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Today's one-hour Hot Pipes features a taster of the delights to come at the ATOS Convention in Tampa at the beginning of July. The second half of the show celebrates the 40th anniversary of Phil Kelsall as principal organist at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.

It's not too late to register for the ATOS Convention and if you're quick, you'll get the Early Bird discounted rate. Follow the link on the playlist...

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This Sunday at the Victoria Hall Saltaire at 2.30pm we welcome back Phil Kelsall MBE at the mighty Wurlitzer, this concert marks Phil's 41st year playing the Tower ballroom Wurlitzer and it also marks...

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Hot Pipes 209 - Mighty Organs! www.hotpipes.eu

Have you ever noticed how many albums are titled "The Mighty..." along with endless variations of that phrase. Today's show features 19 of the 80 or so albums that bear that word "Mighty" in my sound library - and it's not just Wurlitzers! Yes, it's an over-worked term, but it's produced, I think, an interesting show.
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Hot Pipes 208 - www.hotpipes.eu

At the suggestion of my assistant, Jack Rhine, who has been sending me some pretty rare vinyl recordings, I've themed today's show accordingly. There's some previously unheard organs and some new artists to Hot Pipes.

The second part of the show features a small tribute to the late Bill Langford. He didn't make many recordings and his biographical information is scarce, so this isn't as complete as I would have wished.

Website search function update: FIXED!

This show is very late (over a week!): we have had some considerable construction work repairing the perimeter wall of our house plot, along with building a retaining wall to stop the separation of an embankment from our garden. It's simply been too distracting to focus on programming shows - it's all finished, thankfully, and I can now get back to 'normal', whatever that is!
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This just in via Chris Nichols - and yes, there's some theatre pipes in the programme, too!
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This Sunday at the Victoria hall Saltaire at 2.30pm Joe Marsh plays music for everyone at the mighty Wurlitzer. Home made cakes and refreshments available. Not to be missed, All welcome.

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I'm delighted to report that the Search function on HotPipes is now fully operational again. It seems that it broke when I had all the other recent trouble but it was a real so-and-so to find the cause. Hopefully I can now again devote my time to production, and house maintenance, and gardening, and enjoying life to the full... ... See MoreSee Less

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Via Chris Nichols and Gordon Pratt, program chairman of NORCAL: Bill Langford died on April 27 from complications related to Parkinson's disease. I will be programming a tribute to him in the next podcast (208). ... See MoreSee Less

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