Episode 392 – Swing, Mister

On this weeks show Damon asks the question; Why are there so many songs with female names in their titles compared with male names? We don’t have the answer but here’s a few fellas we can introduce you too – musically of course!

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Music Played

Swing, Mister CharlieRon RhodeEmbassy Theatre, Fort Wayne IN

4/16 Page
Roxy Productions (RP-110 CD)1997
BenDavid LoweTown Hall Clydebank

3/8 Wurlitzer
Chow Productions (COCD101)2002
StanleyChris ElliotShea’s Buffalo Theatre, Buffalo, New York

4/28 Wurlitzer
CPE Productions (CPE-105CD)1993
David’s Theme – from “Kidnapped”Robert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD 51)1992
Mister SandmanLyn LarsenNethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, Los Angeles CA

4/73 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-209)1996
JimmyHelen DellKearns/Carson Residence, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Malar Production (MAS-2011)
Alexander’s Ragtime BandZach FrameOrgan Piper Muisc Palace, Milwaukee WI

3/30 Kimbal/Wurlitzer
C-2 Productions LLC (zf0001)2018
AlfieMark LaflinNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer
Laflin Productions (ML001)2012
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!Charlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/46 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises Inc (ERB 104-CD)

Episode 390 – Christmas Time Is Here

Tomorrow is the big day, so on this weeks show Damon has 30 minutes of festive fun with the well loved seasonal favourites played by some well loved organists!

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Music Played

Santa Claus Is Coming To TownTom HazletonNethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, Los Angeles CA

4/74 Wurlitzer
Klavier Records International Inc (KD-77030)2000
The Christmas WaltzBob RalstonGranada Theatre, Kansas City KS

3/21 Barton
Pipes & Palaces Productions (DIDX 015533)1992
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The YearMark LaflinOrgan Theatre, St. Albans

3/10 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2016
Sleigh RidePhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Crimson Production (CRIMCD183)1998
Have Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasLew WilliamsOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises2003
Deck The HallsGeorge WrightGeorge Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena

CA 3/27 Wurlitzer
Dot Records (DLP 25479)1962
The Christmas SongLyn LarsenCentury II Wichita

4/38 Wurlitzer
Intersound Inc. (CDD 282)1986
Jingle Bell Rock/Rockin Around The Christmas TreeRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 06)2002

Episode 387 – Give Me The Simple Life

On this weeks show Damon has given himself the simple life, by selecting tracks from recent CDs. The show includes tracks from Howard Beaumont, Mark Laflin, Donald MacKenzie, Christian Cartwright and four from the recent ATOS convention CD.

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Music Played

Our DirectorChristian CartwrightPipes in the Peaks, Ashbourne

3/19 Compton
Pipes In The Peaks & Christian Cartwright (PIP004)2019
Morning Has BrokenHoward BeaumontCommunity Centre, Ryhope

3/9 Compton
Fairview Studios (HB 111)2019
Give Me The Simple LifeJerry NaganoAuditorium Theatre, Rochester NY

4/22 Wurlitzer
American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS 2019)2019
Midnight In MayfairAlex JonesFirst Universalist Church, Buffalo NY

3/13 Hope-Jones
American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS 2019)2019
Somewhere In TimeNathan AvakianRiviera Theatre, North Tonawanda NY

3/16 Wurlitzer
American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS 2019)2019
Cheek To Cheek/Top HatSimon GledhillClemens Centre, Buffalo NY

4/32 Wurlitzer-Marr & Colton
American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS 2019)1961
Her Name Is MaryMark LaflinSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Cinema Organ Society (COS131)2018
Sweet SueDonald MacKenzie Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Musiqua (201801)2018

Episode 384 – Star Organist Showcase – Encore!

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

Sirocco/At The Balalaika/Rio ChambiraDavid LoweVictoria Hall, Saltaire

3/12 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2019
East Of The SunIain McGlincheyParamount 450 VTPOTOEnc Recording2019
Stevie Wonder Selection: For Once In My Life/Isn’t She Lovely?/I Just Called To Say I Love YouMark LaflinBarry Earl Residence, Leighton Buzzard

3/16 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2019
Harlem NocturneSimon GledhillFentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton
TOEnc Recording2015
Sweet Georgia Brown/The Original Dixieland One Step/Mack The KnifeRobert WolfeAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2018

Episode 359 – Laflin in Lockdown

On this weeks show it’s time for a lockdown star organist to entertain. This time it’s our own resident Mark Laflin on his Paramount 320 VTPO set up at home with 30 minutes of contrasting music.

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Music Played

Happy Days Are Here Again

Put On A Happy Face

I Can’t Get Started With You

The Waltzing Cat

I Write The Songs

Cuban Pete

Michel Legrand Duo: I Will Wait For You/What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life

Moanin’

Pack Up Your Troubles/We’ll All Go Riding On A Rainbow/Happy Days

All tracks played by Mark Laflin on the Paramount 320 VTPO. Thanks to Iain Mcglinchey for allowing this to be broadcast. Recordings mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 304 – Magical Music from Mark

It’s star organist time and we feature a long awaited return to our resident organist Mark Laflin. This time mark is playing the 3/15 Wurlitzer in the residence of Barry Earl, Leighton Buzzard. With a programme of contrasting music, sit back and listen to Mark at one with the Wurlitzer.

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Music played

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again 

Bring Me Sunshine/We’ll All Go Riding On A Rainbow

Part Of Your World

Stevie Wonder Selection: For Once In My Life/Isn’t She Lovely?

The Dusky Aristocrat

How Does A Moment Last Forever?

More

‘Wizard Of Oz’ Selection: Over The Rainbow/Follow The Yellow Brick Road/If Only I Had A Brain/Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again 

All tracks played by Mark Laflin on the 3/15 Wurlitzer in the Residence of Barry Earl. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Tascam DR0-40 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Barry and to Mark for giving permission for this to be broadcast.

Episode 159 – Mark the Red Nosed Organist

This week’s show comes to you from St Albans Organ Museum, as Mark Laflin presents and plays programme of seasonal music on both the Wurlitzer and the unique Rutt. Marks programme is sure to please all with lively tune such as Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride and slower ballads such as It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.

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Music played

Happy Days Are Here Again (W)

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (W)

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (W)

Winter Wonderland (R)

Sleigh Ride (W)

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas (W)

Santa Claus Medley: I Saw Mommy Kissin Santa Claus/Santa Claus Is Commin To Town/A Root’n Toot’n Santa Claus (W)

The Christmas Waltz (R)

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (W)

Happy Days Are Here Again (R)

(W)= Wurlitzer, (R)= Rutt

All tacks played by Mark Laflin. Recorded by Damon on a Zoom H2N. A big thank you to Mark for letting us record! Also thanks to Ken Slow and Barry Earl and all those involved at St Albans for keeping the organ in tip top condition.

Episode 124 – Mark’s Musical Melodies

On this weeks show Mark Laflin presents his own programme of music from the 3 manual 7 rank Compton in St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall. Marks’s programme includes the march Repasz Band, A tribute to Glenn Miller, Voices Of Spring and many more!

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Music played

Happy Days Are Here Again

Repasz Band March

Glenn Miller Medley: In The Mood/Moonlight Serenade/At Last/Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree/Ast Last (Reprise)

The Water Is Wide

Voices Of Spring

Spring, Spring, Spring

All tracks played by Mark Laflin on the 3/7 Compton inSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall. Recorded by Damon Cox on a Zoom H2n. Organ tuned and maintained Robert Rowley and members of the COS southern district. Melotone lovingly cared for by John Leeming