Friday, September 19, 2014

I just came from 1st Line & 2nd Line parade right down San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito CA

I just came from 1st Line & 2nd Line parade right down San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito CA - honoring Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records for his documentary film released this evening indi production called "This Ain't No Mouse Music" - tonight's the night! Jon Hammond By Jim Harrington Twitter.com/jimthecritic and Facebook.com/jim.bayareanews. 'This Ain't No Mouse Music!' Documentary about music historian Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records in El Cerrito * * * Rating: not ratedDirectors: Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling Running Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes Also: Elmwood Theatre in Berkeley will host a Q&A with Chris Strachwitz and musical performance following the 7 p.m. screening on Friday (www.rialtocinemas.com); the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco will host a Q&A with filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling and live music after 7 p.m. screenings Friday and Saturday.">http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_26552568/review-this-aint-no-mouse-music-fascinating-story Chris Strachwitz has spent the past 54 years unearthing musical treasures, journeying into the shadows of America to record all sorts of artists who might otherwise never be documented. His travels have fueled Arhoolie Records, the El Cerrito-based roots-music label that has issued 400-plus albums and more than 6,500 songs since its founding in 1960. Now, Strachwitz's long, strange trip is nicely chronicled in "This Ain't No Mouse Music!" The documentary illustrates the dramatic impact Strachwitz's efforts have had on the music world -- and on "world music." Notably, it shows how the Arhoolie recordings greatly helped popularize Cajun, Tex-Mex, bluegrass and other regional music styles while bringing some much-needed attention to such significant musicians as Tejano accordionist Flaco Jimenez, zydeco titan Clifton Chenier, bluegrass great Del McCoury and Texas bluesman Mance Lipscomb. Given that impressive list, it shouldn't be a surprise that the soundtrack is one of the best things about "This Ain't No Mouse Music!" It's a remarkably diverse collection of styles and artists that -- like the Arhoolie catalog itself -- is simply sewn together with the common thread of Strachwitz's personal taste in music. "I didn't want to record stuff that I didn't like," he explains in the movie, providing a de facto mission statement for his label. Yet, Strachwitz seems at a loss when he tries to describe exactly what it is that attracts him to a song or artist. "I don't know why I like it so much," he says about some unnamed piece of music in the film. "It's just got some guts to it. It ain't wimpy, that's for sure. It ain't no mouse music." The film never really defines "mouse music," but we're given the impression that it's music of the overly produced, highly commercial variety. And, yes, it's a safe bet that you won't hear "mouse music" on an Arhoolie record. The film begins -- much like Strachwitz's career in music -- with the blues. Strachwitz is shown walking through the Arhoolie offices, housed in the back of his low-key record shop Down Home Music on San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito, with an album in hand. He takes it over to the turntable and drops the needle -- unleashing Lightnin' Hopkins' "Big Mama Jump" -- and then smiles like a kid in a candy store. He's not just mugging for the camera. That's Strachwitz in a nutshell -- a man who still dearly loves listening to music after more than a half-century in the business. And that's a mighty rare situation in the music industry. "This Ain't No Mouse Music" works, in large part, because of Strachwitz's unbridled -- and some would say unrivaled -- enthusiasm for Americana music. He comes across on film exactly like he does in person: passionate, opinionated, motivated and incredibly down to earth. I interviewed Strachwitz in 2011, on the occasion of Arhoolie's 50th anniversary celebration, and the quotes from that chat read like slices of dialogue from this documentary. He's a natural storyteller, blessed with many great yarns as well as a magnetic presence in front of the camera. Directors-producers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling wisely keep the focus on him, fleshing out the briskly paced film with short interviews from other members of Arhoolie's extended family and representative music clips. The film devotes the bare minimum to Strachwitz' boyhood in Germany and the family's flight in the 1940s to America, where he fell in love with the cornucopia of sounds coming out of his radio -- hillbilly country, Mexican music, gospel, blues, etc. The film really takes flight after he moves to the Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley and embarks on series of musical treasure hunts to record artists deserving of wider exposure. The first Arhoolie release was the blues record "Mance Lipscomb: Texas Sharecropper and Songster" in 1960. Watching people work in a recording studio can be as interesting as watching paint dry. Fortunately, Strachwitz favors "field recordings" -- where an artist is taped in his or her local environs, no matter how rustic -- which makes for some fascinating footage. "My stuff isn't produced. I just catch it as it is," he says in the film. "I never had a studio -- I never wanted a studio. Because I knew that the music I liked was all over the place." Follow Jim Harrington at Twitter.com/jimthecritic and Facebook.com/jim.bayareanews. 'This Ain't No Mouse Music!' Documentary about music historian Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records in El Cerrito * * * Rating: not ratedDirectors: Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling Running Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes Also: Elmwood Theatre in Berkeley will host a Q&A with Chris Strachwitz and musical performance following the 7 p.m. screening on Friday (www.rialtocinemas.com); the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco will host a Q&A with filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling and live music after 7 p.m. screenings Friday and Saturday. *LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 15 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/HammondCast_15 HammondCast 15 for KYOU Radio, this show just before Jon blasts over to Hamburg Germany to record a new album at NDR Radio. Special guest recordings of Jon with radio legend Al Jazzbeaux Collins telling the story of Jon's composition "Train Song" and with Chuy Varela talking about the meaning of Jon's song "Get Back In The Groove" played 2 different ways: from "Hammond's Bolero" CD 2003 release (instrumental) and a 1981 version from DTI Records label with Frank Biner on vocals and Jon covering all the instruments + Dave Danza on the drums. Last song: "Czechoslovakian Salsa Song"-JON HAMMOND Trio. HammondCast is the music of Organist/Accordionist Jon Hammond *Member American Federation of Musicians Union Local 802/Local 6/ASCAP Publishing-JON HAMMOND International, Inc. "The FINGERS...are the SINGERS!" http://www.HammondCast.com Music, Travel & "Soft-News" Reviewer: Bobby Kimball - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 29, 2012 Subject: Jon Hammond is pure genius.... I love Jon's music, and he's also one of the nicest, most talented guys I've ever met. God Bless you Jon. Keep that "Best Music" coming....Bobby Youtubes of every song we played in Auster Bar Hamburg going backwards Jon Hammond Band http://youtu.be/BqtFWKBeC0c “Cooking at The Auster Bar” http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI “Tribute to Cannonball - Mercy Mercy Mercy” http://youtu.be/MdQi8mAslzE “Tribute to Bobby Timmons - Moanin’ / Blues” http://youtu.be/jtAaQLH_BYk “Late Rent - Them Song” http://youtu.be/orpLWd66-Hw “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” http://youtu.be/LFhxrDs6PbQ “Lydia’s Tune - Bossa Nova” http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ “Pocket Funk” http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU “Auster Blues and Jazz Jon's archive http://ia802300.us.archive.org/27/items/CookingAtTheAusterBarJonHammondBandWithNDRHorns/Cooking%20at%20The%20Auster%20Bar%20Jon%20Hammond%20Band%20With%20NDR%20Horns.mp4 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AwesomeFunkyJazzTributeToCannonballNDRHornsJonHammondBand Full High Definition Version: Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute to Cannonball NDR Horns feature on Jon Hammond Band Auster Bar Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel. Welcome Knut Benzner - NDR Redaktion! NDR Horns on Jon Hammond Band: L to R Michael Leuschner t., Lutz Büchner t.s., Fiete Felsch a.s. Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass Chris Strachwitz, Arhoolie Records, Down Home Music Store, El Cerrito CA, San Pablo Ave., Jon Hammond, Blues, Jazz, Cajun, Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, Organ, Accordion

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Youtubes of every song we played in Auster Bar Hamburg going backwards Jon Hammond Band

Youtubes of every song we played in Auster Bar Hamburg going backwards Jon Hammond Band http://youtu.be/BqtFWKBeC0c “Cooking at The Auster Bar” http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI “Tribute to Cannonball - Mercy Mercy Mercy” http://youtu.be/MdQi8mAslzE “Tribute to Bobby Timmons - Moanin’ / Blues” http://youtu.be/jtAaQLH_BYk “Late Rent - Them Song” http://youtu.be/orpLWd66-Hw “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” http://youtu.be/LFhxrDs6PbQ “Lydia’s Tune - Bossa Nova” http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ “Pocket Funk” http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU “Auster Blues and Jazz *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Cooking at The Auster Bar Jon Hammond Band With NDR Horns Jon's archive http://ia802300.us.archive.org/27/items/CookingAtTheAusterBarJonHammondBandWithNDRHorns/Cooking%20at%20The%20Auster%20Bar%20Jon%20Hammond%20Band%20With%20NDR%20Horns.mp4 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AwesomeFunkyJazzTributeToCannonballNDRHornsJonHammondBand Full High Definition Version: Awesome Funky Jazz Tribute to Cannonball NDR Horns feature on Jon Hammond Band Auster Bar Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel. Welcome Knut Benzner - NDR Redaktion! NDR Horns on Jon Hammond Band: L to R Michael Leuschner t., Lutz Büchner t.s., Fiete Felsch a.s. Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass - special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, this concert was filmed in High Definition Nicolai in the middle - drums on Peter and Siggi's Haus Party previous day, nice job Nicolai! L to R Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Nicolai Ditsch - Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt - Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion Jon Hammond with NDR Mobile Broadcast Unit - Musik Rotthoff support - Gideon Schier / Baltic Soul Weekender in the Haus! Youtube http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1169090 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25nqyv_awesome-funky-jazz-tribute-to-cannonball-ndr-horns-jon-hammond-band_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook Full High Definition https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=898080803554051 http://www.HammondCast.com/ - at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel Youtubes, Every Song, Auster Bar Hamburg, Jon Hammond Band, Funky Jazz, Blues, Soul Music, Hammond Organ, NDR Horns, Musicians Union, Local 802

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Blues Und Jazz Auster Bar Kicking Off Second Set

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Blues Und Jazz Auster Bar Kicking Off Second Set Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BluesUndJazzAusterBarKickingOffSecondSet *Full High Definition version: Best party in a long time! Jon Hammond Band featuring the great NDR Horns Blues und Jazz im Auster Bar Hamburg - tribute to Bobby Timmons moanin blues - Lutz Büchner tenor, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto, Joe Berger guitar, Heinz Lichius drums, Jon Hammond organ bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ - special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt Youtube http://youtu.be/MdQi8mAslzE Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=897513680277430&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater Jon's archive http://ia802300.us.archive.org/27/items/CookingAtTheAusterBarJonHammondBandWithNDRHorns/Cooking%20at%20The%20Auster%20Bar%20Jon%20Hammond%20Band%20With%20NDR%20Horns.mp4 Absolutely cooking session in Hamburg Germany - Full High Definition Version: Jon Hammond Band with The NDR Horns until the last minute when music must stop 10PM / 22:00 Auster Bar is in residential quarter of Eimsbüttel HH, The Musicians: Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner musical director / trumpet, Jon Hammond organ + bass Youtube http://youtu.be/BqtFWKBeC0c CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1169984 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25vc7e_cooking-at-the-auster-bar-jon-hammond-band-with-ndr-horns_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=899275236767941 - special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera - Auster Bar Team Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt, Musik Rotthoff support, Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion - as seen on MNN TV / TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN] The Jon Hammond Show http://www.HammondCast.com/ Blues und Jazz, Hamburg Eimsbüttel, second set, Jon Hammond, Auster Bar, NDR Horns, Joe Berger, Funky Heinz Lichius, Musik Rotthoff, Musicians Union, Local 802

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Cooking at The Auster Bar Jon Hammond Band With NDR Horns

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Cooking at The Auster Bar Jon Hammond Band With NDR Horns Jon's archive http://ia802300.us.archive.org/27/items/CookingAtTheAusterBarJonHammondBandWithNDRHorns/Cooking%20at%20The%20Auster%20Bar%20Jon%20Hammond%20Band%20With%20NDR%20Horns.mp4 Absolutely cooking session in Hamburg Germany - Full High Definition Version: Jon Hammond Band with The NDR Horns until the last minute when music must stop 10PM / 22:00 Auster Bar is in residential quarter of Eimsbüttel HH, The Musicians: Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner musical director / trumpet, Jon Hammond organ + bass Youtube http://youtu.be/BqtFWKBeC0c CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1169984 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25vc7e_cooking-at-the-auster-bar-jon-hammond-band-with-ndr-horns_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=899275236767941 - special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera - Auster Bar Team Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt, Musik Rotthoff support, Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion - as seen on MNN TV / TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN] The Jon Hammond Show http://www.HammondCast.com/ Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/NoXCessBaggageBluesAMACParty L. to R.: Kerry Jacobson drums, Neil Wickham tenor sax, Jon Hammond B3 organ Band Shot Jon Hammond Trio kicking off the AMAC Party in Gold Coast Australia, funky blues and jazz "No X-Cess Baggage Blues" - Kerry Jacobson drums, Neil Wickham tenor, Jon Hammond B3 organ http://www.HammondCast.com Australian Music Association Convention special thanks to Rob Walker and the AMAC Crew ‪#‎AMAC14‬ Bernies Music Land - JH AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 Youtube http://youtu.be/TwFv0hd7Xj8 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/103950098 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1163733 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x245ky3_no-x-cess-baggage-blues-amac-party_music Jon's Archive https://archive.org/details/CountUsInChoirPerformingAtAustralianMusicAssnConvention The Combined Gold Coast Schools Music "Count Us In Choir" - special presentation at Australian Music Association Convention AMAC with opening remarks by Chris Bowen CEO Music Council of Australia and Steve Ciobo, MP Parliamentary Secretary to The Treasurer Federal Member for Moncrieff - with closing remarks from Tony Burn President AMA http://www.mca.org.au Camera: Jon Hammond HammondCast — Big Thanks to all the students who came to perform for AMAC 2014 from the Combined Gold Coast Schools "Count Us In Choir"! Big Hit at Australian Music Association Convention - Waltzing Matilda brought the house down! #AMAC14 - Jon Hammond — at Jupiters Gold Coast HammondCast Bernies Music Land Team - AMAC Australian Music Association Convention Tony Burn President AMA - Australian Music Association Youtube http://youtu.be/HQDKXs2fvzM CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1163456 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x243srs_combined-gold-coast-schools-music-count-us-in-choir_music White Onions performed by Jon Hammond, LINK: http://youtu.be/F9ETN5c6kgU AE Music Productions / Mike Wallis Producer - Director, at Bernies Music Land - Ringwood Australia Published on Aug 19, 2014 "White Onions" performed and written by Jon Hammond live at Bernies Music Land on the 14/8/14 Jon Hammond is one of the premier Hammond B3 players in the world. Jon has played professionally since the age of twelve. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. Today, Jon plays and tours extensively and has a large international following. Jon has also hosted a number of popular radio and TV shows. Jon Hammond https://www.youtube.com/user/JonHammondBand https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband Bernies Music Land http://www.musicland.com.au/ Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondTrioAMACPartyAustralia Opening Party for The Australian Music Association Convention - AMAC back in Gold Coast Australia, The Jon Hammond Trio with Kerry Jacobson drums, Neil Wickham tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond New B3 organ - opening introduction by Bernie Capicchiano with many special guest in the house, including Larry Morton Chairman of NAMM Show in the USA Delegation and member exhibitors of AMA in Jupiters Casino Hotel Broadbeach Gold Coast AU - www.HammondCast.com AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 - Jon Hammond Organ Group - special thanks Bernies Music Land Team / Musico, Rob Walker, Greg Phillips, Tony Burn - and all the great people of The AMAC! - #AMAC14 JH - Jon Hammond Band — with Jon Hammond at Jupiters Gold Coast. http://www.HammondCast.com Youtube http://youtu.be/7DoP-V8Ii1M CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1162705 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/103636346 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23wtkp_jon-hammond-trio-amac-party-australia_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=883920328303432 http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2014/08/jon-hammond-trio-amac-party-australia.html AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/AMAC-Convention-Back-In-Gold-Coast-for-2014/150270171678326 Larry Morton Chairman NAMM and Jon Hammond - USA Delegation Jon Hammond with Beth and Alan Friedman - USA Delegation Cooking in Hamburg, NDR Horns, Jon Hammond, Blues, Jazz, Hammond Organ, Sk1, AMAC Australia, Gold Coast, Musicians Union, Local 802

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