Week 234 – Royal Event

On this week’s show Damon recaps some of the music associated with the Royal Wedding last Sunday. Plus some surprise tracks that are associated with wedding’s in general – thrown in for good measure.

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Wedding March Fredric Bayco  

Holy Trinity Church, Paddington, London

3/33 Hill Norman and Beard

 

Starline EMI Records (SRS 5171) 1965
Royal Event Nigel Ogden  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital 1999
Salute d’Amour Robert Wolfe  

Thursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Wolfe Productions (WPCD 17) 2011
 

Chanson De Matin

 

Simon Gledhill  

Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

 

Hopeful Heart Inc (HHP202) 1998
Greensleeves Jelani Eddington  

Saunders Residence, Zanesville

OH 3/31 Wurlitzer

 

RJE Productions (RJE 1173) 2000
“Bless The Bride” Selection Horace Finch  

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Deroy Records (Deroy 1122) c1970
The Trouble With Harry George Wright  

George Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer

 

BANDA CD (82820)  

1993

 

 

Week 233 – Porter-Brown at the Ritz

On this week’s show we have raided the archive and bring you another classic broadcast. This time it’s the unique sound of Reginald Porter-Brown, who was for many years resident at the ABC in Southampton, however on this occasion he’s seated at the console of the fiery Ritz Richmond Wurlitzer. So with just 8 ranks of pipes, one organist and what sounds like three hands…take it away Reg!

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Music played –

Signature Tune: Oh! Mr Porter

Mexican Fire Dance

Fountain Fantasy

Lady Chatterbox

That Lucky Old Sun/Where Are You Now/Music, Music, Music/The Minuet You’re Gone/Pass Me By/Bye Bye Blues

Rosemary

Sidewalk Serenade

A Room With A View/Let’s Do It/I’ll See You Again/With A Song In My Heart

Signature Tune: Oh! Mr Porter

 

Originally broadcast on 18th January 1964. Recording taken from the M. Smith Collection.

Week 232 – The Organist Entertains

On this week’s show Damon dedicates a full hour to The Organist Entertains, which as of Tuesday, is now off the air after 49 years in service. Damon looks back at some his personal highlights of the show’s long and interesting history, with plenty of special BBC recording thrown in too for good measure.

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
 

Great Day

Ooh! That Kiss

Hindustan

You Are My Lucky Star

Beyond The Blue Horizon

Robin Richmond  

Gaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Acorn Records (CF 265) 1974
Can’t We Talk It Over Robin Richmond & Julie Dawn  

Gaumont State Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Off Air BBC Recording c1972
Demonstration (When The Red Red Robin) Robin Richmond & William Davies  

Granada Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Off Air BBC Recording c1972
 

Blaze Away

 

Len Rawle  

Cap’ns Galley Pizza Parlour, Redwood City CA

4/18 Wurlitzer

 

Tonawanda Sound (TWS 1003) 1976
Demonstration Stanley Unwin  

BBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Off Air BBC Recording 1970
Whirling The Empress Robin Richmond  

BBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Off Air BBC Recording 1970
When The Red Red Robin Robin Richmond  

Gaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Acorn Records (CF 265) 11974

 

From This Moment On Nigel Ogden  

Town Hall, Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust (LTOTCD 992) 1999
Georgia On My Mind Nigel Ogden  

Town Hall, Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust (LTOTCD 992) 1999
Sassy Brass Tony Fenelon  

Town Hall, Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust (LTOTCD 992) 1999
Canadian Capers Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

BBC Northwest (BBCNW 001) 1989
A Handful Of Keys Simon Gledhill  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

BBC Northwest (BBCNW 001) 1989
Melody On The Move Nigel Ogden  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS114) 1988
Winter Sunset Nigel Ogden  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS114) 1988

 

Week 231 – The Continental

On this week’s show Damon follows in John’s footsteps with some more contrasts. The title of this week’s show points to the last two tracks – The Continental and quite possibly the biggest divide in the theatre organ world…!

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Overture From ‘Russlan and Ludmilla’ Simon Gledhill  

John Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball

 

DTOS & Simon Gledhill (DTOS366P) 1996
El Capitan Chris McPhee  

Capri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer

 

Chris McPhee (CMCD003) 1999
The First Man I Remember Len Rawle  

Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2017D) 1997
 

Pal Joey Selection:

I Could Write A Book

Bewitched

The Lady Is A Tramp

 

Nicholas Martin  

Turners Musical Merry-Go-Round

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Nicholas Martin (NKMCD12) 2004
Bluesette John Atwell  

Bill Schumacher Residence, Terranora, Australia

Allen 319EX George Write Edition

 

JAmusic (JAM109) 2013
That’s All Gerald Shaw  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Carwall Music c1960
The Continental George Wright  

George Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer

 

BANDA CD (82820) 1993

 

The Continental Reginald Dixon  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Columbia Records (SCX 3379) 1961

 

Week 230 – Contrasts

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
You’re the Cream in My Coffee

Button Up Your Overcoat

Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue

Alexander’s Ragtime Band

John Mann  

Folly Farm, Kilgetty

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Compton Lodge Studios (CL1001) 2010
Orient Express Sidney Torch  

Regal, Edmonton

4/15 Christie

 

Sterndale Records (STE1001) 1991
Mood Indigo John Seng  

St Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, IL

4/23 Wurlitzer-plus

 

Pipe Organ Presentations (POP 113) 2005
For All We Know Simon Gledhill  

Trinity Arts Centre, Pudsey

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

COS Tapes (YORCOS303) 1995
September in the Rain Dan Bellomy  

South Bank University

3/25 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 1993
East of the Sun and West of the Moon Bryan Rodwell  

Granada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Ventures in Sound (VIS-B3) c1954
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles George Wright  

George Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer

 

BANDA CD (82820) 1993

 

I’m Beginning to See the Light Nigel Ogden  

Astra, Landudno

3/8 Christie

 

COS Tapes (COS101) 1983

 

Week 229 – Poole Plays Pipes

This weeks show Damon make a return visit to one of the newest home Wurlitzer Installation – This being in the home of Barry Earl in Leighton Buzzard. This fine 3 manual Wurlitzer is sounding even better than before thanks to some hard winter maintenance. This time we present young organist Declan Poole with his selection of music.

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Music played –

Signature Tunes: Happy Days Are Here Again

It’s De-Lovely

Bewitched

Lover

Jerome Kern Trio: Make Believe/All The Things You Are/Who?

How Long Has This Been Going On?

Sweet Georgia Brown

Signature Tunes: Happy Days Are Here Again

 

All tracks played by Declan Poole 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 Declan for giving permission for this to be broadcast.

Week 228 – New Additions

On this week’s show Damon plays a few tracks from some new CDs in his archive, all of which feature international artists on some superb installations.

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Ka-Lu-A Lyn Larsen  

Kearns/Carson Residence, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer

 

Musical Contrasts Inc 1994
Stars Fell On Alabama Jelani Eddington  

Alabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

4/28 Wurlitzer

 

RJE Productions & Alabama Chapter ATOS 2004
‘Red, Hot And Blue’ Selection:

a) It’s De-Lovely

b) Overture

c) Ours

d) Ridin’ High

e) Down In The Depths On The 90th Floor

f) It’s De-Lovely

g) Finale

George Wright  

Hollywood Philharmonic Organ at George Wright Residence, Hollywood

4m Wurlitzer

 

BANDA CD 1985
Be Like The Kettle And Sing Ron Rhode  

Rhode/Tanner Residence, Mesa AZ

3/23 Wurlitzer

 

Roxy Productions 2008
I’m Through With Love Lyn Larsen  

Richard F. Kline Residence, Auburn Springs MD

4/28 Wurlitzer

 

Musical Contrasts Inc 1994
Beyond The Blue Horizon John Giacchi  

Orion Centre, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer

 

Modern Mood Music 1996

 

Week 227 – Magnificent Medleys

On this week’s show Damon has an extended show featuring tracks that would in some cases be too long to play on a normal show. Artists include Nigel Ogden, Simon Gledhill, John Atwell and many more!

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
 ‘Guys And Dolls’ Selection:

a) Guys And Dolls

b) I’ll Know

c) A Bushel And A Peck

d) If I Were A Bell

e) More I Cannot Wish You

f) Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat

g) Luck Be A Lady

h) I’ve Never Been In Love Before

 

Simon Gledhill  

Oriental Theatre, Milwaukee WI

4/39 Kimbal

 

Simon Gledhill & Kimbal Theatre Organ Society 2000
Annie Selection:

a) It’s A Hard-Knock Life

b) Maybe

c) I Don’t Need Anything But You

d) Tomorrow

e) You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile

 

Robert Wolfe  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Grosvenor Records 1990
Selections From The Band Wagon:

a) New Sun In The Sky

b) You And The Night And The Music

c) I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plans

d) Dancing In The Dark

e) Thats Entertainment

 

John Atwell  

Town Hall, Marrickville, Sidney, Australia

2/11 Wurlitzer

 

JAmusic 2010
 Mrs Henderson Presents Selection:

a) The Girl In The Little Green Hat

b) All The Things You Are

c) I’ll String Along With You

d) Sails Of The Windmill

e) Goody Goody

 

Nigel Ogden  

Town Hall Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Recordings Ltd 2008
A Gus Kahn Cavalcade:

a) Flying Down To Rio

b) My Buddy

c) Makin’ Whoopee

d) You Stepped Out Of A Dream

e) Orchids In The Moonlight

f) Love Me Or Leave Me

g) San Francisco

John Giacchi  

Capri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer

 

Modern Mood Music 2000

 

Week 226 – Leicester Square Looks Round

On this week’s show Damon takes a look at the Magnificent 5 Manual Compton its the Odeon Leicester Square. This show features rare recordings of John Howlett, David Shepherd and Gerald Shaw, as well as new material from a new CD, recorded by current house organist, Donald MacKenzie.

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Calling All Workers/Knightsbridge March Dudley Savage  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Private Recording: William Moore 1980
In Olden Tymes John Howlett  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Private Recording: Marie Coleman née Howlett 1958
Rickshaw Ride Gerald Shaw  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Private Recording: Damon Cox c1968
Too Late Now Gerald Shaw  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Concert Recording 1968
Glasgow Fair Gerald Shaw  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Private Recording: Damon Cox c1967
Turn Ye to Me David Shepherd  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

 Private Recording: John Leeming 1981
Secret Love Ronald Curtis  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/19 Compton

 

Dene Records 1992
The Genius Of George Gershwin:

a) S’ Wonderful

b) Embraceable You

c) They Can’t Take That Away From Me

d) Love Walked In

e) Oh! Lady Be Good

f) Fascinating Rhythm

Donald MacKenzie  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

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