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Tactical Peek

(1,215 posts)
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 12:20 AM Feb 2024

'Fully engulfed in flames': Fire destroys Mississippi John Hurt Museum

'Fully engulfed in flames': Fire destroys Mississippi John Hurt Museum

A fire destroyed the Mississippi John Hurt Museum, according to an announcement from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

Mississippi John Hurt was a legendary bluesman, who first recorded in the 1920s and was recorded by the Library of Congress in the 1960s. He died in 1966.

The release states the fire occurred in the early morning hours Wednesday at the museum's location on County Road 109.

. . . At this time, no foul play is suspected.

https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2024/02/21/mississippi-john-hurt-museum-burns-down-in-carroll-county-mississippi/72689068007/



Bummer

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'Fully engulfed in flames': Fire destroys Mississippi John Hurt Museum (Original Post) Tactical Peek Feb 2024 OP
Very sad. That's a lot of lost history. bluesbassman Feb 2024 #1
Tragic. A true master musician. (nt) Pinback Feb 2024 #2
this makes me so sad. i love his music. pansypoo53219 Feb 2024 #3
Major bummer! 2naSalit Feb 2024 #4
Dang! That's sad. Owl Feb 2024 #5
Horrific to lose all that. summer_in_TX Feb 2024 #6

pansypoo53219

(21,039 posts)
3. this makes me so sad. i love his music.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 12:28 AM
Feb 2024

at art school i took a poetry in the blues class. i had Robert johnson + son house already(NPR). i went to a loal music shop. the EXCLUSIVE company + checked out the blues section. on a whim i got Mississippi john + the mississippi shieks. both are great yazoo discs.

summer_in_TX

(2,794 posts)
6. Horrific to lose all that.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 01:53 AM
Feb 2024

I just love his music. Those Delta blues and music resonate in ways few others do.

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