Tuesday, 30 October 2012

playlist for night of october 28 (halloween edition):

andrew lloyd webber - overture (the phantom of the opera)
frederik magle - the halloween present (the halloween present)
goblin - profondo rosso (profondo rosso)
the alan parsons project - the fall of the house of usher: intermezzo (tales of mystery and imagination)
john cale - ghost story (vintage violence)
buxom lass - another hallows' eve (another hallows' eve)
joseph nolan - menuet gothique (the organ of saint sulpice, paris)
michael murray - fantasia and fugue gm bwv 542 (bach organ works: great organ at methuen)
procol harum - repent walpurgis (a whiter shade of pale)
jacula - in old castle (tardo pede in magiam versus)

matthew fisher of procol harum as the phantom organist

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

playlist for night of October 21:

jericho - backtrack (jericho)
the belfast gypsies - it's all over now, baby blue (them belfast gypsies)
nat king cole - cold, cold heart (let's face the music)
rhoda scott - moanin' (take a ladder)
blind ravage - disaster (blind ravage)
offenbach - johnny's venture (offenbach 2)
tom robinson band - 2-4-6-8 motorway (power in the darkness)
william whitehead - organ sonata in d, op. 65/6: andante, allegro molto (mendelssohn: complete organ sonatas)

amazing blondel - anthem (evensong)
mountain - theme from an imaginary western (climbing!)
great north blues band - voodoo woman (great north blues band)

 two musical gods: nat king cole at the organ (a true rarity: the album featured on this week's show is the only record on which he plays the instrument) with an eleven-year-old billy preston, himself one of the greatest organists and singers of the twentieth century.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

playlist for night of october 14:

monks - drunken maria (black monk time)
the moving sidewalks - 99th floor (flash)
sir douglas quintet - nuevo laredo (the prime of sir douglas quintet)
os haxixins - em algum lugar da mente (os haxixins)
dave barker & ansell collins - high voltage (double barrel)
jackie mittoo - one step forward (champion in the arena 1976-1977)
tony monaco - rudy and the fox (east to west)
david ackles - the road to cairo (david ackles)
dr. albert schweitzer - fuga g minor (die kleine) bwv 678 (bach organ works)
jake langley - gibraltar (diggin' in)
david bowie - in the heat of the morning (bowie at the beeb)

the late great jackie mittoo, an equally powerful force in kingston, jamaica and toronto, ontario's wonderful musical scenes

Monday, 8 October 2012

playlist for night of october 7:

zoot money's big roll band - zoot's sermon (hammond heroes: 60s r&b organ grooves)
jimmy mcgriff - sermonizing (feelin' it)
alan price - no one ever hurt so bad (a price on his head)
deep purple - bloodsucker (in rock)
procol harum - repent walpurgis (a whiter shade of pale)
willie nelson - unchained melody (stardust)
bobby charles - long face (bobby charles)
ernie graham - don't want me round you (ernie graham)
cameron carpenter - horowitz: variations on a theme from bizet's carmen (revolutionary)
frederik magle - like a flame (excerpt) (like a flame)
mashmakhan - as the years go by (mashmakhan)
gene moore - we have an organist capable of stirring the soul (carnival of souls soundtrack)

cameron carpenter, who will be in edmonton this halloween accompanying the silent film the cabinet of dr. caligari, playing the davis concert organ at the winspear centre

Monday, 1 October 2012

playlist for night of september 30 (cjsr fundrive edition):

bob seger system - ramblin' gamblin' man (ramblin' gamblin' man)
the animals - boom boom (the animals)
sir douglas quintet - the rains came (the prime of sir douglas quintet)
jake langley - adam's apple (doug's garage)
the stranglers - no more heroes (no more heroes)
christopher herrick - toccata & fugue in d minor, bwv 565 (bach: toccatas & fugues)
the j. geils band - icebreaker (the j. geils band)
medeski martin and wood - seashack (20)
dick hyman - the spy who came in from the cold (the man from o.r.g.a.n.)
the deep dark woods - the gallows (winter hours)
jimmy mcgriff and groove holmes - closing theme (giants of the organ in concert)
above was intended to close the show off, then an extremely generous donation by tom and derek, after already getting two great anonymous donations, came in and i was only too happy to keep the show going late while we gathered their info
the beach boys - here she comes (carl and the passions - so tough)
dutch band organ - wonderful copenhagen (dutch band organ)
the kinks - everybody's a star (starmaker) (soap opera)

thanks for the generous donations, and let's keep them coming! fundrive at cjsr fm 88.5 runs till october 6th and more fabulous donations are needed to keep this wonderful institution going!

my main man herbert lom who passed away this week and played organ in at least three films: the pink panther strikes again, 20000 leagues under the sea and most importantly the 1962 version of the phantom of the opera, which has forged in the public imagination an indelible connection between the bach piece we heard tonight and the beautiful, tragic story of the phantom