I’ve been outbid twice now on eBay trying to score a copy of this: Meet “Mississippi” Charles Bevel. Released in 1973, it never saw a cd release. If anyone has a vinyl rip, do hit us up in the comments below…

24 Responses to ““Mississippi” Charles Bevel :: Overheard (1973)”

  1. My God, this is good.

  2. Mississippi Charles starts out the second volume of the Wah-Wah Cowboys series. I need to look and see if I digitized the whole record. He is so good.

  3. “Only the good shit” is right! Enjoying all the eclectic gems you play…Thanks!

  4. Interesting stereo mix if it is the original. The two vocalists (I’m assuming this isn’t some overdub) are split between stereo left and right. Not a 100% split, but very noticeable in headphones. I don’t know too much about how this stuff works, but maybe it’s a remnant of a mono to stereo conversion?

  5. I’ve got an mp3 of one song, “Don’t Lie to Me” to get you started if you’d like a copy.


  6. Two cheap “Buy It Now” options for this record right now!

  7. Sounds like I’m writing spam, but I checked for the record and one is 25 and one is 35 (a promo from ’73). Both OG copies M and VG +.

  8. Devil’s Music blog on December 8, 2008 featured Charles Bevel, including an autobiographical statement and both sides of a single taken from the album: Sally B. White and Porcupine Meat


  9. There’s also a pretty sketchy looking copy for sale on amazon $25 used.

  10. Fyi…mississippi charles is about to open in portland in the musical ‘it aint nothin’ but the blues’…with eloise laws, sugaray, chic street man and others

  11. Did you find a vinyl rip? Will be able to get one over the weekend if still needed…

  12. would love one, cliff.

    – AD

  13. Aw, man. This is wonderful. If that rip was widely accessible, it would be a fine, fine thing.

  14. I second that rip request. This would definitely make for a good soundtrack on any one of a number of sunny, stoned afternoons.

  15. CLIFF! Please post that rip. Dying to hear this and can’t find it anywhere else. Thanks.

  16. still trying to get a little better rip, just haven’t had the time. but here is the one i got: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xxsij4

  17. Let the bidding begin: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemNext&item=370621238661&pt=Music_on_Vinyl&autorefresh=true

  18. Cliff, thanks for the rip, but might you be able to send it via mediafire? Sendspace is stopped in its tracks by my anti-virus.

  19. Time stands still.A simply unique evocative beautiful cat,. peerless always fresh. a gift from his mind to our souls

  20. Friend him on Facebook.

    I was blessed to have him as a mentor friend at CSU during PGWar1.

    This is not even near the shivers and goose bumps his songs, singing, playing and presence evoked then…. We were in a drawing class at the time and his drawings were mind blowing, too.

    His writing for a CSU student paper at the time, far superior to current writings about the goings on then.

    They read better then a Charles Dickens novel… and more wise insight then any journal or top paper was putting out to my inquisitive mind with it’s thirst for knowledge and sensible insight.

    He is very approachable. That southern charm sincere.
    Give it a try!


  21. Damn this is sooooo good. Thanks for the heads up.

  22. If anyone could supply me a rip I would be eternally grateful…

  23. someone should release it and pay the man.

  24. God, what I wouldn’t give to see that rip reposted. This track is sublime.

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