Week 209 – Soft Lights and Sweet Music

On this week’s show we have no one waffling on in your ear. Its a full half  hour of easy listening moonlight music, all strung together with no interruptions. So put your feet up and bask in the sounds of some gorgeous instruments in the hands of David Shepherd, Lyn Larsen, John Atwell, George Wright, Michael Wooldridge, Lew Williams and Bryan Rodwell.

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Serenade To Moonlight David Shepherd New Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer

COS Tapes 1991
Lotus Land Lyn Larsen Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

Musical Contrasts Inc 1995
Stardust John Atwell Capri Theatre, Adelaide

4/15 Wurlitzer

 TOSA  c1987
Moon River George Wright George Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer

Marathon Media International Ltd  2012
Nancy (With The Laughing Face) Michael Wooldridge New Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 + G.P Wurlitzer

Merlin Productions 2012
Moonlight Serenade Lew Williams Alabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

4/22 Wurlitzer

Alabama Chapter ATOS 1996
I Cover The Waterfront Bryan Rodwell Paramount/Odeon, Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer

Concert Recording  1968

 

Week 208 – A Bit Of A Difference

On this week’s show John Leeming is at the microphone with another selection of recordings from his extensive archive – This time it’s tracks with a difference!

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Deed I Do Fraser Gartshore Laukhuff Factory, Germany

3/11 Möller

Laukhuff GMBH 2008
Spectre on the Spree David Shepherd Dolby House, Holbeach

3/9 Compton

COS Tapes 1984
Smash and Grab Donald Thorne Granada, Clapham Junction

3c/8 Wurlitzer

Decca Records c1938
Old Macdonald’s Farm Leo Rae Granada, Welling

3c/8 Wurlitzer

Private recording c1975
I Cover the Waterfront Rene St John/Charles Smart Decca Studio

2/6 Wurlitzer

Eclipse Records c1931
Holiday for Strings Virginie Morgan Hammond Ducretet Thompson 1954
Don’t Blame Me Robin Richmond Trio Hammond President Records  1973
Midnight in Mayfair Reginald Porter-Brown Guildhall Southampton

4/60 Compton

President Records 1973
Tiger Rag Gerhard Gregor/Helmut Zacharias Hammond & Orchestra Polydor Records  1952

 

Week 207 – Granada!

On this week’s show Damon features the the sounds of the Wurlitzer’s installed in Granada’s Cinemas mostly in the London area. So we take you on a journey from Clapham to Woolwich on our Granda safari as we stop at seven Wurlitzer’s all with their own unique sound.

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Ain’t She Sweet Bryan Rodwell Granada Tooting, London

4/14 Wurlitzer + G.P

Ventures In Sound  1958
Breezing Along With The Breeze George Welling Granada East Ham, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer + G.P

 Amberlee  1978
Portrait Of A Toy Soldier Dudley Beaven Granada Woolwich, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer + G.P

Private Recording 1937
The Roaring 20’s Noel Briggs Granada Kingston, London

3c/10 Wurlitzer + G.P

Private Recording 1967
In The Still Of The Night Len Rawle Granada Slough, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer + G.P

Tonawanda Sound 1988
Dansero Keith Beckingham Granada Harrow, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer + G.P

Private Recording 1968
Granada Vic Hammett Granada Clapham Junction, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer + G.P

COS Tapes  1974

 

Week 206 – Farewell to the Troc

Tonight we take you back (almost) exactly 57 years to the Trocadero Elephant & Castle for a program of highlights from the closing concert. The 40 minutes of music is all presented by Alex Cambell-Gifford. So sit back and relax and bask in the sounds of of the Troc Wurlitzer as it was in the cinema. Its with thanks to the Cinema Organ Society that this Wurlitzer is now installed in the Troxy and is one of the finest examples of a Wurlitzer in the world.

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Music played –

Jackie Brown – Knocked ‘Em In The Old Kent Road

Bobby Pagan –  The Lady Is A Tramp/With A Smile And A Song

Sidney Gustard – Classical Selection

Robin Richmond – Try A Little Tenderness/Nice Work If You Can Get It

Dennis Mathew – Idaho/Chanson De Matin

George Blackmore – Spanish Gypsy Dance/Little Serenade

Jackie Brown – The Waltz From Masquerade/Body And Soul/Chloe

George Blackmore – The Lost Chord

Jackie Brown – Knocked ‘Em In The Old Kent Road

Recorded 6th November 1960 and presented by Alex Cambell-Gifford. Thanks to John Leeming and the Cinema Organs Societies Archive for their help and permission to this.

Week 205 – Contemplating Christie

On this week’s show Damon features the Christie sound. We journey though some of the best installations in Britain – as well as artists such as Simon Gledhill, Nigel Ogden, Gerald Shaw, Len Rawle and many more to demonstrate them along the way.

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
I Hate Myself (For Being So Mean To You) Sidney Torch Regal Edmonton, London

4/15 Christie

Sterndale 1991
Whispering Grass Len Rawle Memorial Hall, Barry, Wales

4/15 Christie

Tonawanda Sound c1990
The Messenger Boy John Mann Paul Kirners Music Plalace, Ynyshir, Wales

4/15 Christie

Compton Lodge Studios 2017
Journey Into Melody Simon Gledhill Granada (EMD) Walthamstow, Lodnon

3/12 Chrsitie

 COS Tapes 1985
Pirates Of Penzance Selection Douglas Reeve Dome Theatre, Brighton

4/40 Hill Norma & Beard ‘Christie’

Grosvenor Studios 1981
Rickshaw Ride Gerald Shaw Regal (Odeon) Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie

Private Recording c1955
On The Sunny Side Of The Street Quentin MacLean Regal (Odeon) Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie

Sterndale 2000
I’m Beginning To See The Light Nigel Ogden Astra Theatre, Llandudno, Wales

3/8 Chrsitie

COS Tapes 1983