Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Del Huff: It's a Big Wide Wonderful World

Christian missionary Del Huff plays a slew of secular tunes on this LP from Hollywood’s Mark Records (undated, released perhaps in 1978, but it feels more like circa 1967-1969 to me). In anticipation of your question…the Cordovox was an organ first unleashed on the American public by the Chicago Musical Instrument Co. in 1960. There were a variety of stand-up models reminiscent of the Farfisas that dominated stage and screen in the 1960s, but as this 1977 Huff album cover demonstrates, he probably wasn’t playing one of those, but instead a Super V: a hefty electric model small enough to be carried like an accordion but which could also be mounted on a stand.

It’s a Big Wide Wonderful World
You, You, You Are the One
Somewhere My Love
Blue Tango
Midnight in Paris
Spanish Eyes
A Man and a Woman
The River Seine

Album audio & artwork

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1 comment:

  1. I know I said I didn't want to mess up your blog with dumb comments, but after hearing this music on the Klipsch speakers I couldn't resist. It's absolutely fabulous. Somewhere there is a recording, possibly video of my mother playing Negativland's Cordovox organ (possibly a CDX-0632) and it might be one of the songs on this record. We will see what happens.


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