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Hammond X-77

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I've just been listening to Groove Holmes' "X-77" on PJ, recorded at the Lighthouse in 1970. It's not a bad album; Thornel on guitar, Paul Humphrey on drums and someone called Bob West on bass (!). Good playing from all and Groove turns in his fastest version of "Licks aplenty".

But I hate the sound of the X-77! Groove makes all kinds of sounds on it, from something near to what he normally gets from a B3 - but not quite real, you know? - to jingly bell sounds. And I hate it!

So, what was this thing supposed to be like? And, since there was a bass player on the stage, did the X-77 not have bass pedals? Or was there some terribly crappy thing about them?

MG

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A little info on Bob West on bass (!):

West Coast player who recorded with Cannonball and Gerald Wilson and others. Don't have the faintist idea what happened to him.

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A little info on Bob West on bass (!):

West Coast player who recorded with Cannonball and Gerald Wilson and others. Don't have the faintist idea what happened to him.

Oh, so I've probably got other stuff with him playing :)

Thanks Marcello.

MG

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With a little Google I found also: Jean-Luc Ponty, Lou Rawls, Captian Beefhart, Grant Green, etc

Here he is with Earl Palmer:

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