1927 Wurlitzer organ, Opus 1571, at Place de la Musique, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, IllinoisMay 14, 2012Double Duty #1220…a collaboration with Ken Double, President of the American Theatre Organ Society for a sampler of the popular-organ artPlay EpisodeHour 1JULIUS FUčíK: Entry of the Gladiators -Ron Rhode (1929 Wurlitzer/Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix, AZ) Roxy Productions 116COLE PORTER: Just one of those things –Simon Gledhill (1928 Wurlitzer/Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI) Clue CD-436BROOK BOWMAN: East of the sun, west of the moon –Lew Williams (1938 Möller/Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA) Piping Hot CD-2001J. FRED COOTS: A precious little thing called love. PAT BALLARD: So beats my heart for you –Jesse Crawford (1926 Wurlitzer/Paramount Studio, New York, NY) Piping Hot CD-2008JIMMY DORSEY: Oodles of Noodles –George Wright (Wright Studio organ/Glendale, CA) Banda 438ALEX KRAMER: Far away places –George Wright (1929 Wurlitzer/Fox Theatre, San Francisco, CA) Banda 9211TRADITIONAL: Down by the riverside –John Seng (Wurlitzer/Mundelein Auditorium, University of St. Mary, Mundelein, IL) Pipe Organ Presentation 113JACK STRACHEY: These foolish things –Bobby Hackett, cornet; John Seng (1928 Wurlitzer/Loderhose Studio, Long Island, NY) Sony Special Products 26656RICHARD RODGERS: Babes in Arms (medley) –Mark Herman (1928 Page/Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN) Mark Herman Productions 1001STEPHEN SONDHEIM: Send in the clowns –Tom Hazleton (1926 Wurlitzer/Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar, CA) Klavier 77006Filler – COLE PORTER (see above)Hour 2CHICK WEBB: Vote for Mister Rhythm –Jelani Eddington (Wurlitzer/Saunders Studio, Zanesville, OH) RJE Productions 1677LEROY ANDERSON: Jazz Pizzicato; Summer Skies; China Doll –Jelani Eddington (1927 Wurlitzer/Place de la Musique, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, IL) RJE Productions 1908MANNING SHERWIN: A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square –Clark Wilson (1926 Barton/Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL) JATOE 2005TOOTS THIELEMANS: Blusette. STEVE ALLEN: Gravy Waltz –Dan Bellomy (1928 Wurlitzer/Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY) DBP 1326ASH-GOODWIN-SHAY: I’d love to call you sweetheart. GLENN MILLER: In the mood –Jack Bethards Band; Lyn Larsen (1929 Wurlitzer/Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton, CA) Beldale 429ROBERT ALLEN: Chances are –Lyn Larsen (Wurlitzer/Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ) Musical Contrasts CD-211PETE TOWNSHEND: Pinball Wizard –Charlie Balogh (Wurlitzer/Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ) ERB Enterprises 120JIMMY McHUGH: Don’t blame me –Skip Stine, trumpet; Ken Double (1928 Kimball/Dickinson High School Auditorium, Wilmington, DE) DTOS 2009JOHNNY MERCER: Goody, goody! –Chris McPhee (Wurlitzer/Capri Theatre, Goodwood, Australia) CMCD 004 Filler – ROBERT KATSCHER: When the day is done –Lyn Larsen (1927 Wurlitzer/Place de la Musique, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, IL) Musical Contrasts CD-212 For an intense and enjoyable immersion in the theatre organ mystique, you might wish to attend this year’s annual American Theatre Organ Society convention in and around Los Angeles, July 3-6, 2012.