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Ed and Kevin Kiley bring you soul music on WFDU-FM!
EVERY MONDAY from 1pm ~ 4pm
www.wfdu.fm on the internet (streaming
89.1 on your FM dial in NY/NJ.
MIGHTY ORGAN" comes to WFDU-FM!
- MONDAYS 4p~5p online only at www.wfdu.fm
If you long for the great pop organ sounds of yesteryear, tune in for
a program called "THE MIGHTY ORGAN", which airs on the internet
only at www.wfdu.fm from 4p~5p every Monday afternoon, hosted by noted
organist Ed Alstrom.It
will feature the rarely-heard (these days) sound of mid-century pop organ,
by some of the greatest organists ever to walk the Earth: Ethel Smith,
Lenny Dee, Klaus Wunderlich, Jesse Crawford, Eddie Layton, John Kiley,
Don Baker, George Wright, and many more, from a time when the organ was
justifiably called "The King of Instruments".
This hour-long sonic wonderland will feauture not only the Hammond and
other electronic organs, but also theater pipe organs and other electronic
The people you'll be hearing were real organists, who orchestrated on
the fly and know how to use all of the sonic capabilities of the instruments.
They often played bass pedals, and fluently. They exhibit ingenuity and
resourcefulness far beyond the average 'jazz' organist.
you've never heard this music, there is truly nothing like it. Underneath
the often glorious tackiness and quaint hokum, there is a palpable joy
and buoyancy, as well as some overwhelming displays of multi-limbed technique.
You can't help but smile while listening to it!
in online from 4p~5p every Monday for "The Mighty Organ" at
www.wfdu.fm (also now found on iHeart
THE HARMONIOUS FIVE DEBUT CD:
"Wanna Hear You Say Yeah!"
"VINTAGE R&B" - see the
EVENTS TAB for more details.
AVAILABLE at CDBABY.COM,
Ed Alstrom (guitar), Dave Keyes (piano), Mark Berger (bass), Frank
Pagano (drums) -
all singing, all the time!
more info on the band!
ED'S ORGAN CD IS AVAILABLE TOO!!!
for purchase at:
- packaged CD
- download of individual tracks or the whole album
- Ed provides organ music for the recent
hit movie "42" (the Jackie Robinson story). He was called on
to replicate the organ sounds of Gladys Gooding, who played organ at Ebbets
Field in the 1940s. Listen for Ed during the scenes when Jackie first
joins the Dodgers, and look for his name in the end music credits!
- Ed in in his second year as Organist/Music Director at PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH IN WESTFIELD, Westfield, NJ! He is directing a big program including
multiple vocal, children's, and handbell choirs. Visit us and hear the
sounds at www.westfieldpc.org.
- Ed's work with his fine choir at his former church, CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER
in Morristown, NJ, can still be viewed at www.youtube.com/redeemermorristown
- Ed is in his fourth year as Accompanist (pno/org/gtr) and Choir Director
at TEMPLE NER TAMID in Bloomfield, NJ. He will accompany services on most
Friday nights and Saturday mornings. See http://www.nertamid.org
for more details.
Ed played organ on harmonica great Rob Paparozzi's GRAMMY-NOMINATED
new CD, "Etruscan Soul" (go to http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robpaparozzi
for more details).
Ed is in his 10th season as Weekend Organist at Yankee Stadium.
to hear the legendary Bob Sheppard introduce Ed's traditional
7th inning rendition.
This version is on the old Hammond at Yankee Stadium from 2004
And now BOULDERS BASEBALL too!!!
Ed was asked to provide organ at many games for the ROCKLAND BOULDERS.
The Boulders play at the
beautiful new Provident Bank Park in Pomona, NY. They are members of the
independent CAN-AM League
(NJ Jackals are also in this league). The park is gorgeous, the team is
good, and the games are fun-fun-fun!
The games Ed can't do are ably covered by Maxine.
by the Boulders site and check things out! Most games are broadcast live
on the site.
There are many clips of Ed playing
live in various contexts on YOUTUBE!
Go to www.youtube.com, and search "ed alstrom", and you'll find