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. The Legacies of Mississippi John Hurt

. The Legacies of Mississippi John Hurt

(p.204) 5. The Legacies of Mississippi John Hurt
Mississippi John Hurt
Philip R. Ratcliffe
University Press of Mississippi

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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