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John Smith Hurt, better known as Mississippi John Hurt (July 3, 1893 or 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. Singing to a melodious finger-picked accompaniment, he began to play local dances and parties while working as a sharecropper. He first recorded for Okeh Records in 1928, but these were commercial failures. Hurt then drifted out of the… read more

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  • "The Blues ain't nothin' but a good woman on your mind." - Mississippi John Hurt
  • Introducing new group [group]Fingerpickin' Good Blues[/group] representing this artist and many other great ones. Enjoy!
  • Missed him while in Sydney AU. in the 90's still kicking myself in the butt.
  • Big Fan Here
  • Amazing
  • needs to do a world tour (2) Yeah right LOL. So do Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Elvis Presley and 2Pac...
  • needs to do a world tour
  • Nie słyszałam bardziej delikatnego bluesa :) Można słuchać na dobranoc.

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