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A87895769 - The Hammond/Leslie Feud: A Musical Fight with Organ Accompaniment

Post 1

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Entry: The Hammond/Leslie Feud: A Musical Fight with Organ Accompaniment - A87895769
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - U1590784

I have just acquired a 40-year-old Lowrey organ with built-in Leslie. When all the organ fora I visited raved about 'the Leslie', I just had to learn the history of what is fast becoming my favourite instrument. smiley - smiley

Before you say anything, the headers are adapted lyrics from 'A Whiter Shade of Pale'. If Bluebottle can do it, so can I.

smiley - dragon


A87895769 - The Hammond/Leslie Feud: A Musical Fight with Organ Accompaniment

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Florida Sailor - Cleaning up from Irma

I have always thought of the 'Doppler Effect' in terms of Radar, probably from my reading about Naval battles in WWII. 'Up Doppler' was given by the Radar man when two ships were approaching each other on opposite courses. You might want to consider a link to http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves/Lesson-3/The-Doppler-Effect

F smiley - dolphin S


A87895769 - The Hammond/Leslie Feud: A Musical Fight with Organ Accompaniment

Post 3

Chris Morris

One of the things I always liked about Leslies was that they looked like an old-fashioned piece of furniture, completely out of place surrounded by all those stacks of Marshall amps.

When I saw Chicago (the band) in 1972 Robert Lamm had two Leslies hooked up to his Hammond, I'm not sure how that worked but they were a VERY LOUD band.


A87895769 - The Hammond/Leslie Feud: A Musical Fight with Organ Accompaniment

Post 4

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - rofl I'll bet they were loud! Two Leslies sounds like almost too much of a good thing.

smiley - ok Thanks, FS. I'll try to find a briefer explanation of the Doppler Effect. I really hate to link to offsite pages that are too long and interesting. There's a serious danger that the reader will get lost over there...


A87895769 - The Hammond/Leslie Feud: A Musical Fight with Organ Accompaniment

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Ha! Always look in-house first. smiley - laugh We have a Guide Entry on the Doppler Effect, which will do nicely. smiley - smiley Thanks for reminding me that it might need explanation.


A87895769 - The Hammond/Leslie Feud: A Musical Fight with Organ Accompaniment

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

I got nosy about what two Leslies would sound like: here's a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdmTkqN5BmI


A87895769 - The Hammond/Leslie Feud: A Musical Fight with Organ Accompaniment

Post 7

Chris Morris

As someone said in the comments: that must be what heaven looks like smiley - biggrinhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCeByM-EN4E - the man who showed everyone what that sound could do, the cat himself - Jimmy Smith


A87895769 - The Hammond/Leslie Feud: A Musical Fight with Organ Accompaniment

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minorvogonpoet

I'm an ignoramus as far as musc is concerned smiley - doh, so I didn't really appreciate this story.

But I shall ask a stupid question. What's a drawbar?


A87895769 - The Hammond/Leslie Feud: A Musical Fight with Organ Accompaniment

Post 9

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Good question, MVP: this is a drawing of drawbars.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammond_organ#/media/File:Hammond-drawbars-plain.svg

They're numbered sliders.

I shall add a gloss for those who haven't seen them.


A87895769 - The Hammond/Leslie Feud: A Musical Fight with Organ Accompaniment

Post 10

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Oh, and Chris: I went back and added a video that gives a brief history of Hammond players - Jimmy Smith is in it. smiley - smiley So is Ethel Smith, no relation - she's a crazy lady from Pittsburgh who wore funny hats and could play the heck out of an organ.


A87895769 - The Hammond/Leslie Feud: A Musical Fight with Organ Accompaniment

Post 11

Chris Morris

smiley - cheers


A87895769 - The Hammond/Leslie Feud: A Musical Fight with Organ Accompaniment

Post 12

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Excellent Entry - I'm a fan of electric music myself so this was very interesting to read about smiley - biggrin I've had a go at playing a Hammond, but my own instruments are Yamaha rather than Suzuki.

My only Query is about the first word - I like a Q at the start of an Entry, but wasn't sure if it was Quick Quiz, Quick Question or asking people to answer Quickly?

smiley - ok Q


A87895769 - The Hammond/Leslie Feud: A Musical Fight with Organ Accompaniment

Post 13

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Well, let's make it a Quick Quiz.smiley - ok


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