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August 3rd, 1967: Posthumous album from Mississippi John Hurt

Posthumous album from Mississippi John Hurt

The events we write about at Gaslight Records happened in some form or another 50 years ago to the day. Roll along with us and imagine you are back in 1970.

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Blues singer Mississippi John Hurt passed away in November last year following a heart attack. He was 74 years old. Hurt had seen a resurgence in his career in the 4 years before his death, following his 'rediscovery' and subsequent recording contract with Vanguard.

Immortal is the second release from Vanguard of Hurt's recordings, following last year's Today!

Listen below to "Richland Woman Blues" via Spotify.

Watch a clip below of Mississippi John Hurt performing at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival.

The Immortal:

01 Since I've Laid My Burden Down

02 Moaning The Blues

03 Buck Dance

04 Lazy Blues

05 Richland Women Blues

06 Tender Virgins

07 Hop Joint

08 Monday Morning Blues

09 I've Got The Blues And I Can't Be Satisfied

10 Keep On Knocking

11 Chicken

12 Stagolee

13 Nearer My God To Thee

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