Episode 563 – Organ Oddities

This week John Leeming has some more light hearted tracks for you to enjoy.

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Music Played

Playing LeapfrogThe Three SunsHammond and Paramount New York (probably)

4/36 Wurlitzer
RCA Victor (LPM1543)1957
My Heart Sings‘The Continental’ with Eddie BaxterVocal + Hammond organCapitol Records (CL13660)1951
Hole in My HeadIvor CutlerVocal + HarmoniumPrivate recording (BBC/JL)1959
O Sole MioFritz SeidelSchauburg Theatre, Dresden (GDR)

2/7 Hupfeld
Private Recording1955
A Kiss‘Angus Reed’ (Sandy Macpherson)BBC Theatre Organ #2

5/27 Möller
Featured in radio drama extract (BBC/Radioechoes)1948
NolaBryan RodwellGranada Theatre, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie
Private recording (JL)1978
Lady Be Good / Somebody Loves MeJean HoebenMusic Museum, Frankfurt-am-Main (W. Germany)

2/6 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1986
Pop GunBruce Wendell + Harry Bidgood (piano) + vocalBroadway theatre, Catford

3/13 Compton
NTOT Records (NCM214)1998
Tiger RagBobby PaganEMI Studio #1, London

3/8 Compton
HMV Records (BD775)c1940

Episode 524 – Design Inspirations

This week Damon features instruments that have inspired the development of his Standaart – as well a the first sounds from this instrument!

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Music Played

March: Tigers TailReginald DixonEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Archive Recording (TOEnc)1958
Moonlight In VermontDamon CoxTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording2023
I’m The One/Thank You/There I’ve Said It Again/The Last Day In SeptemberBobby PaganRitz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer
Archive Recording (N.O)1964
Laura/Frenesí/You Moved Right InJospeh SealRegal/ABC Kingston

3/12 Wurlitzer
Archive Recording (N.O)????
PlayboyDavid ShepherdDolby House, Holbeach

3c/6 Compton
Archive Recording (N.O)1985
I Don’t Know WhyDavid LoweTrinity Arts Centre, Pudsey

3/8 Wurlitzer
Archive Recording (N.O)1994
Sweet Sue/DinahNigel OgdenDe Poort Technical College, Rotterdam

3/11 Standaart
Archive Recording (N.O)1985
Try A Little Tenderness/TenderlyErnest BroadbentPassage Theatre Schidam

3/10 Standaart
NOF Sound (N.S.P 80-8-8-2)1981
I Won’t DanceDamon CoxStudio Standaart, Woking

2/8 Standaart
Private Recording2023

Episode 516 – From The Archive: Bobby Pagan

This week’s from the archive show features Bobby Pagan at the Ritz Richmond Wurlitzer.

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Music Played

Thunderbirds March

Wonderful Copenhagen/Hear My Song Violetta

Limehouse Blues

So Whats New?

A In The Black Forest

I Only Have Eyes For You

Spanish Flea


The Wedding Of The Painted Doll

I Wish You Love/The Surry With The Fringe On Top

Yes We Have No Bannas

If I Were A Rich Man/It’s Almost Like Being In Love

All tracks played on the 3/8 Wurlitzer in the Ritz Richmond, broadcast 1967. Original recording from the Jim Buckland Archive. Recording re-mastered with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 488 – Broadcast Duo – Encore!

This week Damon features two short broadcasts of the ex-Foort/BBC Möller while it was at Jubilee Chapel, Hoxton

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Music Played

– The Five Pennies
– My Wishing Song
– A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
– Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
– Smile, Darn Ya, Smile
– Pennies From Heaven
Vic HammettBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Private Recording (E.R Hart Archive)
– My Friend The Sea
– Creole Lullaby
– The Whistling Boy
– Scotland The Brave (As A Piper)
– ??? By Acker Bilk
– Home In A Hurry
– Signature Tune: The Pagan Love Song
Bobby PaganBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Private Recording (E.R Hart Archive)

Episode 479 – Sound of the Silents

This week Damon throws spotlight on the theatre organs initial job – accompanying silent films!

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Music Played

The Snake CharmerDamon CoxStudio Standaart

2/8 VTPO
Private Recording2022
Slapstick – From Int. Youth Silent FilmNathan AvakianRiviera Theatre, North Tonawanda NY

3/16 Wurlitzer
Phantom Of The OperaLee ErwinRichard F. Kline Residence, Auburn Springs MD

4/28 Wurlitzer
Angle Records/Capitol Records (S-36073)1974
The Black Pirate Part 2: Buried Treasure/Our Hero/Island Fight/Arabian Dance/Spanish Armada/Outside EscorialeEna BagaPianoGold Star (1500 013)1974
A Vampire!Aaron HawthorneVictoria Hall, Saltaire

3/12 Wurlitzer
Private Recording2022
Soundtrack From A Silent FilmBobby PaganRitz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording (E.C Buckland Collection)1967

Episode 460 – Hi-Speed Organ

On this week’s show John Leeming turns back the clock to the world of 78rpm records with this nostalgic show.

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Music Played

A Great Big Bunch of You//Pagan Moon/Too Many TearsSidney TorchLoew’Regal, Marble Arch

4/36 Christie
Columbia Records (DB819)
Just Humming Along Quentin MacleanTrocadero, Elephant and Castle

4/21 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (DB821)1932
ABC March Reginald FoortBBC Theatre Organ #1

4/23 Compton
HMV Records (BD424)1937
Can’t We Talk It Over?/Now That You’ve GoneHarold RamsayGranada, Tooting

4/12 Wurlitzer
Decca Records (F2951)1932
Moonlight Dance Ena BagaNew Gallery Cinema, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
HMV Records (B3385)1930
The Teddy Bears’ Picnic Donald ThorneGranada, Clapham Junction

3/8 Wurlitzer
Decca Records (F6848)1938
Fairy on the Clock Charles and
Harold Smart
EMI Studio

3/8 Compton + Hammond
Parlophone Records (R3505)1952
Twelfth Street RagThe New OrganoliansHammond Columbia Records (FB2850)1943
Tiger Rag Bobby PaganEMI Studio

3/8 Compton
HMV Records (BD775)1939

Episode 445 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: 70’s Look-Back

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with tracks recorded in the 1970’s.

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Music Played

Merry Makers DanceJohn MannGranada Sutton

3/10 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1970
Cheekie ChappieReginald Porter-BrownOdeon Hammersmith

4/15 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1973
Chattanooga Choo ChooAlec LeaderThe Plough, Great Munden

3/11 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1970
TangerineVic HammettGranada Harrow

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1970
Put On A Happy FaceBryan RodwellGranada Harrow

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1973
“My Fair Lady” SelectionBobby PaganTony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/9 Christie
Nigel Ogden Archive1979
Waltz EspanaGeorge BlackmoreRitz/ABC Luton

3/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1973
If I Had A Hammer/A Lot Of Livin’Nigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1979

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