Read a recent review from the Washington Post of the new John Hurt tribute album. It contains an interesting recap of this very special artist's rediscovery and impact on the 60's Folk Scene.

Mississippi John Hurt

Memorial Anthology

(A Two CD Set)

GCD 9906/7
Disc One
1. Slidin' Delta
2. Salty Dog
3. Louis Collins
4. Staggerlee
5. Monday Mornin' Blues
6. Comin' Home
7. Candyman Blues 
8. A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight 
9. K.C. Jones Blues 
10. Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor 
11. You Can't Come In 
12. Joe Turner 
13. Spanish Flangdang
14. Lonesome Am I
15. I Shall Not Be Moved
16. C.C. Rider
17. Trouble Blues
Disc Two
1. Lovin' Spoonful
2. Richland Woman Blues
3. Frankie & Albert
4. Creole Belle
5. Chicken
6. Pete Seeger/John Hurt Interview (31:27)
7. Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me
8. Nobody's Dirty Business
9. Stop Time (Buck Dance)
10. Worried Blues
11. Avalon Blues

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John Hurt was born in Teoc, MS, July 3, 1893. He died November 2, 1966 in Grenada, MS.

Mississippi John Hurt's mid-'60s performances were usually distinctive and sometimes staggering. His guitar work was crisp, attractive and frequently brilliant, although his vocals were the real hook. Hurt's narratives, storytelling ability and general communicative powers were at their peak on this two-CD set, which has languished in a vault for nearly 30 years. Hurt covers such traditional numbers as "C.C. Rider" and "Staggerlee" with vigor, plays several originals, sometimes shifts to gospel, and does everything in an unassuming way that nevertheless grabs your attention. The set's treasure is a 31-minute interview with Pete Seeger in which Hurt lays bare his life, times and personality, doing so in the same steady, casual, gripping fashion that underscored his singing and playing. -- Ron Wynn, All Music Guide. *A Best of Artist Pick.*

 

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