Richard Hills plays Tiger Rag

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kiqw : This performance does not seem humanly possible. FANTASTIC to say the least.

William Alston : He deserved far better applause than he received because that was CRAZY good! That's the downside of being an organist.  Such huge technique and chops.  Bravo!  Dead audience.  Very unappreciative of his skills.  Play on anyway Sir!

Michael Kemp : A virtuoso performance from a most accomplished organist. Lifts the spirits to hear playing like this. Thank you Richard.

PandaPapa146 : Simply phenomenal! 

Jonah Beale : And a thanks to the unsung hero here: John Leeming. The audio quality is fantastic! I swear I can feel every pedal note in my chest.

1969Wilus : It was a great thrill to hear Richard Hills play this live at the Troxy in London yesterday (7/1/17) , with even more bells and whistles! He and Simon Gledhill also spoke very eloquently and entertainingly about the history of theatre organ music.

Rowan Lidbury : A registration master class! (And that's from a Church Organist). An imaginative, skilled and tonally comprehensive performance using probably the entire instrument. Superb! :o)

Televersity : Cameron Carpenter eat your heart out!

ThePilot314 : NEVER have heard it BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Silas Longshot : OUTSTANDING!!! A lad with a large dash of Virgil Fox style from the 1970's.

barbaralcharles : He plays like a maniac and he looks so calm! Sensational.

lohphat : GO DADDY, GO!

TheWhitecloak : Re: evdanker There are a number of unexpected controls on a theatre organ. One being the white buttons under the keyboards which are pre-set to operate the stop tabs. Richard only has to press one of these for an instant to change the whole sound of the organ. Another hidden effect is incorporated in some of the keyboards and pedal. That is the Second touch ie. the key is depressed the normal depth which plays the sounds set on that key board. by selecting a second touch stop tab and depressing the key a little further, an extra sound can be played. For example, Flutes on the first touch and trumpet on the second touch. That way he can bring out a melody or counter melody with the same hand. Watch Richard's fingers closely and you may notice him doing just that at times. As far as I know this is unique to theatre organs. Good example at 0:46

Kim Runic : Unreal performance. Love it when all the tabs dip at 2:13

Peter Willson : I can't believe how fantastic this is!

Violet Lynn Scraton : this sounds like a whole damn band!!!! o.o

Frank Chambers : I've only just stumbled across this. Truly staggering performance. Hugely enjoyable.

Jack Raves : He'se a tiger at those keys!!!

accousticdecay : a most amazing performance.  5 stars!

Offshoreorganbuilder : Incredible control and memory! Thanks for the upload.

three37 : this is the best

Jeanne M. Uzar : I AM Gob-smacked. When I was in the southern United States, near Anderson, South Carolina there is a well known aggie college called Clemson. Their football, (That's U.S. football) team is, "The Clemson Tigers"  You all have guessed by now this is their theme song.  I have watched the greats play these Mighty Instruments, Story, Wright, Hazelton, etc. never have I seen such zeal while playing. Awesome, "Well done You!"

Daniel Clafton : From now on, when i look at a guy playing on a normal piano i will say: "That's nothing". This is so awesome

Gero Brauer : No words can explain this! It's simply more than great,guy!

ap xpandy : Wow, my fingers were exhausted - just watching! Great technique - thanks!

Teniente Danielshon : Genius !

yves Prudent : There are always idiots to criticize !

Alexis Guerne : j'ai mal aux doigts de le voir jouer

E T : Killed it.

nyterpfan : BRILLIANT---this is VIRTUOSO playing!! Mr Hills, you are INCREDIBLE!! (Swear to God--if Art Tatum played this piece on the Wurlitzer this is what it would sound like!!)

Mark Holmstrom : Phenomenal and loads of fun! Loved that honking Kinura!

Merlin50 : Richard is always fabulous and if you enjoy this version of 'Tiger' go to BBC Proms 2013 and listen to his encore on the organ at the Albert Hall.

riejurv50 : Wow, nice organ playing!!! In my village (in Catalonia, Spain) there's a huge old organ in the church, sometimes they play concerts there, the sound is wonderful, they say its one of the best in the country, it would be good to listen to this, live there... Anyway, thanks a lot, this is a WONDERFUL performance!!!

Ben Emberley : Richard was awesome when I knew him back in King's Rochester when he played at the Cathedral for School services.  I miss his playing.

rghwd46gf : Excellent rendition of this classic old jazz standard!  Suggest adding yt:crop=16:9 to the YouTube tag for this video to eliminate window boxing.

Video7Rose : AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

Marvynmonkey : Stop The Pigeon!

TheChrisnab100 : Ok I must admit I've be biased I've heard the great reg Dixon play this and thought he was the tops but really!!.... Richard plays this miles better. A completely different style but boy... Different level. Will he ever come to Phoenix? Would love the chance to see him live!

Gary Phillips : holy crap that is good!

Siegfried Pretsch : Fa-aak!

Suzanne Murray : fantastic organist. fantastic instrument.

Paul Jones : Dude. Makes me want to go to a baseball game. I'd probably actually like ball games a lot more if they still did organ scores. Something about it just gets you hyped.

Paul Langford : I thoroughly enjoyed the "conversation" between the different ranks, with the contrasting timbres. I have only a little experience playing an organ, and this really shows what one can do in the right hands (and feet).

Graeme Webber : Simply a Wizard - what wonderful playing !!

Franky Vincent : amazing. bravo.

Norbert Barth : bedeutendes "Ragtime- Stück",- wunderbar wiedergegeben auf der Theaterorgel! - Vielseitige und typische Klangeffekte!

Albert Ratcliffe : Fantastic Richard

Lee Linden : Just caught up with this one by (happy!) accident. I sometimes play vids of s-l-o-w s-p-e-a-k-e-r-s at 1.5x speed to save time, and the speed gets unintentionally carried over to the next vid I watch. Checked the speed for this one, convinced it *had* to be on 1.5x or maybe even 2x. Nope, the dude's really moving that fast. Bravissimo, Sir! And who needs 4 or more manuals when you can jump around 3 like that? Not so much "Mighty Wurlitzer" as "Fine Wurlitzer, mighty organist"!

ruud lindeman : Wow, verry good, `but here in Amsterdam in the Netherlands we have at the Tuschinski Theatre the mighty Wurlitzer-Strunk theatre organ. in 2013 John Atwell gives a concert on this organ. When you visit Amsterdam go to the Tuschinski Theatre on a saturday, and see and hear this organ.

Larry Fried : I pretty much agree with many of the posters on here. Has to be one of the best "All Around Theater organ" version of Hold That Tiger I've ever heard. Amazing virtuoso chops throughout the entire song. Richard Hills really knows how to make that organ SING! He's really GREAT!