Finally, that the Library of Congress showed the interest and was able to induce Hurt to come to the Coolidge Auditorium in DC in July of 1963 and record dozens of songs as the crowning achievement of his legacy is perhaps the biggest miracle of all, capped off with the fact that all of us now can enjoy those recorded gems with this.
BLUES-THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS RECORDINGS VOL. 1), VOL. 2 reveals all the delights of this legendary bluesman. Over two discs and 37 tracks, Hurt delivers versions of some of his best-known songs ("Nobody's Dirty Business," Stackolee"), spirituals ("Will the Circle Be Unbroken"), and popular songs ("You Are My Sunshine"). Hurt's soothing, pleasant style of rural blues wears particularly well here; VOL. 2 makes an excellent companion to the first Library of Congress set, and would make a fine addition to any blues collection.
John Smith Hurt, better known as Mississippi John Hurt (July 3, 1893 or March 8, 1892 - November 2, 1966) was an American country blues singer and guitarist.
His easy, gentle singing voice and deft guitar picking abilities were still intact and undiminished, and where some of his hard-living contemporaries suffered from alcoholism, Alzheimer's, or just plain crankiness when they emerged into the bright lights of the folk- and- blues- revivals, Hurt projected a calm, unaffected professionalism
Guitar, Vocals – Mississippi John Hurt Interviewer – Richard Spottswood, Joseph Hickerson. Fuel 2000, Varèse Sarabande – 302 061 407 2 (US). Recorded on the stage of the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, July 15 & 23, 1963. Thanks to snobb for the addition. BLUES: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS RECORDINGS music. Blues: The Library of Congress Recordings, Vol. 1 Remastered Fuel. 1 Contents.
Popular albums by this artist. The Best of Mississippi John Hurt.
The story behind these sessions is typical for bluesmen of Mississippi John Hurt's generation. Hurt made some milestone recordings in the late '20s and then disappeared. He was tracked down by a young blues hound in the early '60s, at the height of the folk/blues boom. In 1964, Hurt ran through his influential repertoire for a series of recordings by the Library of Congress.
Today! (Mississippi John Hurt album). Today! is the second studio album, but third body of work recorded by folk/country blues musician Mississippi John Hurt. It was released in 1966 by Vanguard Records. This album contains some of the first commercial material recorded after his "rediscovery" in 1963, and is the first he recorded for Vanguard.
Vanguard Visionaries: Mississippi John Hurt 2007. Blues: The Library Of Congress Recordings Vol. 1 CD1 2004. Masters Of Country Blues Guitar: Mississippi John Hurt CD1 2007. Avalon Blues: The Library Of Congress Sessions July. Masters Of Country Blues Guitar: Mississippi John Hurt CD2 2007. 1 CD2 2004. Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings 1996. The Complete Studio Recordings: Last Sessions CD3 2000. The Best Of Mississippi John Hurt (Reissued 1987) (Cassette) 1970. Coffee Blues (Live) 1996. Memorial Anthology CD1 1993. Mississippi John Hurt Revisited (Live) 2001. Satisfying Blues (Live) 1995. Ain't No Tellin' (Live) 1998.
John Hurt, Missippi John Hurt, Missisippi John Hurt, Mississippi John, Mississippi John S. Hurt. Mississippi John Hurt. Last Sessions (Album). Vendi questa versione. 1 (2xCD). Fuel 2000, Varèse Sarabande. 302 061 407 2. US. 2004. 302 061 495 2.