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Mississippi John Hurt : his life, his times, his blues

Author: Philip R Ratcliffe
Publisher: Jackson, Miss. : University Press of Mississippi, ©2011.
Series: American made music series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Mississippi John Hurt (1892-1966) was 'rediscovered' by blues revivalists in 1963, his musicianship and recordings transformed popular notions of pre-war country blues. At seventy-one he moved to Washington, D.C., from Avalon, Mississippi, and became a live-wire connection to a powerful, authentic past. Hurt's intricate and lively style made him the most sought-after musician among the many talents the revival  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ratcliffe, Philip R.
Mississippi John Hurt.
Jackson, Miss. : University Press of Mississippi, ©2011
(DLC) 2010050419
(OCoLC)679919641
Named Person: Mississippi John Hurt; Mississippi John Hurt
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip R Ratcliffe
ISBN: 9781617030093 1617030090 1283149095 9781283149099
OCLC Number: 744561428
Language Note: This edition in English.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 308 pages) : illustrations, map, portrait.
Contents: The early years : from slavery to freedom --
The middle years, 1929-1962 : return to Avalon and the depression --
Rediscovery and sweet success --
Management problems and the death of Mississippi John Hurt --
The legacies of Mississippi John Hurt.
Series Title: American made music series.
Responsibility: Philip R. Ratcliffe.

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When Mississippi John Hurt (1892-1966) was "rediscovered" by blues revivalists in 1963, his musicianship and recordings transformed popular notions of prewar country blues. Mississippi John Hurt  Read more...

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