Week 292 – Music from the Midlands

On this week’s show John Leeming is recalling the Cinema Organ Society’s 2018 Midlands & Wales and Wales convention. We visit the Fentham Hall Compton, Burton-On-Trent Wurlitzer, Buttermarket Wurlitzer and Tywyn Wurlitzer with contrasting range of styles from the performers!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Goody Goody David Gray  

Buttermarket Shrewsbury

3/10 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 2018
 

All The Things You Are

 

Jonathan Eyre  

Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton

 

Private Recording 2018
The Joint Is Jumpin’ Keith Evans  

Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton

 

Private Recording 2018
For You Nicholas Martin  

Town Hall Burton-on-Trent

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 2018
Autumn Leaves/Lullaby Of The Leaves David Lowe  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 2018
Rosamund/Fairy Frolic David Shepherd  

Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton

 

Private Recording 2018
Moonlight Serenade

Chatanooga Choo-Choo

In The Mood

Andrew Nix & Tony Stace  

Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton & Yamaha HX1

 

Private Recording 2018
Fly Me To The Moon Adam Evans  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/9 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 2018
Nights Of Gladness Richard Hills  

Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton

 

Private Recording 2018

The producer would like to thank the following people; Mike Carter, Damon Willetts & The Midlands and Wales District of the Cinema Organ Society, John Smallwood, Cameron Lloyd & members of the Shropshire Theatre Organ Trust and finally Michael Thompson and the crew at Burton Town Hall.

Week 287 – Star Spangled

On this week’s show John Leeming is visiting the states – specifically Los Angeles, where he’s recapping last years American Theatre Organ Society’s annual convention. Damon also pays tribute to Timothy Duckworth.

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Summer Me, Winter Me Dan Bellomy  

Paramount, Brooklyn

4/26 Wurlitzer

 

Cambria Recordings (Cambria CD1108) 1987
 

Another Openin’ Another Show

 

Dave Wickerham  

Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles

3/13 Barton

 

ATOS (LA2018) 2018
Serenata Pierre Fracalanza  

Trousdale Castle, Los Angeles

3/26 Hybrid

 

ATOS (LA2018) 2018
Jeepers Creepers Alex Jones  

Barnum Hall, Santa Monica

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS (LA2018) 2018
Cuban Pete Justin LaVoie  

Whittier High School, Los Angeles

4/26 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS (LA2018) 2018
Wake Up and Live Chris Elliott  

Founder’s Church, Los Angeles

4/31 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS (LA2018) 2018
The Flat Foot Floogie David Gray  

El Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles

4/36 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS (LA2018) 2018
Moon River Mark Herman  

Nathan Barr Studio, Los Angeles

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS (LA2018) 2018
Good News Jelani Eddington  

Old Town Music Hall, El Secundo

4/27 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS (LA2018) 2018
Mack the Knife Phil Kelsall  

Mission Playhouse, San Gabriel

3/17 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS (LA2018) 2018
Auf Wiedersehen

I’ll See You Again

Ron Rhode  

Old Town Music Hall, El Secundo

4/27 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS (LA2018) 2018

 

Week 283 – Spotlight on the Archives

On this week’s show John Leeming is back in the loft with music that will even entertain your cat!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Caravan/Solitude Vic Hammett  

Granada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1964
 

Goodbye Blues

I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good

Don’t Blame Me

 

Eric Lord  

Paramount/Odeon Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1970’s
Destiny/Remembrance Dudley Savage  

Royal/ABC Plymouth

3/8 Compton

 

Private recording 1965
Simonetta Stanley Wyllie  

Ritz Belfast

4c/10 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS122) 1995
The Juggler George Welling  

Kitchen Bros Garage Diss

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1980’s
Georgia on My Mind Trevor Bolshaw  

Kitchen Bros Garage Diss

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording  1980’s
What’s New? Bob Wyatt  

Paramount New York, NY

4/36 Wurlitzer

 

Roulette Records (R25087) 1960
Kisses in the Dark George Blackmore  

Foort Touring Organ

5/27 Möller

 

Private recording 1962
Button Up Your Overcoat

Nice People

Change Partners and Dance

The Best Things in Life Are Free

Nigel Ogden  

BBC Playhouse, Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1987

 

Week 279 – Home & Away

On this week’s show John Leeming is Home & Away with another mixed bag from his extensive collection. Artists Include, Bryan Rodwell, Reginald Dixon, David Shepherd, Robin Richmond and many more!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Happy Days Are Here Again Raymond Wallbank  

Wurlitzer electronic

 

Avid Records (WEC315) c1990s
Parade of the Tin Soldiers/Soldier on the Shelf Carolyn Riddick  

Thorngate Hall, Gosport

3/13 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS108) 1985
Hindustan David Gray  

Dennis Unk Residence, Erie PA

3/21 Wurlitzer

 

Dennis Unks 2017
So Would I/You Keep Coming Back Like a Song/Let It Be Soon Reginald Dixon  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Columbia Records (FB3279) 1947
There Will Never Be Another You Alec Leader  

The Plough, Great Munden

3/11 Compton

 

Private recording 1984
But Not for Me Tom Hazleton  

Dolby House, Holbeach

3/9 Compton

 

Private recording 1988
Blue Moon David Shepherd  

Dolby House, Holbeach

4/22 Compton

 

Private recording 2019
When the Red Red Robin Robin Richmond  

BBC Studio

Hammond Organ

 

Private recording 1959
Some Like It Hot Robin Richmond  

BBC Studio

Hammond Organ

 

Private recording 1959
Give Me the Simple Life Bryan Rodwell  

BBC Playhouse, Manchester

3/13 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 1981

 

Week 275 – Random Numbers

On this week’s show John Leeming selects Random Numbers – Listen to find out more!


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Music played

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
New Sun in the Sky Jelani Eddington  

Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL

4/22 Barton

 

JATOE 2009
Smile to Smile Michael Wooldridge  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital (OS 218) 1995
That Lovely Weekend/The White Cliffs of Dover/ We’ll Meet Again Nigel Ogden  

St Albans Organ Theatre

3/6 Rutt

 

RHD Sounds (RHD 0207) 2007
El  Abanico Robert Wolfe  

Thursford Collection

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere (GRCD 93) 1998
Two Sleepy People Tom Hazleton  

Alabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

4/38 Wurlitzer

 

ATOS Alabama Chapter 2002
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen Chris McPhee  

Orion Centre, Campsie, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer

 

Chris McPhee Recordings (CMCD 002) 1995
It’s Been a Long, Long Time Dwight Beacham  

Allen Studios, Macungie, PA

3/33 Allen VTPO

 

Allen Organ Company (AOC 031-2008) 1998
Don’t Fence Me In George Wright  

Hollywood Philharmonic Organ, CA

3/33 Wurlitzer

 

Banda Records (DIDX 2532) 1987
Cherry Blossom Time Everett Nourse  

Fox Theatre, San Francisco, CA

4/36 Wurlitzer

 

Fantasy Records (85013/14) 1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 270 – Jim Buckland in Memory

On this week’s show John Leeming pays musical tribute to Jim Buckland who was the brains behind the Worthing Wurlitzer. Music is accompanied with interview snippets John recorded with Jim a few years ago.

 

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Happy Listening!

 

Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
The Hawaiian Wedding Song Phil Kelsall  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Records (GRCD130) 2008
Ca C’est Paris/Loves Roundabout/Loves Last Word Is Spoken Ernest Broadbent  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording c1982
Stairway To The Stars David Williams  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording c1982
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams Geoff Solman  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/11 Wurlitzer

 

COS Tapes (COS117) 1989
Life Is Nothing Without Music/It’s The Talk Of The Town/ Iain Flitcroft  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer

 

WW Records (WWCD1050) 2003
Deep Night David Gray  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 2015
Cheek To Cheek/Top Hat Simon Gledhill  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer

 

 

Private recording 2012
I’m In The Mood For Love Walt Strony  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer

 

Private recording 2007

 

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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Happy Listening!

 

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