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Saturday January 11th, 2014 with Lady Mary
Hammond Cheese

Hammond Cheese! celebrating all things Hammondy in Hour Two, to mark the birthday of Laurens Hammond. Also, nods to drummers Mickey Finn and Spencer Dryden; to Amelia Earhart; and the notorious Camp X-Ray.
Heavy Heavy Heavy
Geraldo Pino and the Heartbeats - Afro Rock - Kona 02009
we mark a couple of sad anniversaries, of the deaths of heavy drummers: bongolicious Mickey Finn (1947-this date in 2003) of liver problems, drummer with Tyrannosaurus and T Rex, player with T Rexish Soup Dragons, and one-time touring performer with the Hapshash crew...
Hapshash and the Coloured Coat - Featuring the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids - Minit 01967
Mother Universe
Soup Dragons - Lovegod - Big Life 01990
By the Light of the Magical Moon
Tyrannosaurus Rex - A Beard of Stars - Blue Thumb 01970
Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart
Tyrannosaurus Rex - A Beard of Stars - Blue Thumb 01970
and Spencer Dryden, nephew of Charlie Chaplin and jazzy Jefferson Airplane/NRPS heavy hitter, born NYC April 1938, died on this date 2005 of colon cancer...
Spare Chaynge
Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing at Baxters - RCA 01967
Portland Woman
New Riders of the Purple Sage - New Riders of the Purple Sage - Columbia 01971
Cement, Clay and Glass
New Riders of the Purple Sage - The Further Adventures of Panama Red - Columbia 01973
turning to a happier event on this date, we mark the solo Pacific crossing by Amelia Earhart, who landed on this date in 1935 in Oakland, having departed from Honolulu 18 hours, 16 minutes prios.
Flying Sorcery
Al Stewart - Year of the Cat - RCA 01976
Joni Mitchell - Hejira - Asylum 01976 Canadian
In the Aeroplane over the Sea
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane over the Sea - Domino 01998
Nick Drake - Nick Drake - Virgin 01971
and to the notorious anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay as a detention center, to which prisoners were first sent on this date in 2002. worldwide protests today over failure to shut down locus of human rights violations.
Prisoner of Love
James Brown - James Brown and the Famous FlamesLive at the Garden - King 01971
You're a Prisoner
Death - For the Whole World to See - Drag City 02009
Ask the Prisoner
The Ex - Joggers and Smoggers - Fist Puppets 01989
and now for the festival of Hammond cheese, celebrating the birthday of Laurens Hammond on this date in 1895, beginning with a couple of tracks from B-3 player and also-birthday-celebrant, Tony Kaye.
Starship Trooper
Yes - The Yes Album - Atlantic 01971
I See You
Yes - Yes - Atlantic 01969
Burning Spear
Jimmy Smith - Livin it Up - Verve 01968
Freedom Dance
Shirley Scott - For Members Only - Impulse 01963
Groove Street
Larry Young - Groove Street - Prestige 01962
The Champ
The Mohawks - 7" - Pama 01968
Let Your Backbone Slide
Maestro Fresh Wes - Symphony in Effect - Attic 01989 Canadian
So Whatcha Want
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head - Capitol 01992
in which Brian Auger admits he mistakenly bought an L-100, until somebody showed him a Jimmy McGriff LP
In and Out
Julie Driscoll - Open - Marmelade 01968
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Atlantic 01968
Last Night
Graham Bond Organization - Solid Bond - WB 01970
Statesboro Blues
Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East - Capricorn 01971
Death Don't Have no Mercy
Grateful Dead - Live Dead - WB 01968
Mother's Daughter
Santana - Abraxas - Columbia 01970
Son of there's No Place Like Homerton
Hatfield and the North - Hatfield and the North - Virgin 01974
Ogden's Nut Gone Flake
Small Faces - Ogden's Nut Gone Flake - Immediate 01968
Interactive CKCU
Nice move on the Hapshash...

8:08 PM, January 11th, 2014
Mary MacKinnon (host)
when Mickey Finn played w them, he must've been the Human Host rather than a Heavy Metal Kid?

8:10 PM, January 11th, 2014
Pah-vill-eee-on! Pah-vill-eee-on!

8:15 PM, January 11th, 2014
Mary MacKinnon (host)
Does anybody know what kind of organ Bobby Byrd is playing with the Famous Flames in 'Prisoner of Love'?

8:57 PM, January 11th, 2014
David Foster
I'm glad you mentioned Badger!

9:08 PM, January 11th, 2014
Mary MacKinnon (host)
David Foster, what did you do after Badger? I have always wondered...

9:11 PM, January 11th, 2014
Apparently an album on Voiceprint in 02004?!??! ...with a track called "Hiroshima Hangover"

9:17 PM, January 11th, 2014
Mary MacKinnon (host)
WOW. right after his cover of time and a word.

9:22 PM, January 11th, 2014
Murk Mucknmire

9:26 PM, January 11th, 2014
Mary MacKinnon (host)
chimp chomp chump. pretty champ organ riff right there.

9:27 PM, January 11th, 2014
Fact Check'er
Not sure what Bobby Byrd played but he was not only James Brown's hype man, he also discovered JB and was his key business partner for the highest points in Brown's career. Perhaps he can be thought of as the Godfather to the Godfather of Soul

9:28 PM, January 11th, 2014
Mary MacKinnon (host)
'I don't know what to do, voice it's weak, it's weak...this movie could put me back on top, but the studio guy, he doesn't want to give it to me...'

9:31 PM, January 11th, 2014
Mary MacKinnon (host)
thanks fact checker! always appreciate more info on the GFOS.

9:55 PM, January 11th, 2014
Mary MacKinnon (host)
darn, never got to the Lou Donaldson/Dr Lonnie track. ah well, next Hammondday I guess!

10:46 PM, January 11th, 2014
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