Week 308 – Conversation with Keith Beckingham

On this weeks show Damon travels to the Cotswolds to talk fantastic organist Keith Beckingham. Keith chats about his long career and music which combined with some music in between makes for an interesting show. If 30 minutes of Keith isn’t good enough, you can watch the whole 57 minute interview (aka Sofa Social) here!

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Happy Days Are Here Again Keith Beckingham  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer

 

TOEnc Recording 2018
Excerpt: Trumpet Tune (Jazz Variations) Reginald New  

Town Hall, Lewisham

3/13 Compton

 

Deroy Records (Deroy 1256) 1974
Maria Jackie Brown  

Granada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 1968
Signature Tune

‘The Boyfriend’ Selection:

The Boy Friend

A Room In Bloomsbury

Fancy Forgetting

It’s Never Too Late To Fall In Love

I Could Be Happy With You

Keith Beckingham  

Granada, Harrow, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 1968
Beatles Selection:

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Yesterday

All My Loving

Keith Beckingham  

Hammond A100

 

Мелодия (33Д-00019110) 1967
We’ll Meet Again

You, Wonderful You

Keith Beckingham  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer

 

TOEnc Recording 2018

Week 306 – Not Gone And Not Forgotten

On this week’s show Damon Cox presents another one of his famous sandwiches. This time we feature some of the transatlantic talent who are still very much with us, but sadly are no longer on the concert scene. Thankfully their music lives on with many excellent recordings!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Satin Doll Barry Baker  

Ron Wehmeier Residence, Cincinnati, OH

4/33 Wurlitzer

 

BLB Productions (BLB1402) 1999
When You Wish Upon A Star Sean Henderson  

Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton CA

4/35 Wurlitzer

 

Beldale Records (CD218) 1996
Quickstep:

a) Margie

b) Powder Your Face With Sunshine

c) Young And Healthy

d) You Do Something To My Heart

Iain Flitcroft  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/10 Wurlitzer

 

WW Records Record (WW1025) 1990
Cry Me A River Geoff Solman  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/10 Wurlitzer

 

COS Tapes (COS117) 1989
Portrait Of A Toy Soldier Cathrine Drummond  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer

 

Cathrine Drummond Records (CRCD4) 2003
Down By The Riverside Russell Holmes  

Town Hall Burton-on-Trent 3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Sarum Sound (SSC 136) 1994
Come In From The Rain Lyn Larsen  

Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer

 

Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-211) 2000
Singin’ In The Bathtub Jim Riggs  

Alabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

4/21 Wurlitzer

 

Polling Pin Productions 1989

 

Week 302 – Hammond vs. Pipes (In a Sandwich)

On this week’s show Damon Cox presents another one of his famous sandwiches. This time its Hammond organ vs theatre organ! With examples of Wurlitzer, Kimball, Page and Compton plus four Hammond tracks, theres something for all.

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Nagasaki Ron Rhode  

Colonial Theatre Pheonixville, PA

4/28 Kimball

 

Roxy Productions (RP-405) 1992
Jarvis Mark Herman  

Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne IN

4/16 Page

 

Embassy Theatre Foundation Inc 2018
My Foolish Heart Harry Stoneham & Trio  

Hammond B3

 

Grasmere Records (GRCD 55) 1992
920 Special/I Hear Music Howard Beaumont & Trio  

Hammond B3

 

Melody Soft (MS 1001) 2004
Moonlight Mississippi Buddy Cole & Rosemary Clooney  

Hammond C3

 

Lone Hill Jazz 2005
Trolley Song Mark Laflin  

Hammond M100

 

Damon Cox Archive 2018
Foxtrot: Transatlantic Lullaby/My Romance Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Records (GRCD136) 2011
‘Dorris Day’ Selection:

a) Day By Day

b) Sentimental Journey

c) It’s Magic

d) Deadwood Stage

e) Secret Love

f) Que Sera, Sera

Keith Beckingham  

Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton

 

Damon Cox Archive 2019

 

Week 300 – TOENC @ 300

On this week’s show we celebrate 300 shows with a bumper programme lasting a full hour. We throw spotlight on the archives, Hammond Electronic and up-to-date sounds! The show also features a rare chat between Damon, Nigel & John.

Here’s to the next 300!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Happy Days Are Here Again Damon Cox  

Barry Earl Residence, Leighton Buzzard

3/15 Wurlitzer

 

Damon Cox Archive 2019
Tiger Rag Reginald Dixon  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Damon Cox Archive 1958
‘Top Of The Bill’ Selection Reginald Porter-Brown  

Ritz Richmond

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Damon Cox Archive 1965
Dance Of The Blue Marionettes Gerald Shaw  

Regal/Odeon Marble Arch, London

4/37 Christie

 

Damon Cox Archive 1951
The Hedge Hopper The Music Of Jerry Allen & His Trio  

Hammond Electronic

 

Rex Recordings – Highnote Ltd 2010
Rain Shadows Bryan Rodwell & BBC Big Band  

Big Band & Hammond Electronic

 

Private Recording (Tim Wills) 1983
Rio Chambira David Lowe  

Streatham Ice Rink

Hammond C3

 

COS Tapes (COS104) 1984
Coffee In The Morning And Kisses At Night

Through The Courtesy Of Love

Let’s Fall In Love

Nigel Ogden  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS114) 1988
I Cover The Waterfront Len Rawle  

Musical Museum, Brentford

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2018D) 2000
Alone Again, Naturally Mark Laflin  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer

 

Laflin Productions (ML001) 2012
Cha Cha Cha:

Mangos

Swinging Down The Lane

Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Records (GRCD108) 2001
My Old Flame Chris McPhee  

Capri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer

 

Chris McPhee (CMCD003) 1999
You Don’t Like It – Not Much Jim Riggs  

Barton

 

TBC 1991
I Concentrate on You Simon Gledhill  

Century II Wichita

4/38 Wurlitzer

 

Wichita Theatre Organ Inc (WTOS438) 2009
My Heart Belongs To Daddy

Lets Do It

Let’s Misbehave

Robert Wolfe  

Thursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Wolfe Productions (WPCD 17) 2011

 

Week 297 – It’s Just Another Sandwich

On this week’s show Damon Cox presents another one of his famous sandwiches. This time it features British and American organists on all British organs in a variety of styles!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Kelsall Kapers Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Records (GRCD87) 1998
The Fair Maid Of Moray Donald MacKenzie  

Buttermarket Shrewsbury

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Donald MacKenzie (DOM 001) 1991
Duet- Little Rock Getaway Dennis and Heidi James  

Tonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer

 

Dennis James Productions (DJP-105) 1976
I Was Doing Alright Jelani Eddington  

Victoria Hall, Saltaire

3/11 Wurlitzer

 

RJE Productions LLC (RJE-2208) 2012
One Morning In May Hector Olivera  

Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust (LTOT 8117) 1981
Oh! Lady Be Good Tom Hazleton  

Southbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer

 

COS Tapes (SBW401) 1988
The Girl From Ipanema Simon Gledhill  

Burtey Fen Collection

2/9 Wurlitzer

 

Burtey Fen Collection (BFC003) 2004
Temptation Rag Robert Wolfe  

Thursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Wolfe Productions (WPCD 17) 2011

 

Week 293 – Double Dutch Sandwich

On this week’s show Damon Cox is back with a double dutch sandwich. We have four dutch artists and four not – but all the instruments featured are of dutch origin or installed there.

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Trumpet Blues & Cantabile Bryan Rodwell  

AVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

5/27 Möller

 

Private Recording (John Leeming Archive) 1966
 

Fools Rush In

 

Len Rawle  

Concerthall and Auditorium, Middelburg

3/11 Compton

 

NOF 2006
Elfenbal Hans Nottrot  

Tuschinski Theatre, Amsterdam

4/10 Strunk-Wurlitzer

 

Fonos (ST-38654) 1977
Seven Seas Bernard Drukker  

AVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton

 

Omega International (OM 333.264) 1978
In A Sentimental Mood Pierre Palla  

AVRO Radio Studio, Hilversum, Holland

4/19 Standaart-Compton

 

Private Recording 2000
Quick Foxtrot:

Inka Dinka Doo

I’ll Never Say ‘Never Again’ Again

All I Do Is Dream Of You

Cor Steyn  

The ‘Magic’ Organ

 

EMI Records (LC 0542) 1989
Here’s That Rainy Day Jelani Eddington  

Centraal Buteau Voor De Statistiek, Voorburgh

3/11 Standaart

 

NOF Sound (NOFCD35) 2005
Unforgettable

Anything Goes

Puttin’ On The Ritz

I Double Dare You

Lucky Day

Nicholas Martin  

Passage Theatre Schidam

3/10 Standaart

 

Syncoop Production (5752CD139) 1992

 

Week 289 – At Your Request

This week Damon plays your requests! Simple as that!

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Powder Your Face With Sunshine Stanley Tudor  

Gaumont Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Deroy Records (Deroy 845) 1973
Even Now John Mann  

Tony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/7 Christie

 

Grosvenor Records (GRS1114) 1981
Open Your Heart Simon Gledhill  

John Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball

 

 DTOS & Simon Gledhill (DTOS366P) 1996
Agadoo Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Records (EG 2402711) 1985
Down The Mall John Bowdler  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

John Bowdler (JB0010CD) 2012
Celes’ Theme Damon Cox  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 2019
Carioca Gerald Shaw  

Odeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton

 

Private Recording c1960’s
Let’s Face The Music And Dance George Wright  

George Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer

 

Essential Records (ERS-01W) 1971