Meridian Flea Market Tapes



Meridian Flea Market Tapes


Unaccompanied gospel hymn singing captured on cassette tape in the 1980s and 1990s. The tapes were purchased from a Meridian, Mississippi, flea market in 2023.

Our description of each recording includes any and all available information: typically a few words, written by hand on the cassette labels or cases. A few cassettes in the larger collection are labeled "Taped by Edna," providing our only clue about the recordings' creator.

If you can help identify these singers or congregations -- or Edna -- please write to The Southern Music Research Center welcomes any information.


“Meridian Flea Market Tapes,” Southern Music Research Center, accessed September 25, 2023,