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Bernard Pretty Purdie Dedicates Set To His Children Phyllis and Anthony in the house Mikell’s Jon Hammond Band

September 5, 2016

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Jon’s archive Bernard Pretty Purdie Dedicates Set To His Children Phyllis and Anthony in the house Mikell’s Jon Hammond Band aka Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men




New York NY — Flashback to August 1989 – Studio drummer Bernard Purdie takes the microphone on last set at Mikell’s with Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men band to dedicate the performance to his children Phyllis and Anthony. Theme song for the long-running cable TV program The Jon Hammond Show “Late Rent” original composition with
Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 organ
Bernard Purdie drums
Chuggy Carter percussion
Alex Foster alto saxophone
Barry Finnerty guitar

*Note: This historic clip is photographic proof that the actual location of Mikell’s was 760 Columbus Avenue at 97th and not 808 Columbus as the current Whole Foods near the old location claims, highly interesting!
This is some of the rare surviving footage from Mikell’s, in the house that night all night long was Hugh Masekela, Cornell Dupree and many musicians as Mikell’s was the traditional hang for all New York Studio Musicians until it’s closing.’s
As seen on The Jon Hammond Show cable TV program now in 34th year
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Bernard Purdie
Tyrone Smith and Bernard Purdie.jpg
Purdie (right) with saxophonist
Tyrone Smith, 2009
Background information
Birth name Bernard Lee Purdie
Also known as
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie
Mississippi Bigfoot
Born June 11, 1941 (age 75)
Elkton, Maryland, U.S.
Genres Rock, R&B, Funk, Soul
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1958–present
Labels A&M, Atco, EMI, Capitol
Associated acts James Brown, Jeff Beck, Hummingbird, Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, Gil Scott-Heron, King Curtis, The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Brecker, Quincy Jones, Hall & Oates, Isaac Hayes, Cat Stevens, Hair, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (soundtrack)
Bernard Lee “Pretty” Purdie (born June 11, 1941) is an American groove drummer, and is considered an influential and innovative funk musician.[1] He is known for his precise musical time keeping[2] and his signature use of triplets against a half-time backbeat: the “Purdie Shuffle.”[3] He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013.[4]

Purdie recorded Soul Drums (1968) as a band leader and although he went on to record Alexander’s Ragtime Band, the album remained unreleased until Soul Drums was reissued on CD in 2009 with the Alexander’s Ragtime Band sessions. Other solo albums include Purdie Good (1971), Soul Is … Pretty Purdie (1972) and the soundtrack for the blaxploitation film Lialeh (1973).

In the mid-1990s he was a member of The 3B’s, with Bross Townsend and Bob Cunningham.

Contents [hide]
1 Biography
2 Encounter Records
3 Drumming style
4 Discography
4.1 As leader/co-leader
4.2 As sideman
5 References
6 Bibliography
7 External links
At an early age Purdie began hitting cans with sticks and learned the elements of drumming techniques from overhearing lessons being given by Leonard Heywood. He later took lessons from Heywood and played in Heywood’s big band. Purdie’s other influences at that time were Papa Jo Jones, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Joe Marshall, Art Blakey,[5] as well as Cozy Cole, Sticks Evans, Panama Francis, Louis Bellson, and Herbie Lovelle.[6]

In 1961 he moved from his home town of Elkton, Maryland, to New York. In order to be able to obtain a licence to perform in public (minimum age 21), Purdie claimed he was born in 1939, while in fact he was born in 1941. There he played sessions with Mickey and Sylvia and regularly visited the Turf Club on 50th and Broadway, where musicians, agents, and promoters met and touted for business. It was during this period that he played for the saxophonist Buddy Lucas (musician), who nicknamed him ‘Mississippi Bigfoot’. Eventually Barney Richmond contracted him to play session work.[5] In a 1978 interview, Purdie claimed to have added drum overdubs to “several [tracks] of the Beatles’ Hamburg recording” with Tony Sheridan,[7] including “Ain’t She Sweet”, “Take Out Some Insurance on Me Baby” and “Sweet Georgia Brown”,[8] to give them a punchier sound for the US market.[9]

Purdie was contracted by arranger Sammy Lowe to play a session with James Brown in 1965 and recording session records also show that Purdie played on “Ain’t That A Groove”[10] at the same session.[5] This was one of several sessions he played with Brown and the track “Kansas City” from Brown’s album Cold Sweat (1967), displays one of the most sophisticated and driving shuffles recorded for Brown’s catalogue. Purdie is also credited on the albums Say It Loud-I’m Black and I’m Proud (1969)[11] and Get on the Good Foot (1972).[12]

Purdie started working with Aretha Franklin as musical director in 1970 and held that position for five years,[1] as well as drumming for Franklin’s opening act, King Curtis and The King Pins. In 1970 he performed with both bands at the Fillmore West; the resulting live recordings were released as Aretha Live at the Fillmore West (1971) and King Curtis’s Live at Fillmore West (1971).[13] His best known track with Franklin was “Rock Steady”,[14] on which he played what he described as “a funky and low down beat”. Of his time with Franklin he once commented that “backing her was like floating in seventh heaven”.[5]

Purdie was credited on the soundtrack album for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) and more recently he was the drummer for the 2009 Broadway revival of Hair and appeared on the associated Broadway cast recording.[15]

Purdie has been a resident of New Jersey, living in Edison, Teaneck and Springfield Township.[16]

Encounter Records[edit]
In 1973 Purdie founded Encounter Records and released five albums

EN 3000: Seldon Powell – Messin’ With
EN 3001: Sands of Time – Profile (with Jimmy Owens, Garnett Brown)
EN 3002: East Coast – East Coast (with Larry Blackmon, Gwen Guthrie, Haras Fyre)
EN 3003: Frank Owens – Brown N Serve (with Hugh McCracken) [17]
EN 3004: Harold Vick as “Sir Edward” – The Power of Feeling
Drumming style[edit]

Purdie shuffle variants[18] About this sound Play (help·info).

Purdie shuffle variant[19] About this sound Play (help·info).
Purdie is known as a groove drummer with immaculate timing and makes use of precision half note, backbeats, and grooves.[2] Purdie’s signature sixteenth note hi-hat lick pish-ship, pish-ship, pish-ship is distinct.[5] He often employs a straight eight groove sometimes fusing several influences such as swing, blues and funk. He created the now well-known drum pattern Purdie Half-Time Shuffle that is a blues shuffle variation with the addition of syncopated ghost notes on the snare drum.[19] Variations on this shuffle can be heard on songs such as Led Zeppelin’s “Fool in the Rain”, The Police’s Walking on the Moon, Death Cab For Cutie’s “Grapevine Fires”, and Toto’s “Rosanna” (Rosanna shuffle).[19][20] Purdie’s shuffle can be heard on Steely Dan’s “Babylon Sisters”[21] and “Home At Last”.[19]

As leader/co-leader[edit]
Soul Drums (Date, 1968)
Purdie Good! (Prestige, 1971) [note: reissued as Legends Of Acid Jazz: Bernard Purdie in 1996]
Stand by Me (Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get) (Mega, 1971) -with The Playboys
Soul Is… Pretty Purdie (Flying Dutchman, 1972)
Shaft (Prestige, 1973) -recorded 1971 [note: reissued as Legends Of Acid Jazz: Bernard Purdie in 1996]
Lialeh (Original Movie Soundtrack) (Bryan, 1974)
Delights Of The Garden (Douglas/Celluloid, 1975) -with The Last Poets
Purdie As A Picture (Kilmarnock, 1993) -with Galt MacDermot’s New Pulse Jazz Band
Coolin’ ‘N Groovin’ (A Night At “On-Air”) (Lexington/West 47th, 1993)
Bernard Purdie’s Jazz Groove Sessions In Toyko (Lexington/West 47th, 1993)
After Hours With The 3B’s (3B’s Music #3B-001, 1993)
Soothin’ ‘N Groovin’ With The 3B’s (3B’s Music #3B-002, 1994) -with Houston Person
The Hudson River Rats (3B’s Music #3B-003, 1995)
Fatback! The Jazz Funk Masters Featuring Bernard Purdie (Seven Seas, 1995)
Kick ‘N Jazz (Drum Beat Blocks, 1996)
Soul To Jazz I (Act, 1996) -with The WDR Big Band
Soul To Jazz II (Act, 1997) -with The WDR Big Band
In The Pocket (P-Vine, 1997)
Get It While You Can (3B’s Music #3B-004, 1999) -with The Hudson River Rats
Masters Of Groove Meet Dr. No (Jazzateria, 2000) -with Reuben Wilson, Grant Green Jr., Tarus Mateen
King Of The Beat (3B’s Music #3B-005, 2001)
Purdie Good Cookin’ (3B’s Music #3B-006, 2003) -with Purdie’s Powerhouse
Godfathers Of Groove [this is their 2nd album] (18th & Vine, 2005) -with Reuben Wilson, Grant Green Jr., Jerry Jemmott [note: originally released as Masters Of Groove]
Godfathers Of Groove 3 (18th & Vine, 2008) -with Reuben Wilson, Grant Green Jr., Bill Easley
Jersey Blue (Running Rogue, 2009) -with Gene McCormick, Jack Hoban
Selling It Like It Is (Cadence Jazz, 2013) -with David Haney; recorded 2009
As sideman[edit]
Herbie Mann – Our Mann Flute (Atlantic, 1966)
Jack McDuff – A Change Is Gonna Come (Atlantic, 1966)
Freddie McCoy – Funk Drops (Prestige, 1966)
Gábor Szabó – Jazz Raga (Impulse!, 1966)
Benny Golson – Tune In, Turn On (Verve, 1967)
James Brown – Cold Sweat (King, 1967)
King Curtis & His Kingpins – Instant Soul (Atco, 1967)
Nina Simone – Nina Simone Sings the Blues (RCA, 1967)
Phil Upchurch – Feeling Blue (Milestone, 1967)
Tom Rush – The Circle Game (Elektra, 1968)
The Soul Finders – Sweet Soul Music (RCA, 1968)[22]
David “Fathead” Newman – Bigger & Better (Atlantic, 1968),
David “Fathead” Newman – The Many Facets of David Newman (Atlantic, 1969)
Freddie McCoy – Listen Here (Prestige, 1968)
Albert Ayler – New Grass (Impulse!, 1968)
Shirley Scott – Soul Song (Atlantic, 1968)
Jimmy McGriff – Electric Funk (Blue Note, 1969)
James Brown – Say It Loud…I’m Black And I’m Proud (King, 1969)
Sonny Phillips – Sure ‘Nuff (Prestige, 1969)
Al Kooper – You Never Know Who Your Friends Are (Columbia, 1969)
Hank Crawford – Mr. Blues Plays Lady Soul (Atlantic, 1969)
Gary Burton – Good Vibes (Atlantic, 1969)
Shirley Scott – Shirley Scott & the Soul Saxes (Atlantic, 1969)
Yusef Lateef – Yusef Lateef’s Detroit (Atlantic, 1969)
Boogaloo Joe Jones – Boogaloo Joe (Prestige, 1969)
Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Soul Talk (Prestige, 1969)
Gene Ammons – The Boss Is Back! (Prestige, 1969)
Gene Ammons – Brother Jug! (Prestige, 1969)
Rusty Bryant – Night Train Now! (Prestige, 1969)
Herbie Hancock – Fat Albert Rotunda (Warner Bros., 1969)
Dizzy Gillespie – Cornucopia (Solid State, 1969)
Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Black Feeling! (Prestige, 1969)
Larry Coryell – Coryell (Vanguard, 1969)
Sonny Phillips – Black on Black! (Prestige, 1970)
Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Here It ‘Tis (Prestige, 1970)
Boogaloo Joe Jones – Right On Brother (Prestige, 1970)
Boogaloo Joe Jones – No Way! (Prestige, 1970)
B.B. King – Completely Well (ABC, 1970)
Robert Palmer’s Insect Trust – Hoboken Saturday Night (Atco, 1970)
Charles Kynard – Afro-Disiac (Prestige, 1970)
Eddie Palmieri – Harlem River Drive (Roulette, 1970)
Five Stairsteps – O-o-h Child (Buddah, 1970)
Charles Kynard – Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui (Beautiful People) (Prestige, 1970)
Houston Person – Houston Express (Prestige, 1970)
Hank Crawford – It’s a Funky Thing to Do (Cotillion, 1971)
Boogaloo Joe Jones – What It Is (Prestige, 1971)
Eddie Harris and Les McCann – Second Movement (Atlantic, 1971)
David “Fathead” Newman – Captain Buckles (Cotillion, 1971)
Aretha Franklin – Aretha Live at Fillmore West (Atlantic, 1971)
Oliver Nelson – Swiss Suite (Flying Dutchman, 1971)
King Curtis – Live at Fillmore West (Atlantic, 1971)
Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Wild Horses Rock Steady (Kudu/CTI, 1971)
Larry Coryell – Fairyland (Mega, 1971)
Herbie Mann – Push Push (Embryo/Atlantic, 1971)
Dizzy Gillespie – The Real Thing (Perception, 1971)
Gato Barbieri – El Pampero (Flying Dutchman, 1971)
Gil Scott-Heron – Pieces of a Man (Flying Dutchman, 1971)
Les McCann – Invitation to Openness (Atlantic, 1972)
Hank Crawford – Help Me Make It Through the Night (Kudu/CTI, 1972)
Aretha Franklin – Young, Gifted and Black (Atlantic, 1972)
James Brown – Get On The Good Foot (Polydor, 1972)
Hubert Laws – Wild Flower (Atlantic, 1972)
Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace (Atlantic, 1972)
Esther Phillips – Alone Again Naturally (Kudu/CTI, 1972)
Miles Davis – Get Up with It (Columbia, 1972)
Ronnie Foster – Sweet Revival (Blue Note, 1972)
Hank Crawford – We Got a Good Thing Going (Kudu/CTI, 1972)
Buddy Terry – Lean on Him (Mainstream, 1973)
David “Fathead” Newman – The Weapon (Atlantic, 1973)
Gato Barbieri – Bolivia (Flying Dutchman, 1973)
B.B. King – Guess Who (ABC, 1973)
Cat Stevens – Foreigner (A&M, 1973)
Hall & Oates – Abandoned Luncheonette (Atlantic, 1973)
Bette Midler – Bette Midler (Atlantic, 1973)
Jimmy McGriff – Come Together (Groove Merchant, 1974)
Gato Barbieri – Yesterdays (Flying Dutchman, 1974)
Joe Cocker – I Can Stand A Little Rain (A&M, 1974)
Rusty Bryant – Until It’s Time for You to Go (Prestige, 1974)
Bama The Village Poet – Ghettos Of The Mind (Chess, 1974)[23]
Arif Mardin – Journey (Atlantic, 1974)
Cornell Dupree – Teasin’ (Atlantic, 1975)
Todd Rundgren – Initiation (Bearsville, 1975)
Jorge Dalto – Chevere (United Artists, 1976)
Hummingbird – We Can’t Go On Meeting Like This (A&M, 1976)
Steely Dan – The Royal Scam (ABC, 1976)
Steely Dan – Aja (ABC, 1977)[5]
Hummingbird – Diamond Nights (A&M, 1977)
Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis – Home In The Country (Savoy, 1977)
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson – You Can’t Make Love Alone (Flying Dutchman, 1977)
Joe Cocker – Luxury You Can Afford (Elektra, 1978)
Felix Pappalardi – Don’t Worry, Ma (A&M, 1979)
Dizzy Gillespie – Digital at Montreux, 1980 (Pablo, 1980)
Steely Dan – Gaucho (MCA, 1980)
B.B. King – There Must Be a Better World Somewhere (MCA, 1981)
Houston Person – Heavy Juice (Muse, 1982)
Hank Crawford – Mr. Chips (Milestone, 1986)
Flip Phillips and Scott Hamilton – A Sound Investment (Concord, 1987)
Jimmy McGriff – Blue To The ‘Bone (Milestone, 1988)
Jimmy Smith – Damn! (Verve, 1995)
Reuben Wilson – Organ Blues (Jazzateria, 2001)
Oliver Darley – Introducing Oliver Darley (East West, 2001)[24]
Elliott Randall – Still Reelin’ [EP] (Private Collection Records, 2007)
Larry Coryell – Earthquake at the Avalon, (inakustik, 2009)[25]
Hair – Broadway Cast Recording (Ghostlight/Razor & Tie, 2009)
Chihiro Yamanaka – Reminiscence (Verve, 2011)
Mick Taylor – East Coast Tour appearances (2012) ”

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Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows.

“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.”

Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.”

In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.”

Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon in the early 70s

Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.”

When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.”

In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”.

The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

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In 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.”

Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.”

In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.”

Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.”

Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere.

In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’”

Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.”

Jon has released four CDs

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JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70’s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O’Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue “Easy Living”, and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon’s “Live on the street” video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it’s 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”. LINK Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group

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Tuesday, April 5 at 9 PM Musikmesse Warm Up Party celebrating 30 years

Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years

Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years

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Hammond Organ NAMM Extravaganza to take place Friday January 23 2015 Center Stage 12 Noon All Star Band

January 17, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hammond Organ NAMM Extravaganza to take place Friday January 23 2015 Center Stage 12 Noon All Star Band

Anaheim Convention Center — Hammond Organ NAMM Extravaganza to take place Friday January 23 2015 Center Stage 12 Noon All Star Band

Jon Hammond Funk Unit – featuring the incredible Dom Famularo drumming legend, from Tokyo Japan Koei Tanaka aka Suzuki Santa on harmonica,
tenor saxophonist Alex Budman, The Wild Man aka Berger-meister Joe Berger guitar, original member of Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men:
Leslie J. Carter aka Chuggy Carter on percussion and Leader Jon Hammond at the Hammond Organ for a very special Lunch Set Showcase on the
NAMM Center Stage on Center Patio of Anaheim Convention Center by the excellent BBQ – special thanks to Bespeco Accessori (Musical Accessories) from Castelfidardo Italy, JJ Guitars of UK, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Sabian Cymbals, Sennheiser Discover True Sound, P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Saxophones, Bernies Music Land, Australian Music Association – as seen on MNN TV Channel 1 The Jon Hammond Show 31st Year Manhattan the Bronx and Streaming World Wide – Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues – member publisher ASCAP, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM, Local 6 Musicians Union of San Francisco CA – Excelsior Accordions – HammondCast Radio and TV

Performance Info
Set Time:
Friday, January 23, 2015 – 12:00pm to 12:40pm
Anaheim C.C.
Artist Info
Joe Berger: Guitar/Guitarist
Dom Famularo: Drums/Drummer
Alex Budman: Tenor Saxopohone/Saxophonist
Koei Tanaka: Harmonica
Jon Hammond: Organ / Leader
Chuggy Carter: percussion

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“Head Phone” – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group

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(Higher Quality) Surprise! Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond reprise “Pocket Funk” on NAMM Center Patio Stage: Koei Tanaka harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the organ and Bernard Purdie on the fatback drums! Very special thanks to Dom Famularo (Sabian), Bespeco Accessori, Alex Mingmann Hsieh / P Mauriat HQ Pmauriat Albest saxophones, Suzuki Musical Instruments Instruments, JJ Guitars, The NAMM Show Organization – Greg Herreman Productions –
Bernard Purdie / Bernard “Pretty” Purdie / Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site “Pocket Funk” ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim

Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit”
“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants

NAMM Hilton Sound Soul Summit Jon Hammond Band Late Rent Jazz Funk Soul Blues



NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

NAMM Hilton Sound Soul Summit Jon Hammond Band Late Rent Jazz Funk Soul Blues

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NAMM Show Special Jon Hammond Band Featuring Bernard Purdie Father of Funk

March 30, 2014

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Special thanks to Jeff Guilford for this long shot camera work of The NAMM Show Special Sound Soul Summit performance of Jon Hammond Band in honor of 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ presented by Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments and Keyboard Magazine – Stephen Fortner Editor of Keyboard announcing as Jon Hammond and legendary studio drummer Bernard Purdie reprise Jon’s composition “Head Phone” with tenor saxophonist Alex Budman, from Tokyo Japan Koei Tanaka harmonica, Joe Berger guitar. Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 Hammond Organ with Bernard Purdie aka Bernard “Pretty” Purdie on the fatback drums – incredible steady camera work Jeff, thanks! Jon Hammond Band Jon Hammond Organ Group special thanks Scott May, Gregg Gregory Gronowski, Steve Simmons of Hammond Suzuki USA NAMM Show Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM


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— with Jon Hammond, Alex Budman, Scott May, Joe Berger, Pmauriat Albest, Gregory Gronowski and Bernard Purdie at Hilton Anaheim

PHOTO on Bandstand Bernard Purdie by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International:

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FATHEAD Late Rent JON HAMMOND and The Late Rent Session Men band

November 20, 2011

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FATHEAD Late Rent JON HAMMOND and The Late Rent Session Men band:
Tenor Saxophonist David Fathead Newman on Jon Hammond Band theme song LATE RENT in Zanzibar and Grill NYC
Bernard Purdie drums *note: classic example of Bernard’s signature “Purdie Shuffle” on Late Rent groove by Jon Hammond at B3 organ with his long time theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV Show
George Naha rhythm guitar on this date.
28th year on MNNTV Time Warner and RCN Cable New York City special thanks and R.I.P. Eric Fuchsman and
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Late Rent David Fathead Newman Jon Hammond HammondCast Bernard Purdie Ray Charles B3 Organ Zanzibar KYOURADIO — with Jon Hammond Band in New York, New York.

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R.I.P. David Fathead Newman

Bernard “Pretty” Purdie with the Purdie Shuffle on the Late Rent groove here


The late great tenor saxophonist David Fathead Newman getting down on Jon Hammond composition “Pocket Funk”
Jon Hammond at the B3 Organ, explosive funk solo from Bernard Purdie “The Hit Maker”, George Naha is the rhythm guitarist
on this date at Zanzibar And Grill New York City May 17th 1990, camera: Joe Berger, R.I.P. David Newman and Zanzibar owner
Eric Fuchsman ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP Jon Hammond is Host of Hammond Cast Show KYOURADIO

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*LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 21 broadcasting from San Francisco California

HammondCast 21, broadcasting from San Francisco California, organist/composer & bandleader JON HAMMOND playing fresh new tracks from recent record date in NDR Radio Hamburg “NDR SESSIONS” with new breakout original composition: “Pay Phone Johnny”, and classics: “Our Day Will Come”, “Blues in the Night” and Hammond’s long-time theme song as intro/outro: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to musicians: LUTZ BUCHNER (saxophones), JOE GALLARDO (trombone), HEINZ LICHIUS (drums) and Co-Producer: KNUT BENZNER, and NDR Radio Engineer: RUDY GROSSER. This record date was recorded in the famous Studio 1 of NDR Radio in Hamburg Germany. Hammond talks about meeting Robin Williams and flying to New York City to attend IAJE Jazz Educators event. As heard on KYOU 1550 AM and on the internet


NDR Studio 1 Control Room – L to R: Joe Gallardo, Heinz Lichius, Jon Hammond, Lutz Buechner, Rudy Grosser

NDR SESSIONS Projekt disc art by Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP


HammondCast 19 starts out in Frankfurt Germany recording in AFN Europe Headquarters on one big tube microphone featuring Hungarian tenor saxophone star TONY LAKATOS, now a member of the HR Radio Big Band. And a slow rainy day Blues featuring guitarist JOE BERGER and RAY GRAPPONE drums, Jon on the XB-2 organ/bass. Also a 35 year-old recording of my old rock band HADES and a shout out to the bass player STEVE WRIGHT who is recuperating from a stroke and heart attack but is now starting to speak again, get better Steve! From there to 1995 recording in LE BAR BAT NYC playing Jon’s tune “Pocket Funk”. A song I recorded with Eddie Money that is close to Eddie’s heart: “I’ve Been Lovin’ You Too Long” for all the Eddie Money freaks out there. I just saw Eddie in NY and he’s doin’ fine, still touring in a city near you! And finally ending up back in AFN Europe Headquarters playing Jon Hammond’s theme song: “LATE RENT”, dedicated to YOU of KYOU the your Rent will never be Late!

Jon Hammond Band – Special Late Show Saturday Dec. 3rd 1-3AM at BITTER END on Bleecker St. Greenwich Village New York City

L to R: Joe Berger guitar, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Ray Grappone drums, Jon Hammond organ

As Seen On MCTV MNNTV Cable Access TV Show The Jon Hammond Show 28th Year

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LIVE in The Bitter End

The Bitter End is a nightclub in New York City’s Greenwich Village. It opened its doors in 1961 at 147 Bleecker Street under the auspices of owner Fred Weintraub. The club changed its name to The Other End during the 1970s. However eventually after a few years the owners changed the club’s name back to the more recognizable Bitter End.


An earlier club, “The Cock and Bull” operated on the same premises with the same format, in the late 1950s. The poet/comedian Hugh Romney (who later became known as Wavy Gravy) read there.
During the early 1960s the club hosted Folk music “hootenanies” every Tuesday night, featuring many performers who have since become legendary. During its heyday the Bitter End showcased a wide range of talented and legendary musicians, comedians, and theatrical performers.[1]
In 1968 Paul Colby, who began his career as a song plugger for Benny Goodman’s publishing company, and went on to work for Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, and Guy Lombardo, became the manager and booking agent at The Bitter End, and in 1974 he purchased it.[2][3]
In the mid 1970s, the club became known as the birthplace of Bob Dylans Rolling Thunder Revue, which featured such names as Joni Mitchell, Roger McGuinn, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Joan Baez, T-Bone Burnett, Ronee Blakely, Mick Ronson, and many other guest stars.
The City of New York bestowed landmark status to the night club on July 23, 1992.

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Ronnie Smith Jr., Stephen Ferrone, Bernard Purdie The Hit Maker

1. Late Rent Listen
2. Original Announcement from Jon Hammond Show Listen
3. Pocket Funk Listen
4. Lydia’s Tune Listen
5. The Sidewinder Listen
6. Announcement by al “Jazzbeaux” Collins Listen
7. Head Phone Listen
8. White Onions Listen
9. Party Is Forbidden Here Listen
10. Get Back in the Groove Listen
11. White Onions [Live] Listen
12. Head Phone [Live] Listen
13. Afn Announcement #1 Listen
14. Nu Funk (Hip Hot Chitlins) [Live] Listen
15. Afn Announcement #2

This is a re-issue of Jon’s 1995 European release “Late Rent.” Never before available in the U.S., it contains a collection of recordings featuring Bernard Purdie and Steve Ferrone on drums, as well as Todd Anderson and Alex Foster on sax, Barry Finnerty and Graham Hawthorne, Ray Grappone, Jim Preston and Chuggy Carter. The record is a swinging and funky compilation of original tracks written by Jon Hammond, as well as some anecdotal asides and a guest appearance by Jazzbeaux Collins. Lots of great solos and organ sounds as well as melodies and groove.

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Payphone Johnny
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The More I See You
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Our Day Will Come
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No X-Cess Baggage Blues
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Easy Living
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Besame Mucho
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Polka Dots and Moonbeams
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Blues in the Night
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Theme from Black Orpheus
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Satin Doll
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My One and Only Love
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Late Rent – Live

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Nu Funk (Hip Hop Chitlins) – Live

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AFN Announcement 1

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Head Phone – Live

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Get Back In the Groove

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Party Is Forbidden Here

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White Onions

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Head Phone

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Announcement By Al Jazzbeaux Collins

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The Sidewinder

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Lydia’s Tune

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Pocket Funk

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Original Announcement from Jon Hammond Show

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Jennifer’s Song
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Cannonball ’99 (One More Time!)
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Soon I Will Be Free
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Thing in C Minor
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Cosmo Lane
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Remembering Stanley
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Six Year Itch
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Alternative To Clips On Cable by Kim Freeman Billboard Magazine March 19, 1984

NEW YORK—Year-old BackBeat Productions hopes to break new ground in the video medium with it’s first project, “The Jon Hammond Show.” Currently airing on Manhattan Cable’s Channel 3 and San Francisco’s public access Channel 25, the program is a half hour of computer generated graphics synchronized with original jazz-fusion and rock music. Hammond’s voice and his tapping boot are the only human intrusions during the show.
“It’s an alternative to the conceptual and concert footage videos. We’re delivering an art form.” says the show’s host, BackBeat’s co-founder Jon Hammond. The company also functions as a label, and Hammond says the broadcast will be a vehicle to expose artists on the BackBeat roster.
Hammond say’s he’s close to securing slots on public access channels in New Orleans, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston and plans to recoup investements by syndicating the show to national networks if and when it gains an audience.
His partner in the venture is former Crusaders guitarist Barry Finnerty, who wrote the music for the first program. All songs on the “Jon Hammond Show” feature BackBeat’s studio band of Finnerty, keyboardist Hammond, drummer Steve Ferrone and saxophonist Todd Anderson.

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Comedians who appeared early in their careers
Woody Allen[4]
Harry Anderson
Sandra Bernhard
Elayne Boosler
David Brenner
Albert Brooks
Lenny Bruce
George Carlin[4]
Dick Cavett[4]
Cheech & Chong
Bill Cosby[4]
Billy Crystal
Don Imus
Robert Klein
Steve Landesberg
Jay Leno
Martin Mull
Pat Paulsen
Freddie Prinze
Richard Pryor
Joan Rivers[4]
Hugh Romney aka Wavy Gravy
Chris Rush[5]
Mort Sahl
David Steinberg
Jon Stewart
Rip Taylor
Lily Tomlin
Flip Wilson
Steven Wright
Henny Youngman
Peter Allen
Luther Allison
Mose Allison
Tori Amos
Maxene Andrews
Joan Armatrading
Joan Baez
Jon Hammond Kevin Beres
Chuck Berry
Stephen Bishop
Ronee Blakely
The Box Tops
Glen Burtnik
Blues Traveler
Oscar Brand
The Brandos
Brewer & Shipley
David Bromberg
Jackson Browne
Bunky and Jake
Burlap to Cashmere
Vanessa Carlton
The Chamber Brothers
Harry Chapin
Tracy Chapman
Charles & Eddie
Merry Clayton
Judy Collins
Shawn Colvin
Chick Corea
Larry Coryell
James Cotton
The Critters
Jim Croce
David Crosby
Lacy J. Dalton
The Charlie Daniels Band
Miles Davis
Gavin DeGraw
John Denver
Neil Diamond
Bo Diddley
Bob Dylan
Yvonne Elliman
Cass Elliott[4]
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Joe Ely
The Everly Brothers
Mimi Farina
Jose Feliciano
Steve Forbert
Jeffrey Gaines
Stan Getz
Andy Gibb
G. Love & Special Sauce
Steve Goodman
Stéphane Grappelli
The Grateful Dead[6]
Arlo Guthrie
Bill Haley
Hall & Oates
The Happenings
Tim Hardin
John Hartford
Donny Hathaway
Richie Havens
Jake Holmes
Robert Hunter
Ian & Sylvia
Janis Ian
Indigo Girls
The Isley Brothers
Etta James
Tommy James & the Shondells
Billy Joel
Dr. John
Janis Joplin
Norah Jones
Kangaroo Jones
Doug Kershaw
Lisa Kindred
Morgana King
Leo Kottke
Kris Kristofferson
Lady Gaga
Marvin Gaye
Nil Lara
Gordon Lightfoot
Little Feat
Lisa Loeb
Los Lonely Boys
Taj Mahal
Melissa Manchester
Chuck Mangione
Hugh Masekela
Curtis Mayfield
Ed McCurdy
Rod McKuen
Sarah McLachlan
Don McLean
Ingrid Michaelson
Bette Midler
Liza Minnelli
Chad Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
Van Morrison
Maria Muldaur
Shawn Mullins
Johnny Nash
Fred Neil
Ricky Nelson
Bob Neuwirth
Randy Newman
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Laura Nyro
Phil Ochs
Les Paul
Tom Paxton
Peaches & Herb
Ann Peebles
Peter, Paul and Mary
The Persuasions
Jean-Luc Ponty
Billy Preston
Dory Previn
John Prine
Kenny Rankin
Helen Reddy
Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
Linda Ronstadt
Rusted Root
Otis Rush
Tom Rush
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
Sam & Dave
Mongo Santamaria
Gil Scott-Heron
The Searchers
John Sebastian
The Serendipity Singers[4]
Pete Seeger
The Shells
Carly Simon
Nina Simone
Patti Smith
Phoebe Snow
Spin Doctors
The Staple Singers
Curtis Stigers
Barbra Streisand
The Tarriers
James Taylor
Livingston Taylor
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
George Thorogood & the Destroyers
The Triplets
Kenny Vance and The Planotones
Suzanne Vega
Jerry Jeff Walker
Wendy Wall
Joe Walsh
Jimmy Webb
Mary Wells
Josh White
Paul Williams
Bill Withers
Stevie Wonder
Jesse Colin Young
Neil Young
Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
[edit]Live albums recorded

Albums by Peter, Paul and Mary, Randy Newman, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, The Isley Brothers, and Tommy James & the Shondells, among others, have been recorded live at the Bitter End.

Harold Channer Conversations Speaking With Jon Hammond

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Intelligent Relevant Television Talk
Harold Channer is a talk-show host on public access television network Manhattan Neighborhood Network, or MNN. He is the longest-running producer for the network, having done over 2,200 interviews over 40 years. Speaking here with Jon Hammond HammondCast

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Intelligent Relevant Television Talk
Harold Channer is a talk-show host on public access television network Manhattan Neighborhood Network, or MNN. He is the longest-running producer for the network, having done over 2,200 interviews over 40 years. Speaking here with Jon Hammond of KYOU Radio, Music News Brought To you by Jon Hammond on Conversations, Pt 3 of one hour program

STELLWERK Late Rent JON HAMMOND Band Harburg Bahnhof Organ Jazz Blues Theme Song

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Photos Just In! Bernard Purdie and Friends Midnight Showcase Winter NAMM Show Courtesy of Bernie Capicchiano

February 6, 2010

Photos Just In! Bernard Pretty Purdie and Friends Midnight Showcase Winter NAMM Show Hilton Anaheim, Courtesy of Bernie Capicchiano Bernies Music Land Ringwood Australia, thanks Bernie!

Jon Hammond at XK-1 Hammond organ, Bernard Pretty Purdie drums, Tim Hern guitar, Winston Byrd trumpet, photo by Bernie

Horns: Winston Byrd trumpet, Shea Marshall tenor, Joe Berger partially shown guitar, Leslie Gray guitar, Bernard Pretty Purdie drums, Tim Hern guitar, Mahlon Hawk bass, Jon Hammond XK-1 organ, photo by Bernie

Jason Taylor aka Mallet Man vibes, Leslie Gray guitar, Winston Byrd trumpet, Tim Hern guitar, Bernard Pretty Purdie drums, Jon Hammond XK-1 organ, photo by Bernie Capicchiano

Bernard Pretty Purdie and Friends mixed by Denny Mack photo by Bernie Capicchiano

Jon Hammond at XK-1 organ, Winston Byrd trumpet, Bernard Pretty Purdie drums, Mahlon Hawk bass, photo by Bernie

Leslie Gray and Tim Hern guitars, Winston Byrd and Shea Marshall horns, Bernard Pretty Purdie drums, Mahlon Hawk bass, Jon Hammond XK-1 organ, photo by Bernie Capicchiano

Raised shot of Hilton-Muzeo stage Bernard Pretty Purdie and Friends midnight showcase Winter NAMM 2010 photo by Bernie Capicchiano of Bernies Music Land

Special podcast broadcast Winter NAMM Special HammondCast Show KYOURADIO

Special podcasted broadcast Winter NAMM Special HammondCast Show KYOURADIO
*Click HERE FOR AUDIO HammondCast KYOURADIO live recording with BERNARD PURDIE and FRIENDS at Winter NAMM Show “Pocket Funk” & “Mr. Magic”, JAMES BROWN “Night Train”, “Think”, “I’m Black and I’m Proud”, TERRY HAGGERTY “In Your Arms” © JH INTL.

Please kindly vote for Jon Hammond Band in the Guitar Center Your Next Record with Slash contest:

Bernard Pretty Purdie and Jon Hammond FSB = Funk Soul Blues
Vote for us in the Guitar Center Your Next Record with Slash Contest

Winter NAMM 2010 Midnight Showcase Hilton Hotel Hilton-Muzeo

Jon Hammond at XK-1 Hammond Organ Winter NAMM 2010 midnight showcase, audio on this special podcast HammondCast Show KYOURADIO

Winter NAMM, Bernard Pretty Purdie, Jon Hammond, HammondCast, Pocket Funk, ASCAP, Local 802 Musicians Union, Hilton Hotel, Funk Soul Blues, Drums Organ KYOU RADIO

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Special podcast broadcast Winter NAMM Special HammondCast Show KYOURADIO

February 4, 2010

Special podcasted broadcast Winter NAMM Special HammondCast Show KYOURADIO
*Click HERE FOR AUDIO HammondCast KYOURADIO live recording with BERNARD PURDIE and FRIENDS at Winter NAMM Show “Pocket Funk” & “Mr. Magic”, JAMES BROWN “Night Train”, “Think”, “I’m Black and I’m Proud”, TERRY HAGGERTY “In Your Arms” © JH INTL.
Please kindly vote for Jon Hammond Band in the Guitar Center Your Next Record with Slash contest:

Bernard Pretty Purdie and Jon Hammond FSB = Funk Soul Blues
Vote for us in the Guitar Center Your Next Record with Slash Contest

Winter NAMM 2010 Midnight Showcase Hilton Hotel Hilton-Muzeo

Jon Hammond at XK-1 Hammond Organ Winter NAMM 2010 midnight showcase, audio on this special podcast HammondCast Show KYOURADIO

Winter NAMM, Bernard Pretty Purdie, Jon Hammond, HammondCast, Pocket Funk, ASCAP, Local 802 Musicians Union, Hilton Hotel, Funk Soul Blues, Drums Organ KYOU RADIO