Legal name: John Smith Hurt

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John Smith Hurt, better known as Mississippi John Hurt (March 8, 1892 – November 2, 1966) was an American country blues singer and guitarist.

Raised in Avalon, Mississippi, Hurt taught himself how to play the guitar around age nine. He worked as a sharecropper and began playing at dances and parties, singing to a melodious fingerpicked accompaniment. His first recordings, made for Okeh Records in 1928, were commercial failures, and he continued to work as a farmer. Tom Hoskins, a blues enthusiast, located Hurt in 1963 and persuaded him to move to Washington, D.C., where he was recorded by the Library of Congress in 1964. This helped further the American folk music revival, which had led to the rediscovery of many other bluesmen of Hurt's era. Hurt performed on the university and coffeehouse concert circuit with other Delta blues musicians brought out of retirement. He also recorded several albums for Vanguard Records.

Hurt died in Grenada, Mississippi. Material recorded by him has been re-released by many record labels, and his songs have been recorded by Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Garcia, Beck, Doc Watson, John McCutcheon, Taj Mahal, Bruce Cockburn, David Johansen, Bill Morrissey, Gillian Welch, Josh Ritter, Guthrie Thomas, Parsonsfield, and Rory Block.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Worried Blues Mississippi John Hurt 1
1963 Avalon Blues Mississippi John Hurt 1
1963 Avalon Blues Mississippi John Hurt 1
1963 Folk Songs and Blues Mississippi John Hurt 2
1964 Ash Grove Los Angeles, CA Jul 5, 1964 Mississippi John Hurt 1
1966 Last Sessions Mississippi John Hurt 2
1966 Today! Mississippi John Hurt 2
1994 Mississippi John Hurt Memorial Anthology Mississippi John Hurt 1
1997 Legend Mississippi John Hurt 1
2000 The Complete Studio Recordings Mississippi John Hurt 1
2004 Candy Man Blues Mississippi John Hurt 1
Ain't Nobody's Business Mississippi John Hurt 1
The Immortal Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi John Hurt 1
Vanguard Visionaries - Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi John Hurt 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 1928 Sessions Mississippi John Hurt 2
1990 The Greatest Songsters: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, 1927-1929 Richard "Rabbit" Brown / Mississippi John Hurt / Hambone Willie Newbern 1
1996 Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 OKeh Recordings Mississippi John Hurt 2
1996 Coffee Blues Mississippi John Hurt 1
1998 Rediscovered Mississippi John Hurt 1
2004 D.C. Blues: The Library of Congress Recordings, Volume 1 Mississippi John Hurt 1
2005 D.C. Blues: The Library of Congress Recordings, Volume 2 Mississippi John Hurt 1
live Mississippi John Hurt 1
Masters of Country Blues Guitar Mississippi John Hurt 1
Nothing but the Blues Mississippi John Hurt 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 The Best of Mississippi John Hurt: Ain't No Tellin' Mississippi John Hurt 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 The Best of Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi John Hurt 2
1991 In Concert Mississippi John Hurt 1
2001 Revisited Mississippi John Hurt 1
2005 I'm Satisfied Mississippi John Hurt 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1928 Frankie / Nobody's Dirty Business Mississippi John Hurt 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Frankie & Albert Mississippi John Hurt 1

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