Thursday, March 2, 2023

VA - Hammond Organ Rocks (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3+CD4 REPOST



VA - Hammond Organ Rocks (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3+CD4    REPOST

The Hammond organ is an electric organ invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert and first manufactured in 1935. Multiple models have been produced, most of which use sliding drawbars to vary 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 to drive a speaker cabinet. The organ is commonly used with the Leslie speaker.

The Hammond organ's technology derives from the Telharmonium, an instrument created in 1897 by Thaddeus Cahill. The telharmonium used revolving electric alternators which generated tones that could be transmitted over wires. The instrument was bulky enough to require several railway cars for its transportation, because the alternators had to be large enough to generate high voltage for a loud enough signal. The Hammond organ solved this problem by using an amplifier.  Laurens Hammond graduated from Cornell University with a mechanical engineering degree in 1916. By the start of the 1920's, he had designed a spring-driven clock, which provided enough sales for him to start his own business, the Hammond Clock Company, in 1928. As well as clocks, his early inventions included three-dimensional glasses and an automatic bridge table shuffler. However, as the Great Depression continued into the 1930's, sales of the bridge table declined, and he decided to look elsewhere for a commercially successful product. Hammond was inspired to create the tonewheel or "phonic wheel" by listening to the moving gears of his electric clocks and the tones produced by them. He gathered pieces from a second-hand piano he had purchased for $15 and combined it with a tonewheel generator in a similar form to the telharmonium, albeit much shorter and more compact. Since Hammond was not a musician, he asked the company's assistant treasurer, W. L. Lahey, to help him achieve the desired organ sound. To cut costs, Hammond made a pedalboard with only 25 notes, instead of the standard 32 on church organs, and it quickly became a de facto standard.

Around two million Hammond organs have been manufactured. The organ was originally marketed 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, small groups centered on the Hammond organ. Jazz club owners found that organ trios were cheaper than 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 1960's and 1970's in rhythm and blues, rock, reggae, and progressive rock. In the 1970s, the Hammond Organ Company abandoned tonewheels and switched to integrated circuits. These organs were less popular, and the company went out of business in 1985.

Most Hammond organs have two 61-note (five-octave) keyboards called manuals. As with pipe organ keyboards, the two manuals are positioned on two levels close to each other. Each is laid out in a similar manner to a piano keyboard, except that pressing a key on a Hammond result in the sound continuously playing until it is released, whereas with a piano, the note's volume decays. No difference in volume occurs regardless of how heavily or lightly the key is pressed (unlike with a piano), so overall volume is controlled by a pedal (also known as a "swell" or "expression" pedal) (Wikipedia)

It should come as no surprise that the majority of Organ Rock Songs come from the 60's and 70's the heyday of the rock organ. Many bands whether they were garage rock or prog rock or soul rock or hard rock, whether they delivered their genius in extended jams or tidy singles, seemed to have an organ player. And this wasn’t just for background cushioning. No, the organ was often a prominent part, driving songs and entire albums. In this era, there are almost as many great organ riffs as guitar riffs.  Presented are 81 tracks of outstanding Hammond Rock Tracks. Enjoy!


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Track lists


01 John Mayall Broken Wings 4:12

02 Steve Winwood Glad 6:32

03 Turtles  Buzzsaw 1:54

04 Vanilla Fudge You Keep Me Hangin' On 3:44

05 Crazy World of Arthur Brown Fire 2:53

06 Healing Force Golden Miles 3:24

07 Deep Purple Child in Time 10:16

08 Blind Faith Sea of Joy 5:22

09 Billy Preston Billy's Bag 2:49

10 Grand Funk Railroad Foot Stompin' Music 3:44

11 Allman Brothers Band Dreams 7:12

12 Zombies Time of the Season 3:28

13 Bram Stoker Extensive Corrosion 4:18

14 Frumpy How the Gypsy Was Born 8:48

15 Procol Harum A Whiter Shade of Pale 4:03

16 Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity Indian Rope Man 3:21

17 Martha Velez Drive Me Baby 4:54

18 Toussaint McCall Nothing Takes the Place of You 3:21

19 Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin' 2:55

20 Booker T. & the M.G.'s Fuquawi 3:44


21 Uriah Heep July Morning 10:32

22 Eric Burdon & War Spill the Wine 4:06

23 Steve Winwood Dear Mr. Fantasy 8:44

24 Joe Cocker With a Little Help From My Friends 5:11

25 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Refugee 3:22

26 Allman Brothers Band Dreams 7:12

27 Lee Michaels Stormy Monday 5:10

28 Tower of Power Don't Change Horses (In the Middle of a Stream) 4:34

29 Spooky Tooth Waitin' for the Wind 3:45

30 Box Tops Fields of Clover 2:51

31 Steve Miller Band Fly Like an Eagle 3:04

32 Bob Seger System Ramblin' Gamblin' Man 2:22

33 Charlatans Come in Number 21 4:26

34 Milt Buckner - the Beast The Beast 2:08

35 Santana Black Magic Woman 3:21

36 Sugarloaf Green-Eyed Lady 3:40

37 Young Rascals Good Lovin' 2:29

38 Spiritual Beggars Diamond Under Pressure 3:43

39 Zoot Money's Big Roll Band Zoot Money's Big Roll Band - Nothing Can Change This Love (Live) 6:24

40 Booker T. & the Mg's Home Grown 3:13


41 Steve Winwood Dear Mr. Fantasy 8:44

42 Bob Dylan Like a Rolling Stone 6:13

43 Jimmy Cliff Many Rivers to Cross 2:41

44 Steampacket Holy Smoke 3:27

45 Led Zeppelin Your Time is Gonna Come 4:39

46 Animals Bury My Body 2:46

47 Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride 4:20

48 Bruce Springsteen I'm on Fire 2:41

49 Julian Jay Savarin Child of the Night 1 & 2 9:00

50 Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll This Wheel's on Fire 3:32

51 Strawberry Alarm Clock Incense and Peppermints 2:49

52 Talk Talk Give it Up 5:17

53 Allman Brothers Band Whipping Post 5:18

54 Lachy Doley Group (Feat. Jimmy Barnes & Nathan Cavaleri), The Who Was I Foolin 4:35

55 Nucleus (Canada) Share Your Colour 3:04

56 Badger Wheel of Fortune 7:50

57 Black Diamond Heavies Bidin' My Time 5:16

58 Chicago Lowdown 3:34

59 Deep Purple Hush (A-Side, June 1968) 4:24

60 Booker T. & the Mg's Home Grown 3:13


61 Nino Ferrer Mirza 2:25

62 Julian's Treatment Tenth Chapter (Fourth From the Sun) 2:48

63 Lachy Doley Group Conviction 5:30

64 Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 14:39

65 Three Dog Night Out in the Country 3:08

66 Bo Hansson Lothlorien 4:00

67 Camel Mystic Queen 5:37

68 Isaac Hayes Walk on By 12:00

69 Warm Dust Loosing Touch 7:44

70 France Gall Jazz À Go Go 2:25

71 Brian Auger With Julie Driscoll and the Trinity Isola Natale 5:14

72 Waterloo Why May I Not Know 3:08

73 Boz Scaggs Loan Me a Dime 13:04

74 Frumpy Life Without Pain 3:50

75 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 1 8:36

76 Free Guy Stevens Blues 4:27

77 Murphy Blend At First 4:37

78 Nice Ars Longa Vita Brevis 19:18

79 Deep Purple Lazy 7:23

80 Booker T. & the M.G.'s Green Onions 2:56

81 Rick Wakeman and Jon Lord Rick Wakeman and Jon Lord on Sunflower Jam 2011 (Bonus Track) 7:11




  1. Thanks for much for these compilations. They are amazing!!!

  2. My very favorite instrument! You share music in the most creative ways. Thank you!

    1. Thank you, Yoeshka.
      Enjoy the music, always.

  3. Excellent compilation, thank you for this work!