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    Posted December 23, 2012 by
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    Get Back in The Groove in Newessbar Jon Hammond Band in Hamburg


    *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Get Back in The Groove in Newessbar Hamburg Altona Downloaded 249 times Newessbar Hamburg Get Back In The Groove Tribute to 9/11 Jon Hammond Band Lutz Buechner tenor sax Heinz Lichius drums Joe Berger guitar Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ Original composition by Jon Hammond International ASCAP Thanks Olaf and Roman  Youtube  This particular XB-2 Hammond organ has gone around the world with me more times than I remember - played Heinekin Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, at least 5 or 6 Frankfurt Musikmesse's, Radio Melody Austria, NDR Radio Hamburg, Radio France Inter, Music China Shanghai, on cruise ships, AFN Radio, Prague Czech Republic even Louisville Kentucky!  - then came my XK-3, XK-1 and now touring with Sk1 - next stop: Atlanta, Jon Hammond  Serial number plate from my precious early model XB-2 old friend never let me down in my international travels - the later XB-2's had a completely different number plate underneath the organ - this one was one of the first pieces when it was introduced by my good friends at Suzuki Musical Instruments in year 1991 - special thanks to my hero - Hiromitsu Ono! Jon Hammond incredible job of designing - even The Rolling Stones used an XB-2!  Jon Hammond: My original XB-2 Hammond organ, one of the very first pieces on the job here on world-wide radio broadcast on AFN - American Forces Network at Frankfurt Headquarters, actual video: This remarkable film documents 3/17 1994 AFN POWERLITE Show live broadcast of JON HAMMOND Band playing and talking on-air with host MARGIE GLAD 'The Voice of AFN Europe" 873AM/MW at that time. First-ever public performance of original composition "Nu Funk" ("Hip Hop Chitlins"). The broadcast was heard world-wide and recorded and later released on Jon Hammond's album "Late Rent". James Preston of band Sons of Champlin drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., Jon Hammond XB-2 organ/bass Joe Berger audio. *Special thanks: Marietta Windhorst, Andrea English (Prdcr.), David Osterloh, and the Crew at AFN Frankfurt Headquarters.  Wild Turkeys sighted in the rain today! Walking right down the middle of the road in a small herd or flock, highly-interesting! 

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