Various artists - The Guitar and the GunRecorded in the Ghanaian countryside during a military coup, this collection of African gospel and rootsy highlife music sounds even fresher now than when first released more than 20 years ago. The cascading guitars and soaring vocals of Salaam and his Cultural Imani Group and F. Kenya’s Guitar Band possess an irresistible vitality. And the rollicking gospel of the Baptist Disciple Singers and the Calvary Bells Supreme Christian Singers is truly uplifting. Proof that beauty is sometimes born out of human hardship.