MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT '1928 Sessions' YAZOO-1065-CD
Poignant music. Vocally and instrumentally Hurt's music doesn't put on airs. His singing and storytelling is conversational and inviting. His playing was foundational to the folk revival of the 50s/60s and shows the roots of how syncopated thumb-finger style picking like Merle Travis originated and developed. From blues to ragtime to gospel, this music is essential listening. Timeless cuts like SPIKE DRIVER BLUES, STAK O'LEE, PRAYING ON THE OLD CAMPGROUND, FRANKIE, LOUIS COLLINS etc.