Episode 464 – Elizabethan Serenade

On this week’s show John Leeming has been looking through the Radio Times in March and April 1952 to see what people were listening to in theatre organ broadcasts at the time of the Queen’s accession to the throne.

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Music Played

Legend of the Glass Mountain Robinson CleaverGranada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
President Records (PLCD544)1996
On a Spring Note David GraySanfilippo Foundation Collection

5/80 Wurlitzer
David Gray Records (DG0001)2018
September in the Rain
Robert WolfeOrion Centre, Campsie

3/17 Wurlitzer
Music Digital (CD6021)1996
September in the Rain
Reginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Sterndale Records (STE3101)2001
Montmartre David ShepherdOdeon, Leicester Square, London

5/17 Compton
John Leeming collection (BBC)1981
Leicester Square Looks Round John HowlettOdeon, Leicester Square, London

5/17 Compton
John Howlett collection (BBC)1965
Looking Around Simon Gledhill & Richard HillsDavid Shepherd Residence, Holbeach

4/22 Compton-plus
John Leeming YouTube2014
Belle of the Ball Stanley WyllieGranada, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie
John Leeming collection1986
Dance of the Three Old Maids John MannSouth Bank University

4/24 Wurlitzer
Odin Music (ODC012)c1989
Dance of an Ostracised ImpReginald Dixon Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Damon Cox Records (DMCD03)2016
Memories of You Eric LordOdeon, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
LTOT Records (LTOT9510)1995

Episode 444 – Blue

This week Damon is feeling rather blue, so he’s decided to make that colour the theme of this show!

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Music Played

Blue Is The NightJim RiggsParamount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer
Melody Masters (MLM 107)1993
Blue PreludeNeil JensenJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/25 Kimball
Engle Associates Recording (EAR-10495)
Blue TangoThe Three Suns ft. Ray BohrParamount New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer
His Masters Voice (LPM-1333)1957
Serenade In BlueRobert WolfeOrion Centre, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 01)1992
Blue Goose RagJohn BowdlerTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
John Bowdler (JB0010CD)2006
Blue MoonRichard HillsDolby House, Holbeach

3/19 Compton
Cinema Organ Society (COS 127)2000
Blue MomentsBud TaylorKearns/Carson Residence, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Malar Productions (MAS-2010)
Beyond The Blue HorizonJohn GiacchiOrion Centre, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer
Modern Mood Music (MMM001)1996

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 419 – We’ll Gather Lilacs

The music of Ivor Novello is the sole feature on this show. With many great shows to his name, we have two long selections from “Gays The Word” and “The Dancing Years” plus more!

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Music Played

Gay’s The Word Selection
a) Gaity Glad
b) If Only He’d Look My Way
c) A Matter Of Minutes
d) Bees Are Buzzin’
e) Finder Please Return
f) Vitality
Joseph SealRegal/ABC Kingston

3/12 Wurlitzer
PYE Records
( NSPL 18278)
1969
We’ll Gather LilacsDavid LoweNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/8 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS239)1998
The Dancing Years Selection a) Lorelei
b) Waltz Of My Heart
c) Uniform
d) I Can Give You The Starlight
e) Primrose
f) The Leap Year Waltz
g) My Dearest Dear
Richard HillsGuildhall Southampton 4/50 Compton (Dual Console)Silver Street Music (SSM0037)2012

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 391 – A Perfect Party

If Damon was left to arrange the music for an end of year party, this is what you might expect to hear! Enjoy the celebrations with this extended hour long show!

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Music Played

Thunder And Lightning PolkaErnest BroadbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Columbia/EMI Records (SCX 6410)1970
I Cover The Waterfront (Version 1)Bryan RodwellParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Musiqua2015
Let’s Face The Music And DanceGeorge WrightGeorge Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Essential Records (ERS-01W)1971
I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)Dan BellomyParamount Brooklyn NY

4/26 Wurlitzer
Cambria Master Recordings (CD-1108)1997
Bi Mir Bist Du SchoenChris McPheeOrion Centre, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD002)1995
Moonlight SerenadeWalt StronyCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer
Walter Strony Productions1996
String Of PearlsLew WilliamsOrgan Stop Pizza, Pheonix AZ

4/29 Wurlitzer
Organ Stop Pizza (OSP 106)1979
Old Cape CodBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions,Inc (WJVCD-107)1996
MemoryLyn LarsenNethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, Los Angeles CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-108)
Can This Be LoveJim RiggsGranada Theatre, Kansas City KS

3/21 Barton
RTR Productions (RTC105CD)1991
Anaconda SambaLen RawleConcerthall and Auditorium, Middelburg

3/11 Compton
NOF Production2006
If Love Were AllSimon GledhillJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball
DTOS & Simon Gledhill (DTOS366P)1996
BrazilRichard HillsDolby House, Holbeach

3/19 Compton
Cinema Organ Society (COS 127)2000
In The Still Of The Night/Easy To Love/Ev’ry Time We Say GoodbyeRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 17)2011
Jive: Nagasaki/Sweet Georgia BrownPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRALP 18)1987

Episode 175 – Spotlight On Richard Hills

On this week’s show Damon chats to international organist Richard Hills. Richard has bought countless hours of beautiful and fun music to the theatre organ scene and has been lucky to travel to world playing for fans. Recently back from the USA and from playing the World Premier of ‘Seaside Concerto’ he is certainly a busy man!

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Music played

Theatreland- COS 1998

Blue Moon – COS 2000

March Heroique – Silver Screen 2012

Can I Forget You? – ATOS 2010

Tiger rag – DTOSCD 2002