Episode 435 – Miller Magic

On this week’s show Damon features the music associated with Glenn Miller.

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Music Played

Chattanooga Choo ChooLen RawleTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 1000)1972
At LastPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD58)1993
String Of PearlsLew WilliamsOrgan Stop Pizza, Phoenix AZ

4/29 Wurlitzer
Organ Stop Pizza (OSP 106)1979
Tuxedo JunctionJackie BrownGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-SO58)
Serenade In BlueMichael Wooldridge & Jayden VicareyTroxy Stepney London

4/25 Wurlitzer
Private Recording2019
American PatrolDouglas ReeveDome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’
RCA International (INTS 1333)1971
Moonlight SerenadeBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions,Inc (WJVCD-105)1990
In The MoodWalt StronyVince & Pat Aveni Residence, Cleveland OH

4/60 Wurlitzer
Walt Strony2013

Episode 434 – Melotone Magic

On this week’s show John Leeming has an all Compton show – specifically featuring Comptons with a Melotone Unit.

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Music Played

Happy Days Are Here AgainUnknownUnknownTheatre Projects Sound Libraryc1960
Love Walked InRon CurtisGrays State Theatre

3/6 Compton
Dene Records (DKA9242)1992
WaveDavid ShepherdThe Plough, Great Munden

3/11 Compton
Tonawanda Sound (TWS1001)1974
We’re in the Money/I’ve Got to Sing a Torch SongGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5/17 Compton
COS Archives (BBC)1966
In the Still of the Night Sidney TorchEMI Studio No 1, London

3/8 Compton
Columbia Records (FB1932)1938
Harlem NocturneSimon GledhillSt John Vianney, Clayhall

3/6 Compton
Private recording (JL)2007
Once in a While Al BollingtonParamount, Tottenham Ct Rd

4/10 Compton
Pavilion Records (PAST CD 7052)1994
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Trevor WillettsLyric, Wellingborough

2/5 Compton
Emporio Records (EMPRCD560)1995
I’ll Be Around/Ça C’est Paris Stanley WyllieRitz, Belfast

4/10 Compton
COS Tapes (COS122)1995
Moonlight Becomes YouDudley SavageABC, Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Perfect Partners (PP001CD)2008

Episode 433 – Mood Indigo

The music of Duke Ellington is the sole feature on this show. One of the most famous jazz writers of his time, composer of many hits including Caravan, Satin Doll, Sophisticated Lady and more!

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Music Played

CaravanBryan RodwellGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Ventures In Sound (VIS-B3)
Mood IndigoJohn SengSt. Mary of the Lake Seminary Mundelein IL

4/23 Howell-Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-0057)
I’m Beginning To See The LightLen RawleFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
The Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust (LTOT 8621)1986
I Got It Bad and That Ain’t GoodTom HazletonSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (SBW401)1988
Satin DollNigel OgdenAstra Theatre, Llandudno

3/8 Christie
COS Tapes (COS101)1983
Sophisticated LadyCharlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises, Inc (ERB110)2000
It Don’t Mean A ThingJonas NordwallOrgan Grinder Resturant, Portland, Oregon

4/27 Wurlitzer
Organ Grinder (JN110CD)

Episode 432 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Smart Work

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and throws spotlight on father and son organists, Charles & Harold Smart.

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Music Played

Theme From ‘Warship’Charles & Harold SmartBBC Maida Vale Studios

3/12 Compton & Galanti Electronic
Nigel Ogden Archive1975
Goodbye HawaiiCharles SmartDecca Studio

2/5 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive
Chinatown, My Chinatown/Always True To YouHarold SmartHammond C3Embassy (WLP-6015)1961
Please/Ding Dong PolkaCharles SmartBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1956
The Heavens DeclareCharles SmartBBC Broadcasting House, London

4/33 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive
Let Yourself Go/MedleyHarold SmartBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive
Poinciana/Quando QuandoHarold SmartGalanti ElectronicNigel Ogden Archive1972
Ancient And ModernCharles & Harold SmartBBC Maida Vale Studios

3/12 Compton & Galanti Electronic
Nigel Ogden Archive1972

Episode 431 – Let’s Break The Good News

On this week’s show Damon has chosen some of his favourite tracks.

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Music Played

Let’s Break The Good NewsSimon GledhillNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer
Crescendo (CDHLW 1007)2011
It’s Been a Long, Long TimeBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions,Inc (WJVCD-105)1990
About A Quarter ‘Til NineDave WickerhamJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball
Dickinson Theatre Organ Society (DTOS901)2000
I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan/PleaseRobert WolfeLowery ElectronicWolfe Productions (WPCD 15)2010
BluesetteBryan RodwellHammond X66CBS (S 64694)
RioKlaus WunderlichHammond H100Bell Records (BLR 89 117)2010
JavaChris McPheeCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD003)1999
On Green Dolphin Street/On The Sunny Side Of The StreetChris PowellKarrinyup Community Centre, Perth, Australia

3/20 Wurlitzer
CMP Productions (CMPCD05)2002
Chinatown, My ChinatownPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Crimson Productions (CRIMCD79)1999

Episode 430 – Trumpets, Bugles & Tubas

On this week’s show Damon is in reed mood as we heat tunes with Trumpet, Bugle or Tuba in the title!

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Music Played

Toy TrumpetReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (SCX 3379)1961
Trumpet VoluntaryDudley SavageRoyal/ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Perfect Partner Records (PP001CD)2008
Trumpet Blues & CantabileBryan RodwellHilversum, Holland

5/27 Möller
Private Recording1966
A Trumpeter’s LullabyChris McPheeCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD003)1999
Bugler’s HolidayHector OliveraJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/28 Kimball
Engle Associates Recording (EAR-10272-73)1973
Boogie Woogi Bugle BoyRon RhodeOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/26 Wurlitzer
Roxy Production. (RP-111 CD)1997
Bugle Call RagNicholas MartinTurners Musical Merry-Go-Round

3/19 Wurlitzer
Turners Entertainments Ltd (TMM18CD)1997
When Yuba Plays The Rhumba On The TubaThe Three Suns ft. Ray BohrParamount New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer
His Masters Voice. (LPM-1333)1957
Tuba TuneWalt StronyVince & Pat Aveni Residence, Cleveland OH

4/60 Wurlitzer
Walt Strony2013

Episode 429 – Time for John’s Archive!

On this week’s show John Leeming has chosen tracks from the archive – simple as that!

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Music Played

The Boogie-Woogie Bugle BoyLew WilliamsOrgan Stop, Mesa

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises (ERB111)2000
Holiday for StringsJackie BrownTroxy, Stepney

3/10 Wurlitzer
COS Archives (Geoff Day)c1960
Tonight’s the Night/When I Take My Sugar to TeaJoseph SealRitz, Belfast

4c/10 Compton
COS Archives (BBC)c1950
Londonderry AirKeith BeckinghamGranada, Clapham Junction

3/8 Wurlitzer
COS Archives (Geoff Day)c1970
Plantation PicnicGerald ShawRegal, Marble Arch

4/36 Christie
JL Collection (BBC)1954
Revolt of the Yes MenDavid ShepherdDolby House, Holbeach

4/22 Compton-plus
Private recording (JL)2019
She’s Funny That WayRobin RichmondGranada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
J Buckland (BBC)1981
Little Serenade (Ferrio)George BlackmoreTrocadero, Elephant & Castle

4/21 Wurlitzer
JL Collection (Alex Campbell Gifford)1960
I Got RhythmWilliam DaviesGranada, Clapham Junction

3/8 Wurlitzer
COS Archive (Harry Jupp)1967
Getting Sentimental over YouEric LordOdeon, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
COS Archive (BBC)1962

Episode 428 – Over The Rainbow

The music of Harold Arlen is the sole feature on this show. Best known perhaps for writing Over The Rainbow, but has many great standards to his name!

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Music Played

Get HappyTom HazletonCap’ns Galley Pizza Parlour, Redwood City CA

4/23 Wurlitzer
Arkay Enterprises (AR 1044)
Happiness Is Just A Thing Called JoeJohn SengRichard Loderhouse Studio NY

4/34 Wurlitzer
United Artists Records (UAL 4056)1959
I’ve Got The World On A StringBarry BakerRon Wehmeier Residence, Cincinnati, OH

4/33 Wurlitzer
BLB Productions (BLB1402)1999
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue SeaHoward BeaumontCommunity Centre, Ryhope

3/9 Compton
Fairview Studios (HB 111)2019
Stormy WeatherLen RawleMusical Museum, Brentford

3/12 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2018D)2000
Over The RainbowRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 04)2001
One for My BabyJim RiggsMacy’s Greek Hall, Philidelphia, PA

2/8 Wurlitzer
DSP Recordings2013

Episode 427 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Wurlitzer Contrasts

Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with the sounds of two Wurlitzers with two very contrasting organists playing them!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
a) Funiculi Funicula
b) As Time Goes By
c) I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
d) I’m Nobody’s Sweetheart Now
e) Beer Barrel Polka
f) Destiny Waltz
g) Riding Along On The Crest Of A Wave
h) I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
i) Hello, Hello, Who’s Your Lady Friend
j) Sussex By The Sea
Douglas ReeveAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1991
a) There’s A Small Hotel
b) Scherzino
c) In A Sentimental Mood
d) How High The Moon?
Bryan RodwellButtermarket Shrewsbury

3/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1990

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.