It’s not often one gets to meet one of their heroes. It’s even rarer to meet a few of them. One of our fans slipped these great stories over the transom.
The Wrecking Crew. The Funk Brothers. These session player groups made names for themselves outside of New York, but NYC had its own players and sound.
Ask any musician: the Hammond organ is a go-to sound for so many occasions.
“She’s So Heavy” is given lots of kudos for helping craft prog-rock. But Billy Preston — and multiple black artists — found (and further built) the gospel groove beneath.