Episode 407 – Miscellany

On this week’s show John Leeming has a mixed bag of theatre organ miscellany – anything can happen in the next 30 minutes – so tune in!

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Music Played

Mr. WonderfulRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 18)2014
Mr. LuckyLyn LarsenSanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-208)1995
Save the Last Dance for MeQuentin MacleanTrocadero Elephant and Castle, London

4/21 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (DB 759 1934)c1934
String of PearlsLew WilliamsOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises (ERB 107-CD)1996
Body and SoulBobby PaganAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/10 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1987
Isn’t It a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain)Jim RiggsDolby House, Holbeach

4/22 Compton-plus
Private Recordingc2004
A Cottage for SaleJohn Clark McCallGrace Church, Sarasota, FL

4/32 Wurlitzer
John Clark McCall2020
Tea for TwoBryan RodwellRegal/Scala Rotherham

3/9 Conacher
Private Recordingc1980

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 381 – Gothic Design

On this weeks show we are pretty spooked out as its Halloween! We present everything from Ghosts & Specters in Haunted Ballroom’s to the Gothic Phantom himself….We recommend you don’t listen to this show on your own at night….

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Music Played

Intro Music: Enter The PhantomLen RawleTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer
The Scoring House2012
Gothic DesignNigel OgdenManchester Cathedral

4m Harrison & Harrison Ltd
Cavendish Music (CAV CD63)1994
GhostbustersZach FrameOrgan Piper Music Palace, Milwaukee WI

3/30 Kimbal-Wurlitzer
C-2 Productions LLC (zf0001)2018
The Haunted BallroomSimon GledhillTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 205)1994
The Phantom Of The Opera/The Music Of The NightPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD123)2005
Ghost Riders in the SkyLyn Larsen & Tony FenelonNethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, Los Angeles CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-108)
Spectre On The Spree!Bobby Pagan & Louis MordishBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Digital Gramophone Company1952
Suite Gothique: IV. ToccataCarlo CurleyGirard College Chapel, Philadelphia PA

4/106 Skinner
Decca ‎(458 364-2)1998

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.