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

Episode 424 – Knightsbridge

The music of Eric Coates is the sole feature on this show. With many great orchestral pieces to his name, this show has three solos and the finale is the three movements from his “London Suite” played by different organists.

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Music Played

Dam Busters MarchNicholas MartinTurners Musical Merry-Go-Round

3/19 Wurlitzer
Nicholas Martin (NNS8)1989
Dance In The TwilightRichard HillsJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball
Dickinson Theatre Organ Society (DTOS1101)2002
Sleepy LagoonLen RawleWurlitzer Hall, Leisure Centre, Woking

3/8 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2015)1995
London Suite I – Covent GardenNigel OgdenBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records (GRS 1140)1983
London Suite II – WestminsterChris ElliotPlummer Auditorium, Fullerton CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
CPE Productions (CPE-106CD)1998
London Suite III – KnightsbridgeLyn LarsenCentury II Wichita

4/36 Wurlitzer
Intersound Inc (CDD 281)1986

Episode 423 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Light Music NOT on Light Organs

Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with light music NOT on light organs – Simple as!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
The MiddyNigel OgdenLincoln Cathedral

Willis 4m 89 Speaking Stops
Cantoris Records
(CRCD6057)
2001
Hernandos HideawayNigel OgdenLincoln Cathedral

Willis 4m 89 Speaking Stops
Cantoris Records
(CRCD6057)
2001
MarigoldKevin BowyerLancaster Priory

Willis-Harrison-Wells 3m 56 Speaking Stops
Priory (PRCD1094)2013
The Syncopated ClockAdrien SelfCartmel Priory

Jardine-Rushworth & Dreaper-Principal Pipe Organs 3m 45 Speaking Stops
Priory (PRCD1089)2012
Alles Was Du BistNigel OgdenHereford Cathedral

Willis-Harrison & Harrison 4m 69 Speaking Stops
OS Digital (OS 242)1998
Under The FingersBen SaundersLeeds Cathedral

Klais 4m (7 Division) 55 Ranks
Pro Organo2016
In A Monastery GardenJohn KeysAlbert Hall, Nottingham

Binns 4m 63 Speaking Stops
Priory 2011
Dainty Miss/Barwick GreeenAdrian LucusHull City Hall

Forster & Andrews-Compton 4m
Nigel Ogden Archive

Episode 422 – Signature

On this week’s show Damon takes a look at the composing organist and his works!

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Music Played

Our Squadron LeaderNigel OgdenTown Hall Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS248)2000
Tango: Tower Ballroom TangoPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD50)1992
Unfinished DreamLyn LarsenThe Organ Loft, Salt Lake City UT

5/34 Wurlitzer
P.I.P.E. RECORDS (PRS-01)1974
JarvisMark HermanEmbassy Theatre, Fort Wayne IN

4/16 Page
Embassy Theatre Foundation Inc2018
The Mighty WurlitzerAndrew FennerOdeon Hammersmith

4/15 Compton
KPM Music ‎(KPM 1149)1975
Bubble CarTelecast Orchestra & Charles WilliamsOrchestraGuild Music (GLCD 5201)2013
Serenade To MarianneJoseph SealBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
ER Hart Collection1962
Southern SambaDudley SavageRoyal/ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Perfect Partner Records (PP001CD)2008
After The MoviesGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
ER Hart Collection1963
Home In A HurryBobby PaganGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
ER Hart Collection1963

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