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Trouble No More
John Hammond
Trouble No More
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
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The issue of whether a white boy can sing the blues was settled a long time ago, when Jimmie Rodgers let loose his railroad hobo moan. The question of whether John Hammond--the privileged white son of a legendary record-in...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Hammond
Title: Trouble No More
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Virgin Records Us
Original Release Date: 1/25/1994
Release Date: 1/25/1994
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Electric Blues, Acoustic Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 077778825722, 077778825746

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The issue of whether a white boy can sing the blues was settled a long time ago, when Jimmie Rodgers let loose his railroad hobo moan. The question of whether John Hammond--the privileged white son of a legendary record-industry talent scout--could sing the blues with the same legitimacy and deep feeling as his Afro-Delta inspirations took somewhat longer to answer. As Jerry Wexler observes in his liner notes, Hammond finally dispelled all doubters with this 1992 release, coproduced J.J. Cale. Backed on most tracks by Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Hammond proved he can step out with a hot band as soulfully as he can accompany himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica. The brilliantly chosen program ranges from Blind Willie McTell, Howlin' Wolf, and Little Walter to Amos Milburn, Mose Allison, and Charles Brown (who makes a guest appearance on a couple of tracks). Trouble No More will stand not only as Hammond's best all-around album, but one of the definitive blues releases of the '90s. --Rick Mitchell

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Not "Too tired" for John Hammond
booknblueslady | Woodland, CA United States | 11/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Twenty nine years ago in a gymnasium in Fredonia NY I sat close enough to John Hammond performing to see the sweat drip from his nose. It was a moving experience and made me begin to love the blues. This past summer I was again lucky enough to see him perform and was impressed with his voice, his guitar and his deep reverence for the music he loves.On the CD Trouble No More John Hammond displays his love for the blues and his wonderful abilities. The CD has a good choice of blues standards as Just Your Fool by Little Walter, Love Changin' Blues by Willie McTell and Baby How Long by Chester Burnett, along with some new numbers by Rick Estrin Of Little Charlie and the Nightcats. While it is hard to pick a favorite I am particularly fond of Too Tired and the Nasty Swing. He teams with the excellent guitar work of Charlie Baty (Little Charlie) and the harmonica playing of Rick Estrin on a number of the songs. Also of note Charles Brown played piano on Trouble Blues. John Hammond has a voice that is very sexy and pleasing to a woman's ears, so take a listen."