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Rough & Tough

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Rough & Tough
Rough & Tough


A well-travelled blues troubadour, 'Rough & Tough' by John Hammond (his 36th album) features him with just his guitars and harmonica, revisiting songs by the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf & Blind Willie McTell, plus a couple of originals and even a cover of "Chattanooga Choo Choo".

Critics have described Hammond as a white Robert Johnson, and on 'Rough & Tough' Hammond does justice to classic blues by combining powerful guitar and harmonica playing with expressive vocals and a dignified stage presence.

Son of legendary Columbia Records producer John Hammond II, Hammond has been immersed in the blues since the mid-1960s. Along the way, he has recorded with such legendary figures as Dr. John, Duane Allman, Charlie Musselwhite and members of The Band but is best-known as the solo guitar man, harmonica slung in a rack around his neck, reinterpreting classic blues songs from the 1930s, '40s, and '50s.

Personnel: John Hammond (vocals, guitars, harmonica)


  1. Name
  2. My Mind is Ramblin'
  3. Still a Fool
  4. Up the Line
  5. My Time After Awhile
  6. Got To Find My Baby
  7. She's Tough
  8. Chattanooga Choo Choo
  9. Statesboro Blues
  10. I Can Tell
  11. Get Behind the Mule
  12. No Place to Go
  13. Slick Crown Vic
  14. Come to Find Out
  15. It Hurts Me Too
  16. I Can't Be Satisfied
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