IMMORTAL HAMMOND SOLOS, PART 3
 
HAMMOND SOLOS  1 HAMMOND SOLOS  2 HAMMOND SOLOS  4 HAMMOND SOLOS  5 TROPICAL HAMMOND SOLOS

Download (RealAudio)                     Streaming  (RealAudio)                 Download (RealAudio)                     Streaming  (RealAudio)
#66Curtis Mayfield #66 Curtis Mayfield #78  Tower of Power,  #78 Tower of Power, 
#67 Milt Buckner 1 #67 Milt Buckner 1 #79  Funk, Inc.  #79 Funk, Inc. 
#68 Milt Buckner 2 #68 Milt Buckner 2  #80  Funk, Inc.  #80 Funk, Inc. 
#69 Fly Like An Eagle #69 Fly Like An Eagle #81  James Brown,  #81   James Brown, 
#70  Johnny Otis Show #70  Johnny Otis Show #82  Cheezy..or not..? #82 Cheezy..or not..? 
#71 The Sugarman 3 #71 The Sugarman 3,  #83  Poquito  Soul #83 Poquito Soul 
#72 The S. 3 Chicken 1/2 #72 The S. 3 Chicken 1/2 #84   Steppenwolf #84  Steppenwolf 
#73 The S.  3, Out A Sight #73 The S. 3, Out A Sight #85  Arthur Brown #85  Arthur Brown 
#74 J.Geils Band #74 J.Geils Band #86  Joey D. / Elvin Jones #86  Joey D. / Elvin Jones
#75 Jeff Hackworth #75 Jeff Hackworth #87 Joey D.  /  Birelli L. #87 Joey D. /  Birelli L.
#76  Bobby Jones #76  Bobby Jones #88  Stéfan Patry #88  Stéfan Patry
#77  Bobby Jones #77  Bobby Jones #89  Stéfan P.  / C. Hillion #89 Stéfan P. /  C. Hillion 
#90  Emmanuel Bex  #90 Emmanuel Bex

PLEASE SUPPORT THE MUSICIANS OR THEIR FAMILIES, IF YOU LIKE THEIR STUFF, BUY IT!
 
#66  When I heard that CURTIS MAYFIELD passed away last December I started to replay his albums and I found this "ultimate love song", "SO IN LOVE" that starts with a mellow, comforting Hammond sound, which continues throughout this beautiful song.
To hear the organ better I taped only the left channel of this track.
This track comes from the LP "There is no place like America"

 
#67 More "Music for Lovers" from this CD by MILT BUCKNER, titled "MIDNIGHT SLOWS Vol.6" that I recently found. Really very late night music, for in night clubs etc. It would fit well in a David Lynch movie.
On this first track, a version of Billie Holiday's  "WILLOW WEEP FOR ME" Milt is accompanied by Buddy Tate on Tenor Sax and Jo Jones on Drums, recorded on Jan 1974 in France.

 
#68 From the same CD comes "BLUES IN THE NIGHT", recorded on May 1976 in France, with Arnett Cobb and Eddie Chamblee on Tenor Saxes and Panama Francis on the Drums.
So I found out that Milt Buckner is not only very good in "Hot" music, but also in Ballads.
From CD: Midnight Slows Vol. VI, BLACK & BLUE 19 093 2  (France 1988)

 
#69 For me this track "FLY LIKE AN EAGLE"  by the 
"STEVE MILLER BAND" can be added to the "Real Rock Classics" Gallery. The truly amazing Hammond Solo you can hear on this track comes from JOACHIM YOUNG and is always good for an extensive discussion amongst Hammond players about how exactly it is done...
From LP: FLY LIKE AN EAGLE by STEVE MILLER BAND, MERCURY 6303 925

 
#70  Nice old R&B tune "YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME" by the "JOHNNY OTIS SHOW" that I once taped from a 45 RPM single. I don't know who's playing the organ here.
Theme: Woman trouble.....

 
#71  It's BOOGALOO time with the "SUGARMAN 3" featuring ADAM SCONE at the Hammond.
From their CD "SOUL DONKEY" come these following 3 tracks. They are all very entertaining tunes in the Soul Jazz/ Boogaloo style.
It's all about "Rupert" the Soul Donkey (am I glad it's not Rufus!) who was reared on a farm in South Carolina. He can strut his Donkey stuff and he ain't no jive! 
The Sugarman 3 will tour at the end of January in Denmark and Sweden and after that in the UK, so if you live there make sure you don't miss them!

 
#72 Adam's tune on this album is this "CHICKEN HALF"

 
#73  You can hear the 60's in this version of the James Brown track "OUT A SIGHT".
For more information about Adam Scone and this CD you can go to his website at:
http://listen.to/scone
From CD: SOUL DONKEY, DESCO RECORDS, DSCD 005

#74 More Woman & Booze trouble on John Lee Hooker's classic "SERVES YOU RIGHT TO SUFFER", here performed by the "J GEILS BAND" in a time (1972) when everything HAD TO BE LOUD (and the neighbours didn't always like it...). This track comes from the J. GEILS BAND "LIVE" FULL HOUSE LP with SETH JUSTMAN hitting the Hammond hard...
From LP: ATLANTIC 40426

 
 
#75 and  #76 From JEFF HACKWORTH's CD "WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD" come these 3 tracks.
Together with upstate NY b3 master BOBBY JONES and KENT LEECH on drums. Jeff makes fine Mainstream Jazz, sometimes with a little Funky or Latin touch. It was rather difficult to make a choice out of the tracks, which are all equally good, so I picked these four to give an impression of the different moods on this album.
The opening track of the CD is "I'M THRU TALKIN'", followed by "GENERATION XXL", both  featuring remarkable organ solos by Bobby

 
#77  One of the ballads on this CD is "PRISONER OF LOVE"
All these tracks from CD: JEFF HACKWORTH, "WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD" DACAPO RECORDS51002
More information here:  http://chartmakerrecords.com/hackworthhome.html

 
#78 Heavy Funk by "TOWER OF POWER" with heavy Hammond by CHESTER THOMPSON in "SQUIB CAKES", I don't know if this is a well known delicacy in Oakland, but it sounds good!
This clip was kindly provided by Jamie Hilboldt from Austin, TX. USA. 
You can find this track on the following CD's from TOWER OF POWER: 
BACK TO OAKLAND and  WHAT IS HIP - ANTHOLOGY 

For another "LIVE" version of Squib Cakes you can go to Pete Rocco's site HERE


 
#79 & #80  As their name suggests "FUNK, INC." are playing in a funky style on their LP "HANGIN'OUT" from 1973.  "WE CAN BE FRIENDS" is played in a rather "civilized" form of
funk or maybe it should be called "dated", followed by "I'LL BE AROUND", a mellow tune.  Fine Hammond Solos by BOBBY WATLEY
The tracks come from the LP: FUNK, INC./ HANGIN'OUT
on the PRESTIGE Label, No.  PRT - 10059 , Engineer: RUDY VAN GELDER

 
#81 The GrandMaster of Funk himself, JAMES BROWN, here in a jazzy mood playing 
"GO ON NOW" with other well-known musicians, such as ALFRED "PEE WEE" ELLIS on alto, MACEO PARKER on tenor, JIMMY NOLEN, guitar and JOHN "JABO" STARKS on drums. 
From the double-CD: "SOUL PRIDE" THE INSTRUMENTALS 1960 - 1969 
POLYDOR CHRONICLES 314 517 845-2
You can find a clip of James Brown's "AIN'T IT FUNKY NOW" HERE (#3)

 
 
#82I just can't make up my mind if this tune, that I recorded from the radio is cheezy or not..... 
Thanks to several listeners I know that this is "WHATS` THE TROUBLE ?" by JACKIE DAVIS
From LP: THE BEST OF JACKIE DAVIS  CAPITOL 5C054 80309

 
 
#83  A bit of Latin Hammond in this tune "POQUITO SOUL"from a single by the group with the peculiar name "ONE "6" + THREE "

 
#84 Then in the series "Heavily Distorted Hammonds" one of the fore-runners in this genre, "STEPPENWOLF". From a very worn-out LP, the sound track of the Road-movie "EASY RIDER" comes this clip of the tracks "THE PUSHER" and "BORN TO BE WILD", the Hell's Angels Club-hymn. It's GOLDY McJOHN making these sounds on the Hammond, which is sometimes barely recognizable as an organ....
From LP: $TATESIDE 5C062.90907 EASY RIDER.
.
#85  In this song, not only the Hammond is heavily distorted.... 
As you enter "THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN" you hear "THE FIRE POEM" followed by his famous song "FIRE". Behind the Hammond is VINCENT CRANE, who is described as "Jimmy Smith on Acid" in this review in the All Music Guide.
From LP: TRACK RECORD 613005 THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN

.
#86 & #87  I have already taped many good programs from the French MUZZIK TV Station so the following 5 clips are from these videos.
JOEY DEFRANCESCO is here playing together on the MARCIAC SWEET 1999 Jazz Festival with veteran Master Drummer ELVIN JONES and the French guitarist BIRELLI LAGRÈNE, who is coming from a musical gipsy family, replacing at the last moment John McLaughlin. They had never played together before, in fact the guitarist was still in the plane when the two others were already rehearsing, but the results are great! You hear "GREATER LOVE" and "IMPRESSIONS", both by John Coltrane.

 
 
#88& #89   Somewhere in the medieval centre of Paris there is a Jazz club with a HAMMOND XB3 down in the caves. It's a popular late night hang-out for musicians and they regularly organize jam sessions. 
As it is one of the few places with a Hammond organ the French Hammond organ player STEFAN PATRY likes to play here with his friends and he is doing it right here in : "BLUES GNON". Whenever you hear people on this clip talk about something like "ORGAMON" they are talking about the Hammond Organ ("Orgue Hammond"). Stéfan, who actually grew up in the same village where Rhoda Scott lives and who was encouraged by her to play the Hammond, also explains the advantages of playing the pedals (in French...).
In the second clip you hear the rather exceptional combination of the Hammond with BAGPIPES, which seems to be a traditional instrument also in the French province of Brittany, where it's called "La Cornemuse". It is played here by CHRISTIAN HILLION, who hailes from there. According to him the bagpipe is THE instrument to play the Blues.... 
Stéfan Patry is also one of the co-founders of the TRIBUTE TO HAMMOND Association:
(L'association Tribute To Hammond, créée en 1995 par Stéfan Patry, Alain Mangenot et Didier Dubreuilh, regroupe tous les fans des orgues Hammond et tous les amoureux des orgues électroniques.)

 
 
#90 Another session in the downtown Paris club, this time with organist EMMANUEL BEX playing with the Belgian guitarist PHILIP CATHERINE and the Italian drummer ALDO ROMERO, in "GALERIE DES PRINCES".


 
 
 
 
 
 

This site is for educational purposes only, it serves no commercial aim, it just gives you the chance to enter the:  Wonderful World Of Hammond Music

last updated:  june  2001
© background Keyboard Mag

Free counter and web stats

This page brought to you by:
VintageHammond.Com - We Buy-Sell-Trade Vintage Hammond Organs and Roll or Kari Organ/Vending Machine Moving Dollies Order Roll or Kari Dollies Here