Mississippi John Hurt
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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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
Meet see an Hear a real bluesman
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
Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 21:01pm
Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 21:03pm
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"??
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 23:23pm
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.
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.
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..
Posted by mrxyzomg on Tuesday, 08.17.10 @ 22:38pm
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