Episode 262 – Five Years of The Organist Encores

Its our fifth birthday bash on this special edition of The Organist Encores! Damon speaks to James Mclean about how the show started, he also interviews John Leeming and Nigel Ogden who between them present once a month. Finally Damon introduces the show’s new ‘Resident Organist’! Tune in and don’t miss out on our celebratory bash!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Happy Days Are Here AgainRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions2006
Somebody Stole My GalReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Decca Record Company (SPA 38)1969
Over The RainbowSimon GledhillFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust Production (LTOT961)1996
42nd StreetVic HammettGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Audicord (ACD 232)1980
My Funny ValentineJim RiggsParamount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer
RTR Productions Record (RTC103C)1989
Pink ChampagneNigel Ogden & John RoadhouseBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
NDO Production1988
Can’t Take That Away From MeMark LaflinHammond M100DMC Recording2018
The Trolley SongMark LaflinHammond M100DMC Recording2018
Happy Days Are Here AgainMark LaflinHammond M100 DMC Recording2018


Well we’ve done it! 200 shows – hard to believe. This week’s show takes us on a real bumper pack tour featuring some of the finest examples of Theatre Organ music. Not only do we have and hour of music but three presenters; James Mclean, John Leeming & Damon Cox who all bring their own styles and music choices to this special show. So sit back and enjoy and enjoy the music as we celebrate this milestone!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer/Powder Your Face With Sunshine/Keep Your Sunny Side UpPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14+G.P Wurlitzer
LauraDoreen ChadwickKitchen Bro’s Garage, Diss

3/19+U.P Wurlitzer
AudreyArnold LoxamParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording1968
Saturday Rag/My Very Good Friend The Milkman/Puttin’ On The RitzRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19+U.P Wurlitzer
Wolfe productions2001
A Brown Bird SingingJohn MannTrinity Arts Centre, Pudsey

3/8 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records1992
Singing In The BathtubDavid GrayDennis Unk Residence, Erie PA

3/21 Wurlitzer
Dennis Unk2017
Too Late NowDavid LoweNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/8 Wurlitzer
OS Digital1998
Look LivelyDavid ShepherdSouth Bank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
Private Recording c1989
Two Ballads (Tunes Unknown)Robin RichmondSouth Bank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
Private Recording 1998
High HealsRichard HillsAssembly Hall Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
Cinema Organ Society 2012
 She’s Funny That WayGeorge WrightRialto Theatre, South Pasadena, CA

2/14 Wurlitzer
 They All LaughedLyn LarsenSanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills, IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts1994
 Five Foot Two/Oh Lady Be Good/Varsity Drag/S’WonderfulLen RawleMemorial Hall, Barry, Wales

4/15 Christie
Tonawanda Sound c1990’s
 I Concentrate On YouSimon GledhillCentury II, Wichita

4/38 Wurlitzer
Wichita Theatre Organ Inc 2009
 That’s A-PlentyNoel BriggsGaumont, Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
 Acorn 1973