Episode 334 – Farewell Mr Blackpool

On this weeks show we start the first part of two show remembering Mr Blackpool – Reginald Dixon. 30th March saw the 50th anniversary of Reg leavening the tower and a massive 90 years since he started there.

Tonight we are taking back in time to the 29th March 1970 and to the farewell broadcast – performed live to a capacity crowd

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Music Played

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

I Kiss Your Hand Madame

The Stein Song

Don’t Speak Love (Vince Hill)

Isn’t This A Lovely Day (The Northern Dance Orchestra)

Czardas

Intermezzo From ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’

Toot Toot Tootise/Whispering/South Of The Boarder/Darktown Strutters Ball/Happy Days Are Here Again

No Other Love (Vince Hill)

Dream Of Olwen

The Storm At Sea

Sing Song: Ma He’s Making Eyes At Me/Let The Rest Of The World Go By/We’ll Keep A Welcome/End Of The Road/I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Encore: We’ll Meet Again

All tracks played on the 3/14 Wurlitzer in the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool broadcast on 30th March 1970. Originals tape from thanks to Nigel Ogden. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Episode 333 – Pandemic Prescription – Prog No.2

Join Damon for an additional show every Monday at 8pm to help wash away the blues for those who are stuck indoors.

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Music Played

MGM Jubilee Overture: Singin In The Rain/I’ve Got You Under My Skin/Broadway Rhythm/The Last Time I Saw Paris/Temptation/Be My Love/The Trolley Song/On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe/Donkey Serenade/Over The RainbowSimon Gledhill & Richard HillsJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball
American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS2015)2015
Waltz MinuetKeith BeckingahmGranada, Harrow, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1968
In Party MoodDudley SavageOdeon Weston-Super-Mare

3c/6 Compton
Private Recording (Curtesy Stephen Dutfield)1990
The Echo Of A SerenadeThe Organ, The Dance Band And MeAbbey Road EMI Studios

3/9 Compton
The Empress Recording Company (RAJCD843)1995
CherokeePhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD87)1998
So In LoveJohn AtwellTown Hall, Marrickville, Sidney, Australia

2/11 Wurlitzer
JAmusic (JAM110)2010
‘La Cage Aux Folles’ Selection: I Am What I Am/La Cage Aux Folles/The Best Of TimesRobert WolfeSouthbank Polytechnic, London

4/24 Wurlitzer
The Cinema Organ Society (COS112D)2019
Rainy Days and MondaysJerry NaganoCivic Auditorium, San Gabriel, Hollywood CA

3/16 Wurlitzer
Jerri-Co Productions (JCP-1001)1978
Tea For TwoBryan RodwellGranada, Clapham Junction, London

3c/8 Wurlitzer
Private Recording (Curtesy John Leeming)1978
The Grenadiers WaltzDouglas ReeveDome Brighton

4/40 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’
Musiqua2015
Vespa/Charmaine/For YouErnest BroadbentAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer
Private Recording1986
The MiddyNigel OgdenTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD135)2011

Episode 332 – Organs in the Mix

On this week’s show John Leeming delivers another organ plus showing how versatile the mighty cinema organ is with other instruments and musicians.

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Music Played

TrackArtistOrganRecord LabelYear
Liberty Bell MarchUS Regimental Field Band & Gerhard GregorNDR studio, Hamburg

3/21 Welte
Alshire Records (S-5291)c1970
April in ParisDe Paul Wind Ensemble & Charlie BaloghRialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL

4/27 Barton
Joliet T.O Enthusiasts2002
Too YoungFela Sowande & Piano, RhythmHammond OrganLondon Records (RPS 39010)c1960
Love in BloomHarold Ramsay & Guitar, VocalistGranada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer
Parlophone Records (R1972)1935
Bei Mir Bist Du SchönKlaus Wunderlich & Hubert Deuringer (accordion)Telefunken studio

Hammond
Bell Records (BLR89104)2002
In the Still of the NightGeorge Wright & SynthesiserHollywood Philharmonic Organ at George Wright Residence, Hollywood

4/28 Wurlitzer
Banda Records (DIDX2532)1987
We’ll Meet AgainVera Lynn & Arthur YoungNovachordDecca Records (F7268)1939

Episode 331 – Pandemic Prescription – Prog No.1

Join Damon for an additional show every Monday at 8pm to help wash away the blues for those who are stuck indoors and possibly without toilet roll! Please note these addition show are just temporary!

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Music Played

Georgy Girl/A World Of Our Own/I’ll Never Find Another YouNigel OgdenTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
OS Digital (OS237)1999
AlfieMark LaflinNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer
Laflin Productions (ML001)2012
TelstarPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
EMI Records (NTS 1078381)1984
‘Mary Poppins’ Selection: Selection: A Spoon Full Of Sugar/Jolly Holiday/Chim Chim Cheree/Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious/Feed The Birds//I Love To Laugh/Let’s Go Fly A KiteDonald MacKenzieOdeon Leicester Square, London

5c/17 Compton
Musiqua (201801)2018
I Loved YouDavid LoweTown Hall Clydebank

3/8 Wurlitzer
Chow Productions (COCD101)2002
Here There And Everywhere/Penny Lane/I Want To Hold Your Hand/A Hard Days NightRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD93)1998

Week 330 – The Pagan Love Song

On this weeks show it’s a chance for our star organist to entertain. From the Archives this month its Bobby Pagan, one of the pioneers of the instrument and a lover of syncopated music.

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Music Played

The Pagan Love Song

Half A Sixpence/Summer Holiday/This Is My Song/???/Among My Souvenirs

Local Yokal

Waltz: Sleepless Nights

Pedro From Palamos/The Whistling Boy/Diane/Nola

Soundtrack From A Silent Film

The Pagan Love Song

BONUS MATERIAL

The Pagan Love Song

The Donkey Serenade

Cole Porter Selection: My Heart Belongs To Daddy/I Love Paris/I’ve Got You Under My Skin/Anything Goes

All tracks (Except Bonus) played on the 3/8 Ritz Cinema, Richmond broadcast on 7th September 1967. Bonus Material played Hammond (Most likely M100) broadcast on Radio Brighton 20th May 1971. Originals tape from the E.C Buckland estate. Recordings re-mixed with Adobe Audition. 

Week 329 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Ecstatic Electrone

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with some tracks featuring the unique sounds of the Compton Electronic Organs.

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Music Played

TitleArtistOrganInfo.Year
Fly By NightNigel OgdenCompton HE2, SpaldingNigel Ogden Archive1982
GavotteNigel OgdenCompton 363 Concert ModelNigel Ogden Archive2019
March From Occasional
Oratorio
Nigel OgdenCompton 363 Concert ModelNigel Ogden Archive2019
In A Monastery Garden/Finale: Orpheus In The UnderworldLeslie TaffRegal, Darlaston TheatreoneDamon Cox Archive1964/5
Can I Forget You?Nigel OgdenCompton HE2, SpaldingNigel Ogden Archive1982
To A Wild RoseNigel OgdenCompton 363 Concert ModelNigel Ogden Archive2019
WetherbyRichard CunninghamCompton Electrone, Ex-Free Trade Hall, ManchesterNigel Ogden Archive?
Land Of Hope And GloryHalle OrchestraCompton Electrone, Free Trade Hall, ManchesterSJB1954

Week 328 – Crazy Rhythm

On this week’s show Damon Cox has sounds from CD’s and Cassette tapes from six of our international favourites!

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Music Played

The King Kong MarchSimon GledhillRialto Square Theatre, Joliet IL

4/24 Barton
Joliet Teatre Organ Enthusiasts (JA-950)c1980s
I’ve Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)Mark HermanAveni Mansion, Cleveland, OH

4/60 Wurlitzer
Mark Herman Productions2008
The Leap Year WaltzRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD 61)1994
All Through The Night/All Through The DayJohn GiacchiOrion Centre, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer
Modern Mood Music (COS274)1991
The Cat From Coos BayLen RawleWurlitzer Hall, Leisure Centre, Woking

3/8 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2015)1995
Crazy Rhythm/Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen/Lucky Day/Zing! Went The Strings Of My HeartPhil KelsallAssembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRCD130)2008