Songs with Great Piano and Organ Parts

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

  1. YardByrd

    YardByrd Forum Resident

    Dave Rowberry on the Animals Don't Bring Me Down. It's all about the organ until he brings the piano in just for the turn-around. Small detail but it makes the song for me... that and Hilton using fuzz and tremolo together... prefer Rowberry to Price... he does the unexpected...
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  2. Spear and Magic Helmet

    Spear and Magic Helmet Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    The Turtles - Buzzsaw. The organ never fails to send a shiver up my spine, especially the solo at around 1:07
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  3. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Ian McLagan's Wurlitzer piano
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  4. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    John Gosling, piano and Hammond
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  5. Michael D

    Michael D Member

    New York City
    Lene Lovich - Too Tender To Touch. Great piano, some organ in the background and bells too!

  6. seacliffe301

    seacliffe301 Forum Resident

    Add this to the pile:

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  7. Colin M

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  8. jimmydean

    jimmydean Forum Resident

    Vienna, Austria
    the music is all that is known about the residents imho
  9. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks Forum Resident

    Niles, Ohio
    Stellar. Was just "deep listening" to this cut yesterday at reasonably high-volume and the weaving of piano and Hammond was amazing.
    For me, vinyl is the way to hear it. CD listening never quite revealed what I was supposed to hear...because I didn't :agree:
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  10. mlew

    mlew Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Here's some boogie woogie but stick around for the organ which comes in the middle of the song

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  11. Colin M

    Colin M Forum Resident


    GLYNSTYLER Forum Resident

    I thought the solo on "Mellow" was a violin played (by Jean-Luc Ponty) through an organ Leslie.
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  13. petem1966

    petem1966 Forum Resident

    Katy, TX
    Genesis, Firth of Fifth.
  14. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

  15. DrAftershave

    DrAftershave Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    "Baby's House" - The Steve Miller Band

  16. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Gimme Some Lovin by The Spencer Davis Group
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  17. Marvin

    Marvin Forum Resident

    And some of their later ones too, e.g.

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  18. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux Forum Resident

    Placerville, CA
    Jerry Lee... everything!
  19. Tuco

    Tuco Forum Resident

    Pacific NW, USA
    Here's a band who had one very fine album in 1970 and then were gone.

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  20. freemanl

    freemanl Forum Resident

    Central New Jersey
    'Awaken' by Yes. My favorite Organ sound in all of rock.
  21. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Also, Fire by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown.
  22. Daddy Dom

    Daddy Dom Well-Known Member

    New Zealand
    I never knew that! However, having relistened to it, that would explain a few of the more fluid passages but I have to say that Ponty has clearly tried to play exactly as an organist would (even to the point of using a Leslie) and that kinda negates the whole process for me. Bummer.
    In my imagination it's Elton! :D
  23. videoman

    videoman Forum Resident

    Lake Tahoe, NV
    I thought it was organ for a long time too. Until it occurred to me that the credited violin on the track had to be SOMEWHERE. lol. You can hear Elton playing some simple organ pads underneath it.

    It also sounds pretty similar to the violin sound he uses on "Amy"
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  24. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

    Songs with Great Piano and Organ Parts... As I am in early-period-of-his
    career mood at the present time:

    "Darling Be Home Soon" - Joe Cocker, with Chris Stainton on organ and
    Leon Russell on piano.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
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  25. Hamhead

    Hamhead Sinatra promo specialist

    The organ makes the song.

    Some dolt years ago remixed it for some compilation album omitting the organ, it sounded naked.


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