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Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 1 – House Of Broken Hearts, Part One

V/A – House Of Broken Hearts – Part One
Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 1 – Early R&B, Doo Wop Rockabilly & Instrumentals

Side A
01. The Counts – Enchanted Sea
02. Sonny Day – Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt
03. The Versatones – Bila
04. The Saxons – Camel Walk (Part 1)
05. Vernon Green & The Phantoms – Sweet Breeze
06. Noland Strong & The Diablos – The Wind
07. The Vitones  – The Storm (So Blue)
08. Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs – The Winds
09. The Sound Offs – The Angry Desert
10. Wanda Jackson – Funnel Of Love
11. Maylon Humphries – Weep No More
12. Hasil Adkins – By The Lonesome River

Side B
01. Art Neville – Arabian Love Call
02. The Neptunes – House of Heart Ache
03. Roy Junior – Victim Of Circumstances
04. Dee Clark – Blues, Get Off Of My Shoulder
05. Buddy Knox – I Think I’m Gonna Kill Myself
06. Donald Woods & The Vel-Airs – Death Of An Angel
07. Link Wray  – Facing All The Same Tomorrows
08. Slim & Ann  – I Just Can’t Stay Away
09. Charlie Feathers – The MAn In Love
10. Bo Diddley – The Great Grand Father
11. The Chell-Mars – Roamin’ Heart


  1. Andrew on January 19th, 2009

    These are amazing, thanks a lot for uploading them. Listened to the other one you posted all weekend. Just wish I could find somewhere selling them.

  2. rhid on January 29th, 2009

    many thanks for making these available. I thank thee. XX

  3. Kelly on January 31st, 2009

    When were these tapes made available? Are there being released currently or are they a precursor to the lp releases?

  4. Jefre on February 1st, 2009

    These tapes are only availble at the Mississippi Records shop in Portland, Or.

  5. litlfrog on March 21st, 2011

    Oh wow, the Saxons “Camel Walk”! My dad was their piano player. So glad I found these great mixes online.

  6. Rodrigo on August 21st, 2011

    Many thanks for this and everything else.
    I’m from Brazil and love roots music. I think US American roots are so rich and nice.

    Salutations !


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  8. Andrew Grimm on April 22nd, 2021

    Any chance these are still available somewhere on the internet?