Robert Morton at Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH
Robert Morton at Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH

Theatre Pipes #1609

…a visit with Ken Double of the American Theatre Organ Society, with excerpts from recordings made at ATOS Conventions centered in Cleveland, Seattle, eastern Massachusetts, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Indianapolis and Philadelphia.

Hour 1

JULE STYNE: Don’t rain on my parade, fr Funny GirlClark Wilson (Robert Morton/Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH). TREVOR DUNCAN: March, fr A Little Suite –Richard Hills (Wurlitzer/Aveni Music Salon, Cleveland, OH). EUBIE BLAKE: Memories of youSkip Stine, trumpet; Ken Double (Kilgen/Palace Theatre, Canton, OH) ATOS 2009

RICHARD RODGERS: Have you met Miss Jones?, fr I’d rather be rightTony Fenelon (Wurlitzer/Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA). PERCY FAITH: Brazilian Sleigh BellsDonna Parker (Kimball/Cleveland High School, Portland, OR) ATOS 2010

TOMMY CONNOR: Be like a kettle and singRon Rhode (Wurlitzer/Hanover Theatre, Hanover, MA). COLE PORTER: Love for sale, fr The New YorkersMark Herman (Wurlitzer/Shanklin Music Hall, Groton, MA). WALTER MARKS: I’ve got to be me, fr Golden RainbowJonathan Ortloff (Wurlitzer/Providence Performing Arts Center, RI). VINCENT YOUMANS: Sing Hallelujah!, fr Hit the DeckChris Gorsuch (Shanklin Music Hall).

VINCENT YOUMANS: That forgotten melodyLyn Larsen (Wurlitzer/Trousdale Castle, Beverly Hills, CA). MAX STEINER: King Kong March –Chris Elliott (Wurlitzer/Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton, CA). SAMMY FAIN: Secret love Walt Strony (Möller/Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA) ATOS 2012

Filler – RODGERS (see above)

Hour 2

STYNE: Some people, fr GypsyJelani Eddington (Möller/Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA). MODEST MUSSORGSKY: A night on bald mountain David Gray (Wurlitzer/Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, AL).

A. R. RAHMAN: Slumdog MillionaireNathan Avakian (Barton/Grand Theatre, Fitzgerald, GA)

JIMMY WEBB: Up, up and away. STEPHEN SONDHEIM: Anyone can whistleSimon Gledhill (Barton/Warren Performing Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN).

ARTIE SHAW: Back Bay Shuffle –Mark Herman (Wurlitzer/Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA). FRED FISHER: Dance of the Blue DanubeRon Rhode (Wurlitzer/Greek Hall, Macy’s, Philadelphia, PA).

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: My heart at thy sweet voice, fr Samson & DelilahRichard Hills & Simon Gledhill (Kimball/Dickinson High School, Wilmington, DE). DUKE ELLINGTON: I’m beginning to see the lightAndrew van Varick (Colonial Theatre). ROBIN-WHITING-HARLING: Beyond the blue horizonSteven Ball (Kimball/Convention Hall Ballroom, Atlantic City, NJ)

Filler – ZEQUINHA de ABREU: Tico, TicoRichard Hills & Simon Gledhill (Wurlitzer Manor, Gig Harbor, WA) ATOS 2010

Recordings for the ATOS were made by Steven Worthington, Dennis Hedberg, Bruce Hager, Fred Bruflodt, Allen Miller, Bill Lightner, Bob Haag, Tom Cronier and Jerroll Lehman. Performances included here were drawn primarily from past ATOS national conventions, and are available in CD compilations from the ATOS online ‘shop’.

The next ATOS National Convention returns to Ohio’s Western Reserve region around Cleveland (July 3-8, 2016). We hope to see you there!