Mississippi John Hurt
Influential country blues singer and guitarist, Mississippi John Hurt was born on 8 March 1893 in Teoc, Carroll County, Mississippi. Although his first recordings for Okeh Records in 1928 were commercial failures, he continued to work as a farmer. In 1963, a blues enthusiast located Hurt and convinced him to move to Washington, D.C., where he was recorded by the Library of Congress in 1964. This contributed to the American folk music revival and led to the rediscovery of many other bluesmen from Hurt's era. He went on to record several albums before passing away on 2 November 1966 in Grenada, Mississippi due to a heart attack.
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