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“I’m really fond of the Piedmont style of guitar playing made popular by Mississippi John Hurt. And that’s all over this track. Hallelujah.”
The 10 albums provide a rich and varied catalog of artists who were scattered across the Mississippi Delta, largely inactive until a new generation sought them out.
Hurt taught himself to play guitar, beginning around the age of 9.
In the latest John Hurt biography,researcher Philip Ratcliffe deals with the lack of direct sources about John Hurt’s early life by plunging into census records and information about Avalon, Mississippi.