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Mississippi John Hurt


John S. Hurt (1893-1966) was a 
pioneer blues and folk guitarist. 
Self-taught, Hurt rarely left his 
home at Avalon, where he worked 
as a farmer. Although he recorded 
several songs in 1928, including 
"Avalon Blues" and "Frankie," 
he lived in relative obscurity 
before he was "rediscovered" in 
the blues revival of the 1960s.

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