The Silent Farfisa

Hey, check out this cool video from the mid sixties of an unknown group playing a house party. This is a silent film, taken on 8mm film, but it is very cool to see the boys groovin’ and the girls dancing. I wish there was a better shot of the organ, but I am terribly happy to have found this piece of history!

A Blast from long long ago. My first band from the mid 60’s features Russ DeFilippis and John Zias on guitars,(Rickenbackers) Rich De Simone on bass.

Silent was taken from old 8mm film.

Jerry LaRosa on Farfisa organ and our dear wonderful friend the late Tony Corbiscello playing wipeout on his gold sparkle Ludwigs.

Also seen dancing my cousins Joyce Castle and Lois Schneider-Novak

Brooklyn Soul in Perth Australia

Check out this great performance by Charles Bradley backed up by The Menahan Street Band at The Leedervile Hotel in Perth, Australia. “Just carve yourselves a corner of the floor to set up boys, the kids will dig it.” Hells yeah they will. I am so stealing that to the sky, drop to the knees move from you Charlie! I’m pretty sure that I spy the Budos Band Farfisa in the background.

The Greatest Farfisa Compact Combo Demo Of All Time!

Check out Paul’s sexy new Farfisa and his sensitive man music. Don’t worry, he also delves into the darker side with what he calls increasingly irritating sounds, although they sound better and better to me, so I don’t know what to say about that!

Seriously though, this is one hell of a great video if you didn’t get that from the title. There is like math and and science and history and stuff, and super extra awesome bonus points for including the cat!