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Mississippi John Hurt (1892–1966)

Blues singer/songwriter Mississippi John Hurt was born John Smith Hurt in Teoc, MS, on July 3, 1893. As a young man he taught himself how to play guitar and performed at local clubs and dances. In 1928 a talent scout for Okeh Records heard him and signed him to the label, then sent him to Memphis and New York City to record. He made 13 songs for ... See full bio »

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 2013 Revelation Road: The Beginning of the End (writer: "Louis Collins")
 2012 Dead Season (performer: "Blues Cotton") / (writer: "Blues Cotton")
 2007 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Following Sean (2007) ... (writer: "Beulah Land")
 2005 Following Sean (Documentary) (writer: "Beulah Land")
 2005 Walk the Line (writer: "Candy Man Blues" - as John S. Hurt)
 2000 The Natural History of the Chicken (Documentary) (performer: "Chicken")
 1998 Shadrach (performer: "Farther Along")
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 1970 A Rosewood Daydream (Short)
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 1967 Festival (Documentary)
 1966 This Hour Has Seven Days (TV Series)
- Episode dated 1 May 1966 (1966) ... Himself
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 2003 The Howlin' Wolf Story (Documentary)
 1994 Legends of Country Blues Guitar (Video)

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