Episode 376 – The End Of Times

On this weeks show John Leeming is back in his archive, with tracks taken from the last 18 months of traditional theatre organ broadcasts before they ceased for good in June 1968.

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Music Played

Old Father ThamesReginald Porter-BrownGuildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)
Private Recording1967
Call Me/Anything GoesCharles SmittonParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
I’ve Got The World On A StringBryan RodwellParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
Hora StaccataEna BagaGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
A Pretty GirL Is Like A MelodyVic HammettTown Hall Buckingha

3/10 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
Sunshine TangoBobby PaganRitz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Blackberry PieWilliam DaviesGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Valse MignonetteKeith BeckinghamGranada, Harrow, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Jazz Favourites:
a) Sweet Sue, Just You
b) Some Of These Days
c) Whispering
d) I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
e) Nobody’s Sweetheart
f) Honeysuckle Rose
g) Singin’ In The Rain
Stanley TudorGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Jazz PizzicatoRobinson CleaverGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Bonnie and ClydeRobert LeysCapitol Cinema, Abderdeen

3/8 Compton
Private Recording1968
I Remember YouNick OlsenParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968

Most of the recordings are from tapes donated by the estates of Bill Ravenall and ‘JK’ via Geoff Day.

Episode 330 – The Pagan Love Song

On this weeks show it’s a chance for our star organist to entertain. From the Archives this month its Bobby Pagan, one of the pioneers of the instrument and a lover of syncopated music.

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Music Played

The Pagan Love Song

Half A Sixpence/Summer Holiday/This Is My Song/???/Among My Souvenirs

Local Yokal

Waltz: Sleepless Nights

Pedro From Palamos/The Whistling Boy/Diane/Nola

Soundtrack From A Silent Film

The Pagan Love Song

BONUS MATERIAL

The Pagan Love Song

The Donkey Serenade

Cole Porter Selection: My Heart Belongs To Daddy/I Love Paris/I’ve Got You Under My Skin/Anything Goes

All tracks (Except Bonus) played on the 3/8 Ritz Cinema, Richmond broadcast on 7th September 1967. Bonus Material played Hammond (Most likely M100) broadcast on Radio Brighton 20th May 1971. Originals tape from the E.C Buckland estate. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 206 – Farewell to the Troc

Tonight we take you back (almost) exactly 57 years to the Trocadero Elephant & Castle for a program of highlights from the closing concert. The 40 minutes of music is all presented by Alex Cambell-Gifford. So sit back and relax and bask in the sounds of of the Troc Wurlitzer as it was in the cinema. It’s with thanks to the Cinema Organ Society that this Wurlitzer is now installed in the Troxy and is one of the finest examples of a Wurlitzer in the world.

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Music played

Jackie Brown – Knocked ‘Em In The Old Kent Road

Bobby Pagan –  The Lady Is A Tramp/With A Smile And A Song

Sidney Gustard – Classical Selection

Robin Richmond – Try A Little Tenderness/Nice Work If You Can Get It

Dennis Mathew – Idaho/Chanson De Matin

George Blackmore – Spanish Gypsy Dance/Little Serenade

Jackie Brown – The Waltz From Masquerade/Body And Soul/Chloe

George Blackmore – The Lost Chord

Jackie Brown – Knocked ‘Em In The Old Kent Road

Recorded 6th November 1960 and presented by Alex Cambell-Gifford. Thanks to John Leeming and the Cinema Organs Societies Archive for their help and permission to this.