Episode 457 – The Rustle Of Spring

Theres an air of spring about – well at least there is on this weeks show!

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Music Played

Spring, Spring, SpringMark LaflinSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
TOEnc Recording2016
The Last SpringDavid GrayDennis Unk Residence, Erie PA

3/21 Wurlitzer
Dennis Unks2017
On A Spring NoteJohn AtwellCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/25 Wurlitzer
JAmusic (JAM103)1995
It Might As Well Be SpringMichael WooldridgeNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer
Merlin Productions2012
The Rustle Of SpringReginald FoortFoort Touring Organ

5/27 Möller
Piping Hot (PH2006)2000
Sweeden In SpringtimeGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Private Recording (H.R Hart Collection)
Spring Is HereBuddy ColeBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton
Warner Bros. Records (WS 1533)1963
Spring FeverGeorge WrightHollywood Philharmonic Organ at George Wright Residence, Hollywood

4/28 Wurlitzer
BANDA CD (DIDX 3322)1988

Episode 451 – It’s Shaw, for Sure

On this week’s show John Leeming focuses on that excellent organist of days gone by, Gerald Shaw.

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Music Played

Rio ChambiraGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Concert Recording (CR-S033)1968
Lullaby Of BirdlandGerald ShawRegal/Odeon Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie
Carwall (CWR85)1964
Parade Of The Tin SoldiersGerald ShawTrocadero, Elephant & Castle

4/21 Wurlitzer
Private recording (COS Archive)1958
Spinning WheelGerald ShawParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 220)1973
I Know WhyGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Deroy Records (Deroy 929)1967
Le Cygne (The Swan)/I Only Have Eyes For YouGerald ShawThe Plough, Great Munden

3/10 Compton
MJB Recording and Transcription Service (BEV SLP 1322)1969
A Song Of HomeGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Concert Recording (CR-0017)1968
The Ocarina/It’s A Lovely Day TodayGerald ShawRegal/Odeon Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie
Private recording (COS Archive)1954
Sentimental JourneyGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Carwall (CWR103)1964

Episode 447 – 50-50

On this week’s show John Leeming stages a 50-50 show with an even distribution of pipes and electronics!

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Music Played

Back Bay ShuffleLyn LarsenSanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
Hopeful Heart Inc (HHP-203)2005
These Foolish ThingsKeith BeckinghamHammond spinetHammond Organ Co (LYN 565)c1965
Blue MoonDavid LoweNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/12 Wurlitzer
John Leeming Collection1991
Keep Your Sunny Side UpHarry Farmer’s Rhythm EnsembleHammondDecca Records (DFE 6219)c1955
Bei mir bist Du schönKlaus Wunderlich & Herbert DeuringerHammond & Accordion Bell Records (BLR 89 104)2001
PrimeroGerald ShawTrocadero, Elephant & Castle

4/21 Wurlitzer
Private recording (COS Archive)1958
Have You Met Miss Jones?Philip LeaderHammond SK2Phil Leader recording2021
Oh By JingoRon RhodeRialto Square Theatre, Joliet IL

4/27 Barton
JATOE Records2001
The Sound of MusicSteve VincentYamaha Stagea & Paramount 450Steve Vincent Recordings2022

Episode 441 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Seasons Greetings

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with some seasonal favourites.

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Music Played

Ballet of the BellsNigel Ogden Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 210)1994
The Fairy on the Christmas TreeNigel Ogden Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 210)1994
Swinging Sleigh Ride/Snow CoachNigel Ogden Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 210)1994
Unto Us a Boy Is BornNigel Ogden Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive
“White Horse Inn” SelectionHorace FinchEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1960
Tyrolean HolidayGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Nostalgia Direct (AZCD214)2011
A Christmas FantasyJonathan ScottBridgewater Hall, Manchester

4m Marcussen
Scott Brothers Duo (SBDRCD010)2016

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 422 – Signature

On this week’s show Damon takes a look at the composing organist and his works!

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Music Played

Our Squadron LeaderNigel OgdenTown Hall Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS248)2000
Tango: Tower Ballroom TangoPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD50)1992
Unfinished DreamLyn LarsenThe Organ Loft, Salt Lake City UT

5/34 Wurlitzer
P.I.P.E. RECORDS (PRS-01)1974
JarvisMark HermanEmbassy Theatre, Fort Wayne IN

4/16 Page
Embassy Theatre Foundation Inc2018
The Mighty WurlitzerAndrew FennerOdeon Hammersmith

4/15 Compton
KPM Music ‎(KPM 1149)1975
Bubble CarTelecast Orchestra & Charles WilliamsOrchestraGuild Music (GLCD 5201)2013
Serenade To MarianneJoseph SealBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
ER Hart Collection1962
Southern SambaDudley SavageRoyal/ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Perfect Partner Records (PP001CD)2008
After The MoviesGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
ER Hart Collection1963
Home In A HurryBobby PaganGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
ER Hart Collection1963

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 412 – Vintage Vinyl

On this week’s show John Leeming ventures into his vintage vinyl record collection and pulls out a selection of tracks from LP’s he’s not played for some time!

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Music Played

Let’s Break The Good NewsThe Organ, The Dance Band And Me (Robinson Cleaver)Abbey Road EMI Studios

3/9 Compton
EMI World Records (SH504)1886
I’ll Take RomanceTom SheenRichard Loderhouse Studio NY

4/38 Wurlitzer
Renwick Records
(MO8P-0175)
1961
On A Little Balcony In SpainJim RiggsGrand Lake Theatre, Oakland CA

3/13 Wurlitzer Hybrid
Jim Riggs (WRA1-165)1985
StardustGeorge WrightParamount New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer
King Records (265-3)1958
Sweet SueGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Carwal Records (CAR-103)1964
You Light Up My LifeCharlie BaloghRoaring 20s Pizza, Grand Rapids, MI

3/38 Wurlitzer
Ronson Records (RT 102)c1979
Bumble BoogieNeil JensenDendy Theatre, Brighton, Vic. Australia

3/15 Wurlitzer
Keymedia Productions1983
Some Day I’ll Find You/I’ll See You AgainErnest BroadbentParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 235)1973
That’s A PlentyNoel BriggsGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 225)c1971

Episode 219 – Shaw Favourites

On this week’s show we have raided the archive and bring to you another classic broadcast. This time played by that Duchess Master – Gerald Shaw.  Gerald was very much associated with the beautiful 5 manual Compton in the Odeon Leicester Square and that is where this broadcast is being played from. So sit back as Gerald plays in his own imitable style!

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Music played

A Song Of Home

Brazil

By A Sleepy Lagoon

Whisky Galore

Donkey Serenade

El Cabalo

Horses Box

Thanks For The Memory

How Do You Do It?

The Happy Whistler

Spanish Gypsy Dance

A Song Of Home

Originally broadcast on an unknown date – probably early 60’s. Recording taken from the DMC Collection.