meet Again/Signature Tune: You, Wonderful You

All tracks played by Keith Beckingham on the 3c/9 Wurlitzer in the Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to John Smallwood and all the gang who look after the Wurlitzer for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! Organ tuned by David Lowe.

Episode 251 – Rodwell at the Ritz

On this week’s show we turn back the clocks to 1966 and to the small yet powerful 2/4 Compton in the Ritz Hereford. Bryan Rodwell was at one time resident organist at the Ritz. Sit back and enjoy the sounds of the Jazz master getting some unbelievable sounds from just 4 ranks of pipes and a Melotone! (Photo © Wayne Ivany)

If you have enjoyed this, why not donate?

You can use the above player to listen Dropbox download no longer available

Happy Listening!

Music played

You Made Me Love You

Irish Washerwoman

Babbling

Parade Of The Sunbeams

Gershwin Selection: Rhapsody In Blue/Strike Up The Band/Our Love Is Here To Stay/The Man I Love/Fascinating Rhythm/Embraceable You/A Foggy Day/Liza/Someone To Watch Over Me/Rhapsody In Blue

Moonlight In Vermont

Sweet Georgia Brown

You Made Me Love You

Concert took place on the 24th April 1966. Thanks to Trevor Bolshaw for loaning me the tape and allowing me to broadcast it

Episode 246 – A Beer for Bolshaw

A summer trip to the seaside town of Beer is what’s on off this week as Trevor Bolshaw is our star organist. The organ featured was in fact the first ever Wurlitzer to be shipped over to this country hear it opened in 1925. Since 1956 the Wurlitzer has been in the Congregational Church in Beer, however it’s only been since the ‘Friends Of Beer Wurlitzer’ was formed that the organ came to life. Trevor is to play a selection of tunes that revolve around this lovely 6 rank Wurlitzer.

You can use the above player to listen Dropbox download no longer available

Happy Listening!

Music played

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again

Garrison Theatre March

Punch And Judy Polka

June Night On Marlow Reach

Gershwin Selection: Looking For A Boy/’The Half Of It, Dearie’ Blues/Oh! Lady Be Good/That Certain Feeling

‘Salad Days’ Selection: It’s Easy To Sing/We Said We Wouldn’t Look Back/Out Of Breath/I Sit In The Sun/Time Of My Life/Looking For A Piano/Oh, Look At Me/Saucer Song

Signature Tune: Moonlight In Vermont

All tracks played by Trevor Bolshaw on the 2/6 Wurlitzer in the Congregational Church, Beer. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Tascam DR0-40 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Trevor & Mary Bolshaw, Geoffrey Archer and the Friends of Beer Wurlitzer for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating!