Hot Pipes Half Hour Broadcast 100 – m4a – Pipes Plus

January 16, 2017

Pipes Plus

Name Artist Album Year Comments
The Carioca Lyn Larsen, Jack Bethards and His Orchestra A Salute To The Swinging Years [Beldale CD] 2001 4-37 Wurlitzer, Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton, CA
Canadian Sunset Rob Richards Rob! [OSP CD] 4-46 Wurlitzer, Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ
For Me And My Gal Unknown Pipe Organ and Percussion [Diplomat RFM 64]
The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise Three Suns Midnight for Two [Sony Collectibles COL-CD-2742] 1957 Ray Bohr, Radio City Music Hall Wurlitzer
Broadway Selection (Part 1) Quentin Maclean and The Regal Cinema Orchestra Rhapsody in Blue [Sterndale 3-CD] 1929 4-36 Christie, Regal/Odeon Cinema, Marble Arch, London; Regal Cinema Orchestra cond. Emanuel Starkey; voc Leslie Sarony
If I Could Paint A Memory The Organ, The Dance Band and Me Let’s Be Buddies [NTOT Kinura NCM 213] 1942 3-9 Compton, EMI Studios, London; Billy Thorburn, piano; H. Robinson Cleaver, organ; Julie Dawn, vocal
Diga-Diga-Doo Unknown Pipe Organ and Percussion [Diplomat RFM 64]
Tuxedo Junction Buddy Cole and All-Star Orchestra The Golden Age of the Dance Bands [Alshire LP] 3-27 Wurlitzer-Morton, Buddy Cole Studio, North Hollywood (3-17 Wurlitzer Ex United Artists Theatre, Los Angeles & 3-9 Robert Morton from Capitol Theatre, Marshalltown, Iowa)

2 Comments

  1. Stan Krider

    Ahhhh, I enjoy those ol’ British cinema orchestras!!

    More, more!

    I do think that the Larsen/Bethards corroborations are nearly as precise as the Billy Thorburn productions. Somewhere I read that Thorburn’s recording sessions often involved a single performance to cut a track.

  2. hotpipes-steve

    Stan – You are correct: many of Thorburn’s recordings were made with a run-through or two and the one take. The musicians were all experienced dance band pros who could sight read an arrangement and produce a top-notch performance immediately. Several sides were, therefore, recorded in one half-day session, and they sold well. What more could a record company want? 🙂

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