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 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)
1932
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 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 401 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Ladies Day

Monday was International Women’s Day so, on this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with music from three of the most prolific female broadcasters of days gone by.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
a) Hora Staccato
b) St. Louis Blues/Big Spender
Ena BagaGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967
a) Peanuts/Tico Tico
b) Coquette
Florence De JongNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1979
a) Theme From ‘Exodus’
b) Selection from “Call Me Madam”
Doreen Chadwick Paramount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967
a) Marching String
b) What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For/Starry-Eyed/What Do You Want?/Waltzing Matilda
Ena BagaBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1959

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.