Mississippi John Hurt
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1893-07-03
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Mississippi John Hurt

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John Smith Hurt, better known as Mississippi John Hurt (July 3, 1893 or March 8, 1892 – November 2, 1966) was an American country blues singer and guitarist. Raised in Avalon, Mississippi, Hurt taught himself how to play the guitar around ...

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Biography

John Smith Hurt, better known as Mississippi John Hurt (July 3, 1893 or March 8, 1892 – November 2, 1966) was an American country blues singer and guitarist.

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Salty Dog
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Salty Dog
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Since I’ve Laid My Burden Down
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Since I’ve Laid My Burden Down
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Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor
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Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor
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It Ain't Nobody's Business
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It Ain't Nobody's Business
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Candy Man Blues
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Candy Man Blues
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Trouble
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Trouble
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I'm Satisfied
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I'm Satisfied
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If You Don't Want Me Baby
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If You Don't Want Me Baby
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Stack O' Lee Blues
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Stack O' Lee Blues
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Frankie
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Frankie
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Spike Driver Blues
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Spike Driver Blues
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Monday Morning Blues
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Monday Morning Blues
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Keep on Knocking
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Keep on Knocking
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Chicken
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Chicken
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Avalon Blues
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Avalon Blues
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Lonesome Valley
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Lonesome Valley
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Louis Collins
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Louis Collins
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Richland Woman Blues
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Richland Woman Blues
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Trouble I Had All My Days
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Trouble I Had All My Days
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Spanish Fandango
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Spanish Fandango
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Big Leg Blues
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Big Leg Blues
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Mississippi John Hurt Biography

John Smith Hurt, better known as Mississippi John Hurt (July 3, 1893 or March 8, 1892 – November 2, 1966) was an American country blues singer and guitarist.

Raised in Avalon, Mississippi, Hurt taught himself how to play the guitar around age nine. Singing to a melodious finger-picked accompaniment, he began to play local dances and parties while working as a sharecropper. He first recorded for Okeh Records in 1928, but these recordings were commercial failures. Hurt then drifted out of the recording scene and continued to work as a farmer. Tom Hoskins, a blues enthusiast, located Hurt in 1963 and convinced him to relocate to Washington, D.C. where he was recorded by the Library of Congress in 1964. This helped further the American folk music revival, which had led to the rediscovery of many other bluesmen of Hurt's era. Hurt entered the university and coffeehouse concert circuit with other Delta blues musicians brought out of retirement. As well as playing concerts, he recorded several albums for Vanguard Records.

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