Wurlitzer Theater Organ at Long Island University Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY
Wurlitzer Theater Organ at Long Island University Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY

What is This Thing Called Love? #2421

. . . a pops potpourri, proving that there will never be but one answer to this time-honored question!

Hour 1

COLE PORTERFrom this moment onTom Hazleton (Möller/Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA) DJP 1980

JOHNNY MERCERSomething’s gotta giveChris Gorsuch (Barton/Granada Theatre, Kansas City, KS) CDP 619

LIONEL BARTWhere is love?, fr Oliver!Jelani Eddington (Midmer-Losch/Adrian Phillips Studio, Phoenix, AZ) RJE 4920

COLE PORTERWhat is this thing called love George Wright (Pasadena Studio Organ) Banda 82820

VICTOR HERBERTA kiss in the dark, fr Orange Blossoms –Walt Strony (1928 Wurlitzer/Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI) WSOC 3

DAVID RAKSINLove is for the very young, fr The Bad and the BeautifulARTHUR JOHNSONMy old flameChris Elliott (Wurlitzer/Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton, CA) CPE 106

BILLY TAYLORWish I knew Gary Hobbs, drums; Dan Bellomy (Wurlitzer/Uncle Milt’s Pipe Organ Pizza, Vancouver, WA) MK Recordings 102 

RICHARD RODGERSSouth Pacific MedleyTom Hazleton (Kimball/Dickinson High School, Wilmington, DE) DTOS 301

Filler – JOHN FARRARHopelessly devoted to you, fr GreaseTom Hazleton (Möller/Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA) DJP 1980

Hour 2

JOSÉ PADILLAValenciaGEORGE GERSHWINS’wonderful, fr Funny FaceHARRY SULLIVANI may be wrongLeonard Leigh (Wurlitzer/KSTP Studio, Saint Paul, MN) RCA LSP-1665.  Also listen to the 1926 Paul Whiteman Orchestra version of Valencia with which Michael Barone first became entranced by this once-popular tune!

SAMMY FAINSecret LoveGeorge Wright (Hollywood Philharmonic Organ) Banda 438

VICTOR YOUNGWhen I fall in loveCharlie Balogh (Wurlitzer/Organ Stop Pizza, Mesz, AZ) ERB 106

HAROLD ARLENThe man that got awaySimon Gledhill (Wurlitzer/Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington, IL) Musical Contrasts 210

ANTONIOI CARLOS JOBIMThe Girl from IpanemaHENRY MANCINIDear heartJohn Seng (Wurlitzer/St. Mary of the Lake Seminary Auditorium, Chicago, IL) DSP 051193

CHARLIE SHAVERS & SID ROBINUndecidedJAMES MONACOYou made me love youSkip Stine, trumpet; Ken Double (Kimball/Dickinson High School Auditorium, Wilmington, DE) DTOS 2009

RICHARD RODGERSSomething wonderful, fr The King & IDan Bellomy (Wurlitzer/Long Island University Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY) DBP 1001

Filler – FAIN (See above)  

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