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Five Blind Boys Of MississippiBest Of The Blind Boys Vol 2 ... LP
MCA, 1950s/1960s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Mississippi John Hurt1928 Sessions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, 1928. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Vintage work from Mississippi John Hurt, but somehow amazingly clear and crisp in this classic LP presentation! The tunes are wonderfully earthy – just vocals and guitar from Hurt, in a style that's definitely blues, but which has some surprisingly jazzy inflections at times – at least from the perspective of older-style jazz. Titles include "Candy Man Blues", "Spike Driver Blues", "Big Leg Blues", "Ain't No Tellin", "Frankie", "Nobody's Dirty Business", and "Louis Collins". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mississippi HeatStraight From The Heart ... CD
Van Der Linden, 1992. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Mississippi HeatThunder In My Heart ... CD
Sabena, 1995. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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✨✧ Mississippi Fred McDowellI Do Not Play No Rock N Roll ... LP
Capitol, 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record from Mississippi Fred McDowell – a set that was issued on a big label, but which has a wonderfully rootsy feel throughout – in a way that almost out-does any work from the indie blues labels of the time! The package was put together by Tommy Couch as an early Malaco production – but it's even more stripped-down than later blues work from those studios – as it features mostly just Fred on vocals and guitar, introducing himself and his music – then working through these incredible inflections on electric guitar, which are as far from the rockish sound of all the crossover blues that McDowell promises he won't provide in the title! Really timeless stuff, brilliantly recorded – with cuts that include "Red Cross Store", "61 Highway", "Jesus Is On The Mainline", "Kokomo Me Baby", and "Good Morning Little School Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Mississippi Fred McDowell & Annie Mae McDowellMy Home Is In The Delta ... LP
Testament, 1963/1964. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Vintage work from Mississippi Fred McDowell – an album recorded in the mid 60s, but with a feel that's pretty darn timeless overall! Fred sings and plays guitar – the latter often with a cool bottleneck style that slides up and down in a very cool way – matching the energy of Fred's vocals, and underscoring the performance with a hell of a lot of personality too. Anne Mae McDowell joins Fred on side two – which features more spiritual numbers – and titles include "The Girl I'm Loving", "I'm In Jail Again", "Waiting For My Baby", "The Lord Will Make A Way", "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning", and "Get Right Church". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beige label pressing.)

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✨✧ Mississippi John HurtWorried Blues (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare recordings of delta blues legend Mississippi John Hurt – captured solo and beautifully well on 3 dates in late 1964, recorded by Gene Rosenthal – with Hurt's distinctive way of a somehow gentle melodic acoustic blues guitar sound, coming from hard-strummed and plucked strings as unvarnished and amazing as can be – and a way with vocals that's just as unique and wonderful! It's got the intimacy of the best field recordings, but the sound quality and John's voice and guitar are in such fine form here, it feels "big" despite being as raw and real as can be. Includes "Slidin' Delta", "Louis Collins", "Staggerlee", "Monday Mornin' Blues", "Comin' Home", "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor", "You Can't Come In", "Joe Turner", "Lonesome Am I", "Trouble Blues", "Nobody's Dirty Business", "Lovin' Spoonful", "Worried Blues" and "Avalon Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Mississippi Fred McDowellDelta Blues (bottleneck brown vinyl pressing) ... LP
Arhoolie, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Delta blues, recorded right near their source – an early southern recording by Arhoolie Records – one that captures Mississippi Fred McDowell at his best! Fred's mostly on acoustic guitar, alongside his tremendous vocals – really stretched-out, well-inflected lyrics that could well stand enough on their own – but a few tracks feature a spare electric, sounding almost equally rootsy! Mrs McDowell sings on one track – and titles include "Black Minnie", "Fred's Worried Life Blues", "61 Highway", "I Heard Somebody Call", "My Trouble Blues", and "That's Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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✨✧ North Mississippi AllstarsElectric Blue Watermelon ... CD
ATO, 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Big Bill BroonzyMississippi River Blues ... CD
History (Germany), 1930s/1940s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)


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GrofeAviation Suite/Hudson River Suite/Mississippi Suite – Jan Stulen/Promenade Orchestra ... LP
CBS, 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small amount of pen on the back.)

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Johnny B MooreBorn In Clardsdale, Mississippi ... CD
Wolf (Austria), 1998. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Byther Smith & The Night RidersMississippi Kid ... CD
Delmark, 1996. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hayes WareGhetto Woman – From Mississippi To Chicago ... LP
Bash, 1979. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Rough-edged blues from the Chicago scene – recorded at the end of the 70s, but with a sound that's gritty enough to be from years past! The group's a small one – with Hayes Ware on guitar and vocals, Billy Branch on harmonica, and additional bass and drums – and the tunes are short and to the point, with a small club sort of approach. Titles include "Ghetto Woman", "Blues Rock", "Sound Of The Clock", "Searching For Love", "Gold Mine", and "Fishing". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Muddy WatersMuddy "Mississippi" Waters Live ... LP
Blue Sky, 1979. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Bukka WhiteAberdeen Mississippi Blues ... CD
Sunset Blvd, New Copy 2CD ... On October 11, 2019
... CD

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VariousMississippi Blues 1927 to 1940 ... LP
Origin, Late 20s/1930s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Rare work from Bukka White, Son House, Skip James, Mississippi John Hurt, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet! Front cover is a pasted-on image on a white sleeve – with no artwork on the back.)

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✨✧ VariousSouth Mississippi Blues ... LP
Rounder, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $38.99
Rare 60s field recordings, done in Mississippi by David Evans – with work by Isaac Youngblood, Myrt Holmes, OD Jones, Babe Stovall, Dink Brister, Esau Weary, Roosevelt Holts, and Eli Owens – the last of whom plays a very cool instrument that's like a berimbau! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert too. Original pressing.)

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✨✧ RL BurnsideMississippi Hill Country Blues (with bonus download) ... LP
Fat Possum, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album recorded in the Netherlands, but a set that hits right to the heart of RL Burnside's Mississippi roots – thanks to a beautifully spare, careful presentation of the music! Most numbers feature just Burnside on vocals and guitar – with a vibe that's similar to the field recordings that first introduced the world to his talents – those delta-raised styles that have an immediate tie back to the early years of blues on 78rpm discs, especially in this session – where RL seems to almost be reaching back further than the style of some of his other recordings of the same period. Titles include "Skinny Woman", "See What My Buddy Done", "Shake Em On Down", "Don't Care How Long You're Gone", "Jumper On The Line", "Long Haired Doney", and "Greyhound Bus Station". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl – includes download! Limited edition Fat Possum Records 25th Anniversary pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousWhen The Levee Breaks – Mississippi Blues – Rare Cuts 1926 to 1941 (4CD set) (NO SLIPCOVER) ... CD
JSP (UK), 1920s/1930s/Early 40s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Garfield Akers, Kid Bailey, William Harris, Blind Willie Reynolds, Arthur Petties, Blind Joe Reynolds, Mississippi Jook Band, Geeshie Wiley, Jelly Jaw Short, King Solomon Hill, Freddie Spruell & more. CD
(Please note that the slipcover is not included, 4 CDs in individual cases.)

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✨✧ Charles BevelMeet Mississippi Charles Bevel ... LP
A&M, 1973. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small name in pen.)

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✨✧ VariousGoin Up The Country – Recorded In Louisiana & Mississippi By David Evans ... LP
Rounder, 1966. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Great field recordings from the 60s – with work by Jack Owens, OD Jones, Mager Johnson, Cornelius Bright, LV Conerly, Arzo Youngblood, Herb Quinn, and Boogie Bill Webb! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Jean Bosco MwendaJean Bosco Mwenda ... LP
Mississippi, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A crucial slice of work from Jean Bosco Mwenda – a South African singer and guitarist that most folks know from famous Hugh Tracey recordings of the 50s, but who's represented here on a range of early 78rpm singles done for his nation's Gallotone label! The style is very stripped-down on most numbers – just Jean's fantastically melodic guitar playing, wrapped around a rhythmic impulse that's gently emphasized by light percussion, often on a bottle – then matched with the sing-song style of his vocalizations, which have a lyrical power that goes way beyond language. Titles include "Mwami", "Mukabe", "Bibi Mulevi", "Twafurahi Mwaka Mupia", "Kwa Leza", "Kubisha Na Bakubwa", "Ku Budongo", "Kijana Moja", and "Mama Kilio E". LP, Vinyl record album

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RatsIn A Desperate Red ... LP
Mississippi/Water Wing, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A great chapter in the career of mighty Portland music force Fred Cole – a group that featured Cole on guitar and vocals in his years between Lollipop Shoppe and Dead Moon! The sound is very much in keeping with the best punk work of the period – particularly that of the Northwest, which really seemed to be working in a special space away from LA and New York touches – both more tuneful and personal on most of the tracks here, which also benefit from great vocals from female singer Toody, who also plays bass. Louis Samora is on drums – and tracks include "Just A Man", "I Want You", "Broken Wire Telephone", "Working Class", "Deterioration", "It's Still You", "Burnside", "Never Coming Home", and "My Tragedy Behind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a 40 page booklet and a xerox replica of a Rats show poster! The booklet is totally great – not part of the original record.)

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Tewolde ReddaEritrea's Guitar Pioneer – Singles 1970 to 1973 ... LP
Mississippi/Domino Sound, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
Very cool work from this enigmatic Ethiopian guitarist – a musician whose sound is an important part of the same golden years covered by the Ethiopiques series! Tewolde Redda plays both conventional electric guitar, and an electrified version of the more traditional krar (kirar), which is used here with all of these wonderful lines and sounds – really a much more flexible range than a more conventional guitar – or maybe a bit like a conventional guitar in which someone's really working the whammy bar too! The set brings together some of his most important tracks from the early 70s – singles originally issued on Philips and other labels – with titles that include "Wuba", "Ab Tequai Kerebi", "Kab Nab", "Telsemki", "Gamey", "Monona", "Hidri", and "Kirar Mistequane". Comes with a nice booklet of notes, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Space LadyOn The Street Of Dreams ... LP
Mississippi, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
Surprisingly beautiful sounds from Space Lady – a long-running street performer from the San Francisco scene – one who's almost to that city what Moondog was to New York in the 50s! Like Moondog, the Space Lady has this under-tapped genius – this spare, simple way of putting together a tune that's partly due to her lack of expanded lineup in the streets – but which also is her way of stripping things down, and reworking them at her own level. In this situation, many of the tunes are familiar rock or soul tracks from years back – re-conceived by the spacey lady with her airy vocals, light rhythms, and trippy work on keyboards – which makes for some mighty weird versions of "Be Thankful For What You Got", "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night", "Across The Universe", "Radar Love", and "The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys". LP, Vinyl record album

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Space LadySpace Lady's Greatest Hits ... LP
Mississippi, Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Really wonderful sounds from the enigmatic Space Lady – an artist who mostly performed on the streets of Boston and San Francisco in the 70s, but who also managed to make the handful of recordings featured in this set! The tunes are wonderfully spare, and surprisingly beautiful – often just Casio keyboards with bits of electronic processing, which is also extended to the vocals as well – which links the keys and lyrics in this spacey style that's completely sublime! At some level, Space Lady feels a bit like a street corner version of Laurie Anderson (who herself played many corners in the early years) – but there's also a more tuneful and naive approach to the music as well, which gives the whole thing a really unique approach. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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VariousFreedom For The Stallion – American Soul Music 1952 to 1976 (3LP set) ... LP
Cairo/Mississippi, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP ... $29.99
The largest set so far in this excellent series of American soul releases from Mississippi Records – and like the previous volumes, an expansive set that really digs deep into the most soulful corners of the 60s and 70s! The work here is a mix of obscure tracks and overlooked gems from bigger names in soul – heavy on the kinds of vocals we love from the deep soul generation, but with maybe a few funky touches along the way! As with other volumes, there's a great booklet that's a huge addition to the package – filled with detailed notes – and the 3LP set features 30 tracks that include "Don't Be Surprised" by The Diamonettes, "I'm Lonely For You" by Bettye Swann, "Somewhere Crying" by Irma Thomas, "My Heart Cries For You" by The Invincibles, "Send Her Home To Me" by Johnny Moffett, "Tell Her" by Fred Williams & The Jewel Band, "Get In A Hurry" by Ben E King, "Like A Fish" by George Freeman, "A Woman Will Do Wrong" by Helene Smith, "22nd Century" by Nina Simone, "I'm Hurted" by Mamie Perry, "Can't Go On" by Johnny Steele, "Darling Don't Come Back" by Bobby Thomas & The Afros, "White On Rice" by Clarence Reid, "Louisiana" by Percy Mayfield, "I Submit To You" by Slim & Ann, and "Baby Please Don't Go" by Rose Mitchell. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSix Feet Under Vol 1 – Rockabilly, Country, & Early Rock Instrumentals ... LP
Mississippi, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Raw sounds from the American underground – a great set of twang-heavy tracks from obscure 45s – most of them with a unique blend of rock and country styles! There's lots of the spirit here of Johnny Burnette – and a few artists actually seem to pay him tribute with their work – but most of the recordings have a rougher style too, with some especially great echoey production on the guitars! Titles include "Willie Joe" by Mystery Trio, "Dark Mood" by Bartlett Brothers & The Country Paupers, "Still As The Night" by Clint Blacklaw, "Kentucky Fandango" by JP Dunn, "Misery" by Jacky Lee, "A Woman's Mind" by Jimmy Merrill, "Ghost Train" by Electro Tones, and "If You Love Me" by Johnny Fortune. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dead MoonUnknown Passage ... LP
Mississippi, 1989. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album from one of the greatest Pacific Northwest underground rock bands ever – the raucous and timeless Dead Moon! Raw and rumbling garage, psych and even frayed and ferocious takes plain ol' hard rock get stomped out on Unknown Passage. It was probably all too loose and primitive to get them any kind of mainstream exposure, but man, it's as gratifying as just about any underground rock of the time that comes to mind. Includes "Dead Moon Night", "My Escape", "A Miss Of You", "I'm Wise", "Evil Eye", "I Tried", "Demona", "On My Own" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Abner JayTrue Story of Abner Jay ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Folk soul guitar player, singer, songwriter, storyteller and genuine character Abner Jay's brilliant home recordings – the first release of his "terrible comedy blues" in far too long – courtesy of the always deep digging Mississippi label! Abner takes on the topical issues of the days with a skewed sensibility that's brilliant, and his singing, the performances and the recording quality aren't really as rough and raw as you might expect, though nowhere even close to manicured and clean sound – it's just right really for the material. Great stuff! Titles include "I'm So Depressed", "Cocaine", "Vietnam", "St James Infirmary Blues", "Cleo", "Woke Up This Morning", "Don't Mess With My Baby", "I'm Georgia Bound" and "The Reason Young People Use Drugs". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mdou MoctarAfelan ... LP
Mississippi/Sahel Sounds, 2012. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Haunting Tuareg guitar from Mdou Moctar – an artist who's got a really fuzzy, freaky sort of vibe – a lot more psychedelic than some of his contemporaries on the West African scene! This recent recording has a really timeless feel – with the guitar right out front, in a relatively spare mix that allows the instrument's hypnotic passages to really dominate the record – even at the few points when vocals come into the mix. The low-fi production values make the whole thing feel like some lost late psych album from the US underground – and titles include "Tahoultine", "Mahegega Assouf Igan", "Chet Boghassa", "A Fleur Tamgak", and "Nikali Talit". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Range RatsRange Rats ... LP
Mississippi, 1986. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fred & Toody Cole's long lost country punk album – raw, rollicking and fun stuff from folks responsible for Weeds, Lollipop Shoppe, Rats, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows and more! A fearless blend of country and punk, not unprecedented in the 80s, but certainly a pregenitor to cowpunk & insurgent country to come – and unreleased until now! Titles include "The Two Of Us", "Thunder Road", "Lonely", "Prison Train", "Honky Tonkin", "Range Rats Theme", "Blues Coming Down", "Vaya Con Dios" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFight On – Your Time Ain't Long ... LP
Mississippi, 1920s/1930s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful between-the-wars recordings from the American underground – a mix of blues and gospel sides with a tremendously haunting feel! The set's something of a counterpart to the excellent Life Is A Problem record on Mississippi – and like that one, it's pulled from a range of rare singles that mostly feature spare guitar and vocals – surprisingly powerful stuff, given the recording techniques – and often delivered with a freshness that goes way beyond familiar conceptions you might have about the music. Titles include "Great Reaping Day" by Bessie Johnson, "Promised True & Grand" by Bukka White, "Where The Sun Never Goes Down" by Willie Williams, "Wouldn't Mind Dying" by Blind Mamie Forehand, "Won't That Be A Happy Time" by Louise & Joseph, "Take A Stand" by McIntorsh & Edwards, and "Fight On Your Time Ain't Long" by Bo Weavil Jackson. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSix Feet Under Vol 2 – Ghost Memories ... LP
Mississippi, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Haunting work from the hillbilly underground at the end of the 50s – music that's a bit rock, a bit country, and often has the haunting feel you'd expect from the title! The tracks are very well-chosen – pulled from a range of indie label singles that we never would have stumbled upon otherwise – all in territory that feels even more deeply-dug than the music we love on a good Bear Family compilation! Titles include "Walking The Streets After Dark" by Willie Hays, "Ghost Memories" by Gene McKown, "Fool Fool Fool" by Bill Whitley, "Cravin" by Bobby Roberts, "Sunset Blues" by Tony & Jackie Lamie, "Waiting For A Train" by Blankenship Brothers, and "Three Years" by Harold L & The Offbeats. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dead MoonDefiance ... LP
Mississippi, 1990. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dead Moon's third album – bursting into the 90s with Defiance – a record that arrived when some fellow Pacific Northwest underground rockers were getting ready to be flung head first into the mainstream, but DM remained defiantly underground! Even though this third album, they were garage veterans with root in the late 60s. It's amazing who raw, primordial and true to their own style. It's like they got gnarlier as they went on rather then going pop. Includes "Not The Only One", "Dagger Moon", "Revenge", "Johnny's Got A Gun", "Unknown Passage" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nancy DupreeGhetto Reality ... LP
Folkways/Mississippi, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Kind of silly – but also pretty darn hip! Nancy Dupree was one of the most righteous music teachers you could ever have – and here, she's working with some young kids from the rough side of Rochester, in an album of simple tunes that have a surprisingly soulful edge to them. Nancy plays piano, and the kids sing either solo or in ensemble format. The record's got a starkness that's extremely compelling, and it's a lot stronger than we expected, even if it's not like some of the funky stuff on the Folkways label. Includes a song called "James Brown" that has all the kids making grunts and groans ala 60s James, then singing about his shift from a process to an afro! Other titles include "I Want", "What Do I Have?", "Bag Snatchin", and "Docta King". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl and cover – feels a lot like the original!)

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✨✧ Tsege Mariam GebruSpielt Eigene Komposition ... LP
Mississippi, 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful set of solo piano work by Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou – pulled from one of the CDs in the Ethiopiques series of compilations, and probably the most delicately melodic material in the series! Pianist-composer Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou has an extraordinary personal history – she is a daughter of the heralded Ethiopian intellectual the Kentiba Guebrou, and lived many years as a nun who recorded rarely, and then only as a means to serve the poor. The solo piano compositions in this set were culled from rare albums recorded in the early 60s and 70s, plus a few later recordings from the early 90s. The music is gorgeous and difficult to describe – sweetly somber, melancholy, and befitting the solo performances. Titles include "Presentiment", "The Homeless Wanderer", "The Last Tears Of The Deceased", "Mad Man's Laughter", and "A Young Girl's Complaint". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tsege Mariam GuebruEmahoy (Ethiopiques Vol 21) ... LP
Mississippi, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful set of solo piano work by Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou – probably the most delicately melodic material to date in the wonderful Ethiopiques series! Pianist-composer Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou has an extraordinary personal history. She is a daughter of the heralded Ethiopian intellectual the Kentiba Guebrou, and lived many years as a nun who recorded rarely, and then only as a means to serve the poor. The solo piano compositions in this set were culled from rare albums recorded in the early 60s and 70s, plus a few later recordings from the early 90s. The music is gorgeous and difficult to describe – sweetly somber, melancholy, and befitting the solo performances. It's another wholly unique, timeless collection of music in this essential series! Tracks include "Mother's Love", "Golgotha", "The Jordan River Song", "The Song Of Abayi", "The Garden Of Gethesemanie", and "Tenkoyu Why Feel Sorry". (LP features most of the material on the CD Ethiopiques Vol 21.) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alexis ZoumbasAlexis Zoumbas ... LP
Orpheum/Mississippi, Late 20s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Astonishing work from Alexis Zoumbas – a Greek musician from the early days of the 78rpm recording, and one who plays violin with the dexterity of Paganini, but in ways that are much more rootsy and fokloric overall! Zoumbas' classic 78s have recently gotten new attention on an excellent compilation – but this set brings together unissued material from the same time – a huge undertaking, given that the recordings are almost 100 years old, but come through with a surprising amount of life here – as Alexis' deft solos on his instrument blend with a bit of percussion, piano, or other instrumentation – depending on the track – all with a timeless vibe that's expanded on nicely in the detailed booklet of notes and photos. Titles include "Selfo", "Arvanitikos", "Skizo Rizo Mor Panaghio", "Epirotiko Moiroloi", "Tsamiko Makedonias", and "Rast Taxim". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 8 page booklet!)

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✨✧ VariousBulawayo Blue Yodel – Omasiganda, Troubadours & High Lonesome Sounds Of Zimbabwe, Kenya & South Africa 1948 to 1959 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really unusual slice of music from the southern African scene of the postwar years – sounds from a strange wave of cowboy-inspired music in Zimbabwe and South Africa – but with results that are completely unique! Many of these guys actually wore cowboy hats and played acoustic guitar – but the sounds are very different than American hillbilly records from the period – in part because the presentation and production are different, as is the language – but also because the guitar is used in ways that would evolve into more familiar African styles in later decades – echoes of Malian blues, highlife rhythms, and other modes. But at the same time, there actually is a bit of yodel on some of the songs, as indicated by the title – an undeniable Jimmie Rogers influence – in a set of tracks that includes work by Sammy Nagaku, Clarkson Sithole, Josaya Hadebe, Petrus Mntambo, Mathew Jeffries, George Sibanda, Sabelo Mathe, and Michael Majozi. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes on the music, too!)

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✨✧ Dead MoonIn The Graveyard ... LP
Mississippi, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Late 80s garage-psych-punk from Dead Moon – their first album ever and a record that fuses decades of trashy rock into a unique frenzy that's beloved to the privileged and relative few who know it and love it! It's important to consider what underground music sounded like in the late 80s in general to fully appreciate the prescience of Dead Moon and the past history of the players – who are more akin the late 60s TX psych than most things bubbling under the surface in the 80s. Includes "Graveyard", "Out On A Wire", "Where Did I Go Wrong", "I Hate The Blues", "Don't Burn The Fires" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tilahun Gessesse (Tlahoun Gessesse)Sima ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Ethiopian singer Tlahoun Gessesse – a vocal force in that nation's music who has been every bit as important as the instrumental sounds of Mulatu over the years! Like Mulatu, Tlahoun has a style that's completely unusual – lots of ebbs, flows, dips, and rises in his vocals – as rhythmic as it is melodic, and often accompanied by percussion and otherwordly instrumentation that seem to set his singing even more free than it would be on its own – in modes that really blow away most American or European singing styles we can think of. And as with other Ethiopian music of this period, there's kind of a transcendent vibe that takes the whole thing past any boundaries of language – as you'll hear on titles that include "Sema", "Kulun Mankwalesh", "Seqo Menor", "Selamtaye Yedres", "Sew New Yetchekene", "Lantchi Biye", "Ras-Hen Betcha", "Yehagere Sheta", and "Tezalegn Yetentu". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Michael HurleyBad Mr Mike ... LP
Mississippi, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The passage of years hasn't dampened the genius of Michael Hurley at all – and in some ways, he's able to be even more personal, more expressive than ever – yet in even gentler styles than before! At some level, the record's a masterpiece of acoustic guitar lines, ala John Fahey or Robbie Basho – cut from similar cloth, in a post-historic way – but at another level, Hurley's use of vocals gives the whole thing a home-crafted sense of tune that opens a window to Michael's inner psyche, and reminds us that years before Bonnie Prince Billy or any other contemporary songsmiths, Hurley was doing it all on his own. Titles include "The Moon Song", "Kentucky 3", "Tender Is The Guitar", "Boone & Jocko", "Lo Bonney", and "Moonman Newfie". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousI Believe I'll Go Back Home 1906 to 1959 ... LP
Mississippi, 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great companion piece to the album I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore – and, like that one, a set that's made up of so many different and unusual strands of music – in the best Mississippi Records style! Much of this work hails from the 78rpm generation – and the music includes both American folk and country, and sounds recorded by a variety of overseas artists – some maybe a bit far from home, hence the title. Guitar figures strongly on many sides – in a variety of formats – and titles include "Smyrneiko Minore" by Marika Papagika, "I Believe I'll Go Back Home" by Blind Willie Davis, "Hillbilly Hula" by Jenks Tex Carmen, "Depend On Me" by Group, "Ninuvina (part 1)" by TR Mahalingam, "Aurora En Pekin" by Sexteto Bolona, "Dziko La Afrika" by G Wayawaya, and "Pyara Nazar Nahin" by Khansahib Abdul Karim Khan. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousI'm In A Strange Town – Blues & Gospel 1927 to 1967 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from that special place where blues and gospel intersect – where the spirit comes to play with more secular expressions – and the result is something completely sublime! The work here spans the space of a few decades, but is unified by the strong presence of guitar on most tracks – used with fierce frenzy to move the faithful – and supported by vocals that often have a more heavens-searching quality than the more downtrodden style of mainstream blues. Titles include "Prayer Of Death (parts 1 & 2)" by Charley Patton, "Poor Boy" by Cannon's Jug Stompers, "Two Wings" by Utah Smith, "Death Don't Have No Mercy" by Gary Dvis, "How Long" by Rev Charles White, "Down At The Depot" by John Lee, and "I Love Traveling" by Two Gospel Keys. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Idrissa SoumaoroAmpsa ... LP
Mississippi, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A beautiful album from Idrissa Soumaoro and L'Eclipse – one recorded during a time of great political unrest in Mali, and a set that was never commercially issued – but just originally given away by the Malian Association for the Blind! The album's got all the power of earlier albums from the heyday of 70s Mali music – including Soumaoro's previous group, Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel – many of whom had fled by this point – and Idrissa's snakey guitar lines hold together the larger mix of percussion and vocals from the Eclipse group – which seems to feature some younger singers with a really great range. Overall, the recording style is better than you'd expect for such an under-circulated album – but the sound is still nice and raw, especially on the percussion and vocals. Titles include "Djama", "Fama Allah", "Beni Inikanko", "Nissodia", and "Ben". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus booklet of notes, too.)

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✨✧ VariousSticks Over My Shoulder – Georgia Bluesmen Recordings 1976 to 1979 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing blues from the Georgia scene of the 70s – music that hardly feels like other versions of the genre coming out at the time – partly thanks to the raw recording quality of these tracks! Most of the music features just a singer and guitar – sometimes just one or the other – and the only other rhythm on the record comes from spoons or a bit of drums – which should give you an idea of the lean, rootsy sound of the record! The quality of the music is great, though – and the record feels like some older gem on Arhoolie or Yazoo. Titles include "James Boogie" and "Good Morning Little School Girl" by James Davis, "The Howlin Wolf" and "Old Red #2" by Jim Bunkley, "Poor Boy" and "If I Lose Let Me Lose" by John Lee Ziegler, "Love Blues" and "Hoochie Coochie Wagon" by William Robertson, and "Have You Ever Seen Peaches Grow On A Sweet Potato Vine" by Jimmy Lee Williams. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousUsiende Ukalale (Don't Sleep) – Omutibo From Rural Kenya ... LP
Raw Music International/Mississippi, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A well-recorded collection of omutibo work from Kenya – rural music that mostly just features a singer and acoustic guitar – in a style that's reminiscent of American country blues, but which has a very different vibe overall! The big years of omutibo were the 60s – a time of great hope for Kenya, and also a time when American blues enthusiasts were heading out to the country, to capture still-living rural bluesmen from earlier generations. The same approach is used here – to recapture nearly-lost Kenyan singers – on spare tracks that really bring back the bright tones of the guitar phrasing in the omutibo style, accompanied by vocals that have a darker lyrical current. Titles include "Lumumba Is Dead" by Jimmy Bongo, "Dickson Omuranda" by Fanuel Amimo, "Adui" by Shem Tumpe & FAmily, "Ndogo Ndogo" by Zachariah Omufumbwa, "Nili Kwenda Safari" by Johnstone Ouko Mukabi, and "Usiende Ukalale" by Omari Machio. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a nice booklet of notes!)
 
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Amboy DukesJourney To The Center Of The Mind ... LP
Mainstream, 1968. Very Good ... $14.99
Early work from Ted Nugent – working here as the searing lead guitarist of the mighty Amboy Dukes! The Nuge doesn't sing on the set, but his guitar is definitely in the spotlight on most numbers – ripping out with a rawness that beats his later superstar work, and which is free to freak out nicely in this set of psyche-heavy sounds from the Mainstream label at the height of their late 60s greatness. Side one features a number of shorter Nugent-penned tunes, and side two is a slightly more complicated offering – a bit of a concept piece, with tracks that form a story over the side of the record. Titles include "Flight Of The Byrd", "Mississippi Murderer", "Dr Slingshot", "Scottish Tea", "I'll Prove I'm Right", "Conclusion", "Why Is A Carrot More Orange Than An Orange", and "Ivory Castles". LP, Vinyl record album

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AndreusStreet Troubadour (US version with bonus track) ... CD
Dialogue/Lightyear, 2002. Used ... $0.99
Compelling work from Andreus – an underground Chicago singer with a very unique approach! Andreus is really trying for the "street" in the title of this one – blending a smoother NuSoul mode with some heavier and more political influences. The result is a mixture of R&B, hip hop, and some classic styles that help situate the album in a Chicago soul trajectory that stretches back to the early days of Curtom. Titles include "Who Am I", "Daddy Please", "Child Of Life", "Hey Young World", "Mary Ann", "Ghetto Music", and "For The Love Of Money". The US version of the CD also includes the bonus UK mix of "Mississippi". CD
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✨✧ RL BurnsideFirst Recordings (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1968. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Astoundingly strong early recordings by Mississippi blues hero RL Burnside – with violence-tinged songs performed with a clearer, though no less tough voice than we heard on the songs that made him a bit more famous in 1990s! Includes RL's takes on traditionals played on acoustic guitar and accompanied by little more than foot stomps and handclaps! Really vital stuff, whether you're hearing RL Burnside for the first time, and finding this after more famous later recordings. Includes "Just Like A Bird Without A Feather", "Goin' Down South", "Come On In", "Rollin' And Tumblin'", "Jumper On The Line", "Hobo Blues", "Sat Down On My Bnd And Cried" and more, LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)

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Ray CharlesGenius Hits The Road ... LP
ABC, 1960. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A stunning standout from Ray Charles' years on ABC Records – and a set that brings in a bit of hard-swinging jazz to the country-styled groove Ray was hitting at the time! Backings are by Ralph Burns, who keeps things pretty hip – not as modern as some of his 50s charts for other singers, but with some great horns that cascade beautifully alongside Ray's raspy vocals in the lead. The "road" title leads to a bunch of travel-themed tunes – but that approach also yields one of Charles' biggest classics – his version of "Georgia On My Mind" – heard here amidst other tracks that include "New York's My Home", "Moonlight In Vermont", "Deep In The Heart Of Texas", "Blue Hawaii", "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny", "Alabamy Bound", and "Mississippi Mud". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing.)

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Como MamasMove Upstairs ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A second fantastic set from this Mississippi gospel trio – and one that mixes their heavenly vocals with a bit of Daptone Records funk! The set's produced by Bosco Mann, who also plays bass in the quartet that backs up the singers – and the groove is raw and gritty, with a vibe that almost makes you feel like you stumbled upon some unreleased master tapes from the 70s in the vaults of Excello Records! There's few folks we could ever trust to get a gospel funk record this right – and the use of the vocals is tremendous along with the grooves – really stepping out on cuts that include "Move Upstairs", "Out Of The Wilderness", "99 & A Half Won't Do", "I Can't Thank Him Enough", "He's Mine", and "So Good To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Dobie GrayHey Dixie ... LP
MCA, 1974. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Another pretty great set from Dobie, and actually with a bit less of a country soul feel and a bigger, more freewheeling sound overall – some big horn section- backed tunes, to grittier soul, to more laidback numbers. Includes "Hey Dixie", "How Can You Live All Alone", "Watch Out For Lucy", "Roll On Sweet Mississippi", Allen Toussaint's "Performance" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Son HouseReal Delta Blues – 14 Songs From The Man Who Taught Robert Johnson ... LP
Blue Goose, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Rare late recordings from the great Son House – a key figure in the early blues scene in the Mississippi Delta, but heard here during some at-home sessions recorded during his rediscovery in the 60s! House has lost none of his power over the years – and, if anything, the passage of time has really sharpened the sense of humanity in his music, and improved his work on guitar – to a point where even the spare choices of notes seem to be right on the money to illuminate the words of the songs. Most tracks are originals – and titles include "Pony Blues", "A Down The Staff", "The DT Moan", "Trouble Blue", "Lake Cormorant Blues", "Milkcow's Calf Blues", "Rochester Blues", and "Hobo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some light wear.)

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Chuck JacksonGoin' Back To Chuck Jackson ... LP
Motown, 1969. Very Good ... $3.99
A real change for Chuck Jackson! This album is the singer's first on Motown – and it's a striking departure from his earlier work on the Wand label, which was often done in a classier, more polished soul style that was more in keeping with the uptown mode of Wand's New York production. This one's in a much deeper soul style – with elements of southern production, and more of a hard soul sound that brings out a raspy edge in Chuck's vocals, and makes him sound a bit like Tyrone Davis. He covers tracks like "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever", "Can I Change My Mind", and "The Chokin Kind" – very much in the manner of the original rougher soul versions. In fact, the "Goin' Back to Jackson" tag seems to be a reference to the south – or at least to the "Jackson", Mississippi that was often referenced in that 60s song. Other tracks include "You Keep Running Away", "Are You Lonely For Me", "Can You Feel It, Babe", and "The Day My World Stood Still". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light waviness along the opening.)

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Little RichardRill Thing ... LP
Reprise, 1970. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A mindblowing set from Little Richard – a stunning comeback session from the start of the 70s – recorded at Muscle Shoals with a heavy funk component in the mix! Richard arranged and produced the record himself – and it's a beautiful illustration of his genius – hardly dimmed at this point in his career, and if anything, really redefined for a new generation – with some razor-sharp grooves that are perfect for his hard-wailing vocals! The title cut – "The Rill Thing" – is a monster 10 minute instrumental jam, with a heavy funk sound that you can't even begin to imagine – and the rest of the set is pretty amazing too, with tracks that include "Spreadin' Natta What's The Matter", "Freedom Blues", "Two Time Loser", "Somebody Saw You", "Lovesick Blues", and "Greenwood Mississippi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of corner wear, in great shape otherwise.)

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On Big ShouldersOn Big Shoulders ... LP
Allograph, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A stellar collective from Chicago's folk and roots community comes together as On Big Shoulders – leaning on the city's underacknowledged roots music legacy on one shoulder and nudging the door open to the scene's future with the other – and distill a near century of diverse musical history into a fresh and timeless batch of tunes! The songbook they pull from is by Chicago songwriters past and present and southern roots pioneers who recorded in the city back in the day. Chicago's blues, soul and R&B bonafides might be set in stone, but not everyone knows that country and bluegrass trailblazers The Delmore Brothers, Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and many more recorded songs in Chicago that came to personify country music. On Big Shoulders does a great job of putting a fresh spin on it all – folk, country, bluegrass and blues together – in a cohesive way thanks to a core band and guests who can really do it all with heart and soul! Includes timeless takes on old school tunes like "Heavy Traffic Ahead", "I'm Mississippi Bound" and "Long Tall Mama", contemporary songs penned by John Stirratt of Uncle Tupelo & Wilco, Robbie Fulks others, including "It's Just That Simple" and "How Lonely Can You Be" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ulysses Owens JrSongs Of Freedom – The Music of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, & Joni Mitchell ... CD
Resilience, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Key proof that great songs never get old – and maybe even more, that the political messages of yesterday still have plenty of power today! Drummer Ulysses Owens mines the righteous territory of the 60s and 70s here – bringing together songs originally performed by Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Joni Mitchell – all with a fresher, more contemporary approach that resonates surprisingly strongly – especially given the superb vocals on the album by Rene Marie, Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja, and Joanna Majoko! You'll no doubt know some of these songs – and most of the originals have been inspiring us for many years – but Owens finds a great way to open them up and make them sound even more vibrant, working with a group that also includes Allyn Johnson on Fender Rhodes and Hammond, David Rosenthal on guitars, and Reuben Rogers on bass. Titles include "Balm In Gilead", "Borderline", "Driva Man", "Baltimore", "Everything Must Change", "Freedom Day", "Be My Husband", "Mississippi Goddamn", and "Both Sides Now". CD

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Jimmy ReedBest Of Jimmy Reed (Up Front) ... LP
Vee Jay/Up Front, Early 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
Classic collection of Jimmy's hard rockin' R&B with a 10 great numbers from Reed: "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Honest I Do", "Take Out Some Insurance", "Big Boss Man", "Caress Me Baby", "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby", "The Sun Is Shining", "Down In Mississippi", "Bright Lights Big City", "Outskirts Of Town" and "Mary, Mary". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Studebaker John's Maxwell Street KingsKingsville Jukin' ... CD
Delmark, 2013. Used ... $4.99
A contemporary group, but one who play with a definite old school vibe – both in the style of their gritty blues, and even in the instruments and studio equipment they use! The vintage gear makes for a nicely raspy approach to the music – one that really helps give the record an edge you might not expect. Studebaker John sings, plays guitar and harmonica, and titles include "Cold Black Night", "Wicked Soul", "Shake It Down Now", "She's All Right", "Mississippi To Chicago", and "Mojo Hand". CD
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Rufus ThomasDo The Funky Chicken (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Stax, 1970. New Copy ... $4.99 11.98
One of the best Rufus Thomas albums from the 70s – a key record from his comeback years, and one that has him trading in his older R&B mode for a harder, funkier Memphis groove! Rufus was 52 at the time, but thanks to a never-dying fire, and some great youthful arrangements, the set crackles with a raw intensity that put him at the top of the funky Stax for the time! The set includes the massive comeback hit "Funky Chicken", plus a sublime remake of "Sixty Minute Man" – done in a slow and funky mode that rolls on for lover 7 minutes in all! Other tracks include "Soul Food", "Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown", "Turn Your Damper Down", and remakes of "The Preacher & The Bear" and "Bearcat". And dang! There's a huuuuuge amount of bonus tracks here too – funky Stax singles from the early 70s – including "Funky Mississippi", "So Hard To Get Along With", "Funky Way", "I Want To Hold You", "Itch & Scratch (parts 1 & 2)", and "Boogie Ain't Nuttin (parts 1 & 2)". CD
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✨✧ Rufus ThomasFunkiest Man – The Stax Funk Sessions 1967 to 1975 ... LP
Stax/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
The funkiest man? Could well be – and this set will more than support that case! By the time of these recordings, Rufus Thomas was already a legendary figure in the Memphis scene – an aging R&B star that also worked on radio and did a fair bit of promotion for other artists, including daughter Carla. At the end of the 60s, Stax brought him into the studio with the idea of pumping up his sound a bit – adding in some of the newer funky styles, which proved to be a perfect fit for Rufus' rough-hewn style of vocals. Tracks on the set feature a number of classic singles from these years, plus a few unissued numbers – with an all funky track list that includes "Funkiest Man Alive", "Give Me The Green Light", "Itch & Scratch", "Turn Your Damper Down", "Funky Hot Grits", "I'm Getting Better", "Sophisticated Sissy", "Funky Mississippi", "Git On Up & Do It", "The Breakdown (part 1)", "Push & Pull (part 1)", "Do The Double Bump", "Funky Robot (part 1)", "Memphis Train 75", and "Funky Bird". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stanley TurrentineCherry/Don't Mess With Mister T/Sugar Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A trio of classic CTI Records albums from tenorist Stanley Turrentine – with bonus tracks too! First up is Cherry – one of the best CTI albums from the early 70s – and one of Stanley Turrentine's funkiest records as well! The album's got a sharper edge than most other Turrentine albums of the time – a quality that goes beyond Stan's already soulful approach to the tenor, and which brings in some tight changes and more pronounced rhythms that really give the best cuts a great groove! The group's a sextet – with Bob James on electric piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, Cornell Dupree on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Billy Cobham on drums – and titles include a monster version of Weldon Irvine's "Sister Sanctified" – a great funk tune that's probably best known as the sample for "My Philosophy" by BDP! Other tracks include "Speedball", "Cherry", and "The Revs". On Don't Mess With Mister T, Stanley Turrentine meets Bob James – on a record that's one of the 70s classics on CTI! Bob James handles the arrangements – with that laidback, mellowfunky approach to jazz that he helped pioneer at the time – lots of modal chords in the rhythms, and these wonderfully soulful solos by the great Stan himself! James plays keyboards on the set – and Harold Mabern adds some piano too – and the lineup also includes the mighty Eric Gale on guitar, and Idris Muhammad on drums. Titles include the great title cut – a remake of Marvin Gaye's "Don't Mess With Mister T", plus "Too Blue", "Two For T", and "I Could Never Repay Your Love". Sugar Man is a classic set from Stanley "Sugar Man" Turrentine – a nickname the reedman had at the time, given the success of his famous CTI Records version of "Sugar"! This set follows in that same great mode – jazzy, but a bit funky too – although couched with this gentle sense of soul that's perfect for that spacious style of soloing that Turrentine perfected over the years – a way of blowing openly, and without too much fuss – but managing to hit all the right notes along the way! There's a great glow to the whole record – an excellent easygoing sense of soul – and titles include an incredible reading of "Vera Cruz", done with Deodato on piano, and at a breakaway speed that's just great, and worth the price of the record alone! Other tracks feature piano by Harold Mabern or organ by Butch Cornell – and titles include "The Stretch", "Just As I Am", and "Pieces Of Dreams". Bonus tracks include "The More I See You", "Don't Mess With Mister T (alt)", "Mississippi City", and "Harlem Dawn". CD

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✨✧ Sonny Boy WilliamsonKing Biscuit Time ... CD
Arhoolie, Early 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Sonny Boy Williamson on vocals and harmonica – in a set of small group recordings done in Mississippi! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny Boy WilliamsonKing Biscuit Time ... LP
Arhoolie, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Sonny Boy Williamson on vocals and harmonica – in a set of small group recordings done in Mississippi! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousThey Sang The Blues 1927 to 1929 ... LP
Historical, Early 20s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Rare material from the early 78rpm blues years – work by Mississippi John Hurt, Mr Freddie Spruell, Ki Ki Johnson, Blind Bobby Baker, Willie Reed, Sluefoot Joe, and Frenchy's String Band! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a very slight cut corner.)

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✨✧ Bobbie GentryOde To Billie Joe ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key late 60s country crossover set, but one that also inspired a fair bit of funk as well! The title cut's a well-known gem – one that's been covered instrumentally in some break-heavy versions, but which sounds even more amazing here in Bobbie's original version – one of the moodiest pop tunes we've ever heard, with lyrics, and a way of presenting them, that still leaves us breathless all these many years later. There's also some other funky bits here too – Gentry's raspy "Mississippi Delta" – an original number that almost seems to unseat Tina Turner for down-home soul – and the groovy "Sunday Best", "Niki Hoeky", "Papa Won't You Let Me Go To Town With You", and "Chickasaw Country Child", all numbers that echo the same lilting acoustic guitar grooves of "Billie Joe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Junior KimbroughYou Better Run – The Essential Junior Kimbrough (with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong collection of (mostly) early-to-mid 90s recordings by Mississippi blues legend Junior Kimbrough – compiling his Fat Possum recordings and as a set that really is essential! It includes recordings captured Junior's Juke Joint in Chulahoma, MS, home recordings and more – raw and right in Junior's unflinching element. Includes the great opener "Release Me" with Charlie Feathers – recorded in 1969 – and the subsequent 90s material sounds right at home with it . . .pretty amazing! Other tracks include "All Night Long", "Meet Me In The City", "Old Black Mattie", "I'm Leaving You Baby", "Keep On Braggin'", "Tramp", "Sad Days Lonely Nights", "Most Things Haven't Worked Out", the bone-chilling title track and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive At The It Club – Complete ... CD
Columbia, 1964. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost Thelonious Monk treasure from the 60s – a really open-ended live set recorded in LA in 1964, but not issued by Columbia until the early 80s – making the package a wonderful re-discover of Monk's genius during these years! The tunes are much more freewheeling than some of the studio work cut by Monk's quartet at the time – stretched out takes on Monkish favorites, played by Thelonious on piano, Charlie Rouse on tenor, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – all with plenty of room for extended solos. This wonderful 2CD package brings together the complete recordings from the show – offering up many tracks in their full recorded versions, and adding in a few unreleased tracks too – titles that include "Bemsha Swing", "Blue Monk", "Well You Needn't", "Misterioso", "Gallops Gallop", "Teo", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", "All The Things You Are", "Blues Five Spot", "Evidence", "Bright Mississippi", and "Nutty". CD
(Out of print – and still sealed!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkParis 1969 (CD & DVD) ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. Used CD & DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost treasure from the legendary Thelonious Monk – a live date recorded in Paris at the end of the 60s – late in Monk's life, and every bit as wonderful as his famous 60s studio work with his quartet! Of that group, only Charlie Rouse remains on tenor sax – but Rouse is more than enough to make things great, and the interplay between his tenor and Monk's piano is completely sublime – full of angular movements, underscored with plenty of soul – and given support from Nate Hygelund on bass and either Paris Wright or Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's a rough edge to the music that's really great – that sharper, more sinister vibe that Monk could have in a live setting – and titles include "Light Blue", "Bright Mississippi", "I Mean You", "Ruby My Dear", "I Love You Sweetheart Of All My Dreams", "Crepuscule With Nellie", and "Nutty". Special package comes with a bonus DVD of the performance! CD

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✨✧ Phil OchsI Ain't Marching Anymore ... LP
Elektra, 1965. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Easily the greatest album ever recorded by the legendary Phil Ochs – a masterpiece of politics and power, filled with themes that still resonate strongly 40 years later! From the very first note of the set, Ochs expresses himself with a confidence, intelligence, and clear-headed vision that cannot be denied – a way of getting to the heart of the issues that matter, issues that were coming to a head back in the mid 60s, but which still lie largely unresolved to date – and have a nearly timeless quality here in the stripped-down guitar and vocals presentation of the album. This is the kind of set that made Elektra records one of the most chance-taking labels of the 60s, and it's far more than just a simple folk album – really one of the first bold moments of politics in 60s pop, and the harbinger of countless records to come. Titles include "I Ain't Marching Anymore", "Iron Lady", "Links On The Chain", "Hills Of West Virginia", "The Men Behind The Guns", "Here's To The State Of Mississippi", "In The Heat Of The Summer", and "That Was The President". LP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly label pressing.)

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersOhio Players Gold ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A well-titled set – as it's the mid 70s, and the Ohio Players were certainly turning out a lot of gold! Their move to Mercury Records from the smaller indie Westbound was a real winning move – as it gave them a smoother soul feel that only expanded their groove, not restricted it! This tasty "best of" set features most of their top work from those years – with killer tunes that include "Love Rollercoaster", "Fire", "Skin Tight", "Who'd She Coo", "Feel The Beat", "I Want To Be Free", "Fopp", "Far East Mississippi", "Only A Child Can Love", "Jive Turkey (part 1)", and the great "Sweet Sticky Thing"! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John PrineDiamonds In The Rough ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic early work from John Prine – exactly the kind of sounds that made him so different from both the 60s generation of folksingers, and most of his hip 70s contemporaries too! In one breath, Prine manages to embrace musical worlds that run from New Orleans up through the Mississippi Delta, into Memphis and Nashville, on up to the Chicago scene in which he made his name – which is where the biting wit and special vision of his sound really comes into focus! Prine was reportedly discovered in a small Chicago club by Kris Kristofferson and Roger Ebert – but from the sound of his well-developed talents here, he hardly needed any big names to point him out – as the man's in very comfortable company of his own, working with Steve Goodman on second guitar and David Bromberg on electric guitar, mandolin, and dobro. Titles include "The Late John Garfield Blues", "The Frying Pan", "Billy The Bum", "Clocks & Spoons", "The Great Compromise", "Take The Star Out Of The Window", and "Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousTraveling Through The Jungle – Fife & Drum Bands From The Deep South ... LP
Testament, 1969/1970. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Alan Lomax recordings of the surviving fife and drum music of North Mississippi – much of it recorded in 1969 and 1970 with few recordings from as far back as 1942! The music represents the (then) surviving legacy of earlier African American music of the region, less heard and less celebrated than the blues to come – and fusion of African and western traditional music that was rarely heard outside of the deep south. 19 records including pieces by Otha Turner, Napoleon Strickland, RL Boyce, Sid Hemphill and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Testament.)

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✨✧ James BradleyJames Bradley ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really unusual record for the Malaco label – and one that represents a time when the Mississippi deep soul powerhouse was coming to terms with some of the dancefloor changes of the time! Frederick Knight produced – and side one has him giving James Bradley a few surprising club cuts that almost feel more like Miami groovers of the time – balanced out nicely with some slower-steppers on side two, which really seem perfect for Bradley's mix of soul and sophistication! These cuts are wonderful – really overlooked gems that often sound little like Malaco work, and maybe more like some of the modern soul moments on labels like Capitol or Arista at the time. Titles include "Wrapped Up In Your Love", "I'm In Too Deep", "I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love", "Knowing You're My Everything", "Never Too Far Away", and "Let's Do It Together". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Fred McDowellFred McDowell Vol 2 (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Arhoolie, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Raw North Mississippi blues from Fred McDowell – some of best of the 60s – or any other era! Recorded on portable equipment in 1964 and 1965 sessions in Como and Holy Springs, MS and Berkeley, CA – and capturing the buzz of his guitar and grain in his voice so beautifully! A couple tracks feature a second guitar, and just one has additional voices, allowing McDowell to hook you on his own – and he doesn't let go. Fantastic stuff. Includes "I Ain't Gonna Be Bad No More", "Where Were You", "Do My Baby Ever Think Of Me", "Bull Dog Blues", "Red Cross Store Blues", "You Got To Move", "I Wish I Was In Heaven Sittin Down", "Frisco Lines", "I Looked At The Sun" and more. 12 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green vinyl limited to 600!)

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✨✧ Rufus ThomasFunkiest Man – The Stax Funk Sessions 1967 to 1975 ... LP
Stax/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... Out Of Stock
The funkiest man? Could well be – and this set will more than support that case! By the time of these recordings, Rufus Thomas was already a legendary figure in the Memphis scene – an aging R&B star that also worked on radio and did a fair bit of promotion for other artists, including daughter Carla. At the end of the 60s, Stax brought him into the studio with the idea of pumping up his sound a bit – adding in some of the newer funky styles, which proved to be a perfect fit for Rufus' rough-hewn style of vocals. Tracks on the set feature a number of classic singles from these years, plus a few unissued numbers – with an all funky track list that includes "Funkiest Man Alive", "Give Me The Green Light", "Itch & Scratch", "Turn Your Damper Down", "Funky Hot Grits", "I'm Getting Better", "Sophisticated Sissy", "Funky Mississippi", "Git On Up & Do It", "The Breakdown (part 1)", "Push & Pull (part 1)", "Do The Double Bump", "Funky Robot (part 1)", "Memphis Train 75", and "Funky Bird". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Funkiest Man – The Stax Funk Sessions 1967 to 1975 ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ VariousMalaco Deep Soul Collection – Rare & Unreleased Singles ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A heavenly set of southern soul – a package that pulls together a wealth of rare and unreleased singles from the Malaco label – that important Jackson, Mississippi imprint that took on the deeper sounds of the 70s – after the Memphis and Muscle Shoals scenes were losing steam! Some of the artists here are ones who would have ended up on Stax or Volt, had the labels still been going at the time – and instead found a great home on Malaco, a company who also had a great legacy of work in southern blues, and really knew how to bring out the best in a strong-voiced singer! Yet despite that side of the label, the music here is all-soul all the way through – not some of the soul/blues hybrids that Malaco could do well, and instead amazing deep soul, handled with a new sort of sophistication for the 70s! The sound is wonderful throughout – and the set features loads of cuts we'd never heard before – 18 titles that include "Overflowing" by Jewel Bass, "Ain't No Love For Sale" by Tommy Tate, "Sour Love Bitter Sweet" by Joe Wilson, "Lovin On Borrowed Time" by Anita Mitchell, "Got To Find The Nerve" by Hank Sample, "Two Of A Kind" by Dorothy Moore, "Once Upon A Love Affair" by Chuck Brooks, "That's How Much I Love You" by Eddie Houston, and "Talkin About Love" by George Soule. CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Walter Gavitt FergusonLegendary Tape Recordings Vol 1 – The King Of Calypso Limonense ... CD
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not the kind of calypso that was issued by the big American labels in the 50s – and instead, sounds that have a sound, style, and overall approach that's maybe a lot more similar to American blues from the rural scene! The tracks here are all pulled from the personal archive of Walter Gavitt Ferguson – recorded mostly at his home, on cassette, over the space of many years in which Ferguson was growing in international fame, even while never leaving the space of his island. Recording quality is nice and raw – of the sort you'd be more likely to hear from rural Mississippi or Georgia bluesmen in some 60s ethnographic project – and the guitar phrasing is as biting as Walter's delivery of the lyrics. Titles include "Cahuita Is A Beautiful Place", "Long Tongue Man", "Bachelor", "Manzanillo", "Canchis Canchis", "Mother Love", "John Crow Say", and "Me Donkey". CD

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✨✧ Terumasa Hino & His GroupFeelin' Good (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Takt/Columbia (Japan), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An early hardbop gem from Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – quite different than you might think from his more famous work of the 70s – with a rolling, soulful groove that would almost be at home on 60s Blue Note! Given Hino's chosen instrument, we'd probably link this one best to some of the more creative late 60s sides from Lee Morgan – still with an ear for a hard-edge groove, but also stepping out a bit too – with work from Takeru Muraoka on tenor, Hiroshi Suzuiki on trombone, and Masabumi Kikuchi on piano. Cuts include a nice cover of Duke Pearson's "The Magilla", a groovy version of "Feelin' Good", and a trippy take on "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" – plus the tracks "And Satisfy" and "Mississippi Dip". Also features a bonus alternate take of "Trust Me Now". CD
(Part of the 50th Anniversary Takt Jazz Series Terumasa Hino collection!)

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✨✧ Little RichardRill Thing/King Of Rock & Roll/Second Coming ... CD
Reprise/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A trio of revival albums from the legendary Little Richard – all of them pretty darn great! First up is the funky Rill Thing – a stunning comeback session from the start of the 70s – recorded at Muscle Shoals with a heavy funk component in the mix! Richard arranged and produced the record himself – and it's a beautiful illustration of his genius – hardly dimmed at this point in his career, and if anything, really redefined for a new generation – with some razor-sharp grooves that are perfect for his hard-wailing vocals! The title cut – "The Rill Thing" – is a monster 10 minute instrumental jam, with a heavy funk sound that you can't even begin to imagine – and the rest of the set is pretty amazing too, with tracks that include "Spreadin' Natta What's The Matter", "Freedom Blues", "Two Time Loser", "Somebody Saw You", "Lovesick Blues", and "Greenwood Mississippi". Next is King Of Rock & Roll – a much rootsier set than some of Little Richard's other work for Reprise Records – a record that almost goes back to the old days, but via the hipper styles of the early 70s! HB Barnum arranged and produced the set, but the groove is less funkier than some of Barnum's other work of the time – a bit more rockish in some of the rhythms and instrumentation, which is no surprise considering the title – with a nod back towards late 50s modes, but in that new-roots way that Warner was hitting with other artists of the period. Richard's vocals hold up very well in the setting – and apart from the original tunes "Green Power" and "King Of Rock & Roll", the album features versions of "Midnight Special", "Dancing In The Street", "Brown Sugar", and "Born On The Bayou". Last up is Second Coming – funky 70s Little Richard – very much in the spirit of his Rill Thing album, although a bit more polished! The album features production and arrangements from New Orleans soul legend Bumps Blackwell – who first handled Richard way back when – and the record's sort of divided half and half between tracks that have a 70s funky feel, and others that are going back for more of an older styled retro rocking groove – yet not nearly as much so as on Richard's previous Reprise album. Titles include "Nuki Suki", "The Prophet Of Peace", "Thomasine", "Second Line", and "It Ain't What You Do It's The Way How You Do It". CD
 
 
 



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