Dan ‘Spiffy’ Neuman, Touring and Session Organist

Dan Spiffy Neuman Organist Interview

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):  

Greater Mount Sinai Church of God in Christ

Dan’s YouTube Channel

Dan in action at Greater Mount Sinai

Talking black vs white churches and ‘the most segregated hour in the country’

An explanation of ‘redlining’

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

Bennett Paysinger and the City of Refuge band in action

Dan’s musical upbringing

Johnny Costa – Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood

Dan creates his own attempt at a Leslie speaker

Discovering a love for gospel music

Gospel Workshop of America

When you think you’re ‘the stuff’ and you’re not

Cassandra O’Neal

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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