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Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 51 – Lullabies & Dream Songs

Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 51 – Lullabies & Dream Songs


Includes a higher res scan of the track listing!





  1. Holly on April 30th, 2010

    My eyesight is seriously impaired – does anyone have a track list? I’d be most appreciative!


  2. Jefre on April 30th, 2010

    Did you check the scan that comes with the DL? If you still cant read it, I’ll try and do a hig rez scan for you this weekend & up the is actually a really bad photocopy & tuff to read..

    That said this is prob. my favorite one yet!! Really lovely.


  3. Tom Wolf on April 30th, 2010

    Good Night Sleep Tight.

  4. Bruce on April 30th, 2010

    Looking forward to this one as usual. Thanks!!

  5. Jefre on April 30th, 2010
  6. ac on April 30th, 2010

    this is fantastic

  7. Brakhage on May 1st, 2010

    Thanks again!

  8. Holly on May 1st, 2010

    Thank you so much for the music,and the scan – much appreciated.
    Simply beautiful!

  9. Quinn on May 2nd, 2010

    is there any way to acquire the tapes that are not on rootblog?

  10. Jefre on May 2nd, 2010

    Mississippi Records, Portland OR.

  11. Quinn on May 3rd, 2010

    ok, i knew that, any other way? i’m in ny

  12. Jefre on May 3rd, 2010

    No, not that I know of. Is there a particular one you are looking for?

  13. Holly on May 3rd, 2010

    Oh heck. My usb drive croaked & I hadn’t yet backed this up, and now the file is “temporarily unavailable”. How temporary is temporary? ;-)

  14. pete swans on May 3rd, 2010

    yeh. these mississippi records tapes are only available at the shop. if you aren’t in portland, or have a generous friend here, you’re pretty much SOL. sorry.. sometimes you’ll see em on Ebay going for a lot more than they sell for at the shop

  15. Quinn on May 3rd, 2010

    i pretty much want all the ones that are not on rootblog. because i have all of those, thank you. and they’re all amazing. just listened to “What Are These Things With Big Black Wings?” so good!

  16. Quinn on May 4th, 2010

    hope that didnt seem too greedy. i am very thankful for all that i have enjoyed from rootblog.

  17. count chocula on May 5th, 2010
  18. Monkeytek on August 24th, 2010

    Thanks for making these available to the technologically challenged!
    Some of these tapes are available Discogs or eBay sometimes.
    Go by the shop if you’re in Portland!

  19. karen on January 27th, 2011

    hey, are you the person that pete gets the tapes for?

  20. Jefre on January 27th, 2011

    You mean SWANDOG?

  21. Nick on February 15th, 2012

    Any chance we could get a new link? Megaupload has been snatched away by some pretty scary looking bald eagles. Thanks!

  22. Sam on June 4th, 2012

    Hey, I’m in the same position as Nick. Any possibility of a new link pleasepleaseplease?

  23. Mike D. on June 13th, 2012

    Link seems to be working just fine for me? Thanks for sharing all of these rad comps. Great stuff and love the artwork.

  24. chris_c on August 26th, 2012

    thanks as ever

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  26. cardon on October 17th, 2012

    I once DL this one that I love so much (I use to offer a copy at every friend wo reach parenthood ;-) )
    I lost the file when I lost my laptop…
    The link (to mediafire) doesn’t work anymore ; is there a chance that you upload it again (or send it by any other electronic mean to my e-mail adress)?
    I would greatly appreciate to hear it again, and make it discover to my second baby daughter.
    Thanks again for all your great work with these.
    All the best,


  27. Monkeytek on December 14th, 2012

    Any chance of a Re-up?

  28. ebs on December 20th, 2012

    this looks like magic. re-re-up?
    ALSO your blog rocks! thank you!

  29. Dan on January 28th, 2013

    This looks great – any chance of a re-up?

  30. Jefre on March 1st, 2013


  31. Carlos on October 17th, 2014

    Great upload. The majority of these tracks has been released through ocora and nonesuch explorer series.
    Just a small note, on side A where it reads “two unidentified Burundian girls” the title of the song is actually ‘Akazéhé par deux jeunes filles’. You can find it on the ocora release ‘Burundi : Musique du Burundi, 1967’ along with a great solo voice version.
    A lot of these tracks have been extensively sampled by enigma, deep forest and Holger Czukay.

    If you like this tape, try to get a hold of the ocora CD release and listen to the last track ‘chant d’ enfant accompagne d’un arc musical umuduri ‘