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Rediscovered [Mississippi John Hurt]

  • 1. Coffee Blues
    2. I'm Satisfied
    3. Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor
    4. Monday Morning Blues
    5. Since I've Laid My Burden Down
    6. Stocktime (Buck Dance)
    7. Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
    8. Richland Women Blues
    9. Keep on Knocking
    10. Stagolee
    11. Hop Joint
    12. Funky Butt
    13. It Ain't Nobody's Business
    14. Salty Dog Blues
    15. Candy Man
    16. You Are My Sunshine
    17. I've Got the Blues and I Can't Be Satisfied
    18. Nearer My God to Thee
    19. Shortnin' Bread
    20. Avalon, My Home Town
    21. First Shot Missed Him
    22. Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me
    23. Talking Casey
    24. Goodnight Irene
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 79519

  • Credits

    Although usually classified as a blues musician, Mississippi John Hurt shares little musical common ground with the Mississippi Delta bluesmen that were his contemporaries. Hurt's gentle approach to guitar (which he finger-picks expertly), his vocals, and his highly melodic repertoire fall more easily into the folk category. Indeed, Hurt's music inspired a generation of '60s folkies. REDISCOVERED collects many of the recordings that folk musicians value so dearly, anthologizing the four LPs Hurt made for Vanguard Records in the '60s.
    Although well on in years when he made these recordings, Hurt plays and sings magnificently-no mean feat considering the challenges presented by his elaborate guitar style. Many of Hurt's signature tunes are here: "Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor," "Stagolee," and "Candy Man" all appear, although the omission of a few classics ("Louis Collins" and "Casey Jones," to name two) prevents REDISCOVERED from being the definitive single-disc compilation of Hurt's later recordings. Still, with 24 bona fide classics, REDISCOVERED isn't a bad place to start your Hurt collection. On the other hand, since Hurt's Vanguard albums are all classics, you might want to skip this disc and head straight for the original releases.

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  • Genre: Blues
  • Label: Vanguard 79519
  • Distributor: Welk
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 015707951920
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