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Dr. Lonnie Smith: Rise Up!

Read "Rise Up!" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

For a half-century the incomparable Dr. Lonnie Smith has been a prime mover on the organ, an instrument he has called, paradoxically, “the monster" and “the love of my life." Rise Up! is a gumbo of originals and covers spiced with generous helpings of rhythm and blues, rock and gospel.

Smith's “A Matterapat" showcases ...

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Dr. Lonnie Smith: Rise Up!

Read "Rise Up!" reviewed by Douglas Payne

When the Hammond B-3 organ enjoyed a revival several years ago, few came out the better for it. The old guys either repeated or tried to recapture what they'd done before and too few of the new guys had anything new to say. But then there was Lonnie Smith.

This veteran of '60s organ ...

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Dr. Lonnie Smith: Rise Up!

Read "Rise Up!" reviewed by John Barron

Rise Up! is Dr. Lonnie Smith's third release for Palmetto Records and a welcome addition to the organist's rich recorded legacy. Since bursting onto the scene as a member of George Benson's quartet in the 1960s, the Buffalo native has been an unrelenting force on the Hammond B3. Joined here by alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, guitarist ...