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Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 15 – I Learned It All The Hard Way

V/A – I learned It All The Heard Way – Yet More Early Soul Music
Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 15


  1. highaura'd on May 19th, 2009


  2. c on May 19th, 2009

    I really appreciate all the tapes but I have a request. Could you increase the bit rate on the recordings and have the output in mp3 files instead of Audacity? thanks

  3. Jefre on May 19th, 2009

    Currently, Audacity is the only program i have to do these with. They are mp3 files, but I will try and increase the bit rate. Actually, this is the last one I have, so unless I get anymore, this is it for a while.

  4. Q on May 19th, 2009

    i am usually a bugger about mp3 bitrates but since these files originated as a dubbed cassette, and the music itself is not super high fidelity, i dont really care if it’s at 128. as of now i have 19 volumes. Do you know if that is all they’ve done or are they putting out more? I love them all, especially the soul tapes and the Everything Crash reggae tape.

  5. tape guy on May 19th, 2009

    oh! don’t sweat jef! got a few more on the way soon. Two of the new tapes are just straight up kinks mixes.

  6. out1 on May 20th, 2009

    now only vol.9 left, if i’m correct!
    biggest thanks.
    bring it on!

  7. B.K. on May 23rd, 2009

    They are up to Vol.27, with 25 and 26 being kinks mixes, 24 and 27 being more jamaican stuff. I have never actually seen volumes 20 through 23, but believe me I am looking. It seems like the elusive thirteenth volume finally surfaced about the same time as the newest tapes. Last few tapes have a new style cover, somewhere between the hand written/drawn covers of most of the tapes, but not the full color photograph based style of 9-12, though one of the Kinks tapes does have color, as does the 13th tape, which has a cover more akin to the newest tapes. Wow, this is total tape nerd thesis material yo.

  8. Jefre on May 23rd, 2009


  9. aaron on August 15th, 2009

    who sings the song “Tears Will Fall” – i cant’ read the writing on the pic.. it looks like Primives or something.

  10. Andreas on March 14th, 2011

    I’ve been trying to figure out who does “tears will fall” for months too, it’s such a ripper. Anyone?

  11. stefan on August 20th, 2011