#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show 0824 Nashville Concert George Clinton Interview Lydia's Tune With Big Band

Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/jonhammondshow0824nashvilleconcertgeorgeclintoninterviewlydiastunewithbigband

Youtube https://youtu.be/OkmqKKqjCTI

Flashback Gig in NYC's Le Bar Bat over 20 years ago


*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Flashback Gig in NYC's Le Bar Bat over 20 years ago Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondFlashbackLeBarBat Jon Hammond Flashback: Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men in Le Bar Bat Club more than 20 years ago with Alex Foster tenor saxophone from the NBC's Saturday Night Live Band, Leslie J. Carter percussion, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums deceased June 21, 1950 - July 26, 2014, Jon Hammond organ - camera by Joe Berger http://www.HammondCast.com/ CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1173968 Youtube http://youtu.be/QwB-mqYKDiE Vimeo http://vimeo.com/83193904 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152314798547102 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammond-InWorkshopAtCarlingfordMusicCentre The staff of Carlingford Music Centre are very excited to be hosting Sydney’s first ever Hammond Organ Workshop featuring Jon Hammond (USA) with Andrew Dickeson drums - special thanks Rupert Hyde Carlingford Music Centre 320 Pennant Hills Road Carlingford NSW 2118 Who is Jon Hammond? Jon began his musical career at age 12 in the San Francisco Bay Area playing organ and accordion in bands and solo engagements, first recording studio dates 1968 when he met Robert Moog who personally delivered the Moog III to San Francisco Radical Laboratories where Jon was working at the time and jamming daily with members of Quicksilver Messenger Service, he next joined original rock band Hades with which he played until moving East to attend Berklee. Playing 7 nights a week in Boston’s notorious Combat Zone next lead to touring with successful show band Easy Living and then became house organist at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club Cape Cod MA where he played private parties for Tip O’Neill Speaker of The House. Returning to SF for a reunion concert in 1980 with Eddie Money and members of Tower of Power, next Jon moved to Europe where he lived and played for a number of years, still playing annually where he has an enthusiastic following. Jon began hosting his own TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” in 1984 and is now in 30th year on cable TV in Manhattan and heard daily on KYOU Radio HammondCast Show with regular appearances at international trade shows. Check out his large collection of YouTube videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/JonHammondBand Hammond Organs at Carlingford Music Centre — with Andrew Dickeson Youtube http://youtu.be/0GEvXPEq-Is CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1159094 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/102753862 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22xr26_jon-hammond-in-workshop-at-carlingford-music-centre_music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/PocketFunkWithNDRHornsAusterJazz As Seen On MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show - Filmed in High Definition - Pocket Funk with NDR Horns - Jon Hammond Band special Auster Jazz Series - musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ special thanks dankeschön to Knut Simon and Lukas Aaron Hambrecht AutoBild Redaktion Team for bringing the Borgward, Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt - support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments - Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel — at Auster Bar. Youtube http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167713 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x259iax_pocket-funk-with-ndr-horns-auster-jazz-filmed-in-high-definition_music Jon Hammond Organ Group Faceboook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=653311224764034 As Seen On The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV - 30th Year Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AusterBluesAndJazzJHBandWithNDRHorns Eimsbüttel - Hamburg -- Auster Blues and Jazz in Auster Bar, special evening Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns swinging the house with spirited solos all around: Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ and Heinz Lichius the drummer - special thanks to Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt - support from Musik Rotthoff, Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars, Jon Hammond the Sk1 Hammond manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instruments http://www.HammondCast.com Youtube http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105232953 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167435 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=893232684038863 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x258ktf_auster-blues-and-jazz-jh-band-with-ndr-horns_music Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/AusterJazzHeadPhoneNDRHornsFunkyHeinz Jon Hammond Band L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch Youtube http://youtu.be/5pvfVZhXaoc Auster Jazz Head Phone NDR Horns Funky Heinz - 3 + 3 Jon Hammond Band Live in Auster Bar Hamburg with funky Heinz Lichius drums, NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Fiete Felsch alto sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass - http://www.HammondCast.com/ Note: Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars - Jon Hammond - Hammond organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments - special thanks to our friend and excellent drummer Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera! & Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105020455 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1167042 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x253oxm_auster-jazz-head-phone-ndr-horns-funky-heinz_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=892204304141701 Flashback, Deceased, James Preston, Funky Drummer, Jon Hammond Band, Pocket Funk, Le Bar Bat, Hammond Organ, Sk1, New York, Bay Area, Australia, Musicians Union, Local 802, ASCAP Composer


802 Early BIrds Jon And Richard Play Whoopie


*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: 802 Early BIrds Jon And Richard Play Whoopie Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/802EarlyBIrdsJonAndRichardPlayWhoopie 802 Early BIrds Jon and Richard Play Whoopie HiDef version Jazz Organ and Piano in full high definition in duo: Jon Hammond at the organ joined by Richard Clements piano in an early bird session at Local 802 Musicians Union Club Room on a rainy late afternoon before the traditional Monday night Jazz Session - 322 W. 48th St. New York City http://www.HammondCast.com/ Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM - Jon Hammond Band — with Jon Hammond at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Youtube http://youtu.be/KJiBl27cg9w Vimeo http://vimeo.com/107299685 Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x26p40d_802-early-birds-jon-and-richard-play-whoopie_music 802 Early Birds Jon and Richard Play Whoopie HiDef version Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=906851609343637 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1173941 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/NoXCessBaggageByJonHammondSpclThanksLufthansaNDR NDR SESSIONS Projekt - Control Room NDR Studio 1 Jon Hammond Band special dedication to Lufthansa and NDR "No X-Cess Baggage Blues" live performance of track from NDR SESSIONS Projekt album featuring the NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass - concert in Auster Bar Auster Jazz Series - special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera - the incredible NDR Musicians and Knut Benzner & Jazz Redaktion Team, Lufthansa Technik Hamburg, Apple iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761 Ham-Berger-Friz Records ©JH INTL ASCAP - Filmed in High Definition Live at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel courtesy of Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt Auster Bar Team Additional Musical Category Notes: This new release from Jon Hammond marks his move into mainstream jazz. Utilizing the famous NDR Orchestra and Studios in Hamburg, Germany, Jon has crafted an excellent organ jazz record utilizing drums, sax and trombone. Outstanding support from saxophone soloist Lutz Buchner adds a lyrical modern jazz sound to the recordings. Excellent drumming by Heinz Lichius and the soulful sound of Joe Gallardo on trombone round out the disc. Great classic tunes are covered, along with some originals, including “My One and Only Love,” “Skylark,” “Besame Mucho,” “Blues In The Night” and “No X-Cess Baggage Blues.” https://hammondjazz.wordpress.com/tag/ndr-sessions-projekt/ THE NDR SESSIONS PROJEKT HAMMOND, JON HAM-BERGER-FRIZ RECORDS Youtube http://youtu.be/orpLWd66-Hw Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25eq0i_no-x-cess-baggage-by-jon-hammond-spcl-thanks-lufthansa-ndr_music CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/people/hammondcast Vimeo http://vimeo.com/105478616 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=896018310426967 Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/LegendaryHamburgMusikRotthoff Jon Hammond and Joe Berger In-store performance in the legendary Hamburg music shop 'Musik Rotthoff' - world-renowned for having sold The Beatles their most famous guitars and musical equipment and also supplied the equipment for The Star Club, Top Ten Club and still going strong as a supplier of both new and rare vintage instruments, amplification, sound reinforcement, lighting and all accessories - located in St. Pauli Hamburg Germany http://www.musik-rotthoff.de/ - Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars - Jon Hammond is playing Hammond Sk1 organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments - special thanks to Hr. Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff - JH Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his son Maik Rotthoff in shop - photo by Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/j_KO0d2VF54 CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1166733 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/104894115 Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=891294470899351&set=vb.133709526657853&type=3&theater Early Birds, Musicians Union, Local 802, Club Room, Jazz Piano, Jazz Organ, Richard Clements, Jon Hammond, Duo


Brassholes At AMAC Gold Coast Annual Soiree


*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Brassholes At AMAC Gold Coast Annual Soiree Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/BrassholesAtAMACGoldCoastAnnualSoiree Filmed in Full High Definition by Jon Hammond: The BRASSHOLES Band from Sydney Australia in special performance at the AMAC The Australian Music Association Convention annual Soiree in Gold Coast, covered by Jon Hammond at Jupiters Casino AMAC Soiree & Smorgasbord - "The Brassholes, a bunch a good local kids! "Last year we saw a great funk band from Logan Secondary College, and this year we present some more local young talent in the Brassholes (ahem! You gotta love that). This band of talented youngsters is a product of a youth music program jointly funded by the Queensland Ministry for the Arts and the Gold Coast City Council, and mentored by our own Dom Disisto. Courtesy ‘A-Venue’ - a joint youth music initiative between Arts Queensland and the City of Gold Coast." - AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 - http://www.HammondCast.com CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1172390 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152305797052102&set=vb.558692101 Onscreen Asia http://www.onscreenasia.com/article/jon-hammond-impromptu-jam-at-the-amac-2014-electro-voice-stand/15585 Jon Hammond Impromptu Jam at the AMAC 2014 Electro-Voice Stand The music veteran tried out the ETX loudspeaker in an improvised jazz performance. Posted on 01 September 2014 by Shaun Gah QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA - The music products industry gathered again on Queensland's Gold Coast for professional development sessions and a two-day trade show. Almost 500 professionals, covering a wide range of Australian music industry suppliers and retailers, took part at the Australian Music Association Convention which was held in the ever-popular Jupiters Casino. The convention featured a number of notable key speakers and accomplished musicians to keep attendees educated as well as entertained. Amongst the key figures were Larry Morton, current NAMM Chairman and President of Hal Leonard Corporation; Jon Hammond, renowned Hammond organ player and founder of the Jon Hammond Band; Ambre Hammond (no-relation to Jon) leading Australian piano musician and Guinness record holder for receiving Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of music at the age of 11; and Lloyd Spiegel, one of Australia's leading blues guitarists. Bosch Communications Systems, a regular at AMAC, exhibited the latest products from our Electro-Voice and Dynacord brands including EV's ZLX, ELX and ETX Powered Loudspeaker families, and Dynacord's TS Vertical Array Cabinets, the tiny but feature-packed PM 502 Powered Mixer, and the versatile AXM 12A Coaxial Powered Monitor with onboard DSP. For the first time in EV's history, the brand had three “best-in-class” loudspeaker families on display covering entry-level through to pro-audio markets. ZLX loudspeakers are the number one selling powered speakers in the American market and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2013. The 2000 W ETX powered loudspeakers have been labelled as the most advanced product in its price range and have won Best of Show at NAMM 2014. Sitting in between is the ever-popular ELX range which represents a high-quality sound system at a mid-range price. The ETX loudspeaker display drew a lot of attention during the show, including that of Jon Hammond, one of the finest B3 players in the world. Jon reminisced about his first experience with EV speakers back in 1964, when he installed EV SRO speakers in a Fender Band-Master, partially visible in the image below. “I have a particular fondness for EV speakers. My very first pro amplifier was a 1964 blonde Fender Band-Master in which I installed the white EV SRO Speakers. Yes, I lugged that 2 x 12 speaker box around everywhere and it was impossible to blow it up - my whole band would plug in to it, we thought in those days because the amp was called Band-Master that the whole band should plug in to it, bass and all - no problem and it was loud and clear!” From left to right: Simon Ert on Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly on Grover Jackson Guitar and the legendary “Buchanan Hammer” EV 664 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone, and Jon Hammond on Hammond Sk1, mixed using Dynacord PowerMate 600 and played through ETX Powered Loudspeakers. After swapping a few stories Jon was curious to see how his Hammond Sk1 would sound with the ETX loudspeakers. Following a quick connection via a Dynacord PowerMate 600, Jon belted a few tunes just before the close of day one of the exhibition. He promised to come back the following day with a jazz guitarist who turned out to be Chris Connolly, a well known figure in the audio and music products industry. While setting up for the jam session Simon Ert, a jazz percussionist representing Gretsch drums on the neighbouring stand, volunteered to complete the trio. What followed was half an hour of cool jazz tunes and sweet sound. Check out an excerpt of the performance on YouTube: http://youtu.be/SPHi-VBY6zI “I love coming to the AMAC shows, in just a few years I have forged some lasting friendships and am fortunate enough to meet some really outstanding musicians” said Jon. “The timing was perfect to have a session like that what we did - thank you so much for accommodating us with the superb EV powered speakers. I heard from friends who were all the way across the hall that they could hear us clear as a bell. It was so much fun, that's the kind of thing I live for and only happens in a special place and people such as the EV stand at AMAC!” 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 From the bandstand L to R: Neil Wickham, Jon Hammond, Kerry Jacobson Setting up on the bandstand for cocktail reception - here with Shannon Sullivan & Kerry Jacobson drums - Rocking The Australian Music Association Convention / AMAC Convention Back In Gold Coast for 2014 - Jon Hammond — at Jupiters Gold Coast Jon Hammond at Electro-Voice Bosch Stand AMAC Gold Coast - Superlative Powered Speakers by EV! Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/HammondOrganTrioInElectroVoiceStandAMAC End of AMAC Show Jazz Session with Hammond Organ Trio in Electro-Voice Stand with Simon Ert - Gretsch Drums, Chris Connolly - Grover Jackson Guitar, Jon Hammond - Hammond Sk1 organ Brassholes, Saxophones, Trumpet, Trombone, Australian Music Association, Hammond Organ, AMAC, Jon Hammond, Gold Coast, Australia


Melody Without Name In Musik Rotthoff


*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Melody Without Name In Musik Rotthoff Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/MelodyWithoutNameInMusikRotthoff Jon Hammond and Joe Berger in store at legendary Musik Rotthoff shop in Hamburg playing tunes and hanging out with long-time friends Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and Maik Rotthoff - "Melody Without Name" by Jon Hammond with Joe Berger playing his new Futhark Guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ http://www.musik-rotthoff.de - Performance by Jon Hammond and Joe Berger aka Ham-Berger - Jon Hammond Band ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP - www.HammondCast.com CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1172664 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/106850772 Youtube http://youtu.be/h_abYgcqaas Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x26fp0m_melody-without-name-in-musik-rotthoff-full-high-def-version_music Jon Hammond Band Facebook High Def Version https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=904654852896646 Melody, ASCAP Composer, Musik Rotthoff, Organ, Guitar, Sk1 Hammond, Jon Hammond, Hamburg Germany, Legendary Music Shop, Without Name


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