Jan 13, 2009, 05:58AM

Portland's Analog Soul

Once more, the author tackles Mississippi Records. This time, he comes up for air with a burning mix.

I feel like I mention Mississippi Records in every article I write for Splice, but I finally got the chance to visit their store up in Portland. And boy, it did not disappoint. The owner, whose name I sadly can’t recall, was extremely gracious and very forthcoming about the store and label. He explained his process for making artwork for their LP-only compilations (if he can’t finish it in one night, he scraps it) to my artist- girlfriend, and then proceeded to give us a dozen tapes from his cassette-only mix series.

Here’s one of them that focuses on early soul music. The track listing is a perfect representation of what you can find in their new and used bins. The selection there was top notch, and the prices were super reasonable to boot. In fact, I fell so madly in love with the place, I forced our carload of people to stop back by on our way from Seattle home to Oakland. If you live on the West Coast, make a pilgrimage to Mississippi Records, and while you’re at it, drop by Dragonfly Chai, just a few blocks away.


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