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Hot Pipes Podcast 157 – m4a – Celebrating the Artistry of Lyn Larsen

Name Artist Album Year Comments
Organ Stop Boogie Lyn Larsen Organ Stop Pizza Presents [OSP 101]  1974? 4-27 Wurlitzer, Organ Stop Pizza, Phoenix, AZ; ex-Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre. Hollywood, CA; ex-Harvey Heck Residence, Tarzana, CA
Ka-Lu-A Lyn Larsen Vintage Classics Vol 1 – Presenting Lyn Larsen [Musical Contrasts CD] 1965 3-27 Wurlitzer, Kearns/Carson Residence, Hollywood, CA
Who Am I? Lyn Larsen People [Essential Records MS-1006] 1969 3-26 Wurlitzer, Joe Kearns Residence, Hollywood, CA
Rubber Duckie Lyn Larsen Out Of A Dream [Allen Associates GA/1071] 1973 3-15 Marr & Colton, Opera House, Thomaston, CT
I Just Don’t Understand Lyn Larsen Pipes And Pedals [PRS-01] From 15″ Master 1973 5-24 Wurlitzer, Bray Organ Loft, Salt Lake City, UT
Great Day! Lyn Larsen Vintage Classics Vol 2 – Renaissance [Musical Contrasts CD] 1975 5-21 Wurlitzer, William P Brown Residence, Phoenix AZ
Just A-Wearyin’ For You Lyn Larsen Vintage Classics Vol 2 – That Certain Hour [Musical Contrasts CD] 1976 4-28 Fox-Capitol Wurlitzer-Moller, Richard F. Kline Residence, Auburn Springs, MD
In The Good Old Summertime Lyn Larsen A Lyn Larsen Concert [Musical Contrasts LP] 1976 4-34 Wurlitzer, Senate Theatre, Detroit, MI
I’ll Take An Option On You Lyn Larsen Premiere [Musical Contrasts MCI 105] 1984 3-19 Wurlitzer, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO; ex-Piccadilly Theatre, Rochester, NY (3-13) (1927)
March of the Toreadors Lyn Larsen Up & Away: The World’s Greatest Marches [ProArte CD] 1986 4-36 Paramount Wurlitzer, Century II, Wichita, KS; ex Paramount, New York
Rule Britannia Lyn Larsen; Carlo Curley Dueling Organs [Pro Arte CD] 1987 4-36 Wurlitzer, Century II Auditorium, Wichita, KS; ex-Paramount Theatre, NYC; All Electronic Digital Organ
Fleurette Lyn Larsen Shea’s Buffalo Theatre [Musical Contrasts CD] 1993 4-28 Wurlitzer (original), Shea’s Buffalo Theatre, New York State
Me Minus You Lyn Larsen, Rhythm Kings Concert: PCC 8 May 1993 1993 3-23 Wurlitzer, Sexson Auditorium, Pasadena City College, CA
Cuban Serenade Lyn Larsen Paradise Revisited [Musical Contrasts CD] 1995 5-80 Wurlitzer, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington IL
Something’s Gotta Give Lyn Larsen San Sylmar – The Music Tour [Musical Contrasts CD] 1996 4-73 Wurlitzer, Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar, CA
Ukulele Lady Lyn Larsen A Tribute to George Wright [Banda CD] 1998 Hollywood Philharmonic Organ
Masquerade Lyn Larsen and Jonas Nordwall Live From Plummer [Beldale CD] 1999 Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton – 4/36 Wurlitzer and 4/33 Allen; Wurlitzer Weekend, 16 & 17 Jan, 1999
Passion Flower Lyn Larsen ATOS 2003 San Francisco 2003 3-11 Allen, Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland, CA; Saturday, July 5, 2003
Ghost Riders In The Sky Lyn Larsen, Tony Fenelon ATOS Convention 2012 (Los Angeles) [ATOS – 2 CD] 2012 3-19 Wurlitzer, Civic Auditorium, San Gabriel, CA

7 thoughts on “Hot Pipes Podcast 157 – m4a – Celebrating the Artistry of Lyn Larsen”

  1. Sorry to hear quite a number of listeners disapproved the last broadcast which – sacrilage! featured the sacred theatre organ blasphemously sounding IN CONCERT with other instruments!
    It seems there are too many fanatical stuck-in-the-mud, head-in-the-sand fanatics in T.O. land.

    Maybe that’s why the theatre organ keeps dying! Most T.O. club sites I ever read complain of lack of interest outside its own tiny circle.

    Look at the growing interest in concert organs all over the world and all the new and hugely expensive installations being undertaken. That is because the concert organ, while often heard solo, is just as often heard IN CONCERT! People who would never attend an organ recital are happy enough to attend a musical event which features an organ playing in concert.

    I was fortunate enough to attend a Radio City Christmas concert where the organ was part of the musical ensemble, a part important enough to demand the use of both consoles and two top organists. WHAT a musical and visual treat! Needless to say, the whole season was a sell-out and we were lucky to get tickets.

    I was also fortunate enough to be on the music staff of a school which, as a whole-school project, transferred a Compton theatre organ from the theatre (which was being demolished about it) to the school. It played a major part in the musical life of the school, featuring in every school show, concert, assembly and even being broadcast by the BBC. Sadly, a 16 year old arsonist destroyed it and the building housing it, thus depriving generations of students the thrill of playing and hearing an instrument which had given pleasure to countless audiences since its installation in 1934.

    But — IT WAS PLAYED IN CONCERT as often as it played solo.

    Most other instruments sound great when played in concert so why not the theatre organ with its wonderful sound palette?

    We T.O. lovers need to learn the lesson.

    We need to put aside the glory days of the cinema and silent movies and move into the 21st century.

    As the Good Book says, “Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead…” Phil. 3.13 NLT

    Just been listening to the current show with Lyn and it’s superb. Sadly, although I heard many top American theatre organists on my visits to the USA, Lyn was not one of them. What a player!

  2. Hey! Carlo Curly had just started playing his intro as I hit the button to post my comment and guess what – the music stopped dead! Boo! Hoo! I’ll just have to start all over again. Wonderful! But I’d rather the music kept playing to the end, giving ME the option of when I want to listen again.

  3. Michael Silverstein

    Another great show. An assemblage of melodious, toe-tapping and at times stirring selections from pipes superstar Lyn Larsen, enhanced by the always authoritative and informative biographical information provided by Steve Ashley.

  4. 157 what a great show in a week we remember GWs anniversary on the 10th of May, what a wonderful artist Lyn is and what a talent, The 1st three ATO cds I purchased in my collection were of George Wright, Lyn Larsen and Jim Riggs from some guy called Steve Ashley in the mid nineties, Keep up the good work Steve well done

  5. Alan – I have another GW Special coming up in August, remembering the 95th anniversary of his birth, and it’s mostly unpublished and non-CD material. As for that guy Steve Ashley… what a mess he got you into!!

  6. Are the 3/27 Kearns/Carson Wurlitzer and the 3/26 Joe Kearns Wurlitzer one and the same? The Joe Kearns Wurlitzer Opus 2022 is now installed in the Renaissance Theatre, Mansfield, Ohio.

  7. Stan – they are indeed. Robert Carson rented the house and studio after Joe Kearns died. For some reason, the organ specs changed at times between recordings: possibly, there were ranks swapped in and out depending on what was required at the time. And apologies for the confusing notes… I must correct these sometime!

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