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 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 395 – A Live Show

On this week’s show John Leeming takes us back in time with recordings from many live performances of the past! Tracks you won’t have heard before…unless you were there of course!

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Music Played

The Skaters’ WaltzJohn MannGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Tea For Two/HallelujahBobby PaganGranada Kingston, London

3c/10 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1976
A Walk In The Black ForestReginald Porter-BrownGuildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)
Private Recording1973
June Night On Marlow ReachIain FlitcroftEMD/Granada Walthamstow, London

3/12 Christie
Private Recording1999
Begin The BeguineGeorge BlackmoreSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1989
That’s EntertainmentHans NottrotPassage Theatre Schidam

3/10 Standaart
Private Recording1981
When You’re Counting The Stars AloneJeff BarkerSilver Jubilee Club, West Hallam

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1975
All Or Nothing At AllJackie BrownGranada, Greenford

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1963
Stomping At The SavoyJim RiggsFox Detroit MI

4/36 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1995

Episode 393 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Clayhall

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back with a special focusing on the 3 manual Compton currently installed in St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall. Included is a rare edition of Midland Console featuring the organ in its original home.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
‘Bless The Bride SelectionNigel OgdenSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992
Midland Console
a) Cock O’ The North
b) Dolls On Parade
c) Tango (Albeniz)
d) Rhumbalina
e) Memories Of The Ballet
f) Cock O’ The North
George BlackmoreRitz, Nuneaton

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1958
Sophistication WaltzStanley WyllieSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992
Cavalcade Of Martial SongsDudley SavageSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992

Episode 383 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Distant Airwaves

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden back with music from the airwaves, or at-least they were in the distant past! Gems on this show include contributions from George Blackmore, Reginald Dixon, Harold Nash, Charles Smart and more!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
El CicadaStanley Wyllie Ritz Belfast

4c/10 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1958
CalcuttaGeorge BlackmoreEmpire Leicester Square, London

4/20 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1960
You Were Meant For Me/Manhattan/You Can’t Stop Me From DreamingReginald DixonBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1975
Ballet Selection: Can Can (Rossini)/Waltz From ‘Coppelia’/Finale From ‘Dance Of The Hours’Ernest BraodbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool


3/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1975
Popgun PatrolBryan RodwellGaumont Coventry

3c/9 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1960
Dizzy FingersCharles SmartBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1958
Let Yourself Go/???Harold SmartBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1965
The Wing CommanderHarold NashBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1956

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

Episode 206 – Farewell to the Troc

Tonight we take you back (almost) exactly 57 years to the Trocadero Elephant & Castle for a program of highlights from the closing concert. The 40 minutes of music is all presented by Alex Cambell-Gifford. So sit back and relax and bask in the sounds of of the Troc Wurlitzer as it was in the cinema. It’s with thanks to the Cinema Organ Society that this Wurlitzer is now installed in the Troxy and is one of the finest examples of a Wurlitzer in the world.

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Music played

Jackie Brown – Knocked ‘Em In The Old Kent Road

Bobby Pagan –  The Lady Is A Tramp/With A Smile And A Song

Sidney Gustard – Classical Selection

Robin Richmond – Try A Little Tenderness/Nice Work If You Can Get It

Dennis Mathew – Idaho/Chanson De Matin

George Blackmore – Spanish Gypsy Dance/Little Serenade

Jackie Brown – The Waltz From Masquerade/Body And Soul/Chloe

George Blackmore – The Lost Chord

Jackie Brown – Knocked ‘Em In The Old Kent Road

Recorded 6th November 1960 and presented by Alex Cambell-Gifford. Thanks to John Leeming and the Cinema Organs Societies Archive for their help and permission to this.