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’
Musiqua2015
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 398 – Mr Lucky

The music of Henry Mancini is the sole feature on this show. His music has been heard countless times on many highly regarded classic films – the most well known is The Pink Panther!

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Music Played

Pink Panther ThemeRex KouryCentury II Wichita

4/36 Wurlitzer
Advent Records (5027)
Days Of Wine And RosesDan BellomyParamount Brooklyn NY

4/26 Wurlitzer
Cambria Master Recordings (CD-1108)1997
Mr LuckyKeith BeckinghamHammond AuroraAd-Rhythm (ARPS-1027)1975
Punch And JudyAlec LeaderHammond T202 & Leslie 145Avenue Recordings (AVE 095)1971
Moon RiverDavid LoweNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/8 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS239)1998
The Baby Elephant WalkCharlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises, Inc (ERB106)
Two For The RoadLyn LarsenOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-211)2000
It Had Better Be TonightHoward BeaumontNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer
Fairview Studios (HB106)2017

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 379 – Star Organist Showcase

On this weeks show we don’t have one star organist, but many! Damon looks back over the special programs he’s recorded and has picked a few tracks that either weren’t broadcast or we haven’t heard since they were!

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Music Played

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore/I’m Beginning To See The LightLen RawleTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2014
My RomanceDavid LobbanTown Hall Ossett

3/13 Compton-Christie
TOEnc Recording2015
Punch And Judy PolkaTrevor BolshawCongregational Church, Beer

2/6 Wurlizter
TOEnc Recording2018
Without A SongKeith BeckinghamNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

Hammond Organ
TOEnc Recording2018
1960’s Selection: Side Saddle/Here, There and Everywhere/Help/A Hard Days Night/Yesterday/China Tea/Roulette/Enjoy YourselfNicholas MartinVictoria Hall, Saltaire

3/11 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2017

Episode 376 – The End Of Times

On this weeks show John Leeming is back in his archive, with tracks taken from the last 18 months of traditional theatre organ broadcasts before they ceased for good in June 1968.

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Music Played

Old Father ThamesReginald Porter-BrownGuildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)
Private Recording1967
Call Me/Anything GoesCharles SmittonParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
I’ve Got The World On A StringBryan RodwellParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
Hora StaccataEna BagaGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
A Pretty GirL Is Like A MelodyVic HammettTown Hall Buckingha

3/10 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
Sunshine TangoBobby PaganRitz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Blackberry PieWilliam DaviesGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Valse MignonetteKeith BeckinghamGranada, Harrow, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Jazz Favourites:
a) Sweet Sue, Just You
b) Some Of These Days
c) Whispering
d) I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
e) Nobody’s Sweetheart
f) Honeysuckle Rose
g) Singin’ In The Rain
Stanley TudorGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Jazz PizzicatoRobinson CleaverGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Bonnie and ClydeRobert LeysCapitol Cinema, Abderdeen

3/8 Compton
Private Recording1968
I Remember YouNick OlsenParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968

Most of the recordings are from tapes donated by the estates of Bill Ravenall and ‘JK’ via Geoff Day.

Episode 308 – Conversation with Keith Beckingham

On this weeks show Damon travels to the Cotswolds to talk fantastic organist Keith Beckingham. Keith chats about his long career and music which combined with some music in between makes for an interesting show. If 30 minutes of Keith isn’t good enough, you can watch the whole 57 minute interview (aka Sofa Social) here!

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Music played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Happy Days Are Here AgainKeith BeckinghamNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2018
Excerpt: Trumpet Tune (Jazz Variations)Reginald NewTown Hall, Lewisham

3/13 Compton
Deroy Records (Deroy 1256)1974
MariaJackie BrownGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
‘The Boyfriend’ Selection: The Boy Friend/A Room In Bloomsbury/Fancy Forgetting/It’s Never Too Late To Fall In Love/I Could Be Happy With You Keith BeckinghamGranada, Harrow, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Beatles Selection: I Want To Hold Your Hand/Yesterday/All My Loving Keith BeckinghamHammond A100 Мелодия (33Д-00019110)1967
We’ll Meet Again/You, Wonderful You Keith BeckinghamNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2018

Episode 255 – Beckingham back at Granada

It’s Tywyn time tonight and who better to show off the Wurlitzer than the ‘Wonder Boy Organist’ Keith Beckingham who was at the age of 14 taking the organ up on the lift and playing interludes to large cinema audiences! Well years later the Wurlitzer is still with us, now in the delightful Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn and Keith is reunited with the the mighty as he presents a show full of memories!

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Happy Listening!

Music played

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again

Granada

Signature Tune: You, Wonderful You

Tonight/This Is A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening/You And The Night And The Music/The Way You Look Tonight

Matt Monro & Edmund Hockridge Selection: Portrait Of My Love/From Russia With Love/Hey There/If I Loved You

Hammond: Who’s Sorry Now/Whispering/Hello Dolly/Almost Like Being In Love

The Heather On The Hill

El Bimbo/We’ll Meet Again/Signature Tune: You, Wonderful You

All tracks played by Keith Beckingham on the 3c/9 Wurlitzer in the Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to John Smallwood and all the gang who look after the Wurlitzer for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! Organ tuned by David Lowe.