Week 216 – An Airing For Aaron

On this week’s show its turn of our star organist to entertain. Who better than the senior winner of last years ATOS young organist of the year competition, Aaron Hawthorne. Aaron is playing his ‘home’ Wurlitzer – the one in Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, Glasgow and he certainly gets the best sounds with a varied and enjoyable programme.

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Music played –

Happy Days Are Here Again

Puttin’ On The Ritz

A Moment For Morricone

The Girl From Ipanema

Sherman Bothers Medley: The Age Of Not Believing/Feed The Birds/Hushabye Mountain/Its A Small Word/King Of the Swingers

Happy Days Are Here Again

 

All tracks played on the 3/21 Wurlitzer in Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, Glasgow. Recorded by Aaron Hawthorne on a Zoom H4N. Tracks edited & show produced by Damon Cox. Organ tuned and maintained by members of the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust.

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Week 215 – News & Views

On this weeks show we mark the sad passing of Don Thompson, the 80th Birthday of Len Rawle and more sad news from the BBC. Never fear though – theres lots of good music!

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
That’s A Plenty/Great Day/Eso Beso David Lowe Gaumont State Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

Private Recording 1970
Be My Love Simon Gledhill Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

 Unknown 1997
Quickstep Medley: Love Makes The World Go Round/Change Partners Don Thompson Melody Inn, Los Altos, CA

4/20 Wurlitzer

Concert Recording  c1969
Stars Fell On Alabama Len Rawle Tonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer

Tonawanda Sound 1972
T’Zena T’Zena Len Rawle Tonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer

Concert Recording 1968
Cole Porter Classics: Be A Clown/Easy To Love/Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye/Just One Of Those Things/My Heart Belongs To Daddy/So In Love/From This Moment One Nigel Ogden Tower Ballrom, Blackpool

3/14+G.P Wurlitzer

OS Digital 1995

 

Week 214 – Music from 1934

On this week’s show Damon rejoins the trail of music from the 1930’s. We re-join the action in 1934 with some cracking tunes including Moonglow, Blue Moon, The Continental and may more!

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Stompin’ At The Savoy Lew Williams Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer

ERB Enterprises, Inc 2000
Blue Moon Kevin Morgan Granada Studio Tours Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 LTOT 2003
The Continental Robert Wolfe Orion Centre, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer

Delta Music 1996
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart Peter Mintun and Jim Roseveare Paramount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer

Premier Recordings 1997
Moonglow Michael Wooldridge Regal Edmonton

4/15 Christie

COS Tapes 1984
Selections From ‘Anything Goes’: Anything Goes/All Through The Night/Blow Gabriel Blow/Reprise Barry Baker Ron Wehmeier Residence, Cincinnati, OH

4/33 Wurlitzer

BLB Production 1995

 

Week 213 – Happy New Year!

Well what better for the last show of 2017 than a round-up of some of the events Damon has recorded over the last 12 months. So sit back for this this extended show to see you through the new year!

Happy New Year from John Leeming, James Mclean and myself!

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Month
 In Love For The Very First Time Simon Gledhill Orgue De Cinéma, Collège Claparède, Genèva

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 AAOCCC Nov
 I Kiss Your Hand Madame Cameron Lloyd St John Vianney Church, Clayhall

3/7 + Mel Compton

Private Recording May
The Laughing Samba Len Rawle Barry Earl Residence, Leighton Buzzard

3/15 Wurlitzer

Private Recording March
Ray Noble Selection: The Very Thought Of You/Love Is The Sweetest Thing/Cherokee/The Touch Of Your Lips/ Goodnight Sweetheart Michael Wooldridge  Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer

Private Recording February
That’s Entertainment Aaron Hawthorne Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton

Private Recording July
Mattinata Richard Morgan St John Vianney Church, Clayhall

3/7 + Mel Compton

Private Recording May
From This Moment On Declan Poole Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer

Private Recording May
I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plans  

David Lowe

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer

Private Recording May
 Some Enchanted Evening John Mann Winter Gardens Eastbourne

Eminent Grand 2000

Private Recording July
1960’s Selection: Side Saddle/Here, There and Everywhere/Help/A Hard Days Night/Yesterday/China Tea/Roulette/Enjoy Yourself Nicholas Martin Victoria Hall, Saltaire

3/11 Wurlitzer

Private Recording March

 

Week 212 – Jingle Bells

Seasons greetings! the big day is moments away so why not turn up the volume and listen to this weeks show, crammed full of all your Christmas favourites!

From John Leeming, James Mclean and myself we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
A Root’n Toot’n Santa Claus/I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/Santa Claus I Coming To Town Robert Wolfe Thursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 + U.P Wurlitzer

Wolfe Productions 1989
A Christmas Love Song (All I Want For Christmas Is You) Jim Riggs Alabama Theatre  Birmingham, Alabama

4/29 Wurlitzer

ATOS 2009
Winter Wonderland Reginald Dixon & John McCarthy Chorus Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 + G.P Wurlitzer

Readers Digest 1968
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Matthew Ross Musical Museum, Brentford

3/12 + G.P Wurlitzer

Avid Records  1994
Jingle Bells/Frosty The Snowman/Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer/Silent Night/The First Noel/Sleigh Ride Nicholas Martin Signing Hills, Golf Course

3/23 + U.P Wurlitzer

Private Recording c2010

 

Week 211 – Christmas Time Is Here

Christmas time is here! So put your feet up with some seasonal sounds from some of the worlds finest!

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Jingle Bells/Holly Jolly Christmas Phil Kelsall Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 + G.P Wurlitzer

Crimson Records 1998
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Mark Laflin Organ Theatre, St. Albans

3/10 Wurlitzer

DMC Recording 2016
A Very Merry Christmas Part 1: Carilon/Home Sweet Home/Sir Rodger De Coverly/Vive L’Amour/Landlord Fill The Flowing Bowl/Little Brown Jug/Drinking Sidney Torch Regal/Odeon Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie

78 Transfer  c1930’s
I’ve Got A Crush On You Tom Hazleton Southbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer

COS Tapes  1998
Brazilian Sleigh Bells George Wright Richard Vaughn Studio Organ, Hollywood CA

5/21 Wurlitzer

 Hi-Fi Records  1955
Christmas Time Is Here Lew Williams Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer

ERB Enterprises, Inc  2003
Deck The Halls Michael Wooldridge Wurlitzer Lodge, Northolt

3/19 Wurlitzer

Merlin Productions  c1980’s
Winter Sunset Nigel Ogden St John Vianney Church, Clayhall

3/7 + Mel Compton

COS Tapes  1988

 

Week 210 – 2017 Record Review

On this week’s show Damon looks back at some of the new albums released this year. 2017 turned out to be a good year for organists releasing new material all of which I have enjoyed listening too.

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Side By Side Simon Gledhill & The New Foxtrot Serenaders Musical Museum, Brentford

3/12+G.P Wurlitzer

NFS Productions 2017
Rhonda Rhapsody John Mann Paul Kirners Music Palace, Ynyshir, Wales

4/15 + G.P Christie

CL Studios 2017
The Devil Went Down To Georgia Nathan Avakian Nethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, Los Angeles CA

4/75 Wurlitzer

Avakian Creative Works 2017
I’ll Take Romance/Falling In Love With love Howard Beaumont New Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 + G.P Wurlitzer

Fairview Studios 2017
Cha Cha: Good King Wenceslas/While Shepherds Watched Their Flock/Calypso Carol Nicholas Martin Technics FA-1 Nicholas Martin 2017
Deep Night David Gary Dennis Unk Residence, Erie PA

3/21 Wurlitzer

Unk/Gray 2017
Jeepers Creepers Simon Gledhill Orgue De Cinéma, Collège Claparède, Genèva

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 AAOCCC 2017

 

 

Week 209 – Soft Lights and Sweet Music

On this week’s show we have no one waffling on in your ear. Its a full half  hour of easy listening moonlight music, all strung together with no interruptions. So put your feet up and bask in the sounds of some gorgeous instruments in the hands of David Shepherd, Lyn Larsen, John Atwell, George Wright, Michael Wooldridge, Lew Williams and Bryan Rodwell.

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Serenade To Moonlight David Shepherd New Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer

COS Tapes 1991
Lotus Land Lyn Larsen Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

Musical Contrasts Inc 1995
Stardust John Atwell Capri Theatre, Adelaide

4/15 Wurlitzer

 TOSA  c1987
Moon River George Wright George Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer

Marathon Media International Ltd  2012
Nancy (With The Laughing Face) Michael Wooldridge New Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 + G.P Wurlitzer

Merlin Productions 2012
Moonlight Serenade Lew Williams Alabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

4/22 Wurlitzer

Alabama Chapter ATOS 1996
I Cover The Waterfront Bryan Rodwell Paramount/Odeon, Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer

Concert Recording  1968

 

Week 208 – A Bit Of A Difference

On this week’s show John Leeming is at the microphone with another selection of recordings from his extensive archive – This time it’s tracks with a difference!

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Deed I Do Fraser Gartshore Laukhuff Factory, Germany

3/11 Möller

Laukhuff GMBH 2008
Spectre on the Spree David Shepherd Dolby House, Holbeach

3/9 Compton

COS Tapes 1984
Smash and Grab Donald Thorne Granada, Clapham Junction

3c/8 Wurlitzer

Decca Records c1938
Old Macdonald’s Farm Leo Rae Granada, Welling

3c/8 Wurlitzer

Private recording c1975
I Cover the Waterfront Rene St John/Charles Smart Decca Studio

2/6 Wurlitzer

Eclipse Records c1931
Holiday for Strings Virginie Morgan Hammond Ducretet Thompson 1954
Don’t Blame Me Robin Richmond Trio Hammond President Records  1973
Midnight in Mayfair Reginald Porter-Brown Guildhall Southampton

4/60 Compton

President Records 1973
Tiger Rag Gerhard Gregor/Helmut Zacharias Hammond & Orchestra Polydor Records  1952

 

Week 207 – Granada!

On this week’s show Damon features the the sounds of the Wurlitzer’s installed in Granada’s Cinemas mostly in the London area. So we take you on a journey from Clapham to Woolwich on our Granda safari as we stop at seven Wurlitzer’s all with their own unique sound.

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Ain’t She Sweet Bryan Rodwell Granada Tooting, London

4/14 Wurlitzer + G.P

Ventures In Sound  1958
Breezing Along With The Breeze George Welling Granada East Ham, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer + G.P

 Amberlee  1978
Portrait Of A Toy Soldier Dudley Beaven Granada Woolwich, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer + G.P

Private Recording 1937
The Roaring 20’s Noel Briggs Granada Kingston, London

3c/10 Wurlitzer + G.P

Private Recording 1967
In The Still Of The Night Len Rawle Granada Slough, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer + G.P

Tonawanda Sound 1988
Dansero Keith Beckingham Granada Harrow, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer + G.P

Private Recording 1968
Granada Vic Hammett Granada Clapham Junction, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer + G.P

COS Tapes  1974