Dan “Spiffy” Neuman is a multi-instrumental musician, whose organ playing caught our attention over recent years. As you’ll hear, Dan’s upbringing and career to date is incredibly diverse and he’s rightly gained recognition for his skills as a guitarist and organist. For those unfamiliar with churches with a gospel singing focus, this is a fascinating interview from that aspect as well.
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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):
Talking black vs white churches and ‘the most segregated hour in the country’
Musical preparation for a service at Greater Mt Sinai
Preparedness vs spontaneity in a church context
Working with feedback from the pastor / congregation / fellow musicians
Dan’s rig at Greater Mt Sinai
Dan’s musical upbringing
Johnny Costa – Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood
Dan creates his own attempt at a Leslie speaker
Discovering a love for gospel music
When you think you’re ‘the stuff’ and you’re not
Falling in love with Hammond Organs
Desert Island Discs: Head Hunters – Herbie Hancock, Songs in the Key of Life – Stevie Wonder, God’s Property – Kirk Franklin’s Nu Nation, The Rainbow Children – Prince, Love Symbol – Prince. Honourable mention for Pages of Life 3 DVD – Fred Hammond.
Band t-shirt call-out: The Not No Howz
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