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 370 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: On Air

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and is back in broadcast mood. Real gems this week as we hear from Keith Beckingham, Ernest Broadbent, Bobby Pagan, Williams Davies and a late night gem from Robin Richmond.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
CherokeeKeith BeckinghamGranada, Slough, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1970
CharmianeErnest BroadbentEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1969
Half A Sixpence/Summer HolidayBobby PaganRitz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967
Blackberry Pie/Ginger SnapWilliam DaviesTown Hall Watford

3/16 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1965
a) The Hour Of Parting
b) Jet My Love
c) You’re My Everything
d) Darn That Dream
e) Serenade In Blue
f) Chelsea Bridge
g) I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
h) Now That You’re Gone
i) It’s A Blue World Without You
j) Pardon Me Pretty Baby
Robin RichmondBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1962

Episode 369 – The King Of Organs

On this weeks show Damon delves into the history of the magnificent 4/36 Wurlitzer that once graced the Paramount New York, located on Times Square. The Wurlitzer is now enjoying life in the Century II Wichita.

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Music Played

Times Square BoogieGeorge WrightParamount New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer
Banda Records/Coale Education Group (201803)2018
I Married And AngelBill FloydParamount New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer
Cook Records/Laboratories (1150)1957
If Ever I Would Leave YouAshley MillerParamount New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer
Command Records (RS 881 SD)1964
Tea For TwoDon BakerParamount New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-0066)1964
From This Moment OnBilly NalleCentury II Wichita

4/37 Wurlitzer
Wichita Theatre Organ, Inc (1458)1978
Heres That Rainy DayRex KouryCentury II Wichita

4/37 Wurlitzer
Advent Records (5027)70’s
If He Walked Into My LifeLyn larsenCentury II Wichita

4/37 Wurlitzer
Wichita Theatre Organ Inc (1461)1998
Get HappySimon GledhillCentury II Wichita

4/38 Wurlitzer
Wichita Theatre Organ Inc (WTOS438)2009

Episode 368 – International Musical Melodies: United Kingdom

Join Damon for his musical tour of the world to help wash away the the lockdown blues.

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Music Played

Sussex By The SeaJohn MannBurtey Fen Collection

3/14 Compton
Burtey Fen Collection (BFC004)2006
London Suite I – Covent GardenChris ElliotPlummer Auditorium, Fullerton CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
CPE Productions (CPE-106CD)1998
Scarborough FairNigel OgdenPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
COS Tapes (COS119)1988
Blackpool BounceReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
78rpm Record30’s
Welsh Medley: Men Of Harlech/The Flower Dance/Rise Of The Lark/All Through The Night/God Bless The Prince Of WalesDavid LoweNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS239)1998
Londonderry AirWalt StronySt. Mary Of The Lake Auditorium, Mundelein, Illinois

4/19 Wurlitzer
Walter Strony Organ Concerts (WSOC-2)1993
Cock Of The North/Loch Lomond/Scotland The Brave/Cock Of The NorthRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Thursford Enterprises Ltd (TE 12)1984

Episode 367 – Stars on 45

On this weeks show Damon is in the Vinyl yet again, but this time he’s in the world of EP’s and Singles. A small number of releases were exclusive to those formats and featured David Shepherd, Robin Richmond, Reginald Dixon and others!

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Music Played

Ain’t Misbehavin’Fats Waller And His Continental RhythmAbbey Road EMI Studios

3/9 Compton
His Masters Voice (7EG 8602)60’s
Ballet Egyptien Part 1Reginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (SEG8006)1960
Dance Of The Blue MarionettesDavid ShepherdTaverham Hall, Norfolk

3c/8 Compton
J&B Recordings70’s
Unchained Melody/Cherry Pink/Stranger In ParadiseRobin RichmondHammond OrganNixa Records (NEP24011)1955
Lullaby Of Broadway/For You/When I Take My Sugar To Tea/I’ll See You In My Dreams/Bye Bye Blues/I’ll See You AgainJoseph SealRegal/ABC Kingston

3/12 Wurlitzer
Parlophone ‎(GEP 8542)1955
Tiger RagBrian SharpElectronic Organ PlusGrosvenor Records (GRS 1014)1973

Episode 366 – International Musical Melodies: Mexico to Brazil

Join Damon for his musical tour of the world to help wash away the the lockdown blues.

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Music Played

Autumn In New YorkBuddy ColeBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton
Warner Bros. Records (WS 1557)1964
Viva MexicoReginald Porter-BrownGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
DMC Archive1958
Adios MexicoGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Musiqua2015
Cuban CasadeJohn MannTrinity Arts Centre, Pudsey

3/8 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records (CDGRS1263)90’s
Jamaica FarewellTom HazletonOpera House, Thomaston, CT

3/15 Marr & Colton
Connecticut Valley Theatre Organ Society, Inc2009
Port-Au-PrinceJelani EddingtonOrgan Piper Music Palace, Milwaukee WI

3/27 Kimbal/Wurlitzer
Piper Productions (CD101)90’s
Porto RicoGeorge BlackmoreSouthampton Guildhall

4/50 Compton
EMI Records (SX 6212)1968
Summer Evening In Santa CruzDonald MacKenzieMusical Museum, Brentford

3/12 Wurlitzer
Musiqua (MMRCD0109)2009
Holiday In RioLyn LarsenSanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-212)2002
BrazilRichard HillsDolby House, Holbeach

3/19 Compton
Cinema Organ Society (COS 127)2000

Episode 365 – Organ Oddities

On this weeks show John Leeming has a mix of organ oddities. Some listeners may find themselves laughing at some tracks, where as others might be left in a baffled state. Sit back and enjoy these odd gems from the past!

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Music Played

Dam Busters March (part)WinifreaRiviera Theatre, North Tonawanda

3/16 Wurlitzer
Custom Audio (CA-76829)c1968
Blaze Away (6 seconds)WinifreaMontclare Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Hybrid Organ
Private Recording1985
You Go to My Head‘The Continental’ with Eddie BaxterHammondCapitol Records (CL13660)c1953
Garry OwenIris NorgroveState Theatre, Melbourne, Australia

4/21 Wurlitzer
Planet Records (PP013)1958
Little Red MonkeyJack Jordan with Frank Chacksfield orchClaviolineParlophone Records (R3658)c1955
Cape CodDick SmithLoew’s Theatre, Richmond, Virginia

3/13 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-0013)c1968
Sunday School Stories (part)Manhattan MerrymakersStoll Picture Theatre, London

3/27ss Jardine
Broadcast Records (2522)1929
Sunday School Stories (part)Roy Leslie (vocal)Decca Studio

2/5 Wurlitzer
Eclipse Records (512)1933
I Think I’m Going Out of My MindMartha LakeBill Blunk Studio, Portland, Oregon

5/24 Marr & Colton
Unkownc1968
April in ParisFlora O’SplaidyUnknown ComptonPrivate Recording
The StripperTom Hazleton‘Wheaton Fox’ studio, Illinois

4/26 Robert Morton
Private Recording1985
Let’s Get Away from It AllBill VlasakParamount Music Palace Indianapolis

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions (WJVCD-106)1992

Episode 364 – International Musical Melodies: USA, Chicago to Vermont

Join Damon for his musical tour of the world to help wash away the the lockdown blues.

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Music Played

Chicago/My Kind Of TownWalt StronySanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
Walter Strony Organ Concerts (WSOC-4)2007
The Tennessee WaltzJelani EddingtonThe Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN

3/17 Wurlitzer
RJE Productions LLX (RJE-1930)2007
Sentimental Gentleman From GeorgiaLen RawleTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-0082)60’s
Carolina In The MorningEverett NourseFox San Francisco CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
Fantasy Records (501395014)1963
Pennsylvania PolkaPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRALP 34)1989
Autumn In New YorkBuddy ColeBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton
Warner Bros. Records (1557)1962
New York, New YorkMichael WooldridgeNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer
Merlin Productions2012
Moonlight In VermontBryan RodwellSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS116)1989

Episode 363 – 33 1/3

On this weeks show Damon is in the Vinyl era with new additions to the archive! Artists include Ann Leaf, Rex, Koury, Bill Vlasak, Brain Sharp and more!

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Music Played

The Trolley SongBilly NalleAuditorium Theatre, Rochester NY

4/22 Wurlitzer
Telarc Records (5031)1977
Shangri-laAnn LeafBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton
Warner Bros Records (WS 1609)60’s
Taste Of SadnessWalter WanderlyHammond PlusPolydor Records (2310 263)1966
Love Is A Many Splendored ThingBrian SharpRhia OrchestraGrosvenor Records (GRS 1073)1979
Tom Mix: Tender Heart IntermezzoEna BagaPianoMusic For Pleasure (MFP 50343)1977
Pink Panther ThemeRex KouryCentury II Wichita

4/36 Wurlitzer
Advent Records (5027)70’s
Sooner Or LaterBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
Chromatix (WJV 101)80’s
Suite Gothique: IV Toccata (Boellmann)Hector OliveraJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/28 Kimball
Engle Associates Recording (EAR-10272-73)80’s

Episode 362 – International Musical Melodies: USA, California to Alabama

Join Damon for his musical tour of the world to help wash away the the lockdown blues.

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Music Played

California, Here I ComeSimon GledhillCastro Theatre, San Francisco, CA

4/21 Wurlitzer/Clout
TV Recording (Clout 421)1990
I Left My Heart In San FranciscoRon RhodeOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

3/23 Wurlitzer
Roxy Productions (RP-107 CD)1994
Las VegasNigel OgdenDavenport Theatre, Stockport

3/7 Compton
Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust Production (LTOT991)1999
IdahoBuddy Cole TrioHammond OrganJasmine Records (JASCD 185)2011
Oklahoma Selection: Oh What A Beautiful Morning/The Farmer And The Cowman/People Will Say We’re In Love/OklahomaJohn MannDome Brighton

4/41 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’
John Mann Productions2010
Way Down Yonder In New OrleansLen RawleURC Ipswich

3/10 Christie
Ipswich light Organ Music Society (ILOMS40)2011
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?Charlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises, Inc (ERB106)00’s
Mississippi MudGeorge WrightFox San Francisco CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
BANDA CD (BA9221)1993
Stars Fell On AlabamaJospeh SealRegal/ABC Kingston

3/12 Wurlitzer
PYE Records (NSPL 18261)1968