Week 311 – London Suite

On this week’s show Damon Cox throws spotlight on some of the great music written about parts of London.

We take a two day trip, starting Down The Mall, then up to Berkley Square (where that famous nightingale sang), then down to Mayfair just in time for midnight. As the sun rises we travel from Covent Garden to Westminster and land up in Knightsbridge – where we are in town tonight!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Down The Mall Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Records (GRCD 67) 1995
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square Chris McPhee  

Capri Theatre, Adelaide

4/24 Wurlitzer

 

Chris McPhee (CMCD001) 1994
Midnight In Mayfair Simon Gledhill  

Trinity Arts Centre, Pudsey

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

YORCOS Tapes (YORCOS 303) 1995
London Suite: Covent Garden David Shepherd  

Tavernham Hall, Norfolk

3c/8 Compton

 

Deroy Records (DER1386) 1977
London Suite: Westminster Chris Elliot  

Plummer Auditorium Fullerton CA

4/36 Wurlitzer

CPE Productions (CPE-106CD) 1998
London Suite: Knightsbridge Richard Hills  

Guildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)

 

Silver Street Music (SSM0037) 2012

 

Week 310 – Bournemouth by the Sea

On this week’s show Damon Cox throws spotlight on the fine 4 manual Compton organ in the Pavilion, Bournemouth which this year celebrated its 90th Birthday. Installed in 1929 the Compton is a historic example of the early work of the John Compton Organ company. The Compton is still used for regular lunchtime concerts making it one of the more used organs in the UK

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Happy Days Are Here Again Robert Wolfe  

Pavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton

 

Private Recordings 2016
By The Sea Donald MacKenzie  

Pavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton

 

CPS Studios (PAVILI006) 2005
Cry Me A River Michael Maine  

Pavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton

 

CPS Studios (PAVILI006) 2005
The Pied Piper Nigel Ogden  

Pavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton

 

BKT (BKT 003) 1988
Moonlight In Vermont Nigel Ogden  

Pavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton

 

BKT (BKT 003) 1988
The Storm At Sea Aaron Hawthorne  

Pavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton

 

TOEnc Recordings 2019

 

Week 309 – Down the Hatch!

On this week’s show John Leeming is back in his loft with a selection of gems from the past. So pour yourself a glass of your favourite organic drink as we say down the (loft) hatch!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise Horace Finch  

Opera House, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1957
 

Give Me the Simple Life

 

Bryan Rodwell  

BBC Playhouse, Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1981
Doll Dance G.T. Pattman  

Astoria Finsbury Park

3/12 Compton

 

Columbia Records (4649) 1930
March of the Toys Donald Thorne  

Granada, Willesden

3/9 Christie

 

Decca Records (F-6848) c1935
Skylark/Georgia on My Mind Stanley Wyllie  

Granada, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie

 

Private recording 1990
Masquerade (Loeb) Alex Taylor  

Granada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Decca Records (F-3257) 1932
Hot Dog Rag The Claviolines  

Decca studio

 

Decca Records (F-10076) c1954
I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good Tom Hazleton  

Dolby House, Holbeach

3/9 Compton-plus

 

Private recording 1987
Philanderer/Happy Days Are Here Again Jack Helyer  

BBC Jubilee Chapel, Hoxton

5/27 Möller

 

Private recording 1957

 

Week 308 – Conversation with Keith Beckingham

On this weeks show Damon travels to the Cotswolds to talk fantastic organist Keith Beckingham. Keith chats about his long career and music which combined with some music in between makes for an interesting show. If 30 minutes of Keith isn’t good enough, you can watch the whole 57 minute interview (aka Sofa Social) here!

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Happy Days Are Here Again Keith Beckingham  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer

 

TOEnc Recording 2018
Excerpt: Trumpet Tune (Jazz Variations) Reginald New  

Town Hall, Lewisham

3/13 Compton

 

Deroy Records (Deroy 1256) 1974
Maria Jackie Brown  

Granada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 1968
Signature Tune

‘The Boyfriend’ Selection:

The Boy Friend

A Room In Bloomsbury

Fancy Forgetting

It’s Never Too Late To Fall In Love

I Could Be Happy With You

Keith Beckingham  

Granada, Harrow, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 1968
Beatles Selection:

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Yesterday

All My Loving

Keith Beckingham  

Hammond A100

 

Мелодия (33Д-00019110) 1967
We’ll Meet Again

You, Wonderful You

Keith Beckingham  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer

 

TOEnc Recording 2018

Week 307 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Broadcast Memories

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and pull out another eight tracks from the golden age of the broadcasting organist – Simple as that!

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 Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Ginger Snap William Davies  

Town Hall Watford

3/16 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1961
Doreen

‘Lilac Time’ Selection

Doreen Chadwick  

Paramount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1965
Powder Your Face With Sunshine

Shamrock Swing

Stanley Tudor  

BBC Theatre Organ No.2 Hoxton

5/27 Möller

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1958
Tartan Doll Robinson Cleaver  

Hammond Organ

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 19864
Hello Dolly Jerry Allen & His Tro  

Hammond Organ

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1964
Ca Ces’t Paris Watson Holmes  

Opera House, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1966
Pagan Love Song

Half A Sixpence

Summer Holiday

Bobby Pagan  

Ritz Richmond, London

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1967
Around The Marble Arch George Blackmore  

Regal/Odeon Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1964

 

Week 306 – Not Gone And Not Forgotten

On this week’s show Damon Cox presents another one of his famous sandwiches. This time we feature some of the transatlantic talent who are still very much with us, but sadly are no longer on the concert scene. Thankfully their music lives on with many excellent recordings!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Satin Doll Barry Baker  

Ron Wehmeier Residence, Cincinnati, OH

4/33 Wurlitzer

 

BLB Productions (BLB1402) 1999
When You Wish Upon A Star Sean Henderson  

Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton CA

4/35 Wurlitzer

 

Beldale Records (CD218) 1996
Quickstep:

a) Margie

b) Powder Your Face With Sunshine

c) Young And Healthy

d) You Do Something To My Heart

Iain Flitcroft  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/10 Wurlitzer

 

WW Records Record (WW1025) 1990
Cry Me A River Geoff Solman  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/10 Wurlitzer

 

COS Tapes (COS117) 1989
Portrait Of A Toy Soldier Cathrine Drummond  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer

 

Cathrine Drummond Records (CRCD4) 2003
Down By The Riverside Russell Holmes  

Town Hall Burton-on-Trent 3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Sarum Sound (SSC 136) 1994
Come In From The Rain Lyn Larsen  

Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer

 

Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-211) 2000
Singin’ In The Bathtub Jim Riggs  

Alabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

4/21 Wurlitzer

 

Polling Pin Productions 1989

 

Week 305 – Organically Inclusive

On this week’s show John Leeming its taking a look at the mighty organ with Cornet, Piano, Band, Technics, Accordion, Yamaha and much more!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
I Couldn’t Sleep a Wink Last Night John Seng, Bobby Hackett (cornet)  

Loderhose Studio

4/36 Wurlitzer

 

Good Music Co. (A-26656) 1995
 

Keep Your Sunny Side Up

 

Harry Farmer Ensemble  

Decca recording studio

Hammond, Piano & Rhythm

 

Decca (DFE-6219) c1957
My Persian Rosebud Quentin Maclean & Jack Hylton band  

Pavilion, Shepherds Bush

4/17 Compton

 

HMV (B5391) 1927
My Silent Love Jim Roseveare & Peter Mintun (piano)  

Paramount, Oakland

4/27 Wurlitzer

 

Premier Recordings (PRCD-1060) 1997
Night Hawk Brian Sharp  

BBC Playhouse, Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer & Technics Pro 90

 

Private recording 1992
Dizzy Fingers Sidney Bright Music (?)  

BBC recording studio

Novachord, Hammond, Accordion

 

Private recording 1965
I Go to Rio Rob Richards  

Senate, Detroit

4/36 Wurlitzer & Yamaha FX-20

 

Rob Richards (RR1001CD) 1995
Music, Music, Music The Three Suns with Alfredo Mendez  

Paramout, New York (probably)

4/36 Wurlitzer

 

RCA Victor (LPM-1543) c1957
I Should Have Known You Years Ago Robin Richmond & Julie Dawn (Vocal)  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1975