Peter Colley - Hammond Spectacular
Released 1968, Polydor label, manufactured in UK.
Triple Album Box Set.
Track 1: A Walk In The Black Forest
Track 2: Lara's Theme
Track 3: Summer Samba
Track 4: Music To Watch Girls By
Track 5: I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Track 6: If I Were A Rich Man
Track 8: Edelweiss
Track 9: When I'm Sixty Four
Track 10: Opus 66
Track 11: A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Track 12: Long Hair
Track 13: The Last Waltz
Track 14: Rio De Janeiro
Track 15: Roses Of Picardy
Track 16: Spanish Flea
Track 17: Meditation
Track 18: The Birth Of The Blues
Track 19: Gravy Waltz
Track 20: More
Track 21: Summer Wind
Track 22: I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman
Track 23: Walk With Me
Track 24: A Man And A Woman
Track 25: The More I See You
Track 26: Wives And Lovers
Track 27: What Now My Love
Track 28: La Felicidad
Track 29: Horst Du Mein Heimliches Rufen
Track 30: This Time Of Day
Track 31: La Borstella
Track 32: A Man Without Love
Track 33: Congratulations
Track 34: I Like It
Track 35: Des Ronds Dan's L'eau
Track 36: Love Is Blue
Track 37: Beautiful Dreamer
Track 38: A Banda
Track 39: La Golondrina
Track 40: Our Day Will Come
Track 41: Melodie
The Hammond organ is an electric organ, invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert and first manufactured in 1935. Various models have been produced, most of which use sliding drawbars to specify a variety of 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 so it can drive a speaker cabinet. Around two million Hammond organs have been manufactured. The organ is commonly used with, and associated with, the Leslie speaker.
The organ was originally marketed and sold 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, a small group centered on the Hammond organ. Organ trios were hired by jazz club owners, who found that organ trios were a much cheaper alternative to 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 1960s and 1970s in rhythm and blues, rock, and reggae, as well as being an important instrument in progressive rock.
The Hammond Organ Company struggled financially during the 1970s, as they abandoned tonewheel organs and switched to manufacturing instruments using integrated circuits. These instruments were not as popular with musicians as the tonewheels had been, and the company went out of business in 1985. The Hammond name was purchased by the Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation, which proceeded to manufacture digital simulations of the most popular tonewheel organs. This culminated in the production of the "New B-3" in 2002, which provided an accurate recreation of the original B-3 organ using modern digital technology.
Hammond-Suzuki continues to manufacture a variety of organs for both professional players and churches. Other companies, such as Korg, Roland, and Clavia, have also achieved success in providing more lightweight and portable emulations of the original tonewheel organs. The sound of a tonewheel Hammond can also be emulated using modern software such as Native Instruments B4.
(information sourced from wikipedia)
Peter Colley - Hammond Spectacular - 1968, UK
Artist: Peter Colley
Album: Hammond Spectacular (Triple album Box Set)
Label: Polydor, 109604-5-6
All pictures are of actual record for sale.
Box Set in very good condtion.
Internal sleeves Generic and in very good condition.
All three vinyls in very good condition, play tested, no jumps etc, usual crackling, but nothing to affect listening pleasure.
Sleeve and records have been very very well looked after and are overall in great good condition. Very good copy.