Today at Hattie’s Antiques in York, SC I paid $1.00 for this-
Released in 1970 this was the 9th or so album in as many years from a recording artist whose family name was legendary in the music ‘biz’. Previously I was only vaguely aware of the younger John Hammond. I should have paid closer attention. I like this album. Although it contains only cover versions (Hammond never claimed to be a writer) the songs seems closer to the spirit of the originals than versions done by bigger name acts. As one critic pointed out most people will name George Thorogood as a white artist with a career based on playing the ‘blues’ but real fans of the music will tell you about John Hammond – and he’s still at it.
I also learned John Hammond more recently released a CD of Tom Waits songs that sounded interesting.