Week 241 – All Things New-ish

On this week’s show Damon plays tracks from four new albums recorded by Zach Frame, Mark Laflin, Mark Herman and Richard Hills. Also featured are tracks from albums released last year that are still hot off the press!

 

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Rondo in G Nathan Avakian  

Nethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, Los Angeles CA

4/75 Wurlitzer

 

Avakian Creative Works, LLC (191061820253) 2017
Ladies In Lavender Howard Beaumont  

New Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Fairview Studios (HB106) 2017
Can’t Stop The Feeling Zach Frame  

Organ Piper Muisc Palace, Milwaukee WI

3/30 Kimbal/Wurlitzer

 

C-2 Productions LLC (zf0001) 2018
Shadow Waltz Mark Laflin  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

Cinema Organ Society (COS131) 2018
Stomping At The Savoy Mark Herman  

Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne IN

4/16 Page

 

Embassy Theatre Foundation Inc 2018
Illusion Richard Hills  

Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne IN

4/16 Page

 

Embassy Theatre Foundation Inc 2018
I’m Beginning To See The Light/It Don’t Mean A Thing David Gray  

Dennis Unk Residence, Erie PA

3/21 Wurlitzer

 

Dennis Unks 2017

 

Week 240- LTOT @ 50

On this week’s show Damon celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust. The LTOT was set up to persevere and present organs in the Manchester area and its still going strong today, looking after one of the finest four manual Wurlitzer’s in the country amongst other things!

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
On The Avenue:

a) Slumming On Park Avenue

b) You’re Laughing At Me

c) The Girl On The Police Gazette

d) This Years Kisses

e) He Ain’t Got Rhythm

f) I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

Henry Croudson  

Paramount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Acorn Records (CF 270) 1977
Selection “The Dancing Years” David Shepherd  

Paramount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

The Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust 1973
I Won’t Send Roses Len Rawle  

Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2017D) 1997
Smile To Smile

When You’re Smiling

I’ll See You In My Dreams

Phil Kelsall  

Town Hall, Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital 2000
Honey Sydney Gustard  

Trocadero Liverpool

2/6 Wurlitzer

 

Coronet Sound Productions (NCM 211) 1995
Lollipops And Roses Joyce Alldred  

Davenport Theatre, Stockport

3/7 Compton

 

Indigo Sound Studios (IRL 5164) 1973
Flapperette Doreen Chadwick  

Blue Coat School, Oldham

3/7 Christie

 

The Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust (LTOT 9123) 1991
Jazz Favourites:

a) Sweet Sue, Just You

b) Some Of These Days

c) Whispering

d) I Can’t Give You Anything But Love

e) Nobody’s Sweetheart

f) Honeysuckle Rose

Stanley Tudor  

Gaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 1968
Body And Soul Bryan Rodwell  

Granada Studio Tours Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

The Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust (9326) 1993
Teddy Bears’ Rave-Up Nigel Ogden  

Plaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS119) 1988

 

Week 239 – Blast from the past

On this week’s show John plays some nostalgic sounds from days gone by with a selection of music that you might have heard on the the BBC’s light programme.

 

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
An Earful of Music/Let It Be Soon Robinson Cleaver  

BBC Theatre Organ No.2

5/27 Möller

 

Private Recording 1946
Somebody Loves Me Vic Hammett  

Granada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording c1964
Midnite in Harlem Dudley Beaven  

Granada, Clapham Junction

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 1943
Pedro from Palamos Bobby Pagan  

Ritz, Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 1967
Moonlight Becomes You Dudley Savage  

ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton

 

Private Recording 1975
I’ll See You Again Matt Ross  

Regal Uxbridge

2/6 Compton

 

Private Recording 1975
Caravan Charles Smitton  

Regal, Bridlington

3/8 Compton

 

Private Recording c1963
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles Jackie Brown  

Empire, Leicester Square

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording c1960
Goodnight Sweetheart

It’s Time to Say Goodnight

Goodnight

Horace Finch  

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording c1960

 

Week 238 – How about Diss? Ivory on the Grange

This week’s show Damon make a a trip to see the newest of all Theatre Organ installations which is at the Grange Musical Collection near Diss. The Collection opened for the first time at the start of June which is when these recordings were made. One of the residents at the new venue is David Ivory who will be entertain you for the next 30 minutes. For more information of The Grange Musical Collection click here!

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Music played:

Signature Tunes: Happy Days Are Here Again

Elephants Selection: Elephants Tango/When I See Elephants Fly/Elephants (Carnival Of The Animals)/Baby Elephant Walk

‘The Lady And The Tramp’ Selection: Lady/Peace On Earth/The Siamese Cat Song/Bella Note/He’s A Tramp/La-La-Lu

Flick Flack (Decap)

Tang: Spider Of The Night

Disney Animal Selection: Love Is A Song/April Showers/Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf/Spring Song/Never Smile Again/The Bare Necessities/I Wanna Be Like You

Signature Tunes: The Ivory Rag

 

All tracks played by David Ivory on the 3c/5 Compton (Except for ‘Flick Flack’) in the Grange Musical Collection near Diss. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Tascam DR0-40 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Johnathan Ling and to David Ivory for giving permission for this to be broadcast.

Week 237 – From The Silver Screen: Intermission

On this week’s show Damon continues with film music played on the Theatre Organ. This time we hear from two fantastic Wurlitzers in the states and two contrasting organs in Europe.

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Wizard Of Oz Fantasia: Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead/If I Only Had A Brain/Over The Rainbow/We’re Off To See The Wizard John Giacchi Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

Modern Mood Music (MMM 003) 2001
‘Third Man’ Theme Kevin Morgan Laukhuff Organ Factory, Weikersheim, Germany

3/11 Möller

Organum Musikproduktion 2006
Tara’s Theme From ‘Gone With The Wind’ Len Rawle Tony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/9 Christie

Tonawanda Sound (TWS 1004) 1976
Selections from “Singin’ In The Rain”: Broadway Rhythm/You Are My Lucky Star/Would You?/You Were Meant For Me/Broadway Melody Jim Riggs Alabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

4/21 Wurlitzer

Polling Pin Productions 1989

 

Week 236 – From The Silver Screen: Prelude

On this week’s show Damon responds to a request put in by Ash Lombaers who asked for film music played on the Theatre Organ. With plenty of selections to choose from Damon was spoilt for choice!

 

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Big Country/High Noon/The Magnificent Seven Nicholas Martin Turners Musical Merry-Go-Round

3/19 Wurlitzer

Nicholas Martin (NNS8) 1989
“Godfather” Potpourri Lyn Larsen Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-208) 1995
Alfie Mark Laflin Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn 3c/9 Wurlitzer Laflin Productions (ML001) 2012
Music From Star Wars Charlie Balogh Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer

ERB Enterprises, Inc (ERB110) 2000

 

Week 235 – Goon But Not Forgotten

 

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
St Louis Blues Howard Beaumont  

Victoria Hall, Saltaire

3/11 Wurlitzer

 

Howard Beaumont (HB105) 2013
Lady Be Good Bob van Camp  

Fox, Atlanta

4/42 Möller

 

Atlanta Landmarks Inc 1997
Love Me or Leave Me Chris Gorsuch  

Granada, Kansas City

4/21 Barton

 

Chris Gorsuch Productions (CDP619) 1992
 

Once in Love with Amy

 

David Shepherd  

Rex, Stratford

2/8 Wurlitzer

 

Deroy Records (Deroy 1154) 1975
It’s Only a Paper Moon Jelani Eddington  

Organ Piper Music Palace, Milwaukee

3/27 Kimball/Wurlitzer

 

Piper Productions (CD101) c1995
Lover Come Back to Me Russell Holmes  

Karrinyup Wurlitzer, Stirling, Australia

3/20 Wurlitzer

 

Alpendale Music (WRH104) 1999
The Peanut Vendor Buddy Cole  

Buddy Cole Studio

3/9 Robert Morton

 

Deroy Records (Deroy 1031) 1973

 

There Will Never Be Another You Simon Gledhill  

Collège Clarapède, Geneva

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

AAOCCC 2017
Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead John Giacchi  

Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington Hills

5/80 Wurlitzer

 

Modern Mood Music (MMM003) 2001

 

Week 234 – Royal Event

On this week’s show Damon recaps some of the music associated with the Royal Wedding last Sunday. Plus some surprise tracks that are associated with wedding’s in general – thrown in for good measure.

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Wedding March Fredric Bayco  

Holy Trinity Church, Paddington, London

3/33 Hill Norman and Beard

 

Starline EMI Records (SRS 5171) 1965
Royal Event Nigel Ogden  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital 1999
Salute d’Amour Robert Wolfe  

Thursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Wolfe Productions (WPCD 17) 2011
 

Chanson De Matin

 

Simon Gledhill  

Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

 

Hopeful Heart Inc (HHP202) 1998
Greensleeves Jelani Eddington  

Saunders Residence, Zanesville

OH 3/31 Wurlitzer

 

RJE Productions (RJE 1173) 2000
“Bless The Bride” Selection Horace Finch  

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Deroy Records (Deroy 1122) c1970
The Trouble With Harry George Wright  

George Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer

 

BANDA CD (82820)  

1993

 

 

Week 233 – Porter-Brown at the Ritz

On this week’s show we have raided the archive and bring you another classic broadcast. This time it’s the unique sound of Reginald Porter-Brown, who was for many years resident at the ABC in Southampton, however on this occasion he’s seated at the console of the fiery Ritz Richmond Wurlitzer. So with just 8 ranks of pipes, one organist and what sounds like three hands…take it away Reg!

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Music played –

Signature Tune: Oh! Mr Porter

Mexican Fire Dance

Fountain Fantasy

Lady Chatterbox

That Lucky Old Sun/Where Are You Now/Music, Music, Music/The Minuet You’re Gone/Pass Me By/Bye Bye Blues

Rosemary

Sidewalk Serenade

A Room With A View/Let’s Do It/I’ll See You Again/With A Song In My Heart

Signature Tune: Oh! Mr Porter

 

Originally broadcast on 18th January 1964. Recording taken from the M. Smith Collection.

Week 232 – The Organist Entertains

On this week’s show Damon dedicates a full hour to The Organist Entertains, which as of Tuesday, is now off the air after 49 years in service. Damon looks back at some his personal highlights of the show’s long and interesting history, with plenty of special BBC recording thrown in too for good measure.

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Music played –

 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
 

Great Day

Ooh! That Kiss

Hindustan

You Are My Lucky Star

Beyond The Blue Horizon

Robin Richmond  

Gaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Acorn Records (CF 265) 1974
Can’t We Talk It Over Robin Richmond & Julie Dawn  

Gaumont State Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Off Air BBC Recording c1972
Demonstration (When The Red Red Robin) Robin Richmond & William Davies  

Granada Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Off Air BBC Recording c1972
 

Blaze Away

 

Len Rawle  

Cap’ns Galley Pizza Parlour, Redwood City CA

4/18 Wurlitzer

 

Tonawanda Sound (TWS 1003) 1976
Demonstration Stanley Unwin  

BBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Off Air BBC Recording 1970
Whirling The Empress Robin Richmond  

BBC Playhouse Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Off Air BBC Recording 1970
When The Red Red Robin Robin Richmond  

Gaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Acorn Records (CF 265) 11974

 

From This Moment On Nigel Ogden  

Town Hall, Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust (LTOTCD 992) 1999
Georgia On My Mind Nigel Ogden  

Town Hall, Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust (LTOTCD 992) 1999
Sassy Brass Tony Fenelon  

Town Hall, Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust (LTOTCD 992) 1999
Canadian Capers Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

BBC Northwest (BBCNW 001) 1989
A Handful Of Keys Simon Gledhill  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

BBC Northwest (BBCNW 001) 1989
Melody On The Move Nigel Ogden  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS114) 1988
Winter Sunset Nigel Ogden  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS114) 1988