Today’s used vinyl “discovery”

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.


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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