Based in San Francisco, Hammer was composed of singer John DeRoberts, drummer John Guerin, keyboardist Norman Landsberg, bass player Richie McBride, and guitarist Jack O'Brian. The band's lucky break came in 1969 when they attracted a mentor in the form of the legendary Bill Graham. Graham showcased the band with a number of opening act performances at the Fillmore East and West, quickly signing them to his Atlantic Records affiliated San Francisco label.(badcatrecords)
Their sole album released in 1970 by San Francisco Records (SD 203).From this album i chose the instrumental funky "Tuane" with latin percussion and nice solos from O'Brien and Landsberg.
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