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 200 – Celebration!

Well we’ve done it! 200 shows – hard to believe. This week’s show takes us on a real bumper pack tour featuring some of the finest examples of Theatre Organ music. Not only do we have and hour of music but three presenters; James Mclean, John Leeming & Damon Cox who all bring their own styles and music choices to this special show. So sit back and enjoy and enjoy the music as we celebrate this milestone!

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Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer/Powder Your Face With Sunshine/Keep Your Sunny Side Up Phil Kelsall Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14+G.P Wurlitzer

EMI 1982
Laura Doreen Chadwick Kitchen Bro’s Garage, Diss

3/19+U.P Wurlitzer

Acorn 1982
Audrey Arnold Loxam Paramount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer

Concert Recording 1968
Saturday Rag/My Very Good Friend The Milkman/Puttin’ On The Ritz Robert Wolfe Thursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19+U.P Wurlitzer

Wolfe productions 2001
A Brown Bird Singing John Mann Trinity Arts Centre, Pudsey

3/8 Wurlitzer

Grosvenor Records 1992
Singing In The Bathtub David Gray Dennis Unk Residence, Erie PA

3/21 Wurlitzer

Dennis Unk 2017
Too Late Now David Lowe Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/8 Wurlitzer

OS Digital 1998
Look Lively David Shepherd South Bank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer

Private Recording  c1989
Two Ballads (Tunes Unknown) Robin Richmond South Bank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer

Private Recording  1998
High Heals Richard Hills Assembly Hall Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer

Cinema Organ Society  2012
 She’s Funny That Way George Wright Rialto Theatre, South Pasadena, CA

2/14 Wurlitzer

 Banda 1997
 They All Laughed Lyn Larsen Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills, IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

Musical Contrasts 1994
 Five Foot Two/Oh Lady Be Good/Varsity Drag/S’Wonderful Len Rawle Memorial Hall, Barry, Wales

4/15 Christie

Tonawanda Sound  c1990’s
 I Concentrate On You Simon Gledhill Century II, Wichita

4/38 Wurlitzer

Wichita Theatre Organ Inc  2009
 That’s A-Plenty Noel Briggs Gaumont, Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 Acorn  1973

 

Week 167 – Getting To Know You: How It Started For You

On this weeks show James Mclean reads out memories of how it started for you – along with the inspiring artists or instrument. Artists incude Reginald Dixon, Foort and Porter, Nigel Ogden, Michael Maine and many more!

Next month James invites you write in and share you memories on ‘Your favourite selection from a musical’. Please e-mail organist.encores@gmail.com and mark your subject line as Getting To Know You

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Music played –

Reginald Dixon – The Wedding Of The Painted Doll/September Waltz – Private Recording DMC Collection 1966

Reginald Foort – The Whistler And His Dog – NTOT 1996

Reginald Porter-Brown – Smile – Private Recording DMC Collection 1978

Nigel Ogden – When I Take My Sugar To Tea – COS 1988

Michael Maine – Cry Me A River – Pavilion Records 2005

Douglas Reeve – ‘Continental Tunes’: Theme From Molin Rouge/Loves Last Word Is Spoken/Ca C’est Paris/Louise/Loves Roundabout/Can Can – Private Recording DMC Collection 1966

Week 163 – Getting To Know You – Getting To Know Me

On this weeks show James Mclean presents the first of his monthly series where he will be getting to know you. Because this is the first show we though you’d like to get to know James a bit better and get an insight into what got him interested and what he likes.

Next month James invites you write in and share you memories on ‘How you got interested in the Theatre Organ’?  Please e-mail organist.encores@gmail.com and mark your subject line as Getting To Know You

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Music played –

John Mann – Thetareland – JMCD 2010

Simon Gledhill – ‘A Garland For Judy’ Selection: Get Happy/The Boy Next Door/The Trolley Song/We’re Off To See The Wizard/Over The Rainbow – LTOT 1998

Nigel Ogden – Carpenters Medley: Yesterday Once More/Goodbye To Love/Top Of The World – OS 1998

Doreen Chadwick – Tiger Rag – Amberlee 1972

Week 135 – New Studio!

On this weeks show Damon and James show you round their new studio. so for a bit of fun they invite you to guess where they are now located by following the musical clues in the show. Artists incude David Gray, Len Rawle, Nigel Ogden and many more!

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New studio

 

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Music played –

Nicholas Martin – Coronation Scott – Grosvenor 1983

Kevin Morgan – A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square – Audicord 2000

Robert Wolfe – Money/Money Is The Root Of All Evil/We’re In The Money – Grosvenor 1990

Len Rawle – Old Father Thames -TWS 1993

Phil Kelsall – Limehouse Blues – Grasmere 1995

Nigel Ogden – Coffee In The Morning And Kisses At Night/Through The Courtosy Of Love/Let’s Fall In Love – COS 1988

David Gray – Wake Up And Live – DMC Recording (Thanks to COS Southern district for permission)

Week 134 – On The Continent

Whether your in or out, this weeks show is all sounds from the continent. James and Damon present some of the many wonderful tunes have been written about Europe’s countries. Songs include The Canals Of Amsterdam, Spanish Eyes, Swedish Rhapsody and Many More! At the end of the show we also pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Orlando night club.

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TOE EU

 

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Music played –

Reginald Porter-Brown – Ca C’est Paris – Private Recording

Len Rawle – The Canals Of Amsterdam – TWS

Phil Kelsall – Berliner Luft – AP promotions 2013

Kevin Morgan – Vienna, City Of My Dreams – ALW

Joseph Seal – Swedish Rhapsody – PYE 1977

Arnold Loxam – Come Back To Sorrento – Kirkham 2980

Ernest Broadbent – Spanish Eyes – EMI 1974

Nigel Ogden – April In Portugal/Portuguese Washerwoman – OS 2003

Robert Wolfe – Over The Rainbow – Wolfe Productions 2001

Week 129 – Music from The Midlands

On this weeks show Damon and James throw a spotlight on the Cinema Organ Societies Midlands Compton. this 3 manual instrument started life in the Tower Cinema West Bromwich and on the show we follow the organs history. Artists include Simon Gledhill, Eric Lord, Reginald Porter-Brown and Russell Holmes!

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Muisc from midlands

 

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Music played –

Reginald Porter-Brown – Ritual Fire Dance – Private Recording DMC Collection

Reginald Porter-Brown – Forgotten Dreams – Private Recording DMC Collection

Simon Gledhill – The Doll Dance – COS 1983

Eric Lord – The Lady is A Tramp/Sleepy Lagoon/How Deep Is The Ocean?/Tiger Rag – Private Recording DMC Collection

Russell Holmes – Long Ago and Far Away – COS 2000

Simon Gledhill – Harlem Nocturne – Private Recording DMC Collection

Simon Gledhill – On The Sunny Side Of The Street – Private Recording DMC Collection