Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the December 2006 Issue of Stereophile!
Another outstanding record that's the result of the Folk Blues Revival of the 1960s when, generally-speaking, young White Americans began to appreciate and search for the blues of older Black Americans. One of the most famous "rediscoveries" that came of this movement was that of Mississippi John Hurt, who before this 1966 release, had not recorded since 1928.
Hurt was a supremely-skilled guitarist with a warm, inviting voice. Typical of the Vanguard releases from this period, the recording is excellent perfectly sparse, ambient and true. The material is comprised of standards and originals, including his famous "Candy Man." This is another essential record in any blues collection.
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Limited Edition 180g Vinyl
Pressed at Pallas in Germany
1. Pay Day
2. Im Satisfied
3. Candy Man
4. Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
5. Talking Casey
6. Corrina, Corrina
7. Coffee Blues
8. Louis Collins
9. Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight
10. If You Dont Want Me, Baby
11. Spike Driver's Blues
12. Beulah Land