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John Hammond Shares His Harmonica Playing Inspirations in Concert.

Grammy Award-winning blues singer John Hammond performs two songs in Fresh Air's weekly performance segment. Hammond has performed for nearly twenty years, and in that time his style has evolved from straight-forward, rural blues to a harder-edged, urban style of blues. He is the son of music impresario John Hammond Sr. who helped launched and nurture the careers of Bob Dylan, Benny Goodman and Billie Holiday.


Other segments from the episode on July 21, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 21, 1989: Interview with George Wilson; Interview with John Hammond; Interview with David Cale; Commentary on the music of of Alva Rogers.


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