Hot Pipes Podcast 184 – mp3 – New CD Reviews and Spotlight on Sidney Torch

May 29, 2016

New CD Reviews and Spotlight on Sidney Torch

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Name Artist Album Year Comments
Hail Festival Day Tom Grierson Plays Palace Favorites [RTOS013] 1963 4-21 Wurlitzer, RKO Palace Theater, Rochester, NY (1928 to 1965); now in Auditorium Theatre as 4-23
3:15
I Enjoy Being A Girl Tom Grierson Plays Palace Favorites [RTOS013] 1963 4-21 Wurlitzer, RKO Palace Theater, Rochester, NY (1928 to 1965); now in Auditorium Theatre as 4-23
6:56
The Shadow Waltz Chris Barber Music From The Movies 2016 3-12 Wurlitzer, Musical Museum, Brentford
11:18
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Chris Barber Music From The Movies 2016 3-12 Wurlitzer, Musical Museum, Brentford
14:42
A Million To One John Clark McCall Florida Fanfare / Your Packard Hit Parade Edition 5 2016 4-32 J. Tyson Forker Memorial Wurlitzer, Grace Baptist Church, Sarasota, FL; Manasota TOS
18:34
Three O’Clock In The Morning John Clark McCall Florida Fanfare / Your Packard Hit Parade Edition 5 2016 4-32 J. Tyson Forker Memorial Wurlitzer, Grace Baptist Church, Sarasota, FL; Manasota TOS
21:54
Introduction Sidney Torch Round The Marble Arch [Sterndale CD] 1932 4-36 Christie, Regal/Odeon, Marble Arch; rec 1932-1934
22:59
Serenade (Stãndchen) Sidney Torch Torchlight Music [Sterndale CD] 1931 3-10 Wurlitzer, Dominion Cinema, Walthamstow
26:56
They All Start Whistling Mary Sidney Torch Round The Marble Arch [Sterndale CD] 1932 4-36 Christie, Regal/Odeon, Marble Arch; rec 1932-1934
30:23
Happy Go Lucky You And Broken Hearted Me Sidney Torch Round The Marble Arch [Sterndale CD] 1932 4-36 Christie, Regal/Odeon, Marble Arch; rec 1932-1934
34:02
Temptation Rag Sidney Torch Torchlight on Edmonton [Sterndale CD] 1935 4-14 Christie, Regal Theatre, Edmonton, London
37:37
Song of Paradise Sidney Torch 78rpm 4-14 Christie, Regal Theatre, Edmonton, London
41:12
Love And Learn Sidney Torch Torchlight Music [Sterndale CD] 1937 3-12 Wurlitzer, Regal/Union Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames
44:40
Rhythm Of The Clock (Tick A Tick Tock) Sidney Torch, Ray Baines Hot Pipes! CD – Unused 4-16 Wurlitzer, Gaumont State Theatre, Kilburn, London; Ray Baines, piano
48:21
Violins and Violets Sidney Torch, Hutch Broadcast CORRECTION: 3-8 Compton, EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road, London
52:35
You’re A Sweetheart Sidney Torch The Organist Entertains You [Empress RAJCD 862] 3-8 Compton, EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road, London
55:41
Only Forever Sidney Torch Torchlight Music [Sterndale CD] 1941 3-13 Wurlitzer, Opera House, Blackpool
59:45
A Cuckoo In The Nest Sidney Torch Round The Marble Arch [Sterndale CD] 1933 4-36 Christie, Regal/Odeon, Marble Arch; rec 1932-1934

3 Comments

  1. Fred Rowe

    Hi Steve greetings from the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. The new look is great – clean and very professional. easy to read and navigate.
    I must say I very much enjoy your style and your comments about the different organists, presentations styles, and the music they chose to perform. On this side of the pond this approach seems to be rare in the world of theater organ music. At times it seems as if no one wants to say anything negative about a performer, a music selection, or a style for fear that it would reflect negatively on the world of the theater organ. Keep up the commentaries.
    As to organists I was very impressed with the music of Dudley Savage that you presented on your #70 program and I might suggest that you give a listen to the music of Bill Langford off his LP Gangbusters and Lollypops. Cheers and keep up the good music. Fred

  2. John Clark McCall, Jr.

    This segment on Sidney Torch is beautifully presented, expertly compiled, and is valuable to the archives of the theatre organ art. The listener will find some material that is rare; all of it underscoring the genius of a man who never wanted to be a “cinema organist.” Kudos for another professional and highly entertaining program. There can never be “too much Torch!”

  3. hotpipes-steve

    Fred – It’s always a problem with minority interests such as theatre pipes. Nobody wants to speak out for fear of offending somebody they know. While it’s true that I know a lot of people in the organ community, perhaps it’s because I’m in Spain that I feel I can add more objectivity. Come and get me!! 🙂

    I hope that you’ll find the latest tweaks to the website even more readable: the grey text was ‘borderline’ for many and I’ve just made that solid blue. It’s a learning curve for me wading into the website coding but I’m starting to get the hang of how to make useful changes to the theme templates. I guess all this keeps my brain alive!!

    Meanwhile I’ve just noticed that the Search function is doing silly things. Oh heck!!

    I have that LP of Langford. I’ve played a track on the half-hour show, number 88, but that’s a ways off being released on the site… I’ll bear it in mind for the requests.

    Thanks for your feedback!

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