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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). If you're reading this, the CSR is still alive!

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 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 (cash, check, or paypal). In exchange, we will send every Mississippi/Change Record that comes out until that amount of money is tapped out. By 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  $12 and $14. 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 $15. 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 or paypal for your remaining balance along with the last record you receive.  International subscribers:  Send an email to mississippiorders@gmail.com to get the pertinent info. 

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 one record 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 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 Records
4044 N Lincoln Ave, #197
Chicago, IL 60618

You can also email/paypal us at mississippiorders@gmail.com. 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 or email 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!



START QUESTIONNAIRE

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?

 YES NO

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

 YES NO

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

 YES NO

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 ______________

 QUESTIONAIRE IS OVER

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

    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 receive Mississippi cassettes through the CSR?
    A - YES!  We're making some changes to our tape manufacturing process and will soon be able to offer tapes to members.

    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.  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 mississippiorders@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 $14 per unit price point. 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 - 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".




MISSISSIPPI TITLES STILL IN PRINT
Anderson, Marisa - Traditional & Public Domain Songs LP
Blind Uncle Gaspard and Delma Lachney  On the Waters Edge LP
Buck, Peter - S/T LP 
Buck, Peter - I Am Back To Blow Your Mind LP 
Buck, Peter - Opium Drivel 7" 
Buck, Peter - Warzone Earth LP
Dead Moon - Trash and Burn LP 
Dead Moon - In the Graveyard LP 
Dead Moon - Strange Pray Tell LP 
Dead Moon - Unknown Passage LP 
Eureka Brass Band - Dirges LP 
Fuller, Jesse - Working On the Railroad 10"
Gebru, Tsege Mariam - Spielt Eigene Komposition LP 
Gebru, Tsege Mariam - Vol II
Gessesse, Talahun - Sima! LP 
Hemphill, Jesse Mae - ST LP
Hurley, Michael - Bad Mr. Mike LP 
Hurley, Michael - Blue Hills LP
Jay, Abner - Depression / I'm So Depressed 7" 
Jay, Abner - True Story OF Abner Jay LP 
Nali, Gasper - Zoona Malawi LP
Range Rats - Range Rats LP
Soumaoro, Idrissa - Ampsa LP 
Space Lady - Greatest Hits LP 
Space Lady - On the Street of Dreams LP 
V/A - Ghost Woman Blues LP 
V/A - I Believe I'll Go Back Home 
V/A - I Woke Up One Morning In May LP 
V/A - I'm In a Strange Town LP 
V/A - The Rain Don't Fall On Me LP 
V/A - Sticks Over My Shoulder 
V/A - Usiende Ukalale / Don't Sleep (Kenyan guitar)
V/A - Bulawayo Blue Yodel




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