Mississippi John Hurt

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1953 (The 1954 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2016 (ranked #43 in the Influences - Pre-Rock Era category) .


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Stack O' Lee (1928)
Spike Driver Blues (1928)

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His version of See See Rider ,Stagger Lee are what all are measured by. I really like his Cow Hooking Blues.. that thing sings the blues as I am sure most of you "real blues" fan knows.. IF you are into da Blues you all knows what I be talkin abouts... I hope some one says somethin about Mississippi John Hurt...other than little old me! Where would SRV,Stones or Clapton be with outs him...?

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 20:20pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEtG9NqUfLY



For you that don't know what the real blues BE hear is your chance.... Lesson A1

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 20:32pm


Meet see an Hear a real bluesman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvRxA8gR7bw

Meet a real blues guitar man enjoy the truth and the show ...these are the real roots of rock .... Now this is blues gee an know gizmos LOL How did he do it..???

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 20:39pm


Thank goodness those who came along later played it better...if it hadn't evolved it would've stayed buried in the 20's...

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 20:46pm


It wasn't necessarily the "old players", but the 12 bar, 3 chord, minor pentatonic progression that set the mood for the blues.

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 20:54pm


Define "a real bluesman"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 20:58pm


It was never buried nor is it even played better anyone hip knew of the blues ... from Sinatra to Elvis.. it has just been white washed at best ...I can't help it if it took a "Hollywood hype" in the 80's for you to think you like blues or found it...lol ,what you think is the blues LOL
all ya need is ears not a Marshall and gizmos...

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 21:01pm








Define "a real bluesman"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 20:58pm

Lesson A1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvRxA8gR7bw


enjoy the "blues " that is where all the "NEW "licks came from

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 21:03pm


Lesson A2
Da Mose http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCpekvOkwNM


This song is for you {SMILE} enjoy the ears..I mean the Mose I mean the show....Now hear is a ral player if you like new Blues

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 21:11pm


That's double-talk...once again, define "a REAL bluesman". Just because someone uses what's available that doesn't make them a "REAL bluesman"? It seems to me that when ELECTRIC guitars became available the "old bluesmen" seemed to latch right onto it...couldn't an electric guitar be considered a "gizmo" (or enhancement) back then??? Are you saying given musicians can't possibly have the blues like the "old bluesmen" had? Clapton and Hendrix had fairly normal childhoods by most accounts...what "blues" did they have? Are you saying they weren't (or aren't) "REAL bluesmen"??

You really don't seem to know what you're talking about when it comes to this subject, and you really make yourself sound very uninformed when you make comments like you do. Guys like Clapton, Hendrix, and Vaughan were vastly superior musicians compared to the "old bluesmen" who just happened to have a love for the blues. As time went on, those gentlemen had their fair share of demons that probably intensified their playing...made it more emotional. So to not refer to them as "REAL bluesmen" is assinine...at best!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 23:23pm


gitarzan


where I made my mistake is putting SRV in the same sentence as Clapton or the Stones LOL

SRV plays rock that is bluesish for the most part sometimes he played a blues tune mainly just plain rock. Clapton is a rock guitar player but does do the blues sometimes . Hendrix is a rock guitar player though he also did a few blues tunes..Same with the Stones Just because you play a 12 bar blues does not make it blues. Rock took Boogie Woogie, Country,Folk Jazz, Swing, Blues classical etc etc.. and created Rock and Roll from there{ROCK} it has changed from rock to pop , heavy metal, Surf,Punk,etc etc....You don't see or hear many gizmos when you go to a symphony thats performing Mozart other classical's to often. You can add electric an a gizmo to blues such as: Muddy, Lee, Mayall BB etc,, It is how you play it, not what you play..for the most part..I gave you a few youtube links start there and then we shall have an in lighting conversation..on the "BLUES"

LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 03.3.10 @ 07:18am


The new blues players are a double edge sword. I have to agree that blues is in the feel not the cords.. Many of the so called blues players are playing rock and calling it blues... All music grows and change with the times . Rock is rock and the blues are the blues . A fine line between the two ,since most of rock roots came from the blues.I would have to say,you just don't hear many blues players now a days.
. It would be nice to see a tribute band of blues music. I wonder, if there are many that can even accomplish the complex subtle nuances that are in the blues? It seems to be a lost art with todays musicians. Time will tell,

Posted by L-7 on Wednesday, 03.3.10 @ 11:16am


Guys like Clapton, Hendrix, and Vaughan were vastly superior musicians compared to the "old bluesmen" who just happened to have a love for the blues.

LOL and just happen to invent it it is very complex a subtle the real blues Its a feel. ya can't buy it or over play it It is what it is,, not may have found it... They found their own thing no better no worse on a good day....... .. makes me wonder..Oh well each to their own..

Posted by mrxyzomg on Tuesday, 08.17.10 @ 22:31pm


"Guys like Clapton, Hendrix, and Vaughan were vastly superior musicians compared to the "old bluesmen" who just happened to have a love for the blues." this ab statement was written by the name Gitarzan not sure the "real"Gitarzan wrote it I hope not..
Makes me wonder.

LOL and they {old bluesmen}just happen to invent it... It is very complex a subtle the real blues.. Its a feel. ya can't buy it or over play it. It is what it is,, not may have found it... They found their own thing base on the real thing ...... .. each to their own..

Posted by mrxyzomg on Tuesday, 08.17.10 @ 22:31pm

Posted by mrxyzomg on Tuesday, 08.17.10 @ 22:38pm


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