Episode 442 – White Christmas

This week Damon continues with more festive favourites which need no introduction!

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Music Played

Jingle BellsGeorge WrightRichard Vaughn Studio Organ, Hollywood CA

5/21 Wurlitzer
Hi-Fi Records (R-706)1955
White ChristmasReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Readers Digest (2-769-0-1)1968
Santa Claus Is Coming To TownTom HazletonNethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, Los Angeles CA

4/74 Wurlitzer
Klavier Records International Inc (KD-77030)2000
Have Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasJackie BrownGranada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-S070)1969
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!Eddie Dunstedter & The Jingle-Bells OrchestraGulbransen Theatre (Electronic) OrganMusic For Pleasure Ltd (MFP 1174)1965
Mele KalikimakaMark HermanNathan Barr Studio, Tarzana, Los Angeles CA

3/19 Wurlitzer
YouTube2020
The Christmas WaltzMark LaflinOrgan Theatre, St. Albans

3/6 Rutt
TOEnc Recording 2016
The Christmas SongRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 06)2002
Sleigh RidePhil KelsallThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Thursford Enterprises Ltd (TECD 27)1997

Episode 435 – Miller Magic

On this week’s show Damon features the music associated with Glenn Miller.

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Music Played

Chattanooga Choo ChooLen RawleTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 1000)1972
At LastPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD58)1993
String Of PearlsLew WilliamsOrgan Stop Pizza, Phoenix AZ

4/29 Wurlitzer
Organ Stop Pizza (OSP 106)1979
Tuxedo JunctionJackie BrownGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-SO58)
Serenade In BlueMichael Wooldridge & Jayden VicareyTroxy Stepney London

4/25 Wurlitzer
Private Recording2019
American PatrolDouglas ReeveDome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’
RCA International (INTS 1333)1971
Moonlight SerenadeBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions,Inc (WJVCD-105)1990
In The MoodWalt StronyVince & Pat Aveni Residence, Cleveland OH

4/60 Wurlitzer
Walt Strony2013

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 397 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Toot Toot Tooting!

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with a special focusing on the broadcast famous 4/14 Wurlitzer installed in the Granada (Now Buzz Bingo) Tooting!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
This Could Be The Start Of Something BigRobin RichmondGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1964
BrazilVic HammettGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1964
Nautical MedleyRobinson CleaverGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1966
Country GardensSandy MacPhersonGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1965
March From The VictorsNelson ElmsGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive
Girl From CorsicaKeith BeckinghamGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967
The Flying ScotsmanJackie BrownGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-SO58)
Mack The Knife/Poor People Of ParisRobin RichmondGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1964

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 321 – Jackie Brown Broadcasts

It’s star organist time and we throw spotlight on Jackie Brown. A great romantic stylist and known for his long selections of music often after leaping on the console with no rehearsal.  On the 4th April 1968 he broadcast his first and only solo programme from the Granada Tooting. Theres also some extra material on the end – tune in to find out!

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Music played

From This Moment On/The Song Is You

Great Day/Sing Hallelujah/More Than You Know/???

Waltz Time: Sweet September/Falling In Love With Love/Lover

Rhapsody In Blue/Among My Souvenirs/If I Had You/Autumn Leaves/Maria/Granada

Signature Tune: The Song Is You

BONUS: Ol’ Man River

All tracks (Except bonus) played on the 4/14 Wurlitzer in the Granada Tooting broadcast on the 04/04/68. Bonus material played on the 3/8 in the Ritz, Richmond played on the 30/05/66. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

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.