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"Portland guitar virtuoso Marisa Anderson is back with a new set of home recorded instrumentals. This time around we find Marisa exploring structures more based on the Apallachian folk tradition. The bluesy cadences of Marisa's other Mississippi release - Golden Hour - ...
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"Compilation of truly great sorrowful American ballads recorded between 1927 and 1943. These songs mostly are about murder, death and broken hearted-ness, offering lot's of intense minor chords and stark gritty vocals. Featured artists include Emry Arthur, Bascom Lamar ...
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"The first stereo recordings of the Fiery choral sounds of Sacred Harp singing! Recorded by Alan Lomax at Corinth Baptist Church in 1959. Over 300 singers performing shape note music, shaking the walls & doors. Very intense & beautiful performances. Liner notes by ...
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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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"In 1978 Jack Body recorded an amazing amount of street musicians in Java. His ear was geared not just towards traditional folk forms of music but also to all the new hybrids of pop street music. Here we find a mix of his recordings that really cannot be classified ...
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V.A. - FANAFODY (LP)

""A Collection of Recordings and Photography from Madagasikara Volume II". The second volume of recordings in Mississippi's series of Madagascar music. From the archives of Montreal recordist, Charlie Brooks. While containing some similar artists as volume one, Fanafody ...
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