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Mississippi John Hurt Discovery - The Rebirth Of Mississippi John H

Discovery - The Rebirth Of Mississippi John H
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After recording six tracks for OKeh in 1928, John Hurt disappeared into obscurity. In 1963, folf... more

Mississippi John Hurt: Discovery - The Rebirth Of Mississippi John H

After recording six tracks for OKeh in 1928, John Hurt disappeared into obscurity. In 1963, folf enthusiast were listening to a tape with 'Avalon Blues', one of the 1928 masters. Tom Hoskins, presuming Hurt was still living in Avalon, Missisippi, drove more than 1,000 miles in a beat-up Volkswagen bug. And he found John Hurt! This CD contains the recordings he made that special day in Hurts living room, songs, interviews, and family singing. Moving! - Digiap w/ Booklet. MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT - gtr/voc.

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Hurt, Mississippi John - Discovery - The Rebirth Of Mississippi John H CD 1
01 Cow Hookin' Blues
02 Interview: John & Jessie Hurt by Tom Hoskins
03 Nobody's Business
04 Casey Jones
05 Stack O'Lee
06 Richland Woman Blues
07 Coffee Blues
08 Do Lord, Remember Me
09 Take My Hand
10 Candy Man
11 Waiting For You
12 Conversation: A Song For Mr. Clark
13 Got The Blues
14 Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me
15 Ain't Nobody But You
16 Pallet On The Floor
17 Spike Driver Blues
18 Preaching On The Old Campground/Glory Glory
19 Louis Collins/End Of Session
Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi John Hurt, (born July 3, 1893, Teoc, Miss.; died November 2,... more
"Mississippi John Hurt"

Mississippi John Hurt

Mississippi John Hurt, (born July 3, 1893, Teoc, Miss.; died November 2, 1966, Grenada, Miss.) Mississippi John Hurt was a songster whose repertoire included a caressing, gentle version of the blues, handed-down folk songs, light rags, and ballads. Apart from a brief recording career in the late 1920s, Hurt lived nearly all of his life in obscurity until being rediscovered by folk fan Tom Hoskins in 1963. During the three years before his death in 1966, Hurt performed his soft-spoken, finger-picked blues and folk tunes at college coffeehouses and numerous festivals, in-cluding the Newport Folk Festival (1963 to 1965).

A favorite with the early-'60s folk crowd, who were touched by his untroubled voice and equally tranquil guitar picking, Hurt also appeared on national television, performed in the blues docu-mentary This Hour Has Seven Days, and recorded three albums for Vanguard Records. Hurt was raised in Mississippi, where he taught himself how to play guitar. He worked as a farmhand and often performed at local dances and socials. Hurt was discovered by an Okeh Records talent scout in 1928 and sent to Memphis and New York where he recorded thirteen sides, only seven of which were ever released. Hurt returned to Mississippi where he continued to do farm work and occasional performances in the Avalon area until age seventy-one, when Hoskins found him. Hurt was a major influence on the many folk artists who came of age in the early 1960s.

Everyone from Bob Dylan down has paid tribute to Hurt's inventive finger-picking technique and his humble brand of blues.

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