John Hammond-The Producer


Check out this fab book by Dunstan Prial about Columbia music producer John Hammond, who after all discovered Bob Dylan!

Quote from the book: “His genius has been the acuity of his vision of American life, his ability to internalize his observations and experiences, and his artistry in retelling them in a penetrating and dramatic poetry that overwhelms his hearers. With persistence and intensity he has opposed war profiteers, lynchers, racists, and all forms of injustice…He helped shape the attitudes of a generation, and God knows his unique and uncompromising albums transformed Columbia Records.” (Hammond on Dylan)

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Special thanks to Mike Pascuzzi and Dunstan Prial.

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