Episode 413 – With A Song in My Hart*

Yes we know it’s spelt wrong – don’t despair! This week Damon takes a look through a some of the reel-to-reel recordings from the Ricky Hart collection.

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Music Played

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside/Up With The CurtainReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1960
They Didn’t Believe Me/Let Yourself GoReginald AdamsOdeon, Folkestone

3c/6 Compton
Private Recording
Richard Rogers Selection: June Is Bustin’ Out All Over/There’s A Small Hotel/Lover/Out Of My Dreams/The Lady Is A TrampHubert SelbyParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1965
Waltz Selection: It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World/My Favourite Things/A Real Life GirlRobinson CleaverGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1965
Pili-Pili-Ho-HoGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Private Recording1963
The Breeze And ICharles SmittonParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
Swinging Sleigh Bells/Finale: Dance Of The Hours/Signature Tune: Powder Your Face With SunshineStanley TudorGaumont Manchester


4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1965

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 224 – Charles Leeds The Music

On this week’s show we have raided the archive and bring you another classic broadcast. Charles Smitton was very much associated with the two Manchester Wurlitzers, but in this case he’s travelled across the country to Leeds. Where else than the Odeon with it’s 3/19 Wurlitzer. So sit back and enjoy Charles’ excellent musicianship on one of the country’s best organs.

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Music played

Signature Tunes: Estrellita

Sousa Marches On

Destiny

Rhumbalina

Dance Of The Blue Marionettes

Melody And Rhythm: Zing! Went The Strings Of My Herat/Charmaine/The Hola Hoop Song/Its All In the Game/More Than Ever/Dance Everyone, Dance

‘White Horse Inn’ Selection

Signature Tunes: Estrellita

Originally broadcast on 6th November 1958. Recording taken from the DMC Collection.