5 Iconic Rock Album for Any Organ Player!

MARINE LACOSTE / ARTICLES / FEB 01, 2022

Rock’n’roll may be represented by the electric guitar, but it became richly coloured by the unique sound of the Hammond Organ as the music grew into the 1960s.
The Hammond B-3 (as well as C-3 and M-3 models) and the iconic Leslie Speaker cabinet completely transformed the rock era.

If you’re looking into playing rock Hammond Organ, or if you already do, you MUST know and listen to these rock masters. 

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Machine Head by Deep Purple

This album is one of a kind! With the songs ”Highway Star”, ”Smoke on the water” and ”Lazy”, the distored organ will blow your mind!

Machine Head is the sixth studio album released by the English rock band Deep Purple and was recorded in December 1971 at Montreux, Switzerland.

Boston by Boston

Boston is the first studio album by the American rock band Boston. It was produced by Tom Scholz and John Boylan. The album was released on August 25, 1976, and recorded in the United States by Epic Records.

With songs like ”Smokin” and ”Foreplay/Long Time”, this album is iconic for any rock organ lovers. 

The Doors by The Doors

Released in 1967, in Hollywood, California, The Doors is the first album by the American rock band the Doors.

This amazing album features hits like ”Light My Fire” and ”Break On Through (To the Other Side)’‘, presenting 2 iconic organ solos.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer by ELP

Emerson, Lake & Palmer is the first studio album by the English progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in the UK in November 1970, on Island Records.

This album includes the badass song ”Knife Edge’‘ and ”Lucky Man”
A must to hear!

Lee Micheals by Lee Micheals

With amazing organ songs like ”Stormy Monday”, this album is a must for any organ player.

Lee Micheals is the third album by Lee Micheals and was released in 1969. The album was recorded live in the studio with only Micheals playing the organ and bass pedals and Barry ”Frosty” Smith on drums.

I could go on for days, there is so many great rock album!

What's your top organ albums? Leave a comment!

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Founder of Online Rock Lessons, Marine is the keyboardist for Uncle Kracker, Corey Hart and Highway Hunters.
With over 20 years of experience in show business, Marine is launching the first Canadian Music School dedicated to rock and blues lovers. 

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