Mississippi John Hurt

The Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt - The Rediscovery Years

taught by John Miller
sku: 02-30791M
Book with online audio. When John Hurt was rediscovered in 1963, he was presented with a rare opportunity to expand and re-write his musical legacy, late in life. And he did just that, recording over seventy songs previously unrecorded by him, adding to the repertoire of thirteen titles he recorded in 1928. In this book, the author focuses on performances John Hurt recorded in between 1963 and his death in 1966, presenting transcriptions of 24 of those performances. The richness and variety of John Hurt’s music is showcased in these songs, with everything from low-down blues in E to raggy numbers in C to waltzes in D. Lyrics for all of the songs are provided, and where verse accompaniments are provided in the transcriptions, indications are given to show where the vocal sits relative to the accompaniment. Audio clips of Mississippi John Hurt playing each transcribed song are available via a download link. Note/tab. 136 pp.   More Details...

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Mississippi John Hurt's Guitar Style
The Book's Format
Understanding the Tablature
The Songs:
  • Got the Blues
  • Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
  • Coffee Blues
  • Trouble, I've Had It All My Days
  • Moanin' The Blues
  • If You Don't Want Me Baby
  • Shake That Thing
  • I Shall Not Be Moved
  • Casey Jones
  • Salty Dog
  • Nobody Cares For Me
  • Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me
  • Hop Loint
  • Lazy Blues
  • Stockwell
  • Keep on Knocking
  • Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight
  • Cow Hooking Blues
  • Waiting For You
  • Funky Butt
  • Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home
  • I Been Crying Since You Been Gone
  • I'm Satisfied
  • Joe Turner Blues