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.
JULE STYNE: Don’t rain on my parade, fr Funny Girl –Clark 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 you –Skip Stine, trumpet; Ken Double (Kilgen/Palace Theatre, Canton, OH) ATOS 2009
RICHARD RODGERS: Have you met Miss Jones?, fr I’d rather be right –Tony Fenelon (Wurlitzer/Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA). PERCY FAITH: Brazilian Sleigh Bells –Donna Parker (Kimball/Cleveland High School, Portland, OR) ATOS 2010
TOMMY CONNOR: Be like a kettle and sing –Ron Rhode (Wurlitzer/Hanover Theatre, Hanover, MA). COLE PORTER: Love for sale, fr The New Yorkers –Mark Herman (Wurlitzer/Shanklin Music Hall, Groton, MA). WALTER MARKS: I’ve got to be me, fr Golden Rainbow –Jonathan Ortloff (Wurlitzer/Providence Performing Arts Center, RI). VINCENT YOUMANS: Sing Hallelujah!, fr Hit the Deck –Chris Gorsuch (Shanklin Music Hall).
VINCENT YOUMANS: That forgotten melody –Lyn 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)
JIMMY WEBB: Up, up and away. STEPHEN SONDHEIM: Anyone can whistle –Simon Gledhill (Barton/Warren Performing Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN).
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: My heart at thy sweet voice, fr Samson & Delilah –Richard Hills & Simon Gledhill (Kimball/Dickinson High School, Wilmington, DE). DUKE ELLINGTON: I’m beginning to see the light –Andrew van Varick (Colonial Theatre). ROBIN-WHITING-HARLING: Beyond the blue horizon –Steven Ball (Kimball/Convention Hall Ballroom, Atlantic City, NJ)
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!