Week 264 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Jingle Bells

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden takes on a nostalgic sleigh ride with some varied festive tracks! This includes rare recordings of Reginald Dixon, Jackie Brown, Reginald Porter-Brown playing instruments such as the Davenport Stockport, Granada Tooting and Manchester Town Hall.

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
March Of The Toys Nigel Ogden  

Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital (OS 210) 1994
The Savoy Community Medley (arr. Debroy Somers) Reginald Dixon  

Davenport Theatre, Stockport

3/7 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1972
 

Swingin’ Sleigh Ride/Snow Coach

Nigel Ogden  

Granada Studio Tours Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Avid Records (AVC 613) 1997
Sir Christmas Altrincham Choral Society & Nigel Ogden  

Granada Studio Tours Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Avid Records (AVC 613) 1997
Comedians Gallop Robinson Cleaver  

Town Hall Manchester

5m Cavaille-Coll

 

AK Records (AK 7301) 1975
 

Sing Song:

a) Jolly Good Company

b) Lilly Of Laguna

c) If You Were The Only Girl In The World

d) Jingle Bells

 

Reginald Dixon  

Davenport Theatre, Stockport

3/7 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1972
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Jackie Brown  

Granada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden collection c1965
 

‘The Holly & The Mistletoe’ (arr Ronald Hanmer)

 

Reginald Porter-Brown  

Regal/ABC Kingston

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1959

 

Week 263 – Clair De Lune

John Leeming’s contribution this month, although not festive, does fit the time of year very well. With darkness setting in well before 5pm and the heating on to make a cosy home, the Moonlight Lullaby is just the right type of thing to accompany the cracking of an open fire or, perhaps a glass of cherry before bed – whatever your situation, the scintillating tones of the Clayhall Compton in the hands of Stanley Wyllie is bound to complete your evening!

 

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Music played:

Clair De Lune
Melody Fair
O For The Wings Of A Dove
Roses Of Picardy
Shadow Waltz
Unknown???
How Beautiful Is Night
Down By The River
Unknown???
The Haunted Ballroom
Clair De Lune

Note: The Banging throughout is NOT the Melotone – it is in fact a nearby fireworks display!

 

All tracks played by Stanley Wyllie on the 3/7 Compton in the St John Vianney Church, Clayhall. Recorded & Edited by John Leeming in October 1995. Thanks to the Cinema Organ Society and John Leeming for giving permission for this to be broadcast! Continuity Announcer: Richard Hills

Week 262 – Five Years of The Organist Encores

Its our fifth birthday bash on this special edition of The Organist Encores! Damon speaks to James Mclean about how the show started, he also interviews John Leeming and Nigel Ogden who between them present once a month. Finally Damon introduces the show’s new ‘Resident Organist’! Tune in and don’t miss out on our celebratory bash!

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Happy Days Are Here Again Robert Wolfe  

Thursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Wolfe Productions 2006
Somebody Stole My Gal Reginald Dixon  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Decca Record Company (SPA 38) 1969
Over The Rainbow Simon Gledhill  

Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust Production (LTOT961) 1996
42nd Street Vic Hammett  

Granada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Audicord (ACD 232) 1980
My Funny Valentine Jim Riggs  

Paramount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer

 

RTR Productions Record (RTC103C) 1989
Pink Champagne Nigel Ogden & John Roadhouse  

BBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

NDO Production 1988
Can’t Take That Away From Me Mark Laflin  

Hammond M100

 

DMC Recording 2018
The Trolley Song Mark Laflin  

Hammond M100

 

DMC Recording 2018
Happy Days Are Here Again Mark Laflin  

Hammond M100

 

DMC Recording 2018

 

Week 261 – New Releases

On this week’s show Damon takes a looks at some new commercial recordings that hit the headlines in recent months. This includes tracks from the new CD featuring the Royalty Cinema Wurlitzer called ‘Lakeland Serenade’ – which sounds wonderful!

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
I Like America from Ace Of Clubs Richard Hills  

Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne IN

4/16 Page

 

2018
You’ll Never Know/The Shadow Waltz Mark Herman  

Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne IN

4/16 Page

 

2018
Polka Dots Mark Laflin  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

Cinema Organ Society 2018
Jolly Jillet Declan Poole  

Royalty Cinema, Bowness-on-Windermere

2/7 Wurlitzer

 

An FTOP Production 2018
This Is All I Ask Simon Gledhill  

Royalty Cinema, Bowness-on-Windermere

2/7 Wurlitzer

 

An FTOP Production 2018
The Locomotion Richard Morgan  

Royalty Cinema, Bowness-on-Windermere

2/7 Wurlitzer

 

An FTOP Production 2018
Blue Moon Len Rawle  

Royalty Cinema, Bowness-on-Windermere

2/7 Wurlitzer

 

An FTOP Production 2018
I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside Peter Jebson  

Royalty Cinema, Bowness-on-Windermere

2/7 Wurlitzer

 

An FTOP Production 2018

 

Week 260 – Another Raid Of The Atic

On this week’s show John Leeming climbs up the ladder to his treasure trove of archive recordings featuring some of the finest artists from yesteryear and instruments many of which are no longer accessible or exist!

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Horace Finch  

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1958
True Love/In the Still of the Night Reginald Holland  

Odeon, Blackpool

4/13 Conacher

 

Private recording 1961
Love’s Last Word Is Spoken Eric Lord  

Paramount/Odeon Newcastle

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1948
Alley Cat George Blackmore  

Ritz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Cinema Organ Society 1963
Love Walked In Dudley Savage  

Mere Farm, Haughley, Stowmarket

3/8 Compton

 

Private recording 1990s
Harlem Nocturne Ena Baga  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1964
La Rosita Florence de Jong  

New Gallery Regent Street, London

2/8 Wurlitzer

 

HMV Records (B3513) c1930
March: Garrison Theatre Dudley Beavan  

Granada, North Cheam

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1940
One Hour with You Quentin Maclean  

Trocadero Elephant and Castle, London

4/21 Wurlitzer

 

Columbia Records (DB823) 1932
There Will Never Be Another You Bryan Rodwell  

Southbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording c1968

 

Week 259 – Wolfe on Worthing Wurlitzer

It’s star Organist time and this month we are very pleased to welcome that international star entertainer from the Thursford Collection – Robert Wolfe! He is highly regarded as one of the UK’s exponents of the theatre organ and was very much at home at the Worthing Wurlitzer which is where this weeks show comes from!

 

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Music played:

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again

March: Brass Buttons

Autumn Selection: Autumn Concerto/Autumn Leaves/Lullaby Of The Leaves/It Might As Well Rain until September/September In the Rain/Try To Remember/September Song

West Side Story Selection: Tonight/Maria/I Feel Pretty/One Hand One Heart/Somewhere

Blackpool Favourites: Blackpool Belle/Nobody’s Sweetheart/Boo Hoo/Harbour Lights/Red Sails In the Sunset/The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise/The Sheik Of Araby/Forgotten Dreams/You Can’t Stop Me From Dreaming/I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

 

All tracks played by Robert Wolfe on the 3/22 Wurlitzer in the Assembly Hall, Worthing. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Simon & Caroline Field and David Cates for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! Organ tuned by David Houlgate & Johnathan Adams.

Week 258 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Whirling the Empress

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden takes a trip to the seaside a features the Empress Ballroom Wurlitzer. With lot’s of archive material of Horace Finch, Reginald Dixon and Ernest Broadbent, there also an opportunity to hear Nigel at the new Empress organ which was installed a few years ago!

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Crazy People Reginald Dixon  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

2/10 Wurlitzer

 

Sterndale Records (STE 3106) 2002
You Are My Lucky Star

Sing As We Go

Beside The Seaside

Reginald Dixon  

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1957
 

On The Prom, Prom, Prom

Selection – Thistleland

 

Horace Finch  

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1958
Music From Carmen Ernest Broadbent  

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1969
For You

Turkish Rondo

Ernest Broadbent  

BBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1970
Beside The Seaside,

All My Lovin’

Reginald Dixon  

BBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1970
Tangerine Nigel Ogden & John Roadhouse  

BBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden collection 1982
 

Jealousy

 

Nigel Ogden  

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 (New) Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording (Made by Ross McNeillie) 2018