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Mississippi John Hurt (LP) Folk Songs and Blues (1963) Piedmont (PLP13157)

Mississippi John Hurt

Folk Songs and Blues

Piedmont (PLP13157) 


Rating: ***** (Good Shit)

Hurt had recorded a few sides for Okey in the 1920s (not big sellers), and then returned to share cropping.   67 more words

Music Reviews

Put your dollar down

I bet you, you bet me,
Apple don’t grow on a cottonwood tree.
Put your dollar down,
Put your dollar down,
Come on buddy, come and put your dollar down. 277 more words


Cruel Stack O'Lee

I loved Mississippi John Hurt’s Stack O’Lee Blues long before I knew it was based on a real murder.

Click here to listen to Mississippi John Hurt’s… 930 more words

Crime & Intrigue

Mississippi John Hurt

In the Summer or Fall of ’05 (I disremember when), I worked at Starbucks, and a confluence of events compelled me towards Dylan. One of the two Mikes who worked there was a passionate Bob Dylan fan, Starbucks was in peak Dylan promotional mode, and I had been desiring – for a long time – to dig deeper into his catalogue. 377 more words

John Fahey - On the Sunny Side of the Ocean

Since he passed away 15 years ago today, it seemed fitting to devote today’s track of the day to John Fahey. As I touched on in my post about… 348 more words

Track Of The Day

Happy Birthday Buffy

In honour of Buffy Sainte-Marie’s 75th birthday tomorrow (February 20) I thought I’d take the opportunity to recall one of my most cherished memories, seeing and hearing her perform at the 1964 Mariposa Folk Festival. 645 more words

General Interest

Mississippi John Hurt - Pay Day

In keeping with many masters of delta blues, Mississippi John Hurt did not receive much recognition until later in his life, though he is revered as a master of the style to this day. 206 more words

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