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John Hammond Pays Tribute to Robert Johnson.

Grammy Award-winning blues singer John Hammond performs two songs by blues musician Robert Johnson 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.

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Other segments from the episode on August 18, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 18, 1989: Interview with Bill Joy; Commentary on Robert Johnson; Interview with Kathleen Meyer; Commentary on expatriates sharing language and music.

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