Week 282 – A Couple Of Swells

It’s star organist time, well, actually, this month we have two star organists! David Lowe and Adam Evans are two contrasting organist that complement each-other very well. Well you get to hear these two masters of the console on the Victoria Hall Saltire Wurlitzer with their own imitable styles!

 

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Music Played

Adam Evans: 

Get Happy

There’s A Place In My Heart For You

Fly Me To The Moon

Sonata

David Lowe: 

Gigolo

Spring Is Here/It Might As Well Be Spring/Spring, Spring, Spring

La Mer/Up A Lazy River

 

All tracks played by Adam Evans & David Lowe on the 3/12 Wurlitzer in The Victoria Hall Saltaire. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Organ tuned and maintained David Lowe and members of the COS northern district. Thanks to Richard Stephenson for giving permission for this to be broadcast.

Week 281 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: A Self Portrait

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and pulls out a selection do tracks featuring himself at several organs in the UK – None of these tracks have been broadcast before and many Instruments have since moved on. 

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 Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Time Marches On Nigel Ogden  

Town Hall, Wimbledon

3/13 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1983
Showtune Medley Nigel Ogden  

State Theatre, Grays

3/6 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1992
Dream Dance Nigel Ogden  

Old Independent Church, Haverhill, Suffolk

3m 41 Speaking Stops Binns

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1990
Hungarian March Nigel Ogden  

Old Independent Church, Haverhill, Suffolk

3m 41 Speaking Stops Binns

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1990
Royal Event/State Occasion Nigel Ogden  

Regal, Oswestry

4c/10 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1992
Overture: Il Tancredi Nigel Ogden  

Memorial Hall, Barry, Wales

4/15 Christie

 

Nigel Ogden Archive c90’s

 

Week 280 – The American-British Sandwich

This week Damon treats you to a feast of theatre organ music – a feast in sandwich form, with some juicy fillings including tracks from two new CD’s from David Gray & Howard Beaumont.

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Holiday In Rio Lyn Larsen  

Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

 

Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-212) 2002
Moanin Low Jerry Nagano  

Wheaton Fox Studio, Wheaton IL

4/46 Robert Morton

 

Jerri-Co Productions 2008
Did You Ever See A Dream Walking? Paul Kirner  

Compton Lodge, Sapcote

4/20 Compton/Wurlitzer

 

CL Records Production (CL1010) 2013
The Song Is You Len Rawle  

John Leckie Music Centre, Perth, Australia

3/12 Compton

 

TOSA 2002
Be Our Guest/I Wanna Be Like You Howard Beaumont  

Community Centre, Ryhope

3/9 Compton

 

Fairview Studios (HB 111) 2019
On A Spring Note David Gray  

Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

 

DG0001 2019
September Song Walt Strony  

California Theatre, San Diego CA

3/23 Wurlitzer

 

Walter Strony Organ Concerts (WSOC-2) 1993
One O’Clock Jump Charlie Balogh  

Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/73 Wurlitzer

 

ERB Enterprises (ERB112) 2001

 

Week 279 – Home & Away

On this week’s show John Leeming is Home & Away with another mixed bag from his extensive collection. Artists Include, Bryan Rodwell, Reginald Dixon, David Shepherd, Robin Richmond and many more!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Happy Days Are Here Again Raymond Wallbank  

Wurlitzer electronic

 

Avid Records (WEC315) c1990s
Parade of the Tin Soldiers/Soldier on the Shelf Carolyn Riddick  

Thorngate Hall, Gosport

3/13 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS108) 1985
Hindustan David Gray  

Dennis Unk Residence, Erie PA

3/21 Wurlitzer

 

Dennis Unks 2017
So Would I/You Keep Coming Back Like a Song/Let It Be Soon Reginald Dixon  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Columbia Records (FB3279) 1947
There Will Never Be Another You Alec Leader  

The Plough, Great Munden

3/11 Compton

 

Private recording 1984
But Not for Me Tom Hazleton  

Dolby House, Holbeach

3/9 Compton

 

Private recording 1988
Blue Moon David Shepherd  

Dolby House, Holbeach

4/22 Compton

 

Private recording 2019
When the Red Red Robin Robin Richmond  

BBC Studio

Hammond Organ

 

Private recording 1959
Some Like It Hot Robin Richmond  

BBC Studio

Hammond Organ

 

Private recording 1959
Give Me the Simple Life Bryan Rodwell  

BBC Playhouse, Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1981

 

Week 278 – Rawle on the Isle

It’s star organist time and this month we traveled across water to the Isle Of Man and the Marine Villa Arcade with its wonderful 2/10 Wurlitzer. Len Rawle was is responsible for the organs maintenance and his talents of getting so much form a small number of ranks makes him the ideal person to demonstrate his baby!

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Music Played

Curtain Up

The Very Though Of You (Gerald Shaw, DMC Archive 1961)

Concerto Pour La Fin D’um Amour (Concerto For The End Of Love)

Don’t Rain On My Parade

Eleanora

Begin The Beguine

Blue Moon

March: Berliner Luft

 

All tracks (except*) played by Len Rawle on the 2/10 Wurlitzer in the Marine Villa Arcade, Douglas, Isle of Mann. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Len for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! Organ tuned and maintained by Len Rawle assisted by Judith Rawle

Week 277 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: At The Console

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive extracting two ‘At The Console’ Broadcast which were produced in the early 90’s. Nigel selects Alec Leader and William Davies to entertain this week!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
‘My Fair Lady’ Selection Alec Leader  

The Plough, Great Munden

3/11 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1990
a) Daffodil Dance

b) Marigold

c) Narcissus

d) To A Wild Rose

e) Lilacs In The Rain

William Davies  

BBC Broadcasting House, London

4/35 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1990

Week 276 – I Wanna Make Rhythm

Rhythm is the theme in this week’s show as Damon features some toe-tappin’ tunes from a handful of the artists who you can go out at see in concert in the UK.

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Shine/Happy Feet/Whispering Chris Powell  

Karrinyup Community Centre, Perth, Australia

3/20 Wurlitzer

 

CMP Productions (CMPCD03) 2002
Clarinet Polka Kevin Morgan  

Laukhuff Organ Factory, Weikersheim, Germany

3/11 Möller

 

Organum Musikproduktion 2006
It Had Better Be Tonight Howard Beaumont  

New Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Fairview Studios (HB106) 2017
Blue Goose Rag John Bowdler  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

John Bowdler (JB0010CD) 2006
Tango: La Cumparsita Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Records (GRALP 18) 1987
Good Morning/Smile Peter Jebson  

Buttermarket Shrewsbury

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Audicord (AC233) 1996
Tico-Tico Nicholas Martin  

Turners Musical Merry-Go-Round

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

 

Turners Entertainments Ltd (TMM18CD) 1999
My Heart Belongs To Daddy/Lets Fall In Love/Let’s Misbehave Robert Wolfe  

Thursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Wolfe Productions (WPCD 17) 2011