Join our mailing list!
(Your shopping cart is empty)
Diane Publishing Books
Producer: John Hammond and the Soul of American Music
Our Price: $16.00
Sale Price: $
You save $4.80!
Dunstan Prial (au)
John Hammond was a Manhattan rich kid with a fascination with jazz. He listened to records with his parentsí servants, ventured into Harlem as a teenager, and became a regular in jazz clubs where few white faces ever appeared. Hammond crossed racial lines in pre-WW2 America and came back with recordings of some of the greatest jazz musicians in history. By age 25, he had convinced Benny Goodman to integrate his band and made his first big discovery: Billie Holiday. Then, as jazz gave way to pop and rock, Hammond championed Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Here, Hammondís life becomes the story of American pop music since the 1930s, a tale of a man at the center of things, with his ears open. Illus.
Karluk: The Great Untold Story of Arctic Exploration
Illustrated Jewish Bible for Children
Arizona Wetlands & Waterfowl
History of the New York Central System
In the Combat Zone: Special Forces Since 1945
Share your knowledge of this product with other customers...
Be the first to write a review
Diane Publishing Co
PO Box 617
Darby, PA 19023-0617
Become an Affiliate
Send Us Feedback
Copyright ï¿½ 2004 Diane Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.