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Rediscovered
Mississippi John Hurt
Rediscovered
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop
 
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John Hurt's playful country blues was first heard in the late 1920s, when he recorded a handful of poorly selling sides for Okeh Records. It wasn't until his rediscovery during the 1960s folk revival that his remarkable ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Mississippi John Hurt
Title: Rediscovered
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vanguard Records
Release Date: 8/11/1998
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Traditional Blues, Acoustic Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 015707951920, 090204663262

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John Hurt's playful country blues was first heard in the late 1920s, when he recorded a handful of poorly selling sides for Okeh Records. It wasn't until his rediscovery during the 1960s folk revival that his remarkable talent was fully appreciated. Hurt's rediscovery only lasted a few years--he died in 1966--but his legacy, preserved on several albums recorded for Vanguard during that period, is indeed daunting. Hurt's intricate fingerpicking style--evidenced here on popular pieces like "Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor," "Richland Women Blues," "Salty Dog Blues," and "Candy Man"--went on to influence a generation of urban folk and blues artists. His music remains a sweet reminder of the pre-depression-era ragtime blues of which he was a humble and subtle master. --Billy Altman

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CD Reviews

A Great Talent
05/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"John Hurt is the only musician I know of who can, on one guitar, simultaneously play a bassline, chords, and a melody, and sing at the same time! You may think the best guitar player is Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughan, but I disagree. They were fast, but Hurt is a true guitar master. "Coffee Blues," "Pallet on Your Floor," "Monday Morning Blues," and "StaggoLee" are fantastic songs, great for summer driving and to sing along with."
John is my friend
Lowell D Mead | Palo Alto, CA United States | 12/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my favorite feel-good sing-along album. There is not a bad vibe in this guy's being, as far as I can tell. The songs are all great, John's voice is warm and rounded, his guitar picking is a treat, it's just goodness all around and I dig it. There's nobody else out there like this (if there is, please let me know!)."
This is the blues
Peter Imes | Columbus, MS United States | 04/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mississippi John Hurt is raw blues. Only he and his guitar star in most of the songs on Rediscovered and the two of them make for an incredible listening experience. Each song has meat to it-- stories that will hold your attention, make you smile and make you relax. Put this CD on, grab some iced tea, go out on the porch with a book and take it easy."