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Any album focused on Hammond organ ballads/slow songs?


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This is probably an unusual request. I have heard many jazz and rock albums where the Hammond organ is usually on the forefront of fast, upbeat songs. However, I have only found slower, mellower songs using the Hammond as individual tracks within albums. I am curious if there is an album that is entirely or almost entirely comprised of slower songs and/or ballads on the Hammond. It doesn't have to be a solo organ album. It can be accompanied, but I would like the organ to be at least semi-important in the album.

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For my money Charles Hodges on the Al Green and Ann Peebles stuff, and Tyrone Downie, who I believe was the player on the live version of "No Woman No Cry" and others on that album. Killer playing from both in a slow and supporting role.....
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Check out the group called Niacin! They are excellent and the keyboard player using a Hammond B3 is at the forefront. The song I really like is 'I miss you". Check it out.

 

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yep, they are a 3 piece all star band. John Novello kills on keys. :keys:

 

Not to mention Billy Sheehan on bass and Dennis Chambers on drums...

 

Here ya go...

 

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And their encore...

 

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'55 and '59 B3's; Leslies 147, 122, 21H; MODX 7+; NUMA Piano X 88; Motif XS7; Mellotrons M300 and M400’s; Wurlitzer 206; Gibson G101; Vox Continental; Mojo 61; Launchkey 88 Mk III; Korg Module; B3X; Model D6; Moog Model D

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yep, they are a 3 piece all star band. John Novello kills on keys. :keys:

 

Not to mention Billy Sheehan on bass and Dennis Chambers on drums...

well, I didn't although I knew who the players are. ;)

Dennis is one of my favorite drummers, Check out his work with Barbara Dennerlein if you get a chance. He knows how to work with organ players.

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Not the whole album, but I have loved this cut since first hearing it years ago. It's not Hammond focused, but it's slow and the Hammond playing is so soulful, especially in the bridge (around 2:50 or so). Sorry if it's a diversion from the topic, but it's what came to mind when O saw your thread title.

 

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Prominent soulful Hammond on every cut from Zephyr's 1969 debut album also featuring the amazing vocals of Candy Givens and the debut of the great Tommy Bolin on guitar:

 

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Check out early Procol Harum - lots of great ballads with the Hammond right in the forefront, but not "in your face" if you know what I mean. Typical of that sound, of course, is their most famous song "A Whiter Shade of Pale".

 

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Not the whole album, but I have loved this cut since first hearing it years ago. It's not Hammond focused, but it's slow and the Hammond playing is so soulful, especially in the bridge (around 2:50 or so). Sorry if it's a diversion from the topic, but it's what came to mind when O saw your thread title.

 

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Great verision... And here is the original arrangement by the composer Al Kooper.

 

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'55 and '59 B3's; Leslies 147, 122, 21H; MODX 7+; NUMA Piano X 88; Motif XS7; Mellotrons M300 and M400’s; Wurlitzer 206; Gibson G101; Vox Continental; Mojo 61; Launchkey 88 Mk III; Korg Module; B3X; Model D6; Moog Model D

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Jimmy Smith - "Angel Eyes - Ballads And Slow Jams"

 

GORGEOUS record.

 

TP

 

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Wow, this album is EXACTLY what I was looking for! It is mellow and masterfully done. Jimmy Smith proves he can play anything, from fast jazzy tunes to very relaxing blues and ballads. I had to buy it immediately. Wish there were more albums like this one.

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