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  • Audio CD (26 May 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Soul Jazz Records
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,377 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Man On The MoonLord Cobra y Los Pana Afros 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Pussy GaloreYoung Growler 2:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Teenage Bossa Nova GirlLord Hummingbird 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Yes ParssInLord Byron & Orquesta Nueva Alegria 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. VoodooCyril Diaz and His Orchestra 3:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Out De FireLord Flea And His Calypsonians 2:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Bed Bug SongBrownie 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Cat-O-NineCount Zebra and The Seasiders 2:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. ElenaCarlos Malcolm & His Afro Jamaican Rhythm 2:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. West Indians in EnglandAzie Lawrence & The Carib Serenaders 2:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Negro HeartLord Cobra y Los Pana Afros 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Love In The CemeteryLord Kitchener 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Jamaica Is The Place To GoCharlie Binger & His Quartet 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Exchange No RobberyMighty Dougla 4:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Dog Better Than ManViper 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Jamaican WomanLord Kitchener 2:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Gee Bongo LayJB Williams Band 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Lift The Iron CurtainLord Ivanhoe & His Caribbean Knights 2:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. People Will TalkKing Fighter 3:58£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

This new album features the music of Calypso in its many forms - from its birthplace, the island of Trinidad, as well as other Caribbean islands (Jamaica and the Bahamas), and its subsequent onwards journey (Britain, Panama and the United States), recorded during the years 1955-69.

Calypso is one of the most exciting and enduring forms of musical expression to emerge from the beginning of the 20th century - swinging, persuasive rhythm, brilliantly expressive melodies and lyrics of great humour and wisdom.

Here you will find Calypso’s aristocracy & royalty – Lord Kitchener, Lord Cobra, Lord Growler, King Fighter, Lord Byron, The Mighty Viper, Lord Ivanhoe & more. Their songs vividly capture the popular news stories and fashions of the era - the first Man on the Moon, James Bond’s Pussy Galore, bed bugs, voodoo, love in cemeteries, West Indians in England, Bossa Nova, the Iron Curtain, and a white man who had a black heart transplant operation.

This album celebrates a criminally unsung and under-documented art form in our modern age and comes with extensive sleevenotes on the history, social context and geography of Calypso, as well as exclusive and stunning photography, original artwork and notes on all the artists and songs featured.

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arrived on time as a present for my son who is very happy with it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve Handley on 15 Aug. 2014
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Soul Jazz Records have got to the soul of calypso - poetic, funny, rude, political but above all humourous and toe-tapping tuneful.
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