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Hot Pipes Podcast 235 – m4a – Tribute to Ron Rhode on his Retirement

Tribute to Ron Rhode on his Retirement

For anyone wishing to purchase Ron Rhode’s CDs, from what I saw at the ATOS convention, there are still stocks of some: contact Ron by email:

Name Artist Album Year Comments
Strike Up The Band Ron Rhode Organ Stop Pizza Presents Ron Rhode [OSP-102] 1976 3-23 Wurlitzer, Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ; ex-Fox Theatre, Denver
Can You Read My Mind? Ron Rhode Who? [OSP 105] 1977 3-23 Wurlitzer, Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ
Nobody To Love Ron Rhode At The Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ [LP B77-044] 1978 5-34 Wurlitzer, Bill Brown Residence, Phoenix, AZ
The Best Of Times Ron Rhode The Best Of Times [OSP Cassette ERB 101-CT] 1983 4-23 Wurlitzer, Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ
Similau Ron Rhode Wake Up And Live [Cassette] 1984 2-12 Wurlitzer, Vandiver Residence, Mesa, AZ; ex-Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York, NY
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana Ron Rhode The Byrd Sings [Virginia Theatre Organ Society CD] 1989 4-17 Wurlitzer, Byrd Theatre, Richmond, VA
I’ve Gotta Be Me Ron Rhode Collage [Roxy RP-101-CD] 1989 4-28 Wurlitzer, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, IL
I Love A Piano Ron Rhode Unforgettable [Roxy RP-102-CD] 1989 4-27 Wurlitzer, Residence of ‘Private Collector’; ex Minnesota Theatre 4/20
The Oceana Roll Ron Rhode Cornsilk [Roxy RP-103-CD] 1991 3-14 ‘Rhinestone’ Barton, RKO Iowa Theatre, Cedar Rapids, IA
The Words are in My Heart Ron Rhode Please [Roxy RP-104-CD] 1992 4-27 Wurlitzer, Private Residence; ex-Minnesota Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Hands Across The Sea Ron Rhode Steppin’ On The Ivories [Roxy RP-105-CD] 1992 4-32 Kimball, Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA (1903); Not original, now removed
Zing-Zing, Zoom-Zoom Ron Rhode Deep In My Heart – Rhode Remembers Romberg [Roxy RP-108-CD] 1995 5-80 Wurlitzer, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, IL
I Fall To Pieces Ron Rhode Butterflies In The Rain [Roxy RP-109-CD] 1996 4-22 Wurlitzer, Hochmuth-Stankey Residence, New Lenox, IL; ex Oriental Theatre 4-14, Mattapan Square, Boston (1930)
Swing Mister Charlie Ron Rhode This’ll Make You Whistle [Roxy RP-110-CD] 1997 4-16 Page, Embassy Theatre, Ft. Wayne, IN
(Give Me The) Moon Over Brooklyn Ron Rhode At The Shanklin Conference Center Wurlitzer [Roxy RP-112-CD] 2000 4-34 Wurlitzer, Shanklin Center, Groton, MA; Console from Metropolitan Th, Boston, MA; Core pipework from the Palace Th, Cleveland, OH
Molly: An Irish Love Song Ron Rhode Thine Alone: The Music Of Victor Herbert [Roxy RP-115-CD] 2004 5-80 Wurlitzer, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington IL
Ma Belle Ron Rhode Home [Roxy RP-117-CD] 2008 3-23 Wurlitzer, Rhode Residence, Phoenix, AZ; Organ and Steinway Aeolian DuoArt roll duet
When The Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves For Alabam Ron Rhode Arizona Stars [Roxy RP-116-CD] 2004 3-30 Wurlitzer, Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix (not original)

Close out music: The Darktown Strutters’ Ball – 5-34 Wurlitzer, Bill Brown Residence, Phoenix, AZ

4 thoughts on “Hot Pipes Podcast 235 – m4a – Tribute to Ron Rhode on his Retirement”

  1. Thank you for this good sampling of Ron Rhode’s artistry. His timing and style are refeshing.

  2. My pleasure, Robert! His playing will be sorely missed, as will his very different choice of music from the standard playlist.

  3. I have always admired Ron’s choice of music. He has gone back to find the old timers that suit the theatre organ so well. He sure knows how to make the most of the unique sounds of the theatre organ. My favorites…”The Vinyl Years” and the Sigmund Romberg tribute album (can’t remember the name).

  4. Joyce: that Romberg CD is “Deep In My Heart – Rhode Remembers Romberg” – and yes, Ron was great at unearthing forgotten gems. Made a change from “All The Things You Are” and so on, didn’t it? 🙂

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