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 291 – Mann and his Music

On this weeks show we throw our star organist slot over to John Mann who today (Thursday 20th) Is celebrating his big 80th Birthday! Although John has now retired from the concert circuit, he still is busy with music in his life. Tonight we feature an hour long show with music and birthday messages from Johns friends!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
With Sword And LanceJohn MannTony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/9 Christie
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 1004)1976
The Windows Of Paris/I’m Getting Sentimental Over You/Parade Of The Tin Soldiers John MannGranada Sutton

3/10 Compton
Private Recording1966
DestinyJohn Mann & Sarah BryantTown Hall Portslade

3/18 Compton
Private Recording2015
Fascinating Rhythm/I Cant Give You Anything But Love/You Were Meant For Me/Singing In The Rain John MannTown Hall Portslade

3/18 Compton
Private Recording2016
Sunshine Medley: Powder Your Face With Sunshine/Keep Your Sunny Side Up/You Are My Sunshine/Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/The Sun Has Got His Hat On/The Sunsihe Of Your Smile/On The Sunny Side Of The Street/Painting The Clouds/We’ll All Go Riding On A Rainbow John MannDome Brighton

4/41 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’
Private Recording2016
In A Clock StoreJohn MannFolly Farm Zoo, Begelly, Kilgetty, Wales

4/14 Wurlitzer
Compton Lodge Studios (CLS-CD1001)2010
The Skaters WaltzJohn MannPaul Kirner’s Music Palace, Ynyshir, Wales

4/15 Christie
Compton Lodge Studios (CLS-CD1022)2017
Some Enchanted Evening/I,Yi,Yi,Yi,Yi(Like You Very Much)/Tico Tico/Ani’t You Got No Home’s To Go Too John MannWinter Gardens Eastbourne

Eminent Grand 2000
Private Recording2016

Episode 194 – Summer send off from the Music Mann

On this weeks show we will be playing highlights from John Mann’s final summer show at the Eastbourne Winter Gardens. John, for the last 36 years, has being performing his one man summer shows on his trusty Eminent Grand Theatre 2000 and Grand piano. It’s a typical John Mann show but there are a few surprises along the way!

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Music played

Sussex By The Sea

Old Comrades

Some Enchanted Evening

Famous Dances: The Striper/The Charleston/Skaters Waltz/In The Mood

Clair De Lune

Russ Conway Selection: Side Saddle/China Tea

Moonlight Fiesta/Tico Tico/Sussex By The Sea

Ani’t You Got No Home’s To Go Too

All tracks played by John Mann on the Eminent Grand Theatre 200 and Grand Piano in the Winter gardens, Eastbourne. Recorded by Damon Cox on a Zoom H2N.

Episode 155 – Portslade: The Final Curtain

On this weeks show we say farewell to the mighty Portslade Compton/Christie. John Mann has the honours of playing the last concert on the organ in its current home and although it was sad that the organ would not sing out again in the hall, a new home has been found up the road at Ditchling on a farm no less! David Houlgate and his team deserve a massive hand for installing and maintaining this organ which has been playing in the hall for the last 28 years!

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Music played

Happy Days Are Here Again

60’s Selection: Happy Heart/Save Your Kisses For Me/Downtown/There’s A Kind Of Hush/I Only Wanna Be With You

Ivor Novello Selection: Lorelei/We’ll Gather Lilacs/Keep The Home Fires Burning/Take Your Girl/Love Is My Reason/Leap Year Waltz/Some Day My Heart Will Awake/Rose Of England

In A Monastery Garden

Singing In The Rain Selection: You Are My Lucky Star/All I Do is Dream Of You/Should I?/Would You?/Good Morning/Temptation/Fascinating Rhythm/I Cant Give You Anything But Love/You Were Meant For Me/Singing In The Rain

Sussex By The Sea

All tacks played by John Mann. Recorded by Damon on a Zoom H2N. A big thank you to John for letting us record! Also thanks to David Houlgate for keeping the organ in tip top condition.

Episode 104 – John Mann At Portslade

John Mann Entertains from Portslade this week, as the team present a programme of edited highlights from his recent concert at the Compton/Christie. This show also includes a trip back to the late 60’s with a  track of John at the Granada Harrow.

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Music played

Sussex By The Sea- DMCD Recording

Imperial Echoes- Private Recording

Ave Maria- DMCD Recording

Powder Your Face With Sunshine/Mr Sandman/Happy Wanderer/Margie/Oh! When The Saints- DMCD Recording

Unforgettable/That Old Feeling- DMCD Recording

‘Leroy Anderson’ Selection: Sleigh Ride/Forgotten Dreams/The Typewriter/The Waltzing Cat/Blue Tango/Belle Of The Ball- DMCD Recording

Recorded on an Zoom H2N