Week 226 – Leicester Square Looks Round

On this week’s show Damon takes a look at the Magnificent 5 Manual Compton its the Odeon Leicester Square. This show features rare recordings of John Howlett, David Shepherd and Gerald Shaw, as well as new material from a new CD, recorded by current house organist, Donald MacKenzie.

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Calling All Workers/Knightsbridge March Dudley Savage  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Private Recording: William Moore 1980
In Olden Tymes John Howlett  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Private Recording: Marie Coleman née Howlett 1958
Rickshaw Ride Gerald Shaw  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Private Recording: Damon Cox c1968
Too Late Now Gerald Shaw  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Concert Recording 1968
Glasgow Fair Gerald Shaw  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Private Recording: Damon Cox c1967
Turn Ye to Me David Shepherd  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

 Private Recording: John Leeming 1981
Secret Love Ronald Curtis  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/19 Compton

 

Dene Records 1992
The Genius Of George Gershwin:

a) S’ Wonderful

b) Embraceable You

c) They Can’t Take That Away From Me

d) Love Walked In

e) Oh! Lady Be Good

f) Fascinating Rhythm

Donald MacKenzie  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Musiqua 2018

 

Week 225 – Pizza & Pipes

On this week’s show John Leeming takes us on a tour of pizza and pipes. So sit back and enjoy the sound and style of music associated with many of the Pizza Parlours in the US and UK.

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Another Openin’ Another Show Walt Strony  

Organ Stop Pizza, Phoenix

4/27 Wurlitzer

 

Organ Stop Pizza 1978
King Cotton March Lew Williams  

Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa

4/50 Wurlitzer

 

ERB Enterprises 1996
My Funny Valentine Charlie Balogh  

Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa

4/82 Wurlitzer

 

Organ Stop Pizza 1998
The Birth Of The Blues Vic Hammett  

Cap’ns Galley Pizza Parlour, Redwood City CA

4/18 Wurlitzer

 

Doric Recording c1972
I Get A Kick Out Of You  Dan Bellomy  

Uncle Milt’s Pizza Co.

3/18 Wurlitzer

 

Milt K Recordings c1990
I Only Have Eyes For You/Let’s Face The Music And Dance Christian Cartwright  

Pipes in the Peaks, Thorpe

3/18 Compton

 

Causeway Recordings c2012
 I’ll Buy That Dream Bill Vlasak  

Paramount Music Palace, Indianapolis

4/42 Wurlitzer

 

WJV Productions 199

 

That’s All Don Simmons  

Organ Grinder, Portland

4/51 Wurlitzer

 

Sound Productions c1981

 

Week 224 – Charles Leeds The Music

On this week’s show we have raided the archive and bring you another classic broadcast. Charles Smitton was very much associated with the two Manchester Wurlitzers, but in this case he’s travelled across the country to Leeds. Where else than the Odeon with it’s 3/19 Wurlitzer. So sit back and enjoy Charles’ excellent musicianship on one of the country’s best organs.

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Music played –

Signature Tunes: Estrellita

Sousa Marches On

Destiny

Rhumbalina

Dance Of The Blue Marionettes

Melody And Rhythm: Zing! Went The Strings Of My Herat/Charmaine/The Hola Hoop Song/Its All In the Game/More Than Ever/Dance Everyone, Dance

‘White Horse Inn’ Selection

Signature Tunes: Estrellita

 

Originally broadcast on 6th November 1958. Recording taken from the DMC Collection.

Week 223 – Every Day I’m Shufflin’

This weeks show is another mixed bag of theatre organ favourites. Want to know the reason why? Listen to find out!

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
That Certain Party Vic Hammett  

Cap’ns Galley Pizza Parlour, Redwood City CA

4/18 Wurlitzer

 

Doric Recording  c1972
Intermezzo Robert Wolfe  

Thursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Wolfe Productions 2011
It Ain’t Necessarily So Barry Baker  

Ron Wehmeier Residence, Cincinnati, OH

4/33 Wurlitzer

 

BLB Production 1995
I Let Song Go Out of My Heart Buddy Cole  

Studio

Hammond Organ

 

Jasmine Records 2011
Blue Moon Len Rawle  

Wurlitzer Hall, Leisure Centre, Woking

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

Tonawanda Sound 1995
 Cha Cha Cha: Come Dance With Me/Ja-Da Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Records 2001
One-Zy Two-Zy (I Love You-Zy) Donnie Rankin  

Civic Theatre, Akron OH

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Donnie Rankin 2009
 I Wish You Love Tom Hazleton  

Campbell Store

3/25 Wurlitzer

 

Pipe Organ Presentations 2006
Aba Daba Honeymoon Lyn Larsen  

Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

 

Musical Contrasts Inc 1994

 

Week 222 – Kew The Music

On this weeks show Damon takes a listen to the golden tones of the Wurlitzer now installed in the Brentford Musical museum near Kew Bridge. This Wurlitzer originally hailed from the Regal/ABC Kingston-Upon-Thames where it was made famous by Joseph Seal.

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Music played –
 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Jerome Kern Favourites:

  1. Look For The Silver Lining
  2. She Didn’t Say Yes
  3. All The Things You Are
  4. I Won’t Dance
  5. The Waltz In Swingtime
Joseph Seal  

Regal/ABC Kingston

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

Parlaphone  c1955
 Moonglow Joseph Seal  

Regal/ABC Kingston

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

PYE Records 1968
 High Heals David Shepherd  

Musical Museum, Brentford

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

Grosvenor Records 1983
 La Mer Len Rawle  

Musical Museum, Brentford

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

Tonawanda Sound c1995
 Marie Elena Chris Barber  

Musical Museum, Brentford

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

Musical Museam 2018
  1. Side Saddle
  2. China Tea
  3. Lucky Five
  4. Black & White Rag
Nicholas Martin  

Musical Museum, Brentford

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

The Organist Encores 2015