Week 204 – A Bag Of Goodies

On this weeks show John Leeming is at the microphone with another selection of recordings from his extensive archive – artists include, Gerald Shaw, Mark Laflin, Quentin Maclean, David Lowe and many more!

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Cachucha George Welling Kitchen Brothers Garage, Diss

3/19 Wurlitzer

Private Recording c1981
Toytown Trumpeters David Lowe Ice Rink, Streatham

Hammond C3

COS Tapes 1985
Jack In The Box Gerald Shaw Odeon Leicester Square, London

5/17 + Mel Compton

Private Recording  c1970
Twelfth Street Rag Quentin Maclean Lawson Residence, Montreal, Canada

3/20 Wurlitzer

 Lauretien Records  c1964
The Water Is Wide Mark Laflin Town Hall, Ossett

3/13 Compton/Christie

Private Recording (Permission Gained) 2017
The Song Is You Jackie Brown Granada Clapham Junction

3c/8 Wurlitzer

Private Recording  1968
Truckin’ Gorge Wright Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL

4/21 Wurlitzer

 Banda Records  1991
Body And Soul Bill Flloyd Paramount Theatre New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer

King Records  1964
Tiger Rag Eddie Ruhier Hammond & Various Synthesizers  Grosvenor Studios  1996

 

 

Week 203 – Hooray For Howden

On this week’s show Damon delves into the history of the Howden-Le-Wear Wurlitzer as we follow it from the New Victoria Cinema in Bradford through its short lived home in Cornforth right to its present very much enlarged state at the New Vitoria Centre. Artists include Arnold Loxam, David Lowe, Simon Gledhill and many more!

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Lonesome And Sorry/Paper Moon/Who’s Sorry Now?/ Come Back To Sorrento Arnold Loxam New Victoria Cinema, Bradford

3/10 Wurlitzer

Deroy 1974
Memories Of Yoy David Hamilton New Victoria Cinema, Bradford

3/10 Wurlitzer

Concert Recording 1966
Eurovision Selection: Puppet On A String/All Kinds Of Everything/Let Me Be The One Ernest Broadbent United Social Club, Cornforth

3/10 Wurlitzer

Private Recording 1975
What I Did For Love Joe Marsh New Victoria Centre, Howden-Le-Wear

3/11 + G.P Wurlitzer

Crescendo 1991
Sweet Dreams David Lowe New Victoria Centre, Howden-Le-Wear

3/12 + G.P Wurlitzer

Private Recordng c1992
Moonlight In Vermont Simon Gledhill New Victoria Centre, Howden-Le-Wear

3/19 + G.P Wurlitzer

Crescendo 2011
It Had Better Be Tonight Howard Beaumont New Victoria Centre, Howden-Le-Wear

3/19 + G.P Wurlitzer

Fairview Studios 2017

 

Week 202 – Highlights From The Young Theatre Organist Of The Year Competition

On this weeks show we turn too the stars of the future as we recap highlights from the Young Theatre Organist of the Year Competition. This year the competition came from midlands, on the fabulous 3/11 Compton in Hampton-In-Arden. During the show we hear from the runner up’s and winners of the main and senior section. We also have a special interview with Michael Wooldridge who organises the competition and Aaron Hawthorne who won the senior section. Visit organistencores.wordpress.com/ to listen to the show & find out more!

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Music played –

Michael Wooldridge – Strike Up The Band

Lewis Scott – Copacabana

Lucy Crouch – ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Selection: The Lullaby League/The Jitterbug

Robert Eldridge – Over The Rainbow

Robert Eldridge – Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Michael Wooldridge with Jayden Vicarey – On The Street Where You Live

Jamyma-May- Hanson – ‘Mack & Mable’ Selection: Movies Were Movies/Look What Happened to Mabel/Time Heals Everything/Wherever He Ain’t/I Won’t Send Roses

Aaron Hawthorne – A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

Aaron Hawthorne – That’s Entertainment

 

All tracks played  on the 3/11 Compton in Fentham Hall, Hampton-In-Arden. Recorded by Damon Cox on a Zoom H2N. Organ tuned and maintained by members of the COS Midland & Wales District. Thanks to The Cinema Organ Society, Michael Wooldridge, Len Rawle and The American Theatre Organs Society’s London and South Of England Chapter for their assistance in making this possible.

Week 201 – Music from 1932

On this week’s show we move forwards one year in the 1930’s to the year 1932. This weeks show includes more brilliant tunes including Willow Weep For Me, Night And Day, a selection from ‘Showboat’ and many more!

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia Len Rawle Tonawanda, Chorleywood, London

4/24 Wurlitzer

Concert Recording c1968
Willow Weep For Me Lyn Larsen Nethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, LA

4/73 Wurlitzer

Musical Contrasts 1996
You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me Vic Hammett Granada Tooting, London

4/14 + G.P Wurlitrzer

Amberlee 1980
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You Eric Lord Paramount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 + U.P Wurlitrzer

Acorn 1973
Night And Day Walt Stroney St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, IL

4/19 Wurlitzer

Walter Stroney Productions 1980
‘Showboat’ Selection Tom Hazleton Merle Norma Tower Of Beauty, Sylmar CA

4/36 Wurlitzer

Intersound Inc 1988
Isn’t It Romantic Sidney Torch  Regal Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie

 Sterndale 1993