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Keys in the Song of Life
Organist Jimmy SmithPhoto courtesy of Verve Music Group The Passing of a Keyboard Legend

Meet Jimmy Smith, a man whose life was dedicated to bringing the Hammond B3 organ to jazz, r&b, soul and rock fans. You may not know the name, but you're sure to know the sound. Read about the late keyboard wizard's long and fascinating career and look ahead with some of the artists Smith and the B3 influenced... MORE »

Hammond B3 Organ, Theremin Device and Moog Synthesizer Photos, clockwise from left, courtesy of: Animation Station, Moog Music and Hammond Organ
Turned On and Tuned In: Hammond organs are only one part of a long line of electronic instruments. From Theremin to Moog, meet the instruments, their makers, and musicians who popularized them... MORE »
What's in a Name?Photo courtesy of iggypop.com

'Lulabies to Paralyze' by Queens of the Stone Age 'Lulabies to Paralyze' by Queens of the Stone Age
Interscope                           Telarc
Rock Review...                 Jazz Standards Review...

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