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Mississippi Records – The 5 LP African Guitar Box

The African Guitar Box
Mississippi Records, x5 LP

“5 LP box set of classic African guitar based music recorded between 1951 & 1970. Mostly solo performances with guitar & vocals. The first disc features classic acoustic guitar music from all over the African disporia, with an emphasis on Congolese & Kenyan artists. The second disc has all electric guitar performances with minimal accompaniment on percussion – nothing remotely funk based. The third disc features a mix of acoustic & electric performances. Disc four presents more challenging compositional music on acoustic guitar than found on the previous 3 discs – not easy listening by any means, but very rewarding. The final disc is the most sublime & peaceful acoustic guitar & vocal performances you could ever imagine! Collectors beware – much of this material has been reissued before, albeit not since the early 1980s in very hard to find compilation LPs. The records are housed in a beautiful heavy duty hand made box with a sliding lid on the side. Each box is unique & rugged in it’s own way. The wood used to manufacture the box is all salvaged from the old Mississippi Record store location. The cover is a 2 color silk screen on high quality textured paper, carefully glued to each box. A real labor of love. One time edition only; pressing of 200 copies!”

LP 1 & 2
LP 3, 4 & 5

  1. the clayton peacock on August 14th, 2012

    This is so excellent. Many thanks!

  2. Brakhage on August 14th, 2012

    Whoa, many thanks

  3. glown on August 17th, 2012

    Super. Thanks a lot.

  4. Michael on August 17th, 2012

    Sorry, links are down.

  5. Jefre on August 18th, 2012

    Links fixed – Sorry about that!

  6. Craig Lieske on August 22nd, 2012

    African Guitar Box of LP’s if you get any more in. Please let me know.

  7. Joshua on September 14th, 2012

    What a beautiful collection in every way. I can get a hold of one of these if anyone is looking. allsoul at gmail dot com

  8. matt the dog on November 19th, 2012

    magnifique !

  9. CRBairdUSA on December 18th, 2012

    So good, Thank you so much!

  10. DougD on February 23rd, 2013

    Wow this is a real treasure. The link worked great. I really like that the artists country is also listed. Thank you.

  11. Greg on September 26th, 2015

    LP 1 and 2 the link isn’t working..!

  12. Morgan on January 20th, 2016

    Anyway to get the link for LP 1&2 posted again? Link is dead.

  13. Jo on March 4th, 2016

    Please, please, please can you reup the link for LP 1 & 2. Please.

  14. Alex on April 26th, 2016

    Any change of getting the link back up? Thank you!

  15. Erkin Gören on May 1st, 2016

    Thank you so much! Could you please re-up the 1-2, the link is dead..

  16. Sahada on March 1st, 2019

    Both links are down. Please reupload?

  17. Mischa on June 27th, 2019

    Link is dead again, but regardless, you guys are still the absolute shit for doing this at all in the first place. THANK YOU!

  18. plil on August 20th, 2019

    Hey there! Would love so much if the links could come back up, or if someone could point me in the direction of a new source? Cheers!