PopOff! #54: Organic Music

PopOff! #54: Organic Music

PopOff! is an “anything goes” musical show hosted by Bay Area DJ Bear. Sometimes it’s a theme, sometimes it’s a big ol’ birthday shout out tribute show to a specific artist(s). Shows occur on 1st and 3rd Mondays with the occasional Thursday Bonus Beats. Every episode is a unique sonic road trip through the multitudes of genres, eras, and musicians in recorded music. So if you have an open mind for musical exploration climb into the PopOff! Bubble and let’s get to it!!

Hello Poppies! On the this episode, we pay tribute to an inventor who came to define much of the sound of the 60s and early 70s … Laurens Hammond for his 125 birthday January 11th. We will hit up the hits but also early records, jazz, Latin, and funk. Enjoy!




Stompin’ Room Only – Ray Charles
Art Butler – Soul Brother
Archie Bell and the Drells – Tightin’ Up
The Peddlers – Girlie
Shirley Scott – Messie Bessie
Fats Waller – Jitterbug Waltz
Count Basie – Live And Love Tonight
Milt Buckner – The Beast
Wild Bill Davis – Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (Pts. 1 &2)
Ethel Smith (feat. Don Sebesky) – Smithtown Special
Twinkie Clark – Shout (A Touch Of B-3)
Ella Fitgerald and Bill Doggett – Smooth Sailing
Rhoda Scott & Kenny Clarke – It’s Impossible

3FER MADNESS: Hammond Cover Versions
The Artwoods – A Taste Of Honey
Wynder K. Frog – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Charles Earland – More Today Than Yesterday

Astrud Gilberto & Walter Wemberly – Call Me
Cherry Wainer – Peter Gunn
The Spencer Davis Group – Stevie’s Groove
Joey De Francisco & Brother Jack McDuff – Funk Pie
Barbara Dennerlein – Toscanian Sunset
The Doors – Break On Through (To The Other Side)
The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer In The City
? Mark and the Mysterians – 96 Tears
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs – Wooly Bully
Deep Purple – And The Address
The Supremes – Stop! In The Name Of Love
The Young Rascals – Good Lovin’
Swingin’ Medallions – Double Shot Of My Baby’s Love
Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger – This Wheel’s On Fire
The Zombies – Time Of The Season
Booker T and the Mgs – Green Onions
Jackie Mittoo – Ram Jam
Santana – Soul Sacrifice (Live At Woodstock)
Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride
Procul Harum – Whiter Shade Of Pale

Jimmy Smith – Back At The Chicken Shack

Favorites of Set:
1. Santana – Sacrifice
2. Ella Fitgerald and Bill Doggett – Smooth Sailing
3. Ethel Smith (feat. Don Sebesky) – Smithtown Special


The Hammond Story

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