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

 

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 296 – Airing for the Archives

On this week’s show John Leeming is in his archives with a mixed back of British and continental sounds for you to enjoy this week. Featuring Compton, Hammond and Wurlitzer there is something for all!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Cute Bryan Rodwell  

Chingford Organs, Finchley

Hammond & Rhythm

 

The Organist Encores (TOENC001) 2019
 

Red Sails in the Sunset

 

Bernard Drukker  

Tesselschade Church, Hilversum

5/27 Möller

 

Private recording 1967
‘Simple Music’ sig tune Jo Budie

Fred Roosendaal

Eddy de Jong

 

Radio Studio, Hilversum

Hammond combo

 

Private recording 1961
Final show extracts Bobby Pagan  

Palladium, Copenhagen

3/7 Wurlitzer

 

HMV (X.6330) 1939
Jolly Bob Bobby Pagan  

Palladium, Copenhagen

3/7 Wurlitzer

 

HMV (X.6134) 1938
On the Sunny Side of the Street

Sunrise Serenade

Ken Stroud  

Wyton House, Huntingdon

4/15 Compton

 

Private recording 1994
Glasgow Fair Gerald Shaw  

Odeon, Leicester Square

5/17 Compton

 

Private recording 1966
‘Memory Corner’ medley Stanley Wyllie  

Ritz, Belfast

4/10 Compton

 

Private recording 1954
J’Attendrai Dudley Savage  

Royal/ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton

 

Private recording 60’s
Getting Sentimental over You Stanley Tudor  

Gaumont, Manchester

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1965
Fascinating Rhythm Stanley Wyllie  

Ritz, Belfast

4/10 Compton

 

Private recording 1954