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

Zach Prather

Born i Zach Prather, born in Chicago.started playing at the young age ...

Tampa Red - Chicago Blues

Tampa Red Tampa Red (January 8, 1904 - March 19, 1981), born Hudson Wo...

Mississippi Sheiks

Mississippi SheiksThe Mississippi Sheiks were a popular and influenti...

Patty Benson

Patty Benson About Patty Benson. ...

Mighty Joe Young - Chicago Blu

Mighty Joe Young Mighty Joe Young (September 23, 1927 – March 27, 199...

Blind Lemon Jefferson - Texas

Blind Lemon Jefferson "Blind" Lemon Jefferson (September 24, 1893 or O...

Big Three Trio - Chicago Blues

Big Three Trio - This group formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1946 with m...

Bo Diddley - Chicago blues

 Bo Diddley  (1928 gruodžio 30, – 2008 briželio 2), tikrasis vardas - ...

Bonnie Lee - Chicago Blues

Bonnie Lee Bonnie Lee was a longtime fixture of Chicago’s contemporar...

Corky Siegel - Chicago Blues

Corky Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the wor...

Robert Lee McCollum - Chicago

Robert NighthawkRobert Lee McCollum (30 November 1909 – 5 November 19...

Etta James

Etta JamesEtta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938) is a...

Randolph Hayes

The Hayes Experience  Blues / Bluegrass / Acoustic BATO...

Big Joe Turner

Big Joe Turner Big Joe Turner (born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr., May 18, ...

Kansas Joe McCoy - Chicago Blu

Kansas Joe McCoy Kansas Joe McCoy (May 11, 1905 – January 28, 1950) w...

Bliuzo žmonės - Blues Artists

Bliuzo žmonės - artistai - muzikantai, dainininkai, ir ne artistai - m...

Reklaminis skydelis
Reklaminis skydelis