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.