I've got to tell you I'm generally not a fan of the airy, fruity sound of the Lowery organ. Give me a robust Hammond B3 any day.
But this 1960 release by Marjorie Meinert, playing a Lowery, is a mildly pleasant surprise that swings along quite nicely on some of the tracks. The guitar player (not identified) gets in some groovy licks as well, which helps move things along.
According to a blurb in the Jan. 18, 1960, issue of Billboard: "RCA Victor is putting a strong promotional push behind organist Marjorie Meinert whose first package for the label is Vive La Difference, a collection of French songs. Album is the first of five scheduled for release in 1960. Diskery intends a saturation campaign in press, point of sale, deejay level, etc." Here's a print ad for that campaign:
Below is a link to a sample track from Vive La Difference.
April in Paris
A handful of Marjorie Meinert tracks, not including the Vive La Difference LP are available for download. These may be sourced from vinyl. None of her work appears to have surfaced on CD.
Meinert, a native of Davenport, Iowa, died in 2009 at age 88. Click here for a biography.
Here's a second track from Vive La Difference.