John Hammond [pipe organ player]

John Henry Hammond II (December 15, 1910 – July 10, 1987) was an American record producer, civil rights activist, and music critic from the 1930s to the early 1980s. In his service as a talent scout, Hammond became one of the most influential figures in 20th-century popular music. He is the father of famous blues musician John P. Hammond.

Hammond was instrumental in sparking or furthering numerous musical careers, including those of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Charlie Christian, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Big Joe Turner, Pete Seeger, Babatunde Olatunji, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Freddie Green, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Russell, Jim Copp, Asha Puthli, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Michael Bloomfield. He is also largely responsible for the revival of delta blues artist Robert Johnson's music.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 15th, 1910 (New York City), Died July 10th, 1987 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: pipe organ

Notes: Pseudonym for John Hammond.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W145039 10-in. 10/28/1927 Aloha oe John Hassel Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Columbia W145040 10-in. 10/28/1927 Blue Danube waltz John Hassel Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Columbia W145041 10-in. 10/28/1927 By the waters of Minnetonka John Hassel Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Columbia W145042 10-in. 10/28/1927 Drowsy waters John Hassel Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Columbia W146223 10-in. 4/28/1928 Gypsy love song John Hassel Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Columbia W146224 10-in. 4/28/1928 'O sole mio John Hassel Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Columbia W146225 10-in. 4/28/1928 Love me, and the world is mine John Hassel Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Columbia W146226 10-in. 4/28/1928 La paloma John Hassel Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hammond, John [pipe organ player]," accessed August 7, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/319790.

Hammond, John [pipe organ player]. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 7, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/319790.

"Hammond, John [pipe organ player]." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 7 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/319790

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