Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Mississippi John Hurt (Avalon Blues : Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings)

Mississippi John Hurt recorded 13 country-blues songs for the Okeh Electric Records company in 1928. Then he vanished. Actually, he never went anywhere. Indeed, he never strayed from his hometown of Avalon, Mississippi. He simply put the guitar down. It was the Great Depression, times were tough, money was scarce, and he needed to work. Nearly 30 years later, a blues enthusiast tracked him down, took him back to Washington, D.C., and suddenly Mississippi John's musical career resumed as quickly as it had finished. He recorded again, but these first songs from the late 1920s--with John's melancholy voice and hypnotic guitar playing at its most inspired--are his greatest musical accomplishments. --Percy Keegan

If you like folk, this is for you…Pure Folk-Blues, Pre-Folk Revolution…
Great guitar finger picking too…Dylan style music, decades before Dylan appeared..
An original folkie...

Listen : http://rapidshare.de/files/37102911/avablues.rar.html


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