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 458 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Plaza

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive throwing spotlight on the stunning Plaza Stockport Compton which is celebrating its 90th Birthday!

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Music Played

High Noon/The Deadwood Stage/You Can’t Get A Man With A GunNigel OgdenPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Soundline Recordings
(SLO4025)
2002
Makin’ Whoopee/The Trolley SongDonald MacKenziePlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive2018
The Charge Of The Light BrigadeNigel OgdenPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Soundline Recordings
(SLO4025)
2002
Fascination/Peanut PolkaNicholas MartinPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive2007
The Dream Of OlwenNigel OgdenPlaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton
Soundline Recordings
(SLO4025)
2002

Episode 448 – My Romance

Valentines day is not that far of, so heres a romantic selection of music to woo your loved one!

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Music Played

A Romantic Guy IJim RoseveareOriental Theatre, Portland OR

3/13 Wurlitzer
Gamba Records (JI01-R)1966
Waltz: Romantic PrincessJoseph SealMusical Museum, Brentford

3/12 Wurlitzer
Gold Star – Rediffusion (15-81)1978
RomanceLen RawleFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2017D)1997
The Lady Seeks RomanceNigel OgdenNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/12 Wurlitzer
CrescendO (CDHLW1004)1996
I’ll Take RomanceTom SheenRichard Loderhouse Studio NY

4/38 Wurlitzer
Renwick Records (MO8P-0175)2006
Isn’t It RomanticChris ElliotShea’s Buffalo Theatre, Buffalo, New York

4/28 Wurlitzer
CPE Productions (CPE-104CD)1992
My RomanceBuddy ColeBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton
Warner Bros. Records (WS 1533)1963
A Fine RomanceRex KouryNethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, Los Angeles CA

4/25 Wurlitzer
National Custom Recording Inc (NCR 12-1124)

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 443 – 2021 New Years Party

This week John Leeming returns to the microphone to introduce three mini performances by Damon Cox, Nigel Ogden and our resident organist Mark Laflin. Each performer is seated at their own home instrument which means quite a contrast!

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Music Played

a) On A Wonderful Day Like Today

b) Nightingale

c) Cherokee
Damon CoxHammond M100TOEnc Recording 2021
a) March From The Overture To An Occasional

b) Three Pieces For Musical Clocks

c) Faith (Sig. Tune Of ‘Chapel In The Valley’)
Nigel OgdenCompton 363 Concert Model ElectroneTOEnc Recording 2021
a) Smile

b) Irving Berlin Medley: Lets Face The Music & Dance/Puttin’ On the Ritz/Top Hat
Mark LaflinParamount 341 VTPOTOEnc Recording 2021
New YearLen RawleTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer
The Scoring House2012

Episode 441 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Seasons Greetings

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with some seasonal favourites.

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Music Played

Ballet of the BellsNigel Ogden Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 210)1994
The Fairy on the Christmas TreeNigel Ogden Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 210)1994
Swinging Sleigh Ride/Snow CoachNigel Ogden Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 210)1994
Unto Us a Boy Is BornNigel Ogden Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive
“White Horse Inn” SelectionHorace FinchEmpress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1960
Tyrolean HolidayGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Nostalgia Direct (AZCD214)2011
A Christmas FantasyJonathan ScottBridgewater Hall, Manchester

4m Marcussen
Scott Brothers Duo (SBDRCD010)2016

Episode 436 – Nigel Ogden presents the St. Helens Christie

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden brings you edited highlights from his opening concert of the St. Helens Christie which took place last month.

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Music Played

Improvisation

Autumn Leaves

On The Prom Prom Promenade

1934 Selection: Anything Goes/Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart/It’s Foolish But Its Fun/The Very Thought Of You/I Only Have Eyes For You/Isle Of Capri/Over My Shoulder

Last Night Of The Proms Selection: I Vow to Thee My Country/Land Of Hope And Glory/Jerusalem

All tracks played on the 3/11 Christie in the Church Of St Mary, Lowe House, St. Helens. Recorded on the opening concert on the 9th October 2021. Recorded and mastered by Damon Cox.

Episode 433 – Mood Indigo

The music of Duke Ellington is the sole feature on this show. One of the most famous jazz writers of his time, composer of many hits including Caravan, Satin Doll, Sophisticated Lady and more!

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Music Played

CaravanBryan RodwellGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Ventures In Sound (VIS-B3)
Mood IndigoJohn SengSt. Mary of the Lake Seminary Mundelein IL

4/23 Howell-Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-0057)
I’m Beginning To See The LightLen RawleFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
The Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust (LTOT 8621)1986
I Got It Bad and That Ain’t GoodTom HazletonSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (SBW401)1988
Satin DollNigel OgdenAstra Theatre, Llandudno

3/8 Christie
COS Tapes (COS101)1983
Sophisticated LadyCharlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises, Inc (ERB110)2000
It Don’t Mean A ThingJonas NordwallOrgan Grinder Resturant, Portland, Oregon

4/27 Wurlitzer
Organ Grinder (JN110CD)

Episode 432 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Smart Work

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and throws spotlight on father and son organists, Charles & Harold Smart.

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Music Played

Theme From ‘Warship’Charles & Harold SmartBBC Maida Vale Studios

3/12 Compton & Galanti Electronic
Nigel Ogden Archive1975
Goodbye HawaiiCharles SmartDecca Studio

2/5 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive
Chinatown, My Chinatown/Always True To YouHarold SmartHammond C3Embassy (WLP-6015)1961
Please/Ding Dong PolkaCharles SmartBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1956
The Heavens DeclareCharles SmartBBC Broadcasting House, London

4/33 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive
Let Yourself Go/MedleyHarold SmartBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive
Poinciana/Quando QuandoHarold SmartGalanti ElectronicNigel Ogden Archive1972
Ancient And ModernCharles & Harold SmartBBC Maida Vale Studios

3/12 Compton & Galanti Electronic
Nigel Ogden Archive1972

Episode 427 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Wurlitzer Contrasts

Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with the sounds of two Wurlitzers with two very contrasting organists playing them!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
a) Funiculi Funicula
b) As Time Goes By
c) I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
d) I’m Nobody’s Sweetheart Now
e) Beer Barrel Polka
f) Destiny Waltz
g) Riding Along On The Crest Of A Wave
h) I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
i) Hello, Hello, Who’s Your Lady Friend
j) Sussex By The Sea
Douglas ReeveAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1991
a) There’s A Small Hotel
b) Scherzino
c) In A Sentimental Mood
d) How High The Moon?
Bryan RodwellButtermarket Shrewsbury

3/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1990