Week 256 – Random Numbers

On this week’s show John Leeming pulls out a handful of random LP’s and selects tracks from them! A real variety of sounds from the past including contributions from Clark Wilson, Hector Olivera, David Shepherd and many more!


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Happy Listening!


Music played –



Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Goofy Dame Stanley Tudor  

Gaumont Theatre, Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer


Deroy Records (885) c1973
I Hadn’t Anyone till You Dick Schrum  

Bill Blunk Studio, Portland, OR

5/24 Marr & Colton


Concert Recording (CRO008) 1966
You,/Who? Clark Wilson  

Wheaton Fox Studio, Illinois

3/16 Robert Morton


Wheaton Fox Productions (WFP-1001) 1983
Laura David Shepherd  

Rex Cinema, Stratford, London

2/7 Wurlitzer


Deroy Records (1324) 1975
Comedians’ Gallop Brian Sharp  

Sandford Holiday Park, Poole

3/15 Christie


Grosvenor Records (GRS.115) 1985
Always Billy Nalle  

Strand Theatre, Plattsburgh, NY

3/20 Wurlitzer


Readers’ Digest (RDS 6854) 1979
I’ll Never, Never Fall in Love Again Robinson Cleaver, The Organ, The Dance Band and Me  

EMI Studio No.1, St John’s Wood

3/8 Compton


EMI Records (SH 504) 1986
Cry Me a River Hector Olivera  

Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY

4/22 Wurlitzer


RTOS Inc (EAR-10240) 1974
Jeepers Creepers Sidney Torch  

Gaumont State Theatre, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer


Doric Records (DO(S) 1211) c1970


Week 255 – Beckingham back at Granada

It’s Tywyn time tonight and who better to show off the Wurlitzer than the ‘Wonder Boy Organist’ Keith Beckingham who was at the age of 14 taking the organ up on the lift and playing interludes to large cinema audiences! Well years later the Wurlitzer is still with us, now in the delightful Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn and Keith is reunited with the the mighty as he presents a show full of memories!


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Happy Listening!


Music played:

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again


Signature Tune: You, Wonderful You

Tonight/This Is A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening/You And The Night And The Music/The Way You Look Tonight

Matt Monro & Edmund Hockridge Selection: Portrait Of My Love/From Russia With Love/Hey There/If I Loved You

Hammond: Who’s Sorry Now/Whispering/Hello Dolly/Almost Like Being In Love

The Heather On The Hill

El Bimbo/We’ll Meet Again/Signature Tune: You, Wonderful You


All tracks played by Keith Beckingham on the 3c/9 Wurlitzer in the Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to John Smallwood and all the gang who look after the Wurlitzer for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! Organ tuned by David Lowe.

Week 254 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Crossover

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back with more gems from his archive. This time he feature many examples of cross over artists – this is to say organist who are equally at home on both Theatre & Classical organs and a spot of piano also.


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Happy Listening!


Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Trumpet Voluntary Michael Maine  

Dome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’


Regent Recordings (RRM 101) 1989
La Bounette/Trio Sonata No.1 (Excerpt) Joanna Fraser  

ex. Servicemen’s Club, Stotfold

3/10 Christie


Nigel Ogden collection 1981

Dainty Miss


Adrian Lucas  

City Hall, Hull

4m Compton


Nigel Ogden collection 1985
Automne Nigel Ogden  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer


OS Digital (OS 230) 1997
Toccata In D Minor Gerald Shaw  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton


Nigel Ogden collection 1964
Black Key Study Gerald Shaw  



Nigel Ogden collection 1965

Fantasie Impromptu


Ernest Broadbent Piano Acorn (CF 240) 1973
Widor Toccatta (Excerpt)/ Valencia Gerald Shaw  

BBC Theatre Organ, Hoxton London

5/27 Möller


Nigel Ogden collection 1962
Carillon George Blackmore  

Guildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)


Studio Republic – A Music Hall Production (RLP5006) 1964


Special Announcement

As many of you will know at the end of this year the wonderful John Mann will be retiring from playing. I have been asked by several concert organisers to promote what is now his last five concerts!

13/10/2018 7.30pm ST ALBANS
St Albans Organ Theatre, 320 Camp Road, St. Albans, Herts. AL1 5PE

14/10/2018 3.00pm Nr ALBOURNE
Singing Hills Golf Course, Muddleswood Rd, Albourne, West Sussex BN6 9EB

28/10/2018 2.30pm RYE
Milligan Theatre, Rye College, Love Lane, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7NQ

29/11/2018 1.00pm BOURNEMOUTH
Pavilion Theatre, Westover Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU

09/12/2018 3.00pm HENLEY-UPON-THAMES
Town Hall, Henley upon Thames RG9 2AQ


Please visit John’s website for more details!

Week 253 – 9,10,11,12

On this week’s show Damon takes a look at the next batch of theatre organ sizes; 9,10,11 and 12 ranks. We feature racks feating tracks from 9 organs, some of which are no longer complete. With Wurlitzer, Compton & Christie theres a variety of tracks for all! (Photo © COS Archives)


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Happy Listening!


Music played –


Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Pepe Joseph Seal  

Regal/ABC Kingston-Upon-Thames

3/12 Wurlitzer


Decca Recording Company (SKL 4154) 1962
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams Geoff Solman  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer


COS Tapes/WW Records (COS117) 1989
Poodle In The Park Stanley Wylie  

Ritz Belfast

4c/10 Compton


COS Tapes (COS122) 1995
Theme From ‘An American In Paris’ Simon Gledhill  

EMD/Granada Walthamstow, London

3/12 Christie


COS Tapes (COS109) 1985
Dizzy Fingers Reginald Porter-Brown  

Granada Kingston, London

3c/10 Wurlitzer


Damon Cox collection 1978
Love Is Here To Stay Trevor Bolshaw  

Dormston House Sedgley

2/10 Wurlitzer


Concert Recording (CR-0085) c1968
The Stripper Len Rawle  

Organ Theatre, St. Albans

3/10 Wurlitzer


St Albans Musical Museum Society (CAS 1011) 1994
Wave David Shepherd  

The Plough, Great Munden

3/11 Compton


Tonawanda Sound (TWS 1002) 1974
Horse Box Vic Hammett  

Town Hall Buckingham

3/10 Wurlitzer


Musiqua 2015