Friday, September 27, 2013

Jon Hammond at The Microphone with HammondCast 29 Slick Accordion and Hammond Organ Soul Music

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: Jon Hammond at The Microphone with HammondCast 29 Jon's archive Jon Hammond at The Microphone with HammondCast 29 Jon Hammond tells the story of meeting an actual ZIMMERMANN at the bar of his friend's new club UPTOWN NIGHTCLUB in Oakland CA. Zimmerman men are a centuries-old tradition in Germany of Carpenter Apprentices who walk around for one year fixing people's roofs, and there he was at Uptown Nightclub! It is said that it's very good luck to see a Zimmermann! Music from Michael Maier-Falkenstein's cd "Hammond Explosion" original compositions: "Cry Until it Feels Good", "Time with You" and Jon's song "Six Year Itch". Also a feature of Oakland drummer Ronnie Smith Jr. on "Thing in C Minor" + songs from Jon's new album NDR SESSIONS The Intrepid after it was finally freed from the mud - Jon Hammond Band "Intrepid freed from Hudson River mud" NEW YORK (AP) — A month after a failed attempt to move the Intrepid, the historic aircraft carrier was finally freed Tuesday from the Hudson River anchorage where it had sat for nearly a quarter of a century as a museum. "This old baby is moving," a joyous Intrepid Foundation President Bill White said aboard the vessel. Some crewmembers cried and gave each other high-fives and hugs. Onlookers ashore cheered... San Francisco County Jail #8 with John & Yoko anti-violence banner - I played with my trio inside here 13 years in a row, a lot of the people incarcerated here are for domestic violence and drug offenses - special thanks to Sheriff Michael Hennessey for supporting me in bringing music to these folks who can not go out - powerful message on this banner folks - Jon Hammond Band Michael Hennessey (born c. 1948) was the longest serving Sheriff in the history of San Francisco and was the longest tenured Sheriff in the State of California. Hennessey was elected in a run-off election in December 1979 and had been reelected in seven subsequent elections. By the end of the current term (January 2012), he served as San Francisco’s Sheriff for 32 years and had received more than one million votes as Sheriff.[1][2][3] No other San Francisco Sheriff has served for more than sixteen years.[4] On February 18, 2011, he announced that he would not run for a ninth term of office. Messe Frankfurt -- Jon with the powerhouse Voggenreiter Brothers - Charles Voggenreiter and Ralph Voggenreiter at musikmesse, these guys totally rock! Publishing House - Voggenreiter Verlag Literally overnight, the two brothers, Charles and Ralph Voggenreiter, at the time only 23 and 25 and already embarked upon careers of their own, had to ... — with Ralph Voggenreiter and Charles Voggenreiter Congratulations Pete Seeger Honoree at Local 802 90th Birthday Gala Bash Photos by Jon Hammond Organ Group Joe Berger is asking Pete Seeger if he can have some of his salad - Pete said: No...this is my salad! *Only kidding! Jon Hammond Band Peter "Pete" Seeger (born May 3, 1919) is an American folk singer. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of The Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950.[1] Members of The Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, and environmental causes. The Bay Bridge looking a little bit like Christmas time tonight, Jon Hammond Band — at San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Breakfast in bed - Jon Hammond Organ Group Joe Berger and Jon Hammond in Byntze Bar Jon Hammond Band — with Joe Berger at Byntze 1318 Oh the least I got the damn DVD disc out! Jon Hammond Band Chicago IL -- When you see this Sherman Tank, that's an indication that you have entered in to a rough neighborhood of Chicago folks, Jon Hammond Band — in Chicago, IL Jon Hammond dressing room in the house that Bill Graham built - The Fillmore Auditorium - Jon Hammond Band The Fillmore Auditorium is a historic music venue in San Francisco, California, made famous by Bill Graham. Named for its original location at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard, it is situated in the historical center of the Western Addition neighborhood, on the edge of the Fillmore District and Upper Fillmore (lately known as Lower Pacific Heights). On July 5, 1968, Graham moved his concerts to a different venue in San Francisco, formerly known as The Carousel Ballroom and El Patio at Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue, that he renamed Fillmore West. The original Fillmore Auditorium continued under the name The Elite Club. Graham began presenting concerts at the original Fillmore Auditorium again in the 1980s, but it was closed due to earthquake damage in October 1989. After much structural work, in 1994 the original Geary Boulevard location reopened as The Fillmore. As of 2008, The Fillmore is leased and operated by Live Nation. In the mid-1960s, the Fillmore Auditorium became the focal point for psychedelic music and counterculture in general, with such acts as John Mahon, The Grateful Dead, The Steve Miller Band, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Byrds, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Carlos Santana, The Allman Brothers Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Miles Davis, and British acts The Who, Pink Floyd, Elton John, and Cream all performing at the venue.[2] Besides rock, Graham also featured non-rock acts such as Lenny Bruce, Miles Davis, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Charles Lloyd, Aretha Franklin, and Otis Redding as well as poetry readings. The venue had a legendary ambience as well as the stellar performances, often with swirling light-show projections, strobe lights and uninhibited dancing. The cultural impact of the Fillmore was very large. It is referenced by Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in a description of the counterculture of the 1960s in the San Francisco Bay area. The Fillmore was mentioned in the film Dirty Harry. Fillmore West[edit] Main article: Fillmore West After two years at the Fillmore Auditorium, because of a deteriorating neighborhood and the modest capacity of the hall, Bill Graham moved the venue in July 1968 from the original building at 1805 Geary Boulevard to the Carousel Ballroom at 10 South Van Ness Avenue, at the corner of Market Street which was renamed Fillmore West in contrast with Graham's Fillmore East auditorium in the East Village in New York City. There is now an automobile dealership at that location. The Elite Club[edit] The original Fillmore location became a venue called The Elite Club. For several years in the early 1980s, punk promoter Paul Rat booked punk rock shows at this venue. Punk bands that performed at The Elite Club include Bad Religion,[3] Black Flag, Bad Brains, The Dead Kennedys, The Red Rockers, T.S.O.L., Flipper, Gang of Four, and Public Image Ltd.[4] Reopening[edit] The Fillmore reopened under Graham's management in the mid-1980s, but it was damaged and closed by the Loma Prieta earthquake of October 1989. After Graham died in a helicopter crash in 1991, those close to him decided to carry out his final wish to retrofit and reopen the original Fillmore. The Fillmore reopened on April 27, 1994, with the band The Smashing Pumpkins playing an unannounced surprise show, and Primus playing the first official reopening show the following night. The Fillmore has once again become a San Francisco hot spot with frequent shows. For a standard show, the capacity of the Fillmore is 1,199 guests. Live Nation has recently begun a campaign to expand the Fillmore "brand" by changing the names of a number of established clubs it owns around the U.S. This includes clubs in Denver, Detroit, the Fillmore at the TLA in Philadelphia, the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York City, and the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami Beach, Florida. The Fillmore Charlotte opened in June 2009.[5] A Fillmore in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland, broke ground in 2010 and opened in late 2011. Traditions[edit] The Fillmore is also well known for its psychedelic concert posters by artists who in the 1960s included Wes Wilson and Rick Griffin. Copies of the night's poster are given to fans free of charge as they exit selected, sold-out shows. A chronological collection of these posters is on display in the mezzanine level of the auditorium today. Other traditions are carried on to this day. One is a large tub of free apples for concert goers positioned near the entrance. Another is a "greeter" who welcomes each guest as they enter with: "Welcome to the Fillmore!" — at The Fillmore The Buick! - Jon Hammond Band Patrik Gudmunds├Ąter Laurens Hammond was a Buick Fan! Fillmore Auditorium, Bill Graham Presents, Jon Hammond, Buick, Chicago, DVD Disc, NDR Sessions, Slick Accordion, Funky Jazz, Blues, Local 802, Musicians Union

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