Hammond Organ Dance Party - MER 344 - (Condition - 85-90%)
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The Hammond organ is an electric organ, invented by
Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert and first manufactured in 1935.
Various models have been produced, most of which use sliding drawbars to
specify a variety of sounds. Until 1975, Hammond organs generated sound by
creating an electric current from rotating a metal tonewheel near an
electromagnetic pickup, and then strengthening the signal with an amplifier
so it can drive a speaker cabinet. Around two million Hammond organs have
been manufactured. The organ is commonly used with, and associated with, the
The organ was originally marketed and sold by the Hammond
Organ Company to churches as a lower-cost alternative to the wind-driven pipe
organ, or instead of a piano. It quickly became popular with professional
jazz musicians in organ trios, a small group centered on the Hammond organ.
Organ trios were hired by jazz club owners, who found that organ trios were a
much cheaper alternative to hiring a big band. Jimmy Smith's use of the
Hammond B-3, with its additional harmonic percussion feature, inspired a
generation of organ players, and its use became more widespread in the 1960s
and 1970s in rhythm and blues, rock, and reggae, as well as being an
important instrument in progressive rock.
The Hammond Organ Company struggled financially during the
1970s, as they abandoned tonewheel organs and switched to manufacturing
instruments using integrated circuits. These instruments were not as popular
with musicians as the tonewheels had been, and the company went out of
business in 1985. The Hammond name was purchased by the Suzuki Musical
Instrument Corporation, which proceeded to manufacture digital simulations of
the most popular tonewheel organs. This culminated in the production of the
"New B-3" in 2002, which provided an accurate recreation of the
original B-3 organ using modern digital technology.
Hammond-Suzuki continues to manufacture a variety of
organs for both professional players and churches. Other companies, such as
Korg, Roland, and Clavia, have also achieved success in providing more
lightweight and portable emulations of the original tonewheel organs. The
sound of a tonewheel Hammond can also be emulated using modern software such
as Native Instruments B4.
Hammond Organ Dance Party - MER 344
A Damil U.S.A
Jagger, Richards, Arre. L. Muller, F. Lai, J. South, G.
Harrison, Anka Thibault, Franciis, Revaux, John Lennon, Myers &