When The Levee Breaks – Mississippi Blues (Rare Cuts 1926-41) (2007) CD#4

When The Levee Breaks - Mississippi Blues (Rare Cuts 1926-41) (2007)

 

USA FlagRelease Date: April 3, 2007
Genre:Blues, Missipi Blues
Label:Jsp Records
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This 4-CD import focuses on the other side of Mississippi blues, the more rhythmic style of the eastern hill country as opposed to the bottleneck style of the Delta. Among these 100 tracks are a wealth of incredible performances seldom heard by modern ears, including sides by Freddie Spruell, Sam Butler a.k.a. Bo Weavil Jackson, Garfield Akers ( Cottonfield Blues ), Kid Bailey ( Mississippi Bottom Blues ), Geeshie Wiley, Mattie Delaney, Willie « 61 » Blackwell and more, as well as better-known artists like Son House ( Clarksdale Moan ), Charlie McCoy and Robert Lockwood. A great blues box!

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01. Son House – Clarksdale Moan
02. Bogus Ben Covington – Adam And Eve In The Garden
03. George Torey – Lonesome Man Blues
04. Walter Rhodes – Leaving Home Blues
05. Sam Collins – Loving Lady Blues
06. William Harris – Early Mornin’ Blues
07. Buddy Boy Hawkins – Number Three Blues
08. King Solomon Hill – Tell Me Baby
09. Robert Lockwood – Little Boy Blue
10. Garfield Akers – Cottonfield Blues (Pt.2)
11. Willie  »61 » Blackwell – Chalk My Toy
12. Mississippi Jook Band – Barbeque Bust
13. Arthur Petties – Two Time Blues
14. Joe Stone – Back Door Blues
15. Freddie Spruell – Way Back Down Home
16. Geeshie Wiley – Skinny Leg Blues
17. Joe Mccoy – Meat Cutter Blues
18. Mississippi Moaner – Mississippi Moan
19. Blind Willie Reynolds – Married Man Blues
20. Sam Butler – Jefferson County Blues
21. Willie  »61 » Blackwell – Rampaw Street Blues
22. Mississippi Bracey – I’ll Overcome Someday
23. Arthur Petties – Good Boy Blues
24. Jelly Jaw Short – Grand Daddy Blues
25. Freddie Spruell – Let’s Go Riding

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When The Levee Breaks – Mississippi Blues (Rare Cuts 1926-41) (2007) CD#3

When The Levee Breaks - Mississippi Blues (Rare Cuts 1926-41) (2007)

 

USA FlagRelease Date: April 3, 2007
Genre:Blues, Missipi Blues
Label:Jsp Records
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This 4-CD import focuses on the other side of Mississippi blues, the more rhythmic style of the eastern hill country as opposed to the bottleneck style of the Delta. Among these 100 tracks are a wealth of incredible performances seldom heard by modern ears, including sides by Freddie Spruell, Sam Butler a.k.a. Bo Weavil Jackson, Garfield Akers ( Cottonfield Blues ), Kid Bailey ( Mississippi Bottom Blues ), Geeshie Wiley, Mattie Delaney, Willie « 61 » Blackwell and more, as well as better-known artists like Son House ( Clarksdale Moan ), Charlie McCoy and Robert Lockwood. A great blues box!

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01. King Solomon Hill – My Buddy Blind Papa Lemon
02. Buddy Boy Hawkins – Snatch It Back Blues
03. Willie  »61 » Blackwell – Machine Gun Blues
04. Arthur Petties – Revenue Man Blues
05. Freddie Spruell – Mr. Freddie’s Kokomo Blues
06. Geeshie Wiley – Over To My House
07. Jelly Jaw Short – Barefoot Blues
08. Garfield Akers – Jumpin’ And Shoutin’ Blues
09. Joe Mccoy – Look Who’s Coming Down The Road
10. Joe Calicott – Traveling Mama Blues
11. William Harris – Leavin’ Here Blues
12. Otto Virgial – Got The Blues About Rome
13. Mose Andrews – Young Heifer Blues
14. Mississippi Jook Band – Skippy Whippy
15. Sam Collins – Yellow Dog Blues
16. Sam Butler – You Can’t Keep No Brown
17. Mattie Delaney – Tallahatchie River Blues
18. Mississippi Bracey – Stered Gal
19. Charlie Mccoy – Motherless And Fatherless Blues
20. Willie  »61 » Blackwell – Don’t Misuse Me, Baby
21. Robert Lockwood – I’m Gonna Train My Baby
22. Arthur Petties – Out On Santa Fe Blues
23. Joe Stone – It’s Hard Time
24. Freddie Spruell – Your Good Man Is Gone
25. Blind Joe Reynolds – Cold Woman Blues

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When The Levee Breaks – Mississippi Blues (Rare Cuts 1926-41) (2007) CD#2

When The Levee Breaks - Mississippi Blues (Rare Cuts 1926-41) (2007)

 

USA FlagRelease Date: April 3, 2007
Genre:Blues, Missipi Blues
Label:Jsp Records
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This 4-CD import focuses on the other side of Mississippi blues, the more rhythmic style of the eastern hill country as opposed to the bottleneck style of the Delta. Among these 100 tracks are a wealth of incredible performances seldom heard by modern ears, including sides by Freddie Spruell, Sam Butler a.k.a. Bo Weavil Jackson, Garfield Akers ( Cottonfield Blues ), Kid Bailey ( Mississippi Bottom Blues ), Geeshie Wiley, Mattie Delaney, Willie « 61 » Blackwell and more, as well as better-known artists like Son House ( Clarksdale Moan ), Charlie McCoy and Robert Lockwood. A great blues box!

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01. Son House – Mississippi County Farm Blues
02. Joe Mccoy – When The Levee Breaks
03. Blind Joe Reynolds – Ninety Nine Blues
04. Jelly Jaw Short – Snake Doctor Blues
05. Otto Virgial – Little Girl In Rome
06. Mississippi Moaner – It’s Cold In China Blues
07. Willie  »61 » Blackwell – Bald Eagle Blues
08. Bogus Ben Covington – Boodle-De-Bum Blues
09. William Harris – Bull Frog Blues
10. Mississippi Jook Band – Dangerous Woman
11. Buddy Boy Hawkins – Shaggy Dog Blues
12. Sam Collins – Devil In The Lion’s Den
13. Arthur Petties – Quarrellin’ Mama Blues
14. Sam Butler – Devil And My Brown Blues
15. Robert Lockwood – Take A Little Walk With Me
16. Charlie Mccoy – Last Time Blues
17. Garfield Akers – Dough Roller Blues
18. Walter Rhodes – The Crowing Rooster
19. Elva Thomas & Geeshie Wiley – Motherless Child Blues
20. George Torey – Married Woman Blues
21. Willie  »61 » Blackwell – She’s Young And Wild
22. Mississippi Bracey – Cherry Ball
23. Otto Virgial – Bad Notion Blues
24. Freddie Spruell – Don’t Cry Baby
25. Kid Bailey – Kid Bailey/Rowdy Blues

 

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When The Levee Breaks – Mississippi Blues (Rare Cuts 1926-41) (2007) CD#1

When The Levee Breaks - Mississippi Blues (Rare Cuts 1926-41) (2007)

 

USA FlagRelease Date: April 3, 2007
Genre:Blues, Missipi Blues
Label:Jsp Records
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This 4-CD import focuses on the other side of Mississippi blues, the more rhythmic style of the eastern hill country as opposed to the bottleneck style of the Delta. Among these 100 tracks are a wealth of incredible performances seldom heard by modern ears, including sides by Freddie Spruell, Sam Butler a.k.a. Bo Weavil Jackson, Garfield Akers ( Cottonfield Blues ), Kid Bailey ( Mississippi Bottom Blues ), Geeshie Wiley, Mattie Delaney, Willie « 61 » Blackwell and more, as well as better-known artists like Son House ( Clarksdale Moan ), Charlie McCoy and Robert Lockwood. A great blues box!

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01. Garfield Akers – Cottonfield Blues (Pt.1)
02. Jim Thompkins – Bedside Blues
03. Kid Bailey – Mississippi Bottom Blues
04. Sam Butler – Poor Boy Blues
05. William Harris – I’m Leavin’ Town
06. Mississippi Jook Band – Hittin’ The Bottle Stomp
07. Geeshie Wiley – Last Kind Word Blues
08. Blind Willie Reynolds – Third Street Woman Blues
09. Freddie Spruell – Muddy Water Blues
10. Joe Calicott – Fare Thee Well Blues
11. Arthur Petties – That Won’t Do
12. Willie  »61 » Blackwell – Four O’clock Flower Blues
13. Joe Mccoy – Evil Devil Woman Blues
14. Sam Collins – The Jail House Blues
15. Robert Lockwood – Black Spider Blues
16. Robert Johnson – Traveling Riverside Blues (Take 1)
17. Charlie Mccoy – Baltimore Blues
18. Mattie Delaney – Down The Big Road Blues
19. Mississippi Bracey – You Scolded Me And Drove Me
20. Freddie Spruell – Milk Cow Blues
21. Mose Andrews – Ten Pound Hammer
22. Willie  »61 » Blackwell – Noiseless Motor Blues
23. Buddy Boy Hawkins – Jailhouse Fire Blues
24. Freddie Spruell – 4A Highway
25. King Solomon Hill – Times Has Done Got Hard

 

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Magic Slim – The Essential (2007)

Magic Slim - The Essential (2007)

 

USA FlagOriginal Release Date: September 25, 2007
Genre: Blues, Mississipi Blues, Chicago Blues
Label: Blind Pig Records
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Magic Slim is simply the greatest living proponent of the intense, electrified, Mississippi-to-Chicago blues style that spawned much of the music played by modern blues artists and rockers. Featuring Slim’s trademark slash and burn guitar and booming vocals, this definitive, budget-priced collection includes some of the finest moments in his eighteen year relationship with Blind Pig. This is no-frills, unapologetic, straight-no-chaser blues for the ages from a true national treasure. A “must-have” CD for any serious blues fan!

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Magic Slim (vocals, guitar);
Jake Dawson, Jake Dawson (guitar);
Chris Biedron (bass guitar);
Nick Holt (vocals, background vocals);
Michael Dotson, John Primer, Jon McDonald (guitar, background vocals);
Steve Freund (guitar)
Allen Kirk, Earl Howell (drums)
Allen Kirk, Michael Scott, Vernal Taylor, Danny O’Connor (background vocals).

 

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01. Before You Accuse Me (3:23)
02. Mind Your Own Business (3:36)
03. Think (3:28)
04. Scufflin’ (2:44)
05. Crazy Woman (5:48)
06. Mustang Sally (4:23)
07. Goin’ To Mississippi (4:50)
08. What’s Wrong (4:17)
09. Playin’ With My Mind (3:00)
10. Black Tornado (2:53)
11. Down In Virginia (3:32)
12. Please Don’t Dog Me (6:51)
13. Jealous Man (3:11)
14. How Many More Years (4:39)
15. Get Your Business Straight (4:50)

 

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HowellDevine – Modern Sounds of Ancient Juju (2014)

HowellDevine - Modern Sounds of Ancient Juju (2014)

 

 

USA FlagOriginal Release Date: October 21, 2014
Genre: Blues, Electric Blues, Mississippi Blues, Delta Blues, Hill Country Blues, Southern Blues, Country Blues.
Label: Arhoolie Records
USA (Oakland, Ca)

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HowellDevine was formed back in the Summer of 2011 when Joshua Howell and Pete Devine met each other in SF. They both realized that they had a similar love of the blues and instantly bonded musically! HowellDevine is back with another penetrating, soulful album. Joshua Howell, Pete Devine, and Joe Kyle Jr. play in a style evocative of the Mississippi juke joints of the ’30s and ’40s, but bring an energy and spirit all their own.

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Joshua Howell: vocals, guitar, harmonica
Pete Devine: drums and percussion
Joe Kyle Jr.: Bass

 

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01. Can’t Be Satisfied (3:50)
02. It Won’t Be Long Now (3:30)
03. She Brought Life Back to the Dead (2:48)
04. Let You Go (2:48)
05. Sweet to Mama (4:41)
06. Woogie Man (6:18)
07. House in the Field (3:40)
08. Shake ‘Em On Down (5:20)
09. It’s Too Late Brother (4:00)
10. Rollin’ in Her Arms (4:33)
11. Railroad Stomp – Live in Pt. Richmond, CA (7:48)

 

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Mississippi John Hurt Concert Ash Grove (Los Angeles, CA)

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Genre: Blues, Delta Blues, Mississipi Blues
Label: bootleg unofficial
rec: July 5, 1964
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This truly remarkable live recording captures Mississippi John Hurt performing at the West Coast epicenter of the folk and blues revival, the Ash Grove, just a year after his legendary breakthrough at Newport. Performing several spirituals, as well as a handful of his most classic songs, this is a superb introduction to Hurt’s music that can be appreciated by burgeoning listeners and blues scholars alike. Mississippi John Hurt is
truly in a category of his own and one of the most lyrical and endearing country blues artists who ever lived.

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01 – Bye And Bye I Will See Jesus
02 – I Shall Not Be Moved
03 – Ballad Of Casey Jones
04 – My Creole Belle
05 – Louis Collins
06 – You Are My Sunshine
07 – Salty Dog

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Mississipi John Hurt – Friends of Old Time Music Concert

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USA FlagGenre: Blues, Delta Blues, Mississipi blues,
Label: Bootleg unofficial
‘friends of old time music concert’
NYU school of Medicine Alumni Hall
New York, N.Y. 12-13-1963

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1.Do Lord intro
2.Do Lord Remember Me
3.Since Ive Laid My Burden Down
4.C.C. Rider
5.Casey Jones
6.Nobody’s Dirty Business
7.Richmond Woman Intro
8.Richmond Woman Blues
9.Let The Mermaids Flirt W Me
10.Spike drivers Blues
11.Stack O’ Lee
12.Pallet On Your Floor
13.Coffee Blues Intro
14.Coffee Blues
15.My Creole Blues
16.Franky and Jonnie
17.Talking Casey

Filler 1964 – not from the above concert
18.Monday Morning Blues
19.Pallet on Your Floor

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The Best Of Mississippi John Hurt

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USA FlagRelease Date: 1970
Genre: Blues, Delta Blues, Mississipi Blues
Label: Vanguard VSD 19/20 (1970)
later reissues as Vanguard CD/CVSD 19/20-2 (1987 twofer)
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Contrary to what its title would make one believe, this record is not a collection of previously available recordings by Mississippi John Hurt –rather, it is a complete concert from Oberlin College on April 15, 1966*. Regardless, the title is justified, as the concert features Hurt in excellent form doing most of his best known classic songs from the 1920s as well as newer compositions.When you hear this, you will wonder who is playing the other instruments in the background. Astonishingly, no one is. MJH’s finger-style playing is so rich and complex that he manages to sound like two or three guitars playing at once.
*rec. in concert April 15, 1966 [not 1965 *] at Oberlin College; prod. by Bob Scherl
* « The Oberlin Review » in march 1966 has a schedule for MJH performing shows at the Wilder Main Building on April 15, 1966; so Vanguard’s liner notes / archive (« April 15, 1965 ») do not show the actual recording date !!!

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01. Here I Am, Oh Lord, Send Me
02. I Shall Not Be Moved
03. Nearer My Good To Thee
04. Baby What’s Wrong With You
05. Ain’t Nobody’s Business
06. Salty Dog Blues
07. Coffee Blues
08. Avalon, My Home Town
09. Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
10. Since I’ve Laid This Burden Down
11. Sliding Delta
12. Monday Morning Blues
13. Richland Women Blues
14. Candy Man
15. Stagolee
16. My Creole Belle
17. C.C. Rider
18. Spanish Fandango
19. Talking Casey
20. Chicken
21. You Are My Sunshine

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Mississipi John Hurt – Memorial Anthology (1964)

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USA FlagRelease Date: September 20, 1994
Genre: Blues, Delta Blues, Mississipi Blues
Label: Genes GCD 9906/7 (1993)
Recorded November 27/28, 1964 at Ontario Place Coffee House, Washington. D.C. & December 12, 1964 at Ontario Place Coffee House, Washington. D.C. by Gene Rosenthal
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Memorial Anthology (Genes GCD9906/07) This was released in 1993 and is a live 2 CD set. It is quite good and the recording quality is excellent. It includes a wonderful interview of John by Pete Seeger for Seeger’s Sing Out magazine. The interview is over 20 minutes long. John talks about his first guitar, his recording and his rediscovery. This is a great interview and is a must for a true fan of Mississippi John. In discussing his guitar style John states in the interview « I just make my guitar sound like the way I thought it should. » The music was recorded by Blues enthusiast Gene Rosenthal at the Ontario Place coffeehouse in Washington. DC in November 1964. Highly recommended.

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CD1

01- Slidin’ Delta
02- Salty Dog
03- Louis Collins
04- Staggerlee
05- Monday Mornin’ Blues
06- Comin’ Home
07- Candyman Blues
08- A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight
09- K.C. Jones Blues
10- Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
11- You Can’t Come In
12- Joe Turner
13- Spanish Flangdang
14- Lonesome Am I
15- I Shall Not Be Moved
16- C.C. Rider
17- Trouble Blues

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01- Lovin’ Spoonful
02- Richland Woman Blues
03- Frankie & Albert
04- Creole Belle
05- Chicken
06- John Hurt Interview (Pete Seeger) #
07- Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me #
08- Nobody’s Dirty Business #
09- Stop Time (Buck Dance) #
10- Worried Blues #
11- Avalon Blues #

# rec. December 12, 1964

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Mississipi John Hurt – Worried Blues (1964)

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USA FlagOriginal Release Date: April, 1963
Genre: Blues, Mississipi Blues, Delta Blues
Label: Piedmont PLP 13161
Recorded in Annapolis, Maryland, April 2-4, 1963
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Reissued and distributed by OJL as « Mississippi John Hurt, 1964 (Volume II of the Original Recordings ‘Worried Blues’) » – OJL 8054
Reissued on CD in 1991 as Rounder CD 1082 (1991) « Worried Blues 1963 » (with error as it was recorded in 1964)
This second of two sessions devoted to Mississippi John Hurt’s first recordings followed the same pattern as its predecessor. Hurt did mostly blues, with an occasional spiritual number like « Oh Mary Don’t You Weep. » He sang in a fragile yet powerful manner, backing his vocals on acoustic guitar in an equally simple, gentle manner with lines and riffs that often surpassed passages with far more intricate voicings.

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01- Lazy Blues
02- Farther Along
03- Sliding Delta
04- Nobody Cares For Me
05- Cow Hooking Blues No. 2
06- Talking Casey
07- Weeping And Wailing
08- Worried Blues
09- Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep
10- I Been Cryin’ Since You Been Gone

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Mississippi John Hurt – Blues Legend (2003)

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USA FlagRelease Date: November 3, 2003
Genre: Blues, Delta Blues, Mississipi Blues
Label: Forever Gold (Allegiance)
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The origins of these recordings are not known, they have not been published before (in particular, this is the only place where « Stagger Lee » was spelled like this).

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01. Salty Dog Blues [3:00]
02. Coffee Blues [3:03]
03. Avalon, My Home Town [3:42]
04. Candy Man [3:43]
05. C.C. Rider [3:46]
06. It Ain’t Nobody’s Business [2:26]
07. Monday Morning Blues [3:38]
08. Stagger Lee [4:10]
09. You Are My Sunshine [2:15]
10. Baby, What’s Wrong With You [3:32]
11. Sliding Delta [3:09]
12. Since I’ve Laid This Burden Down [3:42]

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Mississippi John Hurt – Legend (1975)

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folderUSA FlagOriginal Release Date: October 21, 1997
Genre: Blues, Mississipi Blues, Delta Blues
Label Rounder Select -CD 1100 (1975)
rec. 1963-1964 in Washington, D.C. by John Irvine (Ca)
Previously published in 1975 as Mississippi John Hurt: Volume One Of A Legacy
Rebel CLPS 1068 (Ca), Piedmont CLPS 1068 (US 1975)
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These 14 songs were recorded in 1963 and 1964; material from these sessions appeared briefly on Canada’s Rebel label, as well as Piedmont. The mood is late-night informal, although there’s little, if anything, in the Hurt catalog that could not be called informal. Hurt’s originals are dotted with standards like « C.C. Rider, » « Do Lord Remember Me, » « Casey Jones, » and a seven-minute « Stack-O-Lee. » It’s not as forceful, perhaps, as his best-known recordings, and some of the songs are duplicated on other releases, but the sound quality (despite the destruction of the master tape) is OK, and Hurt fans will almost certainly find it to their liking.This CD has a short letter written by John Hurt about his life and contains some great pictures of John as well as informative liner notes. It also contains some recordings not normally found on Hurt recordings such as « Do Lord Remember Me » and « Stockwell ». These recordings are from original masters of Hurt recordings by Tom Hoskins and until the release of this CD by Rounder were unavailable for legal reasons. As with any releases by Rounder, the quality of these recordings are very good.

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01- Trouble I’ve Had It All My Days
02- Pera Lee [slide g]
03- See See Rider
04- Louis Collins
05- Coffee Blues
06- Nobody’s Dirty Business
07- Do Lord Remember Me
08- Monday Morning Blues (05:17) #
09- Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me
10- Pay Day
11- Stack-O-Lee (07:21) #
12- Casey Jones
13- Frankie And Albert (05:01) #
14- Stockwell (previously unissued)

# these are extended versions (compared to other recordings)

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Mississippi John Hurt – D.C. Blues – The Library Of Congress Recordings (Vol. 2)

Post-War Studio Albums

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USA FlagOriginal Release Date: August 16, 2005
Genre: Blues, Delta Blues, Mississipi Blues
Label: Fuel 2000
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If you are newly interested in Mississippi John Hurt and looking for a good musical intro to his music, I dare say that this recording may not be your best choice; recording quality and performance quality could be better. The Vanguard « Complete Studio Sessions » 3-CD set might well be a better intro to the music of John Hurt. If however you are a serious John Hurt fan, then this 2-CD set (previously available only in Europe) would be essential to your collection. Some songs found on this collection are not available elsewhere. In addition, some versions of previously available songs (guitar arrangements, keys, and lyrics) are different on this recording. As usual, the performances are always charming. Moreover, this CD provides an unvarnished picture of how Mr. Hurt was playing, right at the very beginning of his « rediscovery » period circa 1963. His technique is not nearly as smooth as it was to become just a year or so later. On some songs, the guitar is out of tune; I know this doesn’t sound like a 4-star recording per se, but, for the John Hurt afficionado, it really adds to the total picture provided by the man’s recorded legacy. And the other thing too… he was such an interesting fellow…. it’s great to hear an occasional verbal comment or two made before and after takes. In short: I have been listening to this guy for 40 years, and it sure is nice to encounter another batch of recordings from MJH.

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Disc 1

01. Monday Morning Blues 04:28
02. Nobody’s Dirty Business 03:53
03. If You Don’t Want Me 01:45
04. Spike Driver (John Henry) 03:17
05. Salty Dog 02:45
06. My Creole Belle 02:04
07. Casey Jones 04:58
08. Beulah Land 02:32
09. Waiting for You (I Forgive You Before I Go) 04:31
10. Stakolee (alternate version) 04:00
11. Walking the Floor Over You 01:35
12. Camp Meeting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground 02:21
13. Blessed Be the Name of The Lord 02:45
14. When the Roll is Called Up Yonder 02:13
15. Blind Man Sit in the Way and Cried 02:29
16. Glory to His Name 01:54
17. I’ll Fly Away 00:54
18. The Ten Virgins (When the Bridegroom Comes) 03:19

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01. Avalon Blues 03:27
02. Cow Hooking Blues 03:42
03. I’m Satisfied 01:54
04. Ain’t Nobody But You Babe 02:23
05. Shortnin’ Bread 02:01
06. Redwing 01:51
07. Four O’Clock Blues 01:40
08. See See Rider 03:27
09. I Got Mine 01:44
10. Good Morning Miss Carrie 01:58
11. Alabama Bound 01:24
12. Looking This Way 02:07
13. God’s Unchanging Hand 02:04
14. Poor Boy a Long Way From Home 01:52
15. Frankie No. 2 05:34
16. Chicken Song 01:17
17. You Are My Sunshine 02:13
18. Will the Circle Be Unbroken 03:41
19. You Got to Get Ready 01:48

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Mississippi John Hurt ‎– D.C. Blues – The Library Of Congress Recordings (Vol. 1)

Post-War Studio Albums

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USA FlagReleased: 2004
Genre: Blues, Folk, Country Blues, Delta Blues, Mississipi Blues
Label:Fuel 2000 – 302 061 407 2, Varèse Sarabande – 302 061 407 2
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These recordings have long been some of the most difficult to find in the Mississippi John Hurt catalogue. This is ironic in that they are among the finest recordings Hurt ever made. Recorded during two marathon recording sessions in the summer of 1963, this is the second batch of material Hurt recorded after his rediscovery. The first batch was recorded in April of that same year. I can’t say enough about these Library of Congress recordings or about Mississippi John Hurt, in general. These sessions, in particular, have a warmth and intimacy about them that I really enjoy. Hurt plays many of these cuts in the C positioning on his guitar with the strings tuned down one or two steps. This really brings out the warmth of his voice. Consider, for example, his rendition of « Corrina Corrina ». This may be the lowest I’ve ever heard him sing. His voice and guitar are so up close that they positively tickle your ear. There would be such a void in recorded blues music, without the lovely contributions of Mississippi John Hurt. For my money, no other blues singer sings and plays with such gentleness, grace, and beauty. He’s truly in a category all his own, which is why many people in the past have argued that Hurt’s not a blues singer at all, but a songster. We are so lucky that Hurt was discovered and recorded, first in ’28 and then later during the blues revival of the 60s. It really makes you wonder about all those blues singers that never recorded and died unnoticed. By the time I was born, Mississippi John Hurt had already passed on. I’m really glad his music lives on.

While it isn’t listed on the notes or anywhere else, CD#1 actually has 18 tracks, not 17. Not only that, this 18th track is the best of the entire 36: It is called « Nobody’s Dirty Business » and is stellar to say the least. Put this 2cd set in your car’s cd player, and you can drive from Boston to East Boise and still not get tired of it.

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Disc 1

01. Avalon Blues 04:23
02. Richlands Women Blues 04:04
03. Frankie And Albert 03:55
04. Trouble I’ve Had All My Day 04:37
05. Pera-Lee 01:51
06. Candy Man 02:52
07. Stockwell 01:39
08. Got The Blues Can’t Be Satisfied 03:04
09. Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me 03:05
10. Talking Casey Jones 05:07
11. Pay Day 02:53
12. Louis Collins 03:05
13. Stackolee 04:04
14. Coffee Blues 03:23
15. Slidin’ Delta 02:59
16. Corinna, Corinna 02:10
17. Hey Baby Right Away 01:44
18. (Untitled) Nobody’s Dirty Business 03:56

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Disc 2

01. Pallet On The Floor 04:26
02. Waiting For A Train 02:40
03. Funky Butt 01:52
04. Spanish Flangdang 02:22
05. Monday Morning Blues 03:11
06. Shortnin’ Bread 02:02
07. Oh Mary Don’t You Weep 02:18
08. Farther Along 03:10
09. Do Lord Remember Me 03:08
10. Over In The Glory Land 01:13
11. Glory Glory Hallelujah 04:44
12. What A Friend We Have In Jesus 02:21
13. Where Shall I Be 03:01
14. Weeping And Waiting 02:25
15. Joe Turner 02:58
16. If You Don’t Want Me (Version #2) 03:29
17. Rubber Dolly 01:25
18. Keep Me Knockin’ (You Can’t Come In) 02:52

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Mississipi John Hurt -1966-72 – The Complete Studio Recordings (3)

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USA FlagOriginal Release Date: 1972
Genre: Blues, Delta Blues, Mississipi Blues
Label: Vanguard VSD 79327 – 1972
Reissued as Vanguard CD 79327-2
Reissued 2000 as part of a 3CD set « Mississippi John Hurt The Complete Recordings » – Vanguard CD 70181-2
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Recorded February 1966 at Manhattan Towers, New York; and July 1966 at Vanguard’s 23rd Street Recording Studio, New York.
Recorded in New York during February and July of 1966, the 17 songs on this collection represent Mississippi John Hurt’s final studio efforts. It is astonishing that this man, in the final months of his life, could do 17 songs that were the equal of anything he had done at his first sessions 45 years earlier, his playing (supported on some tracks with producer Patrick Sky on second guitar) as alluringly complex as ever and his voice still in top form. Hurt is brilliant throughout, his voice overpowering in its mixture of warmth, gentleness, and power, and in addition to the expected crop of standards and originals, he covers songs by Bukka White (« Poor Boy, Long Ways from Home ») and Leadbelly (« Goodnight Irene ») — all of it is worthwhile, with some tracks, such as « Let the Mermaids Flirt with Me, » especially haunting.

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01. Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home 02:16
02. Boy’s You’re Welcome 03:04
03. Joe Turner Blues 03:32
04. First Shot Missed Him 01:44
05. Farther Along 03:47
06. Funky Butt 01:59
07. Spider, Spider 01:33
08. Waiting For You 03:41
09. Shortnin’ Bread 02:17
10. Trouble, I’ve Had It All My Days 03:06
11. Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me 03:24
12. Good Morning, Carrie 01:59
13. Nobody Cares For Me 03:45
14. All Night Long 02:47
15. Hey, Honey, Right Away 02:03
16. You’ve Got To Die 03:32
17. Goodnight Irene 02:26

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Mississipi John Hurt -1966-72 – The Complete Studio Recordings (2)

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USA FlagGenre: Blues, Blues Traditional, Country Blues, Delta Blues, Mississipi Blues.
Label Vanguard
Original Year: 1967
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Later issues:The Immortal Mississippi John Hurt – Vanguard VSD 79248 – 1967
Later reissues: SVRL 19005, Vanguard CD 79248-2
Reissued 2000 as part of a 3CD set « Mississippi John Hurt The Complete
Recordings » – Vanguard CD 70181-2

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One of the best albums of country blues ever recorded. The fingerpicking is delicate, the vocals mellow and sweet. Many tunes that remain associated with Hurt are included here in versions that rival his legendary recordings from the late ’20s. « Richland Woman Blues, » « Stagolee, » « The Chicken, » and « Since I’ve Laid My Burden Down » sound as fresh as ever in these ’60s versions. This album leaves little doubt as to why Hurt was so beloved after his rediscovery.

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1- Since I’ve Laid My Burden Down 2:43
2- Moaning The Blues 3:15
3- Buck Dance 2:02
4- Lazy Blues 1:27
5- Richland Women Blues 4:00
6- Tender Virgins 2:55
7- Hop Joint 2:07
8- Monday Morning Blues 3:55
9-I’ve Got The Blues And I Can’t Be Satisfied 2:47
10-Keep On Knocking 2:05
11-Chicken 1:05
12-Stagolee 5:33
13-Nearer My God To Thee 3:25

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Mississipi John Hurt -1966-72 – The Complete Studio Recordings (1)

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1966 – Today! (2000 reissue)

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Genre: Blues, Blues Traditional, Country Blues, Delta
Label Vanguard
Original Year: 1966
Later reissues: Fontana TFL 6079, Vanguard CD 79220-2 (1987)
Reissued 2000 as part of a 3CD set « Mississippi John Hurt The Complete
Recordings » – Vanguard CD 70181-2

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Today is Mississippi John Hurt’s first and finest studio release since his« rediscovery » on his Avalon farm by folklorist Tom Hoskins in 1963. Eclipsed possibly only by his earlier 1928 Sessions, this album shows a more mature Hurt picking his way through standards and originals after the Depression years and Hurt’s fall into obscurity before the folk revival of the 1960s. It shows, however, that all that the great bluesman has lost is years; his voice retains its characteristic Buddha-esque warmth and it is still difficult to believe that there is just one man playing on the seemingly effortless guitar work.
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1. Pay Day
2. I’m Satisfied
3. Candy Man
4. Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
5. Talking Casey
6. Corrinna, Corrinna
7. Coffee Blues
8. Louis Collins
9. Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight
10. If You Don’t Want Me Baby
11. Spike Driver’s Blues
12. Beulah Land

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Mississipi John Hurt- 1963 – Folk Songs and Blues (1991 reissue)

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USA FlagOriginal Released: Vinyl, Original recording, 1963 – Piedmont PLP 13157
Rounder CD 1081 (1991 reissue as Avalon Blues 1963)
Genre: Mississipi Blues, Delta Blues
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Recorded by P.V. Kuykendall, Peter Silitch and Sandy Fisher on March 24, 26, 29
and April 2, 1963 in Washington, D.C.

After a 35-year absence, Mississippi John Hurt made a return to recording with
Folksongs & Blues, and his gentle, easygoing style of country blues hadn’t
changed a bit in the intervening years. Hurt croons, and even occasionally
whispers, the lyrics, accompanied by the lazy strum of an acoustic guitar and a
few touches of harmonica.Folksongs & Blues is a great introduction to Mississippi John Hurt’s
talents, and is a must-have for anyone interested in country blues.

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01. Avalon Blues 02:23
02. Richland Woman Blues 03:42
03. Spike Driver Blues 02:30
04. Salty Dog 01:44
05. Cow Hooking Blues 06:05
06. Spanish Fandango 01:18
07. Casey Jones 03:47
08. Louis Collins 02:17
09. Candy Man Blues 02:58
10. My Creole Belle 01:54
11. Liza Jane 01:59
12. Joe Turner Blues 03:34

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