Week 252 – Organ Plus…

On this week’s show John Leeming delves into the world of organ plus. Plus what you might ask? Why not listen in and find out how the mighty can work so well with a variety of different instruments!

 

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Paddlin’ Madeleine Home Simon Gledhill & New Foxtrot Serenaders  

Musical Museum, Brentford

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

Foxtrot (NFS CD05) 2010
I’ve Got My Eyes on You/April Showers/Crazy Rhythm Lyn Larsen & Jack Bethards Band  

Plummer Auditorium Fullerton CA

4/37 Wurlitzer

 

Beldale Records (121) 2000
Moonlight Serenade Bryan Rodwell & The Sounds of Brass  

Southbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1993
My Song of the Nile Herbert Griffiths & Manhattan Serenaders  

Stoll Picture Theatre, London

3/17 Jardine

 

Vocalion Broadcast Records (2522B) c1930
‘Lights Up’ medley Robinson Cleaver & Patricia Rossborough  

Abbey Road EMI Studios

3/9 Compton

 

EMI Parlophone (F1693) 1940
Moonlight on the Ganges Jim Roseveare & Peter Mintun  

Paramount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer

 

Premier Recordings (PRCD 1060) 1997
A Night with Rosita medley Gerhard Gregor & Rhythm combo  

NDR Studio

Hammond C3

 

Private recording c1970

 

Week 251 – Rodwell at the Ritz

On this week’s show we turn back the clocks to 1966 and to the small yet powerful 2/4 Compton in the Ritz Hereford. Bryan Rodwell was at one time resident organist at the Ritz. Sit back and enjoy the sounds of the Jazz master getting some unbelievable sounds from just 4 ranks of pipes and a Melotone! (Photo © Wayne Ivany)

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Music played –

You Made Me Love You

Irish Washerwoman

Babbling

Parade Of The Sunbeams

Gershwin Selection: Rhapsody In Blue/Strike Up The Band/Our Love Is Here To Stay/The Man I Love/Fascinating Rhythm/Embraceable You/A Foggy Day/Liza/Someone To Watch Over Me/Rhapsody In Blue

Moonlight In Vermont

Sweet Georgia Brown

You Made Me Love You

 

Concert took place on the 24th April 1966. Thanks to Trevor Bolshaw for loaning me the tape and allowing me to broadcast it!

Week 250 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: BBC Organs & Connections

On this week’s show we give a big and warm welcome to new presenter Nigel Ogden. Nigel will be joining us once a month with a delve into his own extensive archive. We are delighted that Nigel can be back at a microphone delighting audiences as he has done for the last 38 years. Long may it continue!

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Portrait Of A Toy Soldier Nigel Ogden  

BBC Broadcasting House, London

4/35 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1999
Organ Demonstration Reginald Foort  

St. Georges Hall, London (BBC Theatre Organ No.1)

4/24 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1936
 

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love

Broadway Melody

Broadway Rhythm

 

Sandy Macpherson St. Georges Hall, London (BBC Theatre Organ No.1)

4/24 Compton

AZCD (214) 2011
Marche Militaire Sandy Macpherson  

Grand Theatre, Llandudno

5/27 Möller

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1943
Alpen Ruhe Waltz/Al Jolson Selection Sandy Macpherson  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1963
You And The Night And The Music Nigel Ogden  

Civic Auditorium, Pasadena CA

5/28 Möller

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1996
 

I’m Gonna Live Till I Die

Ol’ Mac Donald

Come Blow Your Horn

 

Robin Richmond BBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

Windmill Records (WMD 262) 1975
Intrada Nigel Ogden  

BBC Maida Vale Studios

4/14 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1992

 

Week 249 – Eight ranks or less

On this week’s show Damon takes a look at some theatre organ that are 8 ranks or less. Damon looks at both Wurlitzer and Compton organs of two and three manuals.

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Splanky Bryan Rodwell  

Granada, Clapham Junction, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

John Leeming collection 1978
Serenade To Marianne Nigel Ogden  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS114) 1988
Branch Line David Lowe  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital (OS239) 1998
September In The Rain Vic Hammett  

Organ Centre, High Wycombe

2/5 Wurlitzer

 

Doric Recordings Record (DO 1409) c1970’s
Bees Are Buzzin’ Howard Beaumont  

Royalty Cinema, Bowness-on-Windermere

2/7 Wurlitzer

 

An FTOP Production 2015
‘Top Of The Bill’ Selection Reginald Porter-Brown  

Ritz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Damon Cox collection 1965
Garden In The Rain Ronald Curtis  

Davenport Theatre, Stockport

3/7 Compton

 

Concert Recording (CR 0026) 1968
There Will Never Be Another You Simon Gledhill  

Orgue De Cinéma, Collège Claparède, Genèva

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

AAOCCC, Genève 2017