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Full text of "Hammond Times, Vol. 22, No. 4 - 1960"

VARSITY SPRINTER IS ACCOMPLISHED HAMMOND ORGANIST • SEE page 5 






MRS. WKtGHT AT THE SELF-CONTAINED 



MISS NORMA HARDMAN AT HOME MODEL ORGAN 




RUSSELL AND KAREN RHOADES PLAY THE EXTRAVOtCE 



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R.F. ADAMS AT SPINET 




BOB McKAY WITH SPINET 




TEN YEAR OLD MARTIN FLEMING 
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MRS. DOROTHY MeMILLEN WRIGHT of Iowa 
FaUs, /own, haa fust putchated a new Self-Con- 
tained {A-lOO} Hammond Organ and lovAs if 
because it ftts in so well with har home furnit/i- 
ings and takes up so Uttte spac? in her frving 
roam. Mrs. Wright placed mood mvsic Haek in 
%ilent Rtm days. Today ihe p/ays fhe organ of 
□ local roller rink and gives concarts over a 
wide area of Centrat towa. 



MISS NORMA J. HARDMAN of OrJondo, Florida, 
is pittured here wrfh fhe Home Model Hammond 
Organ which she has played finr« 1954. It's 
the same iitstrument, inddeataUy, upon which 
Porter Heaps gave his concert during his first 
appearance in Orlando. Miss Hardman plays for 
her own omuiemenf ond, for fhe last couple of 
yeorj, has been specia/iTi/ig in church music. 
From time to time she and friends, who are olse 
Hammond enthusiatts, ger fogefher at eacJi 
olhers' homes for mutkal parlies. 

Both thirteen yeor old RUSSELL RHOADES and 
his six year old sister KAREN of Howard, Penn- 
sylvanio, ore finding their family's new Exfro- 
voice Orgon easy to play. Russell hos hcxi just a 
few les$orts $0 far but handles both the k«y- 
boerd and foot pedals with confidence. He pre- 
fers sacred and classical music and has o/reody 
played in his church. 



MR. R. F. ADAMS of Masonvitle. N. J., is pktvred 
here of the Hammond Spinel Organ he has in- 
stalfed aboard his 6S x30 houseboaf C'eopofro. 
In addition to errjoyjjig fhe Hammond on his 
woter-borrre honT>Q — iwhere he fives with his Mrrfe, 
along wrfh a parakeet, a cat, a fiosfon bulldog 
and a boxer— Mr. Adorns is olso fhe orgonisT for 
his locof lodge. 



SOB McKAY, son of a former orchestra leader, 
Marion McKay, has bofh o Hammond Church 
model artd a Spinel organ, He plays profession- 
aily during the fummars, ofrhough during the 
rest of the year he's a dantaf student at Ohio 
State University. Two recent engagements have 
been at the Kings Table in Daylon and rhe Wish- 
ing Well in Cincinnati. 



Ten year old MAtfTIN FLEMING, of Northridge. 

California, started out playing the Chord Organ. 
But he really began lo develop as an organist 
abouf the time a Self •Contained (A-lOO) model 
was purchased for him. The new organ became 
hjf consfanf companion, ond he has progressed 
to the point where he was recently guest soloist 
at the Hollywood Congregational Church. Mortin 
is pictured here as he appeared at the church, 
where he played Tonnhauser's Evening Sfar. 



MISS MARTHA SCHARMAHOAN of Benfon, Ktt- 

tucky, hos toughi music for ittony yeors and 
acquired a Hammond Organ in I9S7_ She has 
since given up prone leaching fo spend more 
time with her Hammond. She now also enjoys 
playing for local community activities, such as 
fashion shows and horse shews. 



MISS MARTHA SCHARMAHORN 



GOVERNOR J. HUGO 4R0NSON of Monlaaa, 
hosf fo the 52nd Annuaf Governors' Confer' 
encB at Gfat'mr Natioaat Park, litteni iiir«jir(y 
to the mtrsic of the Hommond ConsoJe ojrgao. 
Mrs. Alex Sfephenson, seatsd at the organ, 
played abty thrmighout the Convention. Mrs. 
Aroifsoa, wife of the Governor, rtands al 
his side. 




THE HAMMOND GOES TO A GOVERNORS' CONFERENCE 



Statesmen enjoy hearing and playing the Hammond 
Organ too. 

This was the feeling of Kenneth Kellogg of the 
Sherman Music Company of Helena, Montana. It was 
also the reason why he decided ro insrall a Ham- 
mond Console model ( A-lOO ) organ and three 
PR-40 tone cabinets in the Many Glacier Hotels 
Glacier National Park. The occasion: the 52nd Annual 
Governors' Conference. 

The Hammond played a big part in the conference, 
for it was in constant use. The governors who owned 
Hammonds back home — and a number did — played 
the instrument. Many of the others (governors, theii 
families, their staff) enjoyed beautiful music on 
niuiierous formal and informal occasions. Tlie Ham- 
mond Console model under the able playing of Mrs. 
Alex Stephenson, official conference organist, did its 
part at the Annual Stare Dinner. One of the features 



of the evening was the rendition of all the state 
songs. Later the instrument was easily transported and 
installed at Lake McDonald, fifty miles into the park 
itself. Here it provided more enjoyable music, this 
time for the Annual Wives Luncheon. 

The conference not only included several days of 
serious meetings but also provided a variety of 
incidental recreation. In addition to playing the 
Hammond Organ, such activities as boating, fishing, 
horseback riding, golf, tennis, swimmings photo- 
graphy, sightseeing, sketching, and guided scenic 
hikes were available to everyone; Governors, staflFs, 
wives and youngsters. Governor J. Hugo Aronson of 
Montana (stanciing behind the Console model Ham- 
mond Organ) was host to the conference. JJJ 



Hammond 



TIMES 



VOL. 22 



NO. 4 



Published by Hanupond OrfiaoCo,, 4202 W. Diversev Ave,, ChicaK)39. 
Subicripuon fret op request. Request froai rour Hanucood doler. 



INGENUITY 
PAYS OFF! 

iven though their budgets said "no/' fhes« two different 
groups put imagination and determination to work so that 
they couid OHrn new Hammonds. 



Cenirtd HHt Bcrpfiff Churth Choir members and tint 
ctati gordeners are (left to right): Mn. Mary Vir- 
ginia Jone$, Mrs. Irene WHson, Mrs. Bfizabeth 
Poweti, Miss Carol Ann Wilson, Mrs. Anna Cttion, 
Mits Beity Hottand^ and John Wifliom Holland. 
Kneeling is Randolph Jones. Ofhers who helped^ 
but who arc not shown, include Mrs. Ruby Hoi* 
load, Mrs. Norml* Wifson, Jock Hall, George H. 
Wilson, and Tony Poweti. 




The Parish Ptieftt ond teaching rioff of Immaculate Concep- 
tion Parochial Schoo/, Afomogordo, New Mexfco, beam with 
justifiabte pride over their new Hammond Spinet Organ, the 
resu/r o^ tutc0istul completion of their trading stamp drive. 
Left to right OT0 Sifter ttoic Mystica, Sister franeeUa, Sister 
Henrietta, Father Hyatt, falh0T Ryan, Father Saxon, Kay Beaver, 
Peggy Gomer, Ann Dodd, and Pat Crowley. 



IMMACUtATE CONCEPTION 
PAROCHIAL SCHOOL 

The budget at the Immaculate Conception Parochial 
School in Alamogordo, New Mexico, did not allow 
funds for the purchase that Father Ryan and Sister 
FraneeUa had in mind. In their hearts they knew the 
school needed a new organ^ — a new Hammond organ. 

Fortunately, Father Ryan and Sister Francella were 
not the kind to be daunted by trifles. Funds or no funds,, 
they would find a way to acquire the organ. They began 
to search, and they talked to people: the ladies of the 
Home and School Association, for instance, and Phil 
Davidson, Manager of the Organ Department at the El 
Paso Piano Company. 

One of the suggestions given them was that perhaps 
trading stamps could be used, and Phil Davidson checked. 
He contacted a stamp concern, and they submitted a 
stamp plan to enable the purchase of a Hammond 
Organ. 

Father Ryan and Sister Francella had found their way 
— and the stamp drive was on! 

Stamps were collected by the school children and 
through donated stamps placed in containers at the local 
stores. Catholics and Protestants alike assisted, and in a 
short amount of time the half-way point was reached. 

The stamp concern sent a partial check to El Paso and 
the organ was delivered — incidentally, in time for the 
school's annual Christmas program. By the time classes 
were dismissed last summer, final payment on the organ 
had been completed. 

Immaculate Conception's children, parents, and teach- 
ing staff refused to be daunted by budgetary limitations 
and found a practical way to acquire a Hammond Organ 
which will be a valuable addition to their school equip- 
ment. It will prove a dependable instrura,ent which will 
give Immaculate Conception beautiful organ music and 
lasting service for many, many years to come. 




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Central Hill Qaptht Church, Isle of Wright County, Virginia, 
whose choir members refused to be thwarted by a lack of 
funds lor the new Hammond Organ they wanlad for use at 
their services. 



CENTRAL HILL BAPTIST CHURCH 

Behind the melodious tones of the organ and hs-mns 
at Central Hill Baptist Church, Isle of Wright County, 
Virginia, is the story of a determined choir. 

They wanted a new organ — a Harmnond Organ — for 
their church services. But they found they had only 
enough funds for one-third of the cost — fust a down 
payment. 

How could they raise the remaining two-thirds? Their 
answer showed character, ingenuity, and pUin ability to 
roll up their sleeves and do some really hard work. 

They found that the second third wasn't so difficult — 
the money was raised in orthodox ways. They held 
some food sales and sponsored a barbecue supper. 

But, for the balance, what could be more natural than 
to turn to their good Virginia soil for the answer? 
Together they rented some land^^nough for raising 
four acres of corn and one and a half acres of peanuts. 
And the entire choir pitched in and tilled the soil. 

The result: success, naturally. The Central Hill Church 
Choir members turned out to be first class truck gar- 
deners, keeping their rows free of weeds and raising a 
bumper crop. But, just as important, they benefited from 
the group endeavor — and incidentally, earned the final 
third of the needed funds for complete ownership of the 
new Hammond Organ. JiA^ 



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VARSITY SPRINTER IS ACCOMPLISHED 
HAMMOND ORGANIST 



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Music and arhletics are seldom considered as a 
combination. Yec they should be — they're natural 
together. 

Take the case of George Peterson, Business Ad- 
ministration senior and captain of the I960 varsity 
track team at Abilene Christian College, Abilene, 
Texas. He finds that the rhythm of his Hammond 
Organ's music seems to strengthen coordination in 
running, and that playing an organ can be a great 
soiHice of relaxation after the rigors of strenuous 
:rack practice. 

George is one of the outstanding collegiate dash- 
men in the Southwest and this season is a candidate 
for almost every Wildcat relay team — including the 
440 yard, 880 yard, mile and sprint medley. In 1959 
he ran on the Wildcat's third place effort in the 440 
yard relay at ±e California Relays, and also clocked a 
48.2 quarter lap on the Abilene Track Qub's 3:10^ 
mile relay effort at the meeting of champions. He has 
also had 9.4 and 20.5 dockings in the shon sprints. 

When a sophomore in 1958, he ran on Abilene's 
880 yard relay team at Modesto, Cahfornia, and they 
broke the world record. 

George helped Abilene Christian set a world record 
of 1:22.6 for the 880 yard relay in 1958 and has the 
best legitimate sprint rimes of 9.5 and 21.0 — the 
latter run around a curve, 

George came to Abilene Christian because of its 
sprint reputation, after witming rwo Nebraska High 
School 220 titles and one championship in the 100. 

He decided to study organ during his sophomore 
year at Abilene — and selected the Hammond Organ. 
At first he traveled six miles daily across Abilene to 
practice on a borrowed instrument. Later, to better 
utilize his time, he rented a Hammond and obtained 
permission to keep it in his room. 

George expects to bring his college business train- 
ing to his parents' mortuary after he graduates. And 
since there are already two Hammond OrgaiLS in the 
establishment — a Spinet and a Home Model — he'll 
be right at home. JJif- 




GEORGE PETERSON, Business Administration 
senior and capfa'm of the }960 varsity track 
team at Abilene ChristSan Coihge, Abilene, 
Texas, is one of the outsianding eottegiale 
dashmen in the South'west. This season he 
is a tandidale for atmost evary Wildcat 
relay team — inctuding ihs sprint medley, 
440 yard, 880 yard and mih rt/nv. 




When George returned home offer studying fire 
orgon during hi$ 1959 term at Ab!hne, his famHy 
presented him with o Spinet Model Hammond. 
That summtr he began to play professiona///, 
appearing of a prominent local dining estabtith- 
meat. Needless to say, he now plays profes- 
stonaHy whenever an occasion presents itself. 

When George wos ready to rolurn to schooJ this 
fall, he was presented a trailer (made for him by 
his older brother) designed expre$9ly for trans- 
porting the organ from jtlace to plaee with com- 
parative ease. 



HAMMOND ORGAN 



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En[oying Hammond Organ Music . . . Sharing Good Feriowship . . . Improving Playing Skills 



CHAPTER AWARDS SCHOlARSHiPS 



Al ihB 1940^1 HOSDJ] begins, the members of the Taeama, 
Washington, Chapter can faJce jurtifiable prida in their recent 
ar\nouncement of ihc awarding of fwo music scholarships. 

One schotarship has gone ^o Mis% Emily Lou Erickson, an out- 
standing high school honor graduate from Parttand, Oregon, 
and the other to Miss Julia forsberg, a latented music educofron 
major of the University of Pugel Sound, Tocomo, M'oshingl'on. 

Many months of triat and error were devoted to development 
of the Chapter's project — a principal aim since the club wos 
organtzed. Some time ago ffiey started a fund, and each monlii 
they sef some money asrde, no marrer haw small. Then various 
p/ans for estabtishing seh^arships were invesfjgafed and dis- 
carded. They wanted to reach cfudenfs who were defityilely 
makina mv$k rhsir Jjfe endeavor. 



After much time and research. If was decided to present a 
scholarship on the coUege level fo a music student definitely 
dedicated to mcrsic — espcciafJy fn the argon field. 

The Chapter consulted the faculty at Paget Sound University, 
pointing out that their fund was modest. However, they were 
informed that "a little means a lot" and thai a school of music 
if frequently neghct^d by those awarding schoforships. The 
Cihaprer was told how much would be needed for weeirfy les- 
sons for one sfudent for a scfiooi year and the amount needed 
to provide tor organ rsntol for practice purposes. 

With the awarding of the scholarships la the Misses Erickson 
and Forsberg, the Tacoma Chapfer's plan ii etiablished. And, 
needless to say, they plan to continue building their fund, in 
order to be ready for another schoof year. 

Well done, Toeoma, ond congrorulotronif 




NEW GROUP IN CANTON, OHIO 

Members of rhe newly organijod Canton, Ohio, 
Chapter are shown at their second meefjng, 
where they listened to guest artist Paul Ring- 
ley. The group meets on the last Wednesday 
of each monfh and olready has on average 
offendonce of sevenfy-flve. Temporory officers 
ore Mr. Pete lennos, presrdenf; Mr. Harry 
Deemer, vice presrdenf; Mrs. Sally Oeemer, 
secrwfary; and Mrs. Cmmo Ho5*effer, frcasurer. 
The Hammond Orgon Studios of Confon are 
fJie sponsorers. 



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THEY CAU THEMSELVES "H AMMOND- AIRES" . 
The Manhattan Beach, California, Chapter call 
rhcmsefves rhe Lynwoocf Hommond-airei and 
ore currentty abouf fiffy members sfrong. Mem- 
bers include ffirsi row feff fo righfjl Eliiabefh 
HossoJdr, Fdith Tandy, Nita Srown, Jerry Sfeele, 
Terri Bell, Alice Cormier, Don Ellis (guest artist}, 
Carol Griswald, Mary Ball, and Gladys Welch. 
Standing in fhe second row (left to right} are 
Juanita Hetrick, Molly Whale, Madeline Wells. 
Esther Thompson, fredna Nelson, Belly Reither, 
Francis Cowley, Bea Alderete, Charles Collin*. 
Gordon Krist (a guest}, and Fred Griswald. In 
the back row are Evelyn and Lee Thornberry. 
Doris fiurJrc, Joyce Taber, Clara Jensen, Jim 
Jensen, Arnold Hassoldf, Mr. IfVells, and £d 
Whale. The Chapfer is sponsored by fhe Mon- 
hoffon Beach Hammond Organ Sfudios. 




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CHAPTiR MEMBERS LAUNCH NEW 
RECORD ENTERPRISE 

Hare's somefhmg new,' Some of the members 
of the We$fern New Yorlc Chopper gof together 
ond founded a record eomppny — Amherst Rec- 
ords, Buffalo, N. Y. (Their pi>ce, BiH DattQn 
Plays the Hammond at Home, wns reviewed in 
ta$t month's TIMES - Vol. 22, No. 3.J The Chop- 
tcT I's shown here dtfring a recent meeting, as 
John Warfet — one of the founders of Amhersl 
— feJis the re$t at the Chapter iomethlng afaoul 
Bin Dalian crnd explain! how the record was 
made. The Chapter is sponsored by Denton, 
Cottier and Daniets and meets regufarlY at 
their Buffa>le, N. Y., sfudJos, 



MR. AND MRS. CHAPTER 

The Easr Boroughs Chapf«r f'n the eastern 
secffon of Pannsy/vanio's A/(egheny Counfy) 
watches whrfe George Chrrst of Home's Afustc 
Center {Pittsburgh) performs on the Hammond. 
Membership is comprised mostly of couples, 
ond they beep their namber faefaw thirty so 
rhey can enterfam more CGsily in their homes. 
In the sessions fhey exchortge draw-bor sef< 
tings and take turns at the organ domonsfrafing 
indJviduof playing techniques. Officers of fhe 
group ere Mrs. Paul Po/mqu'sf. presidenr; 
George Godfn, vrco preitdent; Miss BVnabeth 
Martin, secretary; and John Merlin, treasurer. 



CHAPTER FlQURiSHES IN SASKATOON. CANADA 

The Sasfrafeon Hammond Organ Socjefy, Saska- 
toon, Saskalthewon, Canada, is hoving greof 
success wffh fhetr monthly get-togethers. Meet- 
ings are held at the Heinliman & Company, 
limited store, with interesfing progroms in 
which the members ore the participants, light 
refreshments are always a feature, loo. The 
smrffng Jady seored at the console of the A-JQO 
Self-Contained organ is the Chapter president 
Alri. Carl Ens, 



JAMBOREES PROVE GREAT SUCCESS 
The Hamilton, Ontario, Chapter is bubbling over 
wirh falenf ond enthusiasm os fhe resuff of one 
organ Jamboree held for Senior Citizens, a 
mare recent Jamboree with o paid attendance 
in excess of 400, and projected plans for a 
Sunday Cavalcade visit to the Buffalo, N. Y ., 
Society. Some of the Chapter ore shown here 
as they appeared at the first Jamboree. Sfand- 
Ing (left to right) are Gordon Goring, Jock Lee 
(Hammond representative}, tyle Cenlin, Jim 
Larmour, Grace lormourj Gordon Fenton, Mary 
Montgomery, Ted Moofgomery. Sitting ffeff fo 
rlghtj ore Frank ThompsorT, Joclc Slater, Grant 
Slater, and MarJIyrtne Waddetl. 




For particulars on how eo start your own Hammond Orf^an Society, contact your 
nearest Hammond Dealer. If you don't know his name, the Hammond Organ Company 
will be happy to supply this information. 



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FUN AT THE HAMMOND 

By OrvlU» H. foster 



CHORD POSITIONS 



BASIC CHORDS 

The three basic chords used in all music in the key of 
C are C, G7, aod F. These are basic because every note 
of the C scale is contained in one of these three chords. 

The same thing holds true of the three fundamental 
chords in any key. The chord built on the first degree 
of the scale is called the tonic chord. The chord builc on 
the 4th degree of the scale is called the suh -dominant. 
The chord built on the 5th degree of the scale is called 
the domimwt — the dominant 7ch chord. 

All of these chords can be played in the root position 
(when the name is the lowest note of the chord), or 
they can he inverted or turned over. The C major chord 
is C E G in the root position, E G C in the first immer- 
sion, and G C E in the second invasion. Similarly, the 
F chords would be F A C in the root posifion, A C F 
in the first inversion, and C F A in the second inversion. 
The G7 chord is G B D F in the root position, B D F G 
ia the first inversion, D F G B in the second inversion, 
and F G B D in the third inversion. 

It would seem that we could use any of the inversions 
that we desire — except for one restriction. In good 
organ playing, the left hand must never jump around 
if we are to play smoothly. Thus we must select the 
inversion closest to the chord we are leaving — or ap- 
proaching. 

Organ courses state that the most satisfactory position 
for the C chord is G C E, with C being the middle C on 
the lower keyboard. !t is important that this particular 
position of the chord be uscd» since the whole balance 
of smooth organ playing is predicated on this particular 
invenion. 

EXACT POSITION 

It's equally necessary that all other chords (revolving 
around use of this G C E chord) be played as closely as 
possible to the C chord without moving the hand. 
It's advisable to learn the exact position of the following 
chords and to use them regularly. Remember to always 
go smoothly from one chord to the next. Smoothness is 
accomplished by holding a "common tone"- — that is, 



where one note Is repeated in the next chord it is held 
and not struck again. So we go from the C chord 
(G C E) to the F chord ( A C F) by holding down the 
note C and not striking it again. In the same manner 
you go from the G7 chord (G B D F) to the C chord 
(G C E) holding down the "common rone" G and not 
striking it again. 



Here are the most desirable compositions for the usual 



i to be found in the key 


of C: 




Fm Ab C F 


Faug. 


AC«F 


Dm ADF 


Gdiffl. 


G Bb C« E 


Gm7 G Bb D F 


Gaug. 


GBD« 


Fdim. G«BDF 







If the tunc you are playing is in the key of G (one 
sharp, Fit), these chords will most probably be found: 



D 

D7 

Ddim. 

Daug. 

Dm 

Dm7 



ADF# 

ACDF5 

Gf BDF 

A#DFS 

ADF 

ACDF 



Am 
Am7 

A7 

A dim. 
Aaug. 



ACE 
ACEG 
AC$EG 
A C En F5 
AC«F 



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If the number is in the key of F, the following chords 

II probably be present: 

F6 ACDF 

Dm7 ACDF 

Bb Bb D F 

Bb7 AbBbDF 



Eb G Bb Eb 

Eb min. Gb Bb Eb 

Bbdim. GBbCJtE 

G dim. G Bb Cff E 



These are the three most commonly used keys in the 
writing of popular music, simple basic and light classics. 
Go over these chord positions ngtiin and again, until you 
can strike them instantly. If you get your left hand 
chord positions going from one of these to the next by 
holding a common tone, or — if there is no common tone 
— by sliding smoothly to the closest position of the 
next chord, you'll fi.nd this will substantially contribute 
to more FUN AT THE HAMMOND ORGAN. JJi/ 



OrviUe foster Prsssnfsi DEVELOPING YOUR PLAYING SKILLS. 

Four California evenings of educational entertainment at the Hammond Organ. 
No charge — a service of your Haminond Organ Studios, Time 8:00 P.M. 



Pomona — Covina 

at 

Hammond Organ Studios 

Moniclair 

November 21. 



Palm Springs — Indio 

at 

Palm Springs Womens Qub 

Palm Springs 

November 14. 



Riverside 

at 

Mission Inn 

(Music Room) 

Riverside 

November 7, and 

November 28. 




WSSTMA§Mmi}S 

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CHRISTMAS MOODS ldsz/6 Siritz at the Hammond Spinet Organ 

tnternQtiona} fiecordfing Studio (S619 W. Division St., Chicago SI, IftinoUi #330? Hi-Fi 

O Cojne 4M Ye faithfui Ihr Ktaderfein Kommet (german) Winter Wondertand 

Silent Night, Holy Night White Christmas Santa Oaus Comin' fo fowfr 

Sifver Bef/s C Ou Frohlkhe (german) I'U Be Home for Chrixfrnos 

O Tannenbaum Skaters Wattx Jingle Bells 

Rudolph the Red-Nowd Reindeer 
Lisz\6 Biritz has the gift of communicating his joy in playing the Hammond 
Spinet Organ, His easy going style is dear and unique. That's all — no keyboard 
acrobatics. But, he's delighted Hammond Organ Music lovers in the Chicago area 
for a number of years. A native Hungarian, Biritz began playing popular organ 
to help finance studies toward a Doctorate in Chemistry. Today, he's achieved 
success at both endeavors. 
SOUND SPECTRUM 

by Shay Torrent 

Merzury Hmmrdi (MG 204)5) Custom High fidelity 

Shay Torrent is considerably more than a virtuoso with flying fingers and dancing 
feet. He is a veritable Toscanini, conceiving the whole range of orchestral sounds 
and weaving them all into a single fabric of unified, driving performance. His 
range of rhythms swings from the thoughtful lento of Poimiana co the allegro 
mama mia of Twelfth Street Rag. A fabulous one man orchestra filling a whole 
spectrum of musical sounds; singmg string sections, powerful bniss ensembles, 
sensitive woodwinds, driving percussion. 

By the Wafers of Minnetonka— tittle Brown Gal 

Indian Love Song WilUam Tells All 

Poinciana (Song of the Tree^ Riviera 

Cherokee (Indian Love Song) Maybelfe 

Cotton Pickin' Boogie Tiger Rag 
Caravan 

CRAZY! BABY 

By Jimmy Smith 

Quentin Warren, guitar; Donald Barley, drvm*. 

Blue Note Records r#4030J High Fideiily 

Jimmy Smith's rhythmically intense and melodically inventive and undisputably 

jaz2 have earned him widespread following and popularity. He has welded the 

so-called popular and jazz fields with his music, maintaining an ideal balance. It's 

an album which represents everj'thing Jimmy has coinc to cpitomi2e throughout 

his short but productive recording career. 

When Johnny Comes Marching Home Mack the Knife 

Makin' Whoopee What's New 

A Night in Tunisia Alfredo 

Sonnymoon for Two 

JIMMY SMITH PLAYS PRETTY JUST FOR YOU 

Jimmy Smirh, ergon; Eddie McFadden, guitar; Donaid Baiiey, drums. 
the Note Records (#1563) High Fidelity 

Gives new jazz dimensions to the Hammond Organ. In this LP, instead of an 

assortment of original and standard instriimcntals, Jimmy has selected a set of 

familiar melodies. Extraordinary young talent. Something different than his other 

albums: he pUiys pretty just for you. 

The Nearness of You Penthouse Serenade 

The Jitterbug Wattx The Very Thought of You 

Cast of the Sun ^^^^^^h / Can't Oel Started 

Autumn in New Yori^^^^^^fe Old DevH Moon 



A VARIETY OF CHRISTMAS SONGS 

By Ernie Berger 

Audio lab Hi-Fi LP 

Melody: Away in a Manger- 
Joy to the WofW 
O Holy Nighf 
O Little Town of Bsthlehem 



Jingle Bells 

O Come Little Children 
The Firvt Noel 



King Records, fnc, f#J55^J 

Hark the Herald AngeU Sing 

Silent Night 

O Tannenbaum 

Joily Old St. Niehofas 

Gesu Bambino 

It Came Upon thm Midnight Clear 

MOST HAPPY ORGAN 

By Milt Herth Dot DIP 3276 

In the talented hands of Milt Hcrth. the Hammond Organ becomes the " 

of swinging dance bands. Rhythm, fun and humor are tlie over-all mood — ~ 

happy selection of runes played in the good humored, uninhibited stj-lc of Milt 

Johnson Rag The Dipsy Doodle 

SenlirrKnIal Jourrtey Creole Love Call 

loch Lomond Wabash Blues 

On the Sunny Side of the Street Amerrcon Parro^l 

Tho Hot Canary Little White Lies 

Dhda Tiger Rag 





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Music Reviews 

All the music reviewed by Porter Heaps 
can be purchased from your local music 
dealer or directly from ihe publisher. 
Please don't send orders to Hammond 
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ORGAN SIMPLIFIED 

b/ Howartl Jtnkint Books t ana 7 ii.Sd tocii 

Organ Simplifi9ti Cotnpon)', /flc. 

A well done, basic "fun" approach ro Hanunond Organ 
playing. You play lisrenable mnes right from the .(tart. 
Rhythrn accompanimeni 15 visually simplified by showing a 
foot print right on the music when the pedal tcine 'is called 
for. A neat visual crick to remind srudents when m press the 
pedals. A goiid system of ifisrrucrinn for young and old alilcc 

EASY ORGAN SOLOS 

orr. bf Da-urn Cofemon Seoiit 1, J, 3, 4 JT.50 mach 

Ce/gpnon-Holf Publkalioni 

Here is a new series arranged in Dave's characrerisiic style 
which we admire. Most of his music has been for the accom- 
plished organ player, but this is definitely on the easy side, a 
welcome addition to Hammond Organ literature. Btxiks i 
and 5 have a subtitle, "with a beat," which he knows liow 10 
write. ! think you'll like these volumes. 

DAVE COLEMAN ORGAN SOLOS 

arr. by Duvo Cofomafi toakt 1 end 2 $2 tach 

Col*mai)'Hall Publicaiiortt 

Public Domain music very nicely arranged for the intermedi- 
ate and advanced organist. All of Dave's music has that pro- 
fessional touch which makes it sound well. 

BACAROLLE 

tiy J Oflcnboch 

EL RELICARIO 

by Joifi Paditio 

HABANERA TOP from ei«fj -Comcfl 

Co}tmarHali Fublicottont 

Three very interesting singles in the Concert Series (for the 
advanced organist ,t. These rhythm arrangements run to five 
and six paRCs — not little tiny pieces, but real concert arrange- 
ments, well worth the time it will take you to work un them. 

SELECTIONS FROM CASINO DE PARIS REVUE 

an. by Sill Irwiir KtffsHanten, Me. $2 

This 56-page folio is a litdc out of the ordinary. Mr. Irwin 
is a firie arranger so the music is well done, but of more in- 
terest is the fact that each af the seven songs is presented in 
two completely diiferent versions, one with English words. 
the other with French words. The music is also different so 
you will be able to perform any of the scngs in two different 
styles. Don't let the faa that you might not be familiar with 
these tunes keep yni: fmm mkint.' a look at this fnliu. 

THE ROSE-MARIE SELECTION FOR HAMMOND ORGAN 

erf. by Doitglas MctUoc Heumi. Int. $} }£ 

MacUan is new to me, and I hope he keeps it up for this is 
nice work. A "Selection", you know, is designed to be played 
straight through, so here you have a really long nuinber if 
you wish. It 5 for the mcermediate organist. I'd say. 

50 TRI-CHORD FAVORITES 

an. hr WUi.am SHekhi Ethvt Smith MuHc Corp. $7 

Old-time mnes, hytnns, and classical numbers scored on three 
staffs with only three chords used in any one key Nothing 
could be simpler than this. Teachers might find something 
like this useful for students learning to read bass clef 



A GALAXY OF SACRED MUSIC 



art. by Chatttr Nordman 
ShoUing^f Pubticaliont, Inc. 



Boait I and 7 



$2 each 



Two very useful colleaions of standard church music. None 
of the arrangements are diJKcult, most of them are quite easy 
Contams some excellent music Church organists should look 
mto this. Registered for both preset and Spinet models. 

GREAT MUSIC 

arf. by Chwf#r Nordman. Dovfri Corr Glocor J2 50 

and Vlfglnio Corfmglart rhonttu 
Shaflinstr Puhlieaiion%, /n-. 

12.S pages of light classics, pieces all home owners will like. 
Arrangements are simply but effeciivelv dune. The bass is 
kept e^Lsy and well within the range of the Spinet pedatboard. 



EASY SOLOS FOR HAMMOND ORGAN 

Off. by Frad feJb«* fioeir 7 £mil Ateh^r, Inc. Jl 

This scries is very popular with teachers and students because 
of the simplicity of the arrangements as well as the choice 
of songs. 

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION THEMES 

OTT. tjf Mark Itjub Gordon M»sie Co. i2 

Very easy airangcnients of well known signature themes such 
as "Wagon Train," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "The Gil- 
lette Look Sharp March." etc. Twelve themes in all. 

MORE VOICES OF THE HAMMOND 

orr. by Sam tlUon Pontcr Sy»(»m, (nc. SI .50 

Fifteen pieces illustrating many unusual special effeas — 
chimes, concertina. Hawaiian guitar, harp, boa: whistle, etc. 
A supplementary book to the Pointer System. 

STRIKE UP THE BAND 

orr. by Dowgloi Moclotin N»w World Muiie Corp. Si .35 

Good! Here's Mac Lean a.i;ain. presenting a selection from 
"Strike L'p The Band" which features, of course, the pop tune 
of the same name. While you are ordering the "Rose-Marie" 
seleaion. you might as well get this at the same time. You'll 
want it anyway. 

CAROL-PRELUDE ON "GOD REST YOU MERRY" 

by OoKi'd H. Wilffomi JSt 

MISERERE from "ST. MATTHEW PASSION" 

fay J. S. flacb, arr. by ChofJej Block 7Sc 

CHORALE PRELUDE "IN DULCI JUBILO" 

by J. S. Bocfc H. W. Gray Co., Inz 60c 

Three sint;les for the churdi organist. Church musicians will 
recognize all these tunes, and Hainraond church organists who 
have followed my column will welcome the fact that the 
registrations arc done by Chester Kingsbuiy. I suppose you'd 
say that the Williams number is "high-brow," but it's a stun- 
ning number. Part of it sounds on the Pastorale side, and I'm 
going CO use it thi.-; Christmas. 

NEW ORGAN COURSE, Book 4 

by Dorirf Carr Glaver EfheJ Smt'h Mutx Corp. SJ .SO 

You're all familiar with the first three books of this course 
which is the only thing of it's kind for organ. Mr. Carr ha.s 
done an excellent job. The book takes up manmd techniques, 
substitution of the fingers, legato and staccato playing, sub* 
stitucion in chords, etc. "The musicul examples are excep- 
tionally well chosen. 

EASY PRELUDES FOR ORGAN 

by OoTtrf Corr Glovmr £fJi«/ Smrfh Moiic Corp. jr. 50 

This folio is just what it says, the music certainly is easy. The 
pieces are all short and are all original compositions by 
Glover. One of the most difficult ihings to do in music is to 
write easy music th.u doesn't sound "corny" and scntimenuJ. 
Glover has turned the trick. Many of the numbers are for 
precussion. Take a look. 

20 ALL-TIME HIT PARADERS, No. 34 

Chorlfx H. Homtft Muj'C Co^p. J2 

Most of these hits axe on the unfamiliar side, but iliat doesn't 
hun the book any. Music is easy lo play, scored on two stzSs. 

43 HITS OF THE YEAR 

CfiorUi K, Hof»««/t Mci.-e Corp. $2.M 

The year, judging from the copyrights, is 1959-1960. but 
there are a few old timers included. I like the above, it's easy 
ro play and "organ sounding." A big book. 97 pages. 

WALTZ TIME FOR HAMMOND EXTRAVOICE ORGAN 

M. Whilmark A Soni Jf 95 

HARMS HITS THROUGH THE YEARS 

Hormi, fnc. $1.95 

Arrangements in these two folios are made by Elmer Ihrke. 
Judging from the music I'd say that he must know all there 
is to know about the Exiravoice. how to exploit its tremend- 
ous resources to the best effect. All dealers und Extravoice 
owners should have these books; they're great. In playing 
these pieces, play die riglu hand exactly as scored. 



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THREE CHRISTMAS TUNES 

firr. by Waynm Barlaw Cotietudia Pi/bf/fhilig Houi* 

Easy, short, church-t>'pe anangemcnis of "Joseph. Dearest 
Joseph Mine," "Voice i-e Noel," anij "Vcni, Immanuel. " It's 
not too early co be thinking of your Christmas pro^^ram. 
These three little pieces might fit in beautiJuUy. 

DON SELLERS ORGAN COURSE 



by Don Sclhri 



Don SvUbm, Inc. 



Begiunin^ origan snidenr^ often find themselves in an area 
where a comperent teacher is not close at hand. Time and 
ajjain these people have askcii me, "Isn't there some instruc- 
tion system available on records that I could study by my- 
self?" Ar last there is, and this is it. 

This course consiscs of an instruction book and two records. 
On the records Don Rainey, narrator, tells you exaaly what 
to do, step by step, just as a teacher would do. Of course, 
there won't be anyone with you to cortea your mistakes; 
you'll have to be conscientious and do it yourself. Both the 
nurracion and ilur playing of the music arc welt done so that 
you'll find it easy to understand. 

The course is organized into twelve lessons starting with an 
explatuitioii of the Hammond OrKan, drawbars, percussion, 
etc. Then the fimdamentjls of music are explaineti, reading 
music, etc., after which he starts a chord system method of 
instruction. Tliis leads Into simple bass clef reading, basic 
rhythms, and I'lnaiiy chords in the ri^^ht hand. 
No price is marked for tlie course and records. If you're in- 
terested, why not write Mr. Sellers direct for this information. 



Index to Publlihers Reviewed 

Emil Ascher, Inc , 745 Fifth Avenue, 

New York 22. New York 
Culcraan-Hall Publications. P.O. Box 4011, 

North Hollywofxi, California 
Concordia Publishing House. 5558 Si Jeflferson Avenue 

St. Louis 18, Missouri 
Gordon Music Comjjany, 408 N, Rodeo Drive, 

Beverly Hills, California 
H, W. Gray Oimpany. Inc.. 1^9 East 48th Street, 

New York 17, New York 
Charles H. Hansen Music Corp.. 1842 West Avenue, 

Miami Beach, Tlorida 
Harms, Inc. 619 W. 5ith Street. 

New York 19, New York 
Keys-Hanson, Inc., 119 W. 57rh Street 

New York 19, New York 
New World Music Corp.. 619 W. 54th Street 

New York 19. New York 
Organ Simplihed, Inc., 911 Kennedy Building. 

1'ulsa, Oklahoma 
Pointer System, Inc.. 64 E 2iid Street, Winona, Min 
Don Sellers, Inc.. 871 McCallie Avenue, 

Chattanooga 3. Tennessee 
Shatrinj^er Publicaticms, Inc., 1842 West Avenue, 

Miami Beach 39, Florida 
Ethel Smith Music Corp., 1S42 West Avenue, 

Miami Beach 59. Florida 




PORTER HEAPS SCHEDULE 



MILTON PAGE SCHEDULE 



DATE 



Nov. 


1 


Nov. 


2 


Nov. 


3 


Nov. 


7 


Nov. 


a 


Nov. 


9 


Nov. 


15 


Nov. 


17 


Nov. 


21 


Nov. 


22 


Nov. 


28 


Dec. 


5 


Dec. 


7 


Dec 


8 



DEALER 

J. J. H. McLean Co., ltd. 

Willis & Company, Ltd. 

H.O.S. of Ottawa 

H.O.S. of Fox Ciltes 

H.O.S. of Green Boy 

H.O.S. of Green Boy 

Whittle Music Company 

H.O.S. of Solt Lake City 

Jaco's 

McCli&ter Music Company 

Hofherr's Muncie Music 

Center 

H.O.S. of Long Beoch 

DeBellis Music Company 

H.O.S. of Whiriier 



CITY 

Winnipeg, Manitobo, Con. 

Montreal, P. Q.. Con. 

Ottawa, Onlorio, Can. 

Fond du Lac, Wis. 

Green Boy, Wis. 

Menominee, Wis. 

Dallas, Texas 

Salt Lake CJty, Utah 

Jackson, Tenn. 

Bristol, Tenn. 

Muncie, Indiana 
long Beach, CoHf. 
San Bernardino, Calif. 
Whiltier, Calif. 



BILL IRWIN SCHEDULE 



DATE 




DEALER 


CITY 


Nov. 


1 


May's 


Albuquerque, N. M. 


Nov. 


3 


Colorado Springs 


Colorado Sprin9S, Cola 


Nov. 


A 


Clark 


Grand Junclion, Colo. 


Nov. 


7 


Orton 


Billings, Montana 


Nov. 


8 


Barber's 


Great Falls, Montana 


Nov. 


9 


Sherman 


Helena, Montana 


Nov. 


10 


Hommond 


Idaho Falls, Idaho 


Nov. 


11 


White's 


Twin Falls, Idolio 


Nov. 


14 


Emporium 


Reno, Nevada 


Nov. 


15 


Sherman Cloy 


Sacramento, ColJf. 


Nov. 


16 


Purucker 


Medford, Oregon 


Nov. 


17 


Graves 


Eugene Oregon 


Nov. 


16 


Sherman Clay 


Portland, Oregon 


Nov. 


21 


Thearle 


Son Diegp, Calif. 


Nov. 


22 


H. O. Pasadena 


Pasadena, Calif. 


Nov. 


23 


H.O. WWttier 


Whtttier, Colif. 


Nov. 


25 


H.O. Pomona 


Pomona, Calif. 


Nov. 


28 


Sherman Clay 


Seattle, Wash. 


Nov. 


29 


Korten's 


Longview, Wash. 


Nov 


30 


Sampso n-Aye rs 


Spokane, Wash. 


Dec. 


1 


H.O. Lewiston 


Lewiston, Idaho 


Dec. 


2 


Stone Piono Co. 


Solenij Oregon 



DATE 




DEALER 


CITY 




Nov. 


1 


Jack Kahn 


FrMporl, L 1., N. Y. 




Nov. 


2 


WhiJing's-Concert & T.W. 


Bridgeport, Conn. 




Nov. 


3 


Altenburg 


Elizabeth, N. J. 




Nov. 


4 


Knabe 


New York, N. Y. 




Nov. 


6 


H.O. PlaJnfield- 
Concerl Only 


Plainfleld, N. J. 




Nov. 


7 


Porter's 


Lima, Ohio 




Nov. 


8 


Anderson's 


Dayton, Ohio 




Nov. 


9 


H. O. Cincinnati 


Cincinnati, Ohio 




Nov. 


11 


H.O. Columbus 


Columbus, Ohio 




Nov. 


14 


H.O. Atlanta & Rich's 


Atlanta, Georgia 




Nov. 


IS 


Forbes 


Birmingham, Alabama 




Nov. 


16 


French & Reynolds 


Mobile, Alabama 




Nov. 


17 


Fowler & Clark-Jones 


Cbottanooga, Tenn. 




Nov. 


18 


Dunham's 


Asheville, N. C. 




Nov. 


20 


Jacobs— Concert Only 


Philadelphia, Pa. 




Nov. 


21 


Andrews 


Charlotte, N. C. 




Nov. 


22 


CH. Stephenson 


Raleigh, N. C. 




Nov. 


25 


Slegling & Fox Music #1 


Charleston, S. C. 




Nov. 


27 


H.O. Asbury Park- 
Concert only 


Asbury Park, N. J. 




Nov. 


28 


HO. Portland 


Portland, Maine 




Nov. 


29 


H.O. Providence- 










Concert & T.W. 


Providence^ Rhode Island 


Nov 


30 


Knuepfer & Dlmmock 


Lawrence, Mass. 




Dec. 


1 


Motheson 


Frominghom, Moss. 




Dec. 


2 


H.O. Albany 


Albany, N. Y. 




Dec. 


11 


H.O. N.E. Philadelphia- 
Concert only 


Philadelphia, Pa. 





HAL 5HUTZ SCHEDULE 

DATE DEALER CITY 

Oct. 30 Renier's Dubuque, lowo 

Oct, 31 Emerson Piano Company Decatur, Illinois 

Nov 1 Adams Music Company Peoria, III. 

Nov. 2Q Sherman Clay & Company San Francisco, Calif. 

Nov. 22 Sherman Clay & Company Son Francisco, Calif. 

Dec. 15 Shermon Clay & Company Son Francisco, Calif. 



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