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John Hammond
Live
Genre: Blues
 
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Few if any musicians who got their start during the "blues revival" of the mid-'60s have continued to perform with the vigor, authority, and sheer power of John Hammond. John's interpretations of traditional blues songs re...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Hammond
Title: Live
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder
Release Date: 7/8/2009
Album Type: Live
Genre: Blues
Style: Modern Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661307421, 011661307414, 011661307445

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Few if any musicians who got their start during the "blues revival" of the mid-'60s have continued to perform with the vigor, authority, and sheer power of John Hammond. John's interpretations of traditional blues songs resonate with an immediacy of spirit that makes even familiar songs seem fresh and new. On this live album, superbly recorded at McCabe's in Santa Monica, John accompanies himself on 6- and 12-string guitars, National Steel guitar and harmonica.

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The ultimate solo acoustic blues experience.
Brett Zuver (thezuvers@yahoo.com) | Atlanta, Georgia | 09/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This recording is a one night sample of the hudreds of nights each year for the past 30 years plus that John Hammond pours his heart and soul into his vision of keeping pre-war blues alive. His renditions of songs that are 60 to 70 years old make them fresh and vibrant, full of raw emotion and to this author are the epitome of "Blues Power".If you are new to John Hammond, don't be fooled by what you hear in this collection...there are not three or four musicians here, it is John-solo. He alternates between six-string, twelve-string, and throws in some searing slide on National steel guitars all the while blowing harp, stomping his foot, and singing like it will be his last chance ever to perform the music he adores.If you are looking for the best live recording of country blues, get this. If you have ever had the chance to see John Hammond live, get this. If you ever do have a chance to see him live, do not miss it. It will be an experience a blues fan will never forget."
John Hammond - Live
Sarnachiaro | IL United States | 05/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A few years after this CD was released, I was lucky enough to see John Hammond live from a second-row seat at a small theater outside of Chicago. That performance included many of the songs included on this CD, and this recording is faithful to what John delivers live: pure, raw, honest blues that, once heard, will inspire you to see him live. Once you see him live, the experience will stay with you for a lifetime.
All Hammond needs to mesmerize an audience is a guitar, a harmonica and his voice. For proof, listen to his incredible version of "One Kind Favor," which is my personal favorite on this release."
Guitarists Worldwide...Just Own This!
Michael A. Yolch | Pittsburgh, PA United States | 08/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a sad day when a CD of this caliber is over 46,000 on the Amazon sales list.And how sad it is that I've spent most of the night already writing reviews for another website that I cannot give it the credit it is lengthily due.Let me say this:If you own any Leo Kottke, Robert Johnson, John Fahey etc. etc. and you don't own this... shame, shame, shame!This recording is one of the greatest LIVE fingerstyle acoustic blues CD's EVER recorded. Simple as that.Buy it and tell me what you thought, Thank me later!Peace."