Of all the hundreds of musical instruments in use today, the Hammond Organ must spring to mind as being perhaps the most versatile, and certainly one of the most popular. Originally invented by Laurens Hammond in the mid-thirties, it has become widely used throughout the years. It is one of the few instruments that can produce an almost infinite range of tone colours. This album presents the opportunity to hear a wide variety of your most popular tunes, brought to life by Ken Morrish, a prominent member of the Theatre Organ Club of Great Britain. Each tune has a rhythm of its own, a selection which demonstrates the versatility of the organ.
Hear such cheerful, bouncy numbers as Jeepers Creepers and the oh so familiar tune that has introduced innumerable shows, There’s No Business Like Show Business. The organ becomes suddenly wistful, portraying the sadness of I Left My Heart in San Francisco, and the sorrow of The Green, Green Grass of Home. Then quite without warning one is swept into the fairground and onto the merry-go-round. Imagine yourself travelling up and down, round and round to the sound of Gold and Silver.
So if you’re holding a party what could be better than inviting the Hammond Organ along to provide the music.
Label: MFP 1421