Episode 548 – Cosy

This week Robert Hope-Jones starts his contribution to 2024 in a cosy mood.

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Music Played

By the Fire SideJim RoservereWiltern Theatre, Los Angeles

4/37 Kimball
Cambria (CD-1040)
Sentimental JourneyEverette NorseFox Theatre, San Fransico

4/36 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1960
Put Your Head On My ShoulderBarry BakerTrinity Presbyterian Church, San Diego

4/24 Wurlitzer
Private Recording2002
It’s the Natural Thing to DoRon CurtisParamount Organ Studio, Bolton

4/10 Compton
ARGO-SPA 3441974
The Christmas SongChristian Elliott4/50 Paramount VTPOPrivate
Five Minutes More/Hot ToddyDudley SavageABC Cinema Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Winter SunsetNigel OgdenSt John Vianney, Clayhall

3/7 Compton
COS 1141988

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 468 – Small Wonders

On this week’s show we hand the spot to a new guest presenter; Robert Hope-Jones – yes you did read that correctly! He’s focusing on those small wonders of the organ world.

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Music Played

Take the A-TrainGeorge WrightRialto Theatre Pasadena, CA

2/10 Wurlitzer
Banda Records (BA 109759)1997
Love IsRonald CurtisDavenport Theatre, Stockport

3/7 Compton
Crystal (CRY 3017)1968
Sleepy LagoonBuddy Cole Buddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3-9 Robert Morton
Capital Records (H 206)1946
I Wish I Were in Love AgainJohn LauterRedford Theatre, Detroit

3-10 Barton
Private Recording (Steve Worthington)2004
Castles in SpainDavid ShepherdRex cinema, Stratford, London

2/7 Wurlitzer
Amberlee (AML 303X)1972
Time on My HandsDudley SavageABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Private Recording (As Prescribed-BBC)1975
I’m Beginning to see the lightNigel OgdenAstra Theatre Llandudno

Cinema Organ Society (COS101)1983
It’s MagicJim MelanderJack Lenwood’s residence, CA

2/8 Hybrid Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR 0004)1966
Her Name is MaryMark LaflinSt. John Vianney Church, Clayhall

3/7 Compton
Cinema Organ Society (COS131)2018
Moanin’Bryan RodwellCapitol Cinema, Aberdeen

3/8 Compton
Aberdeen Theatre Organ Trust (ATOTC 2)1990
If I Had YouJackie BrownGranada Clapham Junction, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968

Episode 446 – Musical Leeds

This week Damon follows on from Nigel in archive mood with a selection of 1950 & 60’s broadcast tracks featuring the Paramount/Odeon Leeds Wurlitzer.

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Music Played

Richard Rogers Selection: June Is Bustin’ Out All Over/There’s A Small Hotel/Lover/Out Of My Dreams/The Lady Is A TrampHubert SelbyParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
E.R Hart Collection1965
“Gershwin” Selection” S’Wonderful/Looking For A Boy/That Certain Feeling/The Man I Love/Oh! Lady Be Good/I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise/I Got RhythmTrevor WillettsParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
E.R Hart Collection
A Real Live Girl/Louise/Tangerine/Red Roses For A Blue LadyRonald CurtisParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
E.R Hart Collection1965
Mood Indigo/Georgia On My Mind/Memories Of YouArnold LoxamParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
E.R Hart Collection1968
Dance Of The Blue MarionettesCharles SmittonParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
D Cox Collection1958
Making Whoopee/I’ve Got The World On A StringBryan RodwellParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
J Leeming Collection1967

Episode 434 – Melotone Magic

On this week’s show John Leeming has an all Compton show – specifically featuring Comptons with a Melotone Unit.

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Music Played

Happy Days Are Here AgainUnknownUnknownTheatre Projects Sound Libraryc1960
Love Walked InRon CurtisGrays State Theatre

3/6 Compton
Dene Records (DKA9242)1992
WaveDavid ShepherdThe Plough, Great Munden

3/11 Compton
Tonawanda Sound (TWS1001)1974
We’re in the Money/I’ve Got to Sing a Torch SongGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5/17 Compton
COS Archives (BBC)1966
In the Still of the Night Sidney TorchEMI Studio No 1, London

3/8 Compton
Columbia Records (FB1932)1938
Harlem NocturneSimon GledhillSt John Vianney, Clayhall

3/6 Compton
Private recording (JL)2007
Once in a While Al BollingtonParamount, Tottenham Ct Rd

4/10 Compton
Pavilion Records (PAST CD 7052)1994
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Trevor WillettsLyric, Wellingborough

2/5 Compton
Emporio Records (EMPRCD560)1995
I’ll Be Around/Ça C’est Paris Stanley WyllieRitz, Belfast

4/10 Compton
COS Tapes (COS122)1995
Moonlight Becomes YouDudley SavageABC, Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Perfect Partners (PP001CD)2008