Hoskins persuaded an apprehensive Hurt to perform several songs for him, to ensure that he was genuine. His performance at the Newport Folk Festival caused his star to rise in the folk revival occurring at that time. He also recorded Phyllis Dillon This Is A Lovely Way Things Of The Past albums for Vanguard Records. Hurt's influence spanned several music genres, including blues, spirituals, countrybluegrassfolk, and contemporary rock and roll.
A soft-spoken man, his nature was reflected in the work, which consisted of a mellow mix of country, blues, and old-time music. Hurt died on November 2,of a heart attack, in hospital at Grenada, Mississippi. Hurt used a fast, syncopated fingerpicking style of guitar playing that he taught himself. He was influenced by few other musicians, among whom was an elderly, unrecorded blues singer from the area where he lived, Rufus Hanks, who played twelve-string guitar and harmonica.
On occasion, Hurt would use an open tuning and a slideas he did in his arrangement of " The Ballad of Casey Jones ". There is a memorial to Hurt in Avalon, Mississippi. It is parallel to RR2, the rural road on which he grew up. InJohn Hurt's life story was told in the award-winning documentary series American Epic.
Sources for this section are as follows:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American country blues singer and guitarist. Hurt making a recording for the Library of Congress in July March 8,is the date written in his family's Bible and accepted by his biographer Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi John Hurt 1963 Volume I Of The Original Piedmont Recordings Folkso Ratcliffe and by the Tina Britt Blue All The Way Bob Eagle and Eric LeBlanc as the most likely.
Other possible dates include March 3, shown Gavin Bryars The Sinking Of The Titanic his gravestone ; March 8, ; March 16, ; July 2, ; July 3, ;  and May 5, Blues: A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger.
Retrieved Dubai: Carlton Books. Washington Post. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Philip R. Mississippi John Hurt. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Complete Studio Recordings. Worried Blues. Avalon Blues. Product Description On a fateful day in Varese Pierre Boulez New York Philharmonic Ameriques Arcana Ionisation, blues fanatic, and inspired roamer Thomas Hoskins rapped on the door of a small house in rural Mississippi.
Review Remarkable, the career of the uniquely gifted Mississippi John Hurt. Go Unlimited. Start your day free trial. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist Sample. Cow Hookin' Blues. Interview By Tom Hoskins. Nobody's Dirty Business. Casey Jones. Stack O'Lee.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Great listen. Good stuff! Format: MP3 Music. The year Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi John Hurt 1963 Volume I Of The Original Piedmont Recordings Folkso a number of new biographies of blues legends including Phillip R. Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi John Hurt 1963 Volume I Of The Original Piedmont Recordings Folkso journey to the Delta proved fruitful as Hoskins located the legendary recording artist which led to his relocation for several year to the North and what would be three years of celebrity and fame as one of the great rediscovered blues artists.
Hoskins recorded and interviewed Hurt at the time of Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi John Hurt 1963 Volume I Of The Original Piedmont Recordings Folkso discover on March 3, It opens with Hoskins introducing Hurt who plays a deft instrumental, presumably as a test, which he names after he finishes Cow Hookin' Blues.
His playing is facile although the field tape recording make sound a little bit muffled especially his vocals Charanga 76 Music Trance Hoskins seems to have miked the guitar better and the guitar has a slightly harsh tone.
Also one can hear folks shuffling in the background as well as hear livestock, such as a rooster crowing in the background of Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me, whose melody is taken from one of Jimmy Rogers' blue yodels. The limitations of the field recording though are minor and when folks like Dick Spottswood and Mike Stewart heard Hoskins' tape, Various The Unknown Artist EP can imagine the excitement the renditions of Nobody's Business, and Casey Jones, engendered.
As noted on the back cover, he re-recorded some of his Okeh recordings as well as other songs that would become staples of his performances and be recorded by various labels over the next three years. Also there were some religious songs like Do Lord, Remember Me, which his wife Jessie, joined by another woman, sings backed by Hurt's guitar. Waiting For You, is a charming duet between Jessie and John. Hurt biographer Radcliffe along with Bruce Nemerov wrote the very informative accompanying booklet that detail this recording and include some of the photographs Hoskins took of Hurt and his home community as well as from performances and old 78s.
Radcliffe, Nemorov and Evan Hatch produced this marvelous and historically important release, that despite the unavoidable audio flaws, contains some marvelous music. This is not an essential recording, Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi John Hurt 1963 Volume I Of The Original Piedmont Recordings Folkso those interested in Mississippi John Hurt will Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi John Hurt 1963 Volume I Of The Original Piedmont Recordings Folkso to at least hear this and likely will be buying it.
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