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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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Mississippi John Hurt: The 1928 Sessions (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROC3402
 

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(2017/RockBeat) 13 Tracks - Restored recordings from the original 78rpm shellac platters remastered for and issued on CD in chronological order as originally released!

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Mississippi John Hurt: Live At Oberlin College 4-15-1965 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROC3387
 

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(2017/Back Beat) 21 Tracks - Ecopack - Previously unreleased live concert from 1965!

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Mississippi John Hurt: The Complete Vanguard Recordings (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDVSD1813
 

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this compilation simply is: perfect. His three 1960's studio albums in their entirity. The sound is superb! Hurt is an important part of American music history, a great personality and a warm-hearted person. Highly recommended! MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT - gtr/voc.

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Mississippi John Hurt: Today (180 g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: VSD79220
 

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(1966 'Vanguard') Pure Pleasure Neuauflage / Re-issue.

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Mississippi John Hurt: Memorial Anthology (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD99067
 

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(1964'Gene's') (129:22/28) Zuvor unveröffentlichte Live-Aufnahmen, sorgfältig zusammengestellt und restauriert / previously unreleased live recordings from one of the finest pickers of all time.

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Mississippi John Hurt: Live
Art-Nr.: CD79702
 

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(1965 'Vanguard') (78:12/24) Das komplette / the complete 'The Best Of Mississippi John Hurt' 2-LP album, plus three unreleased sides from the '65 'Newport Folk Festival' workshop * / enthält drei unveröffentlichte Titel *

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Mississippi John Hurt: Mississippi John Hurt
Art-Nr.: CDBC10
 

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(1927-29) (74:00/24)

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Mississippi John Hurt: Candy Man Blues (LP 180g Blue Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPSBLUE010
 

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(2013/Snapper Blues) 13 tracks. Historic blues recordings as a limited deluxe LP. 180 g pressure, blue vinyl, printed inner sleeves. The complete 1928 sessions of the folk blues legend.

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Mississippi John Hurt: 1928 Sessions
Art-Nr.: LPL1065
 

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Mississippi John Hurt: Discovery - The Rebirth Of Mississippi John H
Art-Nr.: CDSFR108
 

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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...

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Mississippi John Hurt: Essential Recordings: Candy Man Blues
Art-Nr.: CDROU2208
 

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'Best Of' compilation from the catalog of the largest independant record company in the US.

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