John Hammond

Album of the Week 3-16-24

Afternoon folks!

It's a good week when you lead off with Muddy Waters. After that there's compilations from J.B. Lenoir and Horace Silver - the latter is a jazzy blues performer for those not instantly familiar. In the blues-rock category there's a live double album of the Paul Butterfield Band, a Robin Trower album and a John Hammond album. Following that there's a Doc & Merle Watson album and we finish up with a rock album by a lesser-known band, Tin Huey.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the tunes!

Album of the Week 12-2-23

Afternoon folks!

This week we've got a mess of good stuff. We've got a James Cotton album to lead off, followed by a compilation of old Falcons records - a really great r&b/doo-wop group that had some enormous talents pass through it over the years. Following that there's a movie soundtrack album with Mike Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites, Paul Butterfield and Maria Muldaur on it. I think that it's kind of an overlooked album given the talent on it. After that there's a mid-70's John Hammond album with a bunch of good stuff on it followed by Johnny Winter backed up by the Muddy Waters band including James Cotton and Muddy Waters who sings on the last cut. We've got a JJ Cale (kinda greatest hits) compilation and to finish up, for a little diversity there's a Joe Ely album, probably his best one.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Album of the Week 11-4-23

Afternoon folks!

There's a big haul of good stuff this week starting off with 3 (count 'em) 3(!) blues albums. There's albums by Chicago blues guy Eddy Clearwater, Louisiana swamp blues harmonica player Lazy Lester and from the Pacific Northwest there's the Delvon LaMarr organ trio. In the blues-rock category we start off with an often overlooked album from Mike Bloomfield, John Hammond and Dr. John - whenever I used to play it on the air people would call the station to ask what is that? After that there's albums by Robin Trower, and the J. Geils Band.

If all that leaves you feeling like you want to mellow out, there's a lesser-known Van Morrison album and we finish off with acoustic guitarist Norman Blake recorded live.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Album of the Week - 11-19-22

Afternoon folks!

Surprise! More great blues this week with Champion Jack Dupree (and Mickey Baker on guitar) as well as a nice of compilation of older blues tunes, many by obscure artists worth a listen. There's a solo acoustic album from John Hammond, The Butterfield Blues Band's East-West album and a more or less straight up rock album by Dr. Feelgood. There's also an interesting album from Geoff and Maria Muldaur, a Steeleye Span album and a David Bromberg album to boot.

Enjoy!