Week 315 – Moon Melody

On this week’s show Damon Cox celebrates songs on the Moon and a slightly belated celebration to the moon landings which happened 50 years in 1969! This show also marks our 6th year in production!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Fly Me To The Moon Adam Evans  

Burtey Fen Collection

3/14 Compton

 

Burtey Fen CD 2004
Moonlight In Vermont Simon Gledhill  

New Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Crescendo (CDHLW 1007) 2011
Moon River David Lowe  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital (OS239) 1998
Moonglow Joseph Seal  

Regal/ABC Kingston

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

PYE Records (NSPL 18261) 1968
Reaching For The Moon Ernest Broadbent  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

One-UP/EMI (OU 2171) 1977
Paper Moon Dan Bellomy  

Warnors Theatre, Fresno CA

4/14 Robert Morton

 

Dan Bellomy Productions 2001
Blue Moon Len Rawle  

Wurlitzer Hall, Leisure Centre, Woking

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2015) 1995
Winter Sunset Nigel Ogden  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS114) 1988

 

Week 314 – LIVE! From London

On this week’s show John Leeming LIVE – well almost. We are guests of the Cinema Organ Society this week as part of their regular Music & Picture evenings and John took to the microphones in front of a live audience! So sit back as John takes us down his memory lane and how his interest in the organ developed.

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Yours Sandy Macpherson  

BBC Theatre Organ No.2

5/27 Möller

 

Word Records (SH385) 1980
 

Knightsbridge March

 

Reginald Dixon  

Tower Ballroom Blackpool

2/10 Wurlitzer

 

Regal-Zonophone (MR1309) 1934
Smart and Charming Gerhard Gregor  

‘Strato Organ’

Hammond

 

Polydor Records (46034) 1958
Orgel Riff Klaus Wunderlich  

Hammond Organ

 

Bell Records (BLR89086) 1999
The Flying Scotsman Sidney Torch  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Doric Records (DO(S)1211) c1971
Mood Indigo John Seng  

St Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein

4/19 Wurlitzer-plus

 

Pipe Organ Presentations (POP113) 2005
Estrellita/Misty Charles Smitton  

Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1967
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Andrew Gilbert  

Granada Walthamstow

3/12 Christie

 

Private recording 1979
Sophisticated Lady Charlie Balogh  

Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer

 

ERB Enterprises, Inc (ERB110) 2000

 

Week 313 – Clayhall for Chris

It’s star organist time and we are happy to present for the first time Chris Powell! For the next 30 minutes we will take you back in time as we re-create a live broadcast with audience in the cavernous acoustics of St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall complete with the fine Ex-Ritz Nuneaton Compton as Chris presents music from the golden age of the cinema organ!

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– Music played –

Happy Days Are Here Again

Dambusters March

‘Cole Porter’ Selection: Another Openin’, Another Show/You Do Something To Me/It’s De-Lovely/In The Still Of The Night/True Love/Begin The Beguine/Anything Goes/It’s Alright With Me/Night And Day/I Love You, Samantha/So In Love

Bye Bye Blackbird/We’ll Meet Again/White Cliffs Of Dover/There’ll Always Be An England/I’ll See You In My Dreams/The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise/12th Street Rag/If My Friends Could See Me Now

 

All tracks played  on the 3/7 Compton in St John Vianney, Clayhall. Recorded by Damon Cox using 4x Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Organ tuned by Nigel Laflin and maintained by members of the COS Southern District. Thanks to The Cinema Organ Society & Chris Powell for their assistance in making this possible.

Week 312 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Whirling the Empress again

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and throws spotlight on the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool Wurlitzer with tracks featuring the organ during its time both in the Ballroom and in the BBC Playhouse Theatre, Manchester.

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 Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Sylvia Nigel Ogden  

BBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1974
El Gatito Ernest Broadbent  

BBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1978
Frasquita Serenade Peter Jebson  

BBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1976
Hell’s Bells Theme Nigel Ogden  

BBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1985
Selection – The Arcadians Nigel Ogden  

BBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Grosvenor Records (GRS 1140) 1983
Samba Chromatique Horace Finch  

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Damon Cox Archive 1950’s
Selection – The Dancing Years Horace Finch  

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Damon Cox Archive 1960

 

Week 311 – London Suite

On this week’s show Damon Cox throws spotlight on some of the great music written about parts of London.

We take a two day trip, starting Down The Mall, then up to Berkley Square (where that famous nightingale sang), then down to Mayfair just in time for midnight. As the sun rises we travel from Covent Garden to Westminster and land up in Knightsbridge – where we are in town tonight!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Down The Mall Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Records (GRCD 67) 1995
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square Chris McPhee  

Capri Theatre, Adelaide

4/24 Wurlitzer

 

Chris McPhee (CMCD001) 1994
Midnight In Mayfair Simon Gledhill  

Trinity Arts Centre, Pudsey

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

YORCOS Tapes (YORCOS 303) 1995
London Suite: Covent Garden David Shepherd  

Tavernham Hall, Norfolk

3c/8 Compton

 

Deroy Records (DER1386) 1977
London Suite: Westminster Chris Elliot  

Plummer Auditorium Fullerton CA

4/36 Wurlitzer

CPE Productions (CPE-106CD) 1998
London Suite: Knightsbridge Richard Hills  

Guildhall Southampton

4/50 Compton (Dual Console)

 

Silver Street Music (SSM0037) 2012

 

Week 310 – Bournemouth by the Sea

On this week’s show Damon Cox throws spotlight on the fine 4 manual Compton organ in the Pavilion, Bournemouth which this year celebrated its 90th Birthday. Installed in 1929 the Compton is a historic example of the early work of the John Compton Organ company. The Compton is still used for regular lunchtime concerts making it one of the more used organs in the UK

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Music played 

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

Pavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton

 

Private Recordings 2016
By The Sea Donald MacKenzie  

Pavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton

 

CPS Studios (PAVILI006) 2005
Cry Me A River Michael Maine  

Pavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton

 

CPS Studios (PAVILI006) 2005
The Pied Piper Nigel Ogden  

Pavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton

 

BKT (BKT 003) 1988
Moonlight In Vermont Nigel Ogden  

Pavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton

 

BKT (BKT 003) 1988
The Storm At Sea Aaron Hawthorne  

Pavillion, Bournemouth

4/22 Compton

 

TOEnc Recordings 2019

 

Week 309 – Down the Hatch!

On this week’s show John Leeming is back in his loft with a selection of gems from the past. So pour yourself a glass of your favourite organic drink as we say down the (loft) hatch!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise Horace Finch  

Opera House, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1957
 

Give Me the Simple Life

 

Bryan Rodwell  

BBC Playhouse, Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1981
Doll Dance G.T. Pattman  

Astoria Finsbury Park

3/12 Compton

 

Columbia Records (4649) 1930
March of the Toys Donald Thorne  

Granada, Willesden

3/9 Christie

 

Decca Records (F-6848) c1935
Skylark/Georgia on My Mind Stanley Wyllie  

Granada, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie

 

Private recording 1990
Masquerade (Loeb) Alex Taylor  

Granada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Decca Records (F-3257) 1932
Hot Dog Rag The Claviolines  

Decca studio

 

Decca Records (F-10076) c1954
I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good Tom Hazleton  

Dolby House, Holbeach

3/9 Compton-plus

 

Private recording 1987
Philanderer/Happy Days Are Here Again Jack Helyer  

BBC Jubilee Chapel, Hoxton

5/27 Möller

 

Private recording 1957