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Artist: ABATZI, RITA
Title: Im Burning, Im Burning
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Beautiful and haunting Greek urban songs recorded between 1933 and 1937. Rita has a haunting voice and is accompanied by stunning Greek master musicians. Includes classics such as Dont Cry Anymore, In The River - My Clothes, Two Hearts Pained and Mother, Dont Send Me To America. Insert with liner notes by Ian Nagoski. A co-release with Canary Records." - Mississippi.

Artist: AHMED, MAHMOUD
Title: Accompanied By Ibex Band
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Mahmoud Ahmeds first LP reissued on vinyl for the first time. Early hypnotic heavy songs by one of Ethiopias greatest artists. Mahmouds voice is one of the most powerful in the world and on this LP it is in full force. A true masterpiece. Part two in our series of LPs of material culled from the monumental Ethiopiques CD series. Old school tip on cover." -Mississippi.
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Artist: AHMED, MAHMOUD
Title: Jeguol Naw Betwa
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Reissue of a 1978 self released LP by one of the greatest Ethiopian vocalists of all time. This material has not been reissued in any form since its original release digitally or analog! Recorded at the end of the golden age of Ethiopian urban music, Mahmoud is in top form belting out transcendent intense vocals over the Ibex Bands hypnotic soulful horns, organs, guitars, bass & percussion. As good as it gets & as close to universally perfect music as ever has been made. Old school thick tip on sleeve. Beautifully remastered by Timothy Stollenwerk." - Mississippi.
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Artist: AMANAR
Title: Alghafiat
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Tuareg guitar from Northern Mali by Kidals hometown band. A different side of desert blues with high energy gritty guitar sessions that are popular favorites. Recorded at a local studio in 2008 during the last uprising, the music is very poignant as the North has again fallen into rebellion and the band is scattered in exile. The title translates as Peace. Includes detailed liner notes in Tifinagh. A split release with Sahel Sounds." - Mississippi/Little Axe.

Artist: AMOUMINE, ALI AG
Title: Takamba
Format: LP+7"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Hypnotic recording session with griot "ALI" AG AMOUNINE at his home in Timbouctou. Playing the distinctive style of Northern Mali and Niger known as Takamba-droning electrified traditional guitar accompanied by a haunting rhythm tapped on a calabash-Ali navigates a repertoire drawing on music learned on his travels and his own compositions. Comes with a bonus 7" of acoustic performances. Co-release with Sahel Sounds." -Mississippi

Artist: ANIMALS & MEN
Title: Never Bought Never Sold: Singles + Demos 1979-83
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Animals + Men -- named after a song by Adam and the Ants -- started life around the winter of 1978-1979 when Susan Wells took over vocal duties in what was a three piece called Psychotic Reaction. Based in Frome Somerset, their first release Dont Misbehave in the New Age (1980) was an indie hit. When the band split in 81, Susan and Ralph formed the Terraplanes. A & M/Terraplanes released three vinyl 45s. A few years ago, demos by the band surfaced on the Messthetics/Hyped 2 Death label. Recently, the band have reformed and performed the odd gig and are releasing an EP of new songs soon on Convulsive Records. Mississippi Records is proud to be the first to release an entire LP containing the three 45s and early demos, all recorded between 1979-1983. For fans of early UK DIY." -Mississippi

Artist: BARFIELD, CECIL
Title: South Georgia Blues
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Recorded by George Mitchell in 1978, this LP was originally released by the Southland label under the name William Robertson. Due to Cecils superstitions and legitimate fears of the taxman, he insisted that it come out under a false name. Cecil was an unusual blues musician, giving each song its own feel and rhythm. Another underrated American original. This is a co-release with Big Legal Mess Records." -Mississippi

Artist: BEZOS AND THE WHITE BIRDS, KOSTAS
Title: s/t
Format: LP + CD
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"The first-ever compilation of Xabagies, the nearly forgotten Hawaiian-influenced music of 1930s Greece, focused on the compositions of Kostas Bezos and his ensemble White Birds. A world-class slide guitarist, political cartoonist, and sleepless Bohemian, Kostas Bezos created some of the most unique music of any era: surrealist guitar portraits blurring Athens and Honolulu, haunting tropical serenades, wild acoustic orchestras, and heartbreaking steel guitar duets. LP version includes a 28 page booklet with extensive notes by Tony Klein and Dimitri Kourtis, unpublished photographs, lyrics, obituaries, and a bonus CD containing 18 additional tracks. Mastered from original 78s by Michael Graves. Co-released by Olvido Records, edition of 1000." - Mississippi.

Artist: BLIND UNCLE GASPARD/DELMA LACHNEY
Title: On the Waters Edge
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Twelve great songs recorded by two of Cajun musics finest and most unusual artists: Blind Uncle Gaspard and Delma Lachney. All songs originally released on 78 in the late 1920s. Fragile and dignified performances with French vocals accompanied by guitar or fiddle, or sometimes both. Impeccable ballads and breakdowns. Old school tip on cover." - Mississippi.

Artist: CAST KING
Title: Saw Mill Man
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Cast King of Old Sand Mountain was a great country singer/songwriter. His songs sound as if they have been here since the beginning of time. Some might say he sounds like the working mans Johnny Cash. For fans of Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt, Cast will satisfy. Unique and soulful home recordings not to be missed. Old school tip on covers. A one time limited pressing." -Mississippi.

Artist: CHALK CIRCLE
Title: Reflection
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Chalk Circle existed in the Washington, DC metro area punk/hardcore scene between 1981 and 1983. They were the first all-female rock or punk band to ever record and perform in DC, their recorded output is finally available on vinyl for the first time. Reflection includes 12 songs from compilations, and live shows, and unreleased recordings and a 16 page booklet with extensive liner notes by Don Fleming. Chalk Circle, although personally part of the birth of hardcore as friends and fans of the Dischord scene, musically never fit in to the stringent rules of that scene. They sound like they were from a time where experimentation was rewarded, where new ideas were examined and transformed by people who were curious and excited to fit with the moment. For those who want a tag, well, think about the post punk of Delta 5, Liliput, The Swell Maps and the Slits. Think about the youthful energy of DC Hardcore and the enthusiasm of teenagers making music that comes from the heart and not from copying riffs from rock records. Co-released by both Mississippi Records and Post Present Medium. Digital download included." -Mississippi

Artist: CHIN CHIN
Title: We Dont Wanna Be Prisoners
Format: 7"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"From Biel Switzerland, comes this little known group. One of the few all-girl bands (along with KLEENEX/LILLIPUT) to come out of the early 80s Swiss punk scene. CHIN CHIN definitely considered  themselves a punk band. Although their catchy pop vocals and harmonies strongly aligned them with the burgeoning C86 scene. They shared bills with THE SHOP ASSISTANTS, TELEVISION PERSONALITIES, THE POGUES and NEW MODEL ARMY, before the band drifted into obscurity. This 7" was originally released in 1984 on the bands own, Farmer Records. It contains 3 self-penned songs and marks their first and punkest release. Keep your eyes peeled for their full length LP out soon as a split between the Mississippi and Slumberland labels." - Mississippi.
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Artist: COHRAN AND THE ARTISTIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE, PHILIP
Title: Malcolm X Memorial
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"An early member of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Philip Cohran went on to record & self-release this LP in 1968, originally in an edition of 1,000. Cohran was a personal friend of Malcolm X, & this is a concept album musically telling the story of Malcolms political & spiritual journey. It features a tight groove-oriented band (which later evolved into the Pharoahs, & then Earth, Wind, & Fire!) who explore soul, jazz, & Middle Eastern rhythms. A politically radical & intense recording not to be missed. Philip Cohran is a much under-appreciated musical genius, & we are proud to reissue this album for the first time on vinyl. Gatefold LP with archival photos & liner notes." -Mississippi.
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Artist: COLEMAN, GEORGE
Title: Bongo Joe
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"There can only be one Bongo Joe, and that is the incredible George Coleman. Bongo Joe is perhaps the worlds only virtuoso player of the empty oil drum, a man so ingenious that he could even turn petroleum refuse into something musical and sublime. Recorded on the streets of San Antonio in 1969 by Chris Strachawitz (Arhoolie Records). Bongo Joe drums on his oil cans with a thunderous, tympani-like effect, while discoursing rambling, insightful and hilariously funny lyrics that are often times more stories than songs. As Joe himself put it, I rap but not that bullshit theyre putting down now. I play fundamental beat music. Whether draping his drums with an American flag or washing them in swirls of psychedelic green and red paint, theres something beyond the typical street-corner busker in Bongo Joes persona, unbridled quality that isnt just musical, but draws on a tradition of pure entertainment. One of the true treasures of the Arhoolie catalog for many years. Try Science Fiction, Innocent Little Doggie (if you think Joe was just a novelty act, listen closely to the poignant insightfulness of the lyrics), Transistor Radio (more wry commentary) and Dog Eat Dog. One of our favorites, available on vinyl for the first time in 39 years." -Mississippi

Artist: COUNT VERTIGO
Title: I Am A Mutant
Format: 7"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Reissued for the first time, a crazed Portland punk record from 1979. A side project of ICE NINE, COUNT VERTIGO only existed for this one record as a band. Side A features "I Am A Mutant"-an uneasy little song with a relentless menacing organ riff. On the flip is "Patriot X"-an angry political song that still rings a little too true. Two heroic punk anthems not to miss, if you like that sort of thing." -Mississippi
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Artist: DE KIFT
Title: De Kift
Format: 7"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Spunky 1988 release. A fairly unknown predecessor to their debut LP Yverzucht. Impossible to find and never reissued. Three songs of driving rhythms and volatile speech. Another testament to the uniquely prolific 80s Dutch punk scene." Awesome tri-fold, heavy cardstock sleeve with Dutch/English lyrics. -Mississippi

Artist: DE KIFT
Title: Yverzucht
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"De Kift emerged from a Dutch squatters movement and the punk waves of the late 70s and early 80s. Their debut vinyl LP Yverzucht was released in 1989. Ferry: guitar & brass (Svatsox); Wim: drums (Rondos, the Ex); Jacco (GRRR): bass; Maarten: vocals (Pistache B.V.). De Kift were a tremendous and original force at the time. Sparse, rhythmic, angular, yet energetic music. Staccato punk with fanfare elements. Maartens lyrics were recited, spat out and crooned, bleak reflective explorations of the Dutch mental state of the times. Maarten (as well as Jacco) departed the band after debuting Yverzucht. Out of the ashes, emerged a new conceptual, literary De Kift that would play on for 20 years. De Kift were part of the squatter movement. Playing benefits, raising funds, eyebrows and soundtracking a lifestyle on its last legs." Includes insert with Dutch/English lyrics. -Mississippi

Artist: DEAD MOON
Title: Crack in the System
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"A true Dead Moon classic. One of their most beloved LPs. Features the mega hit Its Okay along with other classics like Day After Day, Cast Will Change, Unknown Passage, and the best version of The Times They Are Changin ever recorded! All hits, no misses on this one. Timeless. Lovingly remastered by Timothy Stollenwerk." -Mississippi.

Artist: DEAD MOON
Title: Defiance
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Dead Moons 3rd LP from 1990. Another classic with hits such as Not The Only One, Crystal Is Falling, Dagger Moon, Walking On My Grave, Johnnys Got A Gun & Unknown Passage. A perfect record, not for the faint of heart. Remastered from the original tapes." -Mississippi

Artist: DEAD MOON
Title: In The Graveyard
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Reissued for the first time-DEAD MOONs first record! Originally released in 1988. Dead Moon were a band that existed outside of the constraints that time and style usually impose on artists. An authentic mix of psychedelic rock, punk, blues, country, and every other American music worth a damn. This LP features all time classics such as "Graveyard" ( A 13th Floor Elevators type vibrating psychedelic song), "Dont Burn The Fires" and "I Hate The Blues."  Lo-fi as hell. Remastered from the original tapes. We are very proud to make this LP available on vinyl once more." -Mississippi.
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Artist: DEAD MOON
Title: Stranded In The Mystery Zone
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Maybe the hardest to find Dead Moon LP. All kinds of killer songs. Another stone cold classic by the worlds greatest rock band. Some call them the thinking mans AC/DC and some call them the working mans Roky Erickson but really there is nothing that compares to Dead Moon. They live in a world of their own -- D.I.Y on every imaginable level, brilliant song writing, perfect elemental stripped down playing, honest and intense vocals. Its all here." -Mississippi.

Artist: DEAD MOON
Title: Strange Pray Tell
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"One of Dead Moons all time classics, filled with some of their catchiest and most rousing songs. Rockers of the highest caliber such as Destination X, Fire in the Western World, and Dont Look Back as well as perfect ballads such as You Cant Do That and Out in the Blues. An utter masterpiece of psychedelic rock straight from the heart." -Mississippi.

Artist: DEAD MOON
Title: Too Many People
Format: 7"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"2 completely unreleased songs & 2 songs only available on the hard as hell to find 13 Off My Hook European compilation. Altogether 4 killer Dead Moon songs from 1989! Side A features Dont Hate Me & Too Many People -- both quality rock songs. The flip side has the utterly devastatingly beautiful ballad Ill Follow You & the world weary tune Claim To Fame. All not to be missed songs. Picture sleeve with unpublished photos of the band. Its hard to believe these songs did not make the cut for the early Dead Moon LPs." -Mississippi.

Artist: DEAD MOON
Title: Trash and Burn
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"One of their harder to find and more perfect records. An absolute monster of a rocker. Killer high energy songs. Once again DEAD MOON deliver a record of all hits with no misses. Pure as can be. Lovingly remastered by TIMOTHY STOLLENWERK." - Mississippi.
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Artist: DEAD MOON
Title: Unknown Passage
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Dead Moons 2nd LP. Great pop ballads sit side by side with heavy rock songs. A hit laden record featuring classics such as Dead Moon Night, A Miss Of You, 54/40 or Fight, Time Has Come Today, Demona, & On My Own. Originally released in 1989, easily one of the top 4 rock records of all time. Remastered from the original tapes." -Mississippi
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Artist: DEZURIK SISTERS
Title: Sing and Yodel Their Greatest Hits
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The Dezurik Sisters (also known as the Cackle Sisters) were Carolyn and Mary Jane Dezurik - two absolutely amazing identical twin sisters with soaring voices that you need to hear to believe. Here we have the first ever LP of tracks by these two incredible entertainers. The ladies sing, yodel and cackle some of the most impressively acrobatic vocal performances you will likely ever hear in your life. Beautiful and novel country tunes to warm your heart and make you feel alright. This LP contains the only three 78s released by the Dezuriks as well as selections from their radio broadcasts as the Cackle Sisters. A great unsung but important chapter in the history of country music. Old school tip on cover and liner notes with archival photos and interviews." - Mississippi.

Artist: DOG FACED HERMANS
Title: Hum of Life
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"When we put out the Mental Blocks For All Ages, the obvious question from everyone who excitedly plopped down their nine bucks on our glass counter was, Are you gonna put out Hum Of Life? So here it is, the follow up to Mental Blocks. Recorded in 93, DFH lays down 11 tracks of thumping drums, pulsating bass lines, most unusual guitar squacks and Marion Coutts belting out enchanting melodies with voice and her trusty trumpet. 8 Eyed Spy and Ornette Coleman covers (its legit, I swear) complete this perfect album of political art-punk at its best." -Mississippi
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Artist: DOG FACED HERMANS
Title: Mental Blocks For All Ages
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Repressed. Dog Faced Hermans was a five-piece band whose style could be described as anarcho-artpunk incorporating folk and noise influences as well as unorthodox instrumentation. Hailing from Scotland, DFH came out of the herky-jerky Glasgow scene with bands like Stretchheads, Dawson and Archbishop Kebab. Mental Blocks was their 2nd full length LP, released in 1991 on the bands own Demon Radge label. They had 3 LPs, 1 12" EP and a collection of EPs, comp tracks and splits before signing on with Alternative Tentacles for their last two LPs. Guitarist Andy Moor has been a part of The Ex for about 12 years now, and bassist Colin McLean is now playing as part of The Exs live set. DFH has influenced bands such as Erase Errata, Veronica Lipgloss, God Is My Co-Pilot, and many more. Mental Blocks is considered one of their (if not the) best and hardest to find albums. Remastered by members of the band for improved clarity over the original release." -Mississippi
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Artist: DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER
Title: Panic Sentry
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Dragging an Ox Through Water is Portland musician Brian Mumford - a beloved and legendary local talent. Brian plays a brand of music uniquely his own: a weird mix of rock-solid song writing with guitar accompaniment and music concrete. His voice is deep and heavy. Panic Sentry is a pretty melancholy record, but never with a dull moment. We at Mississippi Records are very proud of this LP and consider it a contemporary classic. Includes a liner note insert. A co-release with our friends Eggy Records." -Mississippi.

Artist: DUPREE AND THE GHETTO REALITY YOUNGSTERS, NANCY
Title: Ghetto Reality
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"In 1969 Nancy Dupree was running an after school music program in Rochester, New York. She helped the kids in the program write songs that related to there own experiences and feelings. The results are presented on this LP, and they are really something else. There are black power anthems, odes to stealing candy, a beautiful tribute to James Brown and an even more beautiful tribute to Martin Luther King. Not a novelty record with kids being goofy but rather a heartfelt work of art. Nancy Dupree sensitively accompanies the kids singing on piano. A real classic. The cover is a faux Folkways style wrap around print on an old school tip on jacket. Includes a liner note insert. A co-release with our friends Moi JConnais." -Mississippi.

Artist: ESHETE, ALEMAYEHU
Title: Alemayehu Eshete
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Known by some as the Ethiopian Elvis, Alameyahu Eshete was the ultimate modernist. His music combined R&B, Ethiopian groove, soul, rock n roll, and traditional Ethiopian music to create something truly unique. This LP features a collection of his 45s recorded between 1967 and 1974. Back to back true classics. The fourth in our continuing series of releases culled from the monumental Ethiopiques series." -Mississippi.

Artist: EVOLUTIONARY JASS BAND
Title: Whats Lost
Format: LP & CD
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"With a reputation for mind-blowing live sets and their own brand of improv meets ethio-jazz meets jazz standards, EJB is steadily gaining popularity in the Pacific Northwest. Lead by Jeff Brown, who along with drummer Michael Hendrickson, spent a tour of duty in Portlands revolving improv ensemble Jackie-O-Motherfucker. As opposed to JOMFs guitar-driven psychedelia, EJB chooses jazz as their vehicle, without the constraints of the term. With a CD on Community Library (Strategy, Eats Tapes, Reanimator) under their belt, the now sextet offers Mississippi Records a conceptual LP of dirges. Limited to 500 copies, includes a free CDR (courtesy of Collective Jyrk) and is packaged in beautiful hand-silkscreened paste-on covers with art by upcoming political art dude Icky Apparatus. A true labor of love." - Mississippi.
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Artist: EX & TOM CORA, THE
Title: Scrabbling At The Lock
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"North American re-issue of a masterpiece of our generation. The perfect blend of angsty punk rock, Eastern European leanings and free improv. Tight rhythms, roaring guitars, smartly political vocals and and the late Tom Coras amazing cello work. Essential." -Mississippi
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Artist: FULLER, JESSE
Title: Working on the Railroad
Format: 10"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"One man band Jesse Fullers first recordings from 1954! Jesse Fuller was a truly unique one man band who played blues, spirituals, ballads and folk songs. On these recordings we find Jesse playing guitar, harmonica, kazoo and the footdella (a bass that Jesse built which he plays with his feet). One of the greatest folk musicians of all time in his prime. Features top tunes - San Francisco Bay Blues, Railroad blues, John Henry, Lining the tracks, Hanging round a skin game and the Railroad work song. Comes with liner notes with two unpublished photos of Jesse. Limited edition of 1,000 copies. A co-release with our friends at Secret Seven Records." - Mississippi.

Artist: GEBRU, TSEGE MARIAM
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"At last! The second LP in our ongoing series of releases from Mariam Tsege Gebru! More 1960s recordings of her truly unique solo piano performances. Mariam Tsege Gebru is a true original - her playing is somewhere between Erik Satie, Debussy, liturgical music of the Coptic Ethiopian Church and Ethiopian traditional music. It is some of the most moving piano music you will ever hear! All original compositions available for the first time on vinyl beyond the original early 1960s editions, which are completely impossible to find. Old school tip on cover with gold foil printing. A must have master piece for anyone who needs some spiritual comfort." - Mississippi.

Artist: GEBRU, TSEGE MARIAM
Title: Spielt Eigene Komposition
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"A most unusual and stunning album. Tsege Mariam Gebru is an Ethiopian nun who has dedicated her life to helping others. She has been composing and playing music on the piano since the 1960s. Her music is a unique mix of Western classical music in the vein of Erik Satie, Ethiopian music and religious Christian meditation music. On this reissue of her first LP, originally released in Germany in a very small pressing, we find Tsege Mariam Gebru playing her own compositions solo on piano. She plays with restrained grace and purity. The record invites repeated listening well and is filled with spiritual warmth. We are very proud to present this LP -- the first in a series of records we will be releasing with music culled from the monumental Ethiopiques CD series. Old school tip on cover." - Mississippi.

Artist: GEORGIA SEA ISLAND SINGERS
Title: Join The Band
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"The latest in our series featuring music from the Alan Lomax archives. The Georgia Sea Island Singers were a vocal group of unparalleled depth. Some beautiful sorrowful accapella songs, some raucous stompin & shoutin sessions & even a couple tracks accompanied by a drum & fife band along with a banjo player. Altogether a nice mix of material recorded in the homes & churches of this small community by Alan Lomax between 1959 & 1962. This LP features three never before released tracks, an insert with liner notes by Nathan Salsburg & photographs & its all housed in an old school tip on sleeve." -Mississippi

Artist: GESSESSE, TLAHOUN
Title: Sima!
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Great songs form one of Ethiopias most beloved singers - Talhoun Gessesse (English spelling varies). These recordings span from 1969 to 1975 and cover the range of Talhouns styles and moods. Some mystical modal songs, some straight up rockers, and some ballads. All totally killer songs from the golden age of Ethiopian Soul Music. Talhouns voice, alongside Mahmoud Ahmeds, is one of the strongest in the land. Dont miss out on this monstrously good LP." - Mississippi.

Artist: GIGNOR, ALKIBAR
Title: La Paix
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Rock n roll LP from Mali! First ever US release of music from one of Malis most beloved underground garage rock bands. Lo-fi crunchy rock riff workouts sit side by side with beautiful acoustic performances. A truly unique LP -- some elements of American classic rock, some African soul music & even a somewhat punk vibe all fuse to create a sound not often heard in the Western hemisphere. Recorded by Chris Kirkley. Comes with a foldout poster & press sheet. A co-release with Sahel Sounds." - Mississippi.

Artist: GOLDSTON, LORI
Title: Creekside: Cello Solo
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Lurking around the Northwest music world for years playing with the likes of the Black Cat Orchestra, Earth, David Byrne, Terry Riley, Nirvana and a ton of other musicians, here we have Lori Goldstons beautiful cello playing in its purest form - unaccompanied and acoustic. The pieces on this LP all carry a certain level of austerity and gravitas, though they never come off as cold. On the contrary, they are warm emotional pieces of music played by someone who really knows their way around the cello. Lori has dedicated her life to music and we at Mississippi Records are very proud to present this LP filled with her visionary compositions." - Mississippi.

Artist: GUFFIN, LUM
Title: Lum Guffin
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Lum Guffin has been called The Walking Victrola -- a human depository of many musical styles and songs. This LP features great performances recorded in the early 1970s of Lum playing guitar and singing. His style is distinctive and beautiful. A true great of the blues genre who has been seldom heard. We are proud to present this beautiful limited edition of his material with a silk screened cover (4 different color variations have been made -- you will get a random selection when ordering). A co-release with the king of blues reissues label, Sutro Park." - Mississippi.

Artist: GURDJIEFF, G.I.
Title: Improvisations
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Stunningly beautiful harmonium improvisations recorded in 1949 by spiritualist G.I Gurdjieff. Many who heard these performances live found themselves crying uncontrollably. After this cathartic listening experience they reached a place where they felt happy and whole. We hope this record will bring a similar experience to the modern day listener. It doesnt get much purer than this. Cover is silkscreened with gold ink. A co-release with Psychic Sounds Research." -Mississippi.


Artist: HAACK & MS. NELSON, BRUCE
Title: The Electronic Record For Children
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Recorded in 1969 , early electronic music pioneer Bruce Haack and child educator Ms. Nelson go bravely and deeply into psychedelic music compositions designed to open the minds and hearts of the young. Truly far out electronic music that evokes a space age alternate universe. Bruce and Ms. Nelson are joined by pianist Praxietellis Pandit and their relaxed sounding friend Chris to bring you songs about everything from ancient folk tales to outerspace to what the world sounds like when you listen with your inner self. Real great stuff, not for the faint of heart. Avante garde music by and for the people. Old school tip on cover." - Mississippi.
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Artist: HAACK & MS. NELSON, BRUCE
Title: The Way Out Record For Children
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Recorded in 1968, a true psychedelic masterpiece for the kids. Ms. Nelson (a child educator) and Bruce Haack (an early electronic music pioneer) designed this record to open the minds and hearts of children to deeper levels of insight and culture. Not condescending in the least and with a childlike sense of wonder, Bruce and Ms. Nelson lay into some heavy songs about everything from Robots to Indian Mysticism to Motorcycle riding fantasies. Its all in here. The music is all generated by Bruces homemade electronic instruments which churn out proto hip hop beats and straight up avante garde moments left and right. The kids in Ms. Nelsons community chime in with their voices here and there and the record ends with a haunting existential twist thatll leave you screamin for more. A great record for children and adults of all ages. Old school tip on cover." - Mississippi.
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Artist: HAGAR THE WOMB
Title: A Brighter Shade of Black
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"HAGAR THE WOMB is for many, the missing piece of the UK anarcho punk scene. Formed in 1981, Hagar The Womb was not a typical example of that scene, for they refused to conform to the dress codes and dour seriousness of their peers. What first started as a sextet sporting three female vocalists, soon experienced a healthy bit of turnover. Circulating through at least a dozen band members, Hagar The Womb was often identified by bright colored artwork and outfits, as well as bringing an original and upbeat sound to an otherwise homogenous scene. A week after their inception, they were sharing a bill with The Mob and Zounds. Hagar The Womb would go on to play with the likes of The Apostles, Poison Girls and Rubella Ballet before breaking up in 1985. A Brighter Shade Of Black puts together both of their 12" EPs, Word Of The Womb and Funnery in the Nunnery, as well as a common compilation favorite called "For The Ferrymen." The latter recorded by POISON GIRLS sometimes bassist, PETE FENDER, in the Poison Girls own X-N-Trix Studios. Reissued for the first time and limited to 1,000 copies." -Mississippi.

Artist: HEMPHILL, JESSE MAE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Compilation of great recordings by Jesse Mae Hemphill. Mississippi Hill Country blues at their finest. Jessie Mae rocks out on the electric guitar with minimal percussion. By far some of the best blues recorded in the 80s. Jessie Mae is the granddaughter of the great Sid Hemphill and the torch bearer of one of the most beautiful traditions in the world of music. Co-release with Moi JConnias. (This LP was previously released by them with a silk screened cover).” - Mississippi.

Artist: HEMPHILL, SID
Title: The Devils Dream
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Multi-instrumentalist, band-leader, and composer Sid Hemphill (1876-1961) was for decades the musical patriarch of the Mississippi Hill Country. He and his band -- comprised of Alec Turpentine Askew, Will Head, and Lucius Smith were fixtures at dances, picnics, and frolics throughout the right triangle formed by Memphis, the Delta, and the Hill Country. This LP features Alan Lomaxs first recording of Blind Sid in August 1942, near Sledge, Mississippi, where the Hemphill band was appearing at a country picnic. By that date hundreds of commercial records had been made of the music of the Delta, and the preponderance of those were of or relating to the blues form, with guitar or piano accompaniment. Lomaxs recordings were the first made of the Hill Countrys local music, and contributed to a broader perspective of black vernacular instrumentation with their inclusion of the fiddle and banjo of the string band, the fife and drum ensemble, and the cane panpipes or quills. This music is wild & loose & of a style seldom heard. Includes liner notes insert by Nathan Salsburg." -Mississippi.

Artist: HUMAN EXPRESSION, THE
Title: Love at a Psychedelic Velocity
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Unbelievably great psychedelic garage rock from 1966-1968. Up there with the Thirteenth Floor Elevators, Love, and the Seeds in quality but with an outsider edge to it. Tough as nails deep heavy group who never got the exposure they deserved back in the day. A few songs leaked out on vinyl on psych comps (Optical Sound, Love at a Psychedelic Velocity, and Reading Your Will) but the rest has not been on vinyl until now. Beautiful singer/songwriter ballads and frantic rockers sit side by side creating a truly great lost classic of the 1960s. We couldnt be happier with this record. Easily one of the best Mississippi releases ever. Comes with liner notes and a bonus 7". Old school tip on cover with gold ink imprint on it. Co-release with our friends in Europe - the great Moi JConnais." -Mississippi.
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Artist: HURLEY, MICHAEL
Title: Armchair Boogie
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"First ever vinyl reissue of Michaels hard to find classic 1972 2nd album. Hurley is a much respected singer songwriter (former member of the Holy Modal Rounders), & it is an honor for us to put this out. Features the following songs: Werewolf (a beautiful haunting song later covered by Cat Power), Grand Canyon Line, English Nobleman, Be Kind To Me, Troubled Waters, Red Ravagers Reel, Sweedeedee (also covered by Cat Power), Open Up, Jockos Lament, Light Green Fellow, Get The Best Of Me, Biscuit Roller, When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano, & Penguins (a beautiful dirge played by trumpets & guitars). New back cover & label designed by Michael himself." -Mississippi. Restocked.
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Artist: HURLEY, MICHAEL
Title: Back Home with Drifting Woods
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Unbelievably great Hurley recordings from 1964, never before heard. Recorded by Fred Ramsey as part of the same sessions that resulted in Michaels First Songs LP on Folkways. Side A starts with Whatll You Say, Whatll You Do, a pretty psychedelic classic that can very well put you into some kinda trance. After that we hear The Blues Comes Around - a sad drifty little tune, then Little Girl On Roller Skates with a rare Hurley harmonica solo and hallucinatory lyrics worthy of some examination and then a beautiful alternate take on one of Michaels all time greats - The Tea Song. Side B starts up with yet more alternate takes of songs from the Folkways LP - this time of Intersolar blues and I Like My Wine. After that we get to hear two great compositions for the first time, and man oh man are they pretty - Hey Hey Hey Hey and I Love You Babe. Real great stuff all around that we recommend for deep into it Hurley fans and newcomers to his art alike. Michael Hurley is a great American song writer with his own unique way of seeing the world and this LP is a great testament to his vision. Faux folkways wraparound cover with liner note insert by Hurley himself. Co-release with our friends Neros Neptune." - Mississippi.

Artist: HURLEY, MICHAEL
Title: Bad Mr. Mike
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"A new LP by the great Michael Hurley! Michael is one of the world finest and most prolific songwriters - and hes still cranking out hits. The well is far from dry. This LP features home recordings with Michael on guitar, banjo and organ. Sublime and sometimes a little strange - a new classic for the ages. Songs include the Kentucky 3 - a beautiful instrumental medley of songs evocative of Kentucky, Charona - a great banjo ballad, Tender is the guitar - a mournful organ driven ballad, Boone and Jocko - a longstanding favorite epic from Michaels live sets on record at last, Cuckoo Rock and Lo Bonney - two unique rewordings of traditional ballads, Dragging the Indian - a stark instrumental, and much more. Dont sleep on this work of genius. Cover art by Michael himself." - Mississippi.

Artist: HURLEY, MICHAEL
Title: Blue Hills
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"New recordings by Michael. On this LP we find Hurley stretching out on six longer than usual compositions that are heartbreaking & beautiful as anything hes ever done. Side one features Hurley on a creaky pump organ & a hammond organ. Side two starts out with two newer compositions - just Michael on guitar & vocals. The record ends with a stunning version of Tea Song (which Michael originally wrote & recorded way back in 1963). We rarely resort to hyperbole on these descriptions, but we have to say that this LP is one of the more moving things weve ever heard. A sustained feeling of loss & need for redemption haunts this record. It aint easy listening, but then what worth a damn is?" -Mississippi.
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Artist: HURLEY, MICHAEL
Title: Fatboy Spring
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"A full LP of never before released Hurley recordings from 1972-73! Great early versions of classic Hurley songs such as Automatic Slim & the Fatboys, Drivin Wheel, Ghost woman Blues, Watchin the Show, and The Portland Water that come off for the most part better than later releases of these songs. Hurley is backed up by The Fatboys - not the rotund hip hop crew from the film Disorderlies, but rather a bunch of not so fat nice guys in Vermont who played mostly for the local dairy farmers. (Later they were known as Sheriff Mocus & the Deranged Cowboys) A laid back countryish album sure to please the hardcore Hurley fan and casual listener too. Deep and breezy. Cover painting by Michael. A co-release with our friends label in San Francisco, Secret Seven." - Mississippi.
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Artist: HURLEY, MICHAEL
Title: Hi Fi Snock Uptown
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"A reissue of MICHAEL HURLEYs third LP. Originally recorded in 1972, this record finds Hurley exploring the full range of his stylistic canon and features some of his most loved songs such as "Water Train," "The Twilight Zone," "Eyes, Eyes" and "Blue Driver." Remastered from the original tapes." -Mississippi
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Artist: HURLEY, MICHAEL
Title: Land Of Lo-Fi
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"You could be sitting there wondering why Mississippi releases such a huge amount of records by Michael Hurley (this is our eighth). To put it as mildly as we can - Hurley is by and large one of the greatest song writers of all time and we consider it an important part of our mission to get the world aware of his awesome talent. Here we have Hurleys latest batch of home recordings and believe me when I say they are some of his best songs ever. Its unusual for a man 50 years into his recording career to come up with some of his greatest songs yet, but here tis. Hurley plays heart breakers solo with guitar and/or organ accompaniment, along with three tracks where he is joined by the beautiful voice of Jolie Holland. Some incredible new songs such as the eerie Alligator in the Water, the poignant and all too true Disaster at the Wheel, the utterly cosmic Corridor, the near avant garde Doin the Opossum, the stone cold intense You Got to Die and on and on. True geniuses are hard to come by, so wake on up and give this record a long hard listen. If it doesnt move you, then I dont know what will." - Mississippi

Artist: HURLEY, MICHAEL
Title: Parsnip Snips
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Originally released in 1997 in Germany in a press size of 500. These original copies were seized by the government shortly after the records release. Only 150 or so were sold before the seizing, but since then copies have leaked out of whatever dank German bureaucratic basement they were relegated to. Still, a very hard record to find for years, now back in print. Our current reissue was re-mastered from the original tapes and has superior sound quality to the original. Culled from Michaels unreleased output between his First Songs LP from 1964 and Armchair Boogie in 1972. All tracks feature just Michael and guitar. Absolutely beautiful folk music by the singular Snock -- in our opinion, one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time." -Mississippi
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Artist: HURLEY, MICHAEL
Title: Wildegeeses/South in Virginia
Format: 7"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"1993 recording of one of Michaels greatest songs of all time. Unreleased version featuring just Michael and his guitar. Wildegeeses is a heavy little ballad about love and loss and all that kind of thing. The B side, West Virginia, is a recording from around the same time -- a song thats never come out until now. Both killers. Full color picture sleeve painted by Michael. One time only limited edition. A co-release with our friends at Secret Seven." - Mississippi

Artist: HURLEY, MICHAEL & BETSY NICHOLS
Title: Jockos Lament
Format: 7"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"This little gem has four gentle, wistful, homespun duets recorded with a bit of humor in March 2009. Board sleeve with nice artwork by Hurley." - Mississippi.

Artist: JAMES, SKIP
Title: 1931 Sessions
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Twelve songs from Skips first recording session including Devil Got My Woman, Im So Glad, Hard Time Killing Floor Blues and Illinois Blues. Better sound quality than any reissue weve heard. It is Skip James though, so expect pops and crackles. A rarely-seen photo of Skip is hand-glued to each cover. Arguably one of the greatest blues musicians of all time in all his misanthropic glory. This record is equally sad as it is beautiful." -Mississippi.
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Artist: JAY, ABNER
Title: Folk Song Stylist
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Long awaited follow up to the True Story of Abner Jay LP. Abner Jay was a man who had a grand sweeping vision of what folk music was. In his lifetime his expression of what folk music could be encompassed some serious stylistic variations. Sometimes he was a one man band traveling troubadour playing an electric banjo, harmonica, & drums who tried to hoodwink audiences into believing that he was 150 years old & the standard bearer for authentic Americana. Sometimes he played in electric straight up R&B bands such as Koko Joe & the Jobhunters. Sometimes he claimed to be the black Bob Dylan strumming an acoustic guitar & singing socially conscious urban folk. On this LP we find Abner in all of these modes & more. (He also does a pop song about a submarine disaster & a beautiful gospel song). Culled from a mix of Abners 45s & LPs spanning the period 1964-1973, including Abners first long lost LP, which we reproduced the cover image for this LP from. We hope that this release will help to further the current wave of understanding that Abner Jay is an important artist who deserves a wider audience than he ever received during his lifetime. Comes with a self promotional pamphlet penned by Abner & a color photo of Abner. Housed in an old school tip on sleeve. We are very proud to get this incredibly hard to find material out into the world." -Mississippi
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Artist: JAY, ABNER
Title: Last Ole Ministrel Man
Format: 10"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"ABNER JAYs last recording session. Here we find him laying into five never before released compositions (...and one never released version of his popular tune "Cocaine) On these songs the usual one man band set up is put aside and replaced by a simple delicate acoustic guitar and harmonica accompaniment, with the exception of the rocking "My Middle Name Is The Blues," which has Abners classic sound in full force.  The first track, "I Cried," is as sad as they come. The last track, "Too Poor To Live, Too Poor To Die," is almost too honest to bear.  Beyond that is the strange blues number "Love Wheel." Altogether this 10-inch stands as a fitting last testament by one of Americas most neglected musical geniuses. Tip-on old school cover.  Each copy includes two commemorative photos of Abner and a 16-page booklet with extensive liner notes by JACK TEAGUE, who recorded this session and palled around with Abner in his final days." -Mississippi.

Artist: JAY, ABNER
Title: True Story Of
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Compilation culled from ABNER JAYs self released LPs and 7-inches featuring hits such as "Im So Depressed," "Cocaine," "Vietnam," and "The Reason Young People Do Drugs." Abner Jay was a one-man band singer/songwriter deserving of a wider listening audience than he received in his day. This is the first vinyl release of his material since the 1970s.  Great soulful folk and R&B music. LP includes a press photo of Abner, transcriptions of his spoken word pieces, a reproduction of an informative  pamphlet about Abner, and a press statement penned by Abner himself. Tip on jacket." -Mississippi. Repressed.
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Artist: JOHNSON, BLIND WILLIE
Title: Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground
Format: Double LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The complete works of Blind Willie Johnson (minus alternate takes of two songs) on one album for the first time! The most powerful gospel blues musician of all time growls & moans through twenty-nine amazing songs. Great duets, ballads & rockers. At times tough & at times tender slide guitar playing that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Not for the faint of heart. Beautiful clear transfers heard for the first time on vinyl. A onetime pressing not to be missed. Housed in a gatefold old school tip on sleeve." -Mississippi.
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Artist: JONES, EDDIE LEE & FAMILY
Title: Yonder Go That Old Black Dog
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Stunning little known blues & spirituals recording session from 1965. BILL KOON recorded EDDIE LEE JONE and his families absolutely unique music in Eddie Lees home in Lexington Georgia. These, the only known recordings by Eddie Lee, are as heavy as blues can get. Atmospheric recordings with plenty of stomping & whooping & singing along by Eddie Lees family & neighbors. A real stunner from start to finish for fans of Fred Mcdowell, Blind Willie Johnson and so on. Old school "tip on" cover. Co-release with Sutro Park records." -Mississippi.

Artist: KERKAR, KESARBAI
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"One of the greatest Indian classical vocalists of all time. Kesarbia Kerkar rose up from the bottom of the cast system in India to become one of the countries most respected vocalists. These recordings from 1947 through 1953 are beautiful ragas not to be missed. First LP issue of her material available in the US; a real treasure for fans of our Abdul Karim Khan and Pandit Pran Nath releases. Beautiful, detailed liner notes by Ian Nagoski complete with photographs and sacred Tantra art. Old school tip on cover. A co-release with Canary records." -Mississippi.

Artist: KHAN, ABDUL KARIM
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Compilation of 78s by the master of Indian classical vocal music. First U.S release dedicated to his work. Heavy & spiritual austere performances of 10 ragas. Not easy listening by any means but ultimately very rewarding. Comes in an old school tip on cover. Includes a 12 page booklet with many archival photographs & notes by Ian Nagoski." -Mississippi
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Artist: KLEENEX/LILIPUT
Title: First Songs
Format: Double LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Legendary Swiss punk band from the late 70s. You cant dispute Liliputs status as pioneers of feminist art-punk. Along with fellow travelers like The Slits and The Raincoats, this (mostly) female Swiss group took advantage of punks anything-goes attitude and created jittery, spirited pop that was both in step with the times and completely singular. The early material is a riot of exuberant energy, taking stylistic cues from peers like Gang Of Four and Wire -- propulsive bass, skittering pop rhythms, slashing guitars -- and adding distinctive overlapping vocal patterns, which are sung, shrieked, and hiccuped in three languages and made-up dada slang. More than 20 years on, it still sounds fresh. --Lisa Gidley. All material has been previously released as Liliput on Kill Rock Stars as a double CD, and a 4 LP box set on Mississippi Records, 1977 1983.First Songs combines all the pre-1982 material. All three Kleenex singles, the first two Liliput 7"s and all the originally unreleased material prior to Liliputs debut LP." - Mississippi.

Artist: KLEENEX/LiLiPUT
Title: Kleenex/LiLiPUT 1977-1983
Format: 4LP Boxset
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $55.00
"One of the most unique punk bands of our time, hailed from Zurich, Switzerland. From 1978-80 Kleenex gigged around, recorded 2 7"s and toured the UK with such acts as Gang Of Four, Subway Sect, The Swell Maps and The Raincoats. In 1980, the group changed their name to LiLiPUT (due to pressures from the Kleenex tissue company) and continued under that moniker until their demise in 1983. As LiLiPUT, 3 more 7"s and 2 LP were released as the band evolved through numerous personnel changes. Finally the entire contents of the ever-popular Kill Rock Stars double CD is now available as a 4 LP set. Housed in a sturdy tip-on sleeve slipcase and includes a full-color 12-page booklet." -Mississippi
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Artist: KOSTIS, A.
Title: The Jails a Fine School
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"First ever vinyl collection of the legendary “Kostis,” the most enigmatic of all Greek rebetika artists of the early 1930s. Truly unique guitar duets and black-humor prose chronicling the hash dens, prison culture and pickpockets of old Athens. Virtuosic fingerpicking of Near-Eastern modes at the dawn of rebetika, when the bouzouki was yet to become supreme. Recorded under a pseudonym for export to the Greeks living in America, it stands as an enduring mystery and the high standard for a once subversive art form. Includes Greek and English lyrics, extensive liner notes by Tony Klein and many previously unpublished photographs. Co-released by Olvido Records." - Mississippi.

Artist: LEWLEWAL DE PODOR
Title: Yiilo Jaam
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Hailing from northern Senegal, LEWLEWAL DE PODOR is a Pulaar guitar centric band that draws from the folk stylings of Fouta Toro. Featured on last years compilation Ishilan n-Tenere, their first ever full length ranges from mellow acoustic jam sessions to electrified hip shaking concerts. Recorded by CHRISTOPHER KIRKLEY. Comes with booklet and portrait studio photo. Old school "tip-on" cover. Co-release with Sahel Sounds." -Mississippi.

Artist: LEWLEWAL DE PODOR
Title: Yiilo Jaam
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Hailing from northern Senegal, Lewlewal de Podor is a Pulaar guitar centric band that draws from the folk stylings of Fouta Toro. Featured on last years compilation Ishilan n-Tenere, their first ever full length ranges from mellow acoustic jam sessions to electrified hip shaking concerts. Recorded by Christopher Kirkley. Comes with booklet and portrait studio photo. Old school tip-on cover. Co-release with Sahel Sounds." - Mississippi/Little Axe.

Artist: LORCHESTRE NATIONAL A DE LA REPUBLIQUE DU MALI
Title: LOrchestre National A de la Republique du Mali
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The National A Orchestra was founded by the new government at Malis independence. They later divided into A and B formations. The A Orchestra was led by Keletigui Diabate, a multi-instrumental virtuoso. An album of incredible Malian music reissued for the first time since the 1970s. Eight tracks with beautiful vocals and guitar work. This is the second in a series of six Mali music LPs we will be reissuing from Sterns." - Mississippi.

Artist: MCDOWELL, FRED
Title: Fred McDowell
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Reissue of the Arhoolie LP originally titled Fred McDowell - Volume 2. A beautiful set by the Mississippi blues legend. One of Freds best. Intense Delta blues." - Mississippi.
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Artist: MCDOWELL, FRED
Title: The Alan Lomax Recordings
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The first ever recordings of Fred McDowell! Recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959. The first vinyl release dedicated entirely to this phenomenal recording session. 12 songs that highlight the depth of his repertoire - from droning & hypnotic versions of songs that later became blues standards such as Shake Em On Down & Good Morning Little Schoolgirl to his deeply felt renditions of spirituals like Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning . Accompanied at times by some amazing hair comb playing & beautiful backup vocals. Comes in an old school tip on sleeve with liner notes by Nathan Salsburg. A co-release with our friends Domino Sound. The stuff of dreams." -Mississippi.

Artist: MEDEH, HADRAMI OULD
Title: Kamlat/La Mone
Format: 7"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Two songs from Mauritanian guitarist and singer HADRAMI OULD MEDEH. Originally pressed in Lebanon in 1970. There were 500 copies pressed but only distributed at shows. Before a second pressing could be made, war broke out in Lebanon." -Mississippi
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Artist: MEKURIA + THE EX & GUESTS, GETATCHEW
Title: Moa Ambessa
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"GETATCHEW MEKURIA is a legendary Ethio-Jazz saxaphone player. Well documented in the Ethiopiques series, he continues to make amazing music into his seventies. This LP presents eleven new interpretations of Ethiopian tunes. Backed by the awesome force of The EX and a guest horn section." - Mississippi. Includes full color 8.5"x11" glossy 28-page magazine with interviews and historic photos.
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Artist: ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE MAURITANIE
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Recordings of Mauritanias first modern musical group with some never before released material. Formed in the 1960s, the Orchestre Nationale combined folk instrumentation with brass sections and electric guitars. Dreamy and hypnotic sessions are reminiscent of other post-colonial West African orchestras, but diverge with experiments in Mauritanian classical tradition. All but vanished into obscurity in the ensuing decades of military dictatorship, these recordings slated for destruction were salvaged during a 1978 coup détat. Comes with extensive liner notes. A co-release with the mighty Sahel Sounds label. Old school tip on covers." -Mississippi.
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Artist: ORCHESTRE REGIONAL DE KAYES
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
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Artist: ORCHESTRE REGIONAL DE MOPTI
Title: Les Meilleurs Souvenirs De La 1ere Biennale Artistique Et Culturelle De La Jeunesse
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Recorded in 1970 as part of the First Biennale of Arts and Culture for the Young in Mali. The Regional Orchestra of Mopti was a state funded orchestra that participated in country wide music festivals and competitions. A hypnotic band featuring electric guitars & a large horn section. This is the first in a series of six Mali music LPs we will be reissuing this summer from Sterns. A serene and droning record that is both sorrowful & celebratory." -Mississippi

Artist: OVERSTREET, REV. LOUIS
Title: His Guitar, His Four Sons, And The Congregation..
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
..Of St. Lukes Powerhouse Church Of God In Christ. "Reissue of the Arhoolie LP recorded in 1962 at Overstreets church in Phoenix, Arizona with a slightly altered track listing. Includes two tracks previously unissued on vinyl. Recorded very live during a church service. Rev. Overstreet plays electric guitar and bass drum in his own driving & intense style while his four sons and the congregation take care of tambourine, backup singing and hand claps. A powerful record of gospel energy and testament." -Mississippi
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Artist: PAPAGIKA, MARIKA
Title: The Further The Flame, The Worse It Burns Me
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
Includes 12-page booklet. "Marika Papagika was one of Greek musics greatest vocalists. She recorded 225 performances between 1918 & 1929. This LP features some of her most mystical & moving. Instrumental accompaniment is provided by various combinations of cymbalon, cello, violin & clarinet. Includes a booklet featuring all known photographs of Marika & extensive liner notes by Ian Nagoski, which shed much deserved light on one of the deepest artists of the Rembetika & Greek folk music scene. Record is housed in an old school tip on sleeve." - Mississippi.
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Artist: PHILLIPS, WASHINGTON
Title: What Are They Doing in Heaven Today?
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"2nd edition with regular printed jacket. Original recordings from 1927-1929, with Phillips perhaps accompanied on the Dolceola (miniature piano-like instrument). Beautifully haunting music from Phillips. His sweetly-sung Christian blues, bathed in a celestial haze of notes from an instrument that sounds like a childs music box, stand out amongst the work of guitar evangelists and street corner Scripture-ites of the era. Phillips sacred porch songs provide evidence of a higher power, for how could man alone create music for the angels? These recordings sound remarkable from being from the 1920s."-Mississippi Records.
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Artist: RAIL BAND
Title: Orchestre Rail-Band de Bamako
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Reissued for the first time, the legendary Malian Rail Bands classic 1970 debut LP. Based out of the Buffet Bar of the Station Hotel in Bamako, the band was sponsored by the Ministry of Information. Swirling Afro-Latin guitars & horns. Malian folk songs modernized & played by some of the countrys finest musicians including Tidani Kone & Salif Keita." -Mississippi

Artist: RANGE RATS
Title: Range Rats
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Recorded in 1986 & completely unreleased until now - this is Fred & Toody Coles (Weeds, Lollipop Shoppe, Zipper, Torpedoes, Rats, Western Front, Desperate Edge, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows, & so on) great lost country LP! All original compositions...some sad lilting ballads & some punk as hell. Two songs feature Fred & Toddy playing with Rollie, a janky Roland drum machine that didnt keep a consistent meter very well. The rest of the songs were recorded with a lean mean band. We are very proud to bring this LP into the world for the first time - another facet of the genius of Fred & Toody Cole & low-fi as can be. Housed in an oldschool tip-on sleeve." -Mississippi

Artist: RATS, THE
Title: Intermittent Signals
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The second release by Portlands own Rats, Fred and Toodys pre-Dead Moon outfit. This record hails from 1981 and holds a place in Portland punk history. Considerably better sound quality compared to the first record. Poster included and tip-on jacket." -Mississippi

Artist: RATS, THE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Formed in 1979 by Fred Cole from the 1960s garage rock band The Lollipop Shoppe. Cole played guitar and sang, his wife Toody played bass and sang, and initially Rod Rat played drums. Their sound was a raw mix of punk rock and garage rock with occasional country touches. Mississippi Records is the first to reissue this pre-Dead Moon classic." -Mississippi

Artist: RIVERS, BOYD
Title: You Cant Make Me Doubt
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"First full length album by one of the greatest gospel musicians of all time! Boyd Rivers was an amazing but unfortunately, little known gospel artist. Comparisons could be made to Charlie Jackson, but in the end not too many people sound anything like Boyd Rivers. Side one features Boyd playing stunning electric guitar & belting out 6 incredibly heavy songs. Side two finds Boyd playing acoustic guitar -- a bit mellower but still impassioned. All the material on this album has never been released, with the exception of Fire In My Bones -- the title track of the Case Quarter 3 CD gospel compilation. (Its also on our Last Time Around compilation) Its somewhat unbelievable that Boyd has not been heard more out in the world -- but so it goes. Includes liner notes by Amos Harvey. Old school tip on cover." -Mississippi.

Artist: ROCKMORE, CLARA
Title: The Art Of The Theremin
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"This LP, originally recorded and released by Delos International in 1977, features the eerily beautiful theremin accompanied by piano. A record of stark simplicity & emotional intensity. We are proud to present the first ever vinyl reissue of this material. Gatefold tip on cover with extensive liner notes detailing the history & inner workings of the theremin & Clara Rockmore." Presented by Shirleigh and Robert Moog, with piano accompaniment by Nadia Reisenberg. This is actually a reproduction of the (superior) 1981 Japanese pressing of the original 1977 Delos International release." -Mississippi
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Artist: ROGIE, SE
Title: The Sounds of SE Rogie
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
2015 repress. "At last, a reissue full LP of the legendary Palm wine guitarist SE Rogies early work. Truly beautiful songs from the 1960s ranging from sweet acoustic solo numbers to blazing full band electric music. SE Rogie had a very long and pioneering career in Sierra Leone. His songs are some of the most beautiful ever - gentle and lilting timeless melodies. One of the greats. A co-release with our friends at the Domino Sound label." - Mississippi.

Artist: SAD HORSE
Title: Greatest Hits
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"One of Portlands finest rock bands. Sad Horse is a two piece with just drums guitars and vocals, but with these few tools they create memorable compositions. For the past 7 years, Sad Horse has released tracks on the most underground of cassette and LP labels. Their music is savagely joyful -- Geoff Soul and Elizabeth Venable trading screechy enthusiastic vocals, the guitar whirling through songs as concise as possible, the drums clanging and banging. This is the real underground sound of Portland. A compilation of the best moments of their recordings from small cassette releases. Co-release with Eggy Records." - Mississippi.

Artist: SPENCE, JOSEPH
Title: Bahaman Guitarist: Good Morning Mr. Walker
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Reissue of the Arhoolie LP recorded in 1971. Joseph Spence was a highly original guitarist and vocalist from the Bahamas. His music is hard to describe - extreme guitar runs with joyful vocalese rambled along with it. This album includes hits such as Out On The Rolling Sea and Sloop John B. One of our favorite LPs of all time. Silk screened cover glued over a hand manufactured Folkways style cover." - Mississippi.
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Artist: SPIRITUAL SINGERS
Title: Ntsamina
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Congolese gospel group from the early 70s. Loose-knit, almost Shaggs-like rhythms. Accompanied by male and female vocals. From slow dirges reminiscent of Beatles pop melodies to fast African rockers inspired by American 50s R&B. A truly unique record. Full-color beautiful cover in the stylish tip-on sleeve." -Mississippi
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Artist: SUN FOOT
Title: Round Dice Fried Combo
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Contemporary art rock band. A strange mix of minimalism, catchy pop music and damage. Sun Foot are a true underground band worthy of recognition. The drums suggest a drone and simplicity somewhere between Bo Diddley and Tibetan music. The angular guitar and bass are somehow easy to listen to and... dare I say... fun. This LP is a distillation of Sun Foots song catalog -- a greatest hits of sorts and nice introduction to their progressive world. Recorded and produced by none other than Joe Goldring (of The Enablers and producer of many San Francisco bands) at Coast Studios. Album cover designed with heavy art contribution by David King, designer of the iconic CRASS symbol. Ron Burns (formally of Smog, Hot Spit Dancers), Chris Johanson (visual artist, formerly of San Franciscos Deep Throats) and Brian Mumford (Dragging an Ox through Water, Jackie-O Motherfucker) make up Sun Foot. Co release with Awsome Vistas." - Mississippi.

Artist: THOMAS, HENRY
Title: Bull Doze Blues
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Twelve of our favorite songs by amazing Texas blues songster HENRY THOMAS. Thomas recorded a couple dozen sides between 1927-29 often accompanying himself on the quills, a pan flute sounding instrument. A traveling musician with an older style than many of the country blues musicians recorded in the 20s. Includes his classic numbers Fishing Blues, Railroadin Some, Honey, Wont You Allow Me One More Chance, the beautiful gospel number Jonah in the Wilderness and many more." -Mississippi.

Artist: THOMAS, URAL
Title: Fade Away/Smile
Format: 7"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"The fourth volume in our North Portland Music Series -- a most unusual record. Ural recorded this in his house with a bunch of neighborhood kids back in 1970. Fade Away is reminiscent of the bad trip portion of Sly & the family Stones Theres A Riot Goin On. A lazy funk riff is accompanied by drony vocal incantations & kids blowing into sawed off bed posts as if they were trumpets! It really happened. Smile is a more straightforward simple ballad wherein Ural sends a positive message out to the world. Ural self pressed 300 copies of this way back when just to prove to the kids accompanying him on it that they can do anything they want if they put their minds to it. Its message rings true today. Housed in a thick old school tip on sleeve." -Mississippi

Artist: THOMAS, URAL
Title: Push Em Up/ Deep Within My Heart
Format: 7"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"The third volume in our North Portland Music Series, two great soul songs by local legend Ural Thomas recorded in 1960. Push em, Up is an upbeat soul stomper for the dance floor. Deep Within My Heart is a pretty ballad with tight harmonies & lots of groove. Ural is an underappreciated musician who toured opening for Otis Redding back in the day, had James Brown plagiarize his style, played in countless bands in Portland & Seattle, built a house out of debris salvaged from the Willamette river, mentored countless kids in the neighborhood, & probably wrestled an alligator or two. Proof that unsung heroes live right in our backyard. Housed in a thick old school tip on sleeve." -Mississippi

Artist: TILLIS, PERRY
Title: In Times Like These
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Perry Tillis was born July 29, 1919, in Elba, Alabama , and began playing his brand of rambling blues at a very early age. He continued playing the blues and singing gospel, despite going blind, up until his death on November 3, 2004. In the 40s Tillis played the Chicago blues circuit. However, when a revelation convinced him it was the devils music, he moved back home and began preaching the gospel. This LP is culled from 72 hours of cassette tapes recorded during the last 10 years of Tillis life. Extremely lo-fi gospel with Tillis playing guitar and singing into boombox. Not for the faint of heart. This is a first time release of this material. Liner notes included with archival photos. Tip-on jackets." -- Mississippi Records
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Artist: TOODY/THE WESTERN FRONT
Title: Toody/The Western Front
Format: 10"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"In 1985, between the country punk band the Range Rats and the mystical psychedelic punk band Dead Moon lay these six songs released originally in very limited batches spread between three 7" records. Fred Cole and friends are the Western Front -- a shit kicking country band with a sensitive side too. They bring us the excellent ballads Looking Back at Me and Clementine and the raucous Orygun and Stampede. The two other tracks are the same band backing up Toody Cole, singing two incredibly perfect songs -- Rather Be Your Lover and Coming On Strong. This record is a must for fans of Fred and Toody Cole of Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows, the Rats, The Range Rats, Lollipop Shoppe, The Weeds, and so on. A lost treasure. One page insert included." - Mississippi

Artist: V/A
Title: 100 Moons (Hindustani Vocal Art, 1930-55)
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Absolutely great compilation of early Indian vocal 78s. Features artists such as FAIYAZ KHAN, HIRABAI BARODEKAR, DATTREYA VISHNU PALUSKAR, and BADE GHULAM ALI KHAN. Mediative and exciting vocals from the masters. Great liner notes and mastering by IAN NAGOSKI complete with photos. A co-release with Canary Records." - Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: A Short Life of Trouble
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Compilation of truly great sorrowful American ballads recorded between 1927 and 1943. Songs mostly about murder, death, and broken hearted-ness. Lots of intense minor chords and stark gritty vocals. Artists include Emry Arthur, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Red Hot Old Mose, the DeZurik Sisters, Shortbuckle ORourke and Family, Jimmie Tarlton, Mississippi John Hurt and more. Mountain bluesmen and songsters presenting their darkest & most intense work. Old school tip on sleeves." -Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Assiyo Bellema
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"All hits compilation of late 1960s to early 1970s Ethiopian soul and R n B. Very intensely groove oriented material by some of Ethiopias top musicians. Includes songs by Mulatu Astatke, Seyfou Yohannes, Ayelew Mesfin, Getatchew Kassa, and the mighty Abbebe Tessemma. Nonstop party. Old school tip on sleeve." -Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Bed Of Pain
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Excellent compilation of Greek rembetika/folk/mortika music. Dark and beautiful 78s about love, crime, death, drugs and so on. All songs never reissued on LP before. Extensive liner notes by Ian Nagoski with great photos. A co-release with Canary records. Old school tip on cover. A real winner." -Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Been Here All My Days
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, George Mitchell recorded extensively in the South. Mitchell concentrated mainly on local blues traditions, recording some famous bluesmen and many otherwise ignored artists. The George Mitchell Collection was originally released as a series of forty-five EPs on Fat Possum; this LP contains our favorite fourteen tracks. This LP represents songs from many well-known blues musicians such as Fred McDowell, Furry Lewis and Joe Calicott as well as some from criminally under-represented artists like Jessie Mae Hemphill, Rosa Lee Hill and John Lee Ziegler. Comes with a short booklet of photos, discographical notes and recollections." -Mississippi.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Brass Pins And Match Heads: International 78s
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Compilation of deep 78s from all over the world -- India, Iran, Anatolia, Portugal, Switzerland, Greece, Macedonia, Spain, America and more. Compiled by Ian Nagoski, as sort of a sequel to the String of Pearls compilation we put out a couple years back. Beautiful, austere performances by master instrumentalists and vocalists. Comes with four pages of liner notes. Tip-on, old-school cover." -Mississippi

Artist: V/A
Title: Fanafody: A Collection of Recordings and Photography From Madigasikara Vol. 2
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The second volume of recordings in Mississippis series of Madagascar music. From the archives of Montreal recordist, CHARLIE BROOKS. While containing some similar artists as volume one (Fanajana), Fanafody focuses more on his second trip through the island during 2002 featuring violin players and throat breathing singers. Includes extensive photography and liner notes booklet." -Mississippi

Artist: V/A
Title: Fanajana
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"A Collection Of Recordings And Photography From Madagasikara. Over a three year period in the late 1990s, Charlie Brooks embarked on two long field recording trips in Madagasikara. Brooks primarily concentrated on the more remote north and west regions of the island. Upon his return in 1999 he pressed 200 copies of a triple record and stored them under his bed for the last ten years. The three themed LPs: Vocal, Valiha Marovany and Miscellaneous Instruments were released as the now out-of-print MR-061 Fihavanana. This single LP collection compiles seventeen tracks from Fihavanana. Comes with a twelve page booklet of photography and notes." -Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Fight On, Your Time Aint Long
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Compilation of sanctified blues recorded between 1927-1934. This is our sequel to the popular Life Is A Problem LP. Twelve songs of pure guitar-driven gospel. This slab is as melodic as it is rockin. Features songs by Bukka White, Willie Mae Morris, Bo Weevil Jackson, Kid Prince Moore and more. This is packaged in the old-fashioned tip-on sleeve." -Mississippi
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Artist: V/A
Title: Five Minutes to Midnight
Format: 10"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Very austere and intense gospel performances culled from very small label 7 inches. Lo-fi guitar based recordings from the 1960s and 1970s that will put the hairs on the back of your neck on end. No holds bared songs that tackle the meat of the matter only - birth, love and death. Gospel music that speaks of the human condition in a way that Christians and secular folks can get behind. Old school tip on cover." - Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Ghost Woman Blues
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Compilation of absolutely must have country blues. A mix of well-known artists playing their signature songs and more obscure musicians. Highlights include Bukka Whites elemental Fixin to die, Lottie Kimbroughs seldom heard Dont Speak To Me, George Carters haunting Ghost Woman Blues, Willie Browns existential Future Blues, Monroe Moe Jacksons wild Go Away From My Door and many more hits. The real stuff and some of Mississippi Records all time favorite tunes." - Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Hasabe
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Absolutely killer compilation of Ethiopian R&B from the golden age of Ethiopian music. Classic performances by Lemma Demissew, Tlahoun Gessesse, Sefu Yohannes, Bahta Gebre Heywet, Teshome Meteku, Mahmoud Ahmed and Alemeyahu Eshete. All songs never reissued on vinyl before. A nonstop party record that we can recommend without any reservations. The third LP in our continuing series of releases culled from the monumental Ethiopiques series." -Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: I Dont Feel at Home in this World Anymore 1927-1948
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"This compilation is our tribute to the music made in the U.S. between 1927 and 1948. We decided not only to focus on traditional genres (blues, old-time, Cajun), but to also show the music that was brought by the boatloads of immigrants coming to these shores. Their music influenced and still affects our culture today. The album starts off with a heavenly example of Greek rebetica from Marika Papagika. Also featured is early Tex-Mex pioneer Lydia Mendoza and gospel duo Two Gospel Keys. The latter gives us our title track. Louisiana Cajun music is beautifully executed by artists Cleoma Falcon and Blind Uncle Gaspard with Dela Lachney. The Blue Sky Boys may be considered old-time, but their haunting, melancholic harmonies belong in their own genre. The Caresser and Wilmouth Houdini bring on the Calypso with that New York jazz flavor. Hawaiian slack key guitar is demonstrated by Mike Hanapis Ilima Islanders and Mme. Rivieres Hawaiians. Aside from Calypso, NY was also a big hub for Jewish klezmer, as shown by Jacob Hoffman playing with Henry Kandels Orchestra. Sexteto Bolona is a great example of the roots of salsa and theres even a mystery track by an unknown Indonesian folk singer of the time. The comp ends with blues performer Big Boy Cleveland with his oddly original Quill Blues. A beautiful record from beginning to end." -Mississippi Records.
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Artist: V/A
Title: I Wish I Never Came: To What a Strange Place Vol. 2
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"A compilation of 78s recorded between 1916 and 1930. On this LP we find recent immigrant music from masters of Greek. Armenian, Turkish, Egyptian and Syrian music. Beautiful performances by luminaries Achilleas Poulos, Nishan Kelijikan, Kosroff Malool, Maria Symyrnea, Marika Papagika and many others. Liner notes by Ian Nagoski. One time limited pressing. A co-release with Canary Records." -Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: I Woke Up One Morning In May
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Sequel to our Last Kind Words compilation. All country blues recorded between 1927-1934. Features favorites such as Memphis Minnie, Lottie Kimbrough & Robert Wilkins. This slab also has a few of our favorite obscurities like Little Hat Jones and Louie Lasky. Fourteen songs -- all classics! Full color beautiful cover in the stylish tip-on sleeve." Other artists include: Cryin Sam Collins, Henry Spaulding, Kansas Joe McCoy, Buster Johnson, Elvie Thomas, Willie Baker, Blind Blake, Charlie McCoy and Joe Callicott.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Ill Be So Glad When The Sun Goes Down
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Fourth installment in the Field Recordings From Alan Lomaxs "Southern Journey", 1959-1960 series, featuring recordings from Blue Ridge instrumentalist Wade Ward performing alongside an eighty-one year old Charlie Higgins, sought-after Mississippi church singers James Short and Viola James, more from Fred McDowell ("Woke Up This Morning"), a locally composed religious piece written from words spoken by Mountain View, Arkansas resident Joseph Looney while on his deathbed, Hillsville, Virginias The Mountain Ramblers, spiritual singers from the Georgia Sea Island of St. Simons and banjo master Hobart Smiths "Banging Breakdown." -Mississippi
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Artist: V/A
Title: Ill Meet You On That Other Shore
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Third installment in the Field Recordings From Alan Lomaxs "Southern Journey", 1959-1960 series, featuring recordings from Fred McDowell, Carlos "Bookmiller" Shannons rendition of "The Eighth of January" (another variation of which -- "The Battle Of New Orleans" -- was a Billboard charting hit by Johnny Horton in 1959), a medley of classic African American spirituals by Virginias Union Choir of the Church of God and Saints of Christ, lined hymns from Kentuckys George Spangler and a Baptist Church congregation, Ozark balladeer Neal Morris, work songs from Mississippi State Penitentiary, a previously unissued version of "Moses Was A Servant Of The Lord" performed by Charles Barnett (vocal and washtub) and Arkansas Almeda "Granny" Riddle performing "Rainbow Mid Lifes Willows," based on a British broadsheet originally published in 1631." -Mississippi

Artist: V/A
Title: Im Gonna Live Anyhow Until I Die
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Fifth installment in the Field Recordings From Alan Lomaxs "Southern Journey", 1959-1960 series, featuring recordings from North Carolinas Mountaineers, migratory labor songs from fishermen The Bright Light Quartet, a stark religious meditation on the end of days from Virginia service station owner E.C. Ball, Bessie Jones (later a touring performer) singing the spiritual "Daniel In The Lions Den," an evening worship service at a Pentecostal Temple in Memphis, Emma Hammonds dance tune "Shout Lula," an excerpt from Alabama religious radio testimony and music performed on caned panpipes (or quills) at a country picnic in Senatobia, Mississippi." -Mississippi
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Artist: V/A
Title: In The Storm So Long
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"A compilation of gospel songs from the Pitch/Gussman label. Raw and ragged 1960s & 1970s recordings made in Georgia. Most tracks have a heavy guitar sound with loads of reverb. At times haunting and at times joyous. Real rockin homemade music by and for the people. Old school "tip on" sleeve. Liner note sheet too. Great stuff." -Mississippi.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Ishilan N-tenere
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Compilation of recent field recording made by CHRIS KIRKLEY (Sahel Sounds). All tracks feature acoustic guitar players & vocalists from Senegal & Northern Mali, with the exception of the last song which is a rocking Tuareg electric guitar band.  Beautiful music by some of Africas finest griots. At times melancholic and at others romantic pop music. We think this is one of our strongest releases ever. Old school tip on cover. Comes with a 16-page full color booklet featuring descriptive notes & beautiful never before published photos." -Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Laila Je Taime
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Beautiful field recording compilation of guitar music from the Western Sahel. A wide spectrum of styles is covered here in stripped down variations of regional styles ranging from the deep acoustic ballads and nostalgic folk songs to Western pop cover songs. Street musicians and professional stage bands are featured in intimate and informal sessions in village houses or around desert campfires, complete with the occasional car horn or motorcycle rumble in the distance. Highlights of over three years of field recordings, includes a full color booklet with many photos and liner notes by Christopher Kirkley. Old school tip on cover. A co-release with the Sahel Sounds label." - Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Last Kind Words (1926-1953)
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"2nd edition with regular printed jacket. Incredibly well compiled 20s-30s era blues comp. High quality of sound for the time period of its recordings. This compilation is filled with the most accessible blues songs made to be appreciated by enthusiasts and those new to the genre. Features Blind Willie McTell, Memphis Minnie, Geechie Wiley, etc." -Mississippi
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Artist: V/A
Title: Last Time Around
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Part three in Mississippi Records series exploring the rawest side of gospel music (Part one being the Life Is A Problem compilation & part two being the Oh Graveyard, You Cant Hold Me Always compilation) Moving ballads sit side by side with incredibly rocking crunchy guitar workouts. The recordings span the 1950s through to the 80s, but the sound is timeless & consistently soulful like you wont believe. Artists include Precious Bryant, Isaiah Owens, The Hickory Bottom Harmoneers, Boyd Rivers, The Straight Street Holiness Group & many more. We are very proud of this one. Housed in an old school tip on sleeve." -Mississippi

Artist: V/A
Title: Life Is a Problem
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Compilation of raw electric guitar-based gospel recorded between 1949 & 1976. Hard to find & unreleased gospel that makes most rock & roll sound weak & contained. Features Utah Smith, Rev. Lonnie Farris, Sister O.M Terrill & many lesser known artists. 14 tracks in all." -Mississippi.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Lipa Kodi Ya City Council
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: US
Price: $13.50
"We consider this some of the most beautiful music in the world. This LP contains hard to find pan-African music in the styles of R&B (Moussa Doumbi), pop (Kabushi & Mwenya, Frida Sonko), highlife (George Mukabi, Isaya Mwino), folk (Yaseen Mohammed & Saada), palm wine guitar music (S.E. Rogie), Juju (Sami Kamar & The Black Diamonds) and choral music (Noviciat de Soeurs Missionaires). Twelve tracks total from Mali, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Somalia, Uganda and Rwanda. Recordings made from 1967-1972." - Mississippi Records. Highly recommended!
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Artist: V/A
Title: Love Is Love
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"A very unusual little collection -- one that brings together guitar-based numbers from a variety of African sources -- then packages the whole thing with a relatively discreet sort of presentation! The styles here are mostly pre-funk, but offer up some creative use of the guitar -- or the "dry guitar", if you will -- in tracks that mostly have a relatively spare sort of sound, and which mix guitar with bits of percussion, vocals, flute, and other instrumentation. Titles include "Sax Jive" by Leribe, "Castle Beer" by William Siwale & Friends, "Jumbe" by Elija Ishmael, "Tumshukuru" by W John Ondolo, "Ulayinda" by George Kazoka, "Khukhaua" by Jimmy Amukamua, and "Love Is Love" by Alemanyo Eshintay." - Mississippi.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Mata la Pena
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Compilation focusing on mellow dramatic music from around the world. Everything from Calypso to Flamenco to Thai ballads to Indonesian instrumentals to American country to Hawaiian music. Designed as a sort of sequel to our I Dont Feel At Home In This World Anymore compilation. Cover art by Chris Johaanson." Heavyweight sleeve with paste-on cover. -Mississippi

Artist: V/A
Title: Modern Mayan: The Indian Music of Chiapas, Mexico
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"In the mid-1970s Richard Alderson made these amazing recordings in Chiapas, Mexico. A very unique blend of ancient music and modern rhythms. Here we have modern Mayan people singing folk songs accompanied by guitar, ragged brass bands, and much more. A trip into a very beautiful world. The cover is a faux Folkways style wrap around print on an old school tip on jacket. Includes liner notes. A co-release with our friends Moi JConnais." -Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Mortika: Recordings From A Greek Underworld
Format: Double LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Amazing 2LP set of Greek underground folk music sometimes called Rembetica and/or Greek Oriental Music. Compiled by Tony Klein. Songs about drugs, sex, crime, poverty, and heartbreak. Housed in a box and includes 20 page notes with extensive archival photos and full lyric translations." - Mississippi.
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Artist: V/A
Title: My Intention is War: Trinidad Calypsos 1928-1948
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Incredible compilation of calypso classics from Trinidad recorded between 1928 and 1948 by well known masters of the form such as The Roaring Lion, Attila the Hun, Lionel Belasco, and Lord Invader, as well as by some lesser known but great artists. Minor chord, intense meditations on death, beautiful and fragile instrumentals, topical and poetic songs, and more. This is the real stuff. Songs include The Horrors of War, African War Call, When I Lay Me Body Down in the Grave, Exploiting, Inequality of Life, and Death. Real masterpieces here. Not a clunker in the bunch. Old school tip on cover." - Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Naughty Girl: To What a Strange Place Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"The music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora. A compilation of 78s recorded between 1916 and 1930. On this LP we find recent immigrant music from masters of Greek, Armenian, Turkish, Egyptian & Syrian music. Classic, austere performances by deep musicians: Markos Sifnios, Kosroff Malool, Naim Karakand, Achilleas Poulos, and many others. Liner notes by Ian Nagoski. One time limited pressing. A co-release with Canary Records." -Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Nightingales and Canaries Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Aching and radiant songs from 78 RPM discs dating from the 30s and 40s. Canaries and Nightingales Vol. 1 is our first collection of the voices of women from the Middle East during the first half of the 20th century. Side one of the album includes outrageously flirtatious and rocking performances by Christian and Jewish immigrants from Anatolia, Istanbul, and Roumelia. Side B includes more demure and artful performances by some of the greatest Turkish stars of the first generation of Muslim women to sing on records. Liner notes by Ian Nagoski with phtographs of the artists. A co-release with Canary records." - Mississippi

Artist: V/A
Title: Notes from Home: To What a Strange Place Vol. 3
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"The Music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora. A compilation of 78s recorded between 1905 and 1930. On this LP we find a small, but stylistically broad, cross-section of nostalgic recordings from Greece, Turkey, Syria and Egypt.; the beautiful music that recent immigrants listened to to remind them of their homeland. Distant voices from as long ago as 1905. Liner notes by Ian Nagoski. One time limited pressing. A co-release with Canary Records." -Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Oh Graveyard, You Cant Hold Me Always
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Compilation of hard-to-find gospel recorded in the 1960s & early 1970s. More mediative & well-produced material than the Life Is A Problem LP. Nice old school tip-on sleeves. Great stuff. Artists include: Mosby Family Singers, Straight Street Holiness Group, Laura Rivers, Rev. Lonnie Farris, Radio Four, Joe Townsend, White Family, Silver Quintette, James Carter & The Mighty Stars, Farris & Williams, Brother Willie Eason, Traveling Echoes, and Sensational Happy Travellers." -Mississippi
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Artist: V/A
Title: Rain Dont Fall On Me
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"A compilation of prewar country blues & gospel. Features popular artists such as BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON, GARY DAVIS, BUKKA WHITE, and MEMPHIS MINNIE alongside unfairly less documented artists such as SONNY BOY & HIS PALS, LULU JACKSON and WILLIE MAE WILLIAMS. Could be viewed as a sequel to Mississippis Last Kind Words compilation. Some heavy meditative songs and some dance numbers too." - Mississippi.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Rocket Infinity: The Global Rise of Rocking Music, 1942-62
Format: 10"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Rock n rolls rise around the world from 78s, 1942 - 1962. A rousing eight song 10" featuring pre-rock n roll sounds from around the globe. Music that was influenced by early American rockin music and, in turn, influenced the western world. Youll hear early Bollywood swinging rock from India, lively jazz from Zimbabwe, cumbia from Columbia, traditional music mutated into pop from Japan and Egypt, and even a polka. A real wild ride. Liner notes by Ian Nagoski. Old school tip on cover. Limited one time edition. A co-release with our friends Canary Records." -Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Seven Skeletons Found in the Yard
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"A great compilation of calypso classics from Trinidad recorded between 1928 and 1947 by well-known masters of the form such as the Growler, The Lion, Lord Executor, and Lionel Belasco, as well as by some lesser known but great artists. Heavy topical songs, minor chord meditations on death, beautiful instrumentals and more. Songs include When You Hear I Die, In the Dew and the Rain, Hojoe, Jimbys Ingratitude, Ba Boo La La and much, much more. All true master pieces. Old school tip on cover." - Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Sticks Over My Shoulder
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"A compilation of Georgia bluesmen who play all in a style of their own. Truly great recordings made by George Mitchell between 1979-1981. Features the hypnotic sounds of John Lee Ziegler, the incredibly rockin drumand guitar music of James Davis, the hair-stands-up-on-the-back-of-your-neck voice and guitar of William Robertson (also known as Cecil Barfield!), the unique doaist playing of Jimmy Lee Williams and the ragged and beautiful music of Jim Bunkley. Really just the best blues music you could ever hope to hear. Another testament to the brilliant ear of George Mitchell, who traveled the south in search of the real stuff and found it. Old school tip on cover." -Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Street Music of Yogyakarta
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"In 1978 JACK BODY recorded an amazing amount of street musicians in Java. His ear was geared not just towards traditional folk forms of music but also to all the new hybrids of pop street music. Here we find a mix of his recordings that really cannot be classified easily. Influences on the music include Bollywood soundtracks, American rock & pop, Javanese traditional songs and modern gamelan music. All these recordings were made in the street so you can hear babies crying, car horns & food frying throughout. Raw folk music by and for the people, this is the real deal. There was too much good music to fit on an LP, so weve included a free bonus 7-inch 33 RPM EP of material. Comes in old-school "tip on" sleeves. Includes a booklet with liner notes by Jack Brody. A truly unique record filled with beautiful and stirring sounds." -Mississippi

Artist: V/A
Title: String of Pearls
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"A compilation of international 78s compiled by Ian Nagoski (compiler of the Black Mirror CD on Dust To Digital). 14 amazing songs ranging from Calypso, Indian vocal music, Jewish Cantorals, Native American chants etc. Includes a two-page insert with detailed notes on each song." -Mississippi
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Artist: V/A
Title: The Devil Is Busy In Knoxville
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Compilation of early gospel recordings spanning from 1927 - 1955. Sanctified blues by the Two Gospel Keys, Mother McCollum, Blind Rosevelt Graves, Lottie Bracey, Sister O.M Terrell & Rev. IB Ware. Beautiful slow country gospel by the Anglin Brothers & Delmore Brothers, Intense vocal performances by the New Gospel Keys, Elder Richard Briant & the Silent Grove Baptist Church Congregation, & much more! All killer no filler compilation that rocks hard & gets deep & sad too. Old school tip on cover. Limited one time pressing." -Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: The United Sacred Harp Convention - The Alan Lomax Recordings, 1959
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"The first stereo recordings of the Fiery choral sounds of Sacred Harp singing! Recorded by Alan Lomax at Corinth Baptist Church in 1959. Over 300 singers performing shape note music, shaking the walls & doors. Very intense & beautiful performances. Liner notes by Nathan Salsburg with excerpts from essays by Alan Lomax. Limited one time pressing." -Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Time Will Make A Change
Format: LP/7"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Heavy compilation of hard to find gospel 7"s. A meditation on mortality & the meaning of life. Side A features some fairly lo-fi but intense & emotional performances. Side B gets even more lo-fi, but also a bit more rocking. Mostly guitar based ensembles & solo performers with the occasional sparse organ & drums. Artists include Mira Jean Clark, Rev. R Henderson, the Whirlwinds, Ike Gordon, Bishop McDaniels & many more. Comes with a bonus 7" featuring the amazing Ethel Proffit on guitar & vocals performing Death is not the end & Life is a battle! One of our best compilations ever & not for the faint of heart. Old school tip on cover." - Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Troubled Waters
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Compilation of blues and gospel recordings made by George Mitchell between 1962 and 1976! The deep hill country stomps and blues of RL Burnside, Rosa Lee Hill and Jesse Mae Hemphill, The hard driving electric guitar and drum music of James Davis, the haunting gospel ballads of Robert Johnson (not the one your thinking of) and James Shorter, the flowing beautiful blues of Joe Callicott, Furry Lewis and Jesse Lee Vortis, the drum and fife music of Napoleon Strickland and much more. This is the third in the Mississippi series of releases of field recordings by George Mitchell. (the first and second are the Been Here All My Days and Sticks Over My Shoulder LPs.) Some of our favorite songs of all time and not to be missed. Old school tip on covers." - Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Wave The Ocean, Wave The Sea
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"People were saying that Southern folk song was dead, that the land that had produced American jazz, the blues, the spirituals, the mountain ballads and the work songs had gone sterile." -- Alan Lomax, 1960. "In 1959 and 1960, at the height of the Folk Revival, Alan Lomax undertook the first-ever stereo field recording trip through the American South to document its still thriving vernacular musical culture. He traveled through Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, and North Carolina, making over 70 hours of recordings. The trip came to be known as Lomaxs Southern Journey, and its recordings were first issued for the Atlantic and Prestige labels in the early 60s. Those, however, as well as subsequent releases on New World and Rounder Records, are now all out of print. To remedy this, and to celebrate the Southern Journeys 50th anniversary, Mississippi Records and the Alan Lomax Collection have collaborated on five commemorative LPs, spanning the breadth of Lomaxs 59-60 Southern recordings, drawing on new transfers of the original 1/4" tapes, and featuring a considerable amount of previously unreleased material. The five LP volumes feature singing siblings Hobart Smith and Texas Gladden from Saltville, Virginia; menhaden fishermens chorus the Bright Light Quartet; the Young Brothers Mississippi Hill Country fife and drum band; Blue Ridge instrumentalists Wade Ward and Charlie Higgins; Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers; work songs and hollers from Parchman Farm; congregational hymns from African American and white Appalachian meeting-houses; Alabamas singing washerwoman Vera Ward Hall; the 1959 United Sacred Harp Convention; and the debut recordings of bluesman Fred McDowell, among much else. Each volume is being sold separately with its own distinctive packaging. All come with a 12-page booklet featuring many never before published photos. Old school tip on sleeves & beautiful sound. Not to be missed!" -Mississippi
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Artist: V/A
Title: What Remains of Eden
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
Subtitled: Anatolian & Levantine Music 1928-1952. "Compilation of Anatolian & Levantine 78s recorded between 1928 & 1952. From the regions now known as Turkey, Syria, Lebanon & Egypt. Beautiful classical solo improvisations, folk songs & ensemble rockers -- all never reissued before on LP. Compiled by Ian Nagoski. Extensive liner notes featuring a meditation on the supposed site of the Garden of Eden, details on the artists & photos. A co-release with Canary records." - Mississippi.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Which Way Does the Blood Red River Flow?
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Compilation of some of the best songs recorded for the Testament label between 1961 and 1967. Here we have the deep spirituals of Fred and Annie McDowell, the haunting music of Peg Leg Howell, the long form lonesome blues of Skip James contemporary Jack Owens, the pretty drifting tunes of Elijah Brown, and the plaintive ballads of Jimmie Tarlton. A really intense and strong record. No filler allowed - just the heaviest stuff we could find. Old school tip on cover. A co-release with our friends at Sutro Park, the king of all contemporary blues reissue labels." - Mississippi.

Artist: V/A
Title: Worried Now, Wont Be Worried Long
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Second installment in the Field Recordings From Alan Lomaxs "Southern Journey", 1959-1960 series, featuring recordings from blues singer Sidney Carter, seventy year-old Norman Edmonds, Rosa Lee (or Rosalie) Hill performing on Fred McDowells porch, two Mississippi gospel groups, the United Sacred Harp Convention in 1959 Alabama, the first-ever recordings of the fife and drum music of the Mississippi Hill Country and The Bright Light Quartet, a group of fishermen recorded in Virginia in 1960." -Mississippi
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