Episode 399 – Another Organ Plus

On this week’s show John Leeming shows us yet again how well the theatre organ blends with other instruments and performers. John has an extensive archive so we get to delve into some delightful lesser heard tracks on this show!

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Music Played

Rock Around The ClockLyn Larsen with Jack Bethards & His OrchestraPlummer Auditorium, Fullerton CA

4/37 Wurlitzer
Beldale Records (CD421)2000
Dizzy FingersLouise Macdonald & Stanley WyllieGransha High School, Bangor, County Down

3/8 Compton
Private Recording1985
Slow Boat to ChinaOrgan Grinder’s Swing (Robin Richmond)HammondPrivate Recording1945
The Little BoyPierre Palla & Frank van SchaikAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton
Decca Records (AM 958)1949
On Green Dolphin StreetBert van den BrinkBroadcast Music Centre, Hilversum, Holland

4/20 Standaart-Compton
YouTube2020
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley SquareBBC Big Band & Bryan RodwellHammondPrivate Recording1983
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)Charlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises (ERB-120)2011
An Earful of Music/Fall In and Follow Me/Temptation Rag/Ship AhoyRobinson Cleaver & Theatre Organ Club VocalAbbey Road EMI Studios

3/9 Compton
TOC-NTOT Productions (NLM104)1978

Episode 398 – Mr Lucky

The music of Henry Mancini is the sole feature on this show. His music has been heard countless times on many highly regarded classic films – the most well known is The Pink Panther!

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Music Played

Pink Panther ThemeRex KouryCentury II Wichita

4/36 Wurlitzer
Advent Records (5027)
Days Of Wine And RosesDan BellomyParamount Brooklyn NY

4/26 Wurlitzer
Cambria Master Recordings (CD-1108)1997
Mr LuckyKeith BeckinghamHammond AuroraAd-Rhythm (ARPS-1027)1975
Punch And JudyAlec LeaderHammond T202 & Leslie 145Avenue Recordings (AVE 095)1971
Moon RiverDavid LoweNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/8 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS239)1998
The Baby Elephant WalkCharlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises, Inc (ERB106)
Two For The RoadLyn LarsenOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-211)2000
It Had Better Be TonightHoward BeaumontNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer
Fairview Studios (HB106)2017

Episode 397 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Toot Toot Tooting!

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with a special focusing on the broadcast famous 4/14 Wurlitzer installed in the Granada (Now Buzz Bingo) Tooting!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
This Could Be The Start Of Something BigRobin RichmondGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1964
BrazilVic HammettGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1964
Nautical MedleyRobinson CleaverGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1966
Country GardensSandy MacPhersonGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1965
March From The VictorsNelson ElmsGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive
Girl From CorsicaKeith BeckinghamGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967
The Flying ScotsmanJackie BrownGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-SO58)
Mack The Knife/Poor People Of ParisRobin RichmondGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1964

Episode 396 – Be My Love

On this weeks show Damon reminds us all it’s ten days till Valentines day – Enough time to order your loved one a gift! Don’t forget the sounds of the Cinema Organ is proven to act like a potion of love.

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Music Played

I’m In Love For The Very First TimeSimon GledhillOrgue De Cinéma, Collège Claparède, Genèva

3c/8 Wurlitzer
AAOCCC, Genève2017
Be My LoveWalt StronyVince & Pat Aveni Residence, Cleveland OH

4/60 Wurlitzer
Walt Strony2013
It’s Almost Like Being In LoveClark WilsonMiller Theatre, Wichita KS

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wichita Theatre Organ (WTO1462)1999
Falling In Love With LoveGeorge WrightHoward Vollum Studio, Portland OR

4/49 Wurlitzer
BANDA CD (BA19009)2000
I Wish You LoveBuddy ColeBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton
Warner Bros. Records (WS 1533)1963
Love EverlastingPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD123)2005
I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With MeRon RhodeIowa Theatre, Cedar Rapids IA

3/14 Barton
Roxy Productions (RP-103-CD)1991
Goodnight My LoveRobin RichmondKitchen Bros Garage Diss

3/19 Wurlitzer
Cinema Organ Society (COS 123)1998

Episode 395 – A Live Show

On this week’s show John Leeming takes us back in time with recordings from many live performances of the past! Tracks you won’t have heard before…unless you were there of course!

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Music Played

The Skaters’ WaltzJohn MannGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Tea For Two/HallelujahBobby PaganGranada Kingston, London

3c/10 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1976
A Walk In The Black ForestReginald Porter-BrownGuildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)
Private Recording1973
June Night On Marlow ReachIain FlitcroftEMD/Granada Walthamstow, London

3/12 Christie
Private Recording1999
Begin The BeguineGeorge BlackmoreSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1989
That’s EntertainmentHans NottrotPassage Theatre Schidam

3/10 Standaart
Private Recording1981
When You’re Counting The Stars AloneJeff BarkerSilver Jubilee Club, West Hallam

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1975
All Or Nothing At AllJackie BrownGranada, Greenford

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1963
Stomping At The SavoyJim RiggsFox Detroit MI

4/36 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1995

Episode 394 – I Got Rhythm

The music of George Gershwin is the sole feature on this show. The man who wrote, amongst many others, hits such as I Got A Crush On You, S’ Wonderful, Strike Up The Band and of course Rhapsody In Blue. Sit back and enjoy some of Gershwin magic!

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Music Played

I Got RhythmBilly NalleCentury II Wichita

4/36 Wurlitzer
Wichita Theatre Organ, Inc (1959)1981
I Got A Crush On YouTom HazletonSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (SBW401)1988
‘Shall We Dance’ Selection:
a) Shall We Dance?
b) They All Laughed
c) Slap That Bass
d) Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
e) I’ve Got Beginner’s Luck
f) They Can’t That That Away From Me
g) Finale: Beginners Luck
Simon GledhillTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 205)1994
Our Love Is Here To StayGeoff SolmanAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS117)1989
Fascinatin’ RhythmWalt StronySt. Mary Of The Lake Seminary Mundelein IL

4/19 Howell-Wurlitzer
Walter Strony Productions (WSP-2)1980

Episode 393 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Clayhall

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back with a special focusing on the 3 manual Compton currently installed in St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall. Included is a rare edition of Midland Console featuring the organ in its original home.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
‘Bless The Bride SelectionNigel OgdenSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992
Midland Console
a) Cock O’ The North
b) Dolls On Parade
c) Tango (Albeniz)
d) Rhumbalina
e) Memories Of The Ballet
f) Cock O’ The North
George BlackmoreRitz, Nuneaton

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1958
Sophistication WaltzStanley WyllieSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992
Cavalcade Of Martial SongsDudley SavageSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992

Episode 392 – Swing, Mister

On this weeks show Damon asks the question; Why are there so many songs with female names in their titles compared with male names? We don’t have the answer but here’s a few fellas we can introduce you too – musically of course!

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Music Played

Swing, Mister CharlieRon RhodeEmbassy Theatre, Fort Wayne IN

4/16 Page
Roxy Productions (RP-110 CD)1997
BenDavid LoweTown Hall Clydebank

3/8 Wurlitzer
Chow Productions (COCD101)2002
StanleyChris ElliotShea’s Buffalo Theatre, Buffalo, New York

4/28 Wurlitzer
CPE Productions (CPE-105CD)1993
David’s Theme – from “Kidnapped”Robert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD 51)1992
Mister SandmanLyn LarsenNethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, Los Angeles CA

4/73 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-209)1996
JimmyHelen DellKearns/Carson Residence, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Malar Production (MAS-2011)
Alexander’s Ragtime BandZach FrameOrgan Piper Muisc Palace, Milwaukee WI

3/30 Kimbal/Wurlitzer
C-2 Productions LLC (zf0001)2018
AlfieMark LaflinNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer
Laflin Productions (ML001)2012
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!Charlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/46 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises Inc (ERB 104-CD)

Episode 391 – A Perfect Party

If Damon was left to arrange the music for an end of year party, this is what you might expect to hear! Enjoy the celebrations with this extended hour long show!

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Music Played

Thunder And Lightning PolkaErnest BroadbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Columbia/EMI Records (SCX 6410)1970
I Cover The Waterfront (Version 1)Bryan RodwellParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Musiqua2015
Let’s Face The Music And DanceGeorge WrightGeorge Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Essential Records (ERS-01W)1971
I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)Dan BellomyParamount Brooklyn NY

4/26 Wurlitzer
Cambria Master Recordings (CD-1108)1997
Bi Mir Bist Du SchoenChris McPheeOrion Centre, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD002)1995
Moonlight SerenadeWalt StronyCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer
Walter Strony Productions1996
String Of PearlsLew WilliamsOrgan Stop Pizza, Pheonix AZ

4/29 Wurlitzer
Organ Stop Pizza (OSP 106)1979
Old Cape CodBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions,Inc (WJVCD-107)1996
MemoryLyn LarsenNethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, Los Angeles CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-108)
Can This Be LoveJim RiggsGranada Theatre, Kansas City KS

3/21 Barton
RTR Productions (RTC105CD)1991
Anaconda SambaLen RawleConcerthall and Auditorium, Middelburg

3/11 Compton
NOF Production2006
If Love Were AllSimon GledhillJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball
DTOS & Simon Gledhill (DTOS366P)1996
BrazilRichard HillsDolby House, Holbeach

3/19 Compton
Cinema Organ Society (COS 127)2000
In The Still Of The Night/Easy To Love/Ev’ry Time We Say GoodbyeRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 17)2011
Jive: Nagasaki/Sweet Georgia BrownPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRALP 18)1987

Episode 390 – Christmas Time Is Here

Tomorrow is the big day, so on this weeks show Damon has 30 minutes of festive fun with the well loved seasonal favourites played by some well loved organists!

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Music Played

Santa Claus Is Coming To TownTom HazletonNethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, Los Angeles CA

4/74 Wurlitzer
Klavier Records International Inc (KD-77030)2000
The Christmas WaltzBob RalstonGranada Theatre, Kansas City KS

3/21 Barton
Pipes & Palaces Productions (DIDX 015533)1992
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The YearMark LaflinOrgan Theatre, St. Albans

3/10 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2016
Sleigh RidePhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Crimson Production (CRIMCD183)1998
Have Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasLew WilliamsOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises2003
Deck The HallsGeorge WrightGeorge Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena

CA 3/27 Wurlitzer
Dot Records (DLP 25479)1962
The Christmas SongLyn LarsenCentury II Wichita

4/38 Wurlitzer
Intersound Inc. (CDD 282)1986
Jingle Bell Rock/Rockin Around The Christmas TreeRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 06)2002