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Mississippi John Hurt

Frogtoon Music - Artist Biography For Mississippi John Hurt

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. Raised in Avalon, Mississippi, Hurt taught himself how to play the guitar around age nine. Singing to a melodious finger-picked accompaniment, he began to play local dances and parties while working as a sharecropper. He first recorded for Okeh Records in 1928, but these were commercial failures.

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1) Blues 2) Delta Blues 3) Folk 4) Classic Blues 5) Acoustic

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1) Frankie 2) Spike Driver Blues 3) Coffee Blues 4) Louis Collins 5) Candy Man 6) Avalon Blues 7) Nobody's Dirty Business 8) Candy Man Blues 9) Monday Morning Blues 10) Ain't No Tellin' 11) Big Leg Blues 12) Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor 13) Blessed Be the Name 14) Blue Harvest Blues 15) I'm Satisfied 16) Praying on the Old Camp Ground 17) Farther Along 18) Got the Blues (Can't Be Satisfied) 19) Stack O'Lee 20) Richland Woman Blues 21) Boys, You're Welcome 22) Frankie And Johnny 23) Pay Day 24) Talking Casey 25) Since I've Laid My Burden Down 26) Joe Turner Blues 27) My Creole Belle 28) Make Me a Pallet On the Floor 29) Stagolee 30) Goodnight Irene 31) Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me 32) Monday Morning Blues - Live 33) Lazy Blues 34) Ain't No Telling 35) Nearer My God to Thee 36) Nobody Cares For Me 37) Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight 38) Shortnin' Bread 39) You Are My Sunshine 40) Funky Butt 41) Stack O' Lee Blues 42) First Shot Missed Him 43) Stack O'Lee Blues 44) Casey Jones 45) Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home 46) Stack O' Lee 47) Stocktime (Buck Dance) 48) Hop Joint 49) Keep on Knocking 50) Beulah Land
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Mississippi John Hurt