Episode 532 – An American in Britain

This week John Leeming focuses on American organists on British organs

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Music Played

This Could Be the Start of Something BigLyn LarsenOpera House, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Private recording (Tom Herd/TOEnc archive)1977
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes/I Won’t DanceDennis JamesRegal, Edmonton

4/14 Christie
Private Recording (John Leeming)1982
Love Me or Leave MeTom HazletonGranada, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie
Private Recording (John Leeming)1988
Two Sleepy PeopleLew WilliamsTown Hall, Watford

3/13 Compton
Private Recording (John Leeming)1990
It’s Only a Paper MoonDan BellomySouth Bank University, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
Private Recording (John Leeming)2003
Deep NightJim RiggsSouth Bank University, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
Love for SaleWalt StronyDolby House, Holbeach

4/22 Compton-plus
Private Recording (David Shepherd)2019
CherokeeGeorge WrightGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1978

Episode 529 – Big Theatre Wurlitzer

This week Damon features that big in theatre Wurlitzer sound.

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Music Played

Tiger RagNoel BriggsGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Archive (T Herd Collection)1973
I Could Write A BookLen RawleParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 245)1973
Calcutta/Try A Little TendernessGeorge BlackmoreEmpire Leicester Square

4/20 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Archive (N Ogden Collection)1961
Dancing In The DarkJim RoseveareParamount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer
Private Recording (Dick Clay)1983
’42nd Street’ MedleyLyn LarsenShea’s Buffalo Theatre, Buffalo, New York

4/28 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts (MCI-110)1993
I’ll Never Smile AgainGeorge WrightChicago Theatre, Chicago IL

4/29 Wurlitzer
Have You Met Miss Jones/My Romance/The Lady is a TrampDeclan PooleTroxy Stepney London

4/25 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recrding2023

Episode 522 – Exotica

This week Robert Hope-Jones features some tunes under the heading exotica.

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Music Played

Quiet VillageGeorge VillageRichard Vaughn Studio, Hollywood

5/21 Wurlitzer
HiFi Records (R-502-45)1955
MiserlouKorla PanditHammond Organ/PianoPrivate recording
Lotus LandLyn LarsenSanfilippo Music Salon

5/80 Hybrid pipe organ
Musical Contrasts, Inc (MCI-208)1995
Hawaiian Wedding SongPhil KelsallWorthing Assembly Hall,

3/26 Wurlitzer
Grasmere (GRCD 130)2009
Moon of ManakooraJohnny DuffyKearns/Carson Residence, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Liberty LRP-32811957
FlamingoJim RoseveareWiltern Theatre, LA

4/37 Kimball
Private recording
Shangri-LaBob Van CampFox Atlanta

4/42 Moller
Atlanta Landmarks Inc1997

Episode 515 – When They Were Young

This week John Leeming features some early recordings of the current stars of the console.

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Music Played

Pennsyvania Polka/I Left My Heart in San Francisco/Lullaby of BroadwayRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Norfolk

3/19 Wurlitzer
Thursford Enterprises (TE09)1982
Sing as We Go/Sally/Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me GoodbyePeter JebsonGaumont Theatre, Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF215)c1971
Opus OneChristian ElliottWehmeier Residence, Cincinnati, OH

4/36 Wurlitzer
Private Recording (Chris Elliott)
Ka-lu-aLyn LarsenJoe Kearns Residence, Hollywood, CA

3/20 Wurlitzer
Essential Records1965
TwinkletoesSimon GledhillOssett Town Hall

3/13 Compton-Christie
NTOT Records (NLS107)1986
MoonglowMichael WooldridgeRegal Cinema, Edmonton, London

4/15 Christie
COS Tapes (COS106)1984
CherokeeMark HermanEmbassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN

4/16 Page
Mark Herman Production (MH1001)2006
Can Love Be a Sin?Richard HillsLondon South Bank University

4/25 Wurlitzer
COS Records (COS124)1998
Old Cape CodNeil JensenSt Peter’s College, Adelaide, South Australia

3/15 Wurlitzer
Keymedia Productions1983
Whispering/Change Partners/Five Foot Two Eyes of BluePhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
EMI Records (OU2211)1978

Episode 506 – Off The Shelf

This week John Leeming has pulled out some records, cassettes and LP’s from his shelves – simple!

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Music Played

Greenwich Witch/Serenade to a Wealthy Widow/Twilight in TurkeySidney TorchGaumont State Theatre, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Piping Hot Recordings (PH2007)2001
My SinLyn LarsenSanfilippo Foundation Collection, Barrington Hills, IL

5/80 Wurlitzer-plus
Musical Contrasts (MCI207)1994
GuiltyJackie BrownGranada Theatre, Tooting

4c/14 Wurlitzer
Tape of the Month Clubc1965
Sassy BrassBuddy ColeBuddy Cole Studio, Los Angeles, CA

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton
Warner Brothers (WS1533)1963
My Heart Belongs to DaddyJohn Seng
St Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, IL

4/19 Wurlitzer-plus
Pipe Organ Presentations (POP113)2005
Bidin’ My TimeGeorge WrightGeorge Wright Studio Organ, Don Leslie Studio, Pasdadena, CA

3/29 Wurlitzer
Dot Records (DLP25612)c1960
Sweet Georgia Brown/Whispering/I’ll See You In My Dreams/We’ll Meet AgainEric LordSouth Bank University, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
Private recording (JL)c1986
When the Stars Come Out at NightDavid ShepherdRex Cinema, Stratford (London)

2/7 Wurlitzer
Deroy Records (Deroy 1154)1975
LouiseBryan Rodwell
Granada Theatre, Tooting

4c/14 Wurlitzer
Ventures in Sound (VISB3)c1960

Episode 505 – All Original

This week Damon spotlights some of the lesser heard original installations.

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Music Played

Collection Of Can CansAndrew FennerOdeon Hammersmith

4/15 Compton
Concert Recording (CR 0059)1969
Cheek To CheekMichael WooldridgeGranada Harrow

3c/8 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Archive (N.O)1982
Cheekie ChappieSimon GledhillDreamland Cinema, Margate

4/19 Compton-Noterman
TOEnc Archive (N.O)1993
Belle Of The BallGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Love For SaleLen RawleTown Hall Watford

3/16 Compton
TOEnc Archive (N.O)1994
Teddy Bears’ Rave-UpNigel OgdenPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
COS Tapes (COS119)1988
Body And SoulLyn LarsenOpera House, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Archive (Tom Herd)1977
Hot Pipes Part 1 – The Toy Trumpet/I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You/The Snake CharmerSidney TorchGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Piping Hot (PH2007)2013

Episode 485 – Organ Plus

This week Damon features the organ plus a multitude of other instruments and artists.

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Music Played

I Got RhythmSimon Gledhill & The New Foxtrot SerenadersMusical Museum, Brentford

3/12 Wurlitzer
New Foxtrot Serenaders Productions (NFS CD006)2017
Deep PurpleNigel Ogden & John RoadhouseBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
NDO Project (CD 207)2018
Stella By StarlightPierre Palla & Bep RowoldAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton
Private Recording1966
Ghost Riders In The SkyLyn Larsen & Tony FenelonDendy Theatre, Brighton, Melbourne, Australia

3/15 Wurlitzer
Essential Records (ERS 1008)
Walkin’ By the RiverDick Stewart, George Wright, Trefoni Rizzi, Raymond Clevenger, Verlye Mills, Sam Cheifetz, William HamiltonRichard Vaughn Studio Organ, Hollywood CA

5/21 Wurlitzer
Hi-Fi Records (R-401)1955
I Can’t Get Started With YouAshley Miller & Joseph ScannellaWar Memorial NJ

3/16 Möller
Midnight Productions Inc (MPI-042)1997
Slaughter On 10th AvenueBuddy Cole & The Monty Kelly OrchestraBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton
Alshire International (S-5288)1965

Episode 474 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Variety Pack

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with a pack of variety for you to enjoy!

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Music Played

A Walk In The Black ForestBryan RodwellRadio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1966
Light Classics MedleyGeorge BlackmoreBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1963
Opus OneNigel OgdenTown Hall Manchester

5/64ss Cavaille-Coll
Nigel Ogden Archive1982
Onedin Line/Sabre DanceReginald DixonGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1974
Singin’ In The RainStanley TudorGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1974
Powder Your Face With SunshineDavid ShepherdGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1974
Petite Fleur/Limehouse BluesNigel OgdenEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer/Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive2020
Tiger RagLyn LarsenOpera House, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1977

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 469 – Young And Healthy

Damon is back with another selection of feel good favourites which he at least enjoys!

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Music Played

Song Hits Of 1930: Young And Healthy/Remember Me/Jeepers Creepers/September In The Rain/We’re In The Money/I Only Have Eyes For You/Lullaby Of BroadwayHorace FinchEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Deroy Records
(Deroy 949)
As Long As He Needs MeNigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Amberlee Records Ltd (ALM 312)1982
Tijuana Taxi/JavaPhil KelsallAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD130)2008
Old Cape CodBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions,Inc (WJVCD-107)1996
At The Codfish BallChris McPheeCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD003)1999
When Sunny Gets BlueLyn LarsenOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-211)2000
After You’ve GoneRobin RichmondGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 265)1974