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    • The Producer

    • John Hammond and the Soul of American Music
    • By: Dunstan Prial
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The son of a Vanderbilt heiress, John Hammond listened to jazz records with his parents’ servants, went to Harlem as a teenager, and became a regular in clubs where very few white faces ever appeared. Taking a little family money, Hammond went across racial lines in pre-World War II America and came back with recordings of some of the greatest jazz musicians in history. By age twenty-two, he had convinced Benny Goodman to integrate his band and made his first big discovery: Billie Holiday.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Straw That Stirred The Drink

    • By Timothy on 03-02-11
    • John Hammond and the Soul of American Music
    • By: Dunstan Prial
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 02-04-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

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