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- John Hammond and the Soul of American Music
- By: Dunstan Prial
- Narrated by: Ray Porter
- Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
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.
The Straw That Stirred The Drink
- By Timothy on 03-02-11
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