Computerized Synthesized Organized
Rudy Rosa with his Custom X66 Hammond Computerized Synthesized Organized LP
(R&R Productions, 197?)
Sometimes you have to let a record speak for itself...or, in this case, a record's liner notes:
The Organ has indeed made giant strides in the art of music and self-expression, from the days of the old pump organs, up through the age of the mighty pipe organ, and now into the electronic era, bringing with it, horizons limited only by the artists imagination.
To capture on disc, the unlimited, inspiring, and mind altering sounds of the electronic organ and synthesizer requires not only a computer-synthesizer organ complex, but also an individual to perform equally well as a musician and electronic engineer.
Such a person is Rudy Rosa. Both musically and electronically oriented, Rudy began his career at the age of six, giving him to date, over 24 years in the music field. Rudy designs, builds and services his equipment, and also recorded the master of this album, using his wife Sue, as chief engineer.
It is interesting to note that Rudy cannot read a note of music, and never had a lesson on the organ. His father taught him to play the accordian by ear. Also the organ complex you see and hear on this album is one of a kind, the sounds you hear can only be described in the same way, "Totally Unique." The Organ console basically is a Hammond X-66 used in companion with an Arp synthesizer, along with a mass of other electronic apparatus. Rudy's organ complex boasts an array of switches, knobs and dials that give the appearance of a 747 cockpit. The only difference in this case, there is only one pilot, and also it will never get off the ground. However musically, it has risen high in the musical world, and this can be wittnessed by the crowds that flock to see Rudy perform at Manny's Surf and Turf Supper Club located in Fairfax, Virginia on the outskirts of the nations capitol, Washington, D. C.
The next best thing to being there is to listen to Rudy perform on this, his latest album, that you are sure to enjoy.
See you at Manny's.
Here are three of the ten songs on this record, a sampling which fairly represents the genius of Rudy Rosa and his amazing Organ complex.
Thanks for setting me straight on this.