On this week's show Damon takes a look at the next batch of theatre organ sizes; 9,10,11 and 12 ranks. We feature racks feating tracks from 9 organs, some of which are no longer complete. With Wurlitzer, Compton & Christie theres a variety of tracks for all!
On this week’s show we turn back the clocks to 1966 and to the small yet powerful 2/4 Compton in the Ritz Hereford. Bryan Rodwell was at one time resident organist at the Ritz. Sit back and enjoy the sounds of the Jazz master getting some unbelievable sounds from just 4 ranks of pipes and a Melotone!
On this week's show we give a big and warm welcome to new presenter Nigel Ogden. Nigel will be joining us once a month with a delve into his own extensive archive. We are delighted that Nigel can be back at a microphone delighting audiences as he has done for the last 38 years. Long may it continue!
On this week's show Damon takes a look at the wonderful Kimball Organ installed in John Dickinson High School, Wilmington Delaware. Now boasting two console with 66 ranks over three chambers, this makes it one of the finest installations in the world!
On this week's show John Leeming is at the microphone celebrating what would have been Doreen Chadwick's 100th Birthday. Doreen was presidents for many years of the Cinema Organ Society. It seemed them appropriate to look at some of the other presidents of the COs over the years!
A summer trip to the seaside town of Beer is what's on off this week as Trevor Bolshaw is our star organist. The organ featured was in fact the first ever Wurlitzer to be shipped over to this country hear it opened in 1925. Since 1956 the Wurlitzer has been in the Congregational Church in Beer, however it's only been since the 'Friends Of Beer Wurlitzer' was formed that the organ came to life. Trevor is to play a selection of tunes that revolve around this lovely 6 rank Wurlitzer.
On this week's show Damon is back at the microphone and reflects on the extreme warm weather with some songs to suit. A high proportion of tunes this week are written by Antônio Carlos Jobim who is very much associated with the Bossa Nova tempo. Mixed in-between are a few lively sambas and a rhumba thrown in for good measure!
On this week’s show we turn back the clocks on one of the most famous star organists of the past – Mr Blackpool himself Reginald Dixon. Damon has recently dug this broadcast out from the Cinema Organs Societies archives and its one of Reg’s typical morning broadcast from the Tower Ballroom.