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Hammond M100 (1967)

This model of Hammond Organ (actually an M102 model) has valve circuitry and a tonewheel generator. It also has an inbuilt reverb spring. We have a choice of two Leslie speakers - here is a recording of this Hammond going through our Sharma 3200.

…and here it is being sent through our Leslie 125 / M3 hybrid.

Prog keyboard legend, Don Shinn played the two excerpts above, here in April 2019, recording some authentic-60s studio-sounding tracks for inclusion on a Sunbeam Records reissue of his two 1969 albums ‘Temples with Prophets’ and ‘Departures’.

Don was the man who inspired Keith Emerson to start shaking and stabbing Hammond organs live on stage. Don used to play for the Soul Agents, originally a 1960s R and B group, they morphed into an early prog band in 1966, with original drummer Roger Pope (Elton John, Hookfoot, Hall and Oates etc). Don played on James Taylor’s debut album for the Beatles’ Apple label in 1968.

Don Shinn at the very laid-back recording session for ‘Waltz for P’. Here, the Sharma cabinet that the organ is running through is in the hallway outside.

Don Shinn at the very laid-back recording session for ‘Waltz for P’. Here, the Sharma cabinet that the organ is running through is in the hallway outside.




 

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