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

Author: Philip R Ratcliffe
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2011.
Series: American made music series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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 prewar country blues. At seventy-one he moved to Washington, D.C., from Avalon, Mississippi, and became alive-wire connection to a powerful, authentic past. His intricate and lively style made him the most sought-after musician among the many talents the revival
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Mississippi John Hurt; Mississippi John Hurt; John Hurt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip R Ratcliffe
ISBN: 9781617030086 1617030082 9781496818355 1496818350 9781617030093 1617030090
OCLC Number: 679919641
Description: xx, 308 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Mary Frances Hurt Wright --
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 --
Appendix I. Interviews, correspondence, and personal communications --
Appendix II. Contract between Music Research Incorporated and Mississippi John Hurt --
Appendix III. Vanguard Contract, July 11, 1963 --
Mississippi John Hurt Discography.
Series Title: American made music series.
Responsibility: Philip R. Ratcliffe.

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