Week 157 – A Burton for Nick

On this week’s show Nicholas Martin takes us dancing on the 3 manual 8 rank Wurlitzer which is installed in the Town Hall at Burton-On-Trent. This fine sounding Wurlitzer was put through its paces by Nick who is no stranger to playing for dancing. So take your partners for the Ballroom Waltz, Saunter Together, Ballroom Rhumba and many more!

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Music played –

Ballroom Waltz: Tenderly/Eternally

Cha Cha Cha: Wheels

Saunter Together: You Belong To Me/Don’t Balme Me/All Of Me/Misty

Mambo Magic: Mambo Italiano/Frenesi/Enjoy Yourself

Ballroom Quickstep: The Best Things In Life Are Free/You Are My Lucky Star/Ma, He’s Making Eyes At Me/The Original Dixie Land One Step

Ballroom Rhumba: All I Ask Of You/I Dreamed A Dream

Last Waltz: The Last Waltz/Let The Rest Of The World Go By/Now Is The Hour

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

 

All tacks played by Nicholas Martin. Recorded by Damon on a Zoom H2N. A big thank you to Nick for letting us record! Also thanks to Michael Thompson and all those involved with the Burton Wurlitzer for keeping the organ in tip top condition.

Week 156 – All American

Now this weeks show is in response to may people saying that I don’t feature enough American artists, so to all those people who asked me I hope you enjoy the next 30 minutes of music. For all those who aren’t too keen on the American sound – they say variety is the spice of life so why not listen anyway! Artists include George Wright, John Seng, Clark Wilson and many more!

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Music played –

00:00 – Barry Baker – Who Knows? – BLB Productions 1995

03:27 – Lyn Larsen – Volare – Musical Contrasts 2000

08:00 – George Wright – Flying Fingers – Bandana 1997

10:41 – John Seng – One Note Samba – Pipes and Palaces Productions 1993

12:42 – Jim Riggs – I Concentrate On You – Melody Makers 1989

17:31 – Clark Wilson – Says My Heart – Unknown Label 1999

20:18 – Jelani Eddington – Overture From “Die Fledermaus” – RJE Productions 2000

Week 155 – Portslade: The Final Curtain

On this weeks show we say farewell to the mighty Portslade Compton/Christie. John Mann has the honours of playing the last concert on the organ in its current home and although it was sad that the organ would not sing out again in the hall, a new home has been found up the road at Ditchling on a farm no less! David Houlgate and his team deserve a massive hand for installing and maintaining this organ which has been playing in the hall for the last 28 years!

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Music played –

Happy Days Are Here Again

60’s Selection: Happy Heart/Save Your Kisses For Me/Downtown/There’s A Kind Of Hush/I Only Wanna Be With You

Ivor Novello Selection: Lorelei/We’ll Gather Lilacs/Keep The Home Fires Burning/Take Your Girl/Love Is My Reason/Leap Year Waltz/Some Day My Heart Will Awake/Rose Of England

In A Monastery Garden

Singing In The Rain Selection: You Are My Lucky Star/All I Do is Dream Of You/Should I?/Would You?/Good Morning/Temptation/Fascinating Rhythm/I Cant Give You Anything But Love/You Were Meant For Me/Singing In The Rain

Sussex By The Sea

 

All tacks played by John Mann. Recorded by Damon on a Zoom H2N. A big thank you to John for letting us record! Also thanks to David Houlgate for keeping the organ in tip top condition.

 

Week 154 – 1946 In Rememberance

On this week’s show Damon takes a look at the year 1946, which includes the official ending of WWII, the birth off BBC Television and the first outing of Irving Berlin’s show ‘Annie Get Your Gun’. Artists incude Ernest Broadbent, Doreen Chadwick, David Gray and many more!

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Music played –

Jim Riggs – Television March – Melody Makers 1989

David Gray – These Foolish Things – ATOS 2015

Doreen Chadwick – Annie Get Your Gun Selection  – Audicord 1994

Keith Beckingham – We’ll Gather Lilacs – OKRollem 2016

Ernest Broadbent – Songs In Remembrance: It’s A Long Way To Tipperary/Bless Em All/Lil Marlene/Only Girl In The World/Keep The Home Fires Burning/Pack Up Your Troubles/Roses Of Picardy/The Last Post/Pomp And Circumstance No.4 Finale – Cinema Organ Society Archive 1974

 

Exit Music= Phil Kelsall – Dam-busters March – EMI 1978

 

Week 153 – From Oldham to Saltaire

On this weeks show Damon follows the travels of one Wurlitzer though its journey from the Gaumont in Oldham to its current location, the Victoria Hall Saltaire. we follow the sounds of the organ through it’s time at Oldham, Hampswaite, Pudsey, Brighouse and Saltaire. This beautiful Wurlitzer is sounding in fine form and its all thanks to the Cinema Organs Society’s Northern District. Artists incude, Lyn Larsen, Arnold Loxam, Simon Gledhill and many more!

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Music played –

Ronald Curtis – Flamingo – Grosvenor 1992

Arnold Loxam – The Loxam Bounce YORCOS 1987

John Barlow – How Deep Is Your Love – COS 1985

Simon Gledhill – In Love For The Very First Time – YORCOS 1995

Lyn Larsen – A Broken Rosary – COS 2006

Len Rawle – The Radio Samba – Hot Pipes 2003

Jelani Eddington – Marigold – RJE Productions 2010

Howard Beaumont – Put On Your Sunday Clothes/Tap Your Troubles Away/Hello Dolly – HBCD 2013