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The Best of Mississippi John Hurt [CD]

Mississippi John Hurt Audio CD

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1. Here Am I, Oh Lord, Send Me
2. I Shall Not Be Moved
3. Nearer My God to Thee
4. Baby What's Wrong With You
5. It Ain't Nobody's Business
6. Salty Dog Blues
7. Coffee Blues
8. Avalon, My Home Town
9. 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
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  24 reviews
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy 10 Feb 2002
By Allan Ostermann - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Yes, this is a live recording, not a collection of prerecorded material; but you know what? I think it's even better than the studio works. I own Avalon Blues and Worried Blues, and they're wonderful. But there's something different going on here. There's a certain undefinable spirit he adds to the songs. Gosh, I don't want to say it, but it's almost rowdy, if Mr. Hurt could ever be described in that fashion (heck, though, it's almost like calling Perry Como speed metal).
All I'm trying to say is that the artist/audience chemistry seems to add something exciting to the music and the musician. I guess he seems happier and more alive; which leads me to one oxymoron I've always used to describe Mississippi John Hurt. Happy blues. I love this album, and if you like anything this man has recorded, I'd almost guarantee you'll feel the same.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it may not be his best, but:� 14 May 2002
By Douglas J. Harwood - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This disc is a fine place to dive into the wonderfully gentle blues of this wonderfully gentle man. There was nothing flashy about John Hurt, and maybe for that reason his music may stick to your ribs for a long, long time.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite album 17 Jun 1998
By dmckenzi@eidnet.org - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I first heard this album in the mid-sixties. I bought the LP as soon as I could locate it, and updated to the CD as well. I have hundreds of recordings but this is the one I like the best. I've listened to it for more than 30 years.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A blues pioneer 30 May 2007
By Steven A. Peterson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Mississippi John Hurt is one of those old blues singers of the same generation at Son House and Charlie Patton. On this CD, there are no liner notes to provide context. However, the Wikipedia notes that he recorded some of his music in the later 1920s (he was born in 1892 or 1893). The records did not do well and the record company went down the tubes during the Depression. Hurt, then, returned to his home in Avalon, Mississippi, worked as a sharecropper, and played local parties and dances.

Here are some illustrative cuts from this CD:

"Avalon My Home" refers to his home town (as one might well guess!). His guitar work is simple but well played. He has a smooth voice (nothing like Howlin' Wolf!). His home town is "always on my mind." "New York is a good town, but it's not for mine."

"Monday Morning Blues" is a song that speaks to many of us, as he observes that it's often hard to get started on Monday morning. Again, good clean acoustic guitar playing and a clear but expressive voice.

"Woke up in the morning
With Monday morning blues."

"Stagolee" focuses on "a bad man." The song is about a hard case, and features, again, nice guitar playing. Typical line:

"Please don't take my life,
He's a bad man."

Stagolee ended up at the gallows, apparently to the relief of many.

"C. C. Rider" "made me love you." Expressive singing over a love affair.

Finally, "You Are My Sunshine." There is a nice introduction to the song addressed to the audience by Hurt. He urges a sing-along style. A nice, affecting version, well sung and well played.

A very nice introduction to the work of Mississippi John Hurt.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A timeless classic 26 Jan 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Must agree with the previous reviewer--this is truly great collection. I also first heard the LP in the late 60's, had a reel to reel tape of it that finally just wore out. Then heard it again a few days ago in a local Cajun restaurant. It sounded better than ever. Just had to have the CD.
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