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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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. Rediscovery and Sweet Success

. Rediscovery and Sweet Success

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

Philip R. Ratcliffe

University Press of Mississippi

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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