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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Memories With Emil

Memories With Emil
Introducing Emil Hahn At The Hammond Organ and Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Accompanied by Billy Cosner, Ohio's Versatile Drummer
Recording Buckeye Company
Manufactured by RCA Victor Custom Records Division Of Radio Corporation Of America

From the back cover: Emil was born in Canton, Ohio, and began his musical career at the age of 7 when his mother and father constantly encouraged him to study his violin (which was horrible) and piano (not much better) lessons.

By the time he reached the age of 15, he was playing in high school, and in various combos, in and around town with musicians much older than he, therefore, giving him much needed experience for his future years in music.

His first real experience as a musician on the road was at the age of 16 when a friend of his in school had a job as a ticket seller with a freak animal show playing fairs during the summer vacation. After 7 weeks of playing the calliope and eating hamburgs, Emil realized there was "no place like home".

He has always been eternally grateful to Jimmy Wenger, who was organist at the Dueber Methodist Church, for his guidance and help in showing him the finer techniques of the organ, as is evident in his style of playing today!

At age 21, he went on the road with a trio as pianist playing hotels and restaurants, later buying an organ and working solo. While in the army he played organ at Fort Still, Oklahoma, and when in Korea, at the Hondu Theatre in Seoul. After his discharge from the 7th Division Band in Korea, he returned hime where he again played the organ and has his own half-hour radio show.

He is currently appearing nightly in the Hawaiian Room of The Four Winds Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge in Canton, Ohio, and will be very happy to include any of your favorite requests in his future albums if you drop him a line.

Begin The Beguine
More Than You Know
If I Had You
Sentimental Me
You Do Something To Me
The Nearness Of You
Sentimental Journey
I've Got The World On A String
Star Dust

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