As the forward to this book notes, in the 1950s "there was nothing that could grind, growl or scream like a Hammond blasting through a Leslie or two." Many keyboard players say there still isn't today.The Hammond Organ celebrates the rich history of the Hammond B-3 tone-wheel organ, its right-hand man, the whirling Leslie speaker and their combined influence on Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Rock and even home entertainment since the 1950s. Readers will discover why Hammond fans remain devoted, even though the B-3 is no longer in production. It also covers other great Hammond organs, the Leslie speaker, performance tips and essential licks, buying secrets and maintenance tricks. ©1996, 224 pages.