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14258 is the SERIAL NUMBER of my Stolen Giulietti Classic 127 Accordion REWARD IF FOUND

December 6, 2017

14258 is the SERIAL NUMBER of my Stolen Giulietti Classic 127 Accordion REWARD IF FOUND – Jon Hammond

I just got this great photo my Mom kept of me playing my precious GIULIETTI Accordions Classic 127 – this must have been just before it was stolen out of my apartment in Boston MA 1976 – I am still looking for it, we know now that the actual SERIAL NUMBER is: 14258 – REWARD IF FOUND! contact Jon Hammond

*from Accordions Worldwide Megasite:
http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=03-Nov-2017&&s=13658 Thanks very much Harley Jones for putting out the word!
“Jon Hammond Stolen Giulietti Classic model 127, Serial No. 14258 – USA
by Harley Jones
Well known musician Jon Hammond has now found the serial number of his stolen accordion, a Giulietti Classic model 127 Serial No. 14258.

This accordion was stolen from his mother’s house in Boston, MA in 1976. Picture right of Jon Hammond circa 1976, playing the stolen accordion.

At the time, John was attending Berklee College of Music and this accordion has a history, being an accordion of the great pioneer USA accordionist John Molinari.

If you have any information about the accordion, please email Jon Hammond at:
jonhammond@jonhammondband.com — with Giulietti Accordions USA and GIULIETTI Accordions at Berklee College of Music.
 WATCHMOVIE HERE: Shedding With Myself On Excelsior Accordion – Jon Hammond HD 1080p

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SheddingWithMyselfOnExcelsiorAccordionHD1080p

Language English
Like my friend Dick Contino the great accordionist star once told me: “When I break out the accordion it’s like saying hello to an old friend!” Here I’m playing a blues with my custom built Excelsior accordion made by hand by the good folks at Excelsior Accordions & Pigini in Castelfidardo Italy – I have electronics on this instrument, but what you hear here is the pure sound of the high quality steel reeds, I really love this instrument. Mostly I keep it at home because the airlines can be a little rough on the instruments, I was lucky to get it home in one piece from Italy. Always a pleasure to play, enjoy folks, Jon Hammond Band http://www.accordionradio.com/ *Note: for those of you who don’t know, musicians use the term “Wood Shedding” for practicing at home. When a musician says he or she is shedding, that usually means they are home or in a hotel somewhere practicing with their instrument – JH

Serial number 14258, Giulietti Accordion Accordion, Excelsior, Jon Hammond, Wood Shed, Funky Jazz, Blues, Castelfidardo, Italy, Local 802, Musicians Union

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Lee Thomas KCSM Announcing Big Winner Caller Number 9 Tkts For Cookers Yoshis Show

October 18, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Lee Thomas KCSM Announcing Big Winner Caller Number 9 Tkts For Cookers Yoshis Show

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LeeThomasKCSMAnnouncingBigWinnerCallerNumber9TktsForCookersYoshisShow

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/238700723

#TheCookers #BillyHart #KCSM #Yoshis #Caller9 #Jazz

Lee Thomas Kcsm Jazz 91.1 FM announcing Big Winner Caller Number 9 Tickets for The Cookers Yoshi’s Oakland Show on October 22nd – thanks Lee! – Jon Hammond – The Cookers @ Yoshi’s Oakland


“Jazz veterans, colleagues and kindred spirits Billy Harper, Eddie
Henderson, George Cables, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart forge a world-class
union on their auspicious debut for Jazz Legacy Productions. Along with
trumpeter David Weiss saxophonist Craig Handy, they are collectively
known as The Cookers.
Taking their group name from a 1965 Blue Note album by the late, great 
trumpeter Freddie Hubbard (The Night of the Cookers: Live at Club La 
Marchal), this exciting new all-star septet summons up an aggressive mid
’60s spirit on Warriors, a potent collection of expansive post-bop 
originals marked by all the requisite killer instincts and pyrotechnic 
playing expected of some of the heaviest hitters on the scene today.”

Lee Thomas, KCSM Jazz 91, Caller 9, Jon Hammond, The Cookers, Yoshi’s Oakland

United 747 Historic Flyover SF Fleet Week Air Show Movie And Music

October 9, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: United 747 Historic Flyover SF Fleet Week Air Show Movie And Music

Youtube https://youtu.be/GU4_EOHom7M

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/237356162


Publication date 2017-10-08
Language English

Aviation History Documentary of the United Airlines 747 flying over Golden Gate Bridge and demo program flown by Joe Sobczak Flight Test Captain at United Airlines with his cockpit crew featured on air show program with Blue Angels and many others in honor of annual San Francisco Fleet Week (SFFW) “San Francisco Fleet Week is an annual public event that honors the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces” since 1981 – Video and Photos by Jon Hammond and Lawrence Gay – Music “Soon I Will Be Free” by Jon Hammond and “Head Phone” rhythm break down at end – note: framed photo of United 747 Flyover Golden Gate Bridge presented to United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz – thanks for watching and listening folks! – Jon Hammond – host of Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1
#Boeing747 #UnitedAirlines #FleetWeek #AviationHistory 

Photo by Lawrence Gay

Historic Flyover, Boeing 747, United Airlines, SF Fleet Week, Joe Sobczak, Jon Hammond, Lawrence Gay, Video, Photos, Soon I Will Be Free, Head Phone, Jon Hammond Band, Music

Ellington Room Session NO X CESS BAGGAGE BLUES

September 20, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Ellington Room Session NO X CESS BAGGAGE BLUES

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/rbJjXPXCfrI

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/234662042

Ellington Room Session NO X CESS BAGGAGE BLUES – Jon Hammond Band, Jon’s ode to Pakistan International Airlines PIA who took Jon on many Transatlantic flights with excessive baggage – 

Note: Audio recorded on Jon Hammond’s 1976 Nakamichi 550 recorder with 3 Sennheiser microphones. L to R Chuggy Carter percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Todd Andersontenor saxophone, Ray Grappone drums, Jon Hammond
at his 1959 Hammond B3 organ + Super Leslie speaker built for Jon by
Bill Beer Keyboard Electronics of Los Angeles – special thanks Willy
Hermann Services Nakamichi restoration – Jon used Maxell Type II Audio Cassettes ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com
Jon Hammond Organ Group
Baggage, PIA Airlines, Hammond B3, Organ, Ellington Sessions, Jon Hammond, Nakamichi, Maxell Cassettes, Leslie Speaker

Canopus Drums Pop Up Session from Jon Hammond Organ Trio at NAMM

September 9, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Canopus Drums Pop Up Session from Jon Hammond Organ Trio at NAMM

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/noZRV3WW7OQ

Special thanks Shinichi Usuda President of Canopus, also Joey Klaparda, Taka Matsumoto, Taxi Okuyama Canopus Team!

先日のNAMM ShowのCANOPUSブースで行われたオルガントリオセッションの様子です。

NAMM Show 2017, Camera Credit: Jesse Gay, thanks Jesse! — Thanks to our good friends at Canopus Drums for the Organ Trio Session today with Heinz Lichius drums, Arno Haas tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond organ – powered by TecAmp USA neo bass cabinet – and beautiful Italian designer Keyboard Stand by Bespeco Professional, Alex Mingmann Hsieh / P. Mauriat 保爾‧莫莉亞 Taiwan http://www.HammondCast.com #NAMMShow #CanopusDrums #Bespeco #TecAmpUSA #HammondOrgan Pmauriat Albest​ #Mingmann
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Canopus, Pop Up, Session, Jon Hammond, Shinichi Usuda, #Canopus #Drums #HammondOrgan

Serial Number of my Stolen Giulietti Accordion 14258

September 1, 2017

Actual Serial Number of my Stolen Giulietti Classic model 127 Accordion is: 14258

Attention Harley Jones & Holda Paoletti-kampl:
Dear Harley & Holda, and Accordion Community:
In my Mom’s house we finally found the actual Serial Number of my Stolen Giulietti Classic model 127,
someone has it – please transmit this information: Serial No. 14258

It was stolen from me in Boston MA in 1976 as I was attending Berklee College of Music. I would really like to
find my instrument someday – it was the best accordion I ever played, and I got it directly from Mr. John Molinari,
and then Art Van Damme introduced me to Julio Giulietti – thanks for your support, – GIULIETTI Accordions
Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Peter Barsotti And Jon Hammond Free Form Poetry Organ Jam

Bill Graham Presents’ Peter Barsotti Here in Free Poetry Jam With Organist Jon Hammond Groveland CA

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/wig6wIaQivI

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1258767

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/134074851

by Jon Hammond

Published July 20, 2015
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Peter Barsotti, Bill Graham Presents, Grateful Dead, #DeadHeads Poetry Jam, Groveland CA, The Iron Door Saloon, Golf Tournament, Eddie Money, Bettike Barsotti, #HammondOrgan Jon Hammond

Groveland California — Peter Barsotti and Jon Hammond Free Form Poetry Organ Jam – October 28, 2003 – dedicated to Bettike Barsotti and The Barsotti Family, The Iron Door Saloon Team, BGP Bill Graham Presents & Grateful Dead extended Family and some of the worst golf players I ever saw Eddie Money and the boys, but raised money for Tioga High School folks – in memory of Peter & Bettike Barsotti, Honorable Judge Mario and Mrs. Barsotti – sincerely, Jon Hammond – Keep the Spirit! http://www.HammondCast.com – keywords: Peter Barsotti, Bettike Barsotti, The Iron Door Saloon, Grateful Dead, Bill Graham Presents, Lazarus, #HammondOrgan #Poetry Eddie Money, Tioga High School, Golf Tournament

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260328

Jon Hammond Show cable access TV show broadcast for 03/28/2015, Jon’s band performing in jazzkeller Frankfurt original composition “Get Back in The Groove” – exclusive footage from Jon Hammond Show of the late great Dave Van Ronk followed by radio interview footage with Alan Pasqua and Jon Hammond just before Alan’s concert with Allan Holdsworth recorded for DVD, then never-before-seen footage Jon filmed of Michael Brecker, the late great jazz tenor saxophonist in performance with Barry Finnerty’s band in Michael’s club Seventh Avenue South he co-owned with his brother Randy Brecker in Greenwich Village – wrapping up the show, a wonderful segment of Joe Franklin on mic with Jon Hammond, Joe Franklin was the King of Radio & TV

Jon’s archive http://kyouradio.org/music-15.html

“Head Phone” with Marc Baum on tenor sax, recorded at Victor Owens’ DIGISONIC STUDIOS in Berkeley California, “Canonball ’99…one more time!” from “Hammond’s Bolero” album with introduction by Corey James of Red Jazz on KYOU Radio San Francisco.
HammondCast 8 goes from Moscow Russia to Harlem with special guests Igor Butman (sax), Eduard Zizak (drums) Jon Hammond (organ) live at Le Club in Moscow Russia.

*Photo in Showmans Lounge circa 1990, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ with Cindy Blackman (now Cindy Blackman Santana) Wallace Roney, Gary Bartz, Charlie Epps

In Harlem at Showmans Lounge the legendary organ lounge on 125th St. with Cindy Blackman (drums, Wallace Roney (trumpet), Gary Bartz (sax), Charlie Epps (guitar) & Percy France announcing.

The mystery continues…who is the ‘child’ who’s not a child anymore? I checked with
Lawrence Ferlinghetti and he thought it was Sylvia Beach Whitman daughter of the late great George Whitman and now manager of Shakespeare and Company shop in St. Michel Paris – but the folks at Shakespeare and Company say no that’s not Sylvia – one of my best photos! I shot it with my (then new) Nikon F3 with motor, my first trip to Europe – Jon Hammond *anybody who knows or knows who the (then) child is give me a shout – JH ©JON HAMMOND International

*Note: George Whitman was the founder of Shakespeare and Company book shop at Ground Zero Paris across the street from the famous Notre Dame

My Mom saved clippings of our good friend, the good Doctor Eugene L. Schoenfeld aka Doctor Hip Pocrates – regular column in the San Francisco Chronicle and on the radio!

“Why Aunt Sadie Is Fed Up” this one – from Eugene L. Schoenfeld M.D. – Jon Hammond

HammondCast Show iTunes FEED LINK: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hammondcast-show/id78313881?mt=2

              Description

HammondCast Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues of
Organist/Accordionist JON HAMMOND *Member Local 802/Local 6 Musicians
Union/ASCAP Composer & Publisher. All music on HammondCast is
instrumental & original: “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!” +
Interviews http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon Hammond Playing his Giulietti Classic 127 Electric Accordion Serial Number 14258 was stolen from Jon, 1966 Junior Jazz Champion

This accordion is quite rare – if you see it please contact at email in http://www.HammondCast.com — Thank you very much, Jon Hammond

Accordion, Giulietti, Julio Giulietti, Jon Hammond, #StolenAccordion #HammondOrgan

Harry Shearer Interview With Jon Hammond

August 28, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Harry Shearer Interview With Jon Hammond

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/MByRDtzWZB4

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/231223997

Nashville Tennessee — Harry Shearer Interview with Jon Hammond just before Harry accepted the American Eagle Award along with Crystal Gayle and Patti Smith from the US National Music Council during Summer NAMM Show – for broadcast on Jon Hammond Show on MNN TV Channel 1 in Manhattan – Harry’s Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Shearer

“Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, musician, author, radio host, director and producer. He is known for his long-running roles on The Simpsons, his work on Saturday Night Live, the comedy band Spinal Tap and his radio program Le Show. Born in Los Angeles, California, Shearer began his career as a child actor. From 1969 to 1976, Shearer was a member of The Credibility Gap, a radio comedy group. Following the breakup of the group, Shearer co-wrote the film Real Life with Albert Brooks and started writing for Martin Mull’s television series Fernwood 2 Night.

He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live on two occasions, between 1979–80, and 1984–85. Shearer co-created, co-wrote and co-starred in the 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap, a satirical rockumentary, which became a cult hit. In 1989, Shearer joined the cast of The Simpsons; he provides voices for numerous characters, including Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert and more. Shearer has appeared in several films, including A Mighty Wind and The Truman Show, has directed two, Teddy Bears’ Picnic and The Big Uneasy, and has written three books. Since 1983, Shearer has been the host of the public radio comedy/music program Le Show, a hodgepodge of satirical news commentary, music, and sketch comedy.

Shearer has won a Primetime Emmy Award, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the radio category, and has received several other Emmy and Grammy Award nominations. He has been married to singer-songwriter Judith Owen since 1993. He is currently “artist in residence” at Loyola University, New Orleans. Shearer was born December 23, 1943 in Los Angeles, the son of Dora Warren (née Kohn) (d. 2008), a bookkeeper, and Mack Shearer.[2] His parents were Jewish immigrants from Austria and Poland.[3][4] Starting when Shearer was four years old, he had a piano teacher whose daughter worked as a child actress. The piano teacher later decided to make a career change and become a children’s agent, as she knew people in the business through her daughter’s work. The teacher asked Shearer’s parents for permission to take him to an audition. Several months later, she called Shearer’s parents and told them that she had gotten Shearer an audition for the radio show The Jack Benny Program. Shearer received the role when he was seven years old.[5] He described Jack Benny as “very warm and approachable […] He was a guy who dug the idea of other people on the show getting laughs, which sort of spoiled me for other people in comedy.”[6] Shearer said in an interview that one person who “took him under his wing” and was one of his best friends during his early days in show business was voice actor Mel Blanc, who voiced many animated characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Barney Rubble.[7] Shearer made his film debut in the 1953 film Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, in which he only had a small part. Later that year, he made his first big film performance in The Robe.[6] Throughout his childhood and teenage years he worked in television, film, and radio.[6] In 1957, Shearer played the precursor to the Eddie Haskell character in the pilot episode of the television series Leave It to Beaver. After the filming, Shearer’s parents said they did not want him to be a regular in a series. Instead they wanted him to just do occasional work so that he could have a normal childhood. Shearer and his parents made the decision not to accept the role in the series if it was picked up by a television network.[6]

Shearer attended UCLA as a political science major in the early 1960s and decided to quit show business to become a “serious person”.[5] However, he says this lasted approximately a month, and he joined the staff of the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s school newspaper, during his first year.[5] and as editor of the college humor magazine (Satyr) including the June 1964 parody, Preyboy [8] He also worked as a newscaster at KRLA, a top 40 radio station in Pasadena, during this period. According to Shearer, after graduating, he had “a very serious agenda going on, and it was ‘Stay Out of the Draft’.”[5] He attended graduate school at Harvard University for one year and worked at the state legislature in Sacramento. In 1967 and 1968, he was a high school teacher, teaching English and social studies. He left teaching following “disagreements with the administration.”[5]

From 1969 to 1976, Shearer was a member of The Credibility Gap, a radio comedy group that included David Lander, Richard Beebe and Michael McKean.[9] The group consisted of “a bunch of newsmen” at KRLA 1110, “the number two station” in Los Angeles.[6] They wanted to do more than just straight news, so they hired comedians who were talented vocalists. Shearer heard about it from a friend so he brought over a tape to the station and nervously gave it to the receptionist. By the time he got home, there was a message on his answering machine asking, “Can you come to work tomorrow?”[6] The group’s radio show was canceled in 1970 by KRLA and in 1971 by KPPC-FM, so they started performing in various clubs and concert venues.[5] While at KRLA, Shearer also interviewed Creedence Clearwater Revival for the Pop Chronicles music documentary.[10] In 1973, Shearer appeared as Jim Houseafire on How Time Flys, an album by The Firesign Theatre’s David Ossman. The Credibility Gap broke up 1976 when Lander and McKean left to perform in the sitcom Laverne & Shirley.[5] Shearer started working with Albert Brooks, producing one of Brooks’ albums and co-writing the film Real Life. Shearer also started writing for Martin Mull’s television series Fernwood 2 Night.[5] In the mid-1970s, he started working with Rob Reiner on a pilot for ABC. The show, which starred Christopher Guest, Tom Leopold and McKean, was not picked up.[5]

Career[edit]
Saturday Night Live[edit]
In August 1979, Shearer was hired as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live, one of the first additions to the cast,[6] and an unofficial replacement for John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, who were both leaving the show.[11] Al Franken recommended Shearer to Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels.[12] Shearer describes his experience on the show as a “living hell” and “not a real pleasant place to work.”[11] He did not get along well with the other writers and cast members and states that he was not included with the cast in the opening montage (although he was added to the montage for latter episodes of the 1979-80 season) and that Lorne Michaels had told the rest of the cast that he was just a writer.[13] Michaels left Saturday Night Live at the end of the fifth season, taking the entire cast with him.[14] Shearer told new executive producer Jean Doumanian that he was “not a fan of Lorne’s” and offered to stay with the show if he was given the chance to overhaul the program and bring in experienced comedians, like Christopher Guest. However, Doumanian turned him down, so he decided to leave with the rest of the cast.[15]

When I left, Dick [Ebersol] issued a press release, saying “creative differences.” And the first person who called me for a comment on it read me that and I blurted out, “Yeah, I was creative and they were different.”
—Harry Shearer[16]
In 1984, while promoting the film This Is Spinal Tap, Shearer, Christopher Guest and Michael McKean had a performance on Saturday Night Live. All three members were offered the chance to join to the show in the 1984–1985 season. Shearer accepted because he was treated well by the producers and he thought the backstage environment had improved[11] but later stated that he “didn’t realize that guests are treated better than the regulars.”[17] Guest also accepted the offer while McKean rejected it, although he would join the cast in 1994. Dick Ebersol, who replaced Lorne Michaels as the show’s producer, said that Shearer was “a gifted performer but a pain in the butt. He’s just so demanding on the preciseness of things and he’s very, very hard on the working people. He’s just a nightmare-to-deal-with person.”[18] In January 1985, Shearer left the show for good,[11] partially because he felt he was not being used enough.[16] Martin Short said Shearer “wanted to be creative and Dick [Ebersol] wanted something else. […] I think he felt his voice wasn’t getting represented on the show. When he wouldn’t get that chance, it made him very upset.”[19]

Spinal Tap[edit]
Shearer co-created, co-wrote and co-starred in Rob Reiner’s 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap.[6] Shearer, Reiner, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest received a deal to write a first draft of a screenplay for a company called Marble Arch. They decided that the film could not be written and instead filmed a 20-minute demo of what they wanted to do.[11] It was eventually greenlighted by Norman Lear and Jerry Perenchio at Embassy Pictures.[11] The film satirizes the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of hard rock and heavy metal bands, as well as the hagiographic tendencies of rockumentaries of the time. The three core members of the band Spinal Tap—David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel—were portrayed by McKean, Shearer and Guest respectively. The three actors play their musical instruments and speak with mock English accents throughout the film. There was no script, although there was a written breakdown of most of the scenes, and many of the lines were ad-libbed.[11] It was filmed in 25 days.[11]

Shearer said in an interview that “The animating impulse was to do rock ‘n’ roll right. The four of us had been around rock ‘n’ roll and we were just amazed by how relentlessly the movies got it wrong. Because we were funny people it was going to be a funny film, but we wanted to get it right.”[2] When they tried to sell it to various Hollywood studios, they were told that the film would not work. The group kept saying, “No, this is a story that’s pretty familiar to people. We’re not introducing them to anything they don’t really know,” so Shearer thought it would at least have some resonance with the public.[6] The film was only a modest success upon its initial release but found greater success, and a cult following, after its video release. In 2000, the film was ranked 29th on the American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 comedy movies in American cinema[20] and it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.[21]

Shearer, Guest and McKean have since worked on several projects as their Spinal Tap characters. They released three albums: This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Break Like the Wind (1992) and Back From The Dead (2009).[22] In 1992, Spinal Tap appeared in an episode of The Simpsons called “The Otto Show”.[23] The band has played several concerts, including at Live Earth in London on July 7, 2007. In anticipation of the show, Rob Reiner directed a short film entitled Spinal Tap.[24] In 2009, the band released Back from the Dead to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of the film.[25] The album features re-recorded versions of songs featured in This Is Spinal Tap and its soundtrack, and five new songs.[26][27] The band performed a one date “world tour” at London’s Wembley Arena on June 30, 2009. The Folksmen, a mock band featured in the film A Mighty Wind that is also made up of characters played by Shearer, McKean and Guest – was the opening act for the show.[28]

The Simpsons[edit]
Shearer is also known for his prolific work as a voice actor on The Simpsons. Matt Groening, the creator of the show, was a fan of Shearer’s work, while Shearer was a fan of a column Groening used to write.[29] Shearer was asked if he wanted to be in the series, but he was initially reluctant because he thought the recording sessions would be too much trouble.[29] He felt voice acting was “not a lot of fun” because traditionally, voice actors record their parts separately.[7] He was told that the actors would record their lines together[7] and after three calls, executive producer James L. Brooks managed to convince Shearer to join the cast.[2] Shearer’s first impression of The Simpsons was that it was funny. Shearer, who thought it was a “pretty cool” way to work, found it peculiar that the members of the cast were adamant about not being known to the public as the people behind the voices.[6]

Shearer provides voices for Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny Leonard, Otto Mann, Rainier Wolfcastle, Scratchy, Kang, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Judge Snyder and many others.[30] He has described all of his regular characters’ voices as “easy to slip into. […] I wouldn’t do them if they weren’t easy.”[29] Shearer modeled Mr. Burns’s voice on the two actors Lionel Barrymore and Ronald Reagan.[31] Shearer says that Burns is the most difficult character for him to voice because it is rough on his vocal cords and he often needs to drink tea and honey to soothe his voice.[32] He describes Burns as his favorite character, saying he “like[s] Mr. Burns because he is pure evil. A lot of evil people make the mistake of diluting it. Never adulterate your evil.”[33] Shearer is also the voice of Burns’ assistant Smithers, and is able to perform dialogue between the two characters in one take. In the episode “Bart’s Inner Child”, Harry Shearer said “wow” in the voice of Otto, which was then used when Otto was seen jumping on a trampoline.[34] Ned Flanders had been meant to be just a neighbor that Homer was jealous of, but because Shearer used “such a sweet voice” for him, Flanders was broadened to become a Christian and a sweet guy that someone would prefer to live next to over Homer.[35] Dr. Marvin Monroe’s voice was based on psychiatrist David Viscott.[36] Monroe has been retired since the seventh season because voicing the character strained Shearer’s throat.[37]

In 2004, Shearer criticized what he perceived as the show’s declining quality: “I rate the last three seasons as among the worst, so season four looks very good to me now.”[38] Shearer has also been vocal about “The Principal and the Pauper” (season nine, 1997) one of the most controversial episodes of The Simpsons. Many fans and critics reacted negatively to the revelation that Principal Seymour Skinner, a recurring character since the first season, was an impostor. The episode has been criticized by both Shearer and Groening. In a 2001 interview, Shearer recalled that after reading the script, he told the writers, “That’s so wrong. You’re taking something that an audience has built eight years or nine years of investment in and just tossed it in the trash can for no good reason, for a story we’ve done before with other characters. It’s so arbitrary and gratuitous, and it’s disrespectful to the audience.”[39] Due to scheduling and availability conflicts, Shearer decided not to participate in The Simpsons Ride, which opened in 2008, so none of his characters have vocal parts and many do not appear in the ride at all.[40] In a 2010 interview on The Howard Stern Show, Shearer alluded that the reason he was not part of the ride was because he would not be getting paid for it.[41]

Until 1998, Shearer was paid $30,000 per episode. During a pay dispute in 1998, Fox threatened to replace the six main voice actors with new actors, going as far as preparing for casting of new voices.[42] The dispute, however, was resolved and Shearer received $125,000 per episode until 2004, when the voice actors demanded that they be paid $360,000 an episode.[42] The dispute was resolved a month later,[43] and Shearer’s pay rose to $250,000 per episode.[44] After salary re-negotiations in 2008, the voice actors received $400,000 per episode.[45] Three years later, with Fox threatening to cancel the series unless production costs were cut, Shearer and the other cast members accepted a 30 percent pay cut, down to just over $300,000 per episode.[46] On May 13, 2015, Shearer announced he was leaving the show. After the other voice actors signed a contract for the same pay, Shearer refused, stating it was not enough. Al Jean made a statement from the producers saying “the show must go on,” but did not elaborate on what might happen to the characters Shearer voiced.[47] On July 7, 2015, Shearer agreed to continue with the show, on the same terms as the other voice actors.[48]

Le Show and radio work[edit]
“Because I don’t do stand-up, radio has always been my equivalent, a place to stay in connection with the public and force myself to write every week and come up with new characters. Plus it’s a medium that – having grown up with it and putting myself to sleep with a radio under my pillow [as a kid] – I love. No matter what picture you want to create in the listener’s mind, a few minutes of work gets it done.”
—Harry Shearer[49]
Since 1983, Shearer has been the host of the public radio comedy/music program Le Show. The program is a hodgepodge of satirical news commentary, music, and sketch comedy that takes aim at the “mega morons of the mighty media”.[50] It is carried on many National Public Radio and other public radio stations throughout the United States.[51] Since the merger of SIRIUS and XM satellite radio services the program is no longer available on either.[52] The show has also been made available as a podcast on iTunes[53] and by WWNO. On the weekly program Shearer alternates between DJing, reading and commenting on the news of the day after the manner of Mort Sahl, and performing original (mostly political) comedy sketches and songs. In 2008, Shearer released a music CD called Songs of the Bushmen, consisting of his satirical numbers about former President George W. Bush on Le Show.[2] Shearer says he criticizes both Republicans and Democrats equally, and also says that “the iron law of doing comedy about politics is you make fun of whoever is running the place”[54] and that “everyone else is just running around talking. They are the ones who are actually doing something, changing people’s lives for better or for worse. Other people the media calls ‘satirists’ don’t work that way.”[55]

Since encountering satellite news feeds when he worked on Saturday Night Live, Shearer has been fascinated with the contents of the video that does not air. Shearer refers to these clips as found objects. “I thought, wow, there is just an unending supply of this material, and it’s wonderful and fascinating and funny and sometimes haunting – but it’s always good,” said Shearer.[56] He collects this material and uses it on Le Show[57][58] and on his website.[59] In 2008, he assembled video clips of newsmakers from this collection into an art installation titled “The Silent Echo Chamber” which was exhibited at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut.[56] The exhibit was also displayed in 2009 at Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM) in Valencia, Spain[60][61] and in 2010 at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center.[62]

In 2006 Shearer appeared with Brian Hayes in four episodes of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom Not Today, Thank You, playing Nostrils, a man so ugly he cannot stand to be in his own presence.[63] He was originally scheduled to appear in all six episodes but had to withdraw from recording two due to a problem with his work permit.[64] On June 19, 2008, it was announced that Shearer would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the radio category.[65] The date of the ceremony where his star will be put in place has yet to be announced.[66]

Further career[edit]

Shearer performing in April 2009
In 2002, Shearer directed his first feature film Teddy Bears’ Picnic, which he also wrote. The plot is based on Bohemian Grove, which hosts a three-week encampment of some of the most powerful men in the world. The film was not well received by critics. It garnered a 0% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with all 19 reviews being determined as negative[67] and received a rating of 32 out of 100 (signifying “generally negative reviews”) on Metacritic from 10 reviews.[68] In 2003, he co-wrote J. Edgar! The Musical with Tom Leopold, which spoofed J. Edgar Hoover’s relationship with Clyde Tolson.[69] It premiered at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado and starred Kelsey Grammer and John Goodman.[70]

In 2003, Shearer, Guest and McKean starred in the folk music mockumentary A Mighty Wind, portraying a band called The Folksmen. The film was written by Guest and Eugene Levy, and directed by Guest.[6] Shearer had a major role in the Guest-directed parody of Oscar politicking For Your Consideration in 2006. He played Victor Allan Miller, a veteran actor who is convinced that he is going to be nominated for an Academy Award.[71] He also appeared as a news anchor in Godzilla with fellow The Simpsons cast members Hank Azaria and Nancy Cartwright.[72] His other film appearances include The Right Stuff, Portrait of a White Marriage, The Fisher King, The Truman Show, EdTV and Small Soldiers.[73]

Shearer has also worked as a columnist for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, but decided that it “became such a waste of time to bother with it.”[55] His columns have also been published in Slate and Newsweek.[74] Since May 2005 he has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.[73] Shearer has written three books. Man Bites Town, published in 1993, is a collection of columns that he wrote for The Los Angeles Times between 1989 and 1992.[39] Published in 1999, It’s the Stupidity, Stupid analyzed the hatred some people had for then-President Bill Clinton.[75] Shearer believes that Clinton became disliked because he had an affair with “the least powerful, least credentialed women cleared into his official compound.”[39] His most recent book is Not Enough Indians, his first novel. Published in 2006, it is a comic novel about Native Americans and gambling.[73] Without the “pleasures of collaboration” and “spontaneity and improvisation which characterize his other projects”, Not Enough Indians was a “struggle” for Shearer to write. He said that “the only fun thing about it was having written it. It was lonely, I had no deal for it and it took six years to do. It was a profoundly disturbing act of self-discipline.”[2]

Shearer has released five solo comedy albums: It Must Have Been Something I Said (1994), Dropping Anchors (2006), Songs Pointed and Pointless (2007), Songs of the Bushmen (2008) and Greed and Fear (2010).[76] His most recent CD, Greed and Fear is mainly about Wall Street economic issues, rather than politics like his previous albums. Shearer decided to make the album when he”started getting amused by the language of the economic meltdown – when ‘toxic assets’ suddenly became ‘troubled assets,’ going from something poisoning the system to just a bunch of delinquent youth with dirty faces that needed not removal from the system but just…understanding.”[77] In May 2006, Shearer received an honorary doctorate from Goucher College.[78] #HarryShearer #ThisIsSpinalTap #JonHammond #Nashville #TVShow

The Big Uneasy[edit]
Shearer is the director of The Big Uneasy (2010), a documentary film about the impacts of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. Narrated by actor John Goodman, the film describes levee failures and catastrophic flooding in the New Orleans metropolitan area, and includes extended interviews with former LSU professor Ivor Van Heerden, Robert Bea, an engineering professor at the University of California at Berkeley, and Maria Garzino, an engineer and contract specialist for the Los Angeles district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The film is critical of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its management of flood protection projects in Southern Louisiana.[79][80][81][82][83] Shearer draws on numerous technical experts to maintain that Hurricane Katrina’s “…tragic floods creating widespread damage were caused by manmade errors in engineering and judgment.”[84] Shearer’s film currently has a 74% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on twenty-three reviews by approved critics.[83]

Personal life[edit]
Shearer married Penelope Nichols in 1974. They divorced in 1977. He has been married to singer-songwriter Judith Owen since 1993.[2] In 2005, the couple launched their own record label called Courgette Records.[85] Shearer has homes in Santa Monica, California, the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, and London. He first went to New Orleans in 1988 and has attended every edition of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since.[86]

Shearer often speaks and writes about the failure of the Federal levee system which flooded New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, belittling the coverage of it in the mainstream media[87] and criticizing the role of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.[88][89] Prior to the DVD release of his film, The Big Uneasy, Shearer would hold screenings of the film at different venues and take questions from audience members ”
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Stand 523 Summer NAMM Head Phone Funk Tune

August 22, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Stand 523 Summer NAMM Head Phone Funk Tune

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Stand 523 Summer NAMM Head Phone Funk Tune – Jon Hammond at the Hammond XK-5 System Organ model 3300W Leslie Speaker, Joe Bergerguitar, Chuggy Carter percussion, Robby Robinson sitting in with the boys – Photo by: Stuart Robertson – Special thanks Steve Simmons and Steven Eaklor Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments#HammondOrgan #NAMMShow #HeadPhone #Funk
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Jon Hammond Band With Kayleigh 720

August 20, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Band With Kayleigh 720

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondBandWithKayleigh720

Youtube https://youtu.be/oJ9wYl9nx5A

Unedited Full Cut Film Jon Hammond Band Mothertone Party
Unedited Full Cut Film Jon Hammond Band with Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter (GON BOPS) percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ + bass at Michael Turner‘s Mothertone Mother of All Hangs – Third Annual Summer NAMM Party – thanks Dawn Moyer for running my camera (and also for your daughter on drums!) full set, thanks for the high energy MC lady Apolonia Davalos and Rachel Brandsness for the real nice loaner guitar Joe’s playing on the film! – Jon Hammond at Big Shotz Nashville – mix: Skylar Leigh Duval — with Leslie J. CarterKayleigh MoyerJoe BergerChuggy CarterMothertoneSleishman Drum CoBig Shotz Nashville and GON BOPS at Big Shotz Nashville

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Hammond Organ, Mothertone, Drums, Kayleigh Moyer, Chuggy Carter, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Unedited, Full cut film #HammondOrgan #Mothertone

Bernard’s Musical Dedication to his Children LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song

August 14, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Bernard’s Musical Dedication to his Children LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song

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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.
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As seen on The Jon Hammond Show cable TV program now in 28th year
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Jon Hammond Show broadcast for 0812 on MNN TV Channel 1 Public Access TV Manhattan Neighborhood Network – Air Time: 01:30 AM on 08/12 – first segment: Opening intro this week at Anaheim Hilton Hotel “Head Phone” Jon Hammond Band with Bernard Purdie drums, special guest Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica and then to Nashville Tennessee exclusive interview, Jon Hammond speaking with Harry Shearer just before he is awarded the American Eagle Award along with Crystal Gayle and Patti Smith – Paul Shaffer presented the award.

Same night, Jon jumps a cab over to Big Shotz Nashville to play the first night (of 3) for the Mothertone Summer NAMM Party “Mother of All Hangs” – live performance of Jon’s funk tune “Head Phone” – Jon Hammond Band with Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ + bass – 3rd year at Michael Turner’s annual Summer NAMM Mothertone Extravaganza!

3rd segment:
Nashville, Tennessee –Jon Hammond Show Theme Song LATE RENT at the Mothertone Party, first night of 3 ‘Mother of All Hangs’ Summer NAMM Show Extravaganza produced / presented by Michael Turner annually with great Mothertone musicians and guest artists: Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ bass — special thanks Dawn Moyer, mix by Skylar Leigh Duval, JC Clifford, Steve Simmons on the scene! Thanks for your concern when I almost fell over Steve! I’m OK! thanks everybody! My 3rd year, c u next year! Jon #Mothertone #Drums #Organ #NAMM #Nashville
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Eric Larsen and Jon Hammond quickie interview over coffee with TASCAM DR-10X Plug-on Micro Linear PCM Recorder audio and some images of things and people we talked about before we turned on the microphone! Eric had just come back from Fort Wayne Indiana rep’ing TEAC TASCAM at the annual Sweetwater GearFest 2017

Eric Larsen and Jon Hammond at Emery Bay Cafe – thanks James for the photo!

Eric Larsen for TASCAM

Jon Hammond’s TASCAM DR-10X Plug-on Micro Linear PCM Recorder coupled with Sennheiser e855 evolution microphone used on this interview

Suit & Tie Guy aka John Drake – Jon Hammond

Annual Sweetwater GearFest – held in Fort Wayne Indiana

The late great John Entwistle bassist of The WHO with Jon Hammond shooting Sony GCS-1 industrial camera circa 1987 Frankfurt Germany

Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM (with tie) on Jon Hammond Band at musikmesse Center Stage – Frankfurt Germany

Keith Emerson (RIP) at the Hammond New Portable B3mk2 organ – Hilton Hotel Winter NAMM Show – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Band – Jon at the New B3mk2 Hammond organ just before Keith Emerson played on NAMM Showcase

Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM drums on Jon Hammond Band at Frankfurt musikmesse Center Stage – double drums with Giovanni Gulino!

Keith Emerson holding organist Jack McDuff’s Captain Hat at Hammond Meet and Greet – Jon Hammond

Emery Bay Cafe in Emeryville CA – thanks James and EBC Team! – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Funk Unit will open Summer NAMM in Nashville: https://www.namm.org/summer/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

Performance Info
Thursday, July 13, 2017 – 3:00pm to 3:40pm
NAMM Reverb Stage on the Terrace (Parking Level)
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