Reclaimed Soul: The Sounds Of The Farfisa Organ

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Reclaimed Soul host Ayana Contreras. Reclaimed Soul
Reclaimed Soul
Reclaimed Soul host Ayana Contreras. Reclaimed Soul

Reclaimed Soul: The Sounds Of The Farfisa Organ

Musically speaking, Sly & the Family Stone, Led Zeppelin and Sam Sham & the Pharaohs don’t seem to have much in common. But they all made great use of the Farfisa organ.

Made in Italy and distributed by the Chicago Instrument Company starting in the mid-1960s, the Farfisa became popular with soul acts thanks to its range of sounds and compact design.

Ayana Contreras brings us examples of the Farfisa sound in soul and beyond in this week’s edition of Reclaimed Soul.