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Mississippi John Hurt (1892–1966)

Blues singer/songwriter Mississippi John Hurt was born John Smith Hurt in Teoc, MS, on July 3, 1893. As a young man he taught himself how to play guitar and performed at local clubs and dances. In 1928 a talent scout for Okeh Records heard him and signed him to the label, then sent him to Memphis and New York City to record. He made 13 songs for ... See full bio »

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 2016 Passage to Mars (performer: "Avalon Blues") / (writer: "Avalon Blues")
 2016 Two Trains Runnin' (Documentary) (performer: "Frankie", "Avalon Blues") / (writer: "Frankie", "Avalon Blues")
 2014 Infinitely Polar Bear (performer: "Stack o Lee Blues")
 2013 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dead Air (2013) ... (writer: "Monday Morning Blues" - uncredited)
 2013 Revelation Road: The Beginning of the End (writer: "Louis Collins")
 2012 Dead Season (performer: "Blues Cotton") / (writer: "Blues Cotton")
 2008 The Yellow Handkerchief (performer: "Do Lord Remember Me")
 2007 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Following Sean (2007) ... (writer: "Beulah Land")
 2005 Following Sean (Documentary) (writer: "Beulah Land")
 2005 Walk the Line (writer: "Candy Man Blues" - as John S. Hurt)
 2004 Field Day (Short) (writer: "Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Warming by the Devil's Fire (2003) ... (performer: "Big Leg Blues", "Candy Man", "Spike Driver Blues") / (writer: "Big Leg Blues", "Candy Man", "Spike Driver Blues" - as John S. Hurt)
 2000 The Natural History of the Chicken (Documentary) (performer: "Chicken")
 1998 Shadrach (performer: "Farther Along")
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