Sonntag, 23. September 2018

Mississippi John Hurt - Coffee Blues (1996)

John Smith Hurt (possibly 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. He worked as a sharecropper and began playing at dances and parties, singing to a melodious fingerpicked accompaniment. His first recordings, made for Okeh Records in 1928, were commercial failures, and he continued to work as a farmer.

Dick Spottswood and Tom Hoskins, a blues enthusiast, located Hurt in 1963 and persuaded him to move to Washington, D.C. He was recorded by the Library of Congress in 1964. This helped further the American folk music revival, which led to the rediscovery of many other bluesmen of Hurt's era. Hurt performed on the university and coffeehouse concert circuit with other Delta blues musicians who were brought out of retirement. He also recorded several albums for Vanguard Records.

Hurt returned to Mississippi in 1965, where he died, in Grenada, a year later.
  Material recorded by him has been re-released by many record labels. The compilation "Coffee Blues" was released in 1996 in France.

 1. Frankie & Albert 
  2. Talkin' Casey
  3. Trouble I Had All My Day
  4. Coffee Blues
  5. Hard Time In Old Town Tonight
  6. Chicken Blues
  7. Here I Am, Oh Lord Send Me
  8. Spike Driver Blues
  9. Rich Woman Blues

  10. Monday Morning Blues

Mississippi John Hurt - Coffee Blues (1996)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

4 Kommentare:

Bob Mac hat gesagt…

Many thanks.

muddyw123 hat gesagt…

Nice compi!

zero hat gesagt…

...and wonderful music.

Cri hat gesagt…

great stuff! you had more already from this guy!

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