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Series I: Manuscripts
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Correspondence from Mississippi John Hurt and family, 1963-1972, undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Correspondence other individuals, 1965-1999, undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Stefan Grossman letter to Tom Hoskins, plus documents sent to him from Rounder, 1976-1992
The letter to Hoskins is dated October 1, 1992; other documents date from 1976-1980.
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Permission authorization signed by Jessie Hurt (photocopy), February 16, 1971
Authorization for the Library of Congress and/or its agents to release to Music Research, Inc., its officers or agents, any and all recordings made by Mississippi John Hurt (her late husband).
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Business cards, circa 1960s
12 business cards and surrogates for businesses (e.g., McCabe's Guitar Shop), performers (e.g., The Dry City Scat Band), and folklore resources (e.g., Philadelphia Folk Workshop Folklore Center), and others. Some items have contact information for multiple individuals.
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Concert program, Philadelphia Folk Festival, August 1964
Two copies and a partial copy of the concert program for Hurt's performance at the 5th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival.
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Discographies, 1963-1994, undated
Handwritten and photocopied lists of recordings, including photocopied album covers and notes and published reviews, some of works by Hurt, others listed as part of a general blues discography; accompanied by a manila envelope sent from Joe Lee to Bill Tydings of El Frog (with the handwritten note "Hurt discography" on the front). Also includes the booklet from the two-CD set "Mississippi John Hurt: memorial anthology."
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Music Division, Library of Congress, circa 1960s, 1970
A two-page list of printed material relating to Hurt, and a one page list of his recordings.
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Printed lyrics, 1963, undated
Pages from a booklet accompanying vinyl sound recording anthology of the recordings of Charley Patton, a booklet that accompanied the vinyl sound recording "The Mississippi Blues," released as part of the Origin Jazz Library (1963), and a one-page photocopy of the music and lyrics for "Louis Collins."
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Publicity, circa 1963-1999
Includes lists of articles about Hurt that could be used for subsequent publicity without charge. Also includes a publicity collage for Skip James. The photo of James has been relocated to Series III.
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Clippings and articles (originals and photocopies), circa 1960s-2000
Includes articles and other publications about Hurt, the lawsuit against Hoskins by Hurt's family and other subjects.
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 Master tape logs, circa 1960s
Original folder heading: Master tape logs original and copies Sept. '96. Logs and song lists for some of the recordings in the collection.
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 Logs and song lists (folder 1 of 2), circa 1960s
Handwritten documents.
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 Logs and song lists (folder 2 of 2), circa 1960s
Photocopies of handwritten documents plus typed documents.
BOX-FOLDER 1/15 Manuscript materials from sound recording containers, circa 1960s
Handwritten logs and notes regarding sound recordings.
BOX-FOLDER 1/16 Transcript of Mississippi John Hurt interview (unedited), October 13, 1963
Typed copy.
BOX-FOLDER 1/17 Transcript of "rediscovery" interview
Typed copy.
BOX-FOLDER 1/18 List of photographers
Handwritten contact list.
BOX-FOLDER 1/19 Bill Givens: tribute, 1999
Photocopy of a Billboard article and the eulogy.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Articles, liner notes, and other works (originals and photocopies)
Subjects include Hurt and other blues musicians. Contents include an interview transcript (the subject is unidentified, but it is not Hurt).
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Ephemera, circa 1960s-1990s
Includes liner notes, order forms for recordings, and a copy of the promotional brochure for the 2nd Philadelphia Folk Festival.
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Stock certificate binder for Music Research, Inc., 1963-1977, undated
One stock certificate, still attached, written out to Mahlon Kline Lea (1977), a receipt for funds received from Hoskins toward the reinstatement of Music Research, Inc.'s corporate charter, stubs for stock certificates sold to Dick Spottswood, Tom Hoskins, Eugene C. Denson, and Mahlon Kline Lea (1963-1966), and legal documents related to Music Research, Inc. (1965-1977, undated).
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Index cards with song titles
Titles handwritten on 81 3 x 5 in. index cards, some with notes regarding the LP on which the song is found.
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Address book (without covers)
Handwritten names, addresses, and phone numbers.
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Address book (with covers)
Handwritten names, addresses, and phone numbers.
BOX 3 Magazines and other publications, 1963-1995
Various music-related publications reflecting Hoskins' research interests, including Hurt as well as other blues musicians.
Acoustic guitar, March 1998.
America illustrated, Summer 1964.
In Russian and English. Two copies.
Blueprint, September 1996.
Described as "the official news magazine of the British blues connection."
Blueprint, October 1996.
Blues revue, September/October 1995.
Billboard, November 22, 1975.
Billboard, September 16, 1995.
DC blues calendar, February 1992.
Little Sandy review, no. 28 (January-February 1964).
Little Sandy review, no. 30 (1965).
Memphis flyer, October 21-27, 1999.
Sing out, November 1964.
Sing out, November 1965.
Sing out, February/March 1967.
Washington city paper, February 12-18, 1999.
BOX 4 Original tape containers, circa 1963-1966; undated
Tape containers with handwritten notes on them from SR016, SR022, SR033, SR036-SR042, and SR051.
Series II: Sound Recordings
Sound recordings were numbered to match the original reel number. The documentation on tape containers indicates that tape 5 is on the same recording as tape 4, and tape 8 is on the same recording as tape 9. Items given the ID numbers SR017 and SR083-SR086 were discovered during the digitization process to be blank--SR017 may never have been used, and SR083-SR086 were bulk-erased. The content may be on other recordings in the collection. Song titles reflect the common use per recording; when Hurt announces a song with a variant of the commonly-used title it is noted. Further variations can be found on accompanying documentation.
AFC 2011/026: SR001, April 2, 1963
on 1 side of 1 sound tape reel (15 min., 13 sec.): analog, 15 ips, half track, 1 channel ; 7 in.
digital_ID: afc2011026_sr001
Original ID #1. On tape container: Peter K. Session 2, reel 1.
00:07 Make me a pallet on the floor
First take.
03:50 Make me a pallet on the floor
False start.
04:07 Make me a pallet on the floor
Second take.
06:35 Nobody's dirty business
Cut off at the end.
07:13 Nobody's dirty business
10:27 Casey Jones
AFC 2011/026: SR002, April 2, 1963
on 1 side of 1 sound tape reel (6 min., 22 sec.) : analog, 15 ips, 1/2 track, 1 channel ; 7 in.
digital_ID: afc2011026_sr002
Original ID #2. Session 2, reel 2. On the tape container: (Pete K) [sic].
00:03 Louis Collins
Cut off at the end.
02:06 Richland woman blues
AFC 2011/026: SR003, April 2, 1963
on 1 side of 1 sound tape reel (6 min., 16 sec.) : analog, 15 ips, 1/2 track, 1 channel ; 7 in.
digital_ID: afc2011026_sr003
Original ID #3. Session 2, reel 3. On the tape container: (Pete K) [sic]. The date March 23, 1963 appears on the tape container with a question mark after it.
00:46 Monday morning blues
AFC 2011/026: SR004, April 2, 1963
1 sound tape reel (10 min., 2 sec.) : analog, 15 ips, 1/2 track, 1 channel, mono ; 7 in.
digital_ID: afc2011026_sr004
Original ID numbers 4, 5. Session 2, reel 4. On the tape container: (Pete K) [sic].
00:04 Richland woman blues
05:20 Monday Morning blues
AFC 2011/026: SR006, July 7, 1963
1 sound tape reel (17 min., 46 sec. : analog, 15 ips, 1/2 track, 2 channels ; 7 in.
digital_ID: afc2011026_sr006
Original ID #6. Recorded live at an unidentified club. On the tape container: Pete K.
00:45 Ain't nobody but you
04:57 Keep on knockin'
09:58 Let the mermaid flirt with me
14:37 Rubber dolly
AFC 2011/026: SR007, July 7, 1963
1 sound tape reel (32 min., 39 sec.) : analog, 15 ips, 1/2 track, 2 channels, stereo ; 7 in.
digital_ID: afc2011026_sr007
Original ID #7.
Lazy blues
Three takes.
Blind man sit on the road and cried
False start.
Blind man sit on the road and cried
Two takes.
Don't you want to go to heaven when the world's on fire
Two takes.
Come on home to me Margie
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