Vous trouverez dans cette section les imports et les rééditions. Ces disques sont pour la plupart commandés auprès de Mississippi Records à Portland et Chicago.
Précision pour les distros : je ne fais pas d’échanges avec ces disques, et ne peux pas faire de prix de gros.
DEAD MOON – Livre + 2xLP – 100 euros
- Ultra deluxe 12.5 × 12.5 die-cut faux-leather and cloth book binding
- 300 pages, full color with TONS of unseen photos and ephemera
- 2xLP contains Dead Moon greatest hits collection completely remastered from the original tapes
DEAD MOON – Crack in the system – LP – 1994 – 12 euros (STREAM)
Cast Will Change, Unknown Passage, and the best version of TImes They Are Changin’ ever recorded! All hits, no misses on this one.
Timeless. Lovingly remastered by Timothy Stollenwerk
MRP-041 Dead Moon – Strange Pray Tell LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
One of Dead Moons all time classics, filled with some of their catchiest & most rousing songs. Rockers of the highest caliber such as ‘Destination X’, ‘Fire in the Western World’ & ‘Don’t look back’ as well as perfect ballads such as ‘You can’t do that’ & ‘Out in the blues’. An utter masterpiece of psychedelic rock straight from the heart. The most requested Dead Moon LP by Mississippi Records store customers!
Emahoy Tsegue – Mariam Guebru – S/T – LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
At last! The second LP in our ongoing series of releases from Mariam – Tsege Gebru! More 1960’s 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 1960’s 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.
Kesarbia Kerkar-S/T LP – 12 euros (audio)
One of the greatest Indian classical vocalists of all time. KEARBIA KERKAR rose up from the bottom of the caste system in India to become one of the countries most respected vocalists. These recordings from 1947 – 1953 are beautiful ragas not to be missed. First LP issue of her material to be available in the US. A real treasure for fans of our Abdul Karim Khan & Pandit Prannath releases. Beautiful detailed liner notes by IAN NAGOSKI complete with photographs & sacred Tantra art. Old school « tip on » cover.
ELIZABETH COTTEN / MARISA ANDERSON – Split 7 » – 8 euros
DOCTEUR NICO – Dieu de la guitare – 2xLP – 25 euros (STREAM)
The Congo has given us many excellent guitar players, but only one of them earned the nickname ‘Dieu de la Guitare’. With this new compilation, made in collaboration with Ignace Mukendi (Comite de gestion des œuvres musicales de Docteur Nico) and the children of Docteur Nico, Planet Ilunga recalls the life and musical career of the legendary Congolese guitar player and band leader Docteur Nico.
Nicolas Kasanda wa Mikalayi stood for over 20 years at the forefront of Congolese rumba. Backed through his whole career by his older brother Dechaud, Nico introduced numerous innovations to Congolese rumba such as a remarkable take on Dominican merengue, the use of the Hawaiian guitar, the introduction of new rhythms and dances such as the kiri-kiri and kono, and especially the shimmering, electrified modern versions of traditional tunes from his native Kasai.
Thirty-three years after his death, we remember him as the most gifted guitar soloist of Congo. In this anthology we present an original selection of 26 exquisite songs, made between 1954 and 1970 with the groups African Jazz, Rock-a-Mambo, African Jazz Aile Nico, African Fiesta and African Fiesta Sukisa, many of them reproduced for the first time and mostly taken from the original 78 rpm or 45 rpm shellac/vinyl.
DEAD MOON – Trash & Burn – LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
MICHAEL HURLEY – Blue Hills – LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
Kleenex/Liliput – First Songs – 2xLP – 20 euros (STREAM)
Legendary Swiss punk band from the late 70s. “You can’t dispute Liliput’s 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 punk’s 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 hiccupped in three languages and made-up dadaistic slang. More than 20 years on, it still sounds fresh.” – Lisa Gidley.
First Songs is a double gatefold LP that combines all the pre-1982 material, all 3 Kleenex singles, the first 2 Liliput 7″’s and all the originally unreleased material prior to Liliput’s debut LP. Liner notes by Greil Marcus.
V/A – I Believe I’ll Go Back Home LP – 12 euros
MRP – 067 V/A – Ghost Woman Blues LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
Compilation of absolutely must have country blues. A mix of well known artists playing their signature songs and more obscure musicians. Highlights include Bukka White’s elemental « Fixin’ to die », Lottie Kimbroughs’ seldom heard « Don’t Speak To Me », George Carters’ haunting « Ghost Woman Blues », Willie Browns’ existential « Future Blues », Monroe Moe Jackson’s wild « Go Away From My Door » and many more hits. The real stuff and some of Mississippi Records all time favorite tunes.
SPACE LADY – Greatest Hits LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
Talahun Gessesse – Sima! – 14 euros (STREAM)
MR-090 Dead Moon – Unknown Passage LP – 12 euros (EXTRAIT)
Dead Moon’s 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.
MRP-025 Tsege Mariam Gebru – Spielt Eigene Komposition LP – 13 euros (EXTRAIT)
A most unusual & stunning album. Tsege Mariam Gebru is an Ethiopian nun who has dedicated her life to helping others. She has been composing & playing music on the piano since the 1960’s. Her music is a unique mix of Western classcial music in the vein of Erik Satie, Ethiopian music & 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 & purity. The record invites repeated listening well & is filled with spiritual warmth. We are very proud to present this LP – culled from the monumental Ethiopiques CD series.
Eureka Brass Band – Dirges LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
Recorded in a New Orleans alley on a Sunday afternoon in 1951. This is a truly unique field recording of a Jazz band playing dirges intended as a soundtrack to the parade to the graveyard during a traditional New Orleans funeral. It’s beautiful mesmerizing music and about as deep as it gets. The Eureka Brass band played hundreds of funerals – dirges to the graveyard and raucous joyous sounds on the way out. Here we have just the dirges. Some of the finest trombone, trumpet, sousaphone, clarinet, sax and drumming you’re likely to ever hear. Songs include Fallen Hero, West Lawn Dirge, Garland of Flowers and Eternity. A co-release with Singasong Fighter records.
DEAD MOON – In the Graveyard LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
GASPER NALI – Zoona Malawi LP – 16 euros (STREAM)
« I am Gasper Nali. I live in Nkhata-Bay but I was born in Mzimba, a town close to Nkhata-Bay. I started singing and performing in 1997 with my two brothers who passed away in 2002.
After they passed away I started on my own as a soloist. After singing for a long time I decided to make my own guitar with one wire string called the Babatoni. I just came up with the idea from nowhere. I made the instrument and started practising my songs. Nobody taught me how to play the instrument, I taught myself everything from making it to making music with it. I like the Babatoni because it does not need electricity to play with, so I can bring it everywhere with me and play it without plugging it to electricity.
I use cow skin for making the cover of the body, and took part of the blue-gum tree to form the fretboard and the neck of the guitar, and I use car tire wire to make the string. I also play a self-made local bass drum with a self-made pedal, together with the Babatoni. »
Poison Idea – Feel The Darkness double LP – 22 euros
Poison Idea’s 1990 classic Feel The Darkness album has been remixed and remastered and is now available on a 2 LP Set which also includes singles, B-sides, some choice covers, and outtakes. The classic lineup of Jerry A, Pig Champion, Myrtle Tickner, Mondo and Thee Slayer Hippy. Beautiful cover with silver foil and liner notes. DELUXE Limited edition.
V/A – Buried Country LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
Compilation of Aboriginal Australian country music. When we say country, it is a broader category than you might imagine. This LP contains all kinds of sounds. The cosmic organ driven dream song of Black Allan Barker, the droney intensely political Glararrwuy Yunupingu,the straight up rocking Warumpi Band, the ballad singing of Maisie Kelly, the down home pop of Bobby McLeod and much much more. A diverse cross section of Aboriginal « country« . All of this material has never been reissued on vinyl before. Political and powerful songs from communities throughout Australia. This is a truly unique LP. Comes with extensive 36 PAGE liner notes and photos. A co-release with our friends Flipping Yeah Records.
Eddie and Ernie – Time Waits For No One LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
The first ever vinyl LP compilation of songs by the great Eddie and Ernie! The duo produced tons of great singles throughout the 60’s and early 70’s. This LP features a couple dance numbers, but mostly slow dramatic soul ballads reminiscent of the best moments of more well known acts like Sam and Dave and Otis Redding. Some pretty eerie soaring vocals and existential lyrics of the highest order. Under appreciated in their time, Eddie and Ernie are two of soul musics greatest talents! Old school « tip on » record cover and classy black inner sleeve. One time limited pressing.
V/A – Looking Back LP – 14 euros
SAR Records was founded by Sam Cooke and JW Alexander in 1959 and closed in 1965, shortly after Sam passing away.. Nobody knows knows what « SAR » stood for. Sam kept that secret and died with it. (Maybe it was « Sam and Alex Records »?). They had one employee – Zelda Samuels. She wrote songs, handled all publishing and distribution and ran the office more or less solo.
Their office was just two desks and a piano in a tiny room. SAR records was the kind of small family affair that Stax was in it’s early years and Motown pretended to be. The label produced both Gospel and secular recordings, all with the odd distinction of sounding almost like Sam Cooke.
SAR co-founder J.W. Alexander explains:the goals of the label as such – “We wanted to give young black artists the benefit of as good a production as they could get with a major company. We used the top studios. We didn’t short-cut. We never thought of it as a training ground. We thought of it as an opportunity to contribute something back to the community.”
V/A – Original recordings Of the 30’s and 40’s – The Golden Clarinets Of Yesterday LP – 12 euros
V/A – Original Recordings Of the 30’s & 40’s, The Songs Of Yesterday LP – 12 euros
V/A – Alabama / There’s A New Day Coming 12″ – 12 euros
Side B features a beautiful and politically timely acapella Gospel song.
Casual Hex-Zig Zag Lady Illusion LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
Casual Hex is a three-piece formed in Seattle, WA, in 2015. Drawing influence from a variety of genres (post-punk, no-wave, noise rock), The band relies on the contrast of heavy, catchy, minimal, and dissonant. It’s difficult to draw a direct lineage, but flashes of PYLON, THE CONTORTIONS or early SONIC YOUTH come to mind. Erica’s voice is a commanding narration, stern in delivery. Lyrical content is heady and cryptic, encouraging the listener to question human behavior and inspire positive change. Clocking in at 21 minutes, Zig Zag Lady Illusion is as much of a full length as you’re gonna get with most songs not even hitting the 2 minute mark. This is Casual Hex’s debut on Water Wing and their first effort to be pressed on vinyl. Limited to 300 copies.
The Space Lady – On The Street OF Dreams LP – 13 euros (STREAM)
Brand new record by the legendary Space lady! The Space Lady started thrilling audiences as a street performer in the late 60’s. She honed her craft through the years, creating her own completely unique style of pop music. She plays a casio keyboard with liberal amounts of echo and space effects and sings with as heavenly and sincere a voice as you will ever hear.
This is the Space Lady’s master stroke LP – a survey of some of the songs that have served her great live over the years. Includes an amazing cover of William DeVaughn’s « Be Thankful For What You Got » (that Gangsta lean song) that is sure to be the low rider hit of the summer.
The Space Lady is a true artist. If you listen with open ears, you will come out a better person for knowing her.
V/A – Divine Horsemen LP – 16 euros (STREAM)
For the first time in almost 40 years, this long out-of-print cult classic is now available in a limited edition featuring a beautiful screen printed cover by Grant Corum, risograph insert with liner notes, original cover art by Teiji Ito and mastered for the first time by Timothy Stollenwerk.
Randy And The Randie’s – S/T LP – 16 euros (STREAM)
RANDY AND THE RANDIES, a garage punk band was originally formed in late 1979. They are of the Portland music lineage traced back through Jennifer to FORMICA AND THE BITCHES and the Neo Boys, becoming the strange little brother band to these more famous UNDERGROUND greats.They were privileged to be a part of the early PORTLAND DIY scene, and helped redefine what it meant to be in a band. With instruments provided by FRED & TOODY COLE, the same way many emerging outfits got their start, the band was off and running. Included in Mark Sten’s book, ALL AGES: THE RISE AND FALL OF PORTLAND PUNK ROCK, 1977-1981; the band’s original cassettes and 8-track recordings were recently remastered by MIKE LASTRA. And, in 2015, Jennifer Lobianco, along with her former band, Neo Boys, were inducted into the OREGON MUSIC HALL OF FAME.
The album was pressed locally at CASCADE RECORD PRESSING in a limited edition: 400 black vinyl, and 100 numbered-white vinyl.
POISON IDEA-Latest Will and Testament
The much overlooked « Latest Will and Testament » LP/CD Reissued/Remastered and Remixed. This 10yr anniversary reissue is the last Poison Idea album that Tom « Pig Champion » Roberts played on before his untimely passing. This collection of songs fit right in-between « Kings Of Punk » and « War All The Time ». First time this album has been officially had a domestic release. Don’t buy the much bootlegged european version. This is how the original pressing should have sounded!
Poison Idea – Darby Crash Rides Again LP – 13 euros
This is a record of the demo tape that started it all. MRR and Pushead championed this as the best there was, when it came out. Extreme. Poison Idea’s first demo that was pressed onto an out-of-print single with added KBOO radio broadcasts and assorted live recordings. Full length Blue vinyl
Poison Idea – Legacy Of Disfunction Soundtrack LP – 13 euros
You’ve seen the movie! Now here’s the soundtrack! ‘Legacy of Dysfunction’ is a ride on the carousel to oblivion, as we time travel back and forth through over 35 years of Poison Idea’s rip-snortin’, high volume arsenal of hardcore classics (chronological song order, be damned!) All the hits are here. Tunes such as “Plastic Bomb” (Jerry A’s Eastern-bloc stomp with that howling chorus), “Just To Get Away” and “Made To Be Broken” are on this record. ‘Legacy of Dysfunction’ also includes, never before heard, live and studio tracks. The live recordings are incredibly raw sounding (the opening track “Laughing Boy” is relentless), not unlike many of the live Stooges bootlegs released over the years on labels like Bomp! and Skydog. The unheard song ‘Names and Numbers’ is killer, plus bonuses such as the long out-of-print cover of the Wipers “Up Front” and excerpts of dialogue from the film, let you relive the experience again and again. Available on Vinyl
ROOT HOG OR DIE
100 Years, 100 Songs – An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute – 6 LP Box Set – 90 euros
Blind Owl Wilson – S/T LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family – My Ancestors LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
Reissued many times before – this version has great remastered sound quality & a reasonable price tag! A truly incredible psychedelic African rock n’ roll record. Blown out guitars, Black Sabbathesque heavy rhythms, garage rock sincere vocals. It’s all here. One of the greatest rock records you may ever hear. One time small pressing not to be missed. Old school « tip on » cover.
Y PANTS – LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
« Y PANTS was a three-woman New York band: BARBARA ESS, ViRGiNIA (VERGE) PIERSOL and GAIL VACHONS, all visual artists. They played in clubs, galleries and performance spaces between 1979 and 1982. They were “as idiosyncratic, edgy, minimal, wry and literate as post-punk no wave got. Furthermore, the fact that these were three ferocious and formidable females was not to be overlooked.”—Wolfgang Staehle,
Gail found a toy piano on the street and started jamming with Barbara on the ukulele. When they were invited to play a few weeks later at TR3 (the short-lived but influential downtown NY music club), they electrified their instruments and recruited the neophyte drummer Verge for percussion on a children’s drum set. Their first gig met with an unexpected wildly enthusiastic reception. The instrumentation was then rounded out with Barbara’s bass (former bands Daily Life and The Static), an African thumb drum, and a Casio keyboard for Gail. Verge’s initial Mickey Mouse toy kit soon fell apart and she cobbled together a modest trap set. They gained a following and soon recorded a four song EP produced by Glenn Branca for 99 Records. They often shared the stage with label mates the Bush Tetras, ESG, Liquid Liquid, Branca and other NYC “downtown” bands. This release includes their four-song debut EP and two songs never before available on vinyl: Magnetic Attraction (previously released on Tellus Audio Cassette), and the mysterious Kung Fu. In a NY Times review, John Rockwell wrote”…what really makes Y Pants a success is the actual sound of the instrumentals—raw and driving yet exotic and imaginative in terms of timbre and minimalist structure.”
Y PANTS – Beat it Down – LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
After the success of their debut EP, post-punk art rockers Y PANTS performed regularly in NYC and other East Coast venues. In 1981 they toured Europe for six weeks and upon return went into the studio to record their only LP, Beat It Down, released in 1982 on Neutral Records (Sonic Youth, Glenn Branca et al). The album extends the band’s signature pared down rollicking minimalism. The 10 songs are varied, using surprising and inventive instrumentation. The music is at once filled with a sense of longing and a fierce ironic rebellion. With exuberant precision they brandish their “toy” instruments and plaintive vocals in emotive expressions of female resistance. In dustedmagazine
V/A – Anxious Color LP – 12 euros
Marisa Anderson – Traditional and Public Domain Songs LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
Lil Bob and the Lollipops – Nobody But You LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
AMPS FOR CHRIST – Plains Of Alluvial LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
O.K. JAZZ – The Loningisa Years 1956-1961 – 2xLP – 23 euros (EXTRAIT)
With this new compilation Planet Ilunga goes back to the very early days of O.K. Jazz, founded in 1956 in Léopoldville and disbanded in 1993. During the late fifties O.K. Jazz was the home of outstanding musicians such as Franco, Vicky, De La Lune, Edo Nganga, Dessoin, Kouka Celestin, Isaac, Brazzos, Mujos and many others. Together they created an unique and hair-raising take on rumba, cha-cha-cha, calypso, merengue and the band’s favourite rhythm: the bolero
From June 1956 to August 1961 the band recorded 320 tracks for the 78 rpm music label Loningisa. Despite earlier efforts from labels such as Crammed Disc, RetroAfric and African (thank you!), there is still a large part of the Loningisa back catalogue that remains hidden from the public. That’s why Planet Ilunga associated with Yves Luambo Emongo (son of Franco) and Julien Rocky Longomba (son of Vicky) and compiled 32 O.K. Jazz songs that were recorded between 1956 and 1961.
All songs on this compilation were originally released on 78 rpm records on the Loningisa label and most of the selected tracks were never reproduced after their original release. I tried to construct a tracklist consisting of different composers and different genres to show the diversity of this great band. Planet Ilunga collaborated for this release with a few 78 rpm collectors. I would once again like to thank them for sharing their rare records.
* 2LP vinyl: 32 tracks (total running time: 93:25)
* Comes with a 40-page booklet (in English) with lyrics in Lingala, lots of pictures and a closer look to this terrific band
* Full artwork gatefold album cover by Miadana Aurélia
* 180 gram vinyl
* Restored and remastered tracks
* Limited and numbered to 500 copies
Poison Girls-Hex 12″ 45RPM EP – Water Wing – 13 euros(STREAM)
The Poison Girls were a force of nature. Spat out of the belly of the UK punk scene, the Poison Girls paired up with a band down the street called Crass. The two bands played 100 shows together in the span of three years.They bonded on a conceptual and artistic way to approach punk. The Poison Girls were fronted by Vi Subversa, who was a child in the East end of London during the 2nd World War, an evacuee during the Blitz, became part of the Soho anarchist scene of the 50s, took part in the original CND march to Aldermaston, then a counter culture drop out of the 60s, finally founding herself in the mid 70s, aged 40, with two children, living in Brighton. Vi, along with Richard Famous, Lance D’Boyle and Bernhardt Rebours released HEX in 1979 on the bands own Xntrix label. It was a 12” 45rpm mini album and was released with the help of Small Wonder (Bauhaus, The Cure, Crass), a local independent record label. HEX was later reissued by Crass Records in 1981.The record was recorded at Southern Studios, produced by Penny Rimbaud, and engineered by John Loder, HEX is an extraordinary punk record which featured the group’s lineup that was to last for the following 2 years. Cameo appearances included Vi Subversa’s offspring Pete Fender and Gem Stone of Fatal Microbes and Eve Libertine of Crass. The album lays out the band’s concerns, in Vi’s searing lyrics, against a backdrop of deep, beautiful and sometimes scary music. Vi channels the anger and frustrations of any single mother living in what was (and still is) a mans’ world. From the opening salvo “If I had my time again, I’d like to come back as a man!” to the final “Reality Attack Reality Attack Reality” the record bristles with a fiery passion and intensity. The lyrics explore the expectations of normality, political correctness, pressures of conformity, pain and mental illness and the horrors of war. The music is diamond hard but with a tender edge, and the whole soundscape is overlaid with ‘found’ recordings of everyday life. Reissued for the first time in over 30 years with a sturdy tip-on gatefold cover.
Unknown Passage – The Dead Moon Story DVD – 13 euros
Sister Irene O’Connor – Fire of God’s Love LP – 17 euros (STREAM)
Wyrd War has reignited Sister Irene O’Connor’s mystical hymns of devotion and delivered them from the outposts of obscurity to be enjoyed once again on vinyl! Recorded by nuns Sister O’Connor and Sister Marimil Lobregat on electric organ, piano, guitar and heavy doses of reverb in 1973 at the Catholic Radio and Television Centre in Sydney, Australia, Fire of God’s Love is a haunting musical communion teetering somewhere between Hildegard von Bingen and The Space Lady…on the hills of Meggido! Fans of Wyrd War’s previous releases Music From Enchanted Forest and Wizards soundtrack will delight in these twelve sparse and perplexing songs of beatific whimsy and apocalyptic esoterica. Out of print since the 1976 U.S. repress, this extremely limited edition lovingly replicates the original Australian pressing album design and has been masterfully restored by Timothy Stollenwerk. This release is a benefit for Friends of the Columbia Gorge, the only Oregon non-profit entirely devoted to the preservation of one of the Pacific Northwest’s most cherished wilderness areas, to support the reforestation and continued protection of Eagle Creek in the aftermath of the September 2, 2017 fire that burned for three months before it was declared contained and extinguished. “Keep this little thought in mind my friend, existence in this world is not our end…”
V/A-GUITAR MOOD LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
Range Rats – S/T LP – 13 euros (STREAM)
Peter Buck – Warzone Earth LP – 10 euros (STREAM)
New LP from Peter Buck! Steeped deep in the roots of Garage rock, Peter‘s third solo record rolls out strong. Some dark and personal lyrics and some heavy vibes preside….but overall – it’s rock and roll. Features musicians from all kinds of beloved bands and lineages. (Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, Kurt Bloch, Chris Slusarenko, Krist Novoselic, Jeff Tweedy, Annalisa Tornfelt, Chloe Johnson, Kristin Tornfelt…..yep).
Record comes in two different cover editions – both designed by none other than Mingering Mike – maybe the greatest album cover designer of all time! (the majority of his artwork was recently bought in whole by the Smithsonian). Comes with liner note insert.
Peter Buck – I Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again LP – 10 euros (STREAM)
Peter Buck of REM, Baseball Project, Minus Five, and a million other projects fame is back with a new set of rock and roll. All done the old fashioned way – direct tape cut to lathe cut to vinyl. This time around we have everything from garage rock to psychedelic soundscapes to pretty ballads. All new tunes that will treat you right.
Clarence Ashley: Live and In Person is the first all-new album in over 50 years by the legendary singer and banjo player who helped introduce old time country music to audiences throughout the nation. Clarence Ashley (1895-1967) recorded for Columbia Records in 1929, was featured on Harry Smith’s “Anthology of American Folk Music” in 1952, and toured the US in the 1960s. Jalopy’s vinyl-only release was produced in 2016 by Peter K. Siegel, from tapes he personally recorded in 1963 at the Greenwich Village folk club Gerdes Folk City. All 14 tracks are being released for the first time on March 1, 2017. John Cohen, founding member of The New Lost City Ramblers, wrote the liner notes and provided never-before-seen photographs of Ashley in Greenwich Village. A 16-page illustrated booklet includes additional notes by Peter K. Siegel and Eli Smith. Live and In Person is Clarence Ashley’s first and only live album. He is accompanied on the album by guitarist Tex Isley, a member of Charlie Monroe’s Kentucky Partners.
Bobby BeauSoleil – Lucifer Rising LP – 15 euros (STREAM)
Rev. Lonnie Farris: A Night at the House of Prayer’ LP – 16 euros (STREAM)
All music culled from small artist-run label 45s issued in the 1960s.
Absolutely sublime gospel, from stomp to ethereal jams and back again,
and all starring Farris’ killer slide guitar. Hand stamped covers,
each unique, edition of 450.
Jessie Mae Hemphill – S/T LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
FERDINAND RICHARD – En forme ! – LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
Hilarant et incroyable projet du chanteur d’Etron Fou Leloublan !
THEME & Jean Hervé Pérou & Zsolt Sorés – Poison Is (Not) The Word – LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
BRIAN CONNIFFE / SUZANNE WALSH / DIARMUID MACDIARMADA – LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
Malvina Reynolds – S/T LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
V/A – See My Friends Comp. – Secret City Volume 1 LP – 12 euros
Pop document of 4 PDX bands. Independently and collaboratively written, recorded, and assembled in rapidly gentrifying inner SE PDX, wherein despite old-guard punditry and escalating defections to New York and Los Angeles music continues to not be extinct, flourishing here and elsewhere as of press time February 2016. Featuring two tracks each from MOPE GROOVES, HONEY BUCKET, SUPER HIT, and LAMEBRAIN.
Poison Girls -« Where’s the Pleasure » LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
Billy Childish – The 1982 Cassettes LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)
Charging up the hill towards our summit endpoint, we’d like to conclude this Medway reverie with
BILLY CHILDISH’s first solo album, recorded in 1982 but issued in 1988 by Hangman. Raw, uncompromising,
and putative, lonesome and hypnotic and savage. This and the Jack Ketch LP are two that we know Medway
enthusiasts will be happy to see included here. Remastered from the original tapes and pressed in a one-time
edition of 500 copies.
Crystal Myslajek -« Circadia » LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai – DVD – 15 euros (TRAILER)
The first ever Tuareg language fictional film, based on the legendary rock-u-drama “Purple Rain,” Akounak explores the world of a musician trying to succeed in the raucous subculture of the Niger guitar scene. The protagonist, real life musician Mdou Moctar, must battle fierce competition from jealous musicians, overcome family conflicts, endure the trials of love, and overcome his biggest rival – himself. Carried by stunning musical performances from Mdou, the film is a window into modern day Tuareg guitar and an experiment in participatory ethnographic filmmaking. In Tamashek with English and French subtitles; 75 minutes, all region DVD, NTSC format. Limited edition of 1000 copies.
V/A-Fanafody LP – 10 euros
The second volume of recordings in our series of Madagascar music. From the archives of Montreal recordist, Charlie Brooks. While containing some similar artists as volume one, 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.
NEO BOYS – Sooner or Later – 2xLP (coprod Mississippi & K Records) – 16 euros (stream)
URAL THOMAS AND THE PAIN – 2xLP – 22 euros (STREAM)
The Dezurik Sisters (Also known as the Cackle Sisters) were Carolyn and Mary Jane Dezurik – two absolutely amazing sisters with soaring voices that must be heard to be believed. 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 3 78’s released by the Dezurik‘s 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.
Lithics – Borrowed Floors LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
MRP-050 S.E.ROGIE – The Sounds Of S.E. Rogie LP – 12 euros (audio)
At last! A reissue full LP of the legendary Palm wine guitarist SE Rogie’s early work. Truly beautiful songs from the 1960’s ranging from sweet acoustic solo numbers to blazing full band electric music. SE Rogie had a very long & pioneering career in Sierra Leone. His songs are some of the most beautiful ever – gentle & lilting timeless melodies. One of the greats. A co-release with our friends at the Domino Sound label.
JESSE FULLER – Working on the Railroad – 10 » – 12 euros (STREAM)
The Fire Dept – L’Oeuf D’or LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)
Fire Dept (out of Cambridge) burn it down on both sides of this (their debut) album, lost in time and packed with ace songwriting, molten guitar playing, and covers of bands that are still unknown to squares in this so-called sophisticated age which we now find ourselves. Recorded at Toerag, produced by Billy Childish (who also did the sleeve art), and issued on his Hangman’s Daughter label in 1995. All hail Fire Dept. Reissued in close collaboration with Billy Childish, Neil Palmer and Damaged Goods Records. Limited edition of 500 copies.
KING AYISOBA – Modern Ghanaians – LP – 12 euros (EXTRAIT)
NANCY DUPREE – Ghetto Reality – LP – 13 euros (STREAM)
12 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 1920’s. Fragile and dignified performances with French vocals accompanied by guitar or fiddle or sometimes both. Impeccable ballads and breakdowns. Old school ‘tip on » cover.
POISON GIRLS – CHAPPAQUIDDICK BRIDGE – LP+1 Sided 7″– 14 euros(STREAM)
CHAPPAQUIDDICK BRIDGE, the bands first full length, was originally released on Crass Records in 1980 and featured the same lineup as HEX. And like Hex, it shared the producer/engineer team of Penny Rimbaud and John Loder. This record sees Poison Girls at their most experimental stage. The songs dig deeper into the connections between the personal and political. Starting with an uncredited version of ‘State Control’ (one of the bands punkiest crowd pleasers) done in an ‘unplugged’ style, and ending with the similarly stripped down ‘Tender Lover’, this album broke all the rules of what a ’punk’ album should sound like. The songs are long. There are extended sonic workouts and codas, using synths, abused studio effects, electric violin, acoustic piano as well as ‘random’ electric guitar sounds and vocals. The mix has thundering drums up front that power the songs, and help create a barrage of rich sound.The lyrics speak of love, power, sexual politics, war and peace and most things in between. This is Vi at her most poetic, but with a razor sharp insight, and not holding back on using it. A truly original album. If it was removed, lost or destroyed, your original copy of Chappaquiddick Bridge came with a one-sided flexi disc containing the anthem « Statement ». This 2014 reissue also includes « Statement » as a proper one-sided 7″ vinyl. Sturdy tip-on gatefold cover.
SHADY AND THE VAMP – As we told you earlier – 10 » – 12 euros (STREAM)
ONE OF YOU – LP – 12 euros
A fascinating and unique collection of music by a Czech immigrant to Canada who wishes to remain anonymous. Side A contains tracks from 3 singles originally released on her own Scarab label in the early ‘80s, two under the name One of You and one credited to The Triffids. The One of You tracks are mournful and quietly intense, really something special. Mostly just organ and voice, they resemble a mix of outsider minimal Goth and a Czech-accented Nico, maybe. The instrumental Triffids tracks are slightly less spare, adding a touch of synth and percussion to the mix, and ending up a bit like low-key basement prog. Side B consists of Czech-language guitar-based demos recorded in the late ‘70s, and shows a bit more of an Eastern European folk-music influence, with occasional subtle folk-psych tinges and some spooky reverb. Amazing stuff. – Tony Coulter (WFMU) Comes with insert with lyric translations. Limited edition of 500