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Tell me who you love

So you see, nothing changes,
Nothing ever changes

And even though I’m behind enemy lines
I still dream of running careless through the snow

11-22… 43 more words


Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me

Mississippi John Hurt’s Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me came out in 1966. I learned of this song while searching for Chicken of The Sea commercials. 81 more words


Saturday Matinee - Mississippi John Hurt, Jimi Hendrix & Stevie Ray Vaughan

Mississippi John Hurt sings a classic spiritual.

Jimi Hendrix – no slouch on a reversed and restrung 12-string.

Stevie Ray Vaughan burns it. The clip is apparently from a television show in France, date unknown. 38 more words


Roots music break: "Spike Driver Blues"

This is the hammer that killed John Henry
But it won’t kill me,
But it won’t kill me,
But it won’t kill me

Take this hammer and carry it to my captain… 999 more words


"Blues for Mississippi John Hurt" / a poem by Tom Evans

John Hurt walked down a dusty track

with a knapsack on his back;

Taking his time, whistling and singing,

he warn’t in no hurry.

He would pause, set down a spell, 122 more words

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