Episode 416 – On All Fours

On this week’s show John Leeming throws spotlight on organs will four manual consoles – with plenty to choose from there lots of variety on this show!

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Music Played

Spring Is HereBill FloydParamount New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer
Cook Records (Laboratories) (1150)1957
Song Of The BellsNigel OgdenTown Hall Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Recordings Ltd (GRCD129)2008
Orange Coloured SkyKevin MorganGranada Studio Tours Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS246)1998
At The CopaPaul KirnerFolly Farm Zoo, Begelly, Kilgetty, Wales

4/14 Wurlitzer
Compton Lodge Studios (CD-CL 1003)2012
StardustNoel BriggsRegal Edmonton

4/15 Christie
John Leeming Archive1974
Catch A Falling StarTom HazletonCastro Theatre, San Francisco

4/16 Wurlitzer
John Leeming Archive1983
Making It To Class On Time Mark HermanAlabama Theatre, Birmingham, AL

4/32 Wurlitzer
ATOS Alabama (ALA-1783-09)2010
One for My Baby Jim RiggsDolby House, Holbeach

4/22 Compton-plus
John Leeming Archive2008

Episode 414 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Rag Bag

Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with a real rag bag of assorted items!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
Mary Popins SelectionNigel OgdenChester Cathedral

4m Charles Whiteley & Co
Nigel Ogden Archive2014
March Of The HeraldJack HelyerRitz/Odeon Nottingham

4/22 Conacher
Nigel Ogden Archive1961
The Lady Is A TrampGraeme WrightParamount/Odeon Newcastle

3/19 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1968

Sinfonia From Cantata No.29
Carlo CurleyAlexandra Palace

Allen Touring Organ
Nigel Ogden Archive1977
Keep SmilingNigel OgdenCivic Auditorium, Pasadena CA

5/28 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1996
Hot DogRichard HillsCivic Auditorium, Pasadena CA

5/28 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1996
Pipes And Plug-InsHarold & Charles SmartBBC Maida Vale Studios

3/12 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1972
IntradaNigel OgdenBBC Maida Vale Studios

3/12 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1990’s

Episode 410 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Christie Contrast

Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with the sounds of two south coast Christies with their respective resident organists at the time.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
a) It’s A Lovely Day Today/Steppin’ Out With My Baby/Doin’ What Comes Naturally
b) Sophisticated Lady
c) In A Persian Market
d) You Started Something/At Sundown/I’ll Never Say Never Again
Brian SharpSandford Holiday Park

3/22 Christie
Nigel Ogden Archive1991
a) Imperial Echoes
b) Forgotten Dreams
c) Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
d) The Teddy Bears’ Picnic
e) Love Walked In/Strike Up The Band
Douglas ReeveDome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’
Nigel Ogden Archive1990

Episode 409 – Towering Heights

This week Damon takes a trip to the seaside and to the sounds of the Tower Ballroom Wurlitzer!

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Music Played

Lullaby of Broadway/Carolina Moon/Toot Toot TootsieReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (SCX 6387)1970
Foxtrot Medley: C’est Si Bon/She’s Funny That Way/You Bought A New Kind Of Love To MeErnest BroadbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
One-UP/EMI (OU 2171)1977
With My Little Stick Of Blackpool RockArnold LoxamTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records (CDGRS 1315)2000
Those Foolish ThingsSimon GledhillTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS 205)1994
Sweet Sue/Louise/If You Knew SusieNigel OgdenTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS233)1998
As Time Goes By/You’ll Never Know/Whispering GrassDavid LobbanTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Hallmark (307892)1995
Somewhere Out ThereRobert WolfeTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records (CDGRS 1238)1990
Mack The KnifePhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD80)1996

Episode 405 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Musical Memories

Nigel Ogden is back in his archive providing all the music for this weeks show. With tracks from events and one or two rare CDs to entertain you this week.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
March Of St. GeorgeNigel OgdenSt. George’s Hall, Liverpool

4m Father Willis
Nigel Ogden Archive1994
Music EverywhereNigel OgdenSymphony Hall, Birmingham

4m Johannes Klais
Nigel Ogden Archive2002
Jamaican RumbaNigel Ogden & Thomas TrotterSymphony Hall, Birmingham

4m Johannes Klais
Nigel Ogden Archive2002

Excerpt from Piano Concert No.2 in C Minor
Nigel OgdenTown Hall Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Recordings Ltd
(GRCD129)
2008
The Elephant’s TangoNigel OgdenUlster Hall, Belfast

4m William Hill & Son
Nigel Ogden Archive1990
Wedding Of The Painted Doll/Parade Of The Tin SoldiersNigel OgdenAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland 4/19 Standaart-ComptonHJBP 0011989
Now Is The HourNigel OgdenAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland 4/19 Standaart-ComptonHJBP 0011989
Hot DogNigel OgdenNotre Dame De France, London

3m August Gern
Nigel Ogden Archive2000

Episode 403 – Tremulating Transistors

On this week’s show John Leeming turns to the sounds of the the Electronic Organ. Sit back and enjoy these fun pipe-less sounds!

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Music Played

Five SonsKlaus WunderlichHammond H100Bell Records (BLR 89 099)2001
Portrait of a FlirtNigel OgdenHammond H100Grasmere Records (GRCD 131)2009
Champs ElyséesStephen VincentParamount VTPO Samples & Yamaha EL90Stephen Vincent – YouTube2021
Rhapsody in Blue/Tico TicoWilliam DaviesRoyal Festival Hall

Multi-Colourtone Electronic Instrument
Private Recording1959
Tico TicoGeorge WrightAllen GW4Banda Records (BAE 5 2004 1)2004
Pick Yourself UpStanley WyllieHammond C3Private Recording1983
Root Beer RagDavid LoweLee Valley Ice Centre

Hammond C3 with PR200 & Korg synth
Private Recording1984
Butterflies in the RainEddie RuhierConn Electronic OrganPrivate Recording1973
Oh MarieGerhard GregorPolydor Studios ‘Strato Organ’Polydor Records (46 034)1956

Episode 401 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Ladies Day

Monday was International Women’s Day so, on this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with music from three of the most prolific female broadcasters of days gone by.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
a) Hora Staccato
b) St. Louis Blues/Big Spender
Ena BagaGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967
a) Peanuts/Tico Tico
b) Coquette
Florence De JongNew Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1979
a) Theme From ‘Exodus’
b) Selection from “Call Me Madam”
Doreen Chadwick Paramount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967
a) Marching String
b) What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For/Starry-Eyed/What Do You Want?/Waltzing Matilda
Ena BagaBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1959

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 393 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Clayhall

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back with a special focusing on the 3 manual Compton currently installed in St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall. Included is a rare edition of Midland Console featuring the organ in its original home.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
‘Bless The Bride SelectionNigel OgdenSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992
Midland Console
a) Cock O’ The North
b) Dolls On Parade
c) Tango (Albeniz)
d) Rhumbalina
e) Memories Of The Ballet
f) Cock O’ The North
George BlackmoreRitz, Nuneaton

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1958
Sophistication WaltzStanley WyllieSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992
Cavalcade Of Martial SongsDudley SavageSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1992

Episode 389 – Christmas with Nigel Ogden

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden presents a specially recorded programme of music recorded on his Compton 363 Electrone. The music is light and on the more traditional side which is perfect for a candle lit evening.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
Sinfonia Antartica (Excerpt)Halle OrchestraFree Trade Hall, Manchester

Compton Electrone
EMI Records1953
March Of The ToysNigel OgdenFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS210)1998
Under The Christmas Mistletoe Nigel OgdenCompton 363 ElectroneNigel Ogden Recording2020
Walking In The AirNigel OgdenCompton 363 ElectroneNigel Ogden Recording2020
Donegal Cradle SongNigel OgdenCompton 363 ElectroneNigel Ogden Recording2020
The Holy BoyNigel OgdenCompton 363 ElectroneNigel Ogden Recording2020
Penguins PlaytimeNigel OgdenCompton 363 ElectroneNigel Ogden Archive2020
Christmas EveNigel OgdenCompton 363 ElectroneNigel Ogden Archive2020
Christmas MorningNigel OgdenCompton 363 ElectroneNigel Ogden Archive2020