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Hammond Heroes: 60s R&B Organ Grooves

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
There is actually as much jazz and rock & roll as R&B on this intriguing and generous it comes in with a running time of just under 80 minutes disc from Bear Family, which features instrumentals from almost two dozen Hammond B3 players popular in Britain in the 1960s. Among the highlights of Hammond Heroes: 60's R&B Heroes are Steve Winwood's "Stevie's Groove," recorded in 1966 when he was still a member of the Spencer Davis Group; the fiery "Zoom Widge and Way" from drummer Bobby Graham with Kenny Salmon on organ; a hard-charging and jazz-inflected version of the gospel classic "Wade in the Water" with Graham Bond at the keys and a rhythm section of Jack ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
There is actually as much jazz and rock & roll as R&B on this intriguing and generous it comes in with a running time of just under 80 minutes disc from Bear Family, which features instrumentals from almost two dozen Hammond B3 players popular in Britain in the 1960s. Among the highlights of Hammond Heroes: 60's R&B Heroes are Steve Winwood's "Stevie's Groove," recorded in 1966 when he was still a member of the Spencer Davis Group; the fiery "Zoom Widge and Way" from drummer Bobby Graham with Kenny Salmon on organ; a hard-charging and jazz-inflected version of the gospel classic "Wade in the Water" with Graham Bond at the keys and a rhythm section of Jack Bruce on bass and Ginger Baker on drums from 1965, and the Nice's rendition of Charles Lloyd's "Sombrero Sam," featuring Keith Emerson on organ, from 1968. Also worth noting is the massive, swelling "Back in the Grass" recorded by the group Motherhood in 1968, and featuring Klaus Doldinger on tenor sax and James "Ham" Jackson on organ. The liner notes for this set are top-notch, beginning with a brief history of Laurens Hammond, the man who invented the Hammond organ he also invented those familiar red and green 3-D glasses, by the way, and once he added Don Leslie's rotating speaker system to the organ frame, a stone cold classic instrument came to life. What we need now is for Bear Family to do a companion volume of American Hammond players like Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, and Jimmy McGriff.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2005
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051675622
  • Catalog Number: 16756

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jumping Jack Flash (4:02)
  2. 2 Stevie's Groove - The Spencer Davis Group (2:42)
  3. 3 A Taste of Honey (3:10)
  4. 4 Zoom, Widge and Wag - Bobby Graham (2:35)
  5. 5 Ellis Island - Brian Auger & The Trinity (4:09)
  6. 6 Working Out - Dave Davani (2:20)
  7. 7 One Way - Manfred Mann (3:29)
  8. 8 Wade in the Water - Graham Bond Organisation (2:40)
  9. 9 Horses Collar (2:06)
  10. 10 The In-Crowd - Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames (3:04)
  11. 11 Jive Samba (6:56)
  12. 12 Adventures of a Young Organ (2:33)
  13. 13 Zoot's Sermon (3:51)
  14. 14 Critic's Choice - Alan Price Set (2:00)
  15. 15 Guy Stevens Blues - Free (4:40)
  16. 16 Grow Your Own (2:18)
  17. 17 Back in the Grass (2:36)
  18. 18 New Toy - The Spencer Davis Group (2:10)
  19. 19 Impressions of Oliver - The Herd (4:46)
  20. 20 Soul Soup - Soul Survival (3:31)
  21. 21 Holy Smoke - The Steampacket (3:27)
  22. 22 Rubber Monkey - Santa Barbara Machine Head (2:38)
  23. 23 Sombrero Sam - The Nice (7:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Georgie Fame Organ
Manfred Mann Organ
Zoot Money Organ
Steve Winwood Organ
Graham Bond Organ
Andy Bown Organ
Chick Churchill Organ
Keith Emerson Organ
Eddie Hardin Organ
Nicky Hopkins Organ
Jon Lord Organ
Ian McLagan Organ
Alan Price Organ
Brian Auger Organ
Tony Ashton Organ
Dave Davani Organ
Steve Miller Organ
Roy Phillips Organ
Kenny Salmon Organ
Mick Weaver Organ
James "Ham" Jackson Organ
Technical Credits
Money Composer
Ramsey Lewis Composer
Dave Davani Composer
Roy Phillips Composer
Klaus Voormann Composer
Bernd Matheja Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Wolfgang Taubenauer Artwork
Traditional Composer
Ulli Gladisch Mastering
Seeger, Petersen + Marsalis Illustrations
Erich H├╝lsenbeck Photo Restoration
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
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