The Hoochie Coochie Men

"The second Hoochie Coochie album is progressing well. Bob Daisley sent Jon Lord a copy of the rough tracks in advance, and he went into studios in London on July 19th to lay his keyboard work down, with Bob Daisley on hand, and Darren Schneider at the desk (he engineered "Abandon" amongst others).

The album is rooted in r'n'b, but is mostly new material written by Bob, with a couple of covers. Whilst Jon is obviously my favourite Hammond keyboard player, seeing him at work in the studio showed just how aware of everything he is when doing work like this. A listen to the track to refresh his memory; jotting down some ideas on paper, a run-through on the Hammond, and then a take, followed by a second if necessary and then a retake on parts he felt he could improve on without spoiling the immediacy of the take. Jon should be on most of the album, and was full of enthusiasm for the material.

All we need now is to try and persuade them to tour! Images from the session courtesy of T2Media." SR     (click on the photos to enlarge)

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