The Best of John Hammond

The Best of John Hammond

by John Hammond Jr.John Hammond Jr.


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Vanguard's The Best of John Hammond is an excellent collection that features 22 highlights from Hammond's early albums. Balancing acoustic and electric material, the set includes "My Babe," "Milk Cow Calf's Blues," "Big Boss Man," "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean," "Stones in My Passway," "Key to the Highway" and "Who Do You Love," among others. While his first albums hold up quite well as individual records, this collection does a good job of summarizing his strengths, making it a nice introduction to Hammond's peak years.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707111225
catalogNumber: 11/12
Rank: 47201

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Hammond   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Michael Bloomfield   Guitar,Piano
Charlie Musselwhite   Harmonica
Robbie Robertson   Guitar
Bobby Donaldson   Drums
Jimmy Lewis   Bass,Electric Bass,fender rhodes
Levon Helm   Drums
Eric Hudson   Organ
Wild Jimmy Spruill   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Billy Butler   Guitar,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Robert Hicks   Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Maynard Solomon   Producer
Traditional   Composer

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