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HammondCast 104 for KYOU Radio 1550 AM, with special guest: BERNARD PURDIE at the mic and the drums with Jon, he recounts how he began until now and a live performance in Emeryville CA. Jon Hammond’s old rock band HADES 1971 recording live in Provo Park Berkeley and an exclusive recording with EDDIE MONEY
Jumping over to Hamburg Germany, at ‘Music Club Live’, Funk, Soul and Blues for the Night People! ©2007 *official site: http://www.HammondCast.com 45 minutes
NO MSG – L to R Stephen Page, Jon Hammond, Jon Russell – KYOU Radio and KYCY 1550 AM #CNNiReport
Showtime! – Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond Jazzorgel – High Definition Movie
*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Showtime! – Penzlin Burginnenhof Landesjugendjazzorchester MV Jon Hammond Jazzorgel – High Definition Movie Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/PenzlinBurginnenhofLandesjugendjazzorchesterMVJonHammondJazzorgel1 Penzlin, Germany — Showtime!
My 1965 Blackface Fender Band-Master head on the bench, great amp for everything! – Jon Hammond
Good looking Cheesecake at Paris Baguette shop! – Millbrae CA
AghaRTA Prague Jazz Festival in AghaRTA Jazz Centrum, Prague – Jon Hammond
It was fun being on-the-air with Jesse Chuy Varela at Kcsm Jazz 91.1 FM – some real nice Sennheiser MD 421 microphones in the studio, one of my favorite mics to broadcast on –
Jon Hammond — with Jesse Chuy Varela at KCSM Jazz 91
Heinz Lichius’ first New York gig – L to R Joe Berger g., Heinz Lichius d. Jon Hammond o. – Cleopatra’s Needle club NYC #CNNiReport
— with Joe Berger and Heinz Lichius at Cleopatra’s Needle
Jazzkeller action shot a few years ago maybe 1992, the cable coming out of my organ on the left was my lucky glow-in-the-dark Whirlwind cable I used for 35 years before it finally disintegrated – my friends at Whirlwind tried to fix it but it couldn’t be fixed, original military plugs – it served me well! –
Jon Hammond — at JazzKeller
Bruno’s – Ron Smith d.
Charles McNeal t.s.
Jon Hammond o.
— at Bruno’s Nightclub
Shoreline Amphitheatre – L to R Barry Finnerty, Larry Schneider, James Preston, Marc the sound man, Jon Hammond front
Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men — with Barry Finnerty, Larry Schneider and James Preston
at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View
Joe Berger on the dusty trail with John Entwistle a few years ago – Jon Hammond
— with Joe Berger at Slim’s
Special Lunch Show in front of San Francisco City Hall
Jon Hammond organ
James Preston drums
Steve Campos flugelhorn
Harvey Wainapel tenor
Barry Finnerty guitar
— with Steve Campos, Barry Finnerty and James Preston at San Francisco City Hall
Studio 1 NDR Info – Jon Hammond
— at NDR
Thanksgiving with the late great Joe Franklin – Joe fed a lot of folks at the old Show World on 42nd & Eighth, including myself! – Jon Hammond
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I saw Joe Franklin at a show at Danbury Municipal Airport in the early 1980s (Tiny Tim was there , too). Very funny guy. What a wealth of knowledge on pop music from the first half of the 20th century. Truly a national tresure.
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Good news: The gig comes with dinner!
Jon Hammond et Boris Blanchet, Amaury Blanchard – Paris
Bruno’s Lounge – Jon Hammond
Bruno’s Mission District San Francisco CA
Just about to get on the bus – no Air Conditioning on this one!
Regione Marche — Great to see my friend Nello Gabrielloni in Italy! King of All Accordions! http://www.accordions-agenziaitalia.com
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CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1268257
by Jon Hammond
Published September 2, 2015
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Topics Jazzbeaux Collins, Al Jazzbo Collins, Jon Hammond, Yoshi’s Oakland, Bennett Friedman, James Preston, Barry Finnerty, #HammondOrgan #AFMLocal6 #MusiciansUnion
On Air with Jazzbo Collins and Yoshi’s Jon Hammond Band Feb. 9, 1994 – Preston pretty much kicked ass on this gig! — Oakland CA — original Yoshi’s Oakland Gig Feb. 9th 1994, just after being on-the-air with Al “Jazzbo” Collins – watching the film now, sounds real good – Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Band (quartet) – thanks Jason Olaine for the hit – James Preston drums (R.I.P.) Bennett Friedman tenor, Barry Finnerty gtr., Jon Hammond Organ Group http://www.jonhammondband.com all original music ©JON HAMMOND International Member ASCAP – AFM Local 6 – Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM
Yoshi’s Oakland didn’t have any decent lights in those days! Jon Hammond – *Note: Broadcasting Legend Al Jazzbeaux Collins opens this film at KCSM 91.1FM, greatly missed!! – Jon Hammond Organ Group – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_%22Jazzbo%22_Collins
Albert Richard “Jazzbo” Collins (January 4, 1919 – September 30, 1997) was an American disc jockey, radio personality and recording artist who was briefly the host of NBC television’s Tonight show in 1957.
Al “Jazzbo” Collins
Al “Jazzbeaux” Collins
Born Albert Richard Collins
January 4, 1919
Rochester, New York
Died September 30, 1997 (aged 78)
Marin County, California
Born in Rochester, New York in 1919, Collins grew up on Long Island, New York. In 1941, while attending the University of Miami in Florida, he substituted as the announcer on his English teacher’s campus radio program, and decided he wanted to be in radio. Collins began his professional career as the disc jockey at a bluegrass station in Logan, West Virginia; by 1943, he was at WKPA in Pittsburgh, moving in 1945 to WIND in Chicago and in 1946 to Salt Lake City’s KNAK. In 1950, he relocated to New York where he joined the staff of WNEW and became one of the “communicators” on NBC’s Monitor when it began in 1955.
Collins made several appearances on The Tonight Show with Steve Allen in the early 50s (and even briefly took over the show after Allen’s departure; see below). In 1953, Allen adapted several nursery rhymes (including Little Red Riding Hood) into jazz-flavoured recitations, with Collins on vocals and Lou Stein on piano.
The name “Jazzbo” derived from a product Collins had seen, a clip-on bowtie named Jazzbows. Just as Martin Block created the illusion that he was speaking from the Make Believe Ballroom, Collins claimed to be broadcasting from his inner sanctum, a place known as the Purple Grotto, an imaginary setting suggested by radio station WNEW’s interior design, as Collins explained:
I started my broadcast in Studio One which was painted all kinds of tints and shades of purple on huge polycylindricals which were vertically placed around the walls of the room to deflect the sound. It just happened to be that way. And with the turntables and desk and console and the lights turned down low, it had a very cavelike appearance to my imagination. So I got on the air, and the first thing I said was, “Hi, it’s Jazzbo in the Purple Grotto.” You never know where your thoughts are coming from, but the way it came out was that I was in a grotto, in this atmosphere with stalagtites and a lake and no telephones. I was using Nat Cole underneath me with “Easy Listening Blues” playing piano in the background.
The Tonight Show and later work
In 1957, NBC-TV installed him for five weeks as the host of the Tonight show when it was known as Tonight! America After Dark in the period between hosts Steve Allen and Jack Paar.
Also in 1957, Collins starred in (as himself) an episode of NBC radio’s science fiction radio series X Minus One. By 1959, he was with KSFO in San Francisco, hanging out with the beatnik hipsters in North Beach. On-air, Jazzbo would say that he was broadcasting “from the purpleness of the Grotto”, often mentioning his assistant “Harrison, the long-tailed purple Tasmanian owl”. On the TV side, Collins hosted “The Al Collins Show,” that aired mornings on KGO-TV. The format included light talk and guest appearances by local celebrities such as Moe Howard of The Three Stooges. Later in the 1960s, he was the host of Jazz for the Asking (VOA), and he worked with several Los Angeles stations during the late in the decade: KMET (1966), KFI (1967) and KGBS (1968).
He officially changed the spelling of his name to Jazzbeaux when he went to Pittsburgh’s WTAE in 1969. He moved to WIXZ in Pittsburgh (1973) before heading back to the West Coast three years later. While in Pittsburgh, he briefly hosted a late night television show entitled “Jazzbeauxz (with a ‘z’) Rehearsal”, an eclectic sampling of anything that caught Collins’ interest at the time, including a long-running hard-boiled-egg spinning contest. He conducted the program from a barber chair, as he had on a previous TV show.
A popular segment on his show was the “no stinkin’ badges” routine, a play on the famous exchange in the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Al would politely request that the main guest for that day don a Mexican bandit costume, complete with ammo belts crossing the chest, six-guns in holsters, a huge sombrero and large fake mustache. The guest then had to pose in front of cameras and for the TV audience. With pistols pointing at the camera lens the guest had to say (with emphasis) “I don’t got to show you no stinkin’ badges.” If the guest did not say it with sufficient sinister tone Collins made him or her repeat it until in Al’s opinion the guest got it right.
1970s and beyond
In 1976 Al Collins returned to San Francisco, working at KMPX, followed by a three-year all-night run at KGO which drew callers throughout the West Coast; he always opened his program with Count Basie’s “Blues in Hoss Flat”. He also worked a late night shift at KKIS AM (in Pittsburg, California, ironically) in 1980. After a stint in New York and WNEW (1981), Jazzbo was back in San Francisco at KSFO (1983) and KFRC (1986). Then came one more run at WNEW (1986–90), then KAPX (Marin County, California) in 1990, and finally a weekly jazz show at KCSM (College of San Mateo, California) from 1993 to his death.
Al Collins died on September 30, 1997, at the age of 78, from pancreatic cancer.
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CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1266743
by Jon Hammond
Published August 25, 2015
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Topics Concert Event, LaJazzO MV, Klostergarten, Michael Leuschner, Bigband, Landesjugendjazzorchester, Jon Hammond, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, #Rostock
Klostergarten LaJazzO MV Concert Film LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner CONCERT EVENT https://www.facebook.com/events/846845685410695/ – Am 01.08.2015 ist das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond wieder im Klostergarten Rostock zu Gast. http://www.HammondCast.com – Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg Vorpommern – film from Jon *nice solos from Matthis Rasche and Al Tobias
Producer Jon Hammond
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