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Mississippi John Hurt

The Rough Guide to Mississippi John Hurt

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Released: 31st May 2019


With his beautifully refined guitar fingerpicking style and gentle voice, Mississippi John Hurt had a truly unique interpretation of the blues which was rooted in the bygone songster and ragtime traditions.

Leaving behind a legacy of great songs, these beautifully remastered 1928 recordings show why he influenced many great musicians during the folkrevival including Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk and Taj Mahal. Undoubtedly one of the greatest and most influential of all of the pre-war country blues artists, this collection includes the legendary murder ballads ‘Stack O’ Lee Blues’ and ‘Louis Collins’. Mississippi John Hurt is forever immortalized in these classic country blues recordings

The Rough Guide to Mississippi John Hurt


  1. Frankie
  2. Louis Collins
  3. Stack O’ Lee Blues
  4. Ain’t No Tellin’
  5. Spike Driver Blues
  6. Avalon Blues
  7. Nobody’s Dirty Business
  8. Candy Man Blues
  9. Blessed Be The Name
  10. Big Leg Blues
  11. Got The Blues, Can’t Be Satisfied
  12. Blue Harvest Blues
  13. Praying On The Old Camp Ground