John Hammond: Best of the Vanguard Years
A rock-solid 23-track overview of
Hammond's early recordings for the Vanguard label. You can hear
him gain confidence and maturity as this compilation CD
chronologically moves on, from the rough-edged enthusiasm of the
opener, "32-20 Blues," to the closing "Guitar King." Six of the
tracks are from the
So Many Roads album that featured Mike
Bloomfield, Charlie Musselwhite, and members of the Band in the
lineup. If you're gonna add some John Hammond to the collection,
this is a real good place to start.
The Band/Hawks members present here are Levon Helm, Garth Hudson and Robbie Robertson.
John Hammond - The Vanguard Years - 2000 - Vanguard 79555