John Hammond: From Bessie Smith to Bruce Springsteen


60m 1990

Brief Synopsis

A documentary chronicling fifty years of popular music with the late veteran music producer John Hammond, who is credited with discovering and promoting Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, and Count Basie. Features interviews with popular artists Hammond discovered and recorded as well as other friends an

Film Details

Also Known As
American Masters (08/20/90), Fifty Years of Music With John Hammond
Release Date
1990

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

A documentary chronicling fifty years of popular music with the late veteran music producer John Hammond, who is credited with discovering and promoting Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, and Count Basie. Features interviews with popular artists Hammond discovered and recorded as well as other friends and associates. A presentation of "American Masters."

Film Details

Also Known As
American Masters (08/20/90), Fifty Years of Music With John Hammond
Release Date
1990

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

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