Songs with Great Piano and Organ Parts

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mlew, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. mlew

    mlew Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Please offer examples of songs with Great Piano and Organ parts
    Such as "Stage Fright" by the Band. The songs begins with a strong
    rhthymic piano played by Richard Manuel and is followed by a
    swirling organ by Garth Hudson. The two parts complement each other
    beautifully. The organ part can be a Hammond, Lowery, Vox, Farfisa, etc.
    Piano could be acoustic, Wurlitzer, Fender Rhodes, Hohner Pianet, etc.
    But No Synths Please. Doesn't have to be played by two different people.

     
  2. cublowell

    cublowell Forum Resident

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    The Black Crowes - Thorn In My Pride
     
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  3. videoman

    videoman Forum Resident

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    "Lights" by Journey. Nice piano part by Greg Rollie with some tasteful organ overdubbed.

    (Pretty good vocals and guitar too....)

     
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  4. Philo

    Philo Active Member

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    Let It be...
     
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  5. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

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    Well, it all comes together in As Strong as Samson by Procol Harum:

     
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  6. SixOClockBoos

    SixOClockBoos Forum Resident

    This may not be that great, but I was just finishing listening to this video and I couldn't miss the coincidence. .
     
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  7. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

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    Amazing piano in Elton John's Ticking:

     
  8. videoman

    videoman Forum Resident

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    Yes, but where's the organ?

    In the meantime, Chester Thompson played some nice organ on Stinker.

     
  9. GregM

    GregM Forum Resident

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    Kind of a lame choice, but the way the Beastie Boys sampled Jimmy Smith's Root Down is genius.

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Cassiel

    Cassiel Sonic Reducer

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    "Ruins" - Henry Cow

     
  11. Jeff57

    Jeff57 Well-Known Member


    Rick Wakeman (pre-Yes)
     
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  12. Daddy Dom

    Daddy Dom Well-Known Member

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    Elton's AMAZING solo on "Mellow". The guy shoulda played more Hammond. I'm a Hammond player and this is amazingly expressive playing.
    D
     
  13. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks Forum Resident

    "Rosalita" - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
    "Positively 4th Street" - Bob Dylan
    "Like A Rolling Stone" - Bob Dylan
    "Tell Me That It Isn't True" - Bob Dylan
    "Incident On 57th Street" - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
    "A Whiter Shade of Pale" - Procol Harum
     
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  14. videoman

    videoman Forum Resident

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    He plays a nice little bit of organ on the song, but I'm pretty sure the solo is Jean Luc-Ponty on the electric violin. (I play Hammond too BTW).
     
  15. Dylancat

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    The entirety of the first 2 Procol Harum albums.
    "Ballad of a Thin man." Dylan
     
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  16. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

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    "Glad" Traffic
     
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  17. Archtop

    Archtop Forum Resident

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    The late, great Jon Lord from Deep Purple:

     
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  18. Archtop

    Archtop Forum Resident

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    And again:



    No; it's a Hammond, as mentioned by the OP.
     
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  19. videoman

    videoman Forum Resident

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    Piano?
     
  20. Archtop

    Archtop Forum Resident

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    And my favorite:



    This one will stretch the bounds of what the OP was asking about, but Lord's solo and the whole tune is so over the top good that I'm just posting it and stating that it's indeed organ (and certainly not synth), but perhaps not one that was mentioned.
     
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  21. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

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    Can't forget the Doors. 2 examples
    Crystal Ship , Backdoor Man..
    And this one
    Let's Go get Stoned - Ray Charles
     
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  22. mlew

    mlew Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Whenever I think I'm tired of listening to rock guitar and then I hear a master guitarist like
    Ritchie Blackmore play, I fall in love with guitar all over again.
    And what can you say about Jon Lord playing the Hammond organ. Superb!
    The only small detail missing is that there's no piano in the song.
    But that's OK because I thoroughly enjoyed the clip!
     
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  23. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    The Beatles - Let It Be


    McCartney - piano,
    Billy Preston - organ

    (most all of the videos have been taken off youtube, this was the best still left for this)
     
  24. BeatlesBop

    BeatlesBop Forum Resident

    The coda to 'Racing in the Streets' by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
     
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  25. MilMascaras

    MilMascaras Musicologist

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    Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together.
    Lowrey Organ with its' built in Marimba beat, his "1 Note" solos, and his funky foot pedal action.

    Minimalist PERFECTION

     
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