Episode 464 – Elizabethan Serenade

On this week’s show John Leeming has been looking through the Radio Times in March and April 1952 to see what people were listening to in theatre organ broadcasts at the time of the Queen’s accession to the throne.

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Music Played

Legend of the Glass Mountain Robinson CleaverGranada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
President Records (PLCD544)1996
On a Spring Note David GraySanfilippo Foundation Collection

5/80 Wurlitzer
David Gray Records (DG0001)2018
September in the Rain
Robert WolfeOrion Centre, Campsie

3/17 Wurlitzer
Music Digital (CD6021)1996
September in the Rain
Reginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Sterndale Records (STE3101)2001
Montmartre David ShepherdOdeon, Leicester Square, London

5/17 Compton
John Leeming collection (BBC)1981
Leicester Square Looks Round John HowlettOdeon, Leicester Square, London

5/17 Compton
John Howlett collection (BBC)1965
Looking Around Simon Gledhill & Richard HillsDavid Shepherd Residence, Holbeach

4/22 Compton-plus
John Leeming YouTube2014
Belle of the Ball Stanley WyllieGranada, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie
John Leeming collection1986
Dance of the Three Old Maids John MannSouth Bank University

4/24 Wurlitzer
Odin Music (ODC012)c1989
Dance of an Ostracised ImpReginald Dixon Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Damon Cox Records (DMCD03)2016
Memories of You Eric LordOdeon, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
LTOT Records (LTOT9510)1995

Episode 453 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Round About Regent Street

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive throwing spotlight on the New Gallery, Regent Street Wurlitzer.

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Music Played

Petite MarchDavid ShepherdNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS120)1991
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes/Marigold Ena BagaNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1983
Passing Thoughts/DianeFlorence De JongNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1983
Summertime/One Fine DayEna BagaNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1983
The ButterflyFlorence De JongNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1983
Lar RositaFlorence De JongNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
Music & Memories (MMD 1116)2000
Warsaw ConcertoEna Baga/Florence De JongNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
BBC Records (REC 110M)1971

Episode 437 – By The Fireside

The music of Ray Noble is the sole feature on this show. This great British Bandleader gave us hits like Cherokee, The Very Thought Of You, Love Is The Sweetest Thing and more!

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Music Played

CherokeeMark HermanEmbassy Theatre, Fort Wayne IN

4/16 Page
Mark Herman Production LLC (MH-1001)2006
The Very Thought Of YouBarry BakerRon Wehmeier Residence, Cincinnati, OH

4/33 Wurlitzer
BLB Production (BLBP-1401)1990
Love Is The Sweetest ThingDudley SavageMere Farm, Haughley, Stowmarket, Suffolk

3/8 Compton
Dudley Savage
I Hadn’t Anyone Till YouKeith BeckinghamSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS229)1997
The Touch Of Your LipsTrevor BolshawWyvern Touring Organ

3m 120 Speaking Stops
Raymer Sound (RSCD212)2010
Love Locked OutTom HazletonCap’ns Galley Pizza Parlour, Redwood City CA

4/18 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-0117)
Why The Stars Come Out At NightDavid ShepherdRex Stratford

2/7 Wurlitzer
Deroy Records (Deroy 1154)1974
By The FiresideJim RoseveareWiltern Theatre Los Angeles CA

4/37 Kimball
Cambria Master Recordings (CD1040)1996
Goodnight SweetheartRobinson CleaverBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Private Recording – E.R Hart Collection

Episode 434 – Melotone Magic

On this week’s show John Leeming has an all Compton show – specifically featuring Comptons with a Melotone Unit.

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Music Played

Happy Days Are Here AgainUnknownUnknownTheatre Projects Sound Libraryc1960
Love Walked InRon CurtisGrays State Theatre

3/6 Compton
Dene Records (DKA9242)1992
WaveDavid ShepherdThe Plough, Great Munden

3/11 Compton
Tonawanda Sound (TWS1001)1974
We’re in the Money/I’ve Got to Sing a Torch SongGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5/17 Compton
COS Archives (BBC)1966
In the Still of the Night Sidney TorchEMI Studio No 1, London

3/8 Compton
Columbia Records (FB1932)1938
Harlem NocturneSimon GledhillSt John Vianney, Clayhall

3/6 Compton
Private recording (JL)2007
Once in a While Al BollingtonParamount, Tottenham Ct Rd

4/10 Compton
Pavilion Records (PAST CD 7052)1994
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Trevor WillettsLyric, Wellingborough

2/5 Compton
Emporio Records (EMPRCD560)1995
I’ll Be Around/Ça C’est Paris Stanley WyllieRitz, Belfast

4/10 Compton
COS Tapes (COS122)1995
Moonlight Becomes YouDudley SavageABC, Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Perfect Partners (PP001CD)2008

Episode 429 – Time for John’s Archive!

On this week’s show John Leeming has chosen tracks from the archive – simple as that!

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Music Played

The Boogie-Woogie Bugle BoyLew WilliamsOrgan Stop, Mesa

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises (ERB111)2000
Holiday for StringsJackie BrownTroxy, Stepney

3/10 Wurlitzer
COS Archives (Geoff Day)c1960
Tonight’s the Night/When I Take My Sugar to TeaJoseph SealRitz, Belfast

4c/10 Compton
COS Archives (BBC)c1950
Londonderry AirKeith BeckinghamGranada, Clapham Junction

3/8 Wurlitzer
COS Archives (Geoff Day)c1970
Plantation PicnicGerald ShawRegal, Marble Arch

4/36 Christie
JL Collection (BBC)1954
Revolt of the Yes MenDavid ShepherdDolby House, Holbeach

4/22 Compton-plus
Private recording (JL)2019
She’s Funny That WayRobin RichmondGranada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
J Buckland (BBC)1981
Little Serenade (Ferrio)George BlackmoreTrocadero, Elephant & Castle

4/21 Wurlitzer
JL Collection (Alex Campbell Gifford)1960
I Got RhythmWilliam DaviesGranada, Clapham Junction

3/8 Wurlitzer
COS Archive (Harry Jupp)1967
Getting Sentimental over YouEric LordOdeon, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
COS Archive (BBC)1962

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 380 – Christie Showcase

On this weeks show John Leeming throws a spotlight on Christie organs. They were built by Hill, Norman & Beard and have a reputation for being quite quirky!

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Music Played

TangerineVic HammettRegal Edmonton

4/15 Christie
Private Recording1963
Little Red MonkeyJohn MannTony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/9 Christie
Grosvenor Records (GRS1114)1981
Around The Marble Arch/Cuckoo In The NestGeorge BlackmoreRegal/Odeon Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie
Private Recording1964
To A Wild RoseByron JonesAstra Theatre, Llandudno

3/8 Christie
Grosvenor Records (GRS1169)1985
Five Foot Two (Eyes Of Blue)Frank Fowlerex. Servicemen’s Club, Stotfold

3/10 Christie
John Christie Ltd (3003)1981
Dainty MissDavid ShepherdRegal Eastleigh

3c/8 Christie
Private Recording1977
12th Street RagNoel BriggsRegal Edmonton

4/15 Christie
Private Recording1973
A Kiss In The DarkWalt StronyEMD/Granada Walthamstow, London

3/12 Christie
Private Recording1084
Rhapsody In BlueGeorges Ghestem & Georges Tzipine OrchestraGaumont Palace, Paris

4/15 Christie
Editions Hortus (Hortus 160)2020