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Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol.4 – Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven, But Nobody Wants To Die..Part 1

V/A – Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven, But Nobody Wants To Die – Part One
Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 4 – Gospel

Side A
01. The Staple Singers – Hear My Call
02. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Needed Time
03. Swanee Quintet – Sit Down Servant
04. R.H. Harris – Someday
05. Dixie hummingbirds – Testimonial
06. Mahalia Jackson – My Story
07. Pilgrim Travellers – Come On Home
08. Swan Silverstones – My Rock
09. Gospel Seekers – Why Am I Treated So Bad
10. Dora Alexander – Russia, Leave God’s Moon Alone / Times Done Changed

Side B
01. Utah Smith – Two Wings
02. Highway QC’s – Way Up The Hill
03. Soul Sisters – One More River To Cross
04. Spirit Of Memphis Quartet – If I Should Miss Heaven
05. Nancy Dupree & The Ghetto Reality Youngsters – Dr. King
06. Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Jericho
07. The Harmonizing Four – All Things Are Possible
08. Rev. Louis Overstreet & His Four Sons – Holiness Dance

Big thanks to the friends in PDX for this hook up, as these can only be picked up in person at the Mississippi Records shop. Didn’t have the time / energy to cut the tracks up, so the zip is two long mp3s + artwork.
More soon….


  1. grohs on January 6th, 2009

    had no idea they were releasing a tape series too! nice, cheers.

  2. michal on January 9th, 2009

    thanks for sharing this rarity! this tape is so good! cant wait for more …

  3. david on January 9th, 2009

    This is Fantastic! Thanx so much

  4. zalofolio on January 10th, 2009

    this tape is wonderful! too bad i can’t drop by to score me a copy myself. sounds ok for a 128 rip by the way. next time a 320 rip? ;-) Thanks

  5. timg on January 11th, 2009

    oh yes

  6. tylerw on January 13th, 2009

    yeahhhhhhhh THANK YOU

  7. Sam on January 18th, 2009

    my god, this is fantastic. if you put part 2 up, i think i’ll explode

  8. George Forsyth on August 15th, 2009

    A fantastic compilation, thanks very much. Any more?

  9. Jez on October 24th, 2012

    Real frustrated- there is a track listing missing between Jericho and all things are possible it’s a gospel version of a folk trad tune called every humble knee shall bow. I can’t find the name of the group and would be very grateful if anyone could
    Enlighten me.
    Thank youu

  10. kio on January 27th, 2014

    thank u sooo much for this. the one who makes these compilations is a genius,,,

  11. Tasche on June 19th, 2015

    Oh my god… this is my favorite collection Ive heard ever!

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    One question though…. On side b there is a song missing on the listing after sister rosetta. Anyone know the name of the group? That is my favorite song on the tape.

  12. Jipes on May 10th, 2020

    Great post I was looking desesperately for information on the Reverend Louis Overstreet ! Would it be possible to share again this record ? I’m hosting a radio show and will feature some songs of his LP an Evening with Rev Louis Overstreet