Week 131 – MBE Stars

On this weeks show we features organists past and present who have received an MBE. Either or their services to music because of a long running broadcast series or residency or for work behind the scenes in restoring Wurlitzers to former glory.  On the show we feature Sidney Torch at the Regal Edmonton Christie, Len Rawle at the Woking Wurlitzer and many more!

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Music played –

Dudley Savage – Calling All Workers – Perfect Partners Records 2008

Len Rawle – ‘Ivor Novello’ Selection – TWS 1995

Reginald Dixon – Padalin’ Madlin’ Home/Edelweiss/Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart/Three Coins In The Fountain/Liechtensteiner Polka – Private Recording DMC Collection

Phil Kelsall – I Had The Craziest Dream/The Finger Of Suspicion/I’ll See You In My Dreams – Grasmere 2008

Sidney Torch – Torch Song Parade Part 1 – Don’t Let It Bother You/The Continental/I Only Have Eyes For You/Over My Shoulder – Sterndale 1991

Week 130 – Kevin Morgan plays Allen

On this weeks show James & Damon feature Kevin Morgan playing three Allen Digital Organs – the three manual Q316, the two manual Q211 and the new Historiqe 1  classical organ. Kevin delights us with a selection of popular music including a section form 42nd Street, the March Blaze Away, the Intermezzo from ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ and many more!

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Music played –

Blaze Away

Chinatown, My Chinatown/Japanese Sandman/Poor Butterfly/Limehouse Blues

Intermezzo From ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’

42nd Street/Dames/Lullaby Of Broadway

Under The Linden Tree

Czardas

 

All tracks played by Kevin Morgan on the Allen Q316, Q211 and Historiqe 1. Recorded by Damon Cox on a Zoom H2n. Thanks to Paul Arkwright from Allen Organs UK for giving me permission.

Week 129 – Music from The Midlands

On this weeks show Damon and James throw a spotlight on the Cinema Organ Societies Midlands Compton. this 3 manual instrument started life in the Tower Cinema West Bromwich and on the show we follow the organs history. Artists include Simon Gledhill, Eric Lord, Reginald Porter-Brown and Russell Holmes!

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Muisc from midlands

 

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Music played –

Reginald Porter-Brown – Ritual Fire Dance – Private Recording DMC Collection

Reginald Porter-Brown – Forgotten Dreams – Private Recording DMC Collection

Simon Gledhill – The Doll Dance – COS 1983

Eric Lord – The Lady is A Tramp/Sleepy Lagoon/How Deep Is The Ocean?/Tiger Rag – Private Recording DMC Collection

Russell Holmes – Long Ago and Far Away – COS 2000

Simon Gledhill – Harlem Nocturne – Private Recording DMC Collection

Simon Gledhill – On The Sunny Side Of The Street – Private Recording DMC Collection

Week 128 – The music of Harry Warren

On this weeks show Damon & James present a show full of music written by Harry Warren. The show features a selection from 42nd Street alongside some of Warrens well known songs such as September In The Rain, I Know Why, Serenade In Blue and may more!

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Music played –

Sidney Torch – Remember Me? – Hot Pipes 2013

Robert Wolfe – Serenade In Blue – Wolfe Productions 1992

Kevin Morgan – I Only Have Eyes For You – LTOT 2003

Phil Kelsall – Shuffle Off To Buffalo/About A Quarter To Nine/The Shadow Waltz/Dames – Grasmere 1991

Simon Gledhill – I Know Why – KTOS 2000

Buddy Cole – September In The Rain – Warner Bros

Len Rawle – Chattanooga Choo Choo – TWS 1972

Week 127 – Delights from the Dome

On this weeks show Damon throws a spotlight on the mighty Dual Purpose Hill, Norman and Beard concert organ in the Dome, Brighton. The original 1936 installation is one of the most unique sounding organs in the country and was really made popular by Douglas Reeve. On the show we feature highlights from John Mann’s recent spring concert there and tracks from Douglas Reeve and Michael Maine.

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Music played –

Douglas Reeve – Pack Up Your Troubles – Musiqua 2015

Douglas Reeve – Music Of Richard Rodgers: Lover/Mountain Greenery/The Sound Of Music/June Is Bustin’ Out All Over/Oaklahoma – Grosvenor 1998

Michael Maine – Laura – Regent Recordings 1989

John Mann – March Militaire

John Mann – The Swan

John Mann & Jonathan Adams – Flirtation Waltz

John Mann – Sunshine Medley: Powder Your Face With Sunshine/Keep Your Sunny Side Up/You Are My Sunshine/Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/The Sun Has Got His Hat On/The Sunsihe Of Your Smile/On The Sunny Side Of The Street/Painting The Clouds/We’ll All Go Riding On A Rainbow

John Mann – Sussex By The Sea

All John Mann tracks Recorded by Damon Cox on a Zoom H2n. Organ currently tuned and maintained David Houlgate.