Episode 400 – At Your Request

On this celebratory edition of the show you have been kind enough to choose the music! So sit back and enjoy the next hour of your requests and messages!

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Music Played

CherokeeBryan RodwellSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
COS Tapes (COS116)1989
MeditationDoreen ChadwickGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Amberlee Records (AML 304X)1972
Spooky Takes A HolidayDonald Thorne Granada Willesden

3/9 Christie
Delta Music Group (BYD77005)2008
A Bedouin in BaghdadDavid LoweRegal/Scala Rotherham

3/9 Conacher
COS Tapes (COS104)1984
Bye, Bye, BlackbirdKeith BeckinghamTown Hall Clydebank

3/13 Wurlitzer
Chow Productions (COCD102)2004
Orange Coloured SkyChristian CartwrightPipes in the Peaks, Ashbourne

3/19 Compton
Pipes In The Peaks & Christian Cartwright (PIP004)2019
The Carousel WaltzJohn MannTown Hall Portslade

3/18 Compton
Grosvenor Records (CDGRS1320)2000
EspanaDouglas ReeveDome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’
Musiqua2015
ThrillerCharlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises, Inc2012
Midnight SunJelani EddingtonSaunders Residence, Zanesville OH

3/31 Wurlitzer
RJE Productions (RJE 1677)2011
When Yuba Played The Rhumba On The TubaRon RhodeIowa Theatre, Cedar Rapids IA

3/14 Barton
Roxy Productions (RP-103-CD)1991
My Kind Of Love/Then I’ll Be Happy/LostDavid LobbanTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer & Yamaha HS8
Sound Waves (SOW516)1994
Waltz: FascinationPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
AP Recordings (APR2)2012
Tango: Rags To Riches/Havana HeavenJohn BowdlerTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
John Bowdler (JB0008CD)2002
The Wind Beneath My WingsRobert WolfeTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records (CDGRS 1238)1990
Old Pianna RagReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1966

Episode 383 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Distant Airwaves

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden back with music from the airwaves, or at-least they were in the distant past! Gems on this show include contributions from George Blackmore, Reginald Dixon, Harold Nash, Charles Smart and more!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
El CicadaStanley Wyllie Ritz Belfast

4c/10 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1958
CalcuttaGeorge BlackmoreEmpire Leicester Square, London

4/20 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1960
You Were Meant For Me/Manhattan/You Can’t Stop Me From DreamingReginald DixonBBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1975
Ballet Selection: Can Can (Rossini)/Waltz From ‘Coppelia’/Finale From ‘Dance Of The Hours’Ernest BraodbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool


3/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1975
Popgun PatrolBryan RodwellGaumont Coventry

3c/9 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1960
Dizzy FingersCharles SmartBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1958
Let Yourself Go/???Harold SmartBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1965
The Wing CommanderHarold NashBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
Nigel Ogden Archive1956

Episode 336 – Seaside Memories

On this weeks show we conclude the two shows remembering Mr. Blackpool – Reginald Dixon. 30th March saw the 50th anniversary of Reg leaving the tower and a massive 90 years since he started there.

Tonight Nigel Ogden is at the microphone and in his archive as he brings us Reg’s last solo broadcast from the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool in 1967.

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Music Played

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

‘Over The Footlights’ Selection

Eleanora

Blue Tango

Black & White Rag

At Your Request: The Last Waltz/Little Girl/Autumn Leaves/Happy Days Are Here Again

Legend Of The Glass Mountain

Sing Song: Marie/Loves Old Sweet Song/Friends And Neighbours/I Love A Lassie/Till We Meet Again

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

All tracks played on the 3/14 Wurlitzer in the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool broadcast on 30th March 1970. Original tape thanks to Nigel Ogden. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 334 – Farewell Mr Blackpool

On this weeks show we start the first part of two shows remembering Mr. Blackpool – Reginald Dixon. 30th March saw the 50th anniversary of Reg leaving the tower and a massive 90 years since he started there.

Tonight we are taking you back in time to the 29th March 1970 and to the farewell broadcast – performed live to a capacity crowd.

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Music Played

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

I Kiss Your Hand Madame

The Stein Song

Don’t Speak Love (Vince Hill)

Isn’t This A Lovely Day (The Northern Dance Orchestra)

Czardas

Intermezzo From ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’

Toot Toot Tootise/Whispering/South Of The Boarder/Darktown Strutters Ball/Happy Days Are Here Again

No Other Love (Vince Hill)

Dream Of Olwen

The Storm At Sea

Sing Song: Ma He’s Making Eyes At Me/Let The Rest Of The World Go By/We’ll Keep A Welcome/End Of The Road/I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Encore: We’ll Meet Again

All tracks played on the 3/14 Wurlitzer in the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool broadcast on 30th March 1970. Originals tape from thanks to Nigel Ogden. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 244 – Beside the Seaside with Reginald Dixon

On this week’s show we turn back the clocks on one of the most famous star organists of the past – Mr Blackpool himself Reginald Dixon. Damon has recently dug this broadcast out from the Cinema Organs Societies archives and its one of Reg’s typical morning broadcasts from the Tower Ballroom. (Photo © COS Archives)

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Music played

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

‘Arcadians’ Overture

Gold And Silver Waltz

Little Red Monkey

Runway Rocking Horse

Hors D’oeuvres

Cascade Of Stars

Canadian Capers

The Green Hills Of Somerset

I’m Sitting On Top Of The World/Carolina Moon/’ll See You In My Dreams/Auf Wiedersehen Sweetheart

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Originally broadcast on an unknown date – probably early 60’s. Recording taken from the COS Archive.

Episode 185 – I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside with Reginald Dixon

On this week’s show we turn back the clocks on one of the most famous star organists of the past – Mr Blackpool himself Reginald Dixon. Damon has recently dug this broadcast out from the archives and its one of Reg’s typical morning broadcast from the Tower Ballroom

Blackpool is very much forefront of Theatre organ news at the moment, as Phil Kelsall is celebrating his 40 year residency – which now brings him along side Reg for the number of years serving as the Tower’s Resident Organist. There will be a special concert featuring Phil at the Wurlitzer this Sunday – starting at 7:30!

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Music played

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

‘My Fair Lady’ Selection

Moonlight Serenade

Petite Waltz

Tiger Rag

At Your Request: Diane/Sahara/Brown Eyes Why Are You Blue/The Carnival Is Over/Nobody’s Sweetheart

If I Can Help Somebody

Sing Song: I’m Happy When Im Hiking/Let Bygones Be Bygones/Back Home In Tennessee/My Mammy/It’s A Long Way To Tipperary

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Originally broadcast on an unknown date – probably early 60’s. Recording taken from the DMC Collection.