"First Gravy: Journeys of the Hammond" A Documentary Film

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"First Gravy: Journeys of the Hammond" A Documentary Film

Postby Mike Bracchi » 21 Oct 2013 11:09

If you are into Hammond and you have a spare 45 minutes ... then this is a must watch 8)


"First Gravy: Journeys of the Hammond Organ" (named after a Leon Spencer song) is a music documentary that celebrates the rise of the Hammond Organ from its beginnings to an instrument of soul-jazz and explores how it continues to be practised today.

Organists Dr. Lonnie Smith, Reuben Wilson, Gene Ludwig, Tony Monaco, Jackie Ivory, Bob Birch, Nick Rossi, Steven Roberts, Linda Dachtyl, Atsuko Hashimoto, and Wil Blades all generously contributed their time to this project, as did producers Joe Fields and Pete Fallico, guitarist Calvin Keys, academics David Ake, Steven F. Pond, author Rickey Vincent, and technician Bob Schleicher.

The documentary was completed in 2007 as part of the UC Santa Cruz Social Documentation program.

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Re: "First Gravy: Journeys of the Hammond" A Documentary Fil

Postby Eddie Smart » 22 Oct 2013 21:51

Mike thank you, i watched this earlier today, it is very informative some great snippets of music as well. 8)

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