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VA • Hammond Heroes - 60's R&B Organ Grooves

Review by 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.


1 - Wynder K. Frog  - Jumping Jack Flash
2 - The Spencer Davis Group  - Stevie's Groove
3 - The Artwoods  - A Taste Of Honey
4 - Bobby Graham - Zoom, Widge And Wag
5 - Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity  - Ellis Island
6 - The Dave Davani Four  - Working Out
7 - Manfred Mann  - One Way
8 - Graham Bond Organisation - Wade In The Water
9 - The Peddlers  - Horses Collar
10 - Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames  - The In-Crowd
11 - The Remo Four  - Jive Samba
12 - Ten Years After  - Adventures Of A Young Organ
13 - Zoot Money's Big Roll Band  - Zoot's Sermon
14 - The Alan Price Set  - Critic's Choice
15 - Free  - Guy Stevens Blues
16 - Small Faces  - Grow Your Own
17 - Motherhood  - Back In The Grass
18 - The Spencer Davis Group  - New Toy
19 - Herd  - Impressions Of Oliver
20 - Soul Survival  - Soul Soup
21 - Steampacket - Holy Smoke
22 - Santa Barbara Machine Head  - Rubber Monkey
23 - The Nice  - Sombrero Sam

Sello: Bear Family Records ‎– BCD 16756 AH
País: Germany
Fecha: 2005
Género: Jazz, Rock, Pop
 Release Date: June 21, 2005
Duration: 01:18:52

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