Posts Tagged ‘Hammond Organ’

PJ Morgan Gets Nod From Hammond USA

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

PJ Morgan, one ofPJ Morgan the most respected and in-demand Hammond B3 superstars in gospel music celebrated his birthday on March 31st with news of a product endorsement from Hammond USA.  Morgan will assist the company in introducing their products to musicians and churches across the country.  “This is an honor for me,” says Morgan. “I just love making music and to now be affiliated with Hammond USA is beyond my wildest dreams.”

In addition to his work as producer for Maurette Brown Clark and recording sessions with Tramaine Hawkins and Pastor Shirley Caesar, he’s well known for his twenty year stint as a musician with Black Entertainment Television (BET) where he’s also played in The Ray Chew Orchestra during the cable network’s annual “BET Honors” broadcast since its inception in 2008.   Morgan also serves as director of music at  Reid Temple A.M.E. church in Glenn Dale, MD. Plans are in motion for the release of a Gospel Jazz CD to be completed before the end of 2014.

 

Twinkie Clark And Billy Preston Inducted Into Hammond Organ Hall of Fame

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

In commemoration of th20131223-182012.jpge 80th anniversary of the Hammond Organ Company, Hammond USA initiated a Hall of Fame to honor and recognize musicians who have perpetuated and advanced the legacy of the electric Billy Preston ULorgan. Among the 26 inaugural honorees are Twinkie Clark, chief musician and the driving force behind the famous Clark Sisters and the late Billy Preston, whose credits include playing with the Beatles as well as getting his start in the church recording with James Cleveland, Andrae Crouch and Mahalia Jackson. Over 100 candidates were nominated and voted on via the Hammond Organ Facebook page. A special induction ceremony and concert will be held during the 2014 Winter NAMM trade show in January.

Hear Preston’s masterful rendition of Amazing Grace from his 1980 Universal Love LP