The Best of Mississippi John Hurt (LP)

Mississippi John Hurt
The Best of Mississippi Hurt
Vanguard (VSD 19/20)
Producer: Bob Scherl
Rating: ***** (Good Shit)
Recorded April 15, 1965, released 1970
For some reason, Vanguard was famous for these albums with misleading titles.  This one is actually a four-sider capturing Hurt in concert at Oberlin College.
On the other hand, the title is not really inaccurate as this set is thoroughly enjoyable, Hurt alone with his acoustic guitar, sounding like he’s singing off the back porch of his Mississippi home, likely the place these were typically performed.

While Hurt only had a few years of recording, he sure didn’t waste any time.
— winch
(author of Kalamazoo: Growing Up Sideways in the 1970s)
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