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For My Friends In The Nakamichi Audiophile Group

November 13, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: For My Friends In The Nakamichi Audiophile Group

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ForMyFriendsInTheNakamichiAudiophileGroup

by Jon Hammond



For my friends in the Nakamichi Audiophile Group:
I used good old Maxell Type II cassette tapes for this live recording date I personally recorded on my Nakamichi
550, which I am the original owner purchaser of – I plunked down $550
cash for my Nak at Harvey Electronics on W. 45th Street NYC in 1976 – I
made this recording with 3 Sennheiser
microphones placed around the bandstand in the Ellington Room – the
tune “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” I wrote for my friends at PIA Pakistan International Airlines – they very kindly let me take excess baggage on numerous flights I made with them out of John F. Kennedy International Airport – when you play Hammond Organ, it’s impossible to travel light. I go way back with all of these fine musicians – that’s Chuggy Carter on the percussion – Ray Grapponedrums – Joe Berger aka Joe Berger2 in the string section on his custom built JJ Guitars – tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson, Todd was my teacher for arranging and composition back in 1973 at the Berklee College of Music
in Beantown MA – Todd is also on my very first album ‘Late Rent’ one of
New York’s finest – all these cats are veteran players and studio 
musicians, and I have been around the block a few times myself – yours’ 
truly Jon Hammond at my 1959 Hammond B3 organ and covering the bass as well – through my custom built Bill Beer super high-power Leslie speaker with all JBL
speaker and horn components – enjoy! *Note: When I’m talking, the audio
is back to the vid tape – I just plugged an SM-58 in to a little Fender Amp Can battery powered amp – back to basics and analog, big thanks to Willy Hermann Services William Hermann Jr.

 got my intermittent left channel working! – Jon Hammond Band
– the “Blend Mic” ‘3rd channel’ Nakamichi system gives a unique 3 
dimensional sound to live audio recordings – that’s why even today the 
old Grateful Dead heads crave these machines – can’t beat it – and you get real good at flipping cassettes! – JH

Times Square, New York City.



Here I am with one of my all-time heroes, the honorable Terence Hallinan
– 



when I played Terence’s birthday party a few years back in San 
Francisco CA at Rasselas Jazz Club & Restaurant on Fillmore Street 
when Terence was running for re-election as District Attorney of San 
Francisco, and he was a great DA! The who’s who of San Francisco were 
there in his honor, including former SF Mayor Willie Brown, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi,
Lisa Hallinan and all the Hallinan’s,
 Mayor of New York David N. 
Dinkins, club owner Agonafer Shiferaw – and many more, it was a grand 
party…big honor to play for Terence and everybody there! – Jon Hammond
 — with Terence Hallinan 

Jon Hammond Funk Unit



Performance Info
Friday, January 26, 2018 – 2:00pm to 2:40pm
NAMM Show Pioneer DJ Arena Plaza Stage – Jon Hammond
believe in music award winner



– all star band, 40 minute outdoor concert – Anaheim Convention Center #NammShow


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Jon Hammond and Marc Baum playing this weekend at Bay Area Guitar Show vintage amps and guitars

January 13, 2012

Jon Hammond and Marc Baum playing this weekend at Bay Area Guitar Show vintage amps and guitars January 14-15 Marin Civic Center

*LINK: 4 Amigos Guitar Shows

*Note: Look for the Flying Circus 1965 Fender Twin Reverb JBL speakers Jon will be playing Hammond organ through, the amp will go

to the highest bidder over $1,500:

Marc Baum and Jon Hammond will be playing periodically throughout both days on the floor

Flying Circus + Clover Posters *special thanks Clover Info Page

*Photo: Jon Hammond at AghaRTA Jazz Centrum Prague Czech Republic


Jon Hammond at AghaRTA Jazz Centrum Prague Czech Republic
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Akio Yono and Jon Hammond enroute to Muzika trade show in Prague at Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof prior to Yono being taken off train
by corrupt Czech passport control agents who terrified Mr. Yono for hours and shook him down for bribe money to let him continue journey to Prague where he rejoined Mr. Hammond.

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Akio Yono and Jon Hammond enroute to Muzika trade show in Prague at Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof prior to Yono being taken off train

Akio Yono and Jon Hammond enroute to Muzika trade show in Prague at Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof prior to Yono being taken off train

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Akio Yono and Jon Hammond enroute to Muzika trade show in Prague at Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
just prior to Yono being taken off the train by corrupt Czech passport control agents who terrified Mr. Yono for hours and shook him down for bribe money to let him continue journey to Prague where he rejoined Mr. Hammond.

Winter NAMM Pictures brought to you by Jon Hammond powered by WebTV aka MSNTV

*LINK: http://community-4.webtv.net/HammondsBolero/WinterNAMM2005/

Winter NAMM 2010 Photos coming in a few days, be sure to drop by my set at the Hilton Hotel with Bernard Purdie on Friday night 11PM Jan. 15th on the Hilton-Muzeo Stage for a set of FSB Funk Soul Blues http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonhammond/4192877170/

The traditional NAMM opening parade

Leading the traditional NAMM opening parade was Larry “Link” Linkin (clarinet) and Sesame Street’s Elmo.

Mr. H. Ohno of Suzuki Corp. performing on-the-spot XB-2 repair of Jon Hammond’s instrument

Watching Mr. Ohno of Suzuki repair my Hammond XB-2 organ was like seeing the Beatles live for me! He said, “This organ was my first design.” *and what a design!

JJ GUITARS of England

JOE BERGER with JJ GUITARS of England, handmade electric guitars built 8 miles from John Entwistle’s castle.

JIM MARSHALL creator of legendary MARSHALL AMPLIFIERS

JOE BERGER & JON HAMMOND at opening day NAMM

JON HAMOND & LEE OSKAR

HAM-BERGER-FRIZ Records dinner with BERNARD PURDIE

JON HAMMOND & MR. MASUO TERADA Suzuki Corp.

WAICHIRO TACHIKAWA, JON HAMMOND, MASUO TERADA Suzuki Corp.

Dott. RICCARDO FUSELLI & JON HAMMOND Manifatture Fuselli Italia

KEVIN MAUDER (he plays louder!), ALEX, JON HAMMOND, JOE BERGER Albest Musical Instruments Taipei (P.Mauriat Saxophones)

JON HAMMOND & HIRO OHNO *my hero! Designer of XB-2 Hammond Organ and other models! Suzuki Corp. (and XK-1, XK-3c, New B3, B3mk2, XB-1)

JON HAMMOND & WAICHIRO TACHIKAWA Suzuki Corp.

Another NAMM for JOE BERGER & JON HAMMOND (Ham-Berger)

See you next year! and at Frankfurt Musikmesse! www.musikmesse.com
www.namm.org

Winter NAMM, Anaheim, HammondCast, KYOU Radio, Jon Hammond, XK-3c, New B3, Organ, FSB, Funk Soul, Blues, Bernard Purdie, Joe Berger, Musikmesse

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When I Fall In Love in The jazzkeller Frankfurt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bwqe0YbzSY

Annual 2010 Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt hosted by Jon Hammond Band
Tony Lakatos tenor sax
Jon Hammond XK-1 organ
Giovanni Gulino drums
When I Fall In Love
special thanks Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Musikmesse, Waichiro Tachikawa Suzuki Hammond, Michael Maier Falkenstein Hammond Deutschland, Video Camera by Jennifer
Jon Hammond is a member of AFM Local 802 Musicians Union and Local 6
http://www.jonhammondband.com

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Joachim Hildebrand Style Photos of Jon Hammond Band Jazzkeller Frankfurt annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2010

Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone


Jon Hammond XK-1 Organ
Joe Berger aka The Berger-meister guitar
Giovanni Gulino drums
Jon Hammond and Waichiro Tachikawa – Suzuki Hammond 音楽教室のご案内
スズキ楽器では、ハーモニカ、大正琴、短箏、三味線、ハモンドオルガンの教室を運営しています。楽器は初めてという方から上級者まで、幅広いコースの中から気軽に楽しく始められます

Special thanks Thomas Eich TecAmp



ハモンドオルガン 取扱店

ハモンドオルガン 取扱店

ハモンドオルガンを取り扱うお店です。製品ご購入や修理についてお問い合わせください。なお、教室につきましては、ハモンド・スズキのホームページをご覧ください。こちらからどうぞ。

Alex Hsieh P. Mauriat Saxophones and Jon Hammond


Musikmesse, Warm Up Party, Jazzkeller, Frankfurt, Joachim Hildebrand, TecAmp, Thomas Eich, Waichiro Tachikawa, XK-1, XK-3c, Organ, HammondCast, ASCAP, KYOU Radio, Local 802 Musicians Union
Jon Hammond’s Road Baggage: The GKPE-49-TSA Flight Case for Sk1 Hammond and Briggs & Riley Travelware

Jon Hammond says, protect your investment in Sk1 Hammond with the custom molded Polyethylene “Polyethylene glycol (PEG)” Flight Case product from Gator Cases

Recommendation from Jon Hammond The GKPE-49-TSA Flight Case for Sk1 Ultra-Portable Organ

Jon Hammond — When you travel with your instruments as much as I do, you want to have a solid protective flight case for your instrument,

for the new Hammond Sk1 ultra-portable combo organ I highly recommend the GKPE-49-TSA Flight Case from a company called Gator Cases.

The fit is nearly perfect, it locks in to place when you close the case and for extra insurance you can put a small additional piece of foam in the small gap:

Jon Hammond’s Hammond Sk1 – photo by Jonathan Ayers

Jon’s Sk1 Hammond on the gig with the GKPE-49-TSA Gator Flight Case

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: James and Wes Bitter End Blues Jon Hammond Band Late Show Showcase

http://www.archive.org/details/JamesAndWesBitterEndBluesJonHammondBand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UThzX4hJLGg

Jon Hammond Band Late Set Showcase at The Bitter End Cafe kicking it off with James and Wes featuring Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Ray Grappone drums, Jon Hammond at the new Hammond Sk1 organ as seen on Cable TV! The Jon Hammond Show is in it’s 28th year – original musicians from the recording sessions which happened in 1983 in Intergalactic Studios the same studio where John Lennon did his last recordings.
Jon Hammond is now playing the incredible New Hammond Sk1 organ designed by Jon’s friends at Suzuki Musical Instruments in Hamamatsu Japan. Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues. All 4 members of The Jon Hammond Band are members of Local 802 Musicians Union American Federation of Musicians New York City, congratulations Local 802 on 90th Birthday! *Note: This performance was streamed live on the world wide web, special thanks to John Acer and Clifford Schwartz of NuMuBu in Montreal Canada for the broadcast report. http://www.jonhammondband.com/

Jon Hammond Band Local 802 Musicians Union Sk1 Organ Suzuki Musical Instruments Swinging Jazz Blues — with Jon Hammond Band, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Joe Berger and Todd Anderson at The Bitter End.
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James and Wes, Jon Hammond Band, Local 802, Musicians Union, Sk1 Organ, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Blues, Jazz, Bitter End Cafe

Jon Hammond – The FINGERS are The SINGERS!

As Seen On Cable TV! The Jon Hammond Show

Hear Jon Hammond playing the Incredible NEW Sk1 Hammond Organ

Ray Grappone drums, Joe Berger guitar, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond Sk1 Organ and Bass

http://www.facebook.com/v/10150394960882102

http://vimeo.com/33383386


James and Wes Bitter End Blues Jon Hammond Band from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.
http://blip.tv/file/get/JonHammond-JamesAndWesBitterEndBluesJonHammondBand195.mp4

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Sk1 Late Rent Jon Hammond Band Live At The Bitter End

http://www.archive.org/details/Sk1LateRentJonHammondBandLiveAtTheBitterEnd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEKdzmlhvXI

Jon Hammond Band playing Jon’s composition Late Rent the theme song of his long-running cable TV show The Jon Hammond Show live at The Bitter End club in Greenwich Village New York. Special late show with some of the original musicians from the recording which happened in 1983 in Intergalactic Studios the same studio where John Lennon did his last recordings. On tenor saxophone Todd Anderson who was Jon’s Arranging and Composition teacher in 1973 at Berklee College of Music, Ray Grappone drums who played on the Sidewinder track from Late Rent album first release as heard on WNEW AM 1130 Al Jazzbo Collins radio program, Joe Berger guitar, long-time co-producer engineer guitarist and Jon Hammond playing the incredible New Hammond Sk1 organ designed by Jon’s friends at Suzuki Musical Instruments in Hamamatsu Japan. Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues. All 4 members of The Jon Hammond Band are members of Local 802 Musicians Union American Federation of Musicians New York City, congratulations 802 on 90th Birthday! *Note: This performance was streamed live on the world wide web, special thanks to John Acer and Clifford Schwartz of NuMuBu in Montreal Canada for the broadcast report. http://www.jonhammondband.com
Special thanks Vicki Bell aka Vicki B. in the house! Catch Vicki Bell and Ray Grappone with Alexis P. Suter Band

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/sk1-late-rent-jon-hammond-band-live-at-the-bitter-end-5799901

Joe Berger guitar

Ray Grappone drums

Todd Anderson tenor saxophone

Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ and bass

http://vimeo.com/33263523

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Jon Hammond and Joe Berger aka Ham-Berger outside The Bitter End club 147 Bleecker Street

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger with Lloyd Schwartz of Tech 21 outside The Bitter End

*Note: All 4 Musicians in Jon Hammond Band are members of Local 802 Musicians Union New York
Ray, Joe, Todd, Jon

Joe Berger and Jon Hammond with Bernard Purdie at Local 802 90th Birthday Bash Gala at Roseland Ballroom on W.52nd St.

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger with Local 802 guitarist John Tropea

Jon Hammond with Paul Shaffer – 2 Hammond organists members of Local 802 Musicians Union – catch Paul Shaffer nightly on
CBS Late Show with David Letterman Paul Shaffer is leader of leader of the CBS Orchestra for the Late Show with David Letterman (1993–present) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Shaffer

photo by Joe Barbaccia

Congratulations Pete Seeger Honoree at Local 802 90th Birthday Gala Bash Photos by 802 Member Jon Hammond at Roseland Ballroom 12/04/2011

802 President Tino Gagliardi honoring Pete Seeger as John O’Connor Recording Vice President looks on – Bill Keith Banjo, Steve Earle guitar

It looks like Pete Seeger is singing but he’s not – JH

Better lighting! – JH

Jon Hammond, Pete Seeger, Tossed Salad

Joe Berger, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond

*WATCH VIDEO HERE: *Here at NAMM Midnight Showcase Hilton Lobby Pocket Funk

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondPocketFunkBernardPurdieandFriendsWinterNAMM2010_0

Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond © JH INTL ASCAP
Bernard Purdie drums
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond organ

Bernard and Wilbur Bascomb bass photo by Jon Hammond

Andrew M. “Andy” Schwartz auctions off Fender Banjo signed by all performers on 802 90th Birthday Gala donated by Sam Ash Music with proceeds going to ERF Musicians Emergency Relief Fund

2 Local 802 Hammond organists: Paul Shaffer and Jon Hammond

Local 802’s Annual 2011 Holiday Celebration for Staff and Members December 14th brought to you by 802 member Jon Hammond

*Correction: *Please note that the date printed in the December issue of Allegro was incorrect. We hope to see you at the party! Happy holidays, and we wish you a joyous and prosperous 2012 from all your friends at Local 802.

Bertha Hope Trio playing the Local 802’s 2011 Annual Holiday Celebration for Staff & Members Wed. Dec. 14th
BerthaHope Hope piano, Kim Clarke bass, Lucianna Padmore drums – photo by Jon Hammond

Local 802’s 2011 Annual Holiday Celebration for Staff & Members Wed. Dec. 14th incredible food for music people! *Note: That’s the famous Andrew M. Schwartz amplifier stacked at end of table…I played through it last week Room B, amp kicks ass! – Jon Hammond

ocal 802’s 2011 Annual Holiday Celebration for Staff & Members Wed. Dec. 14th incredible food for music people!

Joe Berger and Paul Nowinski at Local 802’s 2011 Annual Holiday Celebration for Staff & Members Wed. Dec. 14th – photo by Jon Hammond

Local 802 President Tino Gagliardi addressing the Local 802’s 2011 Annual Holiday Celebration for Staff & Members Wed. Dec. 14th and introducing John O’Connor Tom Olcott far left – photo by Jon Hammond

John O’Connor speaking at the Local 802’s 2011 Annual Holiday Celebration for Staff & Members Wed. Dec. 14th, Tom Olcott and President Tino Gagliardi on left – photo by Jon Hammond

Tom Olcott speaking at Local 802’s 2011 Annual Holiday Celebration for Staff & Members Wed. Dec. 14th – President Tino Gagliardi on left and on right John O’Connor – photo by Jon Hammond

Bertha Hope Trio playing the Local 802’s 2011 Annual Holiday Celebration for Staff & Members Wed. Dec. 14th
BerthaHope Hope piano, Kim Clarke bass, Lucianna Padmore drums with Keisha St. Joan vocals – photo Jon Hammond

2 great jazz drummers: Lucianna Padmore and Rudy Sheriff Lawless at the Local 802’s 2011 Annual Holiday Celebration for Staff & Members Wed. Dec. 14th – photo Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond leaving for the gig at The Bitter End
12/03/2011 with his
Hammond Sk1 organ in flight case
http://www.jonhammondband.com/
— in New York, New York.

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Sk1 Late Rent Jon Hammond Band Live At The Bitter End

http://www.archive.org/details/Sk1LateRentJonHammondBandLiveAtTheBitterEnd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEKdzmlhvXI

Jon Hammond Band playing Jon’s composition Late Rent the theme song of his long-running cable TV show The Jon Hammond Show live at The Bitter End club in Greenwich Village New York. Special late show with some of the original musicians from the recording which happened in 1983 in Intergalactic Studios the same studio where John Lennon did his last recordings. On tenor saxophone Todd Anderson who was Jon’s Arranging and Composition teacher in 1973 at Berklee College of Music, Ray Grappone drums who played on the Sidewinder track from Late Rent album first release as heard on WNEW AM 1130 Al Jazzbo Collins radio program, Joe Berger guitar, long-time co-producer engineer guitarist and Jon Hammond playing the incredible New Hammond Sk1 organ designed by Jon’s friends at Suzuki Musical Instruments in Hamamatsu Japan. Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues. All 4 members of The Jon Hammond Band are members of Local 802 Musicians Union American Federation of Musicians New York City, congratulations 802 on 90th Birthday! *Note: This performance was streamed live on the world wide web, special thanks to John Acer and Clifford Schwartz of NuMuBu in Montreal Canada for the broadcast report. http://www.jonhammondband.com
Special thanks Vicki Bell aka Vicki B. in the house! Catch Vicki Bell and Ray Grappone with Alexis P. Suter Band

http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/sk1-late-rent-jon-hammond-band-live-at-the-bitter-end-5799901

GKPE-49-TSA, Gator Cases, Hammond Sk1, Combo Organ, Jazz, Blues, Local 802, Musicians Union, Travelware, Briggs and Riley

Any old Flying Circus / Clover freaks Marin County CA

January 7, 2012

*LINK: Any old Flying Circus / Clover freaks Marin County CA going to the 4 Amigos Texas Guitar Show next week Jan. 14/15th at Marin Civic Center?

Any old Flying Circus / Clover freaks Marin County CA going to the 4 Amigos Texas Guitar Show next week Jan. 14/15th at Marin Civic Center?
We are going to have an original piece of gear from Flying Circus that belonged previously to the McFee Brothers back in the 60’s completely original formerly maintained by Randall Smith at Prune Music before he went on to found Boogie Amps, this 1965 Fender Twin Reverb has the original factory JBL speakershttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jon_Hammond%27s_1965_Fender_Twin_Reverb_Amp_with_Factory_JBL_Speakers.jpg
hope to see you there – Jon Hammond

*LINK: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jon_Hammond’s_1965_Fender_Twin_Reverb_Amp_with_Factory_JBL_Speakers.jpg

*LINK: http://www.clover-infopage.com/clover36.html

Hard Road Magazine, Volume 1 Number 1, July 20, 1970:

Clover/Flying Circus
By Michael Goldberg

“Uh, you shouldn’t of changed these strings.” – Alex
“My fa..ah..theer”
“I thought it sounded pretty good, ‘cept that my guitar doesn’t sound like it should” – Alex
“Well we’ve got this different engineer. All of a sudden our other one was busy … and this has put me in such a fucked mood … this other cat who knows our sound perfectly … gets a real good sound, this cat … if this doesn’t sound good we’re just going to quit tonight … we’re not going to pay for the time or nothing … so we’re giving this dude a chance anyway” – Johnny
Question – “What do you think of playing to white walls instead of an audience?”
“It’s hard to say … It’s different … it’s totally different … (probably completely out of tune. – Johnny)
I like it … (well I am going to try it anyway. – Alex)
recording is really fun … with or without an audience, audience gigs are …” – Johnny
“Sir, what do you think of the NEW SPREAD?” – Mitch
“The NUDE SPREAD?” – Johnny
“Give me a ‘C’ … mmm” – Alex
“C chord”
“Are they anywhere near ready? … two basic tracks to record today unless there’s going to be vocals and other bullshit.” – Johnny
Question – “Are you ever going to try recording live?”
“If we manage to stick around in the business long enough to.” – Johnny
“He’s just joking.” – Mitch
“Live at Brown’s Hall”
“That might not be a bad album.”
“That would be fantastic with all the sweat and everything.” – Johnny
“Are we ready?”
“Let me just hear the bass.” – engineer
“Thank-you very much – let me hear the guitar.” – engineer
“Thank-you very much – now how about the steel guitar?” – engineer
“Put your hands up?” – Mitch
Question – “Do you have a name for the album yet?”
“Call it ‘Free Clover’ and put on the album, “ … proceeds go to the Clover Reefer-of-the-month Club.”
“… Now the drums.” – engineer
“Put something on the snare.”
“How about my wallet?”
“Fine.”
“Yea that sounds right.”
(Alex sings) “Miner … sofiner, 49er good life, gonna try So finer … 49er … fine … tonight … it’s the good life …
“What kind of coffee does it dispense?” – Mitch
“Really bad.” – Alex
“Vocals please sing … umm star spangled banner or something.” – engineer
“Oh say can you see, by dawns early …” – Alex
“Whose birthday is it?”
“Mine”
“Happy Birthday to you … Happy birthday to youoo ou ou …” – Alex
“So fine … So fine … 49er” – Alex
Question – “How much of the album has been recorded so far?”
“About nine cuts, nine basic tracks, twelve tracks will be on the album.” – Johnny
“Forty-niner …miner …finer …finer …49er …finer …so fine …good life …it’s mine …fine …so fine …it’s a good life …it’s mine …so fine …it’s a good life …it’s mine …so fine …49 …so fine …fine …mine …good life …it’s mine” – Alex
Question – “What kind of girls do you like?”
“Wons wit long hair and big fat legs!!!!” – Mitch
Question – “What time during the middle of the night do you like to get up and read a good exciting mystery story?”
“About four in the morning” – Mitch
“Miner …so finer …49 … your mine …mine …good life …mine …it’s right …in the moonlight …it’s light …so miner …so fine …your mine …tonight …it’s right …in the moonlight …it’s right … it’s right 49er …49er …it’s right …tonight …49er …tonight.”

Clover
Clover: Alex Call, Johnny Ciambotti, John McFee, Mitch HowieBeginnings
Clover began down the road apiece from Muir beach. It started in the beginnings of 1967 when Alex Call, vocalist and rythm guitar player, and Mitch Howie, (close friends since childhood) decided to form a band with John McFee, lead and pedal steel guitar player, and Johnny Ciambotti, bass player and vocalist.
Alex, Mitch and John had been in a band together and when they met Johnny Ciambotti, they all dug each others playing and decided to form Clover (the name incidently was discovered in the dictionary.)
Johnny Ciambotti is from L.A. and played in a blue grass band called the Valley Boys. He was in a band called The Outfit when he met the rest of Clover. He says that he has been influenced by the bass player of the Staple Singers, Phil Upchurch. Johnny has a distinctive style in his playing. His bass runs flow through the songs holding them together and pushing the song onward.
Alex Call is a Mill Vallian. He was born here and has lived here most of his life aside from four years he spent at college in Arizona. He has played banjo as well as bass and rythm. His singing is perfect for Clover’s country-rock songs. It has a certain tone to it that sounds hard and gutty and sounds fantastic. Musically he likes the band and has been influenced by blue grass and country musicians.
Mitch Howie has also lived in Mill Valley for most of his life. He has played in various bands with Alex before forming Clover. He is a very good drummer and his drumming fits well in the context of Clover’s music.
John McFee is from L.A. and played in a whole lot of bands in Orange county and around there. He is possibly the best musician in the group. His pedal steel playing would be hard to match by anyone and the country licks just keep flowing out of his telecastor.

John McFee
John McFeeClover has been playing mostly in Marin but has played many gigs in San Francisco, San Diego, Lodi, and Houston, Texas. Lodi was their worst gig. “There were thousands of drunks, hostile idiots. We played “Sunshine of your Love” for 10 minutes, each of us in a different key. I started in Bb and ended in F. They didn’t even notice.” – Alex Call.
Clover had several offers for record contracts but didn’t feel right about any of them until Fantasy came along. Columbia offered to buy the contract from Fantasy but they didn’t dig that.
Their releations with Fantasy are good. They have complete freedom to record whatever they want.
Their first album for Fantasy left them highly unsatisfied. They didn’t have a board to work with and had to use some old Sony pre-amps for the mixing. The new album is coming along very well. Eight basic tracks are down so far. Fantasy is going to promote this album, and the tapes of it sound great.
They are using a 16 track recorder for this album which allows them to do things like record the drums on five separate tracks and then mix it down to just the sound they like. They are being produced by Ed Bogas, who played piano on the last album, he likes the music and knows just what type of sound Clover wants.
VOILA!

Flying Circus
Flying Circus: Bill Hybert, Andre Pessis, Steve Bonucelli, John Haapala, Bob McFeeBeginnings
The origins of Circus are mysterious and hidden. Little is known about the old Flying Circus but some light has been shed on the history of today’s Flying Circus.
The Flying Circus formed 2-1/2 years ago. At that time Kevin Haapala was playing lead, Steve Granger played rhythm, John Haapala played bass, Steve Bonuccelli on drums and a vocalist.
Andre had heard them and they were pretty good but the vocalist wasn’t so hot so when they said they were looking for one he told them he would try it if they couldn’t find anyone else. He tried a gig and they all dug it so he joined.
Andre Pessis, vocalist, lived in New York for most of his life. One day he decided he just couldn’t dig it at all there so he drove out to California . He describes New York: “Gigantic buildings, all built on rabbit turds. It’s a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to leave my worms there.”
He lived around at various places until he joined Circus. Clover was already playing at the Muir Beach Tavern then and Andre moved in with them along with Hap. The two bands were both using much of each others equipment at the time. Andre is now Circus’ manager as well as singing.
John Haapala, bass player, is the only member of the band who was in the old Flying Circus. He is a good bass player. Technically he knows his instrument and creatively he comes up with interesting bass lines which flow through the songs.
Bob McFee, lead guitarist, is John McFee’s brother. He came out along with his brother from L.A. He played in various bands, the last before Circus, being the Tiny Hearing Aid Company. He is an excellent guitarist. He is more savage than his brother in that he plays jagged biting lines. His guitar, along with the vocals, dominate the songs and when he gets into it the notes just bombard you. His latest acquisition is an old Fender steel guitar which he is teaching himself how to play.
Steve Bonucelli, the drummer, is the driver. He is usually the one who drives the equipment to the gigs in one of the numerous vans that Circus has gone through. He is a skilled drummer and knows what he is doing. He was in a band called the Outfit before he joined Circus. He was one of the first to join the “New” Circus.
Bill Hybert, the rythm guitarist, is the quiet member of the band. He played in a few bands before joining Circus. He plays a Guild guitar and gets beautiful tones from it.
Flying Circus has played Monterey, Tahoe, Eureka, Buffalo, Mill Valley, Brown’s Hall, and Muir Beach. They have enjoyed playing at the Tavern and at Brown’s Hall the most.
They have had several offers from recording companies but none of these have appealed to them. In a month or two a single is coming out which they recorded themselves at Walford’s two track studio. They didn’t dig the recording situation and hope to do a real recording trip sometime in the near future.
They have hundreds of influences. Fats Domino, the Drifters, Taj Mahal, Buck Owens, Clover, Sly and the Family Stone, and many others.
At least 70% of the songs they play are original and they keep coming up with more all the time.
At present they have just completed a week on the road and a week of vacation. Their next gig is in Mill Valley on July 18 and 19.

Clover/Flying Circus The line was forming outside Brown’s Hall. Tonight was the Clover-Flying Circus dance, the dance all the Clover-Circus fans of Mill Valley, Sausalito, and Muir Beach had been waiting for. A night to see Clover and Circus in the place they play best in. Tonight was the night.The stream of people flowed like water, in one direction only, inward. As the hall filled, Circus tuned up and prepared. “Pony Rider,” hard driving, ROCK and ROLL; the people whose dancing feet had been stored on the shelf all month had dusted them off. The hall looked like the Avalon used to, back in the old days. The days of the first dance with the Charlatans and bands that weren’t as good or well known as Clover or Circus.
And Circus is into the next tune, “Loosen Up” and that’s what everyone is doing. The smoke and heat is hardly noticed as the crowd moves with the music.
Flash bulbs occasionally go off, lighting up the band but they don’t mind, the music seems to get better and better, Mc Fees country licks and rock and roll riffs keep on coming. Andres vocals sound clearer and more distinct, the drums fit in perfectly … the band is together tonight and the audience is with them.
As fans attempt to dispell the heat and smoke, most of the audience sings along with the songs. It’s a party and everyone is a friend.
“I’m gonna tell Aunt Mary about Uncle John,
say he’s been too busy but he had a lot of fun.
Now baby, oh yea baby, oh baby, gonna have some fun tonight.”

Little Richard

Alex Call, leaping into the air, white shoes flashing, rounded glasses gleaming, flying into the opening song, “Long Tall Sally.” His hand swings down across his guitar as he sings the tune, but not like the Beatles version nor Little Richards, Clover plays its own version, country picking mixed with rock and roll.
“Thank you, this is a number that Mitch wrote, ‘Love Is Gone.'” – Alex
Mitch, concentrating on sending out a steady beat that forms a basis for the other members to build upon, John, playing complex bass patterns that flow through each song giving the special thread that holds the songs together. Alex guitar giving the depth needed in the songs and John McFee’s pedal steel and electric guitar, Country sounds twisted and given a new feeling, filling in and adding to each song. Together, Clover is a remarkable band. The crowd digs it. The dancing hasn’t stopped and more and more people keep comin’ in … Clover’s into a slow tune now, “Okie From Musgogie.” Everyone singing along with the putdown of themselves.
“… like them hippies in Marin County do. We don’t smoke marijuana in …”
Clover’s last set is over but the dance isn’t.
“We are going to get all the boys from both bands up here now and we are going to jam. Hey Andre get up here.” – Alex
Alex singing with Andre, Kevin “the Kid” Haapala on guitar along with Bob McFee. Johnny on bass, Steve on drums. “My heart keeps skippin’ a beat, oh skippin’ a beat, oh, higher and higher, higher and higher.”
Andre and Alex singing before the members of both bands … the audience watching is floating, dancing in the air … dancing out the door as the dance ends…
“Come back next month for the next one …”
“Right on”
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