John Hammond is one of the few Caucasian blues musicians who was part of the first blues revival of the mid-1960s. This revival was spurred by the renewed interest in folk music, and also boosted the careers of blues musicians Mississippi John Hurt and Skip James. Hammond, sometimes referred to as a white Robert Johnson, had a powerful stage presence as he combined explosive guitar and harmonica with very expressive vocal ability. John Hammond was born in 1942 in New York City, and is the son of the well-known Columbia records talent scout John Hammond Senior. He grew up loving guitar and his life changed after seeing Jimmy Reed play at the Apollo theater. Hammond has had a long and successful career playing with such musicians as Robbie Robertson, Duane Allman, Dr. John, and Michael Bloomfield. He even provided advice to young Jimi Hendrix in 1966 when he was just getting started. We recommend starting your John Hammond vinyl collection with his essential Sooner or Later as well as I Can Tell. Our LP inventory is constantly changing, so check back often, or browse our list of vinyl from blues musicians.