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Author Topic: Mississippi John Hurt - Biography  (Read 980 times)

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Offline Delta Dan

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Mississippi John Hurt - Biography
« on: February 25, 2011, 05:04:03 AM »
Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues by Philip R Ratcliffe
I have posted progress reports in the past. Now I can announce that my book, will be published by the University Press of Mississippi on August 1st 2011.
Further information at
or visit UPM website
or pre-order on Amazon.
I'll post further details as I get them from the publisher.
Best wishes

Offline Norfolk Slim

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt - Biography
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 05:32:48 AM »
Fantastic Phil- good luck.

I remember talking with you about this years ago at an EBA event- its been a long journey which I'm sure will have been worthwhile.

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt - Biography
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 07:12:58 AM »
Dan, Weenie were already giving an advanced heads-up back in October;Itemid=60&topic=6936.0

On your next visit check out the 30 plus related MJH threads via the TAGS option which commences with a post from you on 7 March 2006 concerning the start of your research.  ;)

Offline colm kill paul

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt - Biography
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 07:55:35 AM »
I've finished reading Philip Ratcliffe's "Mississippi John Hurt His Life, His Times, His Blues" and I have to post to say it is FANTASTIC! Any John Hurt fan will treasure this book! It's jammed with interesting info and it is put together so methodically that you know you can trust the details. Little bits of info that I loved... John sent for his two handed axe when in Washington and gave it pride of place (...not a guitar, a real axe!)...he liked to hunt for quail with his dogs and they were impressively well trained...there is a ton more!

It is all pulled together so well. It's a 3D experience!
Thank you Mr. Ratcliffe!



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