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.