Merit Hemmingson - Queen of Swedish Hammond folk groove 1971-77



Now, I'm not going to lie. I don't think that there's particularly a lot of competition for the Queen-dom of Swedish Hammond folk groove. But! If ever there was, I'm pretty confident that the sublime Merit Hemmingson would sweep the competition.


The music is pretty much as described--it's Swedish, it features a Hammond Organ, it's folk music, and it grooves like a motherfucker. My favorite track is probably "Steklåt från Älvdalen", which has a particularly tasty groove trip into some very fusion-y lines. Most of the tracks stay in about this territory, for better or worse, and are all quite mellow in a jazz-funk kind of way.

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  1. Dexty says:

    That, was an interesting listen! thanks man!

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