Week 291 – Mann and his Music

On this weeks show we throw our star organist slot over to John Mann who today (Thursday 20th) Is celebrating his big 80th Birthday! Although John has now retired from the concert circuit, he still is busy with music in his life. Tonight we feature an hour long show with music and birthday messages from Johns friends!

You can use the above player or you can download the show using the usual Dropbox Link!

 

Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
With Sword And Lance John Mann  

Tony Manning Residence, Farnborough

3/9 Christie

 

Tonawanda Sound (TWS 1004) 1976
The Windows Of Paris

I’m Getting Sentimental Over You

Parade Of The Tin Soldiers

John Mann  

Granada Sutton

3/10 Compton

 

Private Recording 1966
Destiny John Mann & Sarah Bryant  

Town Hall Portslade

3/18 Compton

 

Private Recording 2015
Fascinating Rhythm

I Cant Give You Anything But Love

You Were Meant For Me

Singing In The Rain

John Mann  

Town Hall Portslade

3/18 Compton

 

Private Recording 2016
Sunshine Medley:

Powder Your Face With Sunshine

Keep Your Sunny Side Up

You Are My Sunshine

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

The Sun Has Got His Hat On

The Sunshine Of Your Smile

On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Painting The Clouds

We’ll All Go Riding On A Rainbow

John Mann Dome Brighton 4/41 Hill Norman and Beard ‘Christie’ Private Recording 2016
In A Clock Store John Mann  

Folly Farm Zoo, Begelly, Kilgetty, Wales

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Compton Lodge Studios (CLS-CD1001) 2010
The Skaters Waltz John Mann  

Paul Kirner’s Music Palace, Ynyshir, Wales

4/15 Christie

 

Compton Lodge Studios (CLS-CD1022) 2017
Some Enchanted Evening

I,Yi,Yi,Yi,Yi(Like You Very Much)

Tico Tico

Ani’t You Got No Home’s To Go Too

John Mann Winter Gardens Eastbourne

Eminent Grand 2000

Private Recording 2016

Week 286 – Melodies From Morgan

It’s star Organist time and this month we are very pleased to welcome Kevin Morgan with highlights from his first visit to the Worthing Wurlitzer. Kevin has recently retired from his teaching job and is now available for a full concert tour all year. Sit back and get your feet tappin!

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Music played

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again

Big Band Favourites: It Don’t Mean A Thing/Caravan/Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen/Sweet Georgia Brown/Thats A-Pleanty

Piano: To The Spring/Rustle Of Spring

‘Easter Parade’ Selection: Steppin’ Out With My Baby/A Fella With An Umbrella/A Couple Of Swells/It Only Happens When I Dance With You/Shakin’ The Blues Away/Easter Parade

 

All tracks played by Kevin Morgan on the 3/22 Wurlitzer in the Assembly Hall, Worthing. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Simon & Caroline Field for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! Organ tuned by David Houlgate & Johnathan Adams.

Week 282 – A Couple Of Swells

It’s star organist time, well, actually, this month we have two star organists! David Lowe and Adam Evans are two contrasting organist that complement each-other very well. Well you get to hear these two masters of the console on the Victoria Hall Saltire Wurlitzer with their own imitable styles!

 

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Music Played

Adam Evans: 

Get Happy

There’s A Place In My Heart For You

Fly Me To The Moon

Sonata

David Lowe: 

Gigolo

Spring Is Here/It Might As Well Be Spring/Spring, Spring, Spring

La Mer/Up A Lazy River

 

All tracks played by Adam Evans & David Lowe on the 3/12 Wurlitzer in The Victoria Hall Saltaire. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Organ tuned and maintained David Lowe and members of the COS northern district. Thanks to Richard Stephenson for giving permission for this to be broadcast.

Week 278 – Rawle on the Isle

It’s star organist time and this month we traveled across water to the Isle Of Man and the Marine Villa Arcade with its wonderful 2/10 Wurlitzer. Len Rawle was is responsible for the organs maintenance and his talents of getting so much form a small number of ranks makes him the ideal person to demonstrate his baby!

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Music Played

Curtain Up

The Very Though Of You (Gerald Shaw, DMC Archive 1961)

Concerto Pour La Fin D’um Amour (Concerto For The End Of Love)

Don’t Rain On My Parade

Eleanora

Begin The Beguine

Blue Moon

March: Berliner Luft

 

All tracks (except*) played by Len Rawle on the 2/10 Wurlitzer in the Marine Villa Arcade, Douglas, Isle of Mann. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Len for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! Organ tuned and maintained by Len Rawle assisted by Judith Rawle

Week 274 – Kirner at the Console

It’s star organist time and this month we journeyed up to Compton Lodge, Sapcote to the residence of Paul Kirner. Paul is proud owner of a 4/20 Compton-Wurlitzer with the console being from the Ritz Belfast. Sit Back and enjoy Paul at the console with a selection of favourites.

 

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Happy Listening!

 

Music played:

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again

A Visit To Paul’s Picture Palace: Paul’s Picture Palace Theme/You Oughta Be In Pictures/If I Had A Talking Of Picture Of You/Happy Feet/By A Waterfall

Secret Love

Quando, Quando, Quando

Richard Tauber Selection: Vienna, City Of My Dreams/Loves Comes At Blossom Time/Don’t Be Cross

Kiss Of Fire

Fly Me To The Moon

Ivor Novello Selection: We’ll Gather Lilacs/Waltz Of My Heart/Keep The Home Fires Burning

Signature Tune: Smoke Get’s In Your Eyes

 

All tracks played by Paul Kirner on the 4/2 Compton-Wurlitzer in Compton Lodge, Sapcote. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Paul for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! Organ tuned and maintained by Ben Snowdon & Anthony Meads.

Week 269 – The Magic Of McGlinchey

This weeks show we feature the sounds of the the Virtual Theatre Pipe Organ. So who better to demonstrate the sounds of the various samples than Iain McGlinchey who is know worldwide for his wok in the VTPO field and on top of all this he is fine organist himself!

You can use the above player or you can download the show using the usual Dropbox Link!

Happy Listening!

 

Music played –

Happy Days Are Here Again (Paramount 341)

Television March (Robert Morton 423)

East Of The Sun (Paramount 450)

Something’s Gotta Give (Robert Morton 423)

Sinfonia On “Rule Britannia” (Paramount 332)

You Made Me Love You (Paramount 320)

The Paramount March (I McGlinchey) (Paramount 322)

All tacks played and recorded by Iain McGlinchey. Thanks to Iain for giving up his time over the festive period to record these tracks!

Week 259 – Wolfe on Worthing Wurlitzer

It’s star Organist time and this month we are very pleased to welcome that international star entertainer from the Thursford Collection – Robert Wolfe! He is highly regarded as one of the UK’s exponents of the theatre organ and was very much at home at the Worthing Wurlitzer which is where this weeks show comes from!

 

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Happy Listening!

 

Music played:

Signature Tune: Happy Days Are Here Again

March: Brass Buttons

Autumn Selection: Autumn Concerto/Autumn Leaves/Lullaby Of The Leaves/It Might As Well Rain until September/September In the Rain/Try To Remember/September Song

West Side Story Selection: Tonight/Maria/I Feel Pretty/One Hand One Heart/Somewhere

Blackpool Favourites: Blackpool Belle/Nobody’s Sweetheart/Boo Hoo/Harbour Lights/Red Sails In the Sunset/The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise/The Sheik Of Araby/Forgotten Dreams/You Can’t Stop Me From Dreaming/I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

 

All tracks played by Robert Wolfe on the 3/22 Wurlitzer in the Assembly Hall, Worthing. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Simon & Caroline Field and David Cates for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! Organ tuned by David Houlgate & Johnathan Adams.