Tag Archive | Hammond organ

Funky Teacher

Here’s a random lesson video from YouTube… I’m lovin’ this guy’s teaching style…. I think anyone who’s had a lesson or workshop with me sees a little of that in me (or I hope!).  Maybe I’ll be this funky someday!

And here’s Dr. Lonnie Smith doing his thing.  Can’t beat that!!

New (old) Hammond Organ

Wonders never cease.  How have I made it this far in life without ever laying hands on one of these bad boys??  I was skeptical at first about having an instrument in the house that required (gasp!) electricity, but when I sat down at that estate sale to try it out, and found the F# diminished chord button, I was smitten.  Forty dollars later, I’m now the proud owner of a wonderful nineteen-fifty-something Hammond S-100 chord organ.  And it’s awesome.

I now feel like I could have the coolest Halloween house on the block AND audition for the Lookouts.  That’d be a sweet summer gig!  How is Chattanooga letting them get away with having no live organist anyway?