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RE: RIP Don Leslie

 I went home and put on Badge by Cream to commemorate his passing, I wish I
could have found a copy of  the Band's great live album to hear Garth
Hudson's massive sound. I believe that if it were'nt for the fact that
leslies are so big and cumbersome, every organist and british invasion
inspired guitarist would own one. There is a beautiful example sitting in
the music store where I teach, and work part time. It gets many inquiries
but few serious offers, and man does it sound good. He will be missed.

-----Original Message-----
From: Suit & Tie Guy [mailto:erwill@suitandtieguy.com]
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 10:56 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: RIP Don Leslie

Don Leslie, creator of the Leslie rotating speaker cabinet and the
first modulation effect, has left this world at the age of 93.

His creation made 90 percent of electric organ repertoire possible, and
assisted textural music in non-obvious ways.

The extended bass response his cabinets gave the Hammond at once
empowered us supper club organists, and put many a string bassist out
of work. And what would "Stratosfear" have sounded like if it weren't
for all the Leslied guitar, or who would have thought of the modulated
delay line as a chorus effect to mimic the sound of Don's speaker?

Those of us who play organ and those of us who enjoy modulation effects
have him to thank for a lot of things. So ... put on a Groove Holmes
record, or a copy of Tangerine Dream's Rubycon, or just hit the A/B
switch on your Vortex in his honour, if you see fit.
Eric Williamson