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Mississippi John Hurt$
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Philip R. Ratcliffe

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781617030086

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617030086.001.0001

. Rediscovery and Sweet Success

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(p.120) 3. Rediscovery and Sweet Success
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Mississippi John Hurt
Author(s):

Philip R. Ratcliffe

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617030086.003.0003

This chapter describes the rediscovery of Mississippi John Hurt by aspiring young guitar player Tom Hoskins. It covers Hoskins' search for Mississippi John Hurt; the contract drawn up between Hurt and Music Research Incorporated, covering management and recording, and signed on March 15, 1963; Hurt and his wife's move to Washington D.C.; and Hurt's increased popularity during the winter of 1963–64.

Keywords:   African American musicians, black musicians, Mississippi John Hurt, Tom Hoskins, recording contract, Music Research Incorporated

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