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
Hey, you! Have you ever heard of a Farfisa VIP 61? Well, I never did, until today. It looks to be another one of the South American models that never made it up to the states. Looks to have some pretty cool features like 3 vibrato setting and percussion envelopes.
Check out this great video of the Farfisa Syntorchestra analog synthesizer from youtuber zihcster. Be sure to check out his channel for some more great videos. Now I have an un-working Syntorchestra, which is housed in a sheet metal type case. Take a look at this beauty in it’s nice wood cabinet. It must be some sort of deluxe version meant to sit on top of your console organ!
If you have not before, please check out the fantastic youtube channel of WESSERPARAQUAT2. Here he is doing a great version of The Doors Touch Me on a Farfisa Compact Deluxe and a Fender Rhodes Bass Piano.
Well, this is a new approach. A truly nice human being, BasementLoadSound has scanned in, and made an HD video of the complete Farfisa Soundmaker Service Manual which includes all of the schematics. Here’s his description:
Very rare and cool 1979 Farfisa Soundmaker service manual (Italian and English). Maybe the only one all over the world 🙂 I did my best to scan the pages but you have to watch the video full screen and possibly in HD resolution. Hope Soundmaker owners will find this document useful.
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.