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Anniversary of death of James Brown Christmas Day Jon's Journal December 25 2012
Anniversary of death of James Brown Christmas Day Jon's Journal December 25 2012 *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Anniversary of death of James Brown Christmas Day here visiting Michael Falkenstein his God Son of Soul Downloaded 97 times KYOU Radio KYOURADIO.org http://archive.org/details/JonHammond40NeverBeforeSeenJamesBrownPhotoswithhisGodSonMichaelFalkenstein Anniversary of death of James Brown Godfather of Soul - Died December 25th 2006 Christmas Day - Jon Hammond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Brown Brown died on Christmas Day 2006 from heart failure after becoming ill two days earlier and being hospitalized for hours. He is buried in Beech Island, South Carolina. Brown often went on trips to his childhood neighborhood in Augusta and gave out money and other items to those he felt were in need. A week before his death in December 2006, a gravely ill-looking Brown took time to give out Christmas toys and turkeys to an Atlanta orphanage. Brown had done this several times over the years. On Christmas Day, Brown died at approximately 1:45 am EST (06:45 UTC) from congestive heart failure resulting from complications of pneumonia, with his personal manager and longtime friend Charles Bobbit at his bedside. According to Mr. Bobbit, Brown stuttered "I'm going away tonight", and then Brown took three long, quiet breaths and fell asleep before dying. Memorial services Public memorial at the Apollo Theater in Harlem Private funeral in Augusta, Georgia, with Michael Jackson attending After Brown's death on Christmas Day, Brown's relatives and friends, a host of celebrities and thousands of fans attended public memorial services at the Apollo Theater in New York on December 28, 2006 and at the James Brown Arena on December 30, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. A separate, private memorial service was also held in North Augusta, South Carolina on December 29, 2006, which was attended by Brown's family and close friends. Celebrities who attended Brown's public and/or private memorial services included Michael Jackson, Jimmy Cliff, Joe Frazier, Buddy Guy, Ice Cube, Ludacris, Dr. Dre, Little Richard, Dick Gregory, MC Hammer, Prince, Jesse Jackson, Ice-T, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bootsy Collins, LL Cool J, Li'l Wayne, Lenny Kravitz, 50 Cent, Stevie Wonder, and Don King, among others. All of the public and private memorial services were officiated by Rev. Al Sharpton. Brown's public and private memorial ceremonies were elaborate, complete with costume changes for Brown and videos featuring him in concert performances. Brown's body, which was placed in a Promethean casket, which is bronze polished to a golden shine, was driven through the streets of New York to the Apollo Theater in a white, glass-encased horse-drawn carriage. In Augusta, Georgia, the procession for Brown's public memorial visited Brown's statue as the procession made its way to the James Brown Arena. During the public memorial at the James Brown Arena, nachos and pretzels were served to mourners, as a video showed Brown's last performance in Augusta, Georgia and the Ray Charles version of "Georgia on My Mind" played soulfully in the background. Brown's last backup band, The Soul Generals, also played the music of Brown's hits during the memorial service at the James Brown Arena. The group was joined by Bootsy Collins on bass, with MC Hammer performing a dance in James Brown style. Former Temptations lead singer Ali-Ollie Woodson performed "Walk Around Heaven All Day" at the memorial services. Congratulations 30th year Hammond Organ Germany Studio pictorial James Brown Visiting his God Son Michael Falkenstein - incredible must see and hear: James Brown the Godfather of Soul and his God Son Michael Falkenstein at the Hammond organ with original music soundtrack from Jon Hammond radio program HammondCast - musical selections: Time With You Six Year Itch Get Back In The Groove Watermelon Man Late Rent / HammondCast Outro R.I.P. Godfather of Soul James Brown - here in Hammond Organ Germany Studios with his actual God Son Michael Falkenstein, amazing but true. enjoy, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com Dankeschoen Christine Vogel and Messe Frankfurt Presse Team for the beautiful flowers for my 25th Musikmesse! Youtube http://youtu.be/hozrJpHvV-4 Cake Flowers and Late Rent 25 Years Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at 2011 Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guests for this special occasion celebrating 25 years in Musikmesse. Special acknowledgement of Wilhelm P. "Charly" Hosenseidl R.I.P. who was the Director of Musikmesse years 1989-2008 now Directed by Wolfgang Luecke, special thanks to Messe Frankfurt Projekt and Presse Team! Jon Hammond Band: Joe Berger guitar Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone Giovanni Gulino drums Jon Hammond - XB-2 Hammond Organ - special thanks Hiromitsu Ono Chief Engineer Suzuki Musical Instruments designed my instrument which took me all around the world many times "Late Rent" Jon Hammond theme song for Jon Hammond Show MNNTV and HammondCast Show KYOU Radio San Francisco CBS Radio Network Thanks Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM, TecAmp Jürgen Kunze and Thomas Eich - Puma Combo bass amp powering Jon Hammond's organ Dankeschoen to Yücel Atiker, Tino Pavlis, Poehl, Bernie Capicchiano, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Peggy Behling, Christine Vogel Messe Frankfurt, Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei for Chocolate on Chocolate 25 Years Musikmesse Celebration Cake - — at Jazzkeller Bobbie Spider Webb and Jon Hammond Christmas Broadcast http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-901259 White Christmas - God Bless the NYPD New York's Finest! Jon Hammond *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Bernard Purdie Dedication to his Kids Late Rent Closer at Mikell's http://archive.org/details/BernardPurdieDedicationToHisKidsLateRentCloserAtMikells Youtube: http://youtu.be/B5qGwUgEyvM 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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikell's As seen on The Jon Hammond Show cable TV program now in 28th year Camera: Joe Berger http://www.HammondCast.com Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/bernard-purdie-dedication-to-his-kids-late-rent-closer-at-mikell-s-6350855 Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/49363343
Mikell's NYC 1989 Ballad One and Only Love Jon Hammond Alex Foster Bernard Purdie Chuggy Carter *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Mikell's NYC 1989 Ballad One and Only Love Jon Hammond Alex Foster Bernard Purdie Chuggy Carter http://archive.org/details/MikellsNyc1989BalladOneAndOnlyLoveJonHammondAlexFosterBernard Youtube http://youtu.be/fm831FDztTs August 28, 1989 Jon Hammond at the B3 organ with Alex Foster tenor sax, Bernard Purdie drums and Chuggy Carter percussion playing ballad My One and Only Love. Mikell's was a very popular night spot for studio musicians and jazz hipsters, located at 760 Columbus Avenue New York City on the corner of 97th St.