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Old 01-20-2020, 09:13 PM
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Default Mississippi John Hurt... anybody else like this guy?

I just love his style...

"Candy Man"


"You Got to Walk That Lonesome Valley"


"Spike Driver Blues"


"Make Me a Pallet On the Floor"
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:14 PM
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Love his stuff Kerbie. Hope to some day be able to play a bit of those. Will have to live to 100!
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:33 PM
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Anyone who plays folk music has been influenced by John Hurt, if not directly then in the music that has come after him from people who listened to him, or "grandchildren" or "great grandchildren." Down the line.
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:44 PM
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Yes, he is a giant of American folk blues - I hear a lot of his influence on Bob Dylan.
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:03 PM
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Yes! And deceptively tough stuff to play.
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:04 PM
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Hi Kerbie, Yes I do!

In fact I just got done running through CC Rider and Buck Dance
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:26 AM
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He's one of my favorites.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:42 AM
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Hard to imagine anybody not liking MJH.
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:17 AM
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NOTE : Everybody loves John Hurt !

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Old 01-21-2020, 06:20 AM
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Yes! And deceptively tough stuff to play.
I agree, Jeff... Hurt is a challenge. There's more going on than it seems, but that's what makes him so much fun to play!

Glad to know others enjoy him too. BTW, Scott Ainslie does a wonderful job of playing and teaching Hurt's style. He has a page on his website dedicated to him and includes several tabs. Here's Scott playing the delightful, "Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me," on a gorgeous Froggy at Dream Guitars.

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Old 01-21-2020, 08:08 AM
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Tom Feldmann is another guy who does a great job playing and teaching Hurt tunes. His lessons are available by subscription on his website, or individually at his site or Stefan Grossman's. Here is part one of a free 5 part video (with tab) series he did for Acoustic Guitar Magazine on C. C. Rider a while back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEnDKfxErko Many of Tom's lessons are accessible to those just starting out in this style.
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:37 PM
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Iím a fan now, Kerbie. Just watched every video in this thread. Great stuff!
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:39 PM
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Iím a fan now, Kerbie. Just watched every video in this thread. Great stuff!
Larry, thanks! It is great stuff, isn't it? I love it. Hurt's thumb was incredible. His alternating bass bounced like a super ball... he loved to hit both the 4th and 3rd strings on beats 2 and 4. Made those beats sound accented... really added to the syncopated feel. Lots of fun.
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Old 02-02-2020, 09:07 PM
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Gotta love MJH! A regular listen if mine for longer than I care to admit. Still only playing a few songs finger style but started with a couple of his. Have seen Scott Ainsley play at least 1/2 dz times and took one of his workshops hosted by AGF member Boone. Great guy too. Tom Feldman taught the section I was in at Fur Peace a couple of years ago. He is a great player, super guy, and one really good teacher.

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Old 02-06-2020, 07:23 AM
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Tom Feldmann is another guy who does a great job playing and teaching Hurt tunes. His lessons are available by subscription on his website, or individually at his site or Stefan Grossman's. Here is part one of a free 5 part video (with tab) series he did for Acoustic Guitar Magazine on C. C. Rider a while back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEnDKfxErko Many of Tom's lessons are accessible to those just starting out in this style.
Thanks for posting this. He does a great job teaching. The tab is very helpful with a couple things I couldnít quite pick up. For anyone else looking for the whole series itís actually from Vintage Guitar magazine. Might save you a nanosecond of googling time.
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