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10/27/2007

Mississippi John Hurt playing Louis Collins

By Kenneth Rainey. Filed under: Audio, TweedBlog. Tags: , , ,

One of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. Hurt sings even the most brutal subject matter with a voice that is gentle and reassuring. Hurt’s fingerpicked guitar on this song has become a standard for anyone learning fingerstyle guitar.

Recorded in New York City on December 21, 1928 for the OKeh label.

Louis Collins (MP3)
Courtesy of Archive.org

Previous Mississippi John Hurt Posts:
Mississippi John Hurt playing Frankie
Mississippi John Hurt playing Nobody’s Dirty Business
Mississippi John Hurt playing Stack O Lee Blues
Mississippi John Hurt playing Avalon Blues
Mississippi John Hurt plays Goodnight Irene
Mississippi John Hurt singing Spike Driver’s Blues