Episode 523 – Pipes and Plug-Ins

This week John Leeming features a combination pipes and electronics.

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Music Played

I’m in the Mood for LoveMichael WooldridgeParamount 332 VTPOMerlin Productions (MPCD 109)2011
Music, Music, MusicEddie RuhierLondon South Bank University

4/25 Wurlitzer
Private recording (Geoff Day)c1990
Eternally/Barwick Green/Out of the Blue/You Were Made for MeJohn BowreyStreatham Ice Rink

Hammond C3 + 2 x PR200 cabinets
Private recording (David Lowe)1964
SkylinerDavid LoweLondon South Bank University

4/24 Wurlitzer
Private recording (John Leeming)c1984
Moving SouthBryan Rodwell and the BBC Big BandBBC Pebble Mill Studio, Birmingham

Private recording (BBC/Tim Wills)
You Made Me Love YouJackie BrownGranada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
Organ of the Month Club1960s
Some Enchanted EveningJohn MannNDR Studio, Hamburg

3/29 Welte
Private recording (NDR/John Mann)2002
IllusionKlaus WunderlichHammond C3Bell Records (BLR 89 099)2001

Episode 472 – From two Continents

On this week’s show John Leeming focuses on organs in the US and continental Europe!

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Music Played

Jeepers CreepersSimon GledhillCollége Claparéde, Geneva

3/8 Wurlitzer
AAOCCC Geneva2017
It Looks Like Rain in Cherry Blossom LaneBuddy NolanEmbassy, Fort Wayne, IN

3/15 Page
Concert Recording (CR0071)c1970
CrazyJohn MannNDR Studio, Hamburg

3/21 Welte
Private Recording (John Mann)2002
Who?Kay McAbeeRobert Wheeler Residence, Lockport IL

3/15 Wicks
Concert Recording (CR0079)c1970
Swing AgainKlaus WunderlichHammond organBell Records (BLR89117)2010
Mr Anthony’s BoogieFlorian HutterSkalleblle Centret, Denmark

Wersi Atlantis
Florian Hutter Recordings2017
So RareDick SchrumCarl Greer Inn, Sacramento, CA

4/16 Robert Morton
Concert Recording (CR0119)c1971
Blue TwilightJohn GiacchiRialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL

4/27 Barton
JATOE Recordings2001
Bel Ami/Taking a Chance on LoveDudley SavageCompton House, Brey-on-Rhein

3/7 Compton
Dudley Savage Recordings (KINO1)1995
Dancing TambourineLyn LarsenSanfillipo Residence, Barrington Hills, IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
Hopeful Heart Recordings (HHP203)2001

Episode 464 – Elizabethan Serenade

On this week’s show John Leeming has been looking through the Radio Times in March and April 1952 to see what people were listening to in theatre organ broadcasts at the time of the Queen’s accession to the throne.

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Music Played

Legend of the Glass Mountain Robinson CleaverGranada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
President Records (PLCD544)1996
On a Spring Note David GraySanfilippo Foundation Collection

5/80 Wurlitzer
David Gray Records (DG0001)2018
September in the Rain
Robert WolfeOrion Centre, Campsie

3/17 Wurlitzer
Music Digital (CD6021)1996
September in the Rain
Reginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Sterndale Records (STE3101)2001
Montmartre David ShepherdOdeon, Leicester Square, London

5/17 Compton
John Leeming collection (BBC)1981
Leicester Square Looks Round John HowlettOdeon, Leicester Square, London

5/17 Compton
John Howlett collection (BBC)1965
Looking Around Simon Gledhill & Richard HillsDavid Shepherd Residence, Holbeach

4/22 Compton-plus
John Leeming YouTube2014
Belle of the Ball Stanley WyllieGranada, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie
John Leeming collection1986
Dance of the Three Old Maids John MannSouth Bank University

4/24 Wurlitzer
Odin Music (ODC012)c1989
Dance of an Ostracised ImpReginald Dixon Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Damon Cox Records (DMCD03)2016
Memories of You Eric LordOdeon, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
LTOT Records (LTOT9510)1995

Episode 463 – Animal

This week Damon takes you on a musical trip to the zoo!

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Music Played

Samba: The ParrotErnest BroadbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
One-UP/EMI (OU 2171)1977
Suite From The Carnival Of The Animals – The Elephant David Harris & Jelani EddingtonLittle River Studio, Miller, Whichita

3/19 Wurlitzer
RJE Productions2005
The Elephant’s TangoDouglas ReeveGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 255)1974
Little Red MonkeyJohn MannTony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/7 Christie
Grosvenor Records (GRS1114)1981
Monkey On A StringWalt StronyAuditorium Theatre, Rochester NY

4/22 Wurlitzer
ATOS 20192019
Penguin’s PlaytimeNigel OgdenFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS201)1993
FamingoJim RoseveareWiltern Theatre Los Angeles CA

4/37 Kimball
Cambria Master Recordings (CD1040)1996
Alligator CrawlRobinson CleaverGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Musique Records2015
At The Panda’s PartySidney TorchGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Piping Hot (PH2007)2013
Tiger RagReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Starline (EMI Records)(MRS5056)1971

Episode 445 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: 70’s Look-Back

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with tracks recorded in the 1970’s.

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Music Played

Merry Makers DanceJohn MannGranada Sutton

3/10 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1970
Cheekie ChappieReginald Porter-BrownOdeon Hammersmith

4/15 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1973
Chattanooga Choo ChooAlec LeaderThe Plough, Great Munden

3/11 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1970
TangerineVic HammettGranada Harrow

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1970
Put On A Happy FaceBryan RodwellGranada Harrow

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1973
“My Fair Lady” SelectionBobby PaganTony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/9 Christie
Nigel Ogden Archive1979
Waltz EspanaGeorge BlackmoreRitz/ABC Luton

3/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1973
If I Had A Hammer/A Lot Of Livin’Nigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1979

Episode 411- Come Fly With Me

The music of Jimmy Van Heusen is the sole feature on this show. Many songs on this show are also associated with Frank Sinatra and are great standards!

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Music Played

Star!Hector OliveraJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/28 Kimball
Engle Associates Recording (EAR-10272-73)
All The WayVic HammettGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Audicord (ACD 232)1980
Throughly Modern MillieLyn LarsenKearns/Carson Residence, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Essental Records (ERS-1010)
Here’s That Rainy DayJohn MannTown Hall, Henley-On-Thames

3/12 Allen MDS Theatre II
Grasmere Records (GRCD133)2015
Love And Marriage/The Tender TrapMichael WooldridgeNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer
Merlin Productions (MPCD110)2012
Polka Dots And MoonbeamsKeith BeckinghamTown Hall Clydebank

3/13 Wurlitzer
Chow Productions (COCD102)2004
It Could Happen To YouBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions,Inc (WJVCD-106)1992
Come Fly With MeSimon GledhillAlabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

4/29 Wurlitzer
Alabama Chapter ATOS (ALA-1783-09)2009

Episode 400 – At Your Request

On this celebratory edition of the show you have been kind enough to choose the music! So sit back and enjoy the next hour of your requests and messages!

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Music Played

CherokeeBryan RodwellSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS116)1989
MeditationDoreen ChadwickGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Amberlee Records (AML 304X)1972
Spooky Takes A HolidayDonald Thorne Granada Willesden

3/9 Christie
Delta Music Group (BYD77005)2008
A Bedouin in BaghdadDavid LoweRegal/Scala Rotherham

3/9 Conacher
COS Tapes (COS104)1984
Bye, Bye, BlackbirdKeith BeckinghamTown Hall Clydebank

3/13 Wurlitzer
Chow Productions (COCD102)2004
Orange Coloured SkyChristian CartwrightPipes in the Peaks, Ashbourne

3/19 Compton
Pipes In The Peaks & Christian Cartwright (PIP004)2019
The Carousel WaltzJohn MannTown Hall Portslade

3/18 Compton
Grosvenor Records (CDGRS1320)2000
EspanaDouglas ReeveDome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’
ThrillerCharlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises, Inc2012
Midnight SunJelani EddingtonSaunders Residence, Zanesville OH

3/31 Wurlitzer
RJE Productions (RJE 1677)2011
When Yuba Played The Rhumba On The TubaRon RhodeIowa Theatre, Cedar Rapids IA

3/14 Barton
Roxy Productions (RP-103-CD)1991
My Kind Of Love/Then I’ll Be Happy/LostDavid LobbanTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer & Yamaha HS8
Sound Waves (SOW516)1994
Waltz: FascinationPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
AP Recordings (APR2)2012
Tango: Rags To Riches/Havana HeavenJohn BowdlerTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
John Bowdler (JB0008CD)2002
The Wind Beneath My WingsRobert WolfeTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records (CDGRS 1238)1990
Old Pianna RagReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1966

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 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