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Tell us about James Brown's Hammond B3 Organ

Dr. Dwandalyn Reece

Dr. Dwandalyn Reece, Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, tells us about James Brown's Hammond B-3 Organ that is on display in "Through the African-American Lens" exhibit at National Museum of American History.

Collection Object: 
Hammond B-3 organ owned by James Brown
Topic
African American
Funk (Music)
Soul (Music)
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Manufactured by
Hammond Suzuki USA, Inc., American, founded 1934
Trek II Products, Inc., American
Owned by
James Brown, American, 1933 - 2006
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
vinyl, wood, metal
Dimensions
H x W: 40 x 50 x 30 in. (101.6 x 127 x 76.2 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Musical Instruments
On View
National Museum of American History (14th St & Constitution), National Museum of American History, NMAH East Wing, 2nd Floor, Room 2200
Place made
Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
1968
Type
electronic organs
musical instruments
Object number
2008.7.1.1abc