Category: mississippi john hurt

rootsnbluesfestival: Son House, Skip James and John Hurt,…

rootsnbluesfestival:

Son House, Skip James and John Hurt, Newport, RI 1965

This is the only photograph ever taken of Son House, Skip James and John Hurt, the three most influential blues icons from the 1960s.

Although they were all from Mississippi, their paths never crossed until they were rediscovered and came back for second careers.

This picture was taken at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.

kristincarroll:Candy Man – Mississippi John Hurt

kristincarroll:

Candy Man – Mississippi John Hurt

deltabluesfolkgospelandmore: Mississippi John Hurt and family

deltabluesfolkgospelandmore:

Mississippi John Hurt and family

Mississippi John Hurt – Good Morning Miss Carrie

Mississippi John Hurt – Good Morning Miss Carrie

thejoeyleetaylor: “In a very semantic point, John Hurt is not a…

thejoeyleetaylor:

“In a very semantic point, John Hurt is not a bluesman. John Hurt is a blues singer. Or, for a further definition, he is a Songster.
He sings basically other peoples’ songs, he does narratives songs, such as: John Henry, Stagger Lee, Frankie and Albert, all of which are oral, traditional songs. He does some of his own material, but John basically does a happier type of narrative material. 
This is a style from the middle and eastern part of Mississippi.”

Dick Waterman introduction of John Hurt in Berlin, 1965, in The Oberlin College.

Mississippi John Hurt – Nearer My God To Thee

Mississippi John Hurt – Nearer My God To Thee

Mississippi John Hurt – Do Lord Remember Me

Mississippi John Hurt – Do Lord Remember Me

Mississippi John Hurt – Farther Along

Mississippi John Hurt – Farther Along

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