Episode 378 – Autumn In Oxford

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back in his broadcast archive with some more autumnal tunes and a rare recording of ‘Midland Console’ featuring Peter Kilby at the Ritz, Ofxord!

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Music Played

Autumn Leaves/Autumn ConcertoErnest BroadbentEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1969
Midland Console Programme:
a) Mexican Hat Dance
b) September Serenade
c) Caribbean Dance
d) Wood Nymphs
e) Waltzing Matilda
f)Our Waltz
Sig Tune: By The Fireside
Peter KilbyRitz, Oxford

3/6 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1960
AutomneNigel OgdenTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 230)1998

Episode 371 – Farewell Mr Wurlitzer

On this weeks show we are remembering Ernest Broadbent. At the end of the 1976 season Ernest gave his last regular concert on the famous Tower Ballroom Wurlitzer and here from the archives is a recording of that concert.

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Music Played

For You

Marches From The Musicals: March Of The Grenadiers (from ‘The Love Parade)/The Mounties (from ‘Rose Marie’)/The Robbers March (from ‘Chu Chin Chow’)/Consider Yourself (from ‘Oliver’)

Sigmund Romberg Selection: When I Grow To Old To Dream/Drinking Song/Serenade/Softy As In A Morning Sunrise/Lover Come Back To Me/Auzuri’s Dance Of Triumph/Song Of The Brass Key/The Desert Song/The Riff Song/One Alone/Foreign Legion

The Green Leaves Of Summer

‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ Theme/Waltzs from ‘Gypsy Princess’/I Can Give You The Starlight/We’ll Gather Lilacs/Love Is My Reason/Rose Of England

Quickstep Medley: The Sheik Of Araby/Chinatown, My Chinatown/Tie A Yellow Ribbon/Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose?/We’ll All Go Riding On A Rainbow

Storm At Sea

My Blue Heaven/???/Where Do I Begin?/We’ll Meet Again

For You

All tracks played on the 3/14 Wurlitzer in the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool recorded late 1976. Original tape recorded by Brian Elliot. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 299 – Broadbent Broadcasts

It’s star organist time and we throw spotlight on Ernest Broadbent. Before he took over from Reginald Dixon, Ernest has played many fine cinema organs including the Dome, Brighton where he was resident. in 1956 the Tower Company offered him a job and by 1966 he was resident in the Empress Ballroom. On the 2nd November 1967 he broadcast his last and only solo programme from the Empress. Theres also some extra material on the end – tune in to find out!

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Music played

Signature Tune: For You

The Grenadiers March

Jerome Kern Selection: Dancing Time/The Folks Who Live On The Hill/I’ve Told Every Little Star/Why Do I Love You?/Who?/They Didn’t Believe Me

If I Were A Rich Man

Viva Mexico

Mary Poppins Selection: A Spoonful Of Sugar/Feed The Birds/Chim Chim Cher-ee/Lets Go Fly A Kite/Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Signature Tune: For You

BONUS: For You/Rondo Alla Turca/Exodus/El Cumbanchero/Roses Of Picardy/So Whats New?/Finale-Si J’Etais Roi

All tracks (Except bonus) played on the 3/13 Wurlitzer in the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool broadcast on the 02/22/67. Bonus material played on the 3/13 Wurlitzer in the BBC Playhouse Studios, Manchester broadcast on the 12/11/70. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition.