Various - The Secret Museum Of Mankind: Guitars Vol.1: Prologue To Modern Styles


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Curated by 78-rpm record collector Pat Conte, The Secret Museum of Mankind: Guitars Vol. 1: Prologue to Modern Styles, is the first new volume in the legendary series since 1998. This volume of the Secret Museum is also the first to focus on a specific instrument, the guitar, and seeks to show the diverse range of sounds and styles developed and practiced across the globe. 

The Secret Museum of Mankind: Guitars Vol. 1: Prologue to Modern Styles presents guitar and guitar-related music recorded across the world, from Spain, to Papua New Guinea, Greece to Ghana to India and more. The collection is drawn from Conte’s remarkable personal collection of 78-rpm discs, recorded in the 1920’s-1950’s. 


“After hours and hours of intense listening, it is safe to say that one could take one's complete education in authentic world music right here… The historical significance of these releases goes without saying, and the quality of the music is enormously high. Mr. Conte has lovingly culled his collection for tracks that would best represent each genre. The listener is rewarded with new insights and revelations with each visit, indeed, this IS a museum. The cumulative effect is inspiring and it is almost impossible not to be transported in one's imagination to the various places and times represented by these tracks” - Michael Shapiro, RootsWorld


  1. Oudi Jorghi - Vlach Longassi 
  2. Guillermo Gomez - Guajiras 
  3. Jack Gregory - Minore Tou Teke 
  4. Sam - Kweku Ewoosi 
  5. Giuseppe Cammarato - Ricordi? 
  6. Jeronimo Villarino - Sevillanas 
  7. Pierre Borel & Polo Quilici - Complainte Corse 
  8. Cuarteto Aguilar - Fiesta Mora en Tánger 
  9. Dakshmina Mohun Tagore & Sujit Nath - Ragini “Pilu” 
  10. Ramón Montoya & Amalio Cuenca - Solea 
  11. “S. Giorgiadis” - Pireotiko Taximi 
  12. Maestro Pasquale Taraffo - Serenatella Spagnuola 
  13. Agustín P. Barrios - Marcha Paraguaya 
  14. Moses Zwe-Zwe - Khumbula Ubaba 
  15. Les Freres Joyal - Petit Boogie 
  16. Anon. Guitar Players - Papua New Guinea (Excerpt) 


  • LP housed in gatefold sleeve featuring historic photographs 
  • Includes four-page booklet with liner notes by Pat Conte and illustrations by Jeff Tocci 
  • Mastered by Don Fierro 
  • Jalopy Records is the in-house record label for the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. The Jalopy Theatre is a grassroots community music venue and cultural centre dedicated to folk music from the United States and around the world 



also available on Jalopy Records: 
Nora Brown - Sidetrack My Engine   10" LP 


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