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Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 3 – We’re Gonna Make It, Part One 6

V/A – We’re Gonna Make It – Part One
Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 3 – Early Soul Music

Side A
01. The Mask Man & The Agents – The World Is A Cafeteria
02. The Electrodes – Go Away
03. Edyth Alexander – My Dearest DArling
04. Dorthy Prince – Seek & Ye’ Shall Find
05. The Dynamics – Misery
06. The Ikettes – Here’s Your Heart
07. Bettr Levette  – You Killed The Love
08. Pearl Woods & The Gems – Think Of Poor Me
09. Sam Cooke – (Somebody) Ease My Troublin’ Mind
10. Beverly Ann Gibson – Love’s Burning Fire
11. Chris Kenner – Time

Side B
01. O.V. Wright – Everybody Knows
02. Jesse James – I’m Alright
03. Mack Rice – I’m Coming Home
04. Fred Parris & The Restless Hearts – Walk A Little Faster
05. Jackie & The Starlites – You Put One Over On Me
06. Aaron Neville -How Could I Help But Love You?
07. James Carr – These Aint Raindrops
08. Amos Milburn  – Gloria
09. Slim & Ann – I Submit To You
10. Bessie Banks – Go Now
11. The Mighty Hannibal – We’re Gonna Make It


Dune 2

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

Grouper / City Center – Split 7″ 1

From the Grouper myspace page:

“City Center/Grouper split 7″, co-self-released, dirty water gray vinyl.
7$ US or 8$ Canadian via paypal to includes s/h. If you are outside those two places email first. Probably email first wherever you are just to make sure.

Taste it:


Ron Asheton – R.I.P. 2

Bonus Archive 1

Scott Goodwin has made the entire Bonus catalog (including all OOP/unreleased material, excluding “On Earth“, which we still have copies of) available on a blog. Check it out!

Flower Travellin’ Band – 8mm footage / Akira “Joe” Yamanaka 0

ELM – Woven Into Light – CD-R 0

Elm – Rising Smoke Worlds

Just out via Blackest Rainbow in an edition of 250. I’m sure this will be gone as soon as word gets out, so grab one quick. Jon Porras (half of Barn Owl) really hits it with a thick set of guitar nocturnes that bridge into heavy lost delay / low end distortion crawls. Creepy as fuck soundtrack to your ayahuasca trance come down.

Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol.4 – Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven, But Nobody Wants To Die..Part 1 12

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….


Baaba Maal & Monsieur Seck 1

These guys lay it down. If you haven’t heard Djam Leelii, pick it up!

Chantal Akerman Film Series @ SFMOMA – January 03 – February 28 1

“Chantal Akerman crosses between the worlds of art and cinema, making video installations for galleries as well as films for theatrical release. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai de Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, her breakthrough work, observes a woman’s domestic routines, slowly, patiently, and ultimately disturbingly. It exemplifies Akerman’s ability to create intense psychological studies of everyday life. She is also highly attuned to the human experience of time, memory, and journeying, whether in relation to migration and political borders (News from Home, Histoiresd’Amérique) or coming of age (Saute ma ville; Je, tu, il, elle). This series explores Akerman’s work in depth, from her earliest films to the recent Là-bas, an extraordinary meditation on Israel that centers on the filmmaker herself, trapped in a temporary apartment in Tel Aviv.

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Double features: films offered on the same date are included in one ticket. Tickets are available at the museum (with no surcharge) or online.”

Full schedule is here.

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