Week 246 – A Beer for Bolshaw

A summer trip to the seaside town of Beer is what’s on off this week as Trevor Bolshaw is our star organist. The organ featured was in fact the first ever Wurlitzer to be shipped over to this country hear it opened in 1925. Since 1956 the Wurlitzer has been in the Congregational Church in Beer, however it’s only been since the ‘Friends Of Beer Wurlitzer’ was formed that the organ came to life. Trevor is to play a selection of tunes that revolve around this lovely 6 rank Wurlitzer.

 

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Music played:

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again

Garrison Theatre March

Punch And Judy Polka

June Night On Marlow Reach

Gershwin Selection: Looking For A Boy/’The Half Of It, Dearie’ Blues/Oh! Lady Be Good/That Certain Feeling

‘Salad Days’ Selection: It’s Easy To Sing/We Said We Wouldn’t Look Back/Out Of Breath/I Sit In The Sun/Time Of My Life/Looking For A Piano/Oh, Look At Me/Saucer Song

Signature Tune: Moonlight In Vermont

 

All tracks played by Trevor Bolshaw on the 2/6 Wurlitzer in the Congregational Church, Beer. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Tascam DR0-40 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Trevor & Mary Bolshaw, Geoffrey Archer and the Friends of Beer Wurlitzer for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating!

Week 245 – How Insensitive

On this week’s show Damon is back at the microphone and reflects on the extreme warm weather with some songs to suit. A high proportion of tunes this week are written by Antônio Carlos Jobim who is very much associated with the Bossa Nova tempo. Mixed in-between are a few lively sambas and a rhumba thrown in for good measure!

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Rio Chambira Gerald Shaw  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Musiqua 2015
Rhumba: The Americano/Shangri-la Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Records (GRCD108) 2001
Meditation Len Rawle  

Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse

3/10 Wurlitzer

 

Piping Hot (PH2009) 2003
The Girl From Ipanema Charlie Balogh  

Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer

 

ERB Enterprises, Inc (ERB110) 2000
Samba Incognito Iain Flitcroft  

Granada Studio Tours Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital (OS213) 1995
Wave Nigel Ogden  

Hammond C3

 

Sanctuary Records Group Ltd (PLSCD 774) 2011
How Insensitive George Wright  

Rialto Theatre, South Pasadena, CA

2/14 Wurlitzer

 

BANDA CD (BA-109759-2) 1997
Tampico/Tico Tico Robert Wolfe  

Thursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Wolfe Productions (WPCD 14) 2009

 

Week 244 – Beside the Seaside with Reginald Dixon

On this week’s show we turn back the clocks on one of the most famous star organists of the past – Mr Blackpool himself Reginald Dixon. Damon has recently dug this broadcast out from the Cinema Organs Societies archives and its one of Reg’s typical morning broadcasts from the Tower Ballroom. (Photo © COS Archives)

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Music played –

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

‘Arcadians’ Overture

Gold And Silver Waltz

Little Red Monkey

Runway Rocking Horse

Hors D’oeuvres

Cascade Of Stars

Canadian Capers

The Green Hills Of Somerset

I’m Sitting On Top Of The World/Carolina Moon/’ll See You In My Dreams/Auf Wiedersehen Sweetheart

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

 

Originally broadcast on an unknown date – probably early 60’s. Recording taken from the COS Archive.

Week 243 – A Convention Collection

On this week’s show John reflects on his latest trip to the ATOS convention by highlighting some of his favourite tracks from previous years. There plenty of artists, both established and new to entertain you this week!

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Back Bay Shuffle ‘Guy Melendy’  

Joe Kearns Studio

3/26 Wurlitzer

 

RCA Camden (CAL414) 1957
Fun to Be Fooled Clark Wilson  

Ohio Theatre, Columbus OH

4/34 Robert Morton

 

ATOS Cleveland 2016
Mattinata Jerry Nagano  

Civic Theatre, Akron OH

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS Cleveland 2016
Jazz Master Jelani Eddington  

Renaissance Theatre, Mansfield OH

3/20 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS Cleveland 2016
Ginza Samba Justin LaVoie  

Stahl’s Auto Museum, Chesterfield MI

3/23 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS Cleveland 2016
Rock around the Clock Nathan Avakian  

Tampa Theatre, Tampa FL

3/17 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS Tampa 2017
Walk between Raindrops John Lauter  

State Theatre, Sandusky OH

3/8 Page

 

ATOS Cleveland 2016
All Day, All Night, Marianne Ron Rhode  

Palace Theatre, Lorain OH

3/10 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS Cleveland 2016
Wiping the Pan Mark Herman  

Grace Church, Sarasota FL

4/32 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS Tampa 2017
Blue Orchids Johnny Duffy  

Private installation

Wurlitzer

 

Edison International (CL5001) 1959

 

Week 242 – Brilliant Buttermarket with Cameron Lloyd

This week’s show Cameron Lloyd is our star organist here to entertain you in a fashion that might have been heard on a Sunday morning from the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool. The programme is recorded on the fine Wurlitzer in the Buttermarket, Shrewsbury where the Shropshire Theatre Organ Trust present concerts. Sit back now for the next 30 minutes of bright and breezy music!

 

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Music played:

Signature Tunes: Happy Days Are Here Again

Martial Moments: When The Guards Are On Parade/When The Band Goes Marching By/Blaze Away/The Pipe Gate March

Contrasts: Pigalle/Come Prima/Bugle Call Rag

I Kiss Your Hand Madame

Into The Ballroom: Fascination/Cara Mia/For You/Once In A While/At The Cafe Continental/March Winds & April Showers/Chinatown, My Chinatown/When You’re Smiling

Sing Song: If You Knew Suzie/Don’t Dilly Dally On The Way/When I Grow Too Old To Dream/Side By Side/Keep Right On Till The End Of The Road/Beyond The Blue Horizon/I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

 

All tracks played by Cameron Lloyd on the 3/10 Wurlitzer  in the Buttermarket, Shrewsbury. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Tascam DR0-40 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Cameron Lloyd, the committee of the Shropshire Theatre Organ Trust and the audience for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! 

Week 241 – All Things New-ish

On this week’s show Damon plays tracks from four new albums recorded by Zach Frame, Mark Laflin, Mark Herman and Richard Hills. Also featured are tracks from albums released last year that are still hot off the press!

 

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Rondo in G Nathan Avakian  

Nethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, Los Angeles CA

4/75 Wurlitzer

 

Avakian Creative Works, LLC (191061820253) 2017
Ladies In Lavender Howard Beaumont  

New Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Fairview Studios (HB106) 2017
Can’t Stop The Feeling Zach Frame  

Organ Piper Muisc Palace, Milwaukee WI

3/30 Kimbal/Wurlitzer

 

C-2 Productions LLC (zf0001) 2018
Shadow Waltz Mark Laflin  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

Cinema Organ Society (COS131) 2018
Stomping At The Savoy Mark Herman  

Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne IN

4/16 Page

 

Embassy Theatre Foundation Inc 2018
Illusion Richard Hills  

Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne IN

4/16 Page

 

Embassy Theatre Foundation Inc 2018
I’m Beginning To See The Light/It Don’t Mean A Thing David Gray  

Dennis Unk Residence, Erie PA

3/21 Wurlitzer

 

Dennis Unks 2017

 

Week 240- LTOT @ 50

On this week’s show Damon celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust. The LTOT was set up to persevere and present organs in the Manchester area and its still going strong today, looking after one of the finest four manual Wurlitzer’s in the country amongst other things!

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
On The Avenue:

a) Slumming On Park Avenue

b) You’re Laughing At Me

c) The Girl On The Police Gazette

d) This Years Kisses

e) He Ain’t Got Rhythm

f) I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

Henry Croudson  

Paramount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Acorn Records (CF 270) 1977
Selection “The Dancing Years” David Shepherd  

Paramount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

The Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust 1973
I Won’t Send Roses Len Rawle  

Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2017D) 1997
Smile To Smile

When You’re Smiling

I’ll See You In My Dreams

Phil Kelsall  

Town Hall, Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital 2000
Honey Sydney Gustard  

Trocadero Liverpool

2/6 Wurlitzer

 

Coronet Sound Productions (NCM 211) 1995
Lollipops And Roses Joyce Alldred  

Davenport Theatre, Stockport

3/7 Compton

 

Indigo Sound Studios (IRL 5164) 1973
Flapperette Doreen Chadwick  

Blue Coat School, Oldham

3/7 Christie

 

The Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust (LTOT 9123) 1991
Jazz Favourites:

a) Sweet Sue, Just You

b) Some Of These Days

c) Whispering

d) I Can’t Give You Anything But Love

e) Nobody’s Sweetheart

f) Honeysuckle Rose

Stanley Tudor  

Gaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 1968
Body And Soul Bryan Rodwell  

Granada Studio Tours Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

The Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust (9326) 1993
Teddy Bears’ Rave-Up Nigel Ogden  

Plaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS119) 1988

 

Week 239 – Blast from the past

On this week’s show John plays some nostalgic sounds from days gone by with a selection of music that you might have heard on the the BBC’s light programme.

 

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
An Earful of Music/Let It Be Soon Robinson Cleaver  

BBC Theatre Organ No.2

5/27 Möller

 

Private Recording 1946
Somebody Loves Me Vic Hammett  

Granada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording c1964
Midnite in Harlem Dudley Beaven  

Granada, Clapham Junction

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 1943
Pedro from Palamos Bobby Pagan  

Ritz, Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 1967
Moonlight Becomes You Dudley Savage  

ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton

 

Private Recording 1975
I’ll See You Again Matt Ross  

Regal Uxbridge

2/6 Compton

 

Private Recording 1975
Caravan Charles Smitton  

Regal, Bridlington

3/8 Compton

 

Private Recording c1963
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles Jackie Brown  

Empire, Leicester Square

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording c1960
Goodnight Sweetheart

It’s Time to Say Goodnight

Goodnight

Horace Finch  

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording c1960

 

Week 238 – How about Diss? Ivory on the Grange

This week’s show Damon make a a trip to see the newest of all Theatre Organ installations which is at the Grange Musical Collection near Diss. The Collection opened for the first time at the start of June which is when these recordings were made. One of the residents at the new venue is David Ivory who will be entertain you for the next 30 minutes. For more information of The Grange Musical Collection click here!

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Music played:

Signature Tunes: Happy Days Are Here Again

Elephants Selection: Elephants Tango/When I See Elephants Fly/Elephants (Carnival Of The Animals)/Baby Elephant Walk

‘The Lady And The Tramp’ Selection: Lady/Peace On Earth/The Siamese Cat Song/Bella Note/He’s A Tramp/La-La-Lu

Flick Flack (Decap)

Tang: Spider Of The Night

Disney Animal Selection: Love Is A Song/April Showers/Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf/Spring Song/Never Smile Again/The Bare Necessities/I Wanna Be Like You

Signature Tunes: The Ivory Rag

 

All tracks played by David Ivory on the 3c/5 Compton (Except for ‘Flick Flack’) in the Grange Musical Collection near Diss. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Tascam DR0-40 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Johnathan Ling and to David Ivory for giving permission for this to be broadcast.

Week 237 – From The Silver Screen: Intermission

On this week’s show Damon continues with film music played on the Theatre Organ. This time we hear from two fantastic Wurlitzers in the states and two contrasting organs in Europe.

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Wizard Of Oz Fantasia: Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead/If I Only Had A Brain/Over The Rainbow/We’re Off To See The Wizard John Giacchi Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

Modern Mood Music (MMM 003) 2001
‘Third Man’ Theme Kevin Morgan Laukhuff Organ Factory, Weikersheim, Germany

3/11 Möller

Organum Musikproduktion 2006
Tara’s Theme From ‘Gone With The Wind’ Len Rawle Tony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/9 Christie

Tonawanda Sound (TWS 1004) 1976
Selections from “Singin’ In The Rain”: Broadway Rhythm/You Are My Lucky Star/Would You?/You Were Meant For Me/Broadway Melody Jim Riggs Alabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

4/21 Wurlitzer

Polling Pin Productions 1989