Episode 327 – Winners All

On this week’s show John Leeming delves into prize winners of the past and present most of who have won the American Theatre Organ Societies London & South Of England Chapters Young Organist Of The Year Competition.

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Shiny StockingsStephen VincentParamount 450 VTPO + EL90 Private recording2019
Take the A-TrainMichael WooldridgeRegal Edmonton

4/15 Christie
COS Tapes (COS106)1984
DaybreakSimon GledhillMaternity Hospital, Marston Green

3/10 Compton
COS Tapes (COS 102)1983
Ticket to RideJohn BarlowDale Hall Hampsthwaite

3/8 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS110)1985
What I Did for LoveCarolyn RiddickThorngate Halls, Gosport

3/13 Compton
COS Tapes (COS108)1985
Stage CoachGeoff SolmanAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS117)1989
Mink and PearlsIain FlitcroftGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS113)1988
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley SquareAaron HawthorneAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
Private recording2020

Episode 322 – More Musical Memories

On this week’s show John Leeming continues recalling his musical memories with a few surprises on the way. John also pays tribute to organist Charles McNicol and composer Jerry Herman.

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Ain’t We Got FunGeorge WrightRialto Theatre, South Pasadena, CA

2/10 Wurlitzer
Dot Records (DLP-3712)1966
Deep PurpleDudley SavageRoyal/ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Private recording1967
PerfidiaLen RawleParamount/Odeon, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 245)1971
Easy Come, Easy GoHector OliveraFox Theatre, Atlanta GA

4/42 Möller
Eagle Associates Recording (EAR-10285)1980
Basin Street BluesDavid WilliamsGranada, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie
Private recording1981
Pedro the FishermanJohn AbsonThe Plough, Great Munden

4/11 Compton
Private recordingc1978
Tea for TwoCharles McNicolGranada, Bedford

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private recording1967
I’ve Got the World on a StringCharles McNicolRegent, Stotfold

3/13 Christie
Private recording1979
If He Walked into My LifeSimon GledhillTroxy, London

4/25 Wurlitzer
Private recording2020

Episode 314 – LIVE! From London

On this week’s show John Leeming LIVE – well almost. We are guests of the Cinema Organ Society this week as part of their regular Music & Picture evenings and John took to the microphones in front of a live audience! So sit back as John takes us down his memory lane and how his interest in the organ developed.

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
YoursSandy MacphersonBBC Theatre Organ No.2

5/27 Möller
Word Records (SH385)1980
Knightsbridge MarchReginald DixonTower Ballroom Blackpoool

2/10 Wurlitzer
Regal-Zonophone (MR1309)1934
Smart and CharmingGerhard Gregor‘Strato Organ’

Hammond
Polydor Records (46034)1958
Orgel RiffKlaus WunderlichHammond OrganBell Records (BLR89086)1999
The Flying ScotsmanSidney TorchGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Doric Records (DO(S)1211)c1971
Mood IndigoJohn SengSt Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein

4/19 Wurlitzer-plus
Pipe Organ Presentations (POP113)2005
Estrellita/MistyCharles SmittonOdeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Private recording1967
Somewhere Over the RainbowAndrew GilbertGranada Walthamstow

3/12 Christie
Private recording1979
Sophisticated LadyCharlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises, Inc (ERB110)2000

Episode 309 – Down the Hatch!

On this week’s show John Leeming is back in his loft with a selection of gems from the past. So pour yourself a glass of your favourite organic drink as we say down the (loft) hatch!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
The World Is Waiting for the SunriseHorace FinchOpera House, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Private recording1957
Give Me the Simple Life Bryan RodwellBBC Playhouse, Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Private recording1981
Doll DanceG.T. PattmanAstoria Finsbury Park

3/12 Compton
Columbia Records (4649)1930
March of the ToysDonald ThorneGranada, Willesden

3/9 Christie
Decca Records (F-6848)c1935
Skylark/Georgia on My MindStanley WyllieGranada, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie
Private recording1990
Masquerade (Loeb)Alex TaylorGranada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
Decca Records (F-3257)1932
Hot Dog RagThe ClaviolinesDecca studio Decca Records (F-10076)c1954
I Got It Bad and That Ain’t GoodTom HazletonDolby House, Holbeach

3/9 Compton-plus
Private recording1987
Philanderer/Happy Days Are Here AgainJack HelyerBBC Jubilee Chapel, Hoxton

5/27 Möller
Private recording1957

Episode 305 – Organically Inclusive

On this week’s show John Leeming its taking a look at the mighty organ with Cornet, Piano, Band, Technics, Accordion, Yamaha and much more!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
I Couldn’t Sleep a Wink Last NightJohn Seng, Bobby Hackett (cornet)Loderhose Studio

4/36 Wurlitzer
Good Music Co. (A-26656)1995
Keep Your Sunny Side Up Harry Farmer EnsembleDecca recording studio

Hammond, Piano & Rhythm
Decca (DFE-6219)c1957
My Persian RosebudQuentin Maclean & Jack Hylton bandPavilion, Shepherds Bush

4/17 Compton
HMV (B5391)1927
My Silent LoveJim Roseveare & Peter Mintun (piano)Paramount, Oakland

4/27 Wurlitzer
Premier Recordings (PRCD-1060)1997
Night HawkBrian SharpBBC Playhouse, Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer & Technics Pro 90
Private recording1992
Dizzy FingersSidney Bright Music (?)BBC recording studio

Novachord, Hammond, Accordion
Private recording1965
I Go to RioRob RichardsSenate, Detroit

4/36 Wurlitzer & Yamaha FX-20
Rob Richards (RR1001CD)1995
Music, Music, MusicThe Three Suns with Alfredo MendezParamout, New York (probably)

4/36 Wurlitzer
RCA Victor (LPM-1543)c1957
I Should Have Known You Years AgoRobin Richmond & Julie Dawn (Vocal)Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Private recording1975

Episode 301 – Vinyl Ventures

On this week’s show John Leeming ventures into the word of vinyl. Theres familiar favourites and some unusual finds, so sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the cinema organ!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Standing on the CornerWilliam DaviesGranada, Kingston-upon-Thames

3/10 Wurlitzer
Music for Pleasure (MFP 50118)1974
 Ain’t Misbehavin’ Bryan RodwellGranada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
Ventures in Sound (VIS B-3)c1957
Lullaby of the LeavesDan BellomyOrgan Grinder, Portland, Oregon

4/44 Wurlitzer
Power Pipes (BP 101)c1983
Piccolo PeteDel CastilloWiltern Theatre, Los Angeles

4/37 Kimball
Concert Recording (CR-0028)c1968
My Melody of LoveDonn ClaytonCapn’s Galley Pizza, Seattle

3/17 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-0140)c1980
There’s a Blue Ridge Round My Heart, VirginiaRon CurtisDavenport Theatre, Stockport

3/7 Compton
Crystal (CRY 3017)1968
JulieTerence CaseyRitz, Belfast

4/10 Compton
Deroy (1243)1975
LauraRay BohrParamout, New York (probably)

4/36 Wurlitzer
RCA Victor  (LPM-1306)1956

Episode 300 – TOENC @ 300

On this week’s show we celebrate 300 shows with a bumper programme lasting a full hour. We throw spotlight on the archives, Hammond Electronic and up-to-date sounds! The show also features a rare chat between Damon, Nigel & John.

Here’s to the next 300!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Happy Days Are Here AgainDamon CoxBarry Earl Residence, Leighton Buzzard

3/15 Wurlitzer
Damon Cox Archive2019
Tiger RagReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Damon Cox Archive1958
‘Top Of The Bill’ SelectionReginald Porter-BrownRitz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer
Damon Cox Archive1965
Dance Of The Blue MarionettesGerald ShawRegal/Odeon Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie
Damon Cox Archive1951
The Hedge HopperThe Music Of Jerry Allen & His TrioHammond ElectronicRex Recordings – Highnote Ltd2010
Rain ShadowsBryan Rodwell & BBC Big BandBig Band & Hammond Electronic Private Recording (Tim Wills)1983
Rio ChambiraDavid LoweStreatham Ice Rink

Hammond C3 
COS Tapes (COS104)1984
Coffee In The Morning And Kisses At Night/Through The Courtesy Of Love/Let’s Fall In Love Nigel OgdenSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
COS Tapes (COS114)1988
I Cover The WaterfrontLen RawleMusical Museum, Brentford

3/12 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2018D)2000
Alone Again, NaturallyMark LaflinNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer
Laflin Productions (ML001)2012
Cha Cha Cha: Mangos/Swinging Down The LanePhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD108)2001
My Old FlameChris McPheeCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD003)1999
You Don’t Like It – Not MuchJim RiggsBarton TBC1991
I Concentrate on YouSimon Gledhill Century II Wichita

4/38 Wurlitzer
Wichita Theatre Organ Inc (WTOS438)2009
My Heart Belongs To Daddy/Lets Do It/Let’s Misbehave Robert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 17)2011

Episode 296 – Airing for the Archives

On this week’s show John Leeming is in his archives with a mixed back of British and continental sounds for you to enjoy this week. Featuring Compton, Hammond and Wurlitzer there is something for all!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
CuteBryan RodwellChingford Organs, Finchley

Hammond & Rhythm
The Organist Encores (TOENC001)2019
Red Sails in the SunsetBernard DrukkerTesselschade Church, Hilversum

5/27 Möller
Private recording1967
‘Simple Music’ sig tuneJo Budie, Fred Roosendaal & Eddy de Jong Radio Studio, Hilversum

Hammond combo
Private recording1961
Final show extractsBobby PaganPalladium, Copenhagen

3/7 Wurlitzer
HMV (X.6330)1939
Jolly BobBobby PaganPalladium, Copenhagen

3/7 Wurlitzer
HMV (X.6134)1938
On the Sunny Side of the Street/Sunrise Serenade Ken StroudWyton House, Huntingdon

4/15 Compton
Private recording1994
Glasgow FairGerald ShawOdeon, Leicester Square

5/17 Compton
Private recording1966
‘Memory Corner’ medleyStanley WyllieRitz, Belfast

4/10 Compton
Private recording1954
J’AttendraiDudley SavageRoyal/ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Private recording60’s
Getting Sentimental over YouStanley TudorGaumont, Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private recording1965
Fascinating RhythmStanley WyllieRitz, Belfast

4/10 Compton
Private recording1954

Episode 292 – Music from the Midlands

On this week’s show John Leeming is recalling the Cinema Organ Society’s 2018 Midlands & Wales and Wales convention. We visit the Fentham Hall Compton, Burton-On-Trent Wurlitzer, Buttermarket Wurlitzer and Tywyn Wurlitzer with contrasting range of styles from the performers!

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Music played 

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Goody GoodyDavid GrayButtermarket Shrewsbury

3/10 Wurlitzer
Private Recording2018
All The Things You Are Jonathan EyreFentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton
Private Recording2018
The Joint Is Jumpin’Keith EvansFentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton
Private Recording2018
For YouNicholas MartinTown Hall Burton-on-Trent

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording2018
Autumn Leaves/Lullaby Of The LeavesDavid LoweNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer
Private Recording2018
Rosamund/Fairy FrolicDavid ShepherdFentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton
Private Recording2018
Moonlight Serenade/Chatanooga Choo-Choo/In The Mood Andrew Nix & Tony StaceFentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton & Yamaha HX1
Private Recording2018
Fly Me To The MoonAdam EvansNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer
Private Recording2018
Nights Of GladnessRichard HillsFentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton
Private Recording2018

The producer would like to thank the following people; Mike Carter, Damon Willetts & The Midlands and Wales District of the Cinema Organ Society, John Smallwood, Cameron Lloyd & members of the Shropshire Theatre Organ Trust and finally Michael Thompson and the crew at Burton Town Hall.

Episode 287 – Star Spangled

On this week’s show John Leeming is visiting the states – specifically Los Angeles, where he’s recapping last years American Theatre Organ Society’s annual convention. Damon also pays tribute to Timothy Duckworth.

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Summer Me, Winter MeDan BellomyParamount, Brooklyn

4/26 Wurlitzer
Cambria Recordings (Cambria CD1108)1987
Another Openin’ Another Show Dave WickerhamWilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles

3/13 Barton
ATOS (LA2018)2018
SerenataPierre FracalanzaTrousdale Castle, Los Angeles

3/26 Hybrid
ATOS (LA2018)2018
Jeepers CreepersAlex JonesBarnum Hall, Santa Monica

3/19 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018
Cuban PeteJustin LaVoieWhittier High School, Los Angeles

4/26 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018
Wake Up and LiveChris ElliottFounder’s Church, Los Angeles

4/31 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018
The Flat Foot FloogieDavid GrayEl Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles

4/36 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018
Moon RiverMark HermanNathan Barr Studio, Los Angeles

3/19 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018
Good NewsJelani EddingtonOld Town Music Hall, El Secundo

4/27 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018
Mack the KnifePhil KelsallMission Playhouse, San Gabriel

3/17 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018
Auf Wiedersehen/I’ll See You Again Ron RhodeOld Town Music Hall, El Secundo

4/27 Wurlitzer
ATOS (LA2018)2018