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Audio: Mississippi John Hurt "I shall not be moved"

Biography by Bruce Eder

No blues singer ever presented a more gentle, genial image than Mississippi John Hurt (1892-1966). A guitarist with an extraordinarily lyrical and refined fingerpicking style, he also sang with a warmth unique in the field of blues, and the gospel influence in his music gave it a depth and reflective quality unusual in the field. 315 more words

Social Justice

December 27, 1895: You Can Step on My Blue Suede Shoes, But Don't You Touch My Stetson

The night was clear and the moon was yellow
And the leaves came tumbling down

Many of us remember the hit recording from 1959 about an unfortunate bit of a barroom business between Billy Lyon and his good friend Stagger Lee. 325 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Demystifying the mutation of music genres [Mississippi delta blues + folk + rock ‘n roll]

Blues singer Mississippi John Hurt never got the credit he deserved. I mean, what African-American musician born in the late 1800’s did? He came into this world in 1893 – barely free, broke, and somehow discovered his own unique style that easily turned him into a musical treasure.  545 more words

Music

365 Days of Album Recommendations - Sep 25

Mississippi John Hurt – Last Sessions

I was talking about this with my missus today; how strange it is to feel that you’ve learned so much from someone—so much that has impacted your life, and has shaped who you are—when it’s someone you’ve never met. 98 more words

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Blues for Sunday Morning

I woke up this morning and made a sweet lazy Sunday playlist of (mostly) downhome blues. You can listen to it here, or just scroll to the bottom of this post. 307 more words

The Past Five Historic Days In Music

Day One.

John Smith Hurt was born in Teoc, Mississippi, on July 3, 1893. He grew up to be the singer, finger-style guitarist, recording artist and performer know around the world as Mississippi John Hurt. 338 more words

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365 Days of Album Recommendations - July 1

Mississippi John Hurt – Complete Studio Recordings

Once you’ve meditated on the 1928 recordings like a Zen student trying to wrap their heads around what “Mu” is, you might consider jumping up to these recordings. 38 more words

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