The Cat

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The Hammond B3 organ is one of the most versatile musical instruments made.

Originally designed as a gimmick product by a failing clock maker, it took on a life all its own when small churches used them instead of a large and expensive pipe organ.

The B3 got a whole new lease of life when jazz combos and rock bands got hold of it.

But here, for your musical pleasure are four B3s played by four great musicians; Paul Shaffer, Joey DeFrancesco, Doug Riley, and Dr. Lonnie Smith.

The Cat, made famous by Jimmy Smith, is in my mind a classic track that always sounds fresh.