Episode 417 – Two Manual Delights

On this weeks show Damon takes us on an international ramble of some of the best two manual Wurlitzer installations.

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Music Played

From This Moment OnDeclan PooleRoyalty Cinema, Bowness-on-Windermere

2/7 Wurlitzer
An FTOP Production2018
Blue MoonLen RawleMarine Arcade, Douglas, Isle Of Man

2/10 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2019
‘Harry Warren’ Selection
a) We’re In The Money
b) Jeepers Creepers
c) You’ll Never Know
d) Remember Me?
e) September In The Rain
f) Lullaby Of Broadway
g) Serenade In Blue
h) 42nd Street
Simon GledhillReactor Hall 1, KTH Royal Institute Of Technology, Stockholm, Sweeden

2/7 Wurlitzer
Recording from Per-Olaf Schultz2017
Isn’t This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain)Jim RiggsMacy’s Greek Hall, Philidelphia, PA

2/8 Wurlitzer
DSP Recordings2013
Twelfth Street RagReginald Porter-BrownTown Hall, Marrickville, Sidney, Australia

2/10 Wurlitzer
Deroy Records (Deroy 1020)1974

Episode 395 – A Live Show

On this week’s show John Leeming takes us back in time with recordings from many live performances of the past! Tracks you won’t have heard before…unless you were there of course!

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Music Played

The Skaters’ WaltzJohn MannGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Tea For Two/HallelujahBobby PaganGranada Kingston, London

3c/10 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1976
A Walk In The Black ForestReginald Porter-BrownGuildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)
Private Recording1973
June Night On Marlow ReachIain FlitcroftEMD/Granada Walthamstow, London

3/12 Christie
Private Recording1999
Begin The BeguineGeorge BlackmoreSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1989
That’s EntertainmentHans NottrotPassage Theatre Schidam

3/10 Standaart
Private Recording1981
When You’re Counting The Stars AloneJeff BarkerSilver Jubilee Club, West Hallam

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1975
All Or Nothing At AllJackie BrownGranada, Greenford

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1963
Stomping At The SavoyJim RiggsFox Detroit MI

4/36 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1995

Episode 376 – The End Of Times

On this weeks show John Leeming is back in his archive, with tracks taken from the last 18 months of traditional theatre organ broadcasts before they ceased for good in June 1968.

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Music Played

Old Father ThamesReginald Porter-BrownGuildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)
Private Recording1967
Call Me/Anything GoesCharles SmittonParamount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
I’ve Got The World On A StringBryan RodwellParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
Hora StaccataEna BagaGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
A Pretty GirL Is Like A MelodyVic HammettTown Hall Buckingha

3/10 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1967
Sunshine TangoBobby PaganRitz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Blackberry PieWilliam DaviesGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Valse MignonetteKeith BeckinghamGranada, Harrow, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Jazz Favourites:
a) Sweet Sue, Just You
b) Some Of These Days
c) Whispering
d) I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
e) Nobody’s Sweetheart
f) Honeysuckle Rose
g) Singin’ In The Rain
Stanley TudorGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Jazz PizzicatoRobinson CleaverGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
Bonnie and ClydeRobert LeysCapitol Cinema, Abderdeen

3/8 Compton
Private Recording1968
I Remember YouNick OlsenParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968

Most of the recordings are from tapes donated by the estates of Bill Ravenall and ‘JK’ via Geoff Day.

Episode 233 – Porter-Brown at the Ritz

On this week’s show we have raided the archive and bring you another classic broadcast. This time it’s the unique sound of Reginald Porter-Brown, who was for many years resident at the ABC in Southampton, however on this occasion he’s seated at the console of the fiery Ritz Richmond Wurlitzer. So with just 8 ranks of pipes, one organist and what sounds like three hands…take it away Reg!

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Music played

Signature Tune: Oh! Mr Porter

Mexican Fire Dance

Fountain Fantasy

Lady Chatterbox

That Lucky Old Sun/Where Are You Now/Music, Music, Music/The Minuet You’re Gone/Pass Me By/Bye Bye Blues

Rosemary

Sidewalk Serenade

A Room With A View/Let’s Do It/I’ll See You Again/With A Song In My Heart

Signature Tune: Oh! Mr Porter

Originally broadcast on 18th January 1964. Recording taken from the M. Smith Collection.