Episode 361 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: “BBC organs wot I’ve played”

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and looks back at some of the organs owned by the BBC that he has played.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
IntradaNigel OgdenBBC Maida Vale Studios

3/12 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive2002
Susanna’s SecretNigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records (GRS 1140)1983
Clog DanceNigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Amberlee Records Ltd (ALM 312)1982
I Got The Sun In The Mornin’Nigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

Hammond L100
Nigel Ogden Archive80’s
Deep PurpleNigel Ogden & Johnny RoadhouseBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
NDO Project (CD 207)1985
Coronation ScottNigel Ogden & Johnny RoadhouseBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
NDO Project (CD 207)1985
CachuchaNigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Amberlee Records Ltd (ALM 312)1982
Tuba TuneNigel OgdenBBC Broadcasting House, London

4/33 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive90’s

Episode 360 – International Musical Melodies: Japan to Canada

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

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Music Played

Japanese SandmanGeorge WrightRichard Vaughn Studio Organ, Hollywood CA

5/21 Wurlitzer
Hi-Fi Records (R-717)1972
Nagasaki Ron RodeColonial Theatre Pheonixville, PA

4/28 Kimball
Roxy Productions (RP-105-CD)1992
I Still Call Australia HomeScott HarrisonDendy Theatre, Brighton, Melbourne, Australia

3/15 Wurlitzer
Scott Harrison Productions2003
Waltzing MatildaChris McPheeCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/24 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD001)1994
Hawaiian Wedding SongLen RawleWurlitzer Hall, Leisure Centre, Woking

3/8 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2015)1995
Hawaiian War ChantDon KnightsHawaii Cinema, Honolulu

HI 4/16 Morton
Deroy Records (Deroy 1108)1974
Moonlight Over TahitiAl BollingtonConn OrganDecca Records (DL 4223)60’s
Canadian CapersNicholas MartinTurners Musical Merry-Go-Round

3/19 Wurlitzer
Turners Entertainments Ltd (TCTMM12)1993

Episode 359 – Laflin in Lockdown

On this weeks show it’s time for a lockdown star organist to entertain. This time it’s our own resident Mark Laflin on his Paramount 320 VTPO set up at home with 30 minutes of contrasting music.

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Music Played

Happy Days Are Here Again

Put On A Happy Face

I Can’t Get Started With You

The Waltzing Cat

I Write The Songs

Cuban Pete

Michel Legrand Duo: I Will Wait For You/What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life

Moanin’

Pack Up Your Troubles/We’ll All Go Riding On A Rainbow/Happy Days

All tracks played by Mark Laflin on the Paramount 320 VTPO. Thanks to Iain Mcglinchey for allowing this to be broadcast. Recordings mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 358 – International Musical Melodies: India to China

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

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Music Played

Indian Love CallGeorge WrightGeorge Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Dot Records (DLP-25447)1962
Song Of IndiaHoward BeaumontVictoria Hall, Saltaire

3/11 Wurlitzer
Fairview Studios (HB105)2013
Indian SummerBuddy ColeBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton
Warner Bros. Records (1557)1962
On A Little Street In SingaporeMark HermanAveni Mansion, Cleveland, Ohio

4/60 Wurlitzer
Mark Herman Productions2008
JavaChris McPheeCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD003)1999
On A Slow Boat To ChinaJim RiggsParamount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer
RTR Productions (RTC103C)1989
China NightJerry NaganoCivic Auditorium, San Gabriel, Hollywood CA

3/16 Wurlitzer
Jerri-Co Productions (JCP-1001)1978
Chinatown, My ChinatownReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (SCX 3379)1961

Episode 357 – Bits & Bobs

On this weeks show John Leeming has a mix of bits and bobs with archive, requests and a tribute to Dame Vera Lynn.

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Music Played

We Just Couldn’t Say GoodbyeArmsbee BancroftAstra Theatre, Llandudno

3/8 Christie
Private Recording1983
You’re the Cream in My CoffeeHubert SelbyAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/10 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1983
Londonderry AirGeorge Wright + Cozy Cole (drums)Paramount Studio New York, NY

4/21 Wurlitzer
Regent Records (Regent MG-3022)1956
LauraEric LordParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1963
I’ve Heard That Song BeforeArthur LordBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Private Recording1947
I Found YouSydney GustardGaumont Chester

2/8 Compton
His Master’s Voice (B3960)c1932
Poodle ParadeSimon Gledhill & Richard HillsJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball
American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS 2015)2015
It’s a Blue WorldRobin RichmondGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1981
Dancing with Tears in My EyesIain FlitcroftGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS113)1988
We’ll Meet AgainStanley WyllieSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Private Recording1995

Episode 356 – International Musical Melodies: Budapest to Egypt

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

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Music Played

I Have Lost My Heart In BudapestReginald FoortSt. Georges Hall, London (BBC Theatre Organ No.1)

4/24 Compton
Coronet Sound Productions (NCM 212)1996
When Budapest Was YoungSidney TorchRegal Edmonton

4/15 Christie
Sterndale Records (STE 1001R)1991
Russian RagPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD132)2011
Russian LullabyJelani EddingtonCentury II Wichita

4/36 Wurlitzer
RJE Productions (RJE 1458)1999
Twilight In TurkeyHorace FinchEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Deroy Records (Deroy 1235)70’s
JerusalemRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Thursford Enterprises Ltd (TECD 01)1989
A Bedouin in BaghdadDavid LoweRegal/Scala Rotherham

3/9 Conacher
COS Tapes (COS104)1984
AfricaJustin StahlTrinity English Lutheram Church, Fort Wayne

3/11 Wurlitzer/Hybryd
American Theatre Organ Society2014
Egyptian EllaGeorge WrightHollywood Philharmonic Organ at George Wright Residence, Hollywood

4/28 Wurlitzer
BANDA CD (BA109555)1995

Episode 355 – I Am What I Am

On this weeks show Damon nods to the fact its pride month and throws spotlight on composers who are part of the LGBTQ+ family.

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Music Played

Can’t Smile Without You/CopacabanaNigel OgdenTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS238)1999
Coward Cabaret Overture: I’ll See You Again/Dance, Little Lady/Poor Little Rich Girl/A Room With A View/Some Day I’ll Find You/I’ll Follow My Secret Heart/If Love Were All/Play, Orchestra, Play!Simon GledhillCentury II Wichita

4/38 Wurlitzer
Wichita Theatre Organ Inc (WTOS438)2009
Take The ‘a’ TrainDavid LoweNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS239)1998
Candle In The WindRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD 86)1997
‘La Cage Aux Folles’ Selection: Prelude/Song On The Sand/I Am What I Am/The Best Of TimesNeil JensonCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/16 Wurlitzer
Keymedia Productions (KPS003)1987

Episode 354 – International Musical Melodies: Italy to Copenhagen

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

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Music Played

Italian Street SongLyn LarsenSenate Detroit MI

4/34 Wurlitzers
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-206)1994
Come Back To SorrentoArnold LoxamNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/12 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS223)1996
Lights Of ViennaCharles SmittonParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF210)1970
Vienna City Of My DreamsJohn AtwellTown Hall, Malvern, Victoria, Australia

3/17 Compton
JAmusic (JAM104)2000
Das Ist BerlinKevin MorganLaukhuff Organ Factory, Weikersheim, Germany

3/11 Möller
Organum Musikproduktion2006
Berliner LuftLen RawleMarine Arcade, Douglas, Isle Of Man

2/10 Wurlitzer
Organist Encores Recording2019
The Warsaw ConcertoNigel OgdenTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS235)1999
Copenhagen PolkaStanley WyllieRitz Belfast

4c/10 Compton
COS Tapes (COS 122)1995

Episode 353 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Manchester & Möller

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with some memories of the Wurlitzers in the Gaumont and Odeon in Manchester and snippets of the Foort Möller during its time with the BBC and AVRO.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
1920’s Rhythm Medley: The Sheik Of Araby/Margie/Whispering/AvalonReginald LiversidgeGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1971
The Desert Song SelectionReginald LiversidgeParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1968
Operatic MedleyTrevor WillettsParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1970
Music Hath QualmsNicholas Bentley accompanied by Arnold Loxamn/aNigel Ogden Archive1969
Cock O’ The North/El AdornoGeorge BlackmoreBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1963
Cock O’ The North/Auld Lang SyneGeorge BlackmoreBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1963
Simonetta/A Walk In The Black ForestBryan RodwellAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1966

Episode 352 – International Musical Melodies: Paris to Portugal

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

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Music Played

Windows Of Paris/Hymn A L’AmourIain FlitcroftAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
WW Records (WWCD1050)2003
April In ParisJelani EddingtonManual High School, Indianopolis IN

3/26 Wurlitzer
Circle Productions1992
The Canals Of AmsterdamLen RawleMemorial Hall, Barry, Wales

4/15 Christie
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2005)1990
Swiss PolkaGeorge BlackmoreAstoria Cinema, Aberdeen

3/8 Compton
Aberdeen Theatre Organ Trust (ATOTC 3)1992
Spanish Gypsy DancePhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRALP 18)1987
In Malaga – Spanish LadiesRichard HillsGuildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)
Silver Street Music (SSM0037)2012
April In PortgaulGeorge WrightFox San Francisco CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
BANDA CD (BA9221)1993