"The wise man uses music to strengthen the weaknesses of his soul, the thoughtless one uses it to stifle his fears."
- Confucius

MISSISSIPPI RECORDS IS PROUD TO KNOW AND WORK WITH:


MISSISSIPPI SUBSCRIPTION (CSR)

The Mississippi CSR (Community Supported Records) is a direct to customer subscription service to our label. You can customize your subscription to include only the types of records you are interested in. A good service for folks who do not live near a store that caries our catalog.

mississippicsr

PORTLAND MUSUEM OF MODERN ART

PMOMA is located in the basement of the Mississippi Records retail operation. It features work from diverse communities and is well worth checking into if you are in Portland. Art openings are often bonkers great with some of the best muscal acts you could imagine.

portlandmuseumofmodernart.com

MISSISSIPPI RECORDS FILM SERIES / HOLLYWOOD THEATRE

Mississippi Records runs a film series at Portlands' legendary Hollywood Theatre. We do at least 7 shows per year. If you're in Portland, check in with the Hollywood Theatre and see whats going on in general.

hollywoodtheatre.org

SWEEDEEDEE CAFE

The cafe in the same building as the Mississippi Records retail shop. Easily the best breakfast in Portland and lunch too. Friendly kind staff and good vibes. It is a VERY popular joint, so we recommend hitting it later in the afternoon to avoid the crowds. Swedeedee keeps the Mississippi staff fueled with it's healthy, robust delicious plates of food. The best neighbors anyone could ask for and a must visit if you are in the Portland area.

sweedeedee.com

QU JUNCTIONS

Booking agency out of Bristol, UK. If you are interested in having a Mississippi film / slideshow presentation in Europe, give them a shout! They also book a bunch of other great acts.

qujunktions.com

STEREOPHONIC MASTERING

Tim Stollenwerk at Stereophonic mastering has done the vast majority of mastering work for Mississippi. He has performed miracles for us - bringing great sound out of some pretty dicey sources. We highly recommend him without reservations.

stereopho.com

MATH LLC

Really great accounting group with right on politics who have helped Mississippi out immensely over the years. Can't recommend them enough

mathllc.com

CASCADE RECORD PRESSING

Most Mississippi product is pressed locally at Cascade Record Pressing. Great folks.

cascaderecordpressing.com

EBERHARDT PRINTING

Many of our inserts are made by Eberhardt Printing. A heroic and right on Portland printing company that works hard for the people.

eberhardtpress.org

A TO Z MEDIA

A lot of our covers and specialty packaging are manufactured through A to Z media. Great prices and good honest people.

atozmedia.com

WATER WING RECORDS

Run by our distribution manager Alex Yusimov, Water Wing records puts out some of the finest post punk and "artistically rendered" modern music around. DIY at its finest.

waterwingrecords.com

LITTLE AXE RECORDS

Run by former Mississippi Records label co-owner Warren Hill, Little Axe is now a label, shop and website. The shop is located in Portland, Oregon and has some of the most interesting vinyl you'll ever find. The label specializes in the most marginal of marginal unheard music. The website sells records direct to customers and features select Mississippi titles. You can contact them directly too if you want to order wholesale records from their label outside of this website.

littleaxerecords.com

SAHEL SOUNDS

A label, blog and film studio. Sahel Sounds is run by Portland local Chris Kirkley. One of the deepest digging labels in the world, Sahel Sounds releases incredibly unusual and awesome music from West Africa. Their blog is essential reading and no store interested in the modern sounds of Africa should go without their releases on the shelf. Recently, Chris and his wife Karen Antunes (who's worked at the Mississippi Records shop for the past 12 years) stated the excellent Songs from Home label to cover a wide array of music from all over the world.

sahelsounds.com

DOMINO SOUND

A truly great record shop and label out of New Orleans. The shop has a pitch perfect vibe and always is stocked with incredible LP's. 7"s and cassettes you rarely will see anywhere, and their prices are beyond reasonable. A must go to spot if you're ever in New Orleans. The label has slowly put out some monsters from all over the world. Domino Sounds' owner Matt Knowles worked at the Mississippi shop for a spell and took our mission to a better and bigger place!

dominosoundrecords.com

EXILED RECORDS

A truly great shop here in Portland. All kinds of unusual LP's and even CD's (remember those?). Great label too. Run by our good friends Scott and Lindsey. This world is a much better place thanks to Exiled Records.

exiledrecords.com

CANARY RECORDS

Run by Ian Nagoski, a great scholar who has always worked outside the mainstream to document music that others ignored. Mississippi has worked with Ian to make a slew of LPs. Some of those as well as a bunch of other early interesting titles are available digitally through his band camp page.

canary-records.bandcamp.com

OLVIDO RECORDS

Great new label run by the ridiculously passionate Gordon Ashworth. Olvido is uncovering music form around the world and doing everything it can to do great justice to the musicians and their communities. One to watch for in the near future.

olvidorecords.com

PSYCHIC SOUNDS

One of the most underground of the underground record labels. Grant Corum has run the Psychic Sounds Research and Recording company for a long time. Some of the strangest and most beautiful products you can find. Grant also has printed many of the more impressive looking Mississippi Records jackets over the years (Gurdjieff, Harmonica Frank, Darby and Tarlton and many others)

psychicsounds.com

SECRET SEVEN RECORDS

Run by Greg Gardner, Secret Seven is one of those great humble labels that quietly puts out beautiful things without much hub hub about it. On to the quality of acts like Sonny Smith and Blaze Foley way before anyone else was - Secret Seven works out of a great love for music.

secretsevenrecords.typepad.com

BUKED AND SCORNED / YETI / SOCIAL MUSIC

Mike McGonnigal is an amazing polymath who has taught the Mississippi label much over the years. His projects sprawl all over the place (publications, records, radio shows, articles, art shows and on and on). Currently he is working on amazing releases of Gospel music from the Detroit area. Absolute must have stuff.

buked.org

NEROS NEPTUNE

Run by perhaps one of the deepest record heads in the world, Mark Trehus (who also owns the Treehouse Record shop in Minneapolis), Nero's Neptune digs deep as deep can be. Mark is a passionate lover of music who champions all kinds of great fringe stuff.

neros-neptune.com

WYRD WAR

Run by Dennis Dread and Meadow Kenaley, Wyrd War is about as deeply personal and heavy a label as you can find. True champions of underground culture, Dennis and Meadow make great small edition records from a place of love. They also throw awesome must attend events here in Portland. They are more or less national treasures. Two of our favorite people on earth!

wyrdwar.com

EGGY RECORDS

The real underground sound of Portland is exemplified by Eggy Records. Run by Raf Speiglman (who also runs the Mississippi Records subscription series and plays in local legends "The Woolen Men"), has released strange small as small can be editions of cassettes and records. Eggy is community minded and doing it's best to create ways for the Portland DIY music scene to thrive without having to sell out to lame shit. Stuff that is marginal now, but will be legendary in 20 years.

eggyrecords.blogspot.com

BOOMARM NATION

Run by Jesse Johnson (who also leads a meditation group on Monday nights at the Mississippi records store), Boomarm Nation is a very timely label. Releasing music from around the world that transcends borders and genres. Jesse is a true lover of music who believes it is a healing force that can bring about a better world bye and bye (and he's right).

boomarmnation.com

AJNA OFFENSIVE

Run byTyler Davis, a truly esoteric label. Often pigeon holed as just a metal label, Ajna has also put out some truly unusual releases that defy category. Real underground music.

theajnaoffensive.com

SINGASONGFIGHTER

A nonprofit label run by Karl Jonas. Truly a labor of love that has released odd records and CD's from all over the world. A noble and just institution out of Sweden.

singasongfighter.com

BONGO JOE

A shop/cafe and label out of Geneva Switzwerland, founded by Cyril Yeterian and now run as a collective. Great music from around the world. Bongo Joe is a true art project that is shedding light on many music scenes that make the world a better place. Beautiful productions.

bongojoe.ch

JALOPY RECORDS

In house label for the Jalopy Theatre and School of music in Redhook, New York. Produces great releases of old timey and folk music. One to watch for in the near future, Jalopy is ramping up with a bunch of amazing releases. Nothin' but heart and kindness here...

jalopyrecords.bandcamp.com

SINKING CITY

Truly great label out of New Orleans, featuring nothing but the finest from that city. A heroic company that is doing very important work. You must check these guys releases out if you have any love for the culture of New Orleans.

sinkingcityrecords.com

AWSOME VISTAS

Run by one of our favorite people, the great artist and provocateur Chris Johanosn, Awsome Vista's is a truly weird label. Cool stuff with some of the most beautiful covers in the biz. Undergorund? You betcha.

awesomevistas.com

SEE MY FRIENDS

A great and weird label out of Portland championing DIY bands that are keeping it real.

seemyfriendsrecs.bigcartel.com

ASSOCIATION FOR CULTURAL EQUITY

About as valuable a resource as there is in the world, the Association for Cultural Equity is continuing the mission of Alan Lomax through their website, projects and releases. A truly heroic effort to preserve cultures that are in danger of extinction.

culturalequity.org

MARISA ANDERSON

One of our favorite living musicians, Marisa has released records on the Mississippi label and independently. She is currently touring the world constantly, so keep an eagle eye out for her in your town or contact her if you are interested in booking her for a show.

marisaandersonmusic.com

MICHAEL HURLEY

Perhaps the greatest living singer / songwriter (besides Bob Dylan), Michael is currently on tour here and there and gigging constantly in Portland. Highly recommended that you check him out if you are in our hood or he is in yours. A great friend to the Mississippi label.

snockonews.net

PHILIP COHRAN

A philosopher and musician, Phil Cohran played in Sun Ra's orchestra and has produced his own amazing important music since the late 1950's. A real pioneer of modern spiritual music. Phil still plays shows in the Chicago area. If you have the opportunity, you must go see him.

philcohran.com

DEAD MOON

Mississippi Records favorite rock band! Fred and Toody from Dead Moon still perform here and there, so keep an eye out. Their business and wisdom has guided the Mississippi operation over the years and we are eternally grateful to them.

deadmoonusa.com

TELEGRAPH AUDIO

All of Mississippi Records lacquers are cut by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Audio. Adam does absolutely amazing work and we cannot recommend him enough. He uses a fully restored Neumann VMS70 Lathe - a real dream machine. Adam also does general mastering.

telegraphaudio.com

SAD HORSE

Local punk legends! Sad Horse are a great currently active band. A must see live rock and roll show. Elizabeth and Geoff are keeping it real...

facebook.com/sadhorsepdx

SUN FOOT

Great damaged art rock band that currently tours around the world. Our good friends Chris Johanson (who is also a truly great visual artist and, along with his wife Johanna, painted the cover for the Mississippi records comp "Last Kind Words"), Ron Burns (who selflessly helped us print up all the early Mississippi release covers) and Brian Mumford (who has worked for / helped the Mississippi label on a million levels and is a true hero to us). We love this band and hope you catch them if they play in your town...

facebook.com/sunfootrbc/

URAL THOMAS AND THE PAIN

Ural is one of our favorite humans of all time. He lives in the Mississippi Records shop neighborhood (in a house he built mostly from stuff he dragged out of the Willamette River) and, along with his band the Pain, play tons of shows here in Portland. Definitely check them out if you have a chance. A true legend!

facebook.com/uralthomasandthepain

THE SPACE LADY

An American original, the Space Lady has been playing music on the streets for years and years. Mississippi is very proud to have re-issued her "Greatest Hits" LP. Susan is currently touring the world and is a very inspiring performer. We highly recommend you see her if she comes to your town.

myspace.com/suzysoundz

MAHMOUD AHMED

The greatest living Ethiopian singer. Mahmoud is as important a cultural figure as we could imagine anywhere. Mississippi is proud to be his friend and to have been involved in releasing some of his music. Mahmoud still plays shows here in America and Ethiopia and he kills it every time.

web.inter.nl.net/users/Henk.Tummers/ahmed.htm

DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER

One of our favorite currently active Portland musicians, and favorite humans on earth. Brian Mumford is playing shows in Portland and elsewhere. He's released records on Mississippi as well as a bunch of other weird little labels.

dragginganox.tumblr.com

SHELLY SHORT

Current Portland musician who tours the world playing pretty songs and spreading good vibes.

shelleyshortmusic.com

PAT DEWITT

One of our favorite Portland writers. Travels around doing readings, so go see him if he comes your way - or at least read his books!

patrickdewitt.net

JON RAYMOND

Great local writer and friend to the label. Check him on out and read his new book "Freebird" (800 pages about the Skynard song.....just kidding)

plazm.com

GREIL MARCUS

Greil Marcus has been instrumental and helpful to the Mississippi Records operation over the years. A good man who has worked hard all his life in the service of art and music and revolution.

https://greilmarcus.net

ADAM CURTIS

One of the most important film makers working today, Adam is a true inspiration to the Mississippi label and a friend.

bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis

GUY MADDIN

Friend to the label and truly great film maker. A must to check into.

guy-maddin.com

REM

Peter Buck and REM have been great supporters of the Mississippi Records mission. Great people who have made it through the machine with their souls intact! A rare breed...

remhq.com

THE EX

A constant inspiration to the Mississippi label. The Ex are still out there playing shows and killin' it. DIY hero's who showed us how its done.

theex.nl/news.html

GEORGE MITCHELL

One of the greatest field recordists out there - and did it all DIY. Mississippi is very proud to have reissued many recordings by the renowned George Mitchells.

www.artswfl.com/george-mitchell

KEVIN KNUTT

One of the best DJ's in the world and a great educator to the Mississippi label.

wfmu.org/CR

BUDA MUSIQUE

Mississippi is very proud to work with Giles and Francis at Buda Music to reissue great modern Ethiopian music.

budamusique.com/

AUDIKA RECORDS

Run by Steve Knutson, Audika is the the home label for all things Arthur Russell as well as some other odds and ends here and there. Doing a great job of keeping Arthur's material in print in a classy way. Mississiippi is proud to carry Audika's goods in our shop and to call them our friend. (And, if you have not checked out the music of Arthur Russell as yet, you must! Pure gold)

audikarecords.com

DAVID TIBET

A true believer in the importance of art and music as a central force of the universe, David Tibet is the real deal. He's done much to educate us all and we appreciate him for it.

davidtibet.com

SUSHI TAKAHASHI

The O.G sushi train in Portland. Great people, great atmosphere and great cheap food. Two locations - one cute as a button and tiny in SW Portland and one sprawling western trippy scene with wagon wheels and all in SE.

facebook.com/Sushi-Takahashi

ICHIBAN SUSHI

Great Sushi train out in Old town. You can find Mississippi management hanging out here more than any other place in town! Cheap good eats.

citysearch.com/sushi_ichiban

SUBLIME FREQUENCIES

One of the biggest inspirations to the Mississippi label. True pioneers in DIY ways to present music form around the world. Mississippi is proud to call Sublime Frequencies our good friends.

sublimefrequencies.com

SUTRO PARK

A great label run by the great David Katz Nelson. Releases essential blues, a beautiful Sun Ra book and record and much more. Mississippi is proud to work with Sutro Park on many releases.

sutropark.blogspot.com

FAT POSSUM / BIG LEGAL MESS

Mississippi works with Big Legal Mess, who put out amazing blues, Gospel soul and rock records. No record store should be without their essential releases.

fatpossum.com

CLINTON STREET RECORDS AND STEREO

A sister store of sorts to the Mississippi shop here in Portland. OR. Clinton Street records specializes in dance music and is about the nicest looking shop you will ever walk into. A must visit if you love records and are in Portland.

clintonstreetrecordandstereo.com

SABUROS SUSHI

Mississippi Records favorite sushi restaurant in Portland!

saburos.com/

ROSES VL DELI

The best soup in Portland

facebook.com/ThyaHa/

RED FOX BAR

Well hidden bar across the street form the Mississippi Records Shop. Good strong drinks and good food too.

redfoxpdx.com

CHERRY SPROUT PRODUCE

Cute grocery across the street form the Mississippi Records shop.

cherrysprout.com

ENAT KITCHEN

Best Ethiopian food in Portland. A must stop by if you visit our neighborhood.

enatkitchen.com

SENGATERA ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT AND BAR

Great restaurant and bar. Mississippi hosts a monthly all Ethiopian music DJ night here. Great people who do important work bringing Ethiopian artists and culture to Portland.

sengaterarestaurant.com

KBOO FM

Since 1968, the ultimate Portland community radio station. Mississippi Records would not be Mississippi Records without KBOO. Many of our employees DJ on this station. KBOO is a force for positive change and social justice in Portland

kboo.fm

FREEFORM PORTLAND FM

Newer and truly great Radio station here in town. A real freak scene in all the best ways and a boon to our local music culture.

freeformportland.org

X RAY FM

Uneven but sometimes truly great radio station out of Portland. Features many of Portland best DJ's throwing down in a big way.

xray.fm

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS

Great homeless youth outreach and services in Portland. Very worth supporting. Mississippi is proud to be their friend.

janusyouth.org

MARY SMITH CENTER

A great day center for the elderly down the street from the Mississippi Records shop. Currently looking for volunteers. Mississippi hosts a monthly DJ dance party and Ice Cream social here.

adultdaycare.org

SISTERS OF THE ROAD CAFE

Nonprofit in Portland who provide free meals. Good people to support.

sistersoftheroad.org



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