Samstag, 15. April 2017

Mississippi John Hurt - Worried Blues 1963

Together with 1963's "Avalon Blues" (as opposed to the similarly titled compendium of 1928 recordings), "Worried Blues" represents the best of Mississippi John Hurt's later work, following his rediscovery in the early 1960s.

As much a folk musician as a bluesman, Hurt included traditional and devotional music as well as blues in his oeuvre. His wide-ranging repertoire here is highlighted by "Farther Along" and "Oh Mary, Don't You Weep." Accompanied only by his guitar, Hurt is a compelling, engaging performer who eschews gimmickry. The ease with which he plays creates a peacefulness at the center of this music that's undeniably appealing. --Genevieve Williams


1Lazy Blues3:20
2Farther Along3:51
3Sliding Delta5:09
4Nobody Cares For Me3:38
5Cow Hooking Blues No. 23:46
6Talkin' Casey4:51
7Weeping And Wailing4:11
8Worried Blues4:43
9Oh Mary Don't You Weep3:26
10I Been Cryin' Since You Been Gone3:09

Mississippi John Hurt - Worried Blues 1963
(256 kbps, cover art included)

4 Kommentare:

muddyw123 hat gesagt…

TX. for this great post!

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome!

Feilimid O'Broin hat gesagt…

Mississippi John Hurt and Mance Lipscomb are my two favorite songsters; their music transcended the limitations that the race records industry sought to impose upon black musicians and artists of their era. I am grateful that you have given exposure to both and re-posted their recordings from time to time. I am biased but in my opinion they are giants as significant as other much more widely known musicians of the blues and folk eras in this country and their music still sounds refreshingly new to me. Thanks a lot for all you do.

zero hat gesagt…

For me, this music is a wonderful gift. Glad you like it too. Best wishes.

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