Bobby Cressey, Organist (San Diego Padres) / Solo Artist / Mighty Untouchables (Part 1)

Bobby Cressey Baseball Organist San Diego Padres

Bobby Cressey is a jazz musician, composer and organist with the San Diego Padres baseball team and San Diego Gulls ice hockey team, amongst other gigs. In part 1 of this interview we dig deep into the baseball side of things, as well as covering Bobby’s formative years. Part 2 of the interview can be found here.

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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):  

Bobby’s website

Developing a passion for music and scoring the gig as organist with the San Diego Padres

Why Baseball is a big deal in the US and the role of the organist (here’s a great history of it)

Differences in organists around the league

Josh Kantor – Boston Red Sox

A typical game day for an organist

Bobby plays Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Dealing with song requests (and requests to have a go at playing the organ!)

Los Angeles is Burning – Bad Religion

Not Bobby Cressey but here’s Freebird played on organ

Playing organ at ice hockey (San Diego Gulls)

Dr. Dre – Still D.R.E.

Keeping in touch with other sports organists

Bobby’s rig at baseball games

A deep discussion of Bobby’s organ rig and the Electone D-80

As an aside: Electone Museum website

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