John Hammond On Record, An Autobiography Ridge Press/Summit Books 1977
Title: On Record, An Autobiography
Author: John Hammond (with Irving Townsend)
Format: Hardcover with no jacket
Publisher: Ridge Press/Summit Books 1977
Size: 6 x 9.5
Synopsis: "Anyone interested in the history of American music should know about John Hammond. Certainly a person of his time, he lived during a period when music meant something and had to be experienced in person. The list of musicians he helped is mind-blowing: Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and others. The list is truly amazing!
Hammond's stories about these and other musicians would be enough for me, but I also appreciated his telling about his causes for racial equality. His concern and commitment in racial matters nearly equals that of his music pursuits. As a music teacher myself, I have seen over and over how music plays a vital part of social change. In that regard, Hammond knew what he was doing and certainly affected the breakdown of racial barriers." cf Review on Amazon
Overall Condition: Very good with some slight cover wear. A picture is worth a 1000 words so please look at the images.
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