- M I S S I S S I P P I - C O M M U N I T Y - S U P P O R T E D - R E C O R D S -


Quick note from Raf, the CSR troll… Apologies for the break in communication, I've been traveling off and on for the last month.  I am back in Portland, ready for action.  All wrongs will be righted, by hook or crook.  And by the way, NO YOU HAVE NOT MISSED OUT ON THE LOMAX BOXSET!  But take a sneak peak below…

100 Years, 100 Songs - An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute
    Mississippi Records is proud to present a 6 LP box set featuring 100 of Alan Lomax's finest field recordings.  Previously unreleased tracks by  Bob Dylan, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Southern Drum and Fife Corps, Bill Broonzy, Rosa Lee Hill, Dennis McGee, Jean Ritchie, Shirley Collins, Bukka White, Vera Ward Hall, The Georgia Sea Island Singers, Son House and many more.  55 unreleased tracks in all on this set!  Also features hard to find tracks by Skip James. Fred McDowell, Almeda Riddle, Duke of Iron, Jeannie Robertson, Bessie Jones, Texas Gladden, and many more.  
   This set was lovingly compiled by Nathan Salsburg from the Alan Lomax archive's deep well of material. Only top notch recordings.  Set features -

- 6 LP's in their own record sleeves highlighting beautiful photography from the Lomax Archive
- Remastered audio by Timothy Stollenwerk
- A 28 page booklet with many photos, an essay by Alan Lomax, a chronology of all of Lomax's field recording trips, and liner notes by Nathan Salsburg.
- A heavy duty standard "candy box" style outer box.   

  This edition is highly limited at 1,000 copies.  CSR members will have first dibs on these.  CSR members also get the low low low membership appreciation price of $75 per unit.  Set should be released around mid December.  

Also coming your way soon are the following reissues of classic Mississippi Records titles -

V/A - Anxious Color
V/A - The Emotional, Cosmic and Occult World of Joe Meek
V/A - I woke up one morning in May
Abner Jay - True Story of Abner Jay
Michael Hurley - Hi Fi Snock Uptown
V/A - The Rain Don't Fall on me
V/A - The Devil is busy in Knoxville (with new cover)
Se Rogie - Sounds of SE Rogie
Dead Moon - Cracks in the system
Dead Moon - Trash and Burn
Dead Moon - Stranded in the Mystery Zone

...beyond these releases there will be plenty more.  Also, as always, CSR members can expect a few free surprise records and ephermia.  

    Thanks again for your patience!

    All the love and rocks and gravel,
       Eric at Mississippi Records

Lum Guffin - S/T (great seldom heard blues artist)
Isaiah Owens - You Without Sin, Cast The First Stone (Gospel guitar player and singer like no other)
Idrissa Soumaoro
V/A - I'm In A Strange Town (Compilation of blues recordings from the 1920's through to the 1960's)
Darby and Tarlton - Lonesome In The Pines (White country blues harmonizers. One time edition of 500 copies with a beautiful silk screened cover)
Alice Gibbs - S/T (Amazing recording from the Alan Lomax Archive, never heard until now)

The Rats - In A Desperate Red (Their 3rd album - Double LP version with a full LP of unreleased Rats songs and a 34 page booklet with amazing photos, flyers and interviews)
The Lecuona Cuban Boys (Beautiful Cuban music from the 1920''s - 30's)
V/A - Six Feet Under Pt. 2 (More great country and early rock tunes of the haunting variety)
V/A - Anxious Colors pt. 2 (More bedroom recorded Psych from the magic years 1966 - 1968)
V/A - The American Patchwork Box Set (5 LPs of unreleased American material from the Alan Lomax Archive. Great blues, country, ballads, drum and fife, and on and on...all recorded between 1978 and 1986. 5 records in fancy sleeves, each with extensive liner notes and photos, all housed in a beautiful cloth bound box.  Lomax's 100'th birthday is in 2015 and Mississippi plans on celebrating in ernest)
Dead Moon - Nervous Sooner Changes
Dead Moon - Dead Moon Night (Hardcover book with tons of photos, essays, interviews, full discography, etc.  Also has an LP full of Dead Moon rarities.  The whole story writ large)

….and, if you need them, reissues of the following Mississippi titles will be out next year-

Irma Thomas - Sings!

V/A - The Rain Don't Fall On Me

V/A - I Woke Up One Morning In May
Dead Moon - In The Graveyard
Dead Moon - Strange Pray Tell
All 5 Lomax Southern Journey LP's

...We'll also have new LP's by Michael Hurley and Miriam Tsege Gebru. Beyond all this, there will also be some more Ethiopian classics, a Klezmer compilation, records by two of our favorite local punk bands, the best girl group comp you'll ever hear, some real nice free records for CSR members, and much more.

   Thanks for continuing to support the Mississippi CSR.  Thanks to you, we are able to keep on pressing forward on all these projects.  

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M I S S I S S I P P I    C S R

Thanks for considering joining the Mississippi CSR (Community Supported Record program).

We started this website in order to answer a question I’m often asked whenever I stray from my neighborhood in Portland: "Is there a way I can sign up to some sort of subscription series and get the Mississippi releases as they come out?" After years of resistance for no good reason, we’ve decided to team up with our friend Raf, who runs the excellent website Eggy mailorder, and make this a request we can fill.

If you choose to join, you will receive every Mississippi/Change release as it comes out. You will be guaranteed copies of every release, no matter how limited the pressing. Your records will be shipped immediately upon their release, at the same time that we ship copies to stores all over the world.
The purpose of the CSR is to give people who don't live in Portland, or do not live at their local record store, a chance to get the more limited Mississippi/Change releases. The CSR also gives you an opportunity to support our label in its mission to keep prices low, to make important cultural information available to those who care, and to support artists and their ancestors who have all too often been screwed by the mainstream record industry. We consider the CSR a partnership between ourselves and our customers. We will do everything in our power to honor the trust members put in us. We plan on showing appreciation to members by randomly including special free records and other shwag in packages, on occasion.

Here's how it works: You send us any amount of money, between $68 & $300 (sorry not paypal – you actually mail us a check or cash). In exchange, we will send every Mississippi/Change Record that comes out until that amount of money is tapped out. By printing & filling out the questionnaire below, you can customize what types of records you get (basically punk, international and Americana). An average Mississippi/Change title will set you back between $10 and $12. If you sign up for this service, some specialty limited press items (usually 300 copies printed with fancy sleeves!) will be sent that could cost as much as $13. 7" records will cost $5. Shipping per unit will vary between $3.50 and $5, depending on how many records ship at once.  If money is left over in your account that does not add up to the cost of a single LP, we will simply send a check for your remaining balance along with the last record you receive.  International subscribers: Paypal is accepted but only from international customers.  Send an email to mississippisubscription@gmail.com to get the pertinent info.  If you know of a better way of transferring money, please let us know!  We are also willing to accept subscriptions of up to $500 but only from international customers in order to minimize expensive transactions.

Please note that there will be no regular release schedule. You will receive them as they arrive from the pressing plant. We try to put out at least three records per month, but cannot make any guarantees. Sometimes we will go up to two months without any releases and then suddenly put out ten records at once! If this type of chaos scares you more than it frees you, please please please do not sign up to be part of the CSR. I can guarantee you that we are a trustworthy label that isn't going anywhere and that we will do our best to keep a stream of interesting records coming your way. Our track record is good and long, with over 110 releases in the last six years. If at any point you are dissatisfied with your membership in the Mississippi CSR, we will gladly send you a refund of your remaining money in it—no questions asked & no hard feelings.

IMPORTANT NOTE: No Mississippi/Little Axe Records will be included in this series of releases, as that is technically a separate label owned & operated by other folks.

To join, simply fill out the following questionnaire & send a check -- made out to Mississippi Records -- for between $68 & $300 to the following address:

Mississippi CSR
5202 N Albina
Portland OR 97217

We only take checks or cash for payment (No paypal or credit cards) Once payment is received, we will send out the next Mississippi/Change record to be released. Please make all checks out to Mississippi Records.  As stated above, we have no regular release schedule or limit on the amount of records that come out at once - you may receive as little as one record or as many as twelve! All records are guaranteed against defects of any kind. If you just don't like a record, you may send it back at your expense and we will credit your account for the cost of the record.  If you don't have a printer, you can write us a letter with all of the pertinent information.

Please note the CSR is limited to 300 members.  Should we reach capacity, you will placed on a waiting-list.  If you are reading this sentence, that means we have plenty of room left and you can safely subscribe as soon as you please!


Name -
Physical Address -

Email Address -
Amount of money enclosed -

Please answer the following questions to help us avoid sending you
records you may be disinterested in -

1. Do you want us to send you our punk/rock n'roll releases?


2. Do you want us to send you our international music releases?


3. Do you want us to send you our American blues/roots/folk/gospel releases?


4. Is there any particular artist or style of music you do not want
sent your way?

8. How many copies of each release would you like sent your way?
(Teaming up with a friend saves you both on shipping!)

 Fill in amount ______________


Thanks again for considering the CSR. If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to email: mississippisubscription@gmail.com.  Below are some answers to what I imagine will be frequently asked questions:

    Q - Can I return a record if I don't like it?
    A - You can indeed. The return shipping will be on your dime, but
    we'll credit your account for cost of the LP or 7".

    Q - How do I get past Mississippi releases if I want them?
    A - We are willing to dig around for past releases if you request them from us, but make no promises that we'll be able to fill your request.  It's always worth asking. If we can't get it for you, the following online stores often have some of our stock available (though I personally recommend checking your local physical record store first as the price will be nicer for lack of shipping expense and we should all support our local shops as much as possible): Eggy Mailorder, Little Axe Distribution, Dusty Groove, Aquarius, Permanent Records, Honest Jons, Forced Exposure, Revolver, City Hall, a million discogs stores & on & on.

    Q - Can I sign somebody else up to the CSR as a gift?
    A - Absolutely!

    Q - I don't live in the US, can I still sign up for the CSR?
    A - Of course, but be warned that shipping on international orders is quite expensive.  Unlike US subscribers, we accept Paypal from internationals, but understand that they charge fees for cross-border payments.  For more detailed information and to sign up, send an email to mississippisubscription@gmail.com

    Q - How often will I receive update emails about what's being sent or other details?
    A - We will only be sending out emails to confirm that payment has been received & to ask if you would like to receive or decline any items that exceed the $13 per unit price point. (Such as the 5 LP African box set coming soon) Otherwise, the only emails you will get from us are answers to emails sent to us!  If you would like to bypass email/the internet completely, send a S.A.S.E along with your questionnaire and you will receive confirmation of payment via post.

    Q - What happens if you go out of business?
    A - We promise in that unlikely event that we will send you back all money owed.

    Q - What happens if I just decide I need my money back?
    A - We'll send you a check for whatever balance is left in your CSR account—no questions asked.

    Q - I love the CSR but my account is running low!  What do I do?
    A - Just send another check!

   Q - Why don't you take credit card or Paypal payments?
   A - Ultimately, it's more political than anything else. We try to not
   support industries that create nothing & do nothing but charge people to buy & sell.  We believe a cultural shift against the banking industry is a good idea & encourage all our customers to cut those monsters out of their lives as much as possible.  Beyond that, not using these "convenience services"  helps us keep costs low & helps us keep track of your money much easier.

    Q - Can I receive Mississippi cassettes through the CSR?
    A - Unfortunately, no. We just can't find a cost effective way to make that happen without charging more for the tapes than they are worth. The only way to get Mississippi cassettes is to stop by the shop in Portland.

    Q - Is the African Guitar Box still available?
    A - Sadly, the guitar box was a very limited run item and is out-of-print.

    Q - Can I get Grouper records through the CSR?
    A - Nope. Eggy mail order has them available frequently as does the Little Axe Records distribution site.


- Isaiah Owens - You Without Sin Cast The First Stone (Great gospel solo performer.)
- Lum Guffin - S/T (Great blues performer)
- V/A - I'm In A Strange Town (Comp of gospel and blues recordings - classics and little known)
- Dead Moon - Nervous Sooner Changes
- Idrissa Soumaora - S/T (Great hypnotic record from Mali)
- V/A - Troubled Waters (comp of great blues field recordings made by George Mitchell)
- Sun Foot - Round Dice fried combo (Art punk)
- Sad Horse (Local punk)
MR-005 V/A - Last Kind Words LP 
MR-006 Washington Phillips - What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? LP 
MR-014 V/A - I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore LP 
MR-021 Irma Thomas - Irma Thomas sings
MR-028 The Rats - S/T LP
MR-039 The Rats - Intermittent Signals
MR-092 V/A - Fanafody LP  
EJ-06 Chrissy Zebi Tembo & Nagozi Family - My Ancestors
BW-001 V/A - Six Feet Under
MRP-007 Ali Ag Amoumine - Takamba LP & bonus 7"
MRP-011 Boyd Rivers - You Can't Make Me Doubt LP 
MRP-013 V/A - Time Will Make A Change LP (& Bonus 7")  
MRP-014 Alkibar Gignor - La Paix LP 
MRP-022 Michael Hurley - Back Home With Driftin' Woods LP 
MRP-027 V/A - Hasabe
MRP-028 Alameyahu Eshete - S/T LP 
MRP-029 V/A - Assiyo Bellema LP 
MRP-033-Kesarbia Kerkar-S/T LP 
MRP-040 Michael Hurley - Wildegeeses/West Virginia 7" 
MRP-050 SE Rogie - Sounds OF SE Rogie
MRP-055/KLP242 Neo Boys - Sooner or Later 2xLP 
MRP-062 DeZurik Sisters - Sing and Yodel Their Greatest Hits LP 
MRP-063 Dragging An Ox Through Water - Panic Sentry LP 
MRP-064 Nancy Dupree And The Ghetto Reality Youngsters - Ghetto Reality LP 
MRP-065 Lori Goldston - Creekside: Cello Solo LP 
MRP-066 Michael Stirling - Deva Loka LP 
MRP-069 Blind Uncle Gaspard and Delma Lachney - On The Waters Edge LP 
MRP-074 Peter Buck - I Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again LP 
MRP-075 Staple Singers - Uncloudy Day LP 
MRP-076 Staple Singers - Will The Circle Be Unbroken? LP 
MRP-077 Staple Singers - Swing Low LP
MRP-079 V/A - My Intention is War LP 
MRP-091 Peter Buck - Opium Drivel 7" EP 


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