Peter Colley - Hammond Spectacular - 1968, UK

Peter Colley - Hammond Spectacular

(Polydor: 109604-5-6)

Released 1968, Polydor label, manufactured in UK.

Triple Album Box Set.


Track Listing

Side 1

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

Side 2

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

Side 3

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

Side 4

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

Side 5

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

Side 6

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)

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Peter Colley - Hammond Spectacular - 1968, UK

SKU: 31
  • Artist: Peter Colley

    Album: Hammond Spectacular (Triple album Box Set)

    Label: Polydor, 109604-5-6

    Year: 1968

    Country: UK

    Please Note:

    All pictures are of actual record for sale.

  • Used.

    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.

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