John Hammond John Hammond

£7.43

Availablity:
World excluding USA & Canada
Genre:
Blues
Label:
Vanguard
Format:
CD
Catalogue Id:
VMD 2148

By the time of his first album in 1963, John Hammond was already totally immersed in the blues, even within an era when a prescient swathe of young America was starting to seriously explore and champion the indigenous roots of American culture. The Native New Yorker, son of legendary talent scout John Hammond Sr, had begun to seek out this strange, compelling music at an early age, yet he was also young and astute enough to see the lineage from country blues to rock'n'roll, and in that respect as an interpreter, he was far-sighted. After a club apprenticeship in California, Hammond moved back to New York to take Greenwich Village by storm with his authentic interpretation of both country and electric blues, laying them bare in an intimate yet powerful acoustic setting. This is the sound of his eponymous debut for Vanguard, and the recording programme for John Hammond" established the pattern by which the singer would set the rest of his career: interpretations of blues classics old and new, delivered with an affection and attention to detail that helped stamp Hammon's personality right on the material.

By Alec Palao"

Track listing

Side 1

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