John Smith Hurt (March 3, 1892 – November 2, 1966), better known as Mississippi John Hurt, was an American country blues singer and guitarist. Raised in Avalon, Mississippi, Hurt taught himself to play the guitar around the age of nine. His first recordings, made for Okeh Records in 1928, were commercial failures, and he continued to work as a farmer.
Compilation album by Mississippi John Hurt. Nobody's Dirty Business. Candy Man. Got the Blues Can't Be Satisfied. Praying on the Old Camp Ground.
Mississippi John Hurt album bestography. Higher ranked This album (9,131st) Lower ranked (9,131st) -The Original 1928 RecordingsThe Original 1928 Recordings. Members who like this album also like: A Gift From A Flower To A Garden by Donovan, McCartney by Paul McCartney and Future Days by Can. Listen to The Original 1928 Recordings on YouTube. The Original 1928 Recordings track list. Your feedback for The Original 1928 Recordings.
The Original 1928 Recordings (LP, Comp). Spokane Records (2). SPL 1001. Mississippi John Hurt. 1928 - His First Recordings (LP, Comp). 1928 Sessions (LP, Comp).
That Mississippi John Hurt was "rediscovered" living only a mile away from the crossroads hamlet of Avalon, MS, deduced from the title of a 78-rpm recording he'd made in 1928, by a young guitar player from Washington, DC, named Tom Hoskins, is a miracle we all should be grateful for. That Hurt could still play and sing as well in 1963 when Hoskins found him as he did in 1928 is another praiseworthy miracle. These recordings have long been some of the most difficult to find in the Mississippi John Hurt catalogue. This is ironic in that they are among the finest recordings Hurt ever made. Recorded during two marathon recording sessions in the summer of 1963, this is the second batch of material Hurt recorded after his rediscovery. The first batch was recorded in April of that same year. I can't say enough about these Library of Congress recordings or about Mississippi John Hurt, in general.
Mississippi John Hurt's latter-day recordings after his rediscovery have somewhat obscured the importance of these debut sides - the ones that made his rediscovery an idea initially worth pursuing. Archival recordings such as Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings are the collector's items that made his rep in the first place, and stand as some of the most poetic and beautiful of all country blues recordings.
American Epic: The Best of Mississippi John Hurt. American Epic: The Best of Mississippi John Hurt is a compilation album released to accompany the American Epic documentary films in 2017. It collects all the surviving performances from Mississippi John Hurt's first two recording sessions for OKeh Records in Memphis and New York City in 1928. The performances are cited as some of the greatest recordings of the 1920s.
Mississippi John Hurt recorded 13 country-blues songs for the Okeh Electric Records company in 1928. Actually, he never left his hometown of Avalon, Mississippi. His winsome music-from the John Henry tale "Spike Driver Blues" to the smilingly off-color "Candy Man Blues"-is essential listening. Bear with the surface noise of the 78s. - -Frank John Hadley 1993.
Album · 2012 · 40 Songs. The Best of Mississippi John Hurt. Blues: The Library of Congress Recordings, Vol. 1. 2004. 2. 2005. Avalon Blues - The Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings. Mississippi John Hurt: Complete Studio Recordings.