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Discovery: The Rebirth of Mississippi John Hurt

by Mississippi John Hurt

Tom Hoskins travelled to Avalon, Mississippi in March, 1963 in hopes of paying respects to the assumed dead folk singer Mississippi John Hurt. Little did he know his journey would lead him to the living room of a very-much-alive Hurt to record this album.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Cow Hookin' Blues
3:06 $0.99
2. Interview By Tom Hoskins
15:41 $0.99
3. Nobody's Dirty Business
2:50 $0.99
4. Casey Jones
3:40 $0.99
5. Stack O'Lee
3:11 $0.99
6. Richland Woman Blues
2:57 $0.99
7. Coffee Blues
2:03 $0.99
8. Do Lord, Remember Me
2:10 $0.99
9. Take My Hand
2:18 $0.99
10. Candy Man
2:29 $0.99
11. Waiting for You
5:01 $0.99
12. Conversation: A Song for Mr. Clark
1:21 $0.99
13. Got the Blues
1:45 $0.99
14. Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me
3:34 $0.99
15. Ain't Nobody but You
1:48 $0.99
16. Pallet On the Floor
5:37 $0.99
17. Spike Driver Blues
1:49 $0.99
18. Preaching On the Old Campground/ Glory Glory
3:15 $0.99
19. Louis Collins / End of Session
3:45 $0.99
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Album Notes
On a fateful day in 1963 guitarist, blues fanatic, and inspired roamer Thomas Hoskins rapped on the door of a small house in rural Mississippi. The house was the end of a long, twisted road for Hoskins and the beginning of a new, unknown road traveled with Mississippi John Hurt. His love of blues music and its players, his unencumbered sense of adventure and manic dedication led Tom Hoskins to this modest front stoop in Avalon, Mississippi.

Inside the house Hoskins found found an amiable, humble man, who farmed to make a living. John Hurt was surrounded by family and friends. He hadn't owned a guitar in years, and was amazed that a young white man had sought him out 35 years after his last recording sessions. Hoskins gave Hurt his guitar and turned on his reel to reel recorder. The results of the session are now available.

These "lost" recordings have never been heard by the general public and provide a window into a period before John Hurt became a professional musician and the most respected songster in the American folk movement. Keep checking back to Spring Fed Records for more information concerning this never published historic recording. Come back. Get Fed.



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