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Hot Pipes Podcast 156 – m4a – Theatre Organ Plus

Name Artist Album Year Comments
Give My Regards to Broadway Lowden Theater Orchestra, Georges Montalba The Best of American Theater [Audio Spectrum LP] eq 3-14 Wurlitzer, Plaza Studio, Radio City Music Hall, New York; Georges Montalba = Robert Hunter (1929 -2001, Glendale, CA)
Jamaican Rhumba Simon Gledhill and Barry Baker Pipe Organ Extravaganza 1 1996 Live from Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL; 9-11-1996; 4/24 Barton; Simon on Allen, Barry on piano
Show Of Shows Selection (Part 1) Quentin Maclean and The Regal Cinema Orchestra Rhapsody in Blue [Sterndale 3-CD] 1930 4-36 Christie, Regal/Odeon Cinema, Marble Arch, London; Regal Cinema Orchestra cond. Emanuel Starkey
Show Of Shows Selection (Part 2) Quentin Maclean and The Regal Cinema Orchestra Rhapsody in Blue [Sterndale 3-CD] 1930 4-36 Christie, Regal/Odeon Cinema, Marble Arch, London; Regal Cinema Orchestra cond. Emanuel Starkey
I Couldn’t Sleep A Wink Last Night Bobby Hackett, John Seng Music ‘Till Dawn [Sony Special Products CD] 4-21 Wurlitzer, Loderhose Studio, Jamaica, Long Island NY; ex-Paramount Studio Wurlitzer
Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t (Ma’ Baby) Neil Jensen, DePaul Jazz Band Pipe Organ Extravaganza 9 – Big Band Pops 2005 2005 4-27 Barton, Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL; April 29 to May 1, 2005
Almost Like Being in Love Jonathan Ortloff, Allan Ward Roll Out The Big Guns: Live At Grays Armory 2010 3-17 Wurlitzer, Grays Armory, Cleveland, OH; ex-Warner Theatre, Erie, PA; plus Allan Ward (drums) on selected tracks
That Old Feeling Fats Waller In London [Disques Swing CDXP 8442] 1938 3-9 Compton, EMI Studios, London
What More Can I Say? The Organ, The Dance Band and Me The Organ, Dance Band and Me [Sunflower CD] 1942 Robinson Cleaver – Organ; voc Julie Dawn
Theme from The Apartment Lyn Larsen, Tony Fenelon In Concert – Dendy Theatre 1970 [Concept CD] 1970 3-15 Wurlitzer, Dendy Theatre, Brighton, Victoria; 26 January, 1970
Linus And Lucy Rob Richards Rob! [OSP CD] 4-46 Wurlitzer, Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ
Singin’ In The Rain Scott Harrison, Mark Page Kingston Keys 2010 4-21 Wurlitzer, Kingston City Hall (formerly Moorabbin), Victoria, Australia; ex-State Theatre, Melbourne; Mark Page, piano
I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside Bryan Rodwell and The Sounds Of Brass South Bank University April 1990 1990 4-24 Wurlitzer, South Bank University, London; ex-Trocadero Cinema, Elephant and Castle
Little Rock Getaway Dennis & Heidi James In London [DJP 105] 4-20 Wurlitzer, Tonawanda, Len & Judith Rawle Residence, Chorleywood, Herts; Yamaha Grand Piano
In The Shadows Anton and The Paramount Theatre Orchestra Anton Vol. 3: Waltzes, Operetta & Light Classics 1939 Al Bollington, 4-12 Compton organ
Something Cool Unknown Pipe Organ and Percussion [Diplomat RFM 64]
Please Don’t Ask Me Tony Fenelon Tony Plays Duo [CD] 1995 Piano and 4-29 Wurlitzer Hybrid, Capri Theatre, Goodwood, SA
The Carousel Waltz Monty Kelly Orchestra, Buddy Cole The Monty Kelly Orchestra with guest artist Buddy Cole [Audio Spectrum Tape] 1964 3-27 Wurlitzer-Morton, Buddy Cole Studio (Wurlitzer Ex United Artists Theatre, Los Angeles & Robert Morton from Capitol Theatre, Marshalltown, Iowa). Buddy’s last recordings – died 5 Nov 1964)

5 thoughts on “Hot Pipes Podcast 156 – m4a – Theatre Organ Plus”

  1. Andrew Fenner substituted for Cleaver on at least two The Organ, The Dance Band, And Me recordings. One track is “Too Many Irons In The Fire”.

  2. Spent around 30 minutes in trying to find these playlists and this feedback point. Are we forgiven for not posting here any earlier? 😉 Might we suggest that playlists and feedback comments [from subscribers only, perhaps] could be made available the website Home page? This would be an easy and effective ‘carrot’ to dangle before prospective subscribers.


  3. Thanks for this Show. It’s a refreshing change to hear organs being used as an accompaniment or foundation to other instruments and vocalists. It’s not our first choice of format, but nonetheless still very interesting, and it gives a fuller picture of how pipe organs have been used through the ages.

    It’s always worth remembering that both church and concert organs have been used for centuries in conjunction with singers, and that pipe organs are sometimes used as a part of an orchestra in classical music. Some street organ performers, mainly in continental Europe and in South America, also use additional instruments to complement the pipe organ. Then there is David Wasson, in the USA, who built his own automatic pipe organ – called ‘Trudy’ – over a 28 year period, and some of his Youtube videos feature instrumental accompaniment. So why not use theatre/cinema organs in the same ways with jazz and other popular music?

    A suggestion comes to mind here, Stephen: How about including, in a future Show, one or two tracks of Photo Player performances, where a ‘piano roll’ works the organ, and the performer adds numerous ‘toy box’ effects? Those instruments preceded cinema organs in accompaniment to silent movies, and a few are still in good, playable condition.


    Keep up the good work,

    Richard and Ruth.

  4. Steve, it is refreshing to hear the theatre organ being used as a part of musical ensemble.

    I look forward to another Theatre Organ Plus – either as a full program or a track or two added into more regular programs.

  5. Richard: Thanks for your comments – as always constructive! On your first point – a very good idea to include the latest comments on the Homepage. I will try to include this feature when I redesign the website, hopefully in the next month or so before I go to the States for the ATOS Convention.
    As to your second point about Photo-Player tracks, unfortunately, I have no recordings in my library!

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