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. Management Problems and the Death of Mississippi John Hurt

. Management Problems and the Death of Mississippi John Hurt

Chapter:
(p.174) 4. Management Problems and the Death of Mississippi John Hurt
Source:
Mississippi John Hurt
Author(s):
Philip R. Ratcliffe
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617030086.003.0004

This chapter describes problems at Music Research Inc; Mississippi John Hurt and his family's return to Mississippi in 1966; the recording of three Vanguard studio albums, destined to become Mississippi John Hurt Today, The Immortal Mississippi John Hurt, and Last Sessions; Hurt's management and recording contract; and Hurt's death from a myocardial infarction on November 2, 1966 at the Grenada County Hospital.

Keywords:   African American musicians, black musicians, Mississippi John Hurt, recording, albums, Music Research Inc, death

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