John Hammond John Hammond


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


Delivery & Returns


We offer free P&P to UK addresses. For all other territories packaging is free and postage is charged on a weight basis.

We use Royal Mail First Class for UK deliveries and standard Air Mail for all other territories, very large orders will usually be sent via parcelforce. You may cancel your order at any time prior to your order being dispatched by emailing us at ensuring that you quote your name, address and order reference number or by telephoning +44 (0) 208 453 1311 between 9am and 5pm GMT/BST, Monday to Friday. Please note: As music downloads are dispatched immediately after purchase, there is no possibility of cancelling these orders.

In the event that any products supplied to you by us are damaged or defective, we agree to replace or repair the damaged or defective products or refund the amount you paid for such goods (including postage & packaging) providing you notify us (either via post at or e-mail: ) and return the goods within 28 days of purchase. Physical goods should be sent back to us in the same condition you received them to: “Returns” Ace Records, Such Close, Letchworth Garden City SG6 1JF, United Kingdom. Music downloads should be returned to us via the e-mail address above including a copy of your notification.

You have the right to cancel your order within seven days of purchase, or seven days of receipt of the goods (whichever is the longer). If you choose to cancel your order, full payment will be returned to you. Returned items should be sent to: “Returns” c/o Ace Records, Such Close, Letchworth Garden City SG6 1JF, United Kingdom. Music downloads should be returned to us via the email address: including a copy of your notice of cancellation and order number.

Customer reviews


Related products

Customers who bought this item also bought