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John Hammond: Singin' The Blues

Jim Esposito, The Gainesville Sun, 13 October 1974

JOHN HAMMOND is sitting on a black wooden box hunched over his guitar, which is balanced on a two-by-four suspended between two wooden chairs in a dark, cramped corner behind Fat Chance's piano on the stage of the Longbranch Saloon. It was easy to see why Jimmy Hines, the pub's proprietor, laughed when I asked where John Hammond's dressing room was. The dark, cramped corner behind the house band's piano WAS John Hammond's dressing room.

Total word count of piece: 1965


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