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Derek & Dominoes at the Capitol

Jon Tiven, New Haven Rock Press, 1970

Hammer was the first group to meet the Clapton-hungry crowd at the Capitol. They're a second generation San Francisco band of a vocalist who sings notes rather than words (a la Clark Terry) most of the time, the usual speedy Les Paul guitarist, a very good drummer, a decent organist, and a fair bassist. They played enjoyable music, nothing that exceptional, and got a fair reception from the audience.

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