Week 304 – Magical Music from Mark

It’s star organist time and we feature a long awaited return to our resident organist Mark Laflin. This time mark is playing the 3/15 Wurlitzer in the residence of Barry Earl, Leighton Buzzard. With a programme of contrasting music, sit back and listen to Mark at one with the Wurlitzer.

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– Music played –

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again 

Bring Me Sunshine/We’ll All Go Riding On A Rainbow

Part Of Your World

Stevie Wonder Selection: For Once In My Life/Isn’t She Lovely?

The Dusky Aristocrat

How Does A Moment Last Forever?

More

‘Wizard Of Oz’ Selection: Over The Rainbow/Follow The Yellow Brick Road/If Only I Had A Brain/Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again 

 

All tracks played by Mark Laflin on the 3/15 Wurlitzer in the Residence of Barry Earl. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Tascam DR0-40 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Barry and to Mark for giving permission for this to be broadcast.

Week 303 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: A Self Portrait II

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and pulls out a selection of tracks featuring himself at several organs in the UK & in Holland – Many of the recordings on this show feature instruments that have since moved on.

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 Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
The Seven Seas Nigel Ogden  

Town Hall Ossett

3/13 Compton-Christie

 

NTOT Kinura (NCS 109) 1990
Trumpet Voluntary Nigel Ogden  

Town Hall Manchester

5m Cavaille-Coll

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1996
Oklahoma Selection Nigel Ogden  

City Theater Amsterdam, Holland

4/17 Strunk

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1983
Summer Of ’42 Sweet/Gingerbread Man Nigel Ogden  

AVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1980’s
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers / Festal Day Nigel Ogden  

Majestic Cinema, Cradley Heath

3/10 Christie

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1983
Those Were The Days/Irving Berlin Medley Nigel Ogden  

Granada, Clapham Junction, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1978

 

Week 302 – Hammond vs. Pipes (In a Sandwich)

On this week’s show Damon Cox presents another one of his famous sandwiches. This time its Hammond organ vs theatre organ! With examples of Wurlitzer, Kimball, Page and Compton plus four Hammond tracks, theres something for all.

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Nagasaki Ron Rhode  

Colonial Theatre Pheonixville, PA

4/28 Kimball

 

Roxy Productions (RP-405) 1992
Jarvis Mark Herman  

Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne IN

4/16 Page

 

Embassy Theatre Foundation Inc 2018
My Foolish Heart Harry Stoneham & Trio  

Hammond B3

 

Grasmere Records (GRCD 55) 1992
920 Special/I Hear Music Howard Beaumont & Trio  

Hammond B3

 

Melody Soft (MS 1001) 2004
Moonlight Mississippi Buddy Cole & Rosemary Clooney  

Hammond C3

 

Lone Hill Jazz 2005
Trolley Song Mark Laflin  

Hammond M100

 

Damon Cox Archive 2018
Foxtrot: Transatlantic Lullaby/My Romance Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Records (GRCD136) 2011
‘Dorris Day’ Selection:

a) Day By Day

b) Sentimental Journey

c) It’s Magic

d) Deadwood Stage

e) Secret Love

f) Que Sera, Sera

Keith Beckingham  

Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton

 

Damon Cox Archive 2019

 

Week 301 – Vinyl Ventures

On this week’s show John Leeming ventures into the word of vinyl. Theres familiar favourites and some unusual finds, so sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the cinema organ!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Standing on the Corner William Davies  

Granada, Kingston-upon-Thames

3/10 Wurlitzer

 

Music for Pleasure (MFP 50118) 1974
 

Ain’t Misbehavin’

 

Bryan Rodwell  

Granada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Ventures in Sound (VIS B-3) c1957
Lullaby of the Leaves Dan Bellomy  

Organ Grinder, Portland, Oregon

4/44 Wurlitzer

 

Power Pipes (BP 101) c1983
Piccolo Pete Del Castillo  

Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles

4/37 Kimball

 

Concert Recording (CR-0028) c1968
My Melody of Love Donn Clayton  

Capn’s Galley Pizza, Seattle

3/17 Wurlitzer

 

Concert Recording (CR-0140) c1980
There’s a Blue Ridge Round My Heart, Virginia Ron Curtis  

Davenport Theatre, Stockport

3/7 Compton

 

Crystal (CRY 3017) 1968
Julie Terence Casey  

Ritz, Belfast

4/10 Compton

 

Deroy (1243) 1975
Laura Ray Bohr  

Paramout, New York (probably)

4/36 Wurlitzer

 

RCA Victor  (LPM-1306) 1956

 

Week 300 – TOENC @ 300

On this week’s show we celebrate 300 shows with a bumper programme lasting a full hour. We throw spotlight on the archives, Hammond Electronic and up-to-date sounds! The show also features a rare chat between Damon, Nigel & John.

Here’s to the next 300!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Happy Days Are Here Again Damon Cox  

Barry Earl Residence, Leighton Buzzard

3/15 Wurlitzer

 

Damon Cox Archive 2019
Tiger Rag Reginald Dixon  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Damon Cox Archive 1958
‘Top Of The Bill’ Selection Reginald Porter-Brown  

Ritz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Damon Cox Archive 1965
Dance Of The Blue Marionettes Gerald Shaw  

Regal/Odeon Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie

 

Damon Cox Archive 1951
The Hedge Hopper The Music Of Jerry Allen & His Trio  

Hammond Electronic

 

Rex Recordings – Highnote Ltd 2010
Rain Shadows Bryan Rodwell & BBC Big Band  

Big Band & Hammond Electronic

 

Private Recording (Tim Wills) 1983
Rio Chambira David Lowe  

Streatham Ice Rink

Hammond C3

 

COS Tapes (COS104) 1984
Coffee In The Morning And Kisses At Night

Through The Courtesy Of Love

Let’s Fall In Love

Nigel Ogden  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS114) 1988
I Cover The Waterfront Len Rawle  

Musical Museum, Brentford

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2018D) 2000
Alone Again, Naturally Mark Laflin  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer

 

Laflin Productions (ML001) 2012
Cha Cha Cha:

Mangos

Swinging Down The Lane

Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Records (GRCD108) 2001
My Old Flame Chris McPhee  

Capri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer

 

Chris McPhee (CMCD003) 1999
You Don’t Like It – Not Much Jim Riggs  

Barton

 

TBC 1991
I Concentrate on You Simon Gledhill  

Century II Wichita

4/38 Wurlitzer

 

Wichita Theatre Organ Inc (WTOS438) 2009
My Heart Belongs To Daddy

Lets Do It

Let’s Misbehave

Robert Wolfe  

Thursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Wolfe Productions (WPCD 17) 2011

 

Week 299 – Broadbent Broadcasts

It’s star organist time and we throw spotlight on Ernest Broadbent. Before he took over from Reginald Dixon, Ernest has played many fine cinema organs including the Dome, Brighton where he was resident. in 1956 the Tower Company offered him a job and by 1966 he was resident in the Empress Ballroom. On the 2nd November 1967 he broadcast his last and only solo programme from the Empress. Theres also some extra material on the end – tune in to find out!

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– Music played –

Signature Tune: For You

The Grenadiers March

Jerome Kern Selection: Dancing Time/The Folks Who Live On The Hill/I’ve Told Every Little Star/Why Do I Love You?/Who?/They Didn’t Believe Me

If I Were A Rich Man

Viva Mexico

Mary Poppins Selection: A Spoonful Of Sugar/Feed The Birds/Chim Chim Cher-ee/Lets Go Fly A Kite/Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Signature Tune: For You

BONUS: For You/Rondo Alla Turca/Exodus/El Cumbanchero/Roses Of Picardy/So Whats New?/Finale-Si J’Etais Roi

 

All tracks (Except bonus) played on the 3/13 Wurlitzer in the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool broadcast on the 02/22/67. Bonus material played on the 3/13 Wurlitzer in the BBC Playhouse Studios, Manchester broadcast on the 12/11/70. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Week 298 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: A State Occasion

On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and throwing spotlight on the 4 manual 16 rank Wurlitzer in the Gaumont-State Kilburn which opened there in 1937. Sit back and enjoy some nostalgic sounds take off the air in the 1960s.

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 Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Diane/Susanna’s Secret William Davies  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1967
With A Little Bit Of Heaven/Primero Terance Casey  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1960’s
Sweethearts of Yesterday Sandy MacPherson  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1963
Swinging Bells Robin Richmond  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1960’s
St Louis Blues/At The Sign Of The Swinging Cymbal Louis Mordish  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1960’s
El Relicario/Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Charles Smitton  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1960’s
Roaring 20’s Medley George Blackmore  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1960’s