Mississippi John Hurt Satisfying Blues

Satisfying Blues
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  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Collectables Records

Description by OLDIES.com:

Mississippi John Hurt's career didn't really kick in until he was seventy-one years old and was "rediscovered" by young Blues musicians. His exquisite Country-Blues singing and clean finger-picking guitar playing style were ideally suited for his tales of manual labor and spirituality.


  • 1.C-H-I-C-K-E-N Blues
  • 2.Monday Morning Blues
  • 3.Candy Man
  • 4.Lonesome Blues
  • 5.Nobody's Business But Mine
  • 6.Angels Laid Him Away
  • 7.Baby What's Wrong With You
  • 8.Richland Women Blues
  • 9.Frankie And Albert
  • 10.Salty Dog
  • 11.Spike Driver's Blues
  • 12.Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight
  • 13.My Creole Belle
  • 14.Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
  • 15.Coffee Blues

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Includes liner notes by Geoffrey Allen Lester.
Personnel: Mississippi John Hurt (vocals, guitar, harmonica).
Mississippi John Hurt did a live 21-song set on April 15, 1965, at Oberlin College in Ohio, a scant two years after his rediscovery in 1963, and a year before his death in 1966. Hurt was remarkably consistent as a performer, whether you listen to his famous 1920s Okeh tracks, his rediscovery studio work for Vanguard Records, or the handful of live shows like this one: the skill and delivery is always steady, professional, and charming. Among the highlights in this set is his intricate and atmospheric slide guitar work on "Talking Casey," one of the few times Hurt abandoned his trademark three-finger guitar picking style. This concert has been issued in various configurations and sequences by several labels under different titles and with different cover art over the years including In Concert (Magnum), Frankie & Albert (Tomato), Live! (Columbia River), Satisfying Blues (Collectables), Revisited (Varese), and Mississippi John Hurt (Dressed to Kill). Vanguard added a handful of live tracks recorded at Hurt's workshop appearance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival to the 21 original Oberlin songs to make 2002's Live, which is probably the best choice out there. Just make sure you get the 1920s stuff first. ~ Steve Leggett
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Rating 4.0 RE: amazing picking! Music Lover: from Southern Utah -- March, 24, 2007

These recordings were made in the mid-60's, when Hurt was almost 70.
And its a marvel to hear his style of finger picking!
The only qualms I have about this recording, is that it seems to be a live recording from the same source, but each song fades out, which is a bit annoying.
Its also from an acetate source, so youve got a pop and a crackle here and there during songs.
But the high artistry of this gentleman of the blues, makes this recording one to acquire.

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  • UPC: 090431552926
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