Week 294 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Goodies

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and digging up all sorts of goodies including recordings of the Rotherham and Blackpool Conacher Organs, a spotlight of the Ritz Nuneaton Compton and a rare and usual recording of Reginald Dixon (aka Mr Blackpool) on the Royal Albert Hall Willis.

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 Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Bitter Sweet Selection Nigel Ogden  

Regal/Scala Rotherham

3/9 Conacher

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1983
The Petite Waltz Reginald Holland  

Odeon, Blackpool

4/12 Conacher

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1961
Happy Days Are Here Again/Song Of The Dawn Reginald Dixon  

Royal Albert Hall, London

4m 147 Speaking Stops ‘Father’ Henry Willis

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1962
Dolls On Parade George Blackmore  

Ritz, Nuneaton

3/7 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1959
Remember Me?/Loves Last Word Is Spoken/42nd Street Dudley Savage  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1992
John Peel/Back To Old Ireland Joseph Seal  

Ritz Belfast

4c/10 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1953
El Cato/Medley Of Irish Ballads Stanley Wylie  

Ritz Belfast

4c/10 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS 122) 1995

 

Week 293 – Double Dutch Sandwich

On this week’s show Damon Cox is back with a double dutch sandwich. We have four dutch artists and four not – but all the instruments featured are of dutch origin or installed there.

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Trumpet Blues & Cantabile Bryan Rodwell  

AVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

5/27 Möller

 

Private Recording (John Leeming Archive) 1966
 

Fools Rush In

 

Len Rawle  

Concerthall and Auditorium, Middelburg

3/11 Compton

 

NOF 2006
Elfenbal Hans Nottrot  

Tuschinski Theatre, Amsterdam

4/10 Strunk-Wurlitzer

 

Fonos (ST-38654) 1977
Seven Seas Bernard Drukker  

AVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton

 

Omega International (OM 333.264) 1978
In A Sentimental Mood Pierre Palla  

AVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton

 

Private Recording 2000
Quick Foxtrot:

Inka Dinka Doo

I’ll Never Say ‘Never Again’ Again

All I Do Is Dream Of You

Cor Steyn  

The ‘Magic’ Organ

 

EMI Records (LC 0542) 1989
Here’s That Rainy Day Jelani Eddington  

Centraal Buteau Voor De Statistiek, Voorburgh

3/11 Standaart

 

NOF Sound (NOFCD35) 2005
Unforgettable

Anything Goes

Puttin’ On The Ritz

I Double Dare You

Lucky Day

Nicholas Martin  

Passage Theatre Schidam

3/10 Standaart

 

Syncoop Production (5752CD139) 1992

 

Week 292 – Music from the Midlands

On this week’s show John Leeming is recalling the Cinema Organ Society’s 2018 Midlands & Wales and Wales convention. We visit the Fentham Hall Compton, Burton-On-Trent Wurlitzer, Buttermarket Wurlitzer and Tywyn Wurlitzer with contrasting range of styles from the performers!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Goody Goody David Gray  

Buttermarket Shrewsbury

3/10 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 2018
 

All The Things You Are

 

Jonathan Eyre  

Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton

 

Private Recording 2018
The Joint Is Jumpin’ Keith Evans  

Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton

 

Private Recording 2018
For You Nicholas Martin  

Town Hall Burton-on-Trent

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 2018
Autumn Leaves/Lullaby Of The Leaves David Lowe  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 2018
Rosamund/Fairy Frolic David Shepherd  

Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton

 

Private Recording 2018
Moonlight Serenade

Chatanooga Choo-Choo

In The Mood

Andrew Nix & Tony Stace  

Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton & Yamaha HX1

 

Private Recording 2018
Fly Me To The Moon Adam Evans  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 2018
Nights Of Gladness Richard Hills  

Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton

 

Private Recording 2018

The producer would like to thank the following people; Mike Carter, Damon Willetts & The Midlands and Wales District of the Cinema Organ Society, John Smallwood, Cameron Lloyd & members of the Shropshire Theatre Organ Trust and finally Michael Thompson and the crew at Burton Town Hall.

Week 291 – Mann and his Music

On this weeks show we throw our star organist slot over to John Mann who today (Thursday 20th) Is celebrating his big 80th Birthday! Although John has now retired from the concert circuit, he still is busy with music in his life. Tonight we feature an hour long show with music and birthday messages from Johns friends!

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
With Sword And Lance John Mann  

Tony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/9 Christie

 

Tonawanda Sound (TWS 1004) 1976
The Windows Of Paris

I’m Getting Sentimental Over You

Parade Of The Tin Soldiers

John Mann  

Granada Sutton

3/10 Compton

 

Private Recording 1966
Destiny John Mann & Sarah Bryant  

Town Hall Portslade

3/18 Compton

 

Private Recording 2015
Fascinating Rhythm

I Cant Give You Anything But Love

You Were Meant For Me

Singing In The Rain

John Mann  

Town Hall Portslade

3/18 Compton

 

Private Recording 2016
Sunshine Medley:

Powder Your Face With Sunshine

Keep Your Sunny Side Up

You Are My Sunshine

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

The Sun Has Got His Hat On

The Sunshine Of Your Smile

On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Painting The Clouds

We’ll All Go Riding On A Rainbow

John Mann Dome Brighton 4/41 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’ Private Recording 2016
In A Clock Store John Mann  

Folly Farm Zoo, Begelly, Kilgetty, Wales

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Compton Lodge Studios (CLS-CD1001) 2010
The Skaters Waltz John Mann  

Paul Kirner’s Music Palace, Ynyshir, Wales

4/15 Christie

 

Compton Lodge Studios (CLS-CD1022) 2017
Some Enchanted Evening

I,Yi,Yi,Yi,Yi(Like You Very Much)

Tico Tico

Ani’t You Got No Home’s To Go Too

John Mann Winter Gardens Eastbourne

Eminent Grand 2000

Private Recording 2016

Week 290 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Louis Mordish

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and throw’s a spotlight on Louis Mordish who was a fine musician, but sadly has been forgotten by many.

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 Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Night Ride Louis Mordish  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Excelsior Music (LM1) 1988
St. Louis Blues

Castanets Of Granada

Louis Mordish  

Trocadero Elephant and Castle, London

4/21 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1960’s
Knave Of Diamonds Louis Mordish  

Piano & Orchestra

 

Excelsior Music (LM1) 1934
Tea At Claridge’s Louis Mordish  

Claridge’s Hotel 4tet

 

SAVOY (00001) 1994
Waltz From Faust Louis Mordish  

Granada, Harrow, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1992
Eleanora Louis Mordish  

Conn 580

 

Excelsior Music (LM1) 1994
Gopak Louis Mordish  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Excelsior Music (LM1) 1980
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 Louis Mordish  

Town Hall Ossett

3/13 Compton-Christie

 

Excelsior Music (LM1) c80’s

 

Week 289 – At Your Request

This week Damon plays your requests! Simple as that!

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Powder Your Face With Sunshine Stanley Tudor  

Gaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Deroy Records (Deroy 845) 1973
Even Now John Mann  

Tony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/7 Christie

 

Grosvenor Records (GRS1114) 1981
Open Your Heart Simon Gledhill  

John Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball

 

 DTOS & Simon Gledhill (DTOS366P) 1996
Agadoo Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Records (EG 2402711) 1985
Down The Mall John Bowdler  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

John Bowdler (JB0010CD) 2012
Celes’ Theme Damon Cox  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 2019
Carioca Gerald Shaw  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Private Recording c1960’s
Let’s Face The Music And Dance George Wright  

George Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer

 

Essential Records (ERS-01W) 1971

Week 288 – A Different Filling

This week Damon treats you to sandwich no. 3! This time its a little different as we combine the talents of British and Australian musicians for a contrast in flavour!

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Cabaret Tony Fenelon  

Dendy Theatre, Brighton, Melbourne, Australia

3/15 Wurlitzer

 

Festival Records (L 25052) 1973
So In Love John Atwell  

Town Hall, Marrickville, Sidney, Australia

2/11 Wurlitzer

 

JAmusic (JAM110) 2010
Waiting For The Robert E Lee

Carolina In The Morning

Toot, Toot, Tootsie!

I’m Sitting On Top Of The World

Robert Wolfe  

Thursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Wolfe Productions (WPCD 05) 2002
We’re Getting There David Lowe  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital (OS239) 1998
For Once In My Life/Isn’t She Lovely Michael Wooldridge  

New Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

2012
How Long Has This Been Going On? Richard Hills  

Senate Detroit MI

4/34 Wurlitzer

 

2012
Journey Into Melody John Giacchi  

Capri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer

 

Modern Mood Music (MMM002) 2000
I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire Chris McPhee  

Orion Centre, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer

 

Chris McPhee (CMCD002) 1995