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

Week 327 – Winners All

On this week’s show John Leeming delves into prize winners of the past and present most of who have won the American Theatre Organ Societies London & South Of England Chapters Young Organist Of The Year Competition.

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Shiny Stockings Stephen Vincent  

Paramount 450 VTPO + EL90

 

Private recording 2019
 

Take the A-Train

 

Michael Wooldridge  

Regal Edmonton

4/15 Christie

 

COS Tapes (COS106) 1984
Daybreak Simon Gledhill  

Maternity Hospital, Marston Green

3/10 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS 102) 1983
Ticket to Ride John Barlow  

Dale Hall Hampsthwaite

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

COS Tapes (COS110) 1985
What I Did for Love Carolyn Riddick  

Thorngate Halls, Gosport

3/13 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS108) 1985
Stage Coach Geoff Solman  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer

 

COS Tapes (COS117) 1989
Mink and Pearls Iain Flitcroft  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

COS Tapes (COS113) 1988
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Aaron Hawthorne  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 2020

 

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 314 – LIVE! From London

On this week’s show John Leeming LIVE – well almost. We are guests of the Cinema Organ Society this week as part of their regular Music & Picture evenings and John took to the microphones in front of a live audience! So sit back as John takes us down his memory lane and how his interest in the organ developed.

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Yours Sandy Macpherson  

BBC Theatre Organ No.2

5/27 Möller

 

Word Records (SH385) 1980
 

Knightsbridge March

 

Reginald Dixon  

Tower Ballroom Blackpool

2/10 Wurlitzer

 

Regal-Zonophone (MR1309) 1934
Smart and Charming Gerhard Gregor  

‘Strato Organ’

Hammond

 

Polydor Records (46034) 1958
Orgel Riff Klaus Wunderlich  

Hammond Organ

 

Bell Records (BLR89086) 1999
The Flying Scotsman Sidney Torch  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Doric Records (DO(S)1211) c1971
Mood Indigo John Seng  

St Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein

4/19 Wurlitzer-plus

 

Pipe Organ Presentations (POP113) 2005
Estrellita/Misty Charles Smitton  

Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1967
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Andrew Gilbert  

Granada Walthamstow

3/12 Christie

 

Private recording 1979
Sophisticated Lady Charlie Balogh  

Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa AZ

4/78 Wurlitzer

 

ERB Enterprises, Inc (ERB110) 2000

 

Week 309 – Down the Hatch!

On this week’s show John Leeming is back in his loft with a selection of gems from the past. So pour yourself a glass of your favourite organic drink as we say down the (loft) hatch!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise Horace Finch  

Opera House, Blackpool

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1957
 

Give Me the Simple Life

 

Bryan Rodwell  

BBC Playhouse, Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1981
Doll Dance G.T. Pattman  

Astoria Finsbury Park

3/12 Compton

 

Columbia Records (4649) 1930
March of the Toys Donald Thorne  

Granada, Willesden

3/9 Christie

 

Decca Records (F-6848) c1935
Skylark/Georgia on My Mind Stanley Wyllie  

Granada, Walthamstow

3/12 Christie

 

Private recording 1990
Masquerade (Loeb) Alex Taylor  

Granada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Decca Records (F-3257) 1932
Hot Dog Rag The Claviolines  

Decca studio

 

Decca Records (F-10076) c1954
I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good Tom Hazleton  

Dolby House, Holbeach

3/9 Compton-plus

 

Private recording 1987
Philanderer/Happy Days Are Here Again Jack Helyer  

BBC Jubilee Chapel, Hoxton

5/27 Möller

 

Private recording 1957

 

Week 305 – Organically Inclusive

On this week’s show John Leeming its taking a look at the mighty organ with Cornet, Piano, Band, Technics, Accordion, Yamaha and much more!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
I Couldn’t Sleep a Wink Last Night John Seng, Bobby Hackett (cornet)  

Loderhose Studio

4/36 Wurlitzer

 

Good Music Co. (A-26656) 1995
 

Keep Your Sunny Side Up

 

Harry Farmer Ensemble  

Decca recording studio

Hammond, Piano & Rhythm

 

Decca (DFE-6219) c1957
My Persian Rosebud Quentin Maclean & Jack Hylton band  

Pavilion, Shepherds Bush

4/17 Compton

 

HMV (B5391) 1927
My Silent Love Jim Roseveare & Peter Mintun (piano)  

Paramount, Oakland

4/27 Wurlitzer

 

Premier Recordings (PRCD-1060) 1997
Night Hawk Brian Sharp  

BBC Playhouse, Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer & Technics Pro 90

 

Private recording 1992
Dizzy Fingers Sidney Bright Music (?)  

BBC recording studio

Novachord, Hammond, Accordion

 

Private recording 1965
I Go to Rio Rob Richards  

Senate, Detroit

4/36 Wurlitzer & Yamaha FX-20

 

Rob Richards (RR1001CD) 1995
Music, Music, Music The Three Suns with Alfredo Mendez  

Paramout, New York (probably)

4/36 Wurlitzer

 

RCA Victor (LPM-1543) c1957
I Should Have Known You Years Ago Robin Richmond & Julie Dawn (Vocal)  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1975

 

Week 301 – Vinyl Ventures

On this week’s show John Leeming ventures into the word of vinyl. Theres familiar favourites and some unusual finds, so sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the cinema organ!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Standing on the Corner William Davies  

Granada, Kingston-upon-Thames

3/10 Wurlitzer

 

Music for Pleasure (MFP 50118) 1974
 

Ain’t Misbehavin’

 

Bryan Rodwell  

Granada, Tooting

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Ventures in Sound (VIS B-3) c1957
Lullaby of the Leaves Dan Bellomy  

Organ Grinder, Portland, Oregon

4/44 Wurlitzer

 

Power Pipes (BP 101) c1983
Piccolo Pete Del Castillo  

Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles

4/37 Kimball

 

Concert Recording (CR-0028) c1968
My Melody of Love Donn Clayton  

Capn’s Galley Pizza, Seattle

3/17 Wurlitzer

 

Concert Recording (CR-0140) c1980
There’s a Blue Ridge Round My Heart, Virginia Ron Curtis  

Davenport Theatre, Stockport

3/7 Compton

 

Crystal (CRY 3017) 1968
Julie Terence Casey  

Ritz, Belfast

4/10 Compton

 

Deroy (1243) 1975
Laura Ray Bohr  

Paramout, New York (probably)

4/36 Wurlitzer

 

RCA Victor  (LPM-1306) 1956