Wikipedia : This day (November 13, 1942), in New York City, is born John P. Hammond, an American blues singer and guitarist.
Official Site : Hammond is one of handful of white blues musicians who was on the scene at the beginning of the first blues renaissance of the mid-’60s. That revival, brought on by renewed interest in folk music around the U.S., brought about career boosts for many of the great classic blues players, including Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, and Skip James.
@allmusic : With a career that spans over three decades, Hammond is one of handful of white blues musicians who was on the scene at the beginning of the first blues renaissance of the mid-’60s.
@last.fm : John Hammond has had a longstanding friendship with songwriter Tom Waits, and has performed Waits’ songs on occasion. In 2001, he released Wicked Grin, an album entirely of Tom Waits compositions. Waits himself provided guitar work and backing vocals as well as producing the project.
Audio : Get Behind the Mule . Heartattack and Vine . Shake For Me . Shore Leave . Jockey Full of Bourbon . Clap Hands . Big Black Mariah . Murder in the Red Barn . 16 Shells From a Thirty-Ought Six . Buzz Fledderjohn .
Video : Sail On, Merlefest (2012) . Walking Blues . I can’t be (2003) .John Hammond Trio – Come Find Out .John Hammond & Duke Robillard – Too Tired (1994) . Drop Down Mama (1985) . She’s in Tough (1982) . Oh Baby .