Reginald Dixon, the famous Blackpool organist, plays popular request items and medleys of the 30s. These are the recordings that set the standard for rhythmic playing in dance style. Recorded on the 1935 Wurlitzer at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.
Dixon Request Medley Parts 1 & 2: I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside/Blaze Away/etc.; The Teddy Bears’ Picnic/etc.
Martial Moments Parts 1 & 2:
Entry of the Gladiators, etc.; Old Comrades, etc.; In a Monastery Garden
On With The Show Parts 1 & 2
Waltzes: I’ll See You Again/Falling in Love Again/Love Will Find a Way
Curly Top (Movie):
Animal Crackers in My Soup/The Simple Things in Life/Curly Top
Leslie Stuart Medley Parts 1 & 2
Lily of Laguna/Little Dolly Daydream/My Little Octaroon; In the Shade of the Palm/Tell Me Pretty Maiden/ Soldiers of the King; In a Persian Market
Broadway Melody of 1936 (Movie):
Broadway Rhythm/You Are My Lucky Star/I’ve Got a Feelin’ You’re Foolin’; The Storm; Somebody Stole my Gal
The Waltz/The Merry Widow Waltz, etc.
Dancing The Quick Step:
Rosalie/I Double Dare You; Chorus Gentlemen
Please Parts 1 & 2:
A Huntin We Will Go/Men of Harlech/etc.; Bugle Call Rag; Bells Across the Meadow
Dancing The Quick Step 1 & 2:
You’re an Education/Bob White; Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm/Goodnight, Angel; I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside
Recorded in the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool, 1932-34, and digitally restored, these now sound better than ever. Made by a young Reginald Dixon on the original Tower Wurlitzer, the selections are mostly medleys of popular songs of the day.
Singing in the Moonlight
When the Band Goes Marching On
Round the World with Reginald Dixon Parts 1 & 2:
Watch the Navy
Medley of Christmas Carols
A Day's Outing
Passing of the Regiments Parts 1 & 2:
Young and Healthy
Fifty Years of Song Parts 1 & 2
Viennese Memories of Lehar
Reginald Dixon plays the first Tower Ballroom Wurlitzer, installed 1932. Canadian Capers and Tiger Rag are two of Dixon’s most rhythmic renderings. The CD takes its title from quick-change medleys for which Dixon was famous. Restored with the Cedar process.
In Town Tonight March (Knightsbridge from Coates: London Suite)
London Bridge March
The Whistler and His Dog
Alice Where Art Thou?
Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Storm Over the Countryside
Blackpool Switchback medlies 1-4
The Gondoliers medley
More Melodious Memories medley
Merrie England medley