Episode 550 – Stars On 78

This week John Leeming picks some random section of 78rpm discs

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Music Played

I Go for ThatSidney TorchGaumont State, Kilburn, London

4/16 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (FB2208)1939
What a Day We’ll HaveRobinson Cleaver (The Organ, the Dance Band and Me)EMI Studio, London

3/8 Compton
Parlophone Records (F2514)c1950
Mistakes/Charmaine/Dancing with Tears in My EyesReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer
Columbia Records (FB3636)1952
I Used to Be Colour Blind/Change Partners/The YamDudley BeavenGranada Theatre, Clapham Junction

3/8 Wurlitzer
Decca Records (F6937)1938
I’m Always Thinkin’ of You RagFrank GordonRitz Cinema, Birkenhead

3/8 Christie
Cinema Organ Society (COS2)c1955
Joseph! Joseph!/Cinderella (Stay in My Arms)/Georgia’s Got a MoonDonald ThorneGranada Theatre, Willesden, London

3/9 Christie
Decca Records (F6919)1938
Stairway to the StarsArthur Young and Fela SowandeNovachord and Hammond electronicsDecca Records (F7312)1939
Manhattan SerenadeHenry CroudsonParamount Theatre, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
Regal Zonophone Records (MR2342)1936
The Miller of DeeRobin RichmondHammond electronicHis Master’s Voice Records (BD1144)1946
It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing/St Louis Blues/Sentimental Gentleman from GeorgiaSidney TorchRegal Cinema, Edmonton, London
4/15 Christie
Columbia Records (FB1158)1935
Bonus track: Midnight, the Stars and YouAlex Mendham and His OrchestraOrchestraPalomar Records (2111-A)2020

Episode 536 – Random Tapes

This week John Leeming has picked some tracks from random tapes

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Music Played

Goofy DameStanley TudorBBC Theatre Organ No.2

5/27 Möller
Private recording (BBC/Terry Bond/COS archive)c1954
PusztaReginald FoortBBC Theatre Organ No.1

4/25 Compton
NTOT Records (NCM 212)1996
Transatlantic Lullaby/I’m in Love for the Very First TimeJoseph SealABC Theatre, Kingston-on-Thames

3/12 Wurlitzer
Private recording (BBC/Geoff Day/COS Archive)c1967
Home at SundownThe Organ, the Dance Band and Me (Robinson Cleaver)EMI Studio No.1

3/8 Compton
NTOT Records (NCM 213)1997
In the Still of the NightLen RawleGranada Theatre, Slough

3/8 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2003)1988
Sleigh RideGeorge BlackmoreGranada Theatre, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie
Private recording (Geoff Day)1988
I Want to Be Happy/Somebody Loves Me/I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise/A Kiss in the Dark/Mississippi MudSimon GledhillState Theatre, Grays

3/6 Compton
Private Recording (Allan Newman/COS Archive)1988
Autumn LeavesVic HammettGranada Theatre, Tooting
4c/14 Wurlitzer
Private recording (Geoff Day/COS Archive)

Episode 497 – Then & Now

This week Damon features the sounds of four instruments in their original and current locations.

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Music Played

TelstarReginald Porter-BrownBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
TOEnc Archive (N.O)1963
Birth Of The BluesTom HazletonCivic Auditorium, Pasadena CA

5/28 Möller
Arkay Records (AR1076)1983
Caribbean HoneymoonRon CurtisOdeon Cinema, Sunderland

3/9 Compton
TOEnc Archive (N.O)1983
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue SeaHoward BeaumontCommunity Centre, Ryhope

3/9 Compton
Fairview Studios (HB 111)2019
An Earful Of Music/Spanish Gypsy DanceRobinson CleaverPyramid/Odeon Sale

3c/7 Christie
TOEnc Archive (N.O)1971
It’s Foolish But Its Fun/The Very Thought Of You/I Only Have Eves For YouNigel OgdenChurch Of St Mary, Lowe House, St. Helens

3/11 Christie
TOEnc Recording 2021
Waltz At MaximsGeorge BlackmoreTrocadero Elephant and Castle, London

4/21 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Archive (N.O)1959
Nice Work If You Can Get It/Oh Lady Be Good/Somone To Watch Over Me/S’ WonderfulRobert WolfeTroxy Stepney London

4/25 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording 2023

Episode 493 – Christmas Time Is Here

Its Christmas all the way this week as Damon features festive sounds, past and present

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Music Played

We Need A Little ChristmasRon RhodeReiny Delzer Residence Bismarck, North Dakota (ND)

4/27 Wurlitzer
Roxy Productions (RP-106-CD)1993
Brazilian Sleigh Bells Tony FenelonFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Archive (N.O)1981
Christmas Fantasy (arr. L Anderson)Gerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, Londo

5c/17 Compton
TOEnc Archive (N.O)1971
Santa Claus Is Coming To TownGeorge WrightGeorge Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Dot Records (DLP 25479)1962
ToylandRobinson CleaverGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Brusnwick Ltd (LA 8688)
Rudolph The Red Nosed ReindeerReginald DixonTower Ballroom Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Readers Digest (2-769-0-1)1968
The Snow WaltzArnold LoxamRufforth

3/9 Compton
Barrie Davenport (DAV036)1993
Jingle Bell Rock/Rockin Around The Christmas TreeRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 06)2002

Episode 489 – Time For John’s Archive

On this week’s show John Leeming is at the microphone with another show packed of materials from the archive!

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Music Played

From This Moment OnDave JunchenTower Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA

5/28 Möller
Private recording (John Smallwood)c1984
Love Walked In/Slow Boat to ChinaJackie BrownGranada Theatre, North Cheam

3/8 Wurlitzer
Private recording (Harry Jupp)1965
Crackin’ CornAndrew FennerGranada Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames

3c/10 Wurlitzer
Private recording (Harry Jupp)1965
I Remember YouNick OlsenOdeon Cinema, Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Private recording (BBC, Geoff Day)1967
CarefreeJim RoseveareParamount Theatre Oakland, CA

4/27 Wurlitzer
Private recording (Dick Clay)1983
Let’s Fall in LoveJoe MelanderJack Leynnwood residence, California

2/8 hybrid
Concert Recording (CR0004)c1968
PatriciaRobinson CleaverSundown (Regal) theatre, Edmonton

4/14 Christie
Amberlee Records (AML309)1976
Swinging SleighbellsStanley TudorGaumont Cinema, Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Private recording (BBC, Bill Ravenall)1965
September SongGeorge WrightPasadena Studio

3/28 Wurlitzer
Private recording (KCBS Radio)c1960

Episode 476 – Ancient Tapes & Discs

On this week’s show John Leeming delves into his archive full of ancient Tapes & Discs.

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Music Played

Love and MarriageDudley SavageABC Cinema, Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Private recording (Dudley Savage)c1995
Nobody Does It BetterLen Rawle & ‘Duke’ Blatchly (trumpet)Gaumont State Theatre, Kilburn, London

4/16 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS2002)c1995
I Got Rhythm/Someone to Watch Over MeArmsbee BancroftAstra Theatre, Llandudno

3/8 Christie
COS Archive (Bill Ravenall)1983
I Left My Heart in San FranciscoRoy BentleyAstra Theatre, Llandudno

3/8 Christie
Private Recording (Roy Bentley)c1975
Don’t Ever Walk in the ShadowsThe Organ, the Dance Band and MeEMI Studio, Abbey Road, London

3/8 Compton
Parlophone (F1946)1943
MoonglowCor SteynTesselschade Church, Hilversum, NL

5/27 Möller
Private Recording1965
Stranger on the ShoreHubert SelbyThursford Collection

3/19 Wurlitzer
Thursford Enterprises (TE03)1978
Spooky Takes a HolidayDudley BeavenGranada Theatre, Welling

3/8 Wurlitzer
Archive recording (BBC)1939
Stella by StarlightBill ThomsonParamount Theatre, Oakland

4/27 Wurlitzer
Private recording (John Leeming)1983

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 463 – Animal

This week Damon takes you on a musical trip to the zoo!

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Music Played

Samba: The ParrotErnest BroadbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
One-UP/EMI (OU 2171)1977
Suite From The Carnival Of The Animals – The Elephant David Harris & Jelani EddingtonLittle River Studio, Miller, Whichita

3/19 Wurlitzer
RJE Productions2005
The Elephant’s TangoDouglas ReeveGaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer
Acorn Records (CF 255)1974
Little Red MonkeyJohn MannTony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/7 Christie
Grosvenor Records (GRS1114)1981
Monkey On A StringWalt StronyAuditorium Theatre, Rochester NY

4/22 Wurlitzer
ATOS 20192019
Penguin’s PlaytimeNigel OgdenFree Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS201)1993
FamingoJim RoseveareWiltern Theatre Los Angeles CA

4/37 Kimball
Cambria Master Recordings (CD1040)1996
Alligator CrawlRobinson CleaverGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Musique Records2015
At The Panda’s PartySidney TorchGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Piping Hot (PH2007)2013
Tiger RagReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Starline (EMI Records)(MRS5056)1971

Episode 454 – Music While You Work

On this show, Damon features some selections from “Music While You Work” broadcasts.

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Music Played

It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie/The Old Pianna RagRobin Richmond QuartetHammond OrganE.R Hart Collection????
???/It’s Nice To Go Travelling/Standing On The Corner/???/Macapa/One Of Those SongsJimmy Leach And His OrganoliansHammond OrganE.R Hart Collection????
Blue Tango/My Favourite Things/Do-Re-Mi/Climb Every Mountain Robinson CleaverHammond OrganE.R Hart Collection????
Charmaine/You Are My Lucky Star/Don’t Blame Me/Give Me The Simple Life/Moon RiverRobin Richmond TrioHammond OrganE.R Hart Collection1961
Cherokee/Boom/Calcutta/Scenic RailwayRonnie Munroe SextetteHammond OrganE.R Hart Collection????

Episode 426 – An Earful Of Music

On this weeks show we are remembering Robinson Cleaver with a full broadcast from the Granada Tooting in 1966.

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Music Played

Signature Tune: An Earful Of Music

Marching Strings


“Porgy And Bess” Selection

Rondo Alla Turca

Tiger Rag


Bavarian Ramble

Overture: Orpheus In The Underworld

Signature Tune: An Earful Of Music

All tracks played on the 4/14 Wurlitzer in the Granada Tooting broadcast 29th April 1966. Recorded off air by E.R Hart. Recording re-mixed with Adobe Audition.