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 433 – Mood Indigo

The music of Duke Ellington is the sole feature on this show. One of the most famous jazz writers of his time, composer of many hits including Caravan, Satin Doll, Sophisticated Lady and more!

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Music Played

CaravanBryan RodwellGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Ventures In Sound (VIS-B3)
Mood IndigoJohn SengSt. Mary of the Lake Seminary Mundelein IL

4/23 Howell-Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-0057)
I’m Beginning To See The LightLen RawleFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
The Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust (LTOT 8621)1986
I Got It Bad and That Ain’t GoodTom HazletonSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (SBW401)1988
Satin DollNigel OgdenAstra Theatre, Llandudno

3/8 Christie
COS Tapes (COS101)1983
Sophisticated LadyCharlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises, Inc (ERB110)2000
It Don’t Mean A ThingJonas NordwallOrgan Grinder Resturant, Portland, Oregon

4/27 Wurlitzer
Organ Grinder (JN110CD)

Episode 431 – Let’s Break The Good News

On this week’s show Damon has chosen some of his favourite tracks.

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Music Played

Let’s Break The Good NewsSimon GledhillNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer
Crescendo (CDHLW 1007)2011
It’s Been a Long, Long TimeBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions,Inc (WJVCD-105)1990
About A Quarter ‘Til NineDave WickerhamJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball
Dickinson Theatre Organ Society (DTOS901)2000
I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan/PleaseRobert WolfeLowery ElectronicWolfe Productions (WPCD 15)2010
BluesetteBryan RodwellHammond X66CBS (S 64694)
RioKlaus WunderlichHammond H100Bell Records (BLR 89 117)2010
JavaChris McPheeCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD003)1999
On Green Dolphin Street/On The Sunny Side Of The StreetChris PowellKarrinyup Community Centre, Perth, Australia

3/20 Wurlitzer
CMP Productions (CMPCD05)2002
Chinatown, My ChinatownPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Crimson Productions (CRIMCD79)1999

Episode 430 – Trumpets, Bugles & Tubas

On this week’s show Damon is in reed mood as we heat tunes with Trumpet, Bugle or Tuba in the title!

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Music Played

Toy TrumpetReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (SCX 3379)1961
Trumpet VoluntaryDudley SavageRoyal/ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Perfect Partner Records (PP001CD)2008
Trumpet Blues & CantabileBryan RodwellHilversum, Holland

5/27 Möller
Private Recording1966
A Trumpeter’s LullabyChris McPheeCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD003)1999
Bugler’s HolidayHector OliveraJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/28 Kimball
Engle Associates Recording (EAR-10272-73)1973
Boogie Woogi Bugle BoyRon RhodeOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/26 Wurlitzer
Roxy Production. (RP-111 CD)1997
Bugle Call RagNicholas MartinTurners Musical Merry-Go-Round

3/19 Wurlitzer
Turners Entertainments Ltd (TMM18CD)1997
When Yuba Plays The Rhumba On The TubaThe Three Suns ft. Ray BohrParamount New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer
His Masters Voice. (LPM-1333)1957
Tuba TuneWalt StronyVince & Pat Aveni Residence, Cleveland OH

4/60 Wurlitzer
Walt Strony2013

Episode 427 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Wurlitzer Contrasts

Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with the sounds of two Wurlitzers with two very contrasting organists playing them!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
a) Funiculi Funicula
b) As Time Goes By
c) I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
d) I’m Nobody’s Sweetheart Now
e) Beer Barrel Polka
f) Destiny Waltz
g) Riding Along On The Crest Of A Wave
h) I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
i) Hello, Hello, Who’s Your Lady Friend
j) Sussex By The Sea
Douglas ReeveAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1991
a) There’s A Small Hotel
b) Scherzino
c) In A Sentimental Mood
d) How High The Moon?
Bryan RodwellButtermarket Shrewsbury

3/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1990

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 400 – At Your Request

On this celebratory edition of the show you have been kind enough to choose the music! So sit back and enjoy the next hour of your requests and messages!

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Music Played

CherokeeBryan RodwellSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS116)1989
MeditationDoreen ChadwickGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Amberlee Records (AML 304X)1972
Spooky Takes A HolidayDonald Thorne Granada Willesden

3/9 Christie
Delta Music Group (BYD77005)2008
A Bedouin in BaghdadDavid LoweRegal/Scala Rotherham

3/9 Conacher
COS Tapes (COS104)1984
Bye, Bye, BlackbirdKeith BeckinghamTown Hall Clydebank

3/13 Wurlitzer
Chow Productions (COCD102)2004
Orange Coloured SkyChristian CartwrightPipes in the Peaks, Ashbourne

3/19 Compton
Pipes In The Peaks & Christian Cartwright (PIP004)2019
The Carousel WaltzJohn MannTown Hall Portslade

3/18 Compton
Grosvenor Records (CDGRS1320)2000
EspanaDouglas ReeveDome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’
Musiqua2015
ThrillerCharlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises, Inc2012
Midnight SunJelani EddingtonSaunders Residence, Zanesville OH

3/31 Wurlitzer
RJE Productions (RJE 1677)2011
When Yuba Played The Rhumba On The TubaRon RhodeIowa Theatre, Cedar Rapids IA

3/14 Barton
Roxy Productions (RP-103-CD)1991
My Kind Of Love/Then I’ll Be Happy/LostDavid LobbanTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer & Yamaha HS8
Sound Waves (SOW516)1994
Waltz: FascinationPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
AP Recordings (APR2)2012
Tango: Rags To Riches/Havana HeavenJohn BowdlerTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
John Bowdler (JB0008CD)2002
The Wind Beneath My WingsRobert WolfeTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records (CDGRS 1238)1990
Old Pianna RagReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1966

Episode 399 – Another Organ Plus

On this week’s show John Leeming shows us yet again how well the theatre organ blends with other instruments and performers. John has an extensive archive so we get to delve into some delightful lesser heard tracks on this show!

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Music Played

Rock Around The ClockLyn Larsen with Jack Bethards & His OrchestraPlummer Auditorium, Fullerton CA

4/37 Wurlitzer
Beldale Records (CD421)2000
Dizzy FingersLouise Macdonald & Stanley WyllieGransha High School, Bangor, County Down

3/8 Compton
Private Recording1985
Slow Boat to ChinaOrgan Grinder’s Swing (Robin Richmond)HammondPrivate Recording1945
The Little BoyPierre Palla & Frank van SchaikAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton
Decca Records (AM 958)1949
On Green Dolphin StreetBert van den BrinkBroadcast Music Centre, Hilversum, Holland

4/20 Standaart-Compton
YouTube2020
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley SquareBBC Big Band & Bryan RodwellHammondPrivate Recording1983
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)Charlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises (ERB-120)2011
An Earful of Music/Fall In and Follow Me/Temptation Rag/Ship AhoyRobinson Cleaver & Theatre Organ Club VocalAbbey Road EMI Studios

3/9 Compton
TOC-NTOT Productions (NLM104)1978

Episode 391 – A Perfect Party

If Damon was left to arrange the music for an end of year party, this is what you might expect to hear! Enjoy the celebrations with this extended hour long show!

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Music Played

Thunder And Lightning PolkaErnest BroadbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Columbia/EMI Records (SCX 6410)1970
I Cover The Waterfront (Version 1)Bryan RodwellParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Musiqua2015
Let’s Face The Music And DanceGeorge WrightGeorge Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Essential Records (ERS-01W)1971
I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)Dan BellomyParamount Brooklyn NY

4/26 Wurlitzer
Cambria Master Recordings (CD-1108)1997
Bi Mir Bist Du SchoenChris McPheeOrion Centre, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD002)1995
Moonlight SerenadeWalt StronyCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer
Walter Strony Productions1996
String Of PearlsLew WilliamsOrgan Stop Pizza, Pheonix AZ

4/29 Wurlitzer
Organ Stop Pizza (OSP 106)1979
Old Cape CodBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions,Inc (WJVCD-107)1996
MemoryLyn LarsenNethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, Los Angeles CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-108)
Can This Be LoveJim RiggsGranada Theatre, Kansas City KS

3/21 Barton
RTR Productions (RTC105CD)1991
Anaconda SambaLen RawleConcerthall and Auditorium, Middelburg

3/11 Compton
NOF Production2006
If Love Were AllSimon GledhillJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball
DTOS & Simon Gledhill (DTOS366P)1996
BrazilRichard HillsDolby House, Holbeach

3/19 Compton
Cinema Organ Society (COS 127)2000
In The Still Of The Night/Easy To Love/Ev’ry Time We Say GoodbyeRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 17)2011
Jive: Nagasaki/Sweet Georgia BrownPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRALP 18)1987

Episode 388 – Music for a Winter Evening

On this weeks show John Leeming has chose music for a winter evening – perfect to put your feet up and stoke the fire. The music is all easy on the ear from Ballads to the Bossa Nova.

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Music Played

You Are Too BeautifulDan BellomyUncle Milt’s Pipe Organ Pizza Vancouver WA

3/18 Wurlitzer
Milt K Recordings (UM102CD)c1988
Rain Shadows/Autumn Too SoonDavid LoweTown Hall Clydebank

3/8 Wurlitzer
Chow Productions (COCD101)2002
I’ll See You In My DreamsKen DoubleLong Center, Lafayette, IN

3/21 Wurlitzer
Long Center TOS1996
TreesDudley BeavenGranada, North Cheam

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1940
My Funny ValentineJim RiggsParamount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer
RTR Productions (RTC103C)1989
I Concentrate On YouLyn LarsenSanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-208)1995
When You Wish Upon A StarRob RichardsEl Capitan, Hollywood, CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
Hollywood Philharmonic Recordings (HPR200301)
2003
Polka Dots And MoonbeamsBryan RodwellOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Private Recordingc1974