Hammond Report July 27 2020 From Pandemic Quarantino Jon Hammond - Music and Stories from organist & accordionist Jon Hammond, today's story about the Savoy Lounge in Hell's Kitchen across the street from Port Authority Bus Terminal 355 W. 41st Street Jon Hammond Band soon after returning from living in Germany with quartet formation Todd Andersontenor sax, Barry Finnerty guitar, Joris Dudli drums and yours truly Jon Hammond at the B3 organ - original composition "Hip Hop Chitlins" - this place was right next door to Carroll Piano & Organ rental and rehearsal studios, so a lot of musicians would come in. Bernard Purdie walked in, Joe Berger was there and sat in later on. It was a very lively scene, but there is almost nothing about the Savoy Lounge on the internet, it was run by my old deceased friend Bobby from Rudy's Bar & Grill. I found one item about it in a site called The Bar Graveyard. As I was watching Rep. John Lewis respectfully arriving to lie in state on the TV. RIP Congressman John Lewis!
I hope everybody is OK out there, stay safe and mask up in public! I'll be back with another Hammond Report tomorrow folks,