About Hammond Organ
"Green Onions" by Booker T. and the M.G.'s would not be the same without that catchy Hammond organ riff. It could have a bit of flair on a keyboard or a jazzy feel on an acoustic piano, but its true soul comes from the electric organ. The Hammond organ was originally marketed to churches as a cheaper alternative to the giant pipe organs traditionally used to play church music, but the instrument quickly took off with jazz musicians. In present day, the electric organ is commonplace in a wide variety of musical genres, such as soul, rock, and rhythm and blues. You can even hear it in a few hip hop tracks. You can play full-sized Hammond organs that have the look and feel of the original instruments or opt for compact keyboard-style instruments. Hammond organ parts and accessories, such as pedals, switches, and controls add distinct sounds to your music, letting you produce those unforgettable hooks, riffs, and solos. Whether you play the organ at church or you slam those keys in a jazz band, you can find a large inventory of organs and parts on eBay, as well as accessories such as original Hammond organ benches.