Episode 399 – Another Organ Plus

On this week’s show John Leeming shows us yet again how well the theatre organ blends with other instruments and performers. John has an extensive archive so we get to delve into some delightful lesser heard tracks on this show!

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Music Played

Rock Around The ClockLyn Larsen with Jack Bethards & His OrchestraPlummer Auditorium, Fullerton CA

4/37 Wurlitzer
Beldale Records (CD421)2000
Dizzy FingersLouise Macdonald & Stanley WyllieGransha High School, Bangor, County Down

3/8 Compton
Private Recording1985
Slow Boat to ChinaOrgan Grinder’s Swing (Robin Richmond)HammondPrivate Recording1945
The Little BoyPierre Palla & Frank van SchaikAVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton
Decca Records (AM 958)1949
On Green Dolphin StreetBert van den BrinkBroadcast Music Centre, Hilversum, Holland

4/20 Standaart-Compton
YouTube2020
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley SquareBBC Big Band & Bryan RodwellHammondPrivate Recording1983
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)Charlie BaloghOrgan Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer
ERB Enterprises (ERB-120)2011
An Earful of Music/Fall In and Follow Me/Temptation Rag/Ship AhoyRobinson Cleaver & Theatre Organ Club VocalAbbey Road EMI Studios

3/9 Compton
TOC-NTOT Productions (NLM104)1978

Episode 397 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Toot Toot Tooting!

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with a special focusing on the broadcast famous 4/14 Wurlitzer installed in the Granada (Now Buzz Bingo) Tooting!

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
This Could Be The Start Of Something BigRobin RichmondGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1964
BrazilVic HammettGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1964
Nautical MedleyRobinson CleaverGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1966
Country GardensSandy MacPhersonGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1965
March From The VictorsNelson ElmsGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive
Girl From CorsicaKeith BeckinghamGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1967
The Flying ScotsmanJackie BrownGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR-SO58)
Mack The Knife/Poor People Of ParisRobin RichmondGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Nigel Ogden Archive1964

Episode 396 – Be My Love

On this weeks show Damon reminds us all it’s ten days till Valentines day – Enough time to order your loved one a gift! Don’t forget the sounds of the Cinema Organ is proven to act like a potion of love.

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Music Played

I’m In Love For The Very First TimeSimon GledhillOrgue De Cinéma, Collège Claparède, Genèva

3c/8 Wurlitzer
AAOCCC, Genève2017
Be My LoveWalt StronyVince & Pat Aveni Residence, Cleveland OH

4/60 Wurlitzer
Walt Strony2013
It’s Almost Like Being In LoveClark WilsonMiller Theatre, Wichita KS

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wichita Theatre Organ (WTO1462)1999
Falling In Love With LoveGeorge WrightHoward Vollum Studio, Portland OR

4/49 Wurlitzer
BANDA CD (BA19009)2000
I Wish You LoveBuddy ColeBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton
Warner Bros. Records (WS 1533)1963
Love EverlastingPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD123)2005
I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With MeRon RhodeIowa Theatre, Cedar Rapids IA

3/14 Barton
Roxy Productions (RP-103-CD)1991
Goodnight My LoveRobin RichmondKitchen Bros Garage Diss

3/19 Wurlitzer
Cinema Organ Society (COS 123)1998

Episode 347 – That Red Red Robin!

On this weeks show we take you back to 1980 and to a live performance given by Robin Richmond! Robin’s unique style and personality is radiant in this recording.

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Music Played

Blaze Away/Waltz In C Sharp Minor/Taboo/Li’l Darlin’/9:20 Special

Bats In The Belfry/I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good/It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie/Lovely Lady/Alabama Jubilee

French Selection: Reine De Musette/Ces’t Magnifique/I Love Paris/Ca Cest Bon/Boom!/I Wish You Love/Under The Bridges Of Paris/Pigalle

Poodles On Parade/The Carioca/Dream/Love Is The Sweetest Thing/Windows Of Paris/Mack The Knife/Pompton Turnpike/Whirly Bird

Ivor Novello Selection: Glamorous Night/Shine Through My Dreams/I Can Give You The Starlight/Waltz Of My Heart/We’ll Gather Lilacs/Rose Of England

All tracks played on the 2/10 Wurlitzer in the Keystone Oaks High School, Pittsburgh PA on 23rd September 1980. Original tape from the E.C Buckland Collection. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 206 – Farewell to the Troc

Tonight we take you back (almost) exactly 57 years to the Trocadero Elephant & Castle for a program of highlights from the closing concert. The 40 minutes of music is all presented by Alex Cambell-Gifford. So sit back and relax and bask in the sounds of of the Troc Wurlitzer as it was in the cinema. It’s with thanks to the Cinema Organ Society that this Wurlitzer is now installed in the Troxy and is one of the finest examples of a Wurlitzer in the world.

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Music played

Jackie Brown – Knocked ‘Em In The Old Kent Road

Bobby Pagan –  The Lady Is A Tramp/With A Smile And A Song

Sidney Gustard – Classical Selection

Robin Richmond – Try A Little Tenderness/Nice Work If You Can Get It

Dennis Mathew – Idaho/Chanson De Matin

George Blackmore – Spanish Gypsy Dance/Little Serenade

Jackie Brown – The Waltz From Masquerade/Body And Soul/Chloe

George Blackmore – The Lost Chord

Jackie Brown – Knocked ‘Em In The Old Kent Road

Recorded 6th November 1960 and presented by Alex Cambell-Gifford. Thanks to John Leeming and the Cinema Organs Societies Archive for their help and permission to this.