Captain-Foldback.com This Month (ding ding ding)
|At last - the X-mas issue is here!
I'm really sorry it has taken so long to get this issue done. Things have been very busy for me. Also, I haven't gotten an organist of the month lined up yet, but I hope to have that bit added within a couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy the current contents and check back later.
Captain Foldback Organ & Amp Service
It's official! I'm now offering organ, Leslie and amplifier repair services to the general public. I do service calls in the province of Ontario (Canada) as well as mail order repairs/rebuilds of amplifiers and related equipment for customers worldwide. In addition, I can create custom Leslie connection kits and adapters. Please look here for more information.
In other news
Vanessa Rodrigues is out with a new CD, just in time
for your Christmas shopping needs. The title of this new volume is Gale/Rodrigues
Group Live at the Rex - the Gale part being Toronto saxophone maestro Chris
Gale. You can pick up this great collection of tunes and read more about it
Oh - and Vanessa's fantastic Soul Project ensemble is playing Nov 21 and 22 in Montreal and the cover charge is only $4! That's a steal. If you can't make it to Montreal, then you need to buy the Soul Project CD - you can thank me later. The CD and more info about the Soul Project shows are available at Vanessa's website.
LDB3 to issue new CD in early 2008
X-mas organ music
the season is upon us, whether we like it or not. If you are a serious Hammond organ enthusiast, then why not make the most of the X-mas season and listen to some organ music while you're roasting chestnuts or decorating the tree. Here is a quite glance at some holiday organ favourites. If you know of a good, and currently available, title that I didn't list here, please let me know!
|Jimmy Smith: Christmas Cookin'||Perhaps the best known jazz organ X-mas CD. Great stuff! Available both on CD, good old vinyl and download|
|Jimmy Smith: Christmas '64||This is a 2005 reissue of 'Christmas Cookin' ' but with the last track 'Greensleeves' omitted (as it is already available on Organ Grinder's Swing)|
|Booker T. & The MG's: In the Christmas Spirit|
|Jimmy McGriff: Christmas with Jimmy McGriff|
|Ole Erling: Dansk Hammond Jul||This CD (and its reissue as part of a 2-CD set, see below) of course caters mostly to listeners in Denmark - but it does contain a few international tunes such as Winter Wonderland, White Christmas and the venerable Jingle Bells. As far as I know, this CD is only available directly from Ole Erling's own website www.ole-erling.dk|
|Ole Erling: Ole Erling's bedste Hammond jul||This is the 1997 reissue of the above 1974 disc plus an entire other CD with more Christmas tunes. Available on CD and as download - here's an example: http://musikdownloads.aol.de/imcdms/album/view.do?id=610122|