Week 254 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Crossover

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back with more gems from his archive. This time he feature many examples of cross over artists – this is to say organist who are equally at home on both Theatre & Classical organs and a spot of piano also.

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Trumpet Voluntary Michael Maine  

Dome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’

 

Regent Recordings (RRM 101) 1989
La Bounette/Trio Sonata No.1 (Excerpt) Joanna Fraser  

ex. Servicemen’s Club, Stotfold

3/10 Christie

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1981
 

Dainty Miss

 

Adrian Lucas  

City Hall, Hull

4m Compton

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1985
Automne Nigel Ogden  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital (OS 230) 1997
Toccata In D Minor Gerald Shaw  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1964
Black Key Study Gerald Shaw  

Piano

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1965
 

Fantasie Impromptu

 

Ernest Broadbent Piano Acorn (CF 240) 1973
Widor Toccatta (Excerpt)/ Valencia Gerald Shaw  

BBC Theatre Organ, Hoxton London

5/27 Möller

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1962
Carillon George Blackmore  

Guildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)

 

Studio Republic – A Music Hall Production (RLP5006) 1964

 

Special Announcement

As many of you will know at the end of this year the wonderful John Mann will be retiring from playing. I have been asked by several concert organisers to promote what is now his last five concerts!

13/10/2018 7.30pm ST ALBANS
St Albans Organ Theatre, 320 Camp Road, St. Albans, Herts. AL1 5PE

14/10/2018 3.00pm Nr ALBOURNE
Singing Hills Golf Course, Muddleswood Rd, Albourne, West Sussex BN6 9EB

28/10/2018 2.30pm RYE
Milligan Theatre, Rye College, Love Lane, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7NQ

29/11/2018 1.00pm BOURNEMOUTH
Pavilion Theatre, Westover Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU

09/12/2018 3.00pm HENLEY-UPON-THAMES
Town Hall, Henley upon Thames RG9 2AQ

 

Please visit John’s website for more details!

Week 253 – 9,10,11,12

On this week’s show Damon takes a look at the next batch of theatre organ sizes; 9,10,11 and 12 ranks. We feature racks feating tracks from 9 organs, some of which are no longer complete. With Wurlitzer, Compton & Christie theres a variety of tracks for all! (Photo © COS Archives)

 

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Pepe Joseph Seal  

Regal/ABC Kingston-Upon-Thames

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

Decca Recording Company (SKL 4154) 1962
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams Geoff Solman  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer

 

COS Tapes/WW Records (COS117) 1989
Poodle In The Park Stanley Wylie  

Ritz Belfast

4c/10 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS122) 1995
Theme From ‘An American In Paris’ Simon Gledhill  

EMD/Granada Walthamstow, London

3/12 Christie

 

COS Tapes (COS109) 1985
Dizzy Fingers Reginald Porter-Brown  

Granada Kingston, London

3c/10 Wurlitzer

 

Damon Cox collection 1978
Love Is Here To Stay Trevor Bolshaw  

Dormston House Sedgley

2/10 Wurlitzer

 

Concert Recording (CR-0085) c1968
The Stripper Len Rawle  

Organ Theatre, St. Albans

3/10 Wurlitzer

 

St Albans Musical Museum Society (CAS 1011) 1994
Wave David Shepherd  

The Plough, Great Munden

3/11 Compton

 

Tonawanda Sound (TWS 1002) 1974
Horse Box Vic Hammett  

Town Hall Buckingham

3/10 Wurlitzer

 

Musiqua 2015

 

Week 252 – Organ Plus…

On this week’s show John Leeming delves into the world of organ plus. Plus what you might ask? Why not listen in and find out how the mighty can work so well with a variety of different instruments!

 

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Paddlin’ Madeleine Home Simon Gledhill & New Foxtrot Serenaders  

Musical Museum, Brentford

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

Foxtrot (NFS CD05) 2010
I’ve Got My Eyes on You/April Showers/Crazy Rhythm Lyn Larsen & Jack Bethards Band  

Plummer Auditorium Fullerton CA

4/37 Wurlitzer

 

Beldale Records (121) 2000
Moonlight Serenade Bryan Rodwell & The Sounds of Brass  

Southbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1993
My Song of the Nile Herbert Griffiths & Manhattan Serenaders  

Stoll Picture Theatre, London

3/17 Jardine

 

Vocalion Broadcast Records (2522B) c1930
‘Lights Up’ medley Robinson Cleaver & Patricia Rossborough  

Abbey Road EMI Studios

3/9 Compton

 

EMI Parlophone (F1693) 1940
Moonlight on the Ganges Jim Roseveare & Peter Mintun  

Paramount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer

 

Premier Recordings (PRCD 1060) 1997
A Night with Rosita medley Gerhard Gregor & Rhythm combo  

NDR Studio

Hammond C3

 

Private recording c1970

 

Week 251 – Rodwell at the Ritz

On this week’s show we turn back the clocks to 1966 and to the small yet powerful 2/4 Compton in the Ritz Hereford. Bryan Rodwell was at one time resident organist at the Ritz. Sit back and enjoy the sounds of the Jazz master getting some unbelievable sounds from just 4 ranks of pipes and a Melotone! (Photo © Wayne Ivany)

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Music played –

You Made Me Love You

Irish Washerwoman

Babbling

Parade Of The Sunbeams

Gershwin Selection: Rhapsody In Blue/Strike Up The Band/Our Love Is Here To Stay/The Man I Love/Fascinating Rhythm/Embraceable You/A Foggy Day/Liza/Someone To Watch Over Me/Rhapsody In Blue

Moonlight In Vermont

Sweet Georgia Brown

You Made Me Love You

 

Concert took place on the 24th April 1966. Thanks to Trevor Bolshaw for loaning me the tape and allowing me to broadcast it!

Week 250 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: BBC Organs & Connections

On this week’s show we give a big and warm welcome to new presenter Nigel Ogden. Nigel will be joining us once a month with a delve into his own extensive archive. We are delighted that Nigel can be back at a microphone delighting audiences as he has done for the last 38 years. Long may it continue!

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Portrait Of A Toy Soldier Nigel Ogden  

BBC Broadcasting House, London

4/35 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1999
Organ Demonstration Reginald Foort  

St. Georges Hall, London (BBC Theatre Organ No.1)

4/24 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1936
 

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love

Broadway Melody

Broadway Rhythm

 

Sandy Macpherson St. Georges Hall, London (BBC Theatre Organ No.1)

4/24 Compton

AZCD (214) 2011
Marche Militaire Sandy Macpherson  

Grand Theatre, Llandudno

5/27 Möller

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1943
Alpen Ruhe Waltz/Al Jolson Selection Sandy Macpherson  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1963
You And The Night And The Music Nigel Ogden  

Civic Auditorium, Pasadena CA

5/28 Möller

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1996
 

I’m Gonna Live Till I Die

Ol’ Mac Donald

Come Blow Your Horn

 

Robin Richmond BBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

Windmill Records (WMD 262) 1975
Intrada Nigel Ogden  

BBC Maida Vale Studios

4/14 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1992

 

Week 249 – Eight ranks or less

On this week’s show Damon takes a look at some theatre organ that are 8 ranks or less. Damon looks at both Wurlitzer and Compton organs of two and three manuals.

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Splanky Bryan Rodwell  

Granada, Clapham Junction, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

John Leeming collection 1978
Serenade To Marianne Nigel Ogden  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS114) 1988
Branch Line David Lowe  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital (OS239) 1998
September In The Rain Vic Hammett  

Organ Centre, High Wycombe

2/5 Wurlitzer

 

Doric Recordings Record (DO 1409) c1970’s
Bees Are Buzzin’ Howard Beaumont  

Royalty Cinema, Bowness-on-Windermere

2/7 Wurlitzer

 

An FTOP Production 2015
‘Top Of The Bill’ Selection Reginald Porter-Brown  

Ritz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Damon Cox collection 1965
Garden In The Rain Ronald Curtis  

Davenport Theatre, Stockport

3/7 Compton

 

Concert Recording (CR 0026) 1968
There Will Never Be Another You Simon Gledhill  

Orgue De Cinéma, Collège Claparède, Genèva

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

AAOCCC, Genève 2017

 

Week 248 – Delightful Dickinson

On this week’s show Damon takes a look at the wonderful Kimball Organ installed in John Dickinson High School, Wilmington Delaware. Now boasting two console with 66 ranks over three chambers, this makes it one of the finest installations in the world!

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Sounds Of Wonder Lyn Larsen  

John Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/24 Kimball

 

Swartwout Productions (DTOS-1001) c1970’s
Open Your Heart Simon Gledhill  

John Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball

 

DTOS & Simon Gledhill (DTOS366P) 1996
 

Remembering The Songs Of Vincent Youmans:

a) Great Day

b) Orchids in the Moonlight

c) More Than You Know

d) Tea for Two

e) Hallelujah!

 

Jelani Eddington  

John Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball

 

DTOS & RJE Productions (KPO 7050) 1998
Stella By Starlight Tony Fenelon  

John Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball

 

Dickinson Theatre Organ Society (F-114) 2014
Tiger Rag Richard Hills  

John Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball

 

Dickinson Theatre Organ Society (DTOS1101) 2002

 

Week 247 – Presidents on Parade

On this week’s show John Leeming is at the microphone celebrating what would have been Doreen Chadwick’s 100th Birthday. Doreen was presidents for many years of the Cinema Organ Society. It seemed them appropriate to look at some of the other presidents of the COS over the years!

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Doreen Doreen Chadwick  

Gaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1965
Mosquito Samba Doreen Chadwick  

Gaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1965
Elephant Tango John Mann  

Folly Farm Zoo, Begelly, Kilgetty, Wales

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Compton Lodge Studios (CLS-CD1001) 2010
Primero Douglas Reeve  

Dome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’

 

Cinema Organ Society (COS126) 2016
That Everloving Rag Robin Richmond  

Polygon Records Studio

Hammond C3

 

Castle Communications (PLSCD303) 1998
I’ll See You in My Dreams Hubert Selby  

Paramount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording c1967
There’s a Small Hotel/Lover Hubert Selby  

Paramount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording c1967
Singing in the Rain Doreen Chadwick  

Granada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS London (ATOSLDVD001) 2008
Dance of the Three Old Maids Douglas Reeve  

Dome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’

 

BBC Records (REC110M) 1971
Thunder and Lightning Polka John Mann  

Trinity Arts Centre, Pudsey

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Grosvenor Records (CDGRS1263) 1992
Pompton Turnpike Robin Richmond  

Southbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording c1997
Dream Hubert Selby  

Thursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Thursford Enterprises (TE03) 1978
Sussex by the Sea John Mann  

Burtey Fen Collection

3/14 Compton

 

Burtey Fen Collection (BFC004) 2006

 

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!