Week 326 – Wright on Oakland

It’s star organist time and we throw spotlight on George Wright. This show see George at the 4/27 Wurlitzer in the Paramount, Oakland – an instrument respected by many. Sit back and enjoy the Wright sounds!

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– Music played –

Puttin’ On The Ritz

Carefree

Mean To Me

Last Night On The Back Porch

Nobody Does It Better

What’s New?

Jalousie

 

All tracks played on the 4/27 Wurlitzer in the Paramount Oakland, California in c 1985. Original tape from the E.C Buckland estate. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Week 325 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Looking Back

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with some tracks from his CD’s recorded over the years.

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 Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Can-Can Polka Nigel Ogden  

Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital (OS201) 1993
Alles Was Du Bist Nigel Ogden  

Hereford Cathedral

4m Willis

 

OS Digital (OS242) 1999
Jerome Kern Medley Nigel Ogden  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital (OS214) 196
The Look Of Love Nigel Ogden  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Sanctuary Records Group Ltd (PLSCD 757) 2005
How High The Moon Nigel Ogden  

Hammond Commodore with HL722 Leslie speaker

 

OS Digital (OS251) 2001
Fleetwood Fisherwoman Nigel Ogden  

St. Annes-On-Sea Parish Church

3m Rushworth & Dreaper

 

RHD Sounds (RHD0308) 2008
Fanfare Nigel Ogden  

St George’s Church, Stockport

3m Forster & Andrews/Compton

 

OS Digital (OS221) 1996
The Charge Of The Light Brigade Nigel Ogden  

Plaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton

 

Soundline Recordings (SLO4025) 2002
You Ought To Be In Pictures Nigel Ogden  

Plaza Cinema, Stockport

3/11 Compton

 

Soundline Recordings (SLO4025) 2002
Celebration March Nigel Ogden  

Town Hall, Stockport

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Recordings (GRCD129) 2008

 

Week 324 – Sanfilippo Send Off

On this weeks show Damon Cox is joined by Simon Gledhill as they pay tribute to Jasper Sanfilippo who passed away last week with an extended show. The centre point of his vast music room is a 5/80 Wurlitzer which is regarded by many as the finest in the world.

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Excerpt: My Hopeful Heart Lyn Larsen  

Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

4/28 Wurlitzer

 

Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-109) 1986
La Rosita Lyn Larsen  

Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

4/28 Wurlitzer

 

Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-109) 1986
The Minor Drag David Gray  

Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

 

David Gray CD 2919
Serenata Jelani Eddington  

Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

 

RJE Productions (RJE 1906A) 2006
Tenderly Lyn Larsen  

Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

 

Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-208) 1997
Overture To “The Thieving Magpie” Simon Gledhill  

Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

 

Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-210) 2012
Ride Of The Valkyries Carlo Curley  

Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

 

Hopeful Heart Inc (HHP202) 1998

 

Week 323 – That Year, 1930

On this week’s show Damon Cox celebrates the 90th Birthday of two of the large Wurlitzer’s imported into this country. The Paramount/Odeon, Manchester and the Trocadero Elephant & Castle were both divided instruments in huge auditoriums.

Sit back and enjoy some nostalgic sounds of these instruments in their original locations.

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Casse Noisette Suite:

a) March

b) Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy

c) Waltz Of The Flowers

Quentin Maclean  

Trocadero Elephant and Castle, London

4/21 Wurlitzer

 

Sterndale Records (STE 1016) 1994
Green Turtle Samba Dennis Mathew  

Trocadero Elephant and Castle, London

4/21 Wurlitzer

 

Carwall Records (LP/101) 1959
Butterflies In The Rain William Davies  

Trocadero Elephant and Castle, London

4/21 Wurlitzer

 

BBC Records (REC 349) 1979
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You Eric Lord  

Paramount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Acorn Records (CF 225) 1972
Waltz: The Gypsy Princess Ernest Broadbent  

Paramount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Acorn Records (CF 235) 1973
On The Avenue Selection

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

 

Week 322 – More Musical Memories

On this week’s show John Leeming continues recalling his musical memories with a few surprises on the way. John also pays tribute to organist Charles McNicol and composer Jerry Herman.

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Ain’t We Got Fun George Wright  

Rialto Theatre, South Pasadena, CA

2/10 Wurlitzer

 

Dot Records (DLP-3712) 1966
 

Deep Purple

 

Dudley Savage  

Royal/ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton

 

Private recording 1967
Perfidia Len Rawle  

Paramount/Odeon, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Acorn Records (CF 245) 1971
Easy Come, Easy Go Hector Olivera  

Fox Theatre, Atlanta GA

4/42 Möller

 

Eagle Associates Recording (EAR-10285) 1980
Basin Street Blues David Williams  

Granada, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie

 

Private recording 1981
Pedro the Fisherman John Abson  

The Plough, Great Munden

4/11 Compton

 

Private recording c1978
Tea for Two Charles McNicol  

Granada, Bedford

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1967
I’ve Got the World on a String Charles McNicol  

Regent, Stotfold

3/13 Christie

 

Private recording 1979
If He Walked into My Life Simon Gledhill  

Troxy, London

4/25 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 2020

 

Week 321 – Jackie Brown Broadcasts

It’s star organist time and we throw spotlight on Jackie Brown. A great romantic stylist and known for his long selections of music often after leaping on the console with no rehearsal.  On the 4th April 1968 he broadcast his first and only solo programme from the Granada Tooting. Theres also some extra material on the end – tune in to find out!

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– Music played –

From This Moment On/The Song Is You

Great Day/Sing Hallelujah/More Than You Know/???

Waltz Time: Sweet September/Falling In Love With Love/Lover

Rhapsody In Blue/Among My Souvenirs/If I Had You/Autumn Leaves/Maria/Granada

Signature Tune: The Song Is You

BONUS: Ol’ Man River

 

All tracks (Except bonus) played on the 4/14 Wurlitzer in the Granada Tooting broadcast on the 04/04/68. Bonus material played on the 3/8 in the Ritz, Richmond played on the 30/05/66. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Week 320 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Contrasts

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with some historic new year broadcasts as well as concert excepts featuring rarely heard instruments!

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 Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Vanessa Lyn Larsen  

Opera House, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1977
Harry Woods Hits Horace Finch  

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1969
High School Cadets March Trevor Willettes  

Paramount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1967
Barwick Green Adrian Lucus  

City Hall, Hull

 

3m Compton

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1989
Portrait Of A Toy Soldier Nigel Ogden  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

Nigel Ogden Archive ????
‘Guy’s & Dolls’ Selection Nigel Ogden  

Granada, Harrow, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive ????