Week 319 – Fantastic Farnon

On this week’s show Damon Cox celebrates the compositions of Canadian composer Robert Farnon. The Canadian born composer is known for writing some of the worlds finest light music in the 1950’s.

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Jumping Bean Jim Riggs  

Paramount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer

 

Melody Maker 1993
How Beautiful Is Night Bryan Rodwell  

Granada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Ventures In Sound (VIS-B3) c60’s
Melody Fair Stanley Wyllie  

Ritz Belfast

4c/10 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS 122) 1995
Poodle Parade Simon Gledhill & Richard Hills  

John Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball

 

American Theatre Organ Society 2015
Westminster Waltz Nigel Ogden  

Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital (OS225) 1996
Manhattan Playboy Manhattan Playboy  

Paramount Oakland CA

4/27 Wurlitzer

 

Private Recording 1983
Peanut Polka Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Grasmere Records (GRCD87) 1998
Journey Into Melody John Giacchi  

Capri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer

 

Modern Mood Music (MMM002) 2000
State Occasion Iain Flitcroft  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

COS Tapes (COS113) 1988

 

Week 318 – Office Party

On this week’s show Damon Cox celebrates the end of 2019 even though there a few more days to go yet! This show is our usual end of year office party where we look back over the last year and bring you a special selection of live tracks that you won’t have heard before!

So sit back for this hour long show as we wish you all good heath for 2020!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Just One Of Those Things Mark Laflin  

Victoria Hall, Saltaire

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

DMC Recording 2019
The Place Where Lost Things Go Aaron Hawthorne  

Victoria Hall, Saltaire

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

DMC Recording 2019
Fats Waller Selection:

a. Ain’t Missbehavin’

b. My Very Good Friend The Milkman

c. Honeysuckle Rose

David Lowe  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

DMC Recording 2019
My Fair Lady Selection:

a. I Could Have Danced All Night

b. Wouldn’t It Be Lovely

c. I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face

d. Show Me

e. With A Little Bit Of Luck

f. On The Street Where You Live

g. Get Me To The Church On Time

Chris Powell  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

DMC Recording 2019
These Foolish Things Simon Gledhill  

Astoria Centre, Barnsley

3/17 Compton

 

PCOT Recording 2019
Be Our Guest/I Wanna Be Like You Howard Beumont  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer

 

DMC Recording 2019
Georgia/Strike Me Pink David Gray  

Assembly Hall, Worthing

3/22 Wurlitzer

 

DMC Recording 2019
Waltzing Through Europe:

a. Tulips From Amsterdam

b. Vienna City Of My Dreams

c. Wunderbar

d. Under The Bridges Of Paris

e. Wonderful Copenhagen

Keith Beckingham  

Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

3/11 Compton

 

DMC Recording 2019
 

Blue Moon

 

Len Rawle  

Marine Arcade, Douglas, Isle Of Man

2/10 Wurlitzer

 

DMC Recording 2019
 

Serenade In Blue

 

Michael Wooldridge & Jayden Vicarey  

Troxy Stepney London

4/25 Wurlitzer

 

DMC Recording 2019
 

Tico Tico

 

Walt Strony  

Troxy Stepney London

4/25 Wurlitzer

 

DMC Recording 2019
 

New Year

 

Len Rawle  

Tonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer

 

The Scoring House 2012

Week 317 – Winter Wonderland

On this week’s show Damon Cox is in full Christmas spirit as he presents his choice of seasonal melodies both old and new!

From Damon Cox, John Leeming, Nigel Ogden, Mark Laflin and James Mclean we hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
a. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

b. While Shepherds Watched

c. Good King Wenceslas

d. O Little Town Of Bethlehem

e. O Come All Ye Faithful

Phil Kelsall  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Crimson Productions (CRIMCD183) 1998
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Mark Laflin  

Organ Theatre, St. Albans

3/10 Wurlitzer

 

DMC Recording 2016
A Christmas Love Song (All I Want For Christmas Is You) Jim Riggs  

Alabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

4/29 Wurlitzer

 

Alabama Chapter ATOS )ALA-1783-09) 2009
Sleigh Ride Jelani Eddington  

Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington Hills IL

5/80 Wurlitzer

 

RJE Productions (RJE 1908B) 2006
Sig: The Wassail Song

“A Christmas Scamper” Medley

a. White Christmas

b. Snowy White Snow and Jingle Bells

c. The Fairy on the Christmas Tree

d. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

e. The Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Sandy MacPherson, Bobby Pagan & Louis Mordish  

BBC Theatre Organ No.2, Hoxton, London

5/27 Möller

 

Digital Gramophone Company 2017
Winter Wonderland Reginald Dixon & John McCarthy Chorus  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

Readers Digest (2-769-0-1) 1968
a. Frosty The Snowman

b. Here Comes Santa Claus

c. Let It Snow

d. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Robert Wolfe  

Thursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Wolfe Productions (WPCD 06) 2002
The Christmas Song Simon Gledhill  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

JL Recording 2019

 

Week 316 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: Swingin’ Sleigh Bells

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and pulls out some festive treats ranging from Welte to Wurlitzer! This show will certainly get you in the seasonal spirit!

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 Music played –

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Swingin’ Sleigh Bells Nigel Ogden  

Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital (OS 210) 1974
Christmas Eve Nigel Ogden  

Compton 363 Electrone

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 2018
St. Petersburg Sledge Drive Paul Mania  

Lindstrom Studios

 

Coronet Sound Productions (NCM 214) 1998
Scottish Medley Sandy MacPherson  

Gaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1963
Donegal Cradle Song Nigel Ogden  

Free Trade Hall, Manchester

4/20 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1990
Christmas Fantasy Keith Beckingham  

Granada, Tooting London

4/14 Wurlitzer

 

Nigel Ogden Archive 1967

 

Week 315 – Moon Melody

On this week’s show Damon Cox celebrates songs on the Moon and a slightly belated celebration to the moon landings which happened 50 years in 1969! This show also marks our 6th year in production!

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Music played 

Track Artist Organ Record Label Year
Fly Me To The Moon Adam Evans  

Burtey Fen Collection

3/14 Compton

 

Burtey Fen CD 2004
Moonlight In Vermont Simon Gledhill  

New Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

3/19 Wurlitzer

 

Crescendo (CDHLW 1007) 2011
Moon River David Lowe  

Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn

3c/8 Wurlitzer

 

OS Digital (OS239) 1998
Moonglow Joseph Seal  

Regal/ABC Kingston

3/12 Wurlitzer

 

PYE Records (NSPL 18261) 1968
Reaching For The Moon Ernest Broadbent  

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer

 

One-UP/EMI (OU 2171) 1977
Paper Moon Dan Bellomy  

Warnors Theatre, Fresno CA

4/14 Robert Morton

 

Dan Bellomy Productions 2001
Blue Moon Len Rawle  

Wurlitzer Hall, Leisure Centre, Woking

3/8 Wurlitzer

 

Tonawanda Sound (TWS 2015) 1995
Winter Sunset Nigel Ogden  

St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall London

3/7 Compton

 

COS Tapes (COS114) 1988

 

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 313 – Clayhall for Chris

It’s star organist time and we are happy to present for the first time Chris Powell! For the next 30 minutes we will take you back in time as we re-create a live broadcast with audience in the cavernous acoustics of St. John Vianney Church, Clayhall complete with the fine Ex-Ritz Nuneaton Compton as Chris presents music from the golden age of the cinema organ!

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– Music played –

Happy Days Are Here Again

Dambusters March

‘Cole Porter’ Selection: Another Openin’, Another Show/You Do Something To Me/It’s De-Lovely/In The Still Of The Night/True Love/Begin The Beguine/Anything Goes/It’s Alright With Me/Night And Day/I Love You, Samantha/So In Love

Bye Bye Blackbird/We’ll Meet Again/White Cliffs Of Dover/There’ll Always Be An England/I’ll See You In My Dreams/The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise/12th Street Rag/If My Friends Could See Me Now

 

All tracks played  on the 3/7 Compton in St John Vianney, Clayhall. Recorded by Damon Cox using 4x Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Organ tuned by Nigel Laflin and maintained by members of the COS Southern District. Thanks to The Cinema Organ Society & Chris Powell for their assistance in making this possible.