|HAMMOND SOLOS 1||HAMMOND SOLOS 3||HAMMOND SOLOS 4||HAMMOND SOLOS 5||TROPICAL HAMMOND-SOLOS|
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|#35 Atomsounds||#35 Atomsounds||#51 G. Watkins 2||#51 G. Watkins 2|
|#36 Mittoo-Medley||#36 Mittoo-Medley||#52 James Booker||#52 James Booker|
|#37 Bobby Blevins||#37 Bobby Blevins||#53 Milt Buckner||#53 Milt Buckner|
|#38 Mysterytrack 3 & Radio London||#38 Mysterytrack 3 & Radio London||#54 Garth Hudson||#54 Garth Hudson|
|#39 (Con)Fusion ?||#39 (Con)Fusion ?||#55 Don Patterson 1||#55 Don Patterson 1|
|#40 Sonny Boy W.||#40 Sonny Boy W.||#56 Don Patterson 2||#56 Don Patterson 2|
|#41 Will Boulware 1||#41 Will Boulware 1||#57Groove Holmes 1||#57Groove Holmes 1|
|#42 Will Boulware 2||#42 Will Boulware 2||#58Groove Holmes 2||#58Groove Holmes 2|
|#43 Rob Waters 1||#43 Rob Waters 1||#59 Latin Dr. Smith||#59 Latin Dr.Smith|
|#44 Rob Waters 2||#44 Rob Waters 2||GOSPEL||SPECIAL|
|#45 The Peddlers 1||#45 The Peddlers 1||#60 Edwin Hawkins||#60 Edwin Hawkins|
|#46 The Peddlers 2||#46 The Peddlers 2||#61 Lucky Peterson||& Mavis Staples #61|
|#47 B-3 Battle||#47 B-3 Battle||#62 Lucky & Mavis||Precious Lord #62|
|#48 Blues in F||#48 Blues in F||#63 Taj Mahal||#63 Taj Mahal|
|#49 Gimme Some||#49 Gimme Some||#64 Walk around heaven||#64 Walk Around Heaven|
|#50 Geraint Watkins||#50 Geraint Watkins||MILLENNIUM||MESSAGE|
|#65 Timmy Thomas||#65 Timmy Thomas|
"ATOMSOUNDS", played by JACKIE MITTOO
and that's exactly how it sounds! Heavy Reggae Sound, recorded between
1976 - 1978 at King Tubby's Studio in Kingston, Jamaica. This music is
not really about who can play most notes/sec., but it creates a special
mood, although it's advisable to play it very loud so that you can FEEL
the Drum 'n Bass by SLY & ROBBIE and if you wish, with the stimulants
of your choice.
The organ sounds are made by either WINSTON WRIGHT or JACKIE MITTOO.
After the Atomsounds you can hear an excerpt of the Heaviest track of the CD:
"MERRY GO ROUND".For more about Jackie Mittoo click here.
This medley of 3 tracks from the CD "SHOW CASE "
by Jackie Mittoo on the STRIKER LEE Label : CP 44 407-2 can serve both
Reggae Haters and Reggae Lovers to cling to their opinions about Reggae
Music, that either "it all sounds the same" or that "they all sound different".
You can judge for yourself, while listening to "EARTHQUAKE" ,
"A REVOLTING ROCKERS" and "HOTBLOOD"
When sifting out my old LP's for Hammond sounds I came across this GEM,
which I'm afraid I didn't play for the last 20 years or so, totally wrongly
as you can hear when listening to this very strong jazz track, very aptly
named "HAPPY FINGERS" from
the LP "NEW IMPROVED FUNK" by
GEORGE FREEMAN, featuring Von Freeman on tenor sax, with on this
track BOBBY BLEVINS behind the organ and Marion
Booker on drums.
From the LP on the "PEOPLE" label, PLEO 22 (1974)
Former "MysteryTrack 3" has
been identified as "PRAYIN' FOR THE BLUES"
by heavy Blues, Funk & Jazz organist "RON
LEVY", playing as usual with his "WILD
KINGDOM". He also made the Acid Jazz/Blues
CD "Zim Zam Zoom". All of his CD's featuring very Hammond-centered music,
quite logical of course, when you are the King........ He has his own company
and Homepage here, including his
gig's schedule (soon he'll be off to Brasil, lucky guy....).
This track comes from his CD: B-3 BLUES & GROOVES
While taping this track from the radio it was abruptly followed by the Station-call of what used to be Radio London, an (in)famous pirate radio station that used to broadcast from a ship in the North Sea in the 60's. Some of you who live around the North Sea may have been listening to what was one of the first pop music stations in Europe and you might remember this nice little Hammond tune from the long nights listening to Radio London, trying to catch the latest hit-single or whatever... It is still used by Q-radio in Holland now. You can hear the last seconds of RADIO LONDON in the air HERE (in .wav format with the famous DJ John Peel).
Another Hammond solo that I taped from the radio is this "Funky
Fusion" track, or maybe you know a better description for it?
Could it be Medeski, Martin & Wood with John Schofield or something like that?
#40 Ever since I heard this song "HELP ME" by "SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON" for the first time, more than 30 years ago, I have liked the organ part in it. I think it's a simple, but adequate style. Still I don't know who is playing it. Also it always reminds me of another tune which is very well known and discussed in Hammond circles.
#41 Funky Hammond played by "WILL BOULWARE" on MACEO's cd "FUNK OVERLOAD". Cool version of Marvin Gaye's "INNER CITY BLUES", with Maceo playing his famous powerful sax.
From this same cd these two excerpts from "SING A
SIMPLE SONG", a straightforward funky tune and "ELEPHANT'S
FEET" , with a funny Hammond intro (if you ever wondered how an
elephant would sound on a Hammond, here is the answer...).
From CD: EFA/ESC RECORDS ESC 03657-2
#43 When I first heard this CD "BLUES SPOKEN HERE"by DAVE SPECTER with "ROB WATERS" on Hammond B-3 I thought, "Well, not bad", but it turned out that the more I listen to the tracks, the more I like them, every time discovering something new.... "LISTEN HERE" ( I have nothing to add to this) with the peculiar voice of Lenny Lynn.
Subtle (Hammond, guitar, sax) sounds in "SEÑOR
From CD: DELMARK 721 "BLUES SPOKEN HERE"
More info at: http://www.davespecter.org
PEDDLERS". I never heard of this group until I read an article about
them in the "Turning Wheel", the magazine of the "Hammond Toonwielorgelvereninging
Nederland" or "Dutch Hammond Tonewheelorgan Society". The Peddlers, a British
60's - 70's pop group playing in their own style, but if anywhere might
be put in this line: Arthur Brown, Joe Cocker, Georgie Fame & the Flames.
Leading man in the Peddlers was
being the organist and singer, playing a heavily modified A-100 (with wah-wah
Roy seems to have disappeared from the earth's surface, although according to some rumours he is alive and well somewhere in New- Zealand.
Two excerpts here from "LOVE FOR SALE" and "TELL THE WORLD WE'RE NOT IN".
The Peddlers with: "LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE"
From ODEON (STARGOLD) LP " PEDDLERS POWER" 1A 028-94017
#47 Two quite well known organists are doing a live version here of Bill Doggett's "HONKY TONK" playing on two B-3's provided by the "Swiss Cheese & Chocolate Co." at Montreux.
I found this old vinyl single in my collection from the "SPENCER
DAVIS GROUP", a famous British Pop group from the sixties with STEVIE
WINWOOD at the Hammond, here swinging on the B-side of "Gimme Some
"BLUES IN F".
From FONTANA (Mono!) vinyl single 267 647 TF (I guess it's a collector's item by now!)
#49 And then well...why not... one of the most famous Outrageous Hammond sounds in Pop music ever made, "GIMME SOME LOVIN", there might still be some people in this world who don't know this Rock Monument...
#50 I came across this great new (1999) CD by Van Morrison "BACK ON TOP" . GERAINT WATKINS' mellow B-3 sound is a perfect match for VAN the MAN's always somewhat melancholic songs, very appropriate for this time of the year, there is even one song "When the leaves come falling down" on this CD, but in this clip you hear an excerpt from "HIGH SUMMER"
Another track from this CD is "REMINDS ME OF YOU"
From CD "BACK ON TOP" on the "Exile, Pointblank, Virgin" Label(s)
Recently I received a lot of new Hammond sounds from fellow Hammond lover
Ruddy from Belgium. This is one of his old vinyl singles, "GONZO"
by JAMES BOOKER.
From vinyl 45 RPM single on PEACOCK RECORDS
I really like this track by another LEGEND in Hammond history
"MILT BUCKNER", who is even singing here (well, something like it) in the classic "GREEN ONIONS". Very "dry" sound.
Just today I found this tribute to Bob Dylan by a select group of Blues-
, Soul- and Rock- artists, a CD called "SONGS OF
BOB DYLAN" ("THIS AIN'T NO TRIBUTE"), with great names like Taj
Mahal, Mavis Staples, Isaac Hayes, R.L Burnside, Luther "Guitar Jr."
Johnson, John Hammond, James Solberg, Alvin "Youngblood" Hart, Leon Russell,
The Holmes Brothers, Larry McCray and The Band each playing one Bob
Dylan song. Also appearing are many great Hammond names, as many tracks
have Hammond B-3 in the band. So you can also hear Charles Hodges, Lester
Snell, Wendell Holmes, Mike Vlahakis, Tony Z. and....
GARTH HUDSON, who seems to have finally abandoned his Lowrey Organ for the real thing, the B-3 of course! Unfortunately the omnipresent egocentric guitar players on this CD have not left much space for Hammond Solos, but you can hear the typical whirling, bubbling organ playing of Garth in "ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS".
The listener may be interested to know that "One Too Many Mornings", which Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Levon Helm perform on this album, is a song The Band played with Dylan at all their 47 concerts they played together in 1966.
From CD "BobDylan, this ain't no tribute" at the HOUSE OF BLUES label
Fellow Hamtech-list member PHill asked me: "Why nothing from DON
PATTERSON on your site?" and indeed Don surely belongs here too,
so here are two clips PHill sent me: "WHISTLE
WHILE YOU WORK" and "ROOM 608" are
two fine examples of this Hammond Master playing. He wrote me: Unfortunately,
Don Patterson is deceased. These couple of clips comes
from an album called "Steady Comin' At Ya". On Whistle While You Work
with: Pat Martino on guitar, Albert Heath on drums recorded September 17, 1973, on "Room 608" with: Richie Cole on Alto, Billy James on Drums, Vic Juris on guitar recorded October 30, 1972. More info about Don Patterson and this CD here: http://www.visionx.com/jazz/REVIEWS/R1198_24.HTM
Another Grand Master of the Hammond is RICHARD "GROOVE"
HOLMES. You can hear two clips, the first one "CATHERINE",
again sent to me by PHill, who writes: "Catherine"
which is kind of like a jazz-latin flavor with a lot of "groove effect"
riffs Richard was famous for (from the "American Pie" album).
The second clip "ME & GROOVE" comes from the album "SOMETHIN' SPECIAL" and features a nice duet with pianist Les McCann, who also composed the tune. With Clifford Scott on sax, Joe Pass on guitar and Ron Jefferson, drums.
From CD: PACIFIC JAZZ (a Blue Note Label) CDP 7243 8 5545 2 1
This one is unfortunately about a "Hammond Solo" which is NOT there, but
SHOULD have been there! I don't know how in the world a producer can fade
out something like this, just when LONNIE SMITH
(not yet a Dr. here..) prepares for what sounds like an Amazing solo, cutting
this fine latin track down to less than 3 minutes! Just wondering if this
track is somewhere on another album. (can't find it on the albums that
CDNow stocks). The track is called "HOLA MUNECA"
I found it on a sampler "LATINO CONNECTION",
which is definitely NOT made by a Hammond Lover....
From CD: CALIENTE Latino Connection CD CHARLY 137
The first Gospel clip is "TO MY FATHER'S HOUSE"
by THE EDWIN HAWKINS
SINGERS who became famous in the 60's when a DJ in Oakland
cleaned up his house, found the song "Oh Happy Day" there and played it
in his program, thereby unexpectly making it a hit. Actually you only hear
half of the record, as I only taped the left channel to make the organ
sound more clear.
From LP : BUDDAH K 144/4 , THE EDWIN HAWKINS SINGERS
I wasn't very familiar with Gospel music, but when I saw this performance
by LUCKY PETERSON with MAVIS
STAPLES on an open air Festival in Vienne (France) shown by the
music TV station I became immediately very impressed by their very professional
and emotional performance. Image a big open air stage in a natural arena
with on it only one big black Bösendorfer grand piano, one black B-3
with matching Leslie, Lucky Peterson running up & down the 2 instruments
and Mavis Staples singing her lungs out.....
This first song is "I'LL FLY AWAY FROM HERE"
Since this concert is called "A Tribute To Mahalia Jackson" her songs are
performed here and "PRECIOUS LORD" is announced
by a very emotional Mavis Staples who sang this song with "Miss Jackson"
shortly before she passed away.
Lucky Peterson, who is known as a very heavy bluesplayer is showing a very different side as an artist here. Peterson first heard the massive B-3 at age three when Bill "Honky Tonk" Doggett appeared at the Governor's Inn in Buffalo, N.Y.,
a blues club owned by his father James.
I don't know if this is really a gospel song, but "OH
LORD, THINGS ARE GETTIN' CRAZY UP IN HERE" really sound like one,
as performed by
"TAJ MAHAL" with MICK WEAVER on the Hammond B-3
From CD: SEÑOR BLUES by TAJ MAHAL
|#64 Another Gospel clip with an exceptional Hammond introduction, sent to me by Craig Ellis, "WALK AROUND HEAVEN", arranged and sung by BEAU WILLIAMS; organ player is unknown and not credited on the CD liner notes|
On one of the "THAT'S SOUL" compilation LP's
I came across this remarkable song by TIMMY THOMAS,
featuring the "ONE FINGER HAMMOND
SOLO" in the song "WHY CAN'T WE LIVE TOGETHER",
which pretty much sums up the situation on this planet in this last century,
or indeed millennium......
From LP: POLYDOR special 2484 064 THAT'S SOUL 9
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