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. The Legacies of Mississippi John Hurt

. The Legacies of Mississippi John Hurt

Chapter:
(p.204) 5. The Legacies of Mississippi John Hurt
Source:
Mississippi John Hurt
Author(s):
Philip R. Ratcliffe
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617030086.003.0005

This chapter describes events following Mississippi John Hurt's death in 1966. These include Hurt's second wife Jessie's receipt of royalty checks from Vanguard and Tom Hoskins in late 1968; Hoskins' efforts to boost the recognition and sales of Hurt's music; Jessie's death on July 20, 1982; the death of Tom Hoskins on January 27, 2002; the establishment of the Mississippi John Hurt Blues Foundation in 1999; and tributes to Mississippi John Hurt.

Keywords:   African American musicians, black musicians, Tom Hoskins, Mississippi John Hurt, Blues Foundation

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