DISTRO MISSISSIPPI RECORDS / SAHEL SOUNDS / WATER WING / BONGO JOE / RED WIG, etc

Vous trouverez dans cette section les imports et les rééditions. Ces disques sont pour la plupart commandés auprès de Mississippi Records à Portland. Je suis obligé d’augmenter un peu les prix, ça m’emmerde, mais du fait du taux de change avec le dollar qui est de moins en moins à notre avantage et de l’augmentation des tarifs des services postaux, je n’ai pas eu le choix, à moins de perdre de l’argent…

Précision pour les distros : je ne fais pas d’échanges avec ces disques, et ne peux pas faire de prix de gros.

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

 

FUCKMORGUE – Dead, I Will Not Be Forgotten – LP – 12 euros (STREAM)

A rarity in all aspects, Grand Guignol crust. Raw melancholy, greasy melody and vicious urgency. This raucous blend of female-fronted gothic rock and post-hardcore with touches of black metal won’t be for everyone. An incredible, unique Black-Metal sound.

 

HAGGATHA – V – LP – 12 euros (STREAM)

Vancouver’s enduring traffickers of sludge defilement return with their third full length album and fifth solo release, appropriately titled “V”. Six tracks of churning riff demolition clocking in at almost 40 minutes in a sleek package that continues the core aesthetic of the band emblem, this time in a black on black motif utilizing a spot gloss UV print.

 

  ROBERT JOHNSON – Drunken Hearted Man – 12 euros

FERDINAND RICHARD – En forme ! – LP – 12 euros

Hilarant et incroyable projet du chanteur d’Etron Fou Leloublan !

 

FALL OF SAÏGON – LP – 12 euros

ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN – LIVE at the Rock in Opposition Festival – 12 euros

 

ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN – Batelages – 12 euros

 

ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN – Les trois fou’s perdégagnent (au pays des…) – LP – 12 euros

 

kleenexKleenex/Liliput – First Songs – 2xLP – 20 euros

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. 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

  

Abner Jay – True Story of Abner Jay LP – 14 euros (STREAM)
     A classic!  Abner Jay was a one man band with a style completely onto himself. His music harkens back to the sounds of the 1800’s (pre blues) but somehow sounds wholly modern at the same time.  Abner plays drums with his feet, electric banjo and harmonica and sings with one of the richest baritone voices you’ll ever hear, all at the same time.  This LP features the creme de la creme of Abners’ self released music from the 60’s and 70’s – hits like « I’m so depressed », « Vietnam », « St. James Infirmary, and « The Reason Young People do drugs. »  One of Mississippi Records absolute best titles hands down – back in print and available direct to stores only. « Tip on » cover and comes with 4 inserts – two informative pamphlets penned by Abner, Abner’s life story and a transcription of his jokes and banter.  Improved sound quality and cover clarity too!

 

Fred McDowell – 1st Recordings LP – 12 euros (EXTRAIT)
     The frist recordings of Fred McDowell!  And, dare we say, his best?  Recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959 at Fred’s house while a storm raged outside, this is some of the most intense Mississippi blues you’ll ever hear.  Incredible slide guitar playing, comb playing (yup) and singing.  Fred McDowell is indisputably one of the greatest blues musicians of all time, and this is a shinning moment in his vast catalog.  Liner notes by Nathan Salsburg from the Alan Lomax archive.  A co – release with our friends Domino Sound.

Abner Jay – Depression / I’m So Depressed 7″ – 6 euros
    Two versions of an Abner Jay classic!  On the A side we have a rockin’ R&B version of Abners signature tune, originally released under the band name « Koko Joe and the Job Hunters. »  Side B features a beautiful one man band version with an extended ending.  A beautiful little record!

 

V/A – I Woke Up One Morning In May LP – 12 euros
      A Mississippi Records blues compilation from way back when.  Made up of all time great 78’s from the late 1920’s and early 1930’s.  Some heavy duty tunes such as Sam Collins’ « Lonesome Road », The Kansas City Butterball Lottie Kimbrough’s « Lost Lover Blues », Buster Johnson’s « Undertaker Blues », Blind Blakes’ « Rope Stretchin Blues », Elvie Thomas’s « Motherless Child Blues » and many more.  All killer, no filler.  

 

 

V/A – The Rain Don’t Fall On Me LP – 12 euros
    Another Mississippi Records blues compilation from way back in the day.  An absolute killer….I dare say one of our best!  Features all kinds of blues 78’s from 1927 – 1948.  Gary Davis’s rousing « You’ve Got To Go Down », Sam Hopkin’s mediative « Needed Time, » Texas Alexander’s dire « Levee Camp Moan » and many many more great tunes.  All must have blues songs for the super fan and neophyte alike.

 

Anna Makirere – Tiare Avatea LP – 15 euros (STREAM)
     The lone recordings of teenaged vocalist Anna Makirere of Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Sung in close harmony in Māori Kuki Airan, Tiare Avatea pairs Makirere’s casual yet masterful vocalizations with virtuoso accompanists. Somewhere between slack-key and flat-picked, the brilliant guitar work is seasoned tastefully with sunburned effects. Translating literally to “Afternoon Flower,” this radiant collection of originals and traditionals was issued regionally on cassette in 1981. It remains a unique look into Cook Islands sound and style.

 

Idrissa Soumaoro – Ampsa – LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)
    A classic and seldom heard LP from Bamako!  Not just your average Malian LP, Ampsa features has to be heard to be believed organ, hypnotic guitar and amazing sweet vocals. A truly great LP and must have for fans of Malian music. A faithful reproduction of the original with the addition of liner notes by Florent Mazzoleni.  A co release with Singasongfighter.
 

shake-sugaree-5012a7135d16dElizabeth Cotton – Shake Sugaree LP – 17 euros (VIDEO)

     Elizabeth Cotton’s second and most varied LP.  Features some her greatest performances.  Elizabeth Cotten is one of the absolute best folk musicians of all time and this is an essential document.  Blues, ballads, breakdowns and folk songs as only Elizabeth could play them.  This is a limited edition with a « tip on » cover and 180 Gram vinyl.
 

  KOSTAS BEZOS AND THE WHITE BIRDS – LP + CD – 14 euros (STREAM)

     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 1200.

AMPS FOR CHRIST – Plains Of Alluvial LP – 14 euros (STREAM)

    Never before reissued debut release by AMPS FOR CHRIST from 1995! Originally came out on cassette on Dennis Callaci’s SHRIMPER label.  Limited to only 600 copies
   The alluvial fans on the south side of the San Gabriel mountains are some of the biggest anywhere. I ended a twelve year relationship and moved into my friend’s house in east Claremont only about 100 yards from the San Antonio River, on the center of that giant alluvial plain. I made instruments in a falling down garage and in the front of the house built a studio. It was the end of me in MAN IS THE BASTARD and the birth of me returning to folk, but bringing hardcore and noise back with me. I started calling it Folk-core meaning folk and hardcore mixed together and Musnic meaning musical noise. I had at that studio a Hammond S-6 chord organ, pure tube electronics. with no mechanical tone wheel to derive the sounds. I circuit bent it to produce the sounds of bodrahns and bagpipes sounds I have always loved. It has 60-80 vacuum tubes in it! A small little organ designed by John Hannert for Hammond; and one was used on Magical Mystery Tour. I had been writing AMPS FOR CHRIST on all the amps and oscillators I made, so it ended up being my new name. The Plains of Alluvial felt meant to be, everything, the name, the recordings just seemed to fall in place. -Henry Barnes

 

AGRIM AGADEZ – Musique Guitare de la République du Niger LP – 15 euros (STREAM)

    Contemporary field recordings from the Sahelian empire of Niger. Focusing on guitar music throughout the country, from meditative starlight ballads, fuzzy Hendrix covers, rag tag wedding bands, to political minded folk guitarists. A beautiful encapsulation of the diveristy of guitar as it exists today, documented over years of travels. Recorded live with a singe microphone, with backdrop of childrens voices, crickets, and village ambience. A follow up to Laila Je T’Aime and Ishilan n-Tenere. With 16 page full color liner notes.
 

SAD HORSE – LP – 10 euros (STREAM)

Y PANTS – LP – 14 euros

    « 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

      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.com, Seth Watter wrote of the album, “I love the sprightly keyboards of ‘The Fly,’ the gentle lyricism of ‘Lulu,’ the anger of ‘Beat It Down’ that comes through in the music’s shambling, atonal jangle. The songs covered a huge range of emotions with an entirely new syntax.”

 

SPACE LADY – Greatest Hits LP – 14 euros

    The Space Lady began her odyssey on the streets of San Francisco in the late 70s, playing versions of contemporary pop music on accordion and dressed flamboyantly, transmitting messages of peace and harmony. Following the theft of her accordion, The Space Lady invested in a then-new Casio keyboard, birthing an otherworldly new dimension to popular song that has captured the imagination of the world. Of her early street sets, only one recording was made, self-released originally on cassette and then transferred to a home-made CD. « The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits » features the best of these recordings – mostly covers but with some originals and features archival photographs and liner notes from The Space Lady herself. “Greatest Hits” contains The Space Lady’s personal favourites; her haunting take on The Electric Prunes’ “I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night),” a frantic “Ballroom Blitz” amidst other reconstructed pop music. Included are also 4 originals that easily match for the Pop canon. Old School « tip on » cover and fold out liners with poster for framing on one side and notes on the other.  Limited edition of 1,000 copies.

uchroniaV/A – Uchronia: Field Recordings from Alternate Realities LP – 18 euros (STREAM)

Ethnographic documentation of a fictional Bamako where Abubakari II discovered America. Musical recordings of future manding, bamako nu-wave, hip hop visionaries, and the sounds of an imagined geography. Includes 60 page booklet of photographs. Collaboration between photographer Maciek Pozoga and musicologist Christopher Kirkley, and Bamako’s prominent artists, ethnologists, futurists, musicians, and designers. Soundtrack for the exhibition “Uchronia : The Unequivocal Interpretation of Reality.”

 
 

LITA – 050Johnnie Frierson – Have You Been Good To Yourself? LP – 18 euros

      You may be wondering, why is Mississippi distributing a Light in the Attic release out of nowhere?  Well – this record is so good and so up our alley, we had to feature it on distro list to make sure our customers were aware of it.  
     Johnnie Frierson was soul singer Wendy Rene’s brother – penned the all time great « After Laughter Come Tears » with her and sang in her back up band – the Drapels.  Here we find Johnnie’s home recorded material originally released on cassette in the early 70’s.  Unusual gospel and affirmation songs played solo on electric guitar and lightly stomping and tapping foot. These are incredibly intimate and beautiful recordings not to be missed!  The song writing is top notch and it bleeds with soul and sincerity like you won’t believe.  « Tip on » cover and liner notes included.  
   More Johnnie to come soon!  A major artist to be reckoned with…..

secretmuseumvol1THE SECRET MUSEUM OF MANKIND Vol.1 – 2xLP – 18 euros (STREAM)

THE SECRET MUSEUM OF MANKIND – Vol. III – 2xLP – 18 euros (stream)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MRP-041 Dead Moon – Strange Pray Tell LP – 12 euros

 

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!

 
 
 
 
 

 

DEAD MOON – Defiance LP – 12 euros
     Dead Moon’s 3rd LP.  Another all time classic featuring songs like Dagger Moon, Walking On My Grave, Johnny’s Got a Gun and Unknown Passage.  As good a rock n roll record as you could ever hope to hear. Available directly to stores only. 
 
DEAD MOON – In the Graveyard LP – 12 euros

   Reissued Again! Dead Moons first record!  Originally released in 1988.  Dead Moon were a band that existed outside of the constraints that time & style usually impose on artists.  An authentic mix of psychedelic rock, punk, blues, country, & every other American music worth a damn.  This LP features all time classics such as « Graveyard » ( A 13th Floor Elevators type vibrating psychedelic song), « Don’t Burn The Fires » & « 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. Available directly to stores only.
 

V/A – See My Friends Comp. – Secret City Volume 1 LP – 12 euros

   In an effort to support some local bands who loom large in the Portland musical waters, Mississippi is offering some local modern weirdness for distribution for a limited time.
    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.
 

  Jeich Ould Badu and Ahmedou Ahmed Lewla – Top WZN LP – 15 euros
     Instrumental synth and lute from the Sahara desert. Playful electronic drums combine with gothic tinged organ freakouts and quivering electric “banjo” to create an anachronistic trance music. Mauritanian WZN (literally “instrumental music”) has emerged as pop music, blaring out of taxi cabs and cassette shops throughout the country. These are two of the genres biggest stars: griot Jeich Ould Badu, playing a hacked traditional lute with built in phasers and pre-amps, and synth wizard Ahmedou Ahmed Lewla, on an Arabic scaled pitch bending keyboard. Hypnotic and infectious, transporting Mauritanian classical music into technological futures, like a drug free baroque rave under the open air of the Sahara. Originally released on cassette, this is the first international release ever of the celebrated regional genre. Vinyl edition of 500 with handmade covers.

Michael Hurley – Hi Fi Snock Uptown LP – 12 euros

   Reissue of Hurley’s 3rd 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 » A classic!   

 

 

ULAN BATOR – LP (gatefold cover) – 15 euros (STREAM)

Très belle réédition du premier disque d’Ulan Bator par le label Jelodanti Records. Ruez-vous dessus, il n’y en a que 400, ça va partir vite à mon avis…

 

HELVETE UNDERGROUND – Compilation – 2xLP – 15 euros (STREAM)

Hommage au label Helvete Underground, concepteur de 7 albums dont une compilation entre 1984 et 1988 à Genève, naviguant entre post-punk, industriel, synthétique et No-Wave.
Double compilation LP, édité à 300 exemplaires, pochette réalisée à la main, numérotée.

 

flame100Bobby BeauSoleil – Lucifer Rising LP – 15 euros

   Forty years or so ago Bobby BeauSoleil conceived of the music for Lucifer Rising as a single continuous piece of music, a 45-minute rock symphony. Despite the rigors and challenges imposed by his imprisonment he delivered his psychedelic opus, fully realized, and presented it as a complete work on LP in 1979.  This commemorative reissue on the Ajna label on is faithful to the artist’s original conception, restored to a seamless whole by returning to the nascent mix tape and giving it a fresh mastering for the ultimate in audio fidelity.
 

birraALI BIRRA – Ammalele – LP – 10 euros

 

knoxvilleV/A – The Devil Is Busy In Knoxville LP – 12 euros
      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.  

 

hemphillJessie Mae Hemphill – S/T LP – 14 euros

     Compilation of great recordings by Jesse Mae Hemphill. Mississippi Hill Country blues at there finest.  Jessie Mae rocks out on the electric guitar with minimal percussion.  By far some of the best blues recorded in the 80’s.  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 J’Connias. (This LP was previously released by them with a different cover)
 

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SCR-004 The 79rs Gang – S/T – 13 euros

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The 79rs Gang are Big Chief Romeo from the 9th Ward and Big Chief Jermaine from the 7th Ward, both of whom come from a lineage of Indian heroes and musical talent in New Orleans. After years of competition, they decided to collaborate to tell a unique story about past heroes, sewing and the foundations of Indian culture. With their deep knowledge of tribal history, and using nothing but vocals and percussion these young Big Chiefs bring a fresh perspective and musical power to the traditional songs of the culture as well as their originals.

 
 
 
 
 

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The Rats – Intermittent Signals – Mississippi / Little Axe – 12 euros(STREAM)
Second LP, recorded in 1980, buy Portland punk legends – The Rats.  Fred and Toody Cole of Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows, The Range Rats, The Weeds. The Lollipop Shoppe and a million other bands are joined on this one by Sam Henry of the Wipers, Napalm Beach and a million other bands.  A very eclectic LP with elements of Punk, new wave, art rock, psychedelia and early Rock and roll.  Great nuts and bolts song writing.  A true punk rock classic.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
marisa Marisa Anderson – Mercury LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
 

tsegue  Emahoy Tsegue – Mariam Guebru – S/T – LP – 14 euros

      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.

 

smegma-lpSmegma – The Smell Remains the Same (Singles 90 – 95) LP – 10 euros

 

junglenausea Jungle Nausea -« S/T » LP – 14 euros

Jungle Nausea formed at the dawn of the 80s when some members of SMEGMA recruited other Portland new-music enthusiasts (including poster artist Mike King) for a project that would combine punk, new wave, American roots music, and a sense of humor. They weren’t much like the other local bands of the era, but that wasn’t what they were going for. Instead they found their own twisted path, playing the heck out of their mix of conventional and homemade instruments and getting unintended sounds out of their rhythm machine. The live shows were few, but incredibly memorable. This release combines their 1982 EP in its entirety, and a whole side of unreleased live and studio tracks. All tracks engineered by the legendary Mike Lastra of SMEGMA.
Co-released by Community Library    LIMITED TO 600 COPIES
 

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V/A – Anxious Color LP – 12 euros
  Amazing compilation of basement and garage dwelling stranger than fiction psych rock recorded between 1966 and 1967.  The real underground sound of the 1960’s as you’ve probably never heard it before.  People making music by their own rules and influenced more by the spirit realm and the heavy weight of being alive than the pedestrian drug experiences that informed much of the 60’s popular music. A bit dark and a bit intense and a bit lo-fi but such is life.  Trust us when we say this one is essential. .
 

gessesseTalahun Gessesse – Sima! – 14 euros

     Great songs form one of Ethiopia’s most beloved singers – Talhoun Gessesse (English spelling varies). These recordings span from 1969 to 1975 and cover the range of Talhoun’s 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.  Talhoun’s voice, alongside Mahmoud Ahmed’s, is one of the strongest in the land.  Don’t miss out on this monstrously good LP.
 

a0536681382_16  HYPERCULTE – LP – 11 euros (STREAM)

a1123778440_16Rocks & Waves Song Circle – LP – 13 euros (STREAM)

 

mrp082-blind-owl-wilsonBlind Owl Wilson – S/T LP – 14 euros

Blind Owl Wilson was a truly great guitarist and vocalist who’s deep well of psychedelic blues songs were buried amongst the catalog of major label rockin’ blues band Canned Heat.  Blind Owl served as Canned Heat’s guitarist and would chip in a song here and there as a front man.  A couple of those songs became huge hits in the 60’s – « Going Up The Country » and « On The Road Again ». Blind Owl’s songs for Canned Heat stood in stark contrast to the bands blustery blues rock – his was a gentle and nuanced voice and the themes of his song were all about personal heartbreak, grasping for cosmic understanding, and ecological justice.  Here we have an LP of Blind Owl’s songs from Canned Heat’s records – left to sit alone and take you somewhere unexpected.  Blind Owl’s personal vision quest can be heard throughout these songs.  « Poor Moon’ tells the tale of Alan’s heartbreak as he watches the moon being misguidedly bombed by man, ‘My time ain’t long’ confronts death, « Parthenogen in 3 Blind Owls’ and ‘Parthenogen Childs End’  take you to the psychedelic limits, and oh yes, we have the hit tunes on here too.  Co-release with Sutro Park records.  A true psychedelic masterpiece!
 

poisongirlsPoison Girls -« Where’s the Pleasure » LP  – 14 euros

First released in September 1982 on their own Xntrix Records label, ‘Where’s The Pleasure’ was described by Johnny Waller in the magazine Sounds as « The last great punk record ». The record came out of a period of change for Poison Girls. A new house, a new bass player, a completely new set, and, with it, a determination to challenge the expectations of their audience. What resulted is an outstanding collection of songs. Vi Subversa’s lyrics seamlessly make the personal political, and the political relevant to everyday life. The music bristles with inventiveness. What we hear is a band at the top of their game, exploring different styles and enjoying themselves in the process. It is Poison Girls flexing their musical muscles, rediscovering their roots, and connecting with the true spirit of punk, which is of course, unbridled, messy and adventurous creativity. ‘Where’s The Pleasure’ is a truly wonderful achievement by a truly unique band.  LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES

 

 

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Sun Foot – Round dice fried combo LP – 12 euros (STREAM)

 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 Francisco’s Deep Throats) and Brian Mumford (Dragging an Ox through Water, Jackie-O Motherfucker) make up Sun Foot. Co release with Awsome Vistas

billy   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.

 

headcoatsdeadHeadcoats – Brother Is Gone….But Fly Is Dead LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)

Incendiary covers set from THEE HEADCOATS, wherein they take a walk with the ghosts of all manner of punk standards. Remodernist takes on the Clash, Buzzcocks, Johnny Moped, Electric Eels, ATV, Small Faces, Bo Diddley, and many many more. Remastered from the original tapes and pressed in a one-time edition of 500 copies.

 

tsegeMRP-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.

 

derbys_deli_invention_101bDelia Derbyshire/ Barry Bermange – Inventions for Radio: The Dreams LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)

« Dreams » was made in collaboration with Barry Bermange (who originally recorded the narrations). Bermange put together The Dreams (1964), a collage of people describing their dreams, set to a background of electronic sound. Dreams is a collection of spliced/reassembled interviews with people describing their dreams, particularly recurring elements. The program of sounds and voices attempts to represent, in five movements, some sensations of dreaming: running away, falling, landscape, underwater, and colour.  Delia’s editing and repetition, together with her dissonant, often terrifying musique concrete soundbeds, make this distinctly uneasy bedtime listening. »

 

crystalMyslajekCrystal Myslajek -« Circadia » LP – 14 euros (STREAM)

       Captured in the depth of a Minnesota winter in a room equipped with two grand pianos, Crystal Myslajek produced the six track opus that is Circadia. Circadia is a contemplative, intuitive and luminous album of slowly unfurling arrangements for piano, voice, bass, drums and modular synthesizer. Myslajek (formerly of ethereal art-rock trio BRUTE HEART) is a Minneapolis-based performer and composer. Her compositions blend haunting vocals with minimalist classical piano, punctuated by bowed and plucked double bass, and sparse percussion. The sweeps and tones of a modular synthesizer articulates the colors already present in this modern achievement of musical production. Featuring Liz Draper (double bass), Chris Hepola (percussion and piano), and John Marks (modular synthesizer).
 

D&T_cover_front  Darby and Tarlton – S/T LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)

     Some of the more blues inflected country performances of the late 1920’s – ear;y 1930’s were made by Darby and Tarlton. This LP is a collection of some of their finest tunes.  Very popular in their time, the pair recorded tons of blues, country ballads, and standards. Jimmy Tarlton’s voice sours in the higher registers while Tom Darby holds it down with his almost droney low registered voice.Both play some fancy slide guitar work that veers towards the Hawaiian sound to accompany these severe emotional duets.  Hit’s include « Down in Georgia on a Hog », « Birmingham Jail », « Lonesome in the Pines », « The Rainbow Division », « My Little Blue Heaven » and many more.
      Limited one time pressing of 500 copies, housed in a beautiful silk screened cover. Available only direct to stores.
 

ghostmemoriesV/A – Ghost Memories – LP – 12 euros

      The long awaited sequel to our « Six Feet Under » compilation! Absolute killer country and rock and roll songs from the late 1950’s – early 1960’s.  Minor chords abound in both rocking tunes and straight up weepers.  The real stuff – no goofy novelties or commercial palp.  Honest peoples music.  All incredibly hard to find tunes from small label 45’s.  Available only direct to stores.
 

marisaAMarisa Anderson – Into the Light – LP – 14 euros (STREAM)

On her newest release, ‘Into the Light’  Marisa Anderson leaves Appalachia and the Delta blues behind as she journeys west, into the heart of the sun. Written as the soundtrack to an imaginary science-fiction western film, the record’s ten songs trace the story of a visitor lost and wandering on the shifting borderlands of the Sonoran desert. ‘Into the Light’ is shimmering and cinematic, the pieces built around pedal steel, lap steel and electric piano as well as Anderson’s signature guitar sound.

 

marisagoldenMarisa Anderson – Golden hour LP – 12 euros (STREAM)

runninglawV/A – Running from the law – LP – 12 euros

      The 3rd volume of the « Six Feet Under » series!  Compilation of absolute killer country and rock and roll songs from the late 1950’s – early 1960’s.  Minor chords abound in both rocking tunes and straight up weepers.  The real stuff – no goofy novelties or commercial palp.  Honest peoples music.  All incredibly hard to find tunes from small label 45’s.  Available only direct to stores
 

moctarAkounak 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.

 

nouakchottV/A – Nouakchott Wedding Songs LP – 15 euros (STREAM)

Raucous and electrified wedding songs from the desert kingdom of Mauritania. Luxurious overload of microtonal scales, phaser pedals, and unpredictable polyrhythms. Documentation of a little known music scene where disparate influences meet in beautiful permutations. This is desert music as it’s performed – loud and unfiltered. Comes with 12 page full color booklet. Limited to 1000.

 

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)

 

 

 

yost_phil~~_touchwood_101bPHIL YOST – Touchwood’s Dream – LP – 15 euros (STREAM)

UralThomasAndThePain URAL THOMAS AND THE PAIN – 2xLP – 22 euros

At last!  A new LP by Portland’s own Ural Thomas and the Pain!  Ural has been working hard since the late 1950’s making soul music. This LP is a showcase for his new band, the Pain, as well as an overview of his storied career.  Record A features Ural and the Pain ripping through some of their best material.  A full tight soul band, in the tradition, backing up a truly great soul singer with his powers still intact. Record B features a career overview of Ural‘s work – from the early 1960’s through to 1970.  Rocking R & B, soulful ballads, and an « experimental » track.
   Also included is a booklet with archival photos and a long interview with Ural where in he touches on his times opening for Otis Redding and James Brown, working in the Portland community, building a house out of things he dragged out of the Willamette River and much more.
   Very limited edition of this LP. 950 available worldwide. Gatefold old school « tip on » cover with a booklet.  One of Portland’s most beloved live bands LP premiere.  Don’t sleep on it!
 

harmonicafrankHarmonica Frank – S/T LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)

     One of the more curious country / blues / early rock n’ roll performers – here we have a collection of all of the recordings of Harmonica Frank made between 1951 and 1954.  Frank plays many types of folk music and is a mimic, effortlessly switching from humorous hillbilly ballads to deep country blues.  With his self-taught harmonica technique, he was a one-man band, able to play the instrument without his hands or the need for a neck brace. While also playing guitar, he perfected a technique of manipulating the harmonica with his mouth while he sang out of the other side. He could also play harmonica with his nose and thus play two harmonicas at once. On this LP we find early proto rock and roll, country blues, weird humorous recitations (with generous « eephing » solos), and some country music. This record might be difficult for some to listen too….
     Limited one time pressing of 500 copies, housed in a beautiful silk screened sleeve.

 

hurleyMICHAEL HURLEY – Bad Mr. Mike – LP – 12 euros

A new LP by the great Michael Hurley!  Michael is one of the world finest and most prolific songwriters – and he’s 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 Michael’s 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.  Don’t sleep on this work of genius.  Cover art by Michael himself.

 

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MRP – 062 DeZurik Sisters – Sing and Yodel Their Greatest Hits LP – 13 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.

 
 
 

lithicsLithics – Borrowed Floors LP – 14 euros (STREAM)

   Lithics is a four person minimalist punk band from Portland, Oregon formed in late 2014. Over the last year and a half they have refined a sound focusing on interlocked bass and drum rhythms paired with shrill guitar counterpoint and stark female vocals. While counting Wire, The Fall, Devo, Pylon, The Shadow Ring, and Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band as reference points, the band’s concerns are contemporary and urgent. An injection of uptight, nervous energy into the reverb drenched complacency of today’s musical underground.  « …basically the stuff of my post-punk dreams, with needles-and-pins guitar lines jabbing and competing for space with minimalist, meditative bass/drums synchronization and coolly detached female vocals that drift somewhere between the twin inspirations of Allison Statton of Young Marble Giants, and Vanessa Briscoe of Pylon. » – Erika Elizabeth, Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll #392.
 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Azna de L’Ader – Zabaya LP – 15 euros (STREAM)
Archival recordings from Niger’s seminal psych-rock outfit, Azna de L’Ader. Intense shrieking solos, fuzzed out guitar, and hypnotic crashing drums. Equal parts Western rock and Bori possession music, West Africa’s answer to Zamrock. Playing in their home country for 40 years, but living in a remote region, this is the first ever official release.

 

jessefullerJESSE FULLER – Working on the Railroad – 10 » – 12 euros

 

 

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Boyd Rivers –  You Can’t Make Me Doubt (Mississippi Records) – LP – 10 euros (VIDEO)

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. It’s also on Mississippi’s ‘Last Time Around’ compilation. It’s somewhat unbelievable that Boyd has not been heard more out in the world – but so it goes. Mississippi are very proud to release this important document of a real visionary original. Includes liner notes by Amos Harvey. Old school ‘tip on’ cover.

 

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DEAD MOON – Crack in the system – LP – 1994 – 12 euros (STREAM)

 A true Dead Moon classic.  One of their most beloved LP’s.  Features the mega hit ‘It’s Okay’ along with other classics like Day After Day,
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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.

 

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Jack Ketch & the Crowmen – Brimfull of Hate LP – 14 euros (EXTRAIT)
Possibly the most sought-after Billy Childish related LP,  Jack Ketch & the Crowmen were (to our knowledge) a one-off group, with Billy, Bruce and Bertie out of the Milkshakes. Brutal basement executioner styles abound here, dark songs from a dark place. Incredible and mysterious, not surprising for a group named after Britain’s most infamously inept hangman. For the believers.  Reissued in close collaboration with Billy Childish, Bruce Brand and Damaged Goods Records. Limited edition of 500 copies.

 

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V/A – The Emotional, Cosmic & Occult World Of Joe Meek LP – 12 euros (STREAM)
      A trip through the productions of pioneering genius Joe Meek.  Here we have a mix of hits that have appeared on comps before and real out there obscurities.  Designed to be highly listenable.  Never a dull moment amongst these songs that cover subjects close to Joes’ heart such as Vampires, Love (and the lack of it), Death, Outer space, the Human soul, Buddy Holly, and more.  Artists featured are The Blue Rondos, The Blue Men, Jason Eddie and the Centremen, The Sound Offs, The Moontrekkers, Johnny Leyton, The Cryin’ Shames, Mike Berry, The Outlaws, Chick Lewis, Glenda Collins and even Joe himself warbling out a tune.

 

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Rita Abatzi – I’m Burning, I’m Burning LP – 13 euros (STREAM)
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 Don’t Cry Anymore, In The River – My Clothes, Two Hearts Pained and Mother, Don’t Send Me To America.  Insert with liner notes by Ian Nagoski.  A co-release with Canary Records.

 

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Robbie Basho-The Falconer’s Arm, Vol. 1 LP – 15 euros (EXTRAIT)
1st time vinyl reissue, fully remastered, excellent sounding LP of Robbie Basho’s Facloner’s Arm, Vol 1. The Falconer’s Arm pair of LPs is largely considered his best work, monumental pieces of folk guitar invention from the pioneer, fusing the drones of Indian raga to flamenco and traditional folk.  Limited edition of 500 copies
 

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Robbie Basho-The Falconer’s Arm, Vol. 2 LP – 15 euros
1st time vinyl reissue, fully remastered, excellent sounding LP of Robbie Basho’s Facloner’s Arm, Vol 2, the second in a thematic series of works he recorded in 1968 for Takoma. The Falconer’s Arm pair of LPs is largely considered his best work, monumental pieces of folk guitar invention from the pioneer, guitar lines in unusual tunings influenced by both blues and Indian music.  Limited edition of 500 copies.

 

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KING AYISOBA – Modern Ghanaians – LP – 12 euros (EXTRAIT)

 

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Amhara Wedding Songs – LP  – 1973 – 12 euros

(pas trouvé de mp3, mais c’est une super compilation de chansons Ethiopiennes jouées durant les mariages)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY THOMAS – Bull Doze Blues – LP – 12 euros (STREAM)

 

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NANCY DUPREE – Ghetto Reality – LP – 13 euros (STREAM)

 

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MRP – 069 Blind Uncle Gaspard and Delma Lachney – On The Waters Edge LP – 12 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.

 

Michael Hurley – Armchair Boogie – LP – 12 euros
    Improved version complete with a comic book and an old school ‘tip on » cover.  Michael Hurley’s most popular album, and with good reason.  Contains all time classics such as Werewolf, Sweedeedee, Troubled Waters, Open Up and more.  Recorded in 1970. The real deal as it was meant to be heard and seen.
 
 

V/A – I’m In A Strange Town – LP – 12 euros
    Compilation of top notch Gospel and blues recorded between 1927 and 1967.  A mix of very well known artists such as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Gary Davis and Robert Wilkins and more obscure folks like John Lee and Charles White.  A record filled with some of Mississippi Records favorite recordings – ripping guitar work outs, soulful ballads, loping drunken jug bands and more.  All songs are on the theme of travel, death and transcendence.  Got an existential crisis?  This may be the record for you.
 

Isaiah Owens – You Without Sin Cast The First Stone – LP – 13 euros
    A truly unique Gospel stylist – Isaiah Owens plays guitar and sings in his own very distinctive and otherworldly way.  Isaiah plays loud and with quite a bit of dissonance, his voice floating above beautifully.  This LP features some of his finest performances – captured from his radio broadcasts in Montgomery Alabama and from studio recordings.  We are very proud to present this material.  Liner notes by Kevin Knutt (of the greatest radio show of all time – Sinners Crossroads, as well as the Case Quarter label)

 

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.

 

Mdou Moctar – Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai OST – LP – 15 euros (STREAM)

 

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AMPS FOR CHRIST – Circuits – 2xLP – 16 euros

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« Circuits was originally released in 1999 on the Vermiform label. It was well received, even charting on CMJ. Comprised of stellar originals, Scottish, English and North American folk songs and Child ballads, biblical lore, and choice pop folk cover tunes, Circuits is singular in its approach. Heavily referencing Steeleye Span and Pentangle’s moves in working with songs of the British Isles, as well as Jean Ritchie and North American Appalachian songlines in general, as well as DIY nosenik modalities, AFC uniquely adds to the history of these songlines. This reissue puts Circuits on vinyl for the first time as a deluxe double LP with a gatefold cover and a full bonus side of unreleased material . Circuits includes AFC collaborator Tara Tavi (ex-Blue Silk Sutures, Bastard Noise, Savage Republic, currently of Auto Da Fe) who plays yangqin (Chinese hammer dulcimer) and sings. Former Man Is The Bastard drummer Joel Connell plays tablas and percussion

 

 

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SA-01 V/A – The Widow‘s Joy  LP – 11 euros

 

 
    Sound American and Canary Records collaborate for « The Widow‘s Joy: Eastern European Immigrant Dances in America 1925-1930″, the first release of Sound American Records. Canary Records curator Ian Nagoski has crafted the ultimate Lemko party record as a labor of love for the forgotten music of the Austro-Hungarian diaspora in the midwest region of the United States. « The Widow‘s Joy » with a cover by Mississippi Records’ Eric Isaacson features the music that helped immigrant coal workers and laborers from the Austro-Hungarian region of Europe and moved to Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to work, live, and dance. Built on the backs of these workers, America has forgotten a large part of their musical culture, which has been overshadowed by more indigenous musical forms like blues, jazz, gospel, and folk musics from Appalachia. In a bid not to supplant these rich musics, but to add more to the story, Nagoski has tirelessly scoured huge collections of seemingly lost and forgotten 78 rpm records to rediscover and bring to light lost cultural gems like those found on « The Widow‘s Joy » and his recent smashing success, « To What Strange Place: The Music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora 1916-1929 »

 

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PIERCED ARROWS – LP – 12 euros

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

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Poison Girls-Hex 12″ 45RPM EP – Water Wing13 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.
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The Rats – S/T LPMississippi / Little Axe – 13 euros (STREAM)

First LP, recorded in 1979 by Portland punk legends – the Rats.  Fred and Toody Cole of Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows, The Range Rats, The Weeds, The Lollipop Shop and a million other bands along with Rod Rat present a punk rock masterpiece.  Stripped down and lo fi. The record has a slight psychedelic edge and some definite roots in early rock and roll.  The record that started to define the aesthetic that would later inform what Fred and Toody accomplished with Dead Moon.  Nuts and bolts great songwriting on songs such as Teenagers, World war 3, Social Indigestion and more.

 

 

 

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MR – 006 Washington Phillips – What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? LP – 12 euros
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Compilation of 78’s by Washington Phillips, in print again for the first time in over 7 years! Washington Phillips is one of the most unique gospel artists of all time. He played an instrument that was either the dolciola (a now extinct chimey sounding piano) or something entirely home made. No one knows for sure. Phillips sings with a beautiful voice and his instrument provides a celestial and otherworldly background.  His songs are like lullabies straight from the spirit world to you. No one sounds like Washington Phillips and no house should be without a copy of this early Mississippi release.

 

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MR – 005 V/A – Last Kind Words LP – 12 euros

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The first Mississippi compilation, in print again for the first time in over 7 years!  Here we have some of the absolute best performances of country blues and ballads ever put out. Early 78’s that speak of the universal human condition in a profound way.  Artists include Geechy Wiley, Blind Wille and Kate McTell, The Blue Sky Boys, Lottie Kimbrough, Robert Petway, Memphis Minnie and much more.  No typical blues riffs or boring standards here – just truly unique artists trancending time, space and culture to bring you a little piece of their souls.  Cover art by Chris Johaanson and Johanna Jackson.

SCR-002 Stooges Brass Band- Street Music LP – 12 euros

Street Music is the second full-length album and first vinyl release for New Orleans legendary
STOOGES BRASS BAND. It showcases the band at a creative peak, performing some of the best
known tunes from live shows, including the powerful tribute to trombonist “Shotgun Joe” Williams
called Why They Had To Kill Him and their version of the O’Jays’ classic Family Reunion entitled
appropriately, Stooges Reunion. The STOOGES BRASS BAND sold out Brooklyn Bowl in
January and have played on stages from coast to coast, including Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Utah Jazz
Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Blue Note Jazz Festival, Essence Fest, Lincoln Center, and
JFK Center. The urban brass band sound played by the Stooges follows in a direct line from
Congo Square in New Orleans’ 6th Ward (Treme) incorporating funk, modern jazz, and hip hop.
This is literally street music, and the Stooges stay grounded in those streets, playing second
lines on many a Sunday afternoon throughout the year. In 2012 they were named the “Best Contemporary
Brass Band” at the Big Easy Awards.

 

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BOOMARM006 El Mahdy Jr. – The Spirit Of Fucked Up PlacesLP – 12 euros(STREAM)
Back by popular demand, we are thrilled to bring you this limited edition Re-Press of the debut LP by Algerian born producer El Mahdy Jr. Born in Sidi Bel Abbess, Algeria, El Mahdy Jr is an audio collagist who masterfully splices devotional music into a blunted blend of half time bass and mystic sound. 
His debut LP The Spirit of Fucked Up Places was released in the summer of 2013 on Boomarm Nation, followed by a string of releases for Boomarm Nation, Deep Medi, Zam Zam Sounds, and Danse Noir. The original pressing sold out in a matter of weeks, and we are very happy to make it available again in a limited second pressing of 500 copies. Pressed onto black vinyl, and housed in a heavyweight clear polyvinyl sleeve. Each copy ships with a full color sticker designed by Polygon Press.

 

 

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SHADY AND THE VAMP – As we told you earlier – 10 » – 12 euros (STREAM)

 

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MRP-076 Staple Singers – Will The Circle Be Unbroken? – LP – 12 euros (STREAM)

The second Staple Singers LP reproduced just as it was originally released in 1961.  Includes the seminal version of « Will The Circle Be Unbroken », the intense recorded live in church « Too Close », the uplifting « Don’t Knock », and the stunning « Downward Road ».  Spare and perfect arrangements featuring Pops Staples tremelo guitar, minimal percussion and the voices of the Staple Singers.  A true masterpiece of Gospel music.  Old school « tip on » cover. Two inserts – a small press photo and extensive liner notes by Opal Nations with archival photos.  A co – release with Yeti Records.

MRP-078 Staple Singers-Swing Low

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MRP-078 Staple Singers – Swing Low – LP – 12 euros (STREAM)

The third Staple Singers LP reproduced exactly as it was originally released in 1962!  Some of the Staples finest songs including « I’ve Been Scorned », « This May Be The Last Time », « The Day Is Passed And Gone » and « Two Wings ».  Spare arrangements with Pop Staples stunning guitar work at the front, sparse percussion and the angelic voices of the Staple Singers.  One of the great masterpieces of gospel music.  Old school « tip on » cover.  Two inserts – a small press photo and extensive liner notes by Opal Nations with archival photos.  A co-release with Yeti Records.

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL HURLEY – Back home friom Drifting Woods – 12 euros

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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