Mississippi Writers and Musicians
MISSISSIPPI MUSICIANS: Mississippi John Hurt


Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi John Hurt

Major Works

  • SINCE I'VE LAID MY BURDEN DOWN
  • MOANING THE BLUES
  • STOCKTIM
  • LAZY BLUES
  • RICHLAND WOMAN BLUES
  • WISE AND FOOLISH VIRGINS
  • HOP JOINT
  • MONDAY MORNING BLUES
  • I'VE GOT THE BLUES AND I CAN'T BE SATISFIED
  • KEEP ON KNOCKING
  • THE CHICKEN
  • STAGOLEE
  • NEARER MY GOD TO THEE and many others  (See below)

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John Smith Hurt: A Biography

John Smith Hurt, the blues-folk singer and guitarist, was  born in Teoc, Mississippi, on March 8, 1892, and lived most of his life in that vicinity around Avalon and Valley, Mississippi, in Carroll. He  lived in Grenada, Mississippi,  briefly and died there in November, 1966.

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Related Websites

Uncle Tink's Place provides the lyrics to over 65 song of Mississippi John Hurt.

The Mudcat Cafe magazine has photos of Hurt's home and excellent biography.

French site adds info, photos, and audio clips of John Hurt.

AllMusic.com presents biography of Hurt.
Mississippi John Hurt, 1928 Sessions

Vanguard Records presents the immortal Mississippi John Hurt.

Biographical info and other links for John Hurt.

Short paragraph and cover of 1928 recording here.

Lyrics to Hurt's songs can be found here.

Excellent biography of Hurt by Ed Ward

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Updated October 19, 2004
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