Episode 180 – Melodic Melodies

On this week’s show Damon has an extended show featuring tracks that would in some cases be too long to play on a normal show. We also feature a track from John Mann’s new CD entitled ‘Theatre Organ Magic’ and can be purchased direct from John’s website.

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Music played

Nigel Ogden – Guys And Dolls Selection: Guys And Dolls/I Know/Take Back Your Mink/A Woman In Love/If I Were A Bell/Sit Down, You’re Rocking The Boat/Luck Be A Lady – Grasmere 2011

Michael Wooldridge – Ray Nobel Selection: The Very Thought Of You/Love Is The Sweetest Thing/Cherokee/The Touch Of Your Lips/ Goodnight Sweetheart – DMC Recording 2017

Robert Wolfe – Summer Nights/You’re The One That I Want/Hopelessly Devoted To You – Wolfe Productions 2003

Keith Beckingham – Jackie Brown Tribute: John Brown’s Boy/Great Day/Among My Souvenirs/Speak Low/If I Had You/Sweet September/Falling In Love With Love/Lover/The Song Is Love – OK Rollem 2015

John Mann – Ivor Novello Memories – Lorelei/We’ll Gather Lilacs/Keep the Home Fires Burning/Take Your Girl/Love is My Reason/Leap Year Waltz/Someday My Heart Will Awake/Rose of England – CLS 2017

Simon Gledhill – 1964 Selection: My Guy/I Will Wait For You/Matchmaker/Chim Chim Cheree/Downtown/Feed The Birds/Can’t Buy Me Love/People – DMC Recording 2016

Episode 179 – Ca C’est Paris

Seeing as Damon will be bring the show to you from Paris this week, it seemed appropriate to have a show full of music about France, Songs Include Pigalle, Love Everlasting, I Love Paris and many more!

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Reginald Porter-Brown – Ca C’est Paris – Private Recording 1958

Kevin Morgan – L’hymne A L’amour – ALW 2005

Bryan Rodwell – Louise – Visions In Sound 1958

George Wright – I Love Paris – Hi-Fi c 1959

Phil Kelsall – The Poor People Of Paris/The Windows Of Paris – Grasmere 1995

Byron Jones – Love Everlasting – DMC Recording 2016

Reginald Dioxn – Pigalle – Columbia 1070

Dudley Savage – La Vie En Rose – Regent recordings 1992

Simon Gledhill – Monmartre – ATOS 2001

Episode 178 – Variety Bandbox

Another week and this time its turn once again to turn to John Leeming for another programme of recording from his archive. John never fails to pull out a variety of interesting and popular tracks and I think this show ticks all the boxes and more!

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Bill Floyd – I Married and Angel – Cook 1964

The Three Suns with Ray Bohr – The Very Thought of You – Collectables 1957

Robin Richmond Players – Give Me the Simple Life – Private Recording c1960

Jackie Brown – Hadn’t Anyone Till You/Love Is the Sweetest Thing – Private Recording c1968

Dudley Savage – For All the Saints/I Only Have Eyes for You/Falling in Love Again – Perfect Partners 2008

Stanley Wyllie – Down By the River – Private recording c1955

The Organ, the Dance Band and Me – What Do You Think These Ruby Lips Were Made For? – President 1943

Jimmy McGregor (Gerhard Gregor) – Humoresque (Dvorak) – Music for You Home 1970

Episode 177 – Rawle Visits the Earl’s

This weeks show Damon drops by and visits the newest Home Wurlitzer Installation – This being in the home of Barry Earl in Leighton Buzzard. This fine 3 manual Wurlitzer sounds great in his music room and who better to show off what a home Wurlitzer can do than Len Rawle. So sit back and enjoy!

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Music played

Happy Days Are Here Again

Begin The Beguine

Fools Rush In

Rhythm

Schindler’s List Theme

The Laughing Samba

Memory

I Won’t Dance

That’s All

There’s No Business like Show Business

All tracks played by Len Rawle on the 3/15 Wurlitzer in the Residence of Barry Earl. Recorded by Damon Cox on a Zoom H2N. Thanks to Barry and to Len for giving permission for this to be broadcast.

Episode 176 – Born in 1937

On this weeks show we celebrate the 80th birthdays of some of the finest organs born in 1937. Theses include the Granada Clapham Junction Wurlitzer, Paramount Birmingham, Southampton guildhall and many more!

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Vic Hammett  – Granada – COS Archive 1974

Nigel Ogden – Secret Love – COS 1988

Michael Wooldridge – Love For Sale – OS 1995

Kevin Grunill – What A Difference A Day Made/Dream A Little Dream Of Me/Please – 2004

Gerald Shaw – Tambourin Chinois – Carwall c1965

Arnold Loxam – Skylark – Audicord 1995

Reginald Porter-Brown – Oh! When The Saints – Private Recording DMC Archive

(Photo JDSharp courtesy of Cameron Lloyd)

Episode 175 – Spotlight On Richard Hills

On this week’s show Damon chats to international organist Richard Hills. Richard has bought countless hours of beautiful and fun music to the theatre organ scene and has been lucky to travel to world playing for fans. Recently back from the USA and from playing the World Premier of ‘Seaside Concerto’ he is certainly a busy man!

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Music played

Theatreland- COS 1998

Blue Moon – COS 2000

March Heroique – Silver Screen 2012

Can I Forget You? – ATOS 2010

Tiger rag – DTOSCD 2002

Episode 174 – Recent Affairs

This weeks show is a round up of recent news.This includes the celebration of St Patrick’s Day, The 100th Birthday of Vera Lynn and the sad attacks on Westminster in London.

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Music played

Gerald Shaw – Irish Washerwoman – Concert Recording 1968

Stanley Wylie – Medley Of Irish Ballads – COS 1995

Joseph Seal – Back To Old Ireland – Private Recording c1950’s

Vic Hammett – How Are Things In Glocca Morra? – Concert Recording 1966

Nicholas Martin – The White Cliffs Of Dover – Turners 1987

John Mann – Anniversary Waltz – BFCD 2006

Dudley Savage – Auf Widerseh’n – DST Unknown Date

Keith Beckingham – We’ll Meet Again – OKROLLEM 2015

Chris Elliot – Westminster – Unknown Label 1998

Episode 173 – More from the Shed

John Leeming is back at the microphone this week to delight us with more from his archive…and garden shed! With music from around the world and from past and present, be sure to tune in. Artists include Harold Ramsay, Tom Hazleton, Simon Gledhill and many more!

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Music played

Armsbee Bancroft – Cheek to Cheek – Private recording c1976

Bryan Rodwell – I Hear Music – Concert Recording 1967

Jim Roseveare – Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year – Premier Recordings 1997

Harold Ramsay – Two Cigarettes in the Dark – Parlophone 78 c1934

Joe Marsh – Time on My Hands – Pipetone 1982

Tom Hazleton – Don’t Be That Way – COS 1988

Simon Gledhill – September in the Rain – Private recording c1995

Unknown organist – Happy Days are Here Again – Private recording pre-1960

Episode 172 – Salt’s Sweet Music with Nicholas Martin

On this weeks show we feature star organist Nicholas Martin with a programme of music played on the wonderful Wurlitzer in the Victoria Hall, Saltaire. The show includes, marches, ballads, music for dancing and a section of hits form the 1960’s.

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Music played

Happy Days Are Here Again

Vienna Forever/Circus Renz

You Raise Me Up

Dancing At Saltaire: You Belong To Me/All Of Me/Goodnight Vienna/???/It Don’t Mean A Thing/Caravan

1960’s Selection: Side Saddle/Here, There and Everywhere/Help/A Hard Days Night/Yesterday/China Tea/Roulette/Enjoy Yourself

Hey Look Me Over

All tracks played by Nicholas Martin on the 3/11 Wurlitzer in The Victoria Hall Saltaire. Recorded by Damon Cox on a Zoom H2N. 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 168 – Simply Sounds Like Simon

On this week’s show we visit the Leisure Centre in Woking for a console work out by International star Simon Gledhill. The sounds of the Mighty Wurlitzer work well in the hall and what you hear on the show is taken from a live performance last year.  Apart from the wonderful music Simon also talks to Len Rawle who with his team look after the Wurlitzer.

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Music played

Cheek To Cheek/Top Hat

Lush Life

Caribbean Dance

‘The Desert Song’ Selection

There Will Never Be Another You

All tracks played by Simon Gledhill. Recorded and mixed by John Leeming. A big thank you to Simon for letting us record! Also thanks to the American Theatre Organ Society’s  London and South of England Chapter for keeping the organ in tip top condition and to Woking Leisure centre from permitting the recording