Mississippi John Hurt is certainly renowned for his blues songs, whether tales of murder like Stack O’Lee and Frankie or the tongue-in-cheek Candy Man Blues, yet it is his gospel songs that may more accurately reflect the heart of the man himself; gentle yet powerful, simple yet substantial.
In this lesson Tom Feldmann takes you step by step through Mississippi John Hurt’s most celebrated and inspiring gospel songs in the keys of G, C, D and E. Whether beginner or intermediate you will learn to pick in the distinctive “Hurt” style and build a large repertoire of classic gospel country blues.
A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD. In addition the original old recordings of all the tunes are included.
Titles include: Do Lord Remember Me, Here I Am Oh Lord Send Me, Blind Man Sit In The Way And Cried, Since I’ve Laid My Burden Down, Weeping and Wailing, Blessed Be The Name, Praying On The Old Camp Ground, Nearer My God To Thee, Beulah Land and Oh Mary Don’t You Weep
104 minutes • Level 2 • Detailed tab/music PDF file on the DVD