Kleenex / Liliput 4LP compilation on Mississippi Records
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Kleenex / Liliput and other Mississippi titles
February 11, 2011 - 04:26 PMUPDATE: Mississippi Records told me today (Feb 168) that the Kleenex / Liliput collection is now sold out. They may repress in a few months but for now, no more are expected. Sorry if you missed out.
First off, completely unrelated to the title of this post, we managed to get back in some more of those Pixes 2LP Wave of Mutilation compilations on orange vinyl. They're in stock now. Once they're gone, they're gone. We won't be getting more.
In other Mississippi news, we still have stock on the following and I think we've got the best pricing in the city on them:
Various Artists - Brass Pins & Match Heads
Compilation of deep 78's from all over the world - India, Iran, Anatolia, Portugal, Switzerland, Greece, Macedonia, Spain, America & more. Compiled by Ian Nagoski as sort of a sequel to the "String of Pearls" compilation they put out a couple years back. Beautiful austere performances by master instrumentalists & vocalists. Comes with four pages of liner notes. Tip on old school cover.
Various Artists - Ishilan n-Tenere
Compilation of recent field recording made by Chris Kirkley (Sahel Sounds) All tracks feature acoustic guitar players & vocalists from Senegal & Northern Mali, with the exception of the last song which is a rocking Tuareg electric guitar band. Beautiful music by some of Africa's finest griots. At times melancholic and at others romantic pop music. Old school tip on cover. Comes with a 16 page full color booklet featuring descriptive notes & beautiful never before published photos.
Abner Jay - Last Ole Ministrel Man 10"
Abner's last recording session. Here we find him laying into 5 never before released compositions (& one never released version of his popular tune - "Cocaine') On these songs the usual one man band set up is put aside & replaced by a simple delicate acoustic guitar & harmonica accompaniment, with the exception of the rocking "My Middle Name Is The Blues" which has Abner's classic sound in full force. The first track - "I Cried" - is as sad as they come. The last track - "Too Poor To Live, Too Poor To Die" is almost too honest to bear. Beyond that is the strange blues number "Love Wheel'. Altogether this 10" stands as a fitting last testament by one of America's most neglected musical geniuses. Tip on old school cover. Each copy includes two commemorative photos of Abner & a 16 page booklet with extensive liner notes by Jack Teague, who recorded this session & palled around with Abner in his final days.
Marisa Anderson - Golden hour
Portland guitar wizard Marisa Anderson's long awaited solo guitar record. Marisa has been a fixture on many a music scene for years & years playing with everyone from the Evolutionary Jass Band to Tara Jane O'Neil to The Dolly Ranchers. In any context, she can't escape her rag/blues/folk roots no matter how hard she tries. On this LP featuring only guitar - no vocals & no overdubs - we are treated to a very intimate sounding home recording filled with delicate grace. Comparisons to John Fahey & his ilk who do their hoodoo mystical rewrite of folk music is bound to occur, but close listening reveals a very original & yet truly rooted in the old style record that we hope will stand the test of time nicely.
Abner Jay - True story of Abner Jay
Repress of their first compilation of the must hear to believe one man band. Six pages of liner notes. Tip on cover. Like Toscanini is to his country - a classic. With the exception of maybe the Alan Lomax collections that Mississippi released in 2010, this is the MR title that we've sold the most of. Nice that it's back in print.
Various Artists - The Rain Don't Fall On Me (Country Blues 1927-1952)
Compilation of prewar country blues & gospel. Features popular artists such as Blind Willie Johnson, Gary Davis, Bukka White, Memphis Minnie alongside unfairly less documented artists such as Sonny Boy & his Pals, Lulu Jackson & Willie Mae Williams. Could be viewed as a sequel to their "Last Kind Words" compilation. Some heavy meditative songs & some dance numbers too.
Various Artists - In The Storm So Long
Compilation of gospel songs from the Pitch and Gusman labels, a small local label based out of Savannah, Georgia. The labels, under the direction of Waymon Jones, were operated from his Gusman Record Store from the 1960s until 1978. Raw & ragged recordings from the 1960s and 1970s. Most tracks have a heavy guitar sound with loads of reverb. At times haunting & at times joyous. Real rockin' homemade music by & for the people. Old school "tip on" sleeve. Liner note sheet too.
And here's the official description of the Kleenex / Lilliput compilation:
Kleenex / Lilliput - 4xLP Boxset
One of the most unique punk bands of our time, hailed from Zurich, Switzerland. From 1978-80 Kleenex gigged around, recorded two 7"s and toured the UK with such acts as Gang Of Four, Subway Sect, The Swell Maps and The Raincoats. In 1980, the group changed their name to Lilliput (due to pressures from the Kleenex tissue company) and continued under that moniker until their demise in 1983. As Liliput, three more 7"s and two LPs were released as the band evolved through numerous personnel changes. Finally the entire contents of the ever-popular Kill Rock Stars double CD is now available as a 4 LP set. Housed in a sturdy tip-on sleeve slipcase and includes a full color 12 page booklet.
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