Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Don Baker Trio - Hammond for Dancing


What a fun album to listen to! I have to admit that I am one of those people that finds organ music pretty darn groovy - especially when played like this! You can really get down and dancin' with tunes played on the Hammond organ! I love it! I remember when I was in college in San Antonio, my friends and I would sometimes go eat dinner at this Mexican food restaurant and they would have this guy playing the organ for entertainment. He'd play tunes like "New York, New York" and "Mack the Knife" - it was great! That's what this album reminds me of - only much better. And, you haven't heard anything until you've heard "Mule Train" played on the Hammond! I don't know what year this was produced, but it's Capitol T1357, if that helps. So, here I share with you "Hammond for Dancing" - "a fine and unusual blend of Hammond organ, piano, celeste, and rhythm by the Don Baker Trio."

Track listing for Don Baker Trio - Hammond for Dancing:

Side 1:
1. I Won't Dance
2. Dansero
3. Moritat
4. Jungle Drums
5. When Day is Done
6. Frasquita Serenade

Side 2:
1. I Could Have Danced All Night
2. Carinoso
3. The Old Refrain
4. Cherokee
5. Taboo
6. Mule Train

5 comments:

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Licorice Pizza said...

The organ. What a sound combined with the piano. This is a goody. Thanks Esther. LP

Sounds said...

Loved this one , many thanks
Still awaiting with baited breath those Mystic Moods albums you picked up :)

Frank said...

This is so great, thank you very much, I can't get the smile of my face.

JawsOfJosh said...

Wonderful stuff. This is just great. Thanks for sharing!!!