LietuviųEnglish (United Kingdom)
Pradinis puslapis M Mississippi John Hurt
Mississippi John Hurt
Bliuzo žmonės - M

Mississippi John Hurt

"Mississippi" John Smith Hurt (b. July 3, 1893, or March 8, 1892, in Teoc, Carroll County, Mississippi; d. November 2, 1966, Grenada, Mississippi) was an influential blues singer and guitarist.

Biography

Born in Teoc, Mississippi and raised in Avalon, Mississippi, Hurt learned to play guitar at age 9. He spent much of his youth playing old time music for friends and dances, earning a living as a farm hand into the 1920s. In 1923 he partnered with the fiddle player Willie Narmour (Carroll County Blues) as a substitute for his regular partner Shell Smith. When Narmour got a chance to record for Okeh Records as a prize for winning first place in a 1928 fiddle contest, Narmour recommended John Hurt to Okeh Records producer Tommy Rockwell. After auditioning "Monday Morning Blues" at his home, he took part in two recording sessions, in Memphis and New York City (See Discography below). The "Mississippi" tag was added by Okeh as a sales gimmick. After the commercial failure of the resulting records, and Okeh records going out of business during the depression, Hurt returned to Avalon and obscurity, working as a sharecropper and playing local parties and dances.

In 1963, however, a folk musicologist named Tom Hoskins, inspired by the recordings, was able to locate John Hurt near Avalon, Mississippi. In fact, in an early recording, Hurt sang of "Avalon, my home town." Seeing that Hurt's guitar playing skills were still intact, Hoskins encouraged him to move to Washington, DC, and begin performing on a wider stage. Whereas his first releases had coincided with the Great Depression, his new career could hardly have been better timed. A stellar performance at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival saw his star rise amongst the new "folk revival" audience, and before his death in 1966 he played extensively in colleges, concert halls, coffee houses and even the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, as well as recording three further albums for Vanguard Records. John Hurt's influence spans several music genres including blues, country, bluegrass, folk and contemporary rock and roll. A soft-spoken man, his nature was reflected in the work, which remained a mellow mix of country, blues and old time music to the end.

More about Mississippi John Hurt - http://www.allaboutjazz.com

 

Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1988

 http://www.myspace.com/mjhurtfanpage

 

 

 

Bliuzo žmonės - Blues Artists - Random

Michael Roach

Michael Roach Blues / R&B / Roots Music Michael Roach, origi...

News image

St@cy Brooks

St@cy Brooks Blues / Jazz / Reggae ALEXANDRIA, Virgini...

Koko Taylor - Chicago Blues

Koko TaylorKoko Taylor sometimes spelled ‘KoKo Taylor’ (born Cora Wal...

News image

Albert King

Albert King Tikrasis vardas - Albert Nelson (1923 balandžio 25 – 1992...

Carey Bell - Chicago Blues

Carey Bell (November 14, 1936 - May 6, 2007) was an American musician...

WSNB

WSNB - band Blues / Rock / Americana Western NC Foothills, ...

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – Ju...

Wad Martin

Wad Martin Blurbs... About me:A guitar player located in Portland,Or. ...

Blind Blake - Chicago Blues

Blind Blake Arthur Blake, gimęs apie 1893, Jacksonvillyje, Floridoje;...

John Primer - Chicago Blues

John Primer John Primer (born 3 March 1945, Camden, Minneapolis) is a...

Chico Banks - Chicago Blues

Chico Banks Chico Banks (November 14, 1961 - December 2, 2008)Along ...

Mississippi Heat - Chicago Blu

Mississippi Heat is an American Blues band. The group was formed in 1...

Alex "Easy Baby" Randle - Chic

Alex "Easy Baby" RandleAlex "Easy Baby" Randle was born in 1934 in Mem...

Reverend Gary Davis

Reverend Gary Davis Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis, (April...

B.B. King

B.B. King B.B. King (born Riley B. King, September 16, 1925) is an Afr...

Reklaminis skydelis
Reklaminis skydelis