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"Multi-instrumentalist, band-leader, and composer Sid Hemphill (1876-1961) was for decades the musical patriarch of the Mississippi Hill Country. He and his band - comprised of Alec "Turpentine" Askew, Will Head, and Lucius Smith were fixtures at dances, picnics, and ...
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"Recordings of Mauritania's first modern musical group and some never before released material. Formed in the 1960s, the Orchestre National combined folk instrumentation with brass sections and electric guitars. Dreamy and hypnotic sessions are reminiscent of other ...
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"Known by some as the Ethiopian Elvis, Alameyahu Eshete was the ultimate modernist. His music combined R&B, Ethiopian groove, soul, rock n' roll & traditional Ethiopian music to create something truly unique. This LP features a collection of his 45rpms recorded during ...
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"One of the greatest Indian classical vocalists of all time. Kesarbai Kerkar rose up from the bottom of the cast system in India to become one of the country's most respected vocalists. These recordings from 1947-1953 are beautiful ragas not to be missed. First LP issue ...
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"Stunningly beautiful harmonium improvisations recorded in 1949 by spiritualist G.I. Gurdjieff. Many who heard these performances live, found themselves crying uncontrollably. After this cathartic listening experience they reached a place where they felt happy and ...
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"The music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora. A compilation of 78's recorded between 1905 & 1930. On this LP we find a small, but stylistically broad, cross-section of nostalgic recordings from Greece, Turkey, Syria & Egypt. The beautiful music that recent immigrants ...
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"The music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora. A compilation of 78's recorded between 1916 & 1930. On this LP we find recent immigrant music from masters of Greek. Armenian, Turkish, Egyptian & Syrian music. Beautiful performances by luminaries Achilleas Poulos, Nishan ...
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"The music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora. A compilation of 78's recorded between 1916 & 1930. On this LP we find recent immigrant music from masters of Greek, Armenian, Turkish, Egyptian & Syrian music. Classic austere performances by deep musicians Markos Sifnios, ...
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"Beautiful field recording compilation of guitar music from the Western Sahel. A wide spectrum of styles is covered here in stripped down variations of regional styles ranging from the deep acoustic ballads and nostalgic folk songs to Western pop cover songs. Street ...
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"Mahmoud Ahmed's first LP reissued on vinyl for the first time. Early hypnotic heavy songs by one of Ethiopia's greatest artists. Mahmoud's voice is one of the most powerful in the world & on this LP it is in full force. A true masterpiece. Part two in Mississippi's ...
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"Very austere & intense gospel performances culled from very small label 7"s. Lo-fi guitar based recordings from the 1960's & 1970's that will put the hairs on the back of your neck on end. No holds bared songs that tackle the meat of the matter only - birth, love & ...
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"A most unusual and stunning album. Tsege Mariam Gebru is an Ethiopian nun who has dedicated her life to helping others. She has been composing & playing music on the piano since the 1960's. Her music is a unique mix of Western classical music in the vein of Erik Satie, ...
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"Unbelievably great Hurley recordings from 1964....never before heard. Recorded by Fred Ramsey as part of the same sessions that resulted in Michael's "First Songs" LP on Folkways. Real great stuff all around that we recommend for deep into it Hurley fans & newcomers to ...
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"The National A Orchestra was founded by the new government at Mali's independence. They later divided into A and B formations. The A Orchestra was led by Keletigui Diabate a multi-instrumental virtuoso. An album of incredible Malian music reissued for the first time ...
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"With the western world's recent access to the Ethiopian music of the 1970's, the focus has been almost solely on the Amhara music of Addis Ababa. The Oromo people, the largest ethnic group, hasn't been equally represented. Ali Birra, the biggest Oromo star and a hero ...
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"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 ...
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"Heavy compilation of hard to find Gospel 7"s. A meditation on mortality & the meaning of life. Side A features some fairly lo-fi but intense & emotional performances. Side B gets even more lo-fi, but also a bit more rocking. Mostly guitar based ensembles & solo ...
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V.A. - BED OF PAIN (LP)

"Excellent compilation of Greek Rembetika/Folk/Mortika music. Dark & beautiful 78's about love, crime, death, drugs & so on. All songs never reissued on LP before. Extensive liner notes by Ian Nagoski with great photos. A co-release with Canary records. Old school "tip ...
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"Reissued for the first time, the legendary Malian Rail Band's classic 1970 debut LP. Based out of the Buffet Bar of the Station Hotel in Bamako, the band was sponsored by the Ministry of Information. Swirling afro-latin guitars & horns. Malian folk songs modernized & ...
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"Twelve of our favorite songs by amazing Texas blues songster Henry Thomas. Thomas recorded a couple dozen sides between 1927-29 often accompanying himself on the quills, a pan flute sounding instrument. A traveling musician with an older style than many of the country ...
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"Long awaited follow up to the "True Story of Abner Jay" LP. Abner Jay was a man who had a grand sweeping vision of what folk music was. In his lifetime his expression of what folk music could be encompassed some serious stylistic variations. Sometimes he was a one man ...
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"Hypnotic recording session with griot "Ali" Ag Amoumine at his home in Timbouctou. Playing the distinctive style of Northern Mali and Niger known as Takamba -- droning electrified traditional guitar accompanied by a haunting rhythm tapped on a calabash -- Ali navigates ...
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"Part three in Mississippi Records series exploring the rawest side of gospel music (Part one being the "Life is a Problem" compilation & part two being the "Oh graveyard, you can't hold me always" compilation) Moving ballads sit side by side with incredibly rocking ...
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"The last in the Mississippi series of music from the Alan Lomax archives features a vocal group of unparalelled depth. Some are beautiful sorrowful acapella songs, there are raucous stompin' and shoutin' sessions and even a couple of tracks accompanied by a drum and ...
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"A full LP of never before released Hurley recordings from 1972-73! Great early versions of classic Hurley songs such as Automatic Slim & the fatboys, Drivin' Wheel, Ghost woman Blues, Watchin' the Show & The Portland Water. Hurley is backed up by "The Fatboys" - not ...
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