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The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman

The Band: Three of a Kind

Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band

Levon Helm: Electric Dirt

Garth and Maud Hudson: Live at the Wolf


Dirt Farmer

Elliot Landy's Woodstock Vision

John Hammond: Best of the Vanguard Years

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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.
-- Cub Koda, All-Music Guide

The Band/Hawks members present here are Levon Helm, Garth Hudson and Robbie Robertson.


  1. 32-20 Blues
  2. Statesborough Blues
  3. Seventh Son
  4. Drop Down Mama
  5. Going Back to Florida
  6. Ask Me Nice
  7. Hellhound Blues
  8. I'm Ready
  9. I'm a Man
  10. Keys to the Highway
  11. No Money Down
  12. I Live the Life I Love
  13. Big Boss Man
  14. So Many Roads, So Many Trains
  15. Who Do You Love
  16. I Want You to Love Me
  17. You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover
  18. O Yea!
  19. Who's Been Talkin'
  20. Pretty Thing
  21. Last Night
  22. I Wish You Would
  23. Guitar King


  • John Hammond, vocal/ guitars
  • Michael Bloomfield, piano
  • Charlie Musselwhite, harmonica
  • Robbie Robertson, guitar
  • Bobby Donaldson, drums
  • Jimmy Lewis, bass
  • Mark Wenner, harmonica
  • Jimmy Thackery, guitar
  • Levon Helm, drums
  • Garth Hudson, organ (Hammond)
  • Pete Ragusa, drums
  • Jan Zukowski, bass
  • Tom Vickers compilation
  • Georgette Cartwright, creative services coordinator
  • Joel Brodsky, photography

John Hammond - The Vanguard Years - 2000 - Vanguard 79555

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