CD Duration: 67.12 / Year: 2017
The third volume of ‘Hammond sound’ tracks played on KeyB Live organ plus a Roland BK-7m module for the backings.
The Girl from Ipanema / Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
World Without Love / You Can Never Stop Me Loving You
I Concentrate On You
Somewhere My Love
Mean to Me / Satin Doll
What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life
Light My Fire
Love Letters in the Sand / Twilight Time / Over the Rainbow
Norwegian Wood / My Favourite Things
Diamonds Are Forever
Ode to Billy Joe
Strangers in the Night / O Sole Mio / Arrivederci Roma
What a Wonderful World / I Believe
Here is yet another selection of familiar tunes for retro organ fans which we have unearthed from my private collection of recordings made over the last decade. These include compositions from Bert Kaempfert, Lennon & McCartney, Michel Legrand and other well established songwriters.
“What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life” is meant as a personal tribute to a musician friend 'Chico Lovell’, who I would listen to on Tuesday evenings in Bakewell Rutland Tavern now long gone) play this on his Gibson guitar as a solo before the rest of the members of ‘The Bakewell Five Piece’ would join in, with Don Howard on keyboard, Phil Fawbert on trumpet next to his brother Mick on the drums and John Taylor on bass guitar.
Also another regular to these nostalgic evenings is “Mean To Me” which is also one of a medley I play on the Yamaha Tyros 5 in a big band sound on my CD titled ‘Easy Listening.’ If Chico is listening to my versions of these old numbers in another dimension he will probably laugh and subject me to one of his playful quirky comments about how he detests the organ ever since his parents forced him to watch the old ﬁlm version of Phantom of the Opera… “Ya can really mekit soon’d that bad?” he may well ask about this CD in dulcet tones of his Scottish Brogue.
Well now, enough of my ramblings. I hope those of you who bought my previous two albums in this Lounge organ series enjoyed them enough to part with a few more shillings for this one as it is in pretty much the same keeping sound-wise using my trusty KeyB Live organ and the rest of the band again provided by the Roland BK-7 Module.
Incidentally, those of you who are wondering whether the picture of the organ on the front cover is my KeyB live, your assumptions are correct.
Here’s to Lounge organ Volume 4!
Jason Lee was born under the shadow of the Crooked Spire in Chesterfield, England in 1968. He is mostly self taught and has been playing the electronic organ and keyboard for over 30 years starting when he was 16 around the pubs, clubs and many other events. More recently, he moved to Brighton with his partner Markus and currently plays locally. Jason also performs annually for Belper Organ & Keyboard Club together with the Concert Secretary Nigel Dawes. Jason also has been successful in creating registration and sample software for sale to organ and Keyboard players.