MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT ~ AVALON BLUES - THE COMPLETE 1928 OKEH RECORDINGS. COLUMBIA / LEGACY CK 64986. (IMPORT).

MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT ~ AVALON BLUES - THE COMPLETE 1928 OKEH RECORDINGS. COLUMBIA / LEGACY CK 64986. (IMPORT).

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JOHN HURT WAS BORN IN TEOC, MISSISSIPPI IN 1892 AND, SAVE FOR SOME OCCASIONAL TRIPS TO RECORD WHEN HE WAS A YOUNG MAN, RARELY LEFT THE CARROLL COUNTY REGION OF HIS NATIVE STATE. HE STARTED PLAYING GUITAR WHEN HE WAS NINE AND AS TIME WENT ON, HURT DEVELOPED HIS OWN INTRICATE PLAYING STYLE, ONE ALMOST COMPLETELY DISSIMILAR TO THE PREVAILING STYLES OF THE AREA, A FLUID, COMPLEX FINGER STYLE. HIS REPUTATION IN THE AREA SURROUNDING TEOC GREW AND EVENTUALLY HE WAS FOUND BY AN OKEH RECORDING DIRECTOR. THE RESULT WAS AN EARLY FEBRUARY TRIP TO MEMPHIS WHERE HE RECORDED EIGHT TITLES OF WHICH ONLY TWO WERE RELEASED. BASED ON THE SUCCESS OF THIS FIRST RELEASE, LATER THAT SAME YEAR, IN DECEMBER, HE DID SOME MORE RECORDING FOR OKEH AND THESE RECORDINGS TOGETHER WITH ORIGINAL EIGHT TITLES MAKE UP THIS CD. BRILLIANT BLUES ******.

TRACK LISTING: Frankie / Nobody’s Dirty Business / Ain’t No Telling / Louis Collins / Avalon Blues / Big Leg Blues / Stack O’ Lee / Candy Man Blues / Got The Blues (Can’t Be Satisfied) / Blessed Be The Name / Praying On The Old Camp Ground / Blue Harvest Blues / Spike Driver Blues.

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