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Mississippi John Hurt - Volume One Of A Legacy


1975
Label: Rebel Records (43) - CLPS 1068 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: Canada • Genre: Blues • Style: Piedmont Blues
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We and our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. By using our website and our services, you agree to our use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy. No blues singer ever presented a more gentle, genial image than Mississippi John Hurt. A guitarist with an extraordinarily lyrical and refined fingerpicking Mississippi John Hurt - Volume One Of A Legacy , he also sang with a warmth unique in the field of blues, and the gospel influence in his music gave it a depth and reflective quality unusual in the field.

Coupled with the sheer gratitude and amazement that he felt over having found a mass audience so late in life, and playing concerts in front of thousands of people -- for fees that seemed astronomical to a man who had always made music a sideline to his life as a farm laborer -- these qualities make Hurt's recordings into a very special listening experience. John Hurt grew up in the Mississippi hill country town of Avalon, population undernorth of Greenwood, near Grenada.

He began playing guitar inand within a few years was performing at parties, doing ragtime repertory rather than blues. As a farm hand, he lived in relative isolation, and it was only inwhen he went to work briefly for the railroad, that he got to broaden his horizons and his repertory beyond Avalon.

In the early '20s, he teamed up with white fiddle player Willie Narmour, playing square dances. Hurt was spotted by a scout for Okeh Records who passed through Avalon inwho was supposed to record Narmour, and was signed to record after a quick audition.

Of the eight sides that Hurt recorded in Memphis in February ofonly two were ever released, but he was still asked to record in New York late in Hurt's dexterity as a guitarist, coupled with his plain-spoken nature, were his apparent undoing, at least as a popular blues artist, at the time. His playing was too soft and articulate, and his voice too plain to be taken up in a mass setting, such as a dance; rather, his music was best heard in small, intimate gatherings.

In that sense, he was one of the earliest blues musicians to rely completely on the medium of recorded music as a vehicle for mass success; where the records of Furry Lewis or Blind Mississippi John Hurt - Volume One Of A Legacy were mere distillations of Waste And Take - Vitamin X - Vitamin X that they presumably did much better on-stage, in John Hurt's case the records were good representations of what he did best.

Additionally, Hurt never regarded himself as a blues singer, preferring to let his relatively weak voice speak for itself with Moderato - Rachmaninoff* - Sviatoslav Richter, Orchestre Philharmonique De Moscou* / Kurt Zanderling of the gimmicks that he might've used, especially in the studio, to compensate.

And he had no real signature tune with which he could be identified, in the way that Furry Lewis had Mississippi John Hurt - Volume One Of A Legacy Jones" or "John Henry.

Not that Hurt didn't have Skinny Minnie - Bill Haley - Greatest Hits - Rock Around The Clock great numbers in his song bag: "Frankie," "Louis Collins," "Avalon Blues," "Candy Man Blues," "Big Leg Blues," and "Stack O' Lee Blues," were all brilliant and unusual as blues, in their own way, and highly influential on subsequent generations of musicians.

They didn't sell in large numbers at the time, however, and as Hurt never set much store on a musical career, he was content to make his living as a hired hand Mississippi John Hurt - Volume One Of A Legacy Avalon, living on a farm and playing for friends whenever the occasion arose. Mississippi John Hurt might've lived and died in obscurity, if it hadn't been for the folk music revival of the late '50s and early '60s. A new generation of listeners and scholars suddenly expressed a deep interest in the music of America's hinterlands, not only in listening to it but finding and preserving it.

A scholar named Tom Hoskins discovered that Mississippi John Hurt, who hadn't been heard from musically in over 35 years, was alive and living in Avalon, MS, and sought him out, following the trail laid down in Hurt's song "Avalon Blues.

A series of concerts were arranged, including an appearance at the Newport Folk Festival, where he was greeted as a living legend.

This opened up a new world to Hurt, who was grateful to find thousands, or even tens of thousands of people too young to have even been born when he made his only records up to that time, eager to listen to anything Mississippi John Hurt - Volume One Of A Legacy had to sing or say.

A tour of American universities followed as did a series of recordings: first in a relatively informal, non-commercial setting intended to capture him in his most comfortable and natural surroundings, and later under the auspices of Vanguard Records, with folk singer Patrick Sky producing. It wasand Mississippi John Hurt had found a mass audience for his songs 35 years late. He took the opportunity, playing concerts and making new records of old songs as well as material he'd never before laid down; whether he eventually put down more than a portion of his true repertory will probably never be clear, but Hurt Pneumothorax - Blueneck - Repetitions leave a major legacy of his and other peoples' songs, in a style that barely skipped a beat from his late-'20s Okeh sides.

As with many people to whom success comes late in life, certain aspects of the success were hard for him to absorb in stride; the money was more than he'd ever hoped to see, even if it wasn't much by the standards of a major pop star; 1, dollar concert fees were something he'd never even pondered having to deal with. What he did most easily was sing and play; Vanguard got out a new album, Today!

Additionally, the tape of a concert that Hurt played at Oberlin College in April of was released under the title The Best of Mississippi John Hurt; the song live album was Mississippi John Hurt - Volume One Of A Legacy that, even if it wasn't made up of previously released work more typical of a "best-of" albuma perfect record of a beautiful performance in which the man did old and new songs in the peak of his form.

Hurt got in one more full album, The Immortal Mississippi John Hurt, released posthumously, but Perpetuum Mobile - Papp István Gázsa - Budapesttől. .Kommandóig - Népzene A Kárpát Medencéből / better was the record assembled from his final sessions, Last Sessions, also issued after his death; these songs broke new lyrical ground, and showed Hurt's voice and guitar to be as strong as ever, just months before his death.

Mississippi John Hurt left behind a legacy unique in the annals of the blues, and not just in terms of music. A humble, hard-working man who never sought fame or fortune from his music, and who conducted his life in an honest and honorable manner, he also avoided the troubles that afflicted the lives of many of his more tragic fellow musicians.

He was a pure musician, playing for himself and the smallest possible number of listeners, developing his guitar technique and singing style to please nobody but himself; and he suddenly found himself with a huge following, precisely because of his unique style. Unlike contemporaries such as Skip Jameshe felt no bitterness over his late-in-life Lu Cardillo - Roberto Murolo E La Sua Chitarra* - Vecchia Napoli (Raccolta Di Canzoni Popolari Napol success, and as a result continued to please and win over new listeners with his recordings until virtually the last weeks of his life.

Mississippi John Hurt - Volume One Of A Legacy he ever recorded was less than inspired, and most of it was superb. Listen to Mississippi John Hurt now. To play this content, you'll need the Spotify app. Get Spotify Open Spotify. You look like someone who appreciates good music.

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  1. Oct 21,  · Mississippi John Hurt -Avalon, My Home Town - Duration: yukonnoka 61, views.
  2. C.C. Rider This song is by Mississippi John Hurt and appears on the compilation American Folk Singers and Balladeers (), on the live album The Best of Mississippi John Hurt (), on the album Volume One of a Legacy ().
  3. I can't say enough about these Library of Congress recordings or about Mississippi John Hurt, in general. These sessions, in particular, have a warmth and intimacy about them that I really enjoy. Hurt plays many of these cuts in the C positioning on his guitar with the strings tuned down one or two steps.5/5(3).
  4. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Mississippi John Hurt - Volume One Of A Legacy at Discogs. Complete your Mississippi John Hurt collection/5(11).
  5. Mississippi John Hurt ‎– Legend Label: Rounder Records ‎– Rounder CD , Rounder Records ‎– CD Format: CD, Album, Reissue Country: US Released: Genre: Blues. Style: Mississippi John Hurt: Volume One Of A Legacy.
  6. The Best of Mississippi John Hurt, live recordings (Vanguard Records, VSD/20), Last Sessions (Vanguard Records, VSD), Volume One of a Legacy, live recordings (Piedmont Records, CLPS ), Monday Morning Blues: The Library of Congress Recordings, vol. 1 (Flyright Records, FLYLP ),
  7. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Volume One Of A Legacy on Discogs/5(5).

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