CD Duration: 59.35 / Year: 2013
2013 compilation featuring Jack Helyer at the Ritz, Nottingham, George Blackmore at the Ritz, Nuneaton, Trevor Willetts at the Lyric, Wellingborough and Harry Farmer at the West End Cinema, Birmingham. Recordings are from 1959/60.
Track 1 – Jack Helyer: I’m Happy When I’m Hiking (Signature Tune)
Opera Off the Cuff (arr. Jack Helyer)
Tritsh Tratsh Polka
Track 2 – George Blackmore: Cock o’ the North (Signature Tune)
Dolls on Parade
Cock o’ the North (Reprise)
Track 3 – Trevor Willetts: Washington Post
Boy on a Carousel
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Country Life, March
Gypsy Carnival in Novelty Land
We’ll All Go Riding on a Rainbow (Signature Tune)
Track 4 – Harry Farmer: Bells of St. Mary’s
In a Persian Market
Si|ent Film Music Selection: Among My Souvenirs / Get Out and Get Under / Broken Blossoms / When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam
To Be a Farmer’s Boy (Signature Tune).
Organ and Keyboard Cavalcade Review by Ian King
This is a first for me as I am mentioning this CD without having heard a copy. It is being pressed and printed as I am writing this, but I thought I should give it a plug, it being the second November 1st release on the OK Rollem label and it will be available before this issue hits your hall carpet.
It’s another compilation (to compliment others including, “Before the Main Feature”, “That’s Entertainment from Hollywood”, “The Tower And The Glory”, “Wurlitzer Warriors, “Riding High” and “Console Compendium”). If you have any of these compilations (all still available at £4.95 each, if you don’t), then this seems like a nice addition with four of the lesser-heard stars of the organ world; Jack Helyer at the Nottingham Ritz, George Blackmore at the Nuneaton Ritz, Trevor Willetts at the Wellingborough Lyric and Harry Farmer at Birmingham’s West End Cinema. The recordings date from 1959/1960 and I’m sure the recordings are of the same quality as the previous CDs in the ‘series’.
Review by Ian King from Organ and Keyboard Cavalcade Magazine.