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Author Topic: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues  (Read 5123 times)

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Offline RobBob

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2011, 05:57:53 PM »
I've got this and the new book about Son House on pre-order at Amazon, through the Weenie portal.  Hope they are good.

Offline RobBob

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2011, 02:12:08 PM »
Just got word that this book and the new Son House book have shipped from Amazon today.

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2011, 04:52:54 AM »
Got my MJ Hurt book in the mail yesterday. This looks like a great book with a lot of information and thoroughly researched.

Offline jostber

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2011, 01:46:36 PM »
And today the Son House book arrived, so all is well!


Offline rjtwangs

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2011, 08:21:24 PM »
 I absolutely loved this book!! It took me back many years, remembering when I first heard and fell in love with MJH. I listened to every MJH disc that I have as I read every page, it just made the whole thing come alive for me. This and the Broonzy book have had a great impact on me in the last few months, I can't wait to read the Son House bio...


  RJ

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2011, 04:56:32 PM »
After wolfing the book too fast, just in a couple of days, I'm rereading it for the second time through.  If you love MJH, I think it's a must have.

Cheers

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2012, 09:07:17 AM »
Has anyone done a real review of this book yet?
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Re: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2012, 09:57:58 AM »
Has anyone done a real review of this book yet?

Not that I'm aware of. I read it and I recommend it, but that is far from a "real review." 

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2012, 10:52:29 AM »
Here's a short one from the evergreen critic Ron Weinstock  :)

http://inabluemood.blogspot.com/2011/07/life-and-legacy-of-mississippi-john.html

Check out elsewhere on his blog for reviews of Son House, Broonzy and Hopkins biogs.

Offline bnemerov

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2012, 11:04:17 AM »
Mr. O'
Blues & Rhythm; The Gospel Truth (Brit mag) has one by Howard Rye in current issue, and Living Blues has. Review by Scott Barretta.

CD  also getting reviewed: Blackgrooves <<http://blackgrooves.org/>> an on-line mag of and by serious African-American culture-vultures; and in Old Time Herald  by our own Lyle L.
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Re: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2012, 12:14:55 PM »
I keep meaning to get this, but its still very expensive in the UK...  The equivalent of $50 for the hardback on Amazon.  $25.55 on US Amazon.

Even the kindle version is the equivalent of $28 in the UK!.

Offline Rockdale

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2012, 07:51:27 PM »
My brother just got this as a gift for me last week. I'm about a third of the way through it now and it's great so far. Has anyone heard the new MJH Discovery recordings that were released a few months ago?


http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Rebirth-Mississippi-John-Hurt/dp/B005L3HKCC/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1326772172&sr=8-5

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2012, 08:21:49 PM »
Thanks for the reminder about this disk. I just sampled the tracks on Amazon, sounds pretty indispensable to me and I ordered the CD. Love the rooster chiming-in on Got The Blues, that's really funny.

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2012, 07:08:59 AM »
I just ordered the Discovery CD from Amazon this morning.

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Re: Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2013, 10:37:41 AM »
Played a gig at the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale MS this past weekend (for the Pinetop Perkins Homecoming Festical) and Guy at the Shack threw a copy of this book in with our pay!  I had eyed it in their gift shop the last couple of times we were down, and I guess he caught me looking this time and decided I needed to have it.  I'm about 20 pages in and am loving it.  Maybe I'll write a full review when I get through.

 


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