Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Harold Smart At The Theatre Organ

Back in the heyday of the theatre organ in the UK - around 1940, a certain Charles Smart was working as a BBC Theatre Organ and recording artist. Fast forward to 1971 and son Harold, a popular Hammond organist gets back to his roots and records an album on the theatre organ. The Harold Smart Quintet also backed Petula Clark during the late 50's.

The sound lies somewhere between the Hammond and the pipe organ, although at times you could swear you were listening to Klaus Wunderlich. The album has a breezy and cheerful insouciance which makes well worth a few listens.

Harold Smart At The Theatre Organ

Harold Smart At The Theatre Organ

Mr Snookles