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Mississippi John HurtHis Life, His Times, His Blues$
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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

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. The Middle Years, 1929–1962

. The Middle Years, 1929–1962

Return to Avalon and the Depression

(p.67) 2. The Middle Years, 1929–1962
Mississippi John Hurt

Philip R. Ratcliffe

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes events in Mississippi John Hurt's life from 1929–1962. These include Hurt's short-lived recording career; the impact of the Depression; the Avalon/Valley community; the continued oppression of blacks across Mississippi and the South; and the increase of white interest in black music.

Keywords:   African American musicians, black musicians, Mississippi John Hurt, folk music, oppression

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