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    Posted: October 13 2020 at 13:57
Somebody's probably started a thread on this topic before, but if so, it's well worth resurrecting:

What are some of your favorite prog-based Hammond Organ performances?

Two of my favorites that never fail to thrill me, no matter how many times I hear them, are Rod Argent's solo on "Hold Your Head Up", and Steve Winwood's performance on Traffic's "Every Mother's Son".

A non-prog performance really worth mentioning is Garth Hudson's solo on the Band's "Chest Fever". 
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Not sure if he plays a Hammond but Wakeman's solo on Close to the Edge comes to mind. 
 (When the band kicks in again at the end, not the church organ solo. )


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Wakeman's solo was recorded on the pipe organ at St.Giles-without-Cripplegate church in Barbican.

I consider that solo to be Wakeman's greatest moment EVER!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argo2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2020 at 14:26
^ yes, but I was referring to the section after the pipe organ when everyone kicks in and he solos before the vocals starts again, that part sounds like he's playing a Hammond. No? 

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The extended solo Jon Lord plays after "Space Truckin" ends on "Made in Japan". After that i mostly like jazz solos from guys like Larry Young and Jimmy McGriff.
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Rod Argent in Hold Your Head Up.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2020 at 15:46
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Rod Argent in Hold Your Head Up.

Rick Wakeman considers that to be the best organ solo on record. It's hard to disagree with that. I think maybe he likes it because it's so complicated. I doubt Wakeman himself could play it very easily.

I like a lot of the organ on foxtrot and selling england. I can't really think of a whole lot more at the moment. There's some good playing on that Affinity album too. Look I just woke up Psychedelic Paul. LOL


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Originally posted by Easy Money Easy Money wrote:

The extended solo Jon Lord plays after "Space Truckin" ends on "Made in Japan". After that i mostly like jazz solos from guys like Larry Young and Jimmy McGriff.
Yes, Jon Lord's solo in Space Truckin is out of this world. I also like the intro to Lazy. 
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This is arguably jazz-rock/fusion:



The organ solo starts shortly before the 6 minute mark. The "piano part" is played on the organ too.


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Top three in no particular order:

Argent - Hold Your Head Up
Deep Purple - Lazy
ELP - Blues Variations

Plus various selections of Rick Wakeman, Niacin & Joey DeFrancesco,
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Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Originally posted by Easy Money Easy Money wrote:

The extended solo Jon Lord plays after "Space Truckin" ends on "Made in Japan". After that i mostly like jazz solos from guys like Larry Young and Jimmy McGriff.
Yes, Jon Lord's solo in Space Truckin is out of this world. I also like the intro to Lazy. 

Love the Hammond in Space Truckin', but also in Lazy. Actually, you could say Made in Japan is the single best Hammond album...


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Wow. For a second there i thought this was a thread about our favorite HAND ON ORGAN performance Big smile

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Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

Wow. For a second there i thought this was a thread about our favorite HAND ON ORGAN performance Big smile

That will be coming shortly. Wink
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Originally posted by Steve Wyzard Steve Wyzard wrote:

Somebody's probably started a thread on this topic before, but if so, it's well worth resurrecting:

What are some of your favorite prog-based Hammond Organ performances?

A non-prog performance really worth mentioning is Garth Hudson's solo on the Band's "Chest Fever". 
I'm pretty sure that Garth Hudson used a Lowrey Festival organ on "Chest Fever". Not a Hammond.


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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Rod Argent in Hold Your Head Up.

Rick Wakeman considers that to be the best organ solo on record. It's hard to disagree with that. I think maybe he likes it because it's so complicated. I doubt Wakeman himself could play it very easily.

 
that's why I chuckle when some people say that Argent wasn't good enough to join Yes when he was being considered after Tony Kaye's departure.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2020 at 05:25
I always liked Ray Manzarek's solo in Light My Fire. I don't know technical it was to play but it's pretty cool. Oops, Manzarek didn't play a Hammond, just a Vox Continental.

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