Mississippi John Hurt

In this rare [less than 10k views] Mississippi John Hurt is being interviewed by an uncredited interviewer…   …   …Pete Seeger!  Uncredited?  Pete Seeger!  The father or, at least, uncle of American folk music, with Woody Guthrie.  Maybe the original kinescope is in the Open Library collection.  I was astonished to find it!

Listen to the humor in his style, laughing with the catgut.  I wish I could write like he plays.  Tickling the notes.  An unpretentious legend.

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