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The Blues Guitar & Harmonica of John Hammond

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    Introduction (6:30)


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    Just Your Fool (12:25)


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    Phonograph Blues (6:08)


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    Untrue Blues (10:01)


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    Honest I Do & Robert Geddens Tune in B Minor (14:04)


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    Come To Find Out Pt. 1 (12:51)


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    Come To Find Out Pt. 2 (11:12)


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    Drop Down Mama (11:09)


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    Hell Hound On My Trail & Come On in My Kitchen (6:52)


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    Terraplane Blues & Jitterbug Swing (5:47)


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    Slick Crown Vic (13:09)


John Hammond's passion and commitment to his music have inspired blues lovers throughout the world for more than forty years. Now guitarists (and harmonica players) can learn, up close, how John plays the songs, licks, grooves and soulful solos that make up his dynamic blues style.

John breaks down nearly a dozen songs from his vast repertoire, showing the scales, chord shapes, licks and turnarounds that define the country blues genre.

As he shares his musical ideas and techniques, he discusses his musical mentors and recounts colorful anecdotes that illustrate his long career as a touring blues musician.

You'll learn innumerable ways to improve your own blues playing, including the use of the slide and how to integrate the harp into your songs.

The whole lesson is enhanced by John's heartfelt performances of the songs he is teaching, which include Just Your Fool, Phonograph Blues, Hellhound on My Trail, Terraplane Blues, Come On in My Kitchen, Untrue Blues, Honest I Do, Drop Down Mama, Jitterbug Swing, Come to Find Out and Slick Crown Vic.


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From coffeehouses to concert halls, festivals and beyond, John Hammond has spent forty years entertaining blues, folk and rock audiences around the world, performing intense solo acoustic blues. A Grammy Award winner and four time nominee, Hammond is also a multiple W.C. Handy award winner who has shared the stage and/or recorded with many of the masters, including Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf.
 
John has recorded over twenty five albums and his passionate commitment to traditional blues made him the natural choice to host the BRAVO TV special and Sony Home Video, The Search for Robert Johnson. His 2003 release, Ready For Love, was produced by David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and is the perfect follow up to Wicked Grin, the acclaimed album produced by longtime friend Tom Waits and featuring all Waits' songs.

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    The Blues Guitar & Harmonica of John Hammond

    John Hammond's passion and commitment to his music have inspired blues lovers throughout the world for more than forty years. Now guitarists (and harmonica players) can learn, up close, how John plays the songs, licks, grooves and soulful solos that make up his dynamic blues style.

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