Episode 425 – Random Numbers

On this week’s show John Leeming let his computer choose random numbers this week and from that he selected corresponding LP to create the music for this weeks show!

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Music Played

From This Moment OnBilly NalleCentury II Wichita

4/36 Wurlitzer
Wichita Theatre Organ, Inc (1458)1978
DestinyJoseph SealRegal/ABC Kingston

3/12 Wurlitzer
Marble Arch Records. (MALS 1255)1970
Lady Is A TrampGeorge WrightFox San Francisco CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
Doric Recording (DO 1417)1978
September In The RainEverett NourseFox San Francisco CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
Doric Recordings (DO 1406)1974
Cheek To CheekDolton McAlpinParamount Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA

2/6 Robert-Morton
Concert Recording (CR-0076)1969
Blue PreludeBill ThomsonRialto, South Pasadena, CA

2/10 Wurlitzer
Lift Music Company (BT 1002)1964
Doll DanceReginald FoortMosque Theatre, Richmond, VA

3/17 Wurlitzer
Cook Laboratories inc (1059x)1956
Moon RiverLenny Dee Studio recording Hammond + comboBrunswick Records (STA 8578)1964
Sambalina Vic HammettTown Hall, Buckingham

3/10 Wurlitzer
Saga Records (SOC 1037)1967
Sounds Of WonderLyn LarsenJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/24 Kimball
Swartwout Productions (DTOS-1001)1971

Episode 422 – Signature

On this week’s show Damon takes a look at the composing organist and his works!

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Music Played

Our Squadron LeaderNigel OgdenTown Hall Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS248)2000
Tango: Tower Ballroom TangoPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD50)1992
Unfinished DreamLyn LarsenThe Organ Loft, Salt Lake City UT

5/34 Wurlitzer
P.I.P.E. RECORDS (PRS-01)1974
JarvisMark HermanEmbassy Theatre, Fort Wayne IN

4/16 Page
Embassy Theatre Foundation Inc2018
The Mighty WurlitzerAndrew FennerOdeon Hammersmith

4/15 Compton
KPM Music ‎(KPM 1149)1975
Bubble CarTelecast Orchestra & Charles WilliamsOrchestraGuild Music (GLCD 5201)2013
Serenade To MarianneJoseph SealBBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller
ER Hart Collection1962
Southern SambaDudley SavageRoyal/ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton
Perfect Partner Records (PP001CD)2008
After The MoviesGerald ShawOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
ER Hart Collection1963
Home In A HurryBobby PaganGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
ER Hart Collection1963

Episode 411- Come Fly With Me

The music of Jimmy Van Heusen is the sole feature on this show. Many songs on this show are also associated with Frank Sinatra and are great standards!

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Music Played

Star!Hector OliveraJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/28 Kimball
Engle Associates Recording (EAR-10272-73)
All The WayVic HammettGranada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer
Audicord (ACD 232)1980
Throughly Modern MillieLyn LarsenKearns/Carson Residence, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Essental Records (ERS-1010)
Here’s That Rainy DayJohn MannTown Hall, Henley-On-Thames

3/12 Allen MDS Theatre II
Grasmere Records (GRCD133)2015
Love And Marriage/The Tender TrapMichael WooldridgeNew Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer
Merlin Productions (MPCD110)2012
Polka Dots And MoonbeamsKeith BeckinghamTown Hall Clydebank

3/13 Wurlitzer
Chow Productions (COCD102)2004
It Could Happen To YouBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions,Inc (WJVCD-106)1992
Come Fly With MeSimon GledhillAlabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

4/29 Wurlitzer
Alabama Chapter ATOS (ALA-1783-09)2009

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 386 – Up Beat

On this weeks show John Leeming is in a rhythmical mood, so get your dancing shoes! Artists include Robert Wolfe, Bryan Rodwell, Billy Nalle, Tom Hazleton and more!

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Music Played

There’s No Business Like Show BusinessTom HazletonCivic Auditorium, Pasadena CA

5/28 Möller
Arkay Records (AR 1076)1983
Rock Around the Clock/
Opus One/In the Mood
Robert WolfeOrion Centre, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer
Delta Music (CD 6021)1996
They Were Doing the MamboStanley WyllieRitz Belfast

4c/10 Compton
Private Recording1954
Mr SandmanVic HammettCap’ns Galley Pizza Parlour, Redwood City CA

4/18 Wurlitzer
Doric Records (DO 1401)c1972
I Want to Be HappyWilliam DaviesGranada Kingston, London

3c/10 Wurlitzer
EMI MFP Records (50118)1974
Hot DogDavid GraySanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer
David Gray (dg 0001)2018
The Alley CatLenny DeeHammond & drummerBrunswick Records (STA 8578)1964
CochitaDon FrenchOriental Theatre, Portland OR

3/13 Wurlitzer
Concert Recording (CR O009)c1960’s
Keep Your Sunny Side UpHarry Farmer & Rhythm EnsembleHammond & ComboDecca Records (DFE 6219)c1950
MarieBilly Nalle & Ray Mosca (drums)Paramount New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer
RCA Victor (LPM-1521)1957
CherokeeBryan RodwellAssembly Hall, Walthamstow

Hammond Concorde
Private Recording1975

Episode 380 – Christie Showcase

On this weeks show John Leeming throws a spotlight on Christie organs. They were built by Hill, Norman & Beard and have a reputation for being quite quirky!

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Music Played

TangerineVic HammettRegal Edmonton

4/15 Christie
Private Recording1963
Little Red MonkeyJohn MannTony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/9 Christie
Grosvenor Records (GRS1114)1981
Around The Marble Arch/Cuckoo In The NestGeorge BlackmoreRegal/Odeon Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie
Private Recording1964
To A Wild RoseByron JonesAstra Theatre, Llandudno

3/8 Christie
Grosvenor Records (GRS1169)1985
Five Foot Two (Eyes Of Blue)Frank Fowlerex. Servicemen’s Club, Stotfold

3/10 Christie
John Christie Ltd (3003)1981
Dainty MissDavid ShepherdRegal Eastleigh

3c/8 Christie
Private Recording1977
12th Street RagNoel BriggsRegal Edmonton

4/15 Christie
Private Recording1973
A Kiss In The DarkWalt StronyEMD/Granada Walthamstow, London

3/12 Christie
Private Recording1084
Rhapsody In BlueGeorges Ghestem & Georges Tzipine OrchestraGaumont Palace, Paris

4/15 Christie
Editions Hortus (Hortus 160)2020

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.