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Fighting 6 Strings

Following the unfortunate death of my first guitar at the hands of my mother I was fairly ambivalent about continuing with the instrument. It was a lot more difficult than I had anticipated, it hurt like hell and sounded like shit. 1,698 more words

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Avalon and Money, Mississippi

First timer?  In this formerly once-a-day blog (and now pretty much a once-every-three-or-four days blog), I have my computer select a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48).  1,579 more words

Mississippi John Hurt's grave, Avalon, Mississippi

Mississippi John Hurt (1892-1966) was one of the great early blues players from Mississippi.

He recorded 13 tracks for Okeh Records in 1928 and then faded into obscurity until two music researchers traced him to his home in… 199 more words

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American Primitive Guitar

May 1st, 2015 – Big Otis Records

The task of being an innovator – to spring a new twig on a well established branch of an idea, an art – is reserved to very few souls whom we – spectators, consumers – dote lofty, divine judgments for what has been offered.  406 more words


Bill Morrissey : Songs Of Mississippi John Hurt

(Philo / Rounder Records 1999)

Bill Morrissey, who passed away in 2011 at the age of 59, recorded these songs by Mississippi John Hurt with the stated intention not to record them note for note, as ‘I didn’t see the point’. 285 more words


Mississippi John Hurt - Stack O'Lee

Police Officer, How can it be?

You can ‘rest everybody but cruel Stack O’ Lee.

That bad man, oh, cruel Stack O’ Lee.

Billy de Lyon told Stack O’ Lee, “Please don’t take my life. 142 more words