Week 144 – Tribute to Gene Wilder

On this weeks show Damon pays tribute to actor Gene wilder who will fondly be remember for playing Willy Wonka in the 1971 film Willy Wokna and the Chocolate Factory. Gene sadly passed away last night ages 83. Also on the show we play songs from the same decade as the film – the 1970’s – Songs include, Eye Level, Close To You and many more!

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Gene Wilder Trib

 

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Music played –

Mark Herman – Willy Wonka Selections: I’ve Got A Golden Ticket/The Candy Man/Oompa-Loompa/Pure Imagination/I’ve Got A Golden Ticket (Reprise) – Mark Herman Productions 2008

Len Rawle – Imagine – TWS appx 1994

Ernest Broadbent – Eye Level – EMI 1974

Bryan Rodwell – Close To You – Private Recording DMC collection appx 1973

Robert Wolfe – Summer Night/You’re The One That I Want/Hopelessly Devoted To You – Wolfe productions 2003

Week 143 – Paul Kirner and his Mighty Christie

On this weeks show we features the latest theatre organ instillation in the UK – The mighty Christie organ in Paul Kirners Music Palace, Ynyshir, Rhonda. This famous Christie organ was originally installed in the Regal Edmonton and was really made famous by Sidney Torch. This show features tracks with Paul kindly recorded especially for the show and is not what was heard on the opening concerts.

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PL Ynyshier TOE

 

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Music played –

Signature Tune – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes*

Just Another Polka

Anytime

So Whats New?

You Brought A New kind Of Love To Me

Tijuana Taxi

Please

Out Of Nowhere

‘Far Away Lands’ Selection: The Sheik Of Araby/Caravan/Slow Boat To China/The Snake Charmer/Japanese Sandman/Limehouse Blues/Chinatown, My Chinatown*

Signature Tune – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes*

 

This weeks show was recorded and produced by Paul Kirner. Organ maintained by Ben Snowdown and Anthony Meads. *= Recorded at a live preview performance on Saturday 13th August.

Week 142 – This Man…Leroy Anderson

On this weeks show Damon plays music all written by American composer Leroy Anderson. Leroy was a well known composer of short, light concert pieces many of which work very well on the theatre organ. songs incude, Serenata, Forgotten Dreams, Syncopated Clock and many more!

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Letoyn anderson TOE

 

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Music played –

Dudley Savage – Sandpaper Ballet –  2008

David Johnston – The Syncopated Clock – digipipe Records 1985

Phil Kelsall – Forgotten Dreams – EMI 1984

Ron Rhode – Fiddle Faddle – OPS records

Robert Wolfe – Blue Tango – Wolfe Productions 2001

Jelani Eddington – The Typewriter – RJE Productions 2006

Joseph Seal – Serenata – PYE 1965

Jerry Nagano – Bugler’s Holiday – Jerri-co 1978

Gerald Shaw – Belle Of The Ball – Concert Recording 1968

Lew Williams – Plink, Plank, Plunk – OPS records

Nicholas Martin – Sleigh Ride – Private Recording 2015

Week 141 – On The Air

On this weeks show Damon recall some off the air memories with tracks taken from 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s broadcasts. During this period the air waves were full of poplar broadcast featuring top organists and organs – for this show we present a few of those combinations. Artists include, Robin Richmond, Stanley Tudor, Bryan Rodwell and many more!

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On The Ait TOE

 

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Music played –

Robin Richmond – Alabama Jubilee – private recording DMC collection

Jack Ferguson – Our Waltz – private recording DMC collection

Douglas Reeve – Pack Up Your Troubles – private recording DMC collection

Douglas Reeve – Sousa March medley: Washington Post/Manhattan Beach/Liberty Bell/Stars & Stripes – private recording DMC collection

Joseph Seal – Half A Six Pence/???/It’s The Natural thing To Do/I Wish You love/You, Wonderful You  – private recording DMC collection

Ernest Broadbent – A Walk In the Black Forest/???/Hora Stoccata – private recording DMC collection

Stanley Tudor – Summer Rain – private recording JM collection

Bryan Rodwell – Trumpet Blues & Cantabile – private recording Wayne Ivany collection

Week 140 – A Cotton Celebration with David Ivory

On this weeks show we venture to Suffolk and to the Cotton Mechanical Musical Museum. This 90 year old  2 manual Wurlitzer was originally installed in the Leicester Square Theatre, London So in celebration of this fact, we present to you Cotton’s resident organist David Ivory. Davids going to plays a ‘traditional’ programme which includes a selection of Gilbert & Sullivan tunes, the waltz- Village Children and many more!

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Ivory TOE

 

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Music played –

Happy Days Are Here Again

Sunshine And Shower Selection: Bring Me Sunshine/Singin’ In The Rain/Powder Your Face With Sunshine/Here’s That Rainy Day/Painting The Clouds With Sunshine

Village Children

Gilbert And Sullivan Selection: Behold The Lord High Executioner/The Flowers The Bloom In The Spring/A Wand’rin Minstrel/When I Was A Lad/The Tower Song/Sentry’s Song/The Policeman’s Chorus/With Cat Like Tread/The Merriest Fellows Are We/Take A Pair Of Sparkling Eyes/Right Royal Queen/The Cachucha

Joseph Locke Selection: Le Reve Passe/Hear My Song Violetta/Count Your Blessings/Goodbyee

Ivory Rag

 

All tracks played by David Ivory on the 2/11 Wurlitzer in Cotton Mechanical Musical Museum. Recorded by Damon Cox on a Zoom H2n. Thanks to Jonathan Ling and David Ivory for making us welcome Organ tuned and maintained by Bob Ince and David Ivory. Photo : Wayne Ivany