Jack's Organ <> Recordings of Jack playing the organ
<> "CAPITAL THEATRE WURLITZER 1948" <> Jack playing the Wurlitzer pipe organ in the Capital Theatre, Vancouver in December 1948. It was recorded by Don Hings. Jack and Don were alone in the theatre at night. Don was an early pioneer in radio at Cominco. He invented the walkie-talkie and then gave the patent to the federal government during World War 2. The Capital and Orpheum Theatre organs were identical except that in the Orpheum the pipes were in the walls due to the murals on the ceiling, whereas in the Capital they were in the ceiling, which gave a superior sound. Jack played both in the 1930s when he worked at Famous Players while attending UBC
<> REGINALD FOORT AT THE ORPHEUM 1977 <> The great Reginald Foort playing at the Orpheum in 1977 on the occasion of the opening of the rebuilt Wurlitzer pipe organ. It was Reginald's last performance. Jack can be heard at the beginning introducing him.
<> JACK'S PIPE ORGAN 1964 <> There's no documentaion for this but i believe it's Jack playing his first pipe organ, which he built. It was recorded on the other side of the 1964 Holiday Trip Part 3 reel, and Jack's normal practice was to use reels more or less in sequence, so I believe it was recorded in 1964 or 1965. In "THE BERVA MCDONALD RECORDING CO TAPE TRIALS (1964) they talk about this organ.