Audio Archive

Here in the Audio section is a sampling of Mississippi John Hurt's work, spanning
his life and career. Recordings of John Hurt outside of the studio are
rare and these archival materials paint a more personal picture of the musical legend.

1928 OKeh Recording Sessions

Philadephia Folk Festival

Mississippi John Hurt performs live at The Philadephia Folk Festival
in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. For Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor,
John is joined onstage by Gary Rich and John Sebastian.
Recorded at The Old Poole Farm on August 29th, 1964.

Mississippi John Hurt &
Skip James on WTBS-FM

Skip James and Mississippi John Hurt along with his special guest,
Al Wilson, perform on Phil Spiro's radio program, "Folkside", on WTBS-FM.
Recorded in October 1964 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Friends of Old Time Music Concert

Mississippi John Hurt performs at the Friends of Old Time Music Concert
In the New York University School of Medicine Alumni Hall. The performance
took place on December 13th, 1963 in New York, New York.

Arm Wrestling with Mississippi John Hurt

From Dave Van Ronk's internet archive, an interesting tale
about Mississippi John Hurt read by Elijah Wald.

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