In 2012 and 2013 I had the opportunity and pleasure to present 'Hammond Alive' on a weekly Dutch national Radio 6 program, as a co-host of the renowned Co de Kloet. The idea of Hammond Alive was founded by my friend and at that time co-developer Lucien Ravensberg and myself after talking about the history and future of the Hammond organ, great Hammond players and a prominent Hammond Songbook add by a Hammond pro.
Every week our guests could add three favourite songs to the Spotify playlist while we talked about their inspiration and their present artistic work. An iTunes weekly podcast was published with the show. Unfortunately, the show had to stop due to a new layout of the radio 6 format.
But, the idea of expanding and renewing the Hammond Songbook still kept me going and I'm happy to announce that it'll be continued soon. Hammond Songbook will become a central point in a Hammond community that is yet to be developed, my historical research (kind of a canon of the Hammond) and the connection with new and young players of the instrument or users of its sound.
Imagine that the Hammond Songbook consists of the historically most influential tracks, live and studio recordings, producers and dj's, all using the Hammond sound in a very creative way, a Dutch list of favourite Hammond tracks, etc.
You get the chance to be part of this new initiative! In the meantime you'll be able to listen to the list that was already constructed by the Hammond Alive program.
Aren’t you curious to see which songs are in this playlist?
Original hammond songbook content
Seven pages with links to the original Hammond Songbook Radio 6 content were published on Radio 6 media and the Hammond Songbook Facebook page. It also contained their three favourite Hammond tracks & the stories behind them, from musicians like Lonnie Smith, Barbara Dennerlein, John Beasley, Rob Mostert, and many more.
The original content will be published again soon.