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Miss John Hurt is THE original. Back when music started and ended with real people and wasn't fabricated to please some audiance. This is the root of Roots Music. It doesn't get any better than this. Do yourself a favour and get into this.


Born: July 3, 1893 in Teoc, MS

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '00s, '10s, '20s, '30s, '60s

No blues singer ever presented a more gentle, genial image than Mississippi John Hurt. A guitarist with an extraordinarily lyrical and refined fingerpicking style, he also sang with a warmth unique in the field of blues, and the gospel influence in his music gave it a depth and reflective quality unusual in the field. Coupled with the sheer gratitude and amazement that he felt over having found a mass audience so late in life, and playing concerts in front of thousands of people -- for fees that...
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