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Last Sessions [Mississippi John Hurt]


  • 1. Poor Boy, Long Ways from Home
    2. Boys, You're Welcome
    3. Joe Turner Blues
    4. First Shot Missed Him
    5. Farther Along
    6. Funky Butt
    7. Spider, Spider
    8. Waiting for You
    9. Shortnin' Bread
    10. Trouble I Had All My Days
    11. Let the Mermaids Flirt with Me
    12. Good Morning, Carrie
    13. Nobody Cares for Me
    14. All Night Long
    15. Hey, Honey, Right Away
    16. You've Got to Die
    17. Goodnight Irene
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 79327

  • Credits
    ProducerPatrick Sky
    Engineer

    Personnel: Patrick Sky (guitar).
    Recording information: Manhattan Towers Hotel, NY (02/1966-07/1966); Vanguard's 23rd Street Recording Studio, NY (02/1966-07/1966).
    Unknown Contributor Role: Mississippi John Hurt.
    On these final 17 recordings of Mississippi John Hurt's remarkable career, the septuagenarian songster evinces all the warmth, humor, and mastery that mark the entirety of his recorded work. A gifted fingerpicker, singer, and songwriter, Hurt spent most of his life in obscurity. The folk boom of the '60s revived the music career he had abandoned during the Depression. Before his death in 1966, Hurt completed four wonderful albums for Vanguard Records.
    LAST SESSIONS includes Hurt's takes on others' blues classics ("Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home," "Goodnight, Irene") as well as a number of great originals ("Let the Mermaids Flirt with Me," "Trouble, I've Had it All My Days"). Throughout, Hurt deftly mixes the serious ("You Got to Die") with the bawdy ("Funky Butt") and whimsical ("Spider, Spider"). Like all available Hurt recordings, LAST is a great album from one of the '60s' greatest artists.

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  • Genre: Blues
  • Label: Vanguard 79327
  • Distributor: Welk
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 015707932721
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