(home page)    Hammond Organ using a Leslie Speaker

Keyboardist Patrick Benfield behind the Nord C1 with the band McLemore Avenue at Club de Ville in Austin, Texas.

Gregg Rolie of Santana

Samples A  B, C, DE

                    << Patrick Benfield of  McLemore Avenue

Me Gusta

Keith Emerson of ELP

Karn Evil 9 samples A, B, C

John Magnie of The Subdudes

 [You'll Be] Satisfied

Ken Hensley of Uriah Heep

Totally overdriven Leslie speaker samples from Demons and Wizards  A, B, C

Neal Morse  of Transatlantic

 Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Goldy McJohn of  Steppenwolf

 Born To Be Wild

Magic Carpet Ride

Tom Scholz of Boston

Samples A, B, C, D, E

J. Wesley Smith of  The WT Feaster Band

 Turn Me On

These Blues

From Neo Instruments, the Ventilator rotary speaker simulator effects pedal, used a create the Leslie Speaker sound for both organs and guitars, details at www.neo-instruments.de


The Ventilator by Neo Instruments has been proclaimed to be "Best Rotary Stompbox Yet" when tested in the May 2010 issue of Keyboard magazine.  Reading further..."It's clearly the new king of standalone electronic rotary simulators."   Here are youtube demos by Jim AlfredsonPatterson Barrett, and Dr Lonnie Smith playing through the Ventilator.




Jerry Corbetta of Sugarloaf

Green Eyed Lady

T. Lavitz of Jazz is Dead

Red Baron from the Grateful Dead cover album Blue Light Rain

Reese Wynans

Gone with Montgomery Gentry

Cold Shot live with Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Kentucky Jam with The Kentucky Headhunters

What You See, What You Get also with The Headhunters

Daughter of Grace with Twila Paris

Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge

Faceless People from the album Renaissance

Ticket To Ride unreleased cover of The Beatles song

Take Me For A Little While (the single remix)

Dave Gryder (Grider ?) of Fort Worth, TX band Blood of the Sun

Shine from the 2009 Death Ride CD

Rock and Roll Machine

Al Kooper of Blood, Sweat & Tears

Escape from Yuhupitz

So Much Love from Child is Father to The Man

Phil Madeira

Doin' Nothin' with Phil Keaggy from Crimson and Blue

with Susan Ashton from Angels of Mercy: Hunger and Thirst

Martin Blasick

Closing Credits from the Grilled Soundtrack Bridge & Close

Ricky Peterson from Souvenir

Drop Shot

Soft Touch

Daniel Silverman of The Origin

Racing With The Moon from the 1992 CD Bend

Ian Stanley with Tears for Fears

Sowing The Seeds of Love

Joey DeFranscesco

Ashley Blue

Bill Willis with Jimmy Vaughan

Tilt A Whirl  from Strange Pleasure

Motion Sound KRB-3D combo amp with horn rotary speaker in top portion of the cabinet.

Dick Sims  with Eric Clapton

 The Core from Eric's Slowhand album

Jon Lord of Deep Purple



Child In Time


Nasty Piece of Work

Woman From Tokyo

and with Alvin Lee on Detroit Diesel A & B

Grayson Hugh with  guitarist Jeff Golub

 There's a Time

Forever Yours, Forever Mine

Jurgen Fritz of Triumvirat

Burning Sword of Capua

The School of Instant Pain

Bernie Worrell with Gov't Mule

From The Deep End-Vol. 2:  Catfish Blues

Jake Van Mater of Black Spot

Pledge Allegiance To Love Intro & Bridge

John Novello of Niacin

Magnetic Mood

No Man's Land

Morgan McCoy of the New Orleans' Jamey St. Pierre and the Honeycreepers

All For Nothing

Rick Wakeman

from The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine Parr

Darwin Martin  with Sister Hazel

from the album ...Somewhere More Familiar: Wanted It To Be

Look To The Children

Dick Halligan of Blood, Sweat and Tears

You Made Me So Very Happy

God Bless The Child

Dillon O'Brian

from O'Brien's CD Scenes from My Last Confession:  Roots and Wings

Ted Andriadis of Boxing Gandhis

from the band's 1994 self titled album:  If You Love Me

Craig Frost of Grand Funk Railroad

Foot Stompin' Music

Bill Payne with The Doobie Brothers

Jesus Is Just Alright

Paul English with Tab Benoit

samples from Benoit's CD Nice and Warm  A, B, C

Ray Manzarek of The Doors

   from the album L.A. Woman  The Changeling

Pat Travers

Crash and Burn

   from the album Putting It Straight Dedication

Jason Ingram of The Jason Ingram Band

   from the debut album JiB  Shadow Of A Wing

Don Airey with Gary Moore

   from Moore's album Still Got The Blues  Texas Strut

Jimmy Greenspoon of Three Dog Night

   from the album Naturally  One Man Band

Jeremy Baum with Sue Foley

samples from Foley's Ten Days in November  A, B, C, D

Richard Wright of Pink Floyd

Eclipse  from Dark Side of the Moon

On The Turning Away  from A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Poles Apart  from The Division Bell

Sean Hopper of Huey Lewis & The News

Stuck With You

Jimmy Johnson

Midnight Special

 Sum Serious Blues

Chilli Hot  sampled by Us3 from the "Get Shorty" Soundtrack 

Dennis Deyoung of Styx

Good Feeling

What Has Come Between Us

Ian Maclagan  with Rod Stewart

 My Way of Giving

 You Wear It Well

Tommy Eyre

I've Got To Find My Baby

Steve Winwood with Billy Joel

Getting Closer from The Bridge

Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band

from the CD Seven Turns Gambler's Roll

from the CD Where It All Begins What's Done Is Done

John Medeski

from Warren Haynes & Gov't Mule's album The Deep End Vol. 2   Hammer and Nails

solo from the "Get Shorty" Soundtrack Chili at Airport, Part 1

from the of Medeski, Martin & Wood album Combustication Everyday People

Coconut Boogaloo

John Jarvis with Rod Stewart

You Keep Me Hangin' On off of Foot Loose & Fancy Free

John Hermann of Widespread Panic

Hope In A Hopeless World - Live

David Webb with Jimmy Lafave

Girl From The North Country off of Austin Skyline

Rami Jaffee of The Wallflowers

from the CD Bringing Down the Horse Josephine

Jens Hylander of The Hardliners

All Of Her Life

Leon Kuypers

XK-2 Demo Videos A, B, C

Anthony Ferrell of Greyhounds

Good To Be Alive

Goodbye Girl

Gary Wright of Spooky Tooth

from the album The Mirror:Kyle

Geoff Downes of Asia

from their Aura CD: Awake

Hands of Time

David Neuhauser

 Wave On Wave with Pat Green

  Blue Canoe with Robert Henry

Chris Hartman of Emerson Drive

How Lucky I Am Verse 2 & Outro

Art Neville

Thinking with The Meters

Fly Like An Eagle with The Neville Brothers

Line Of Fire with The Neville Brothers

John Philip Shenale (aka Phil Schenale) with Sara Hickman

With Randy Jackson and John Harrah on Sara's album Shortstop In The Fields

Joe Vitale of Barnstorm

Mother Says

Greg Phillinganes or Neil Larsen with Patsy Moore

A City On A Hill with Jeff Porcaro and Larry Tredwell

The Pilgrim Song with Willie Weeks and Buzz Feiten

Nick Plytas with Jimmy Ray

Trippin' On Baby Blue  IntroBridge

Leon Russell with Badfinger

Take It All with Badfinger from Straight Up

World in Changes with Dave Mason from Alone Together

Mikey Cunningham of the Stephano Elliott Band

from the Right Here CD Days of Elijah

Bobby Whitlock formerly of Derek & The Dominos

(from the Vintage CD) It's About Time

Blair Cowan with Lloyd Cole

from the Don't Get Weird On Me Babe album Half of Everything

Margo's Waltz

from the album Lloyd Cole Downtown

Reuben Wilson

from the Hammond Organ tribute album Organ-Ized: Yes Sir

Kenny James with Rare Earth

 Long Time Leavin' from 'Ecology'

Think Of The Children with Mark Olson from 'Willie Remembers'

Chester Thompson of Santana

 Milagro from their live album Milagro

John Nau with Hootie & the Blowfish

 Goodbye from the CD Cracked Rear View

Gary Freeman with Lewis Hutcheson

 Jam N' B Quiet from Hutcheson's "Plays The Saint Lewis Blues"

Brandon Bush with John Mayer

 St. Patricks Day from Room For Squares

Don Groinick  with John Scofield

 Samples A, B, C & D from Scofield's cassette Flat Out

Chis Palmaro & Rob Hyman  with Joan Osborne

 Ladder (intro & bridgewith Joan's CD Relish

David Sancious with Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner

 Love Is Stong Than Justice from Sting's cassette Ten Summoner's Tales

Sloan Hayes with Donny Henderson

 The Reason Why I Came from Better Than Before

Rick Jewett  of Savoy Brown

 Samples A, B, & C from the album Let it Ride

Mark Farner  of Grand Funk Railroad

from the album Survival  I Want Freedom

John Paul Jones  of Led Zeppelin

from Physical Graffiti...Night Flight

Denmont Tench  with Lone Justice

from the album Lone Justice  Wait 'til We Get Home

Johnny Neel  with Govt Mule

 From The Deep End-Vol. 2:  What Is Hip  &  Sun Dance   

Dan Fogelberg

 The River from Home Free  (that's Dan on guitar too)

Doug Ingle of Iron Butterfly


Jim Pugh of The Robert Cray Band

 Living Proof

J.R. Richards  of Dishwalla

 Give (intro) from Pet Your Friends

Robbie Buchanan  with Aaron Neville

 Somewhere, Somebody

Ian Kewley  with David Gilmour & Pino Palladino

 Murder & Cruise from the David Gilmore album About Face

Danny Federici of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

Samples from The River album A, B, C, D

Paul Raymond of UFO

Only You Can Rock Me from Obsession

Paul Carrack with Elton John

 Man from the 1995 cassette Made in England

Mike Utley with Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band

 Boat Drinks from the 1979 album Volcano

Charlie Lowell of the contemporary Christian band Jars of Clay

 Everything in Between

Dan Dryk

 My Own Worst Enemy from Pop Psycholgy

Tommy Young from his CD Hammond Cheese

 Got My Mojo Workin'

Jon Spencer of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

 Soul Typecast

Mark Kelly of Marillion

I Will Walk On Water

???  with Dean Martin

 You've Still Got A Place In My Heart

???  with Simon Cowell protege Leona Lewis

 Bleeding from her album Spirit

??? of Soulhound


Furious Angel


Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the MG's

Green Onions

Image provided by Mark Boon of The Netherlands, a self described green onions addict.








Ticket stub from the recent concert where Memphis Organist Booker T. Jones and his band performed, between JJ Gray and Mavis Staple, at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, a stop on the What It Is! Tour of 2010.








Finally, I'm assuming that most keyboardists are already aware of the very limited supply of rotary speaker effects hardware available for them, but should anyone out there be into the repair, rebuilding, refinishing or refurbishing of a Leslie cabinet, here's a site which provides a wealth of information on the various pre-amps which are available for Leslie Speakers, including the Leslie Combo Preamp, the Leslie Combo Preamp, II, the Leslie Combo Preamp Deluxe, the Leslie Combo Preamp III, and the Leslie Combo Preamp IV: