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London Is The Place For Me 7: Calypso Mento Joropo Steel & String Band

VARIOUS - London Is The Place For Me 7: Calypso Mento Joropo Steel & String Band

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London Is The Place For Me 7: Calypso Mento Joropo Steel & String Band

Format: gatefold 2xLP + insert
Katalog: HJRLP 77
Veröffentlicht: 10 Dec 19
Genre: Klassiker/Ska
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Tracklist
Seite 1
1. Lord Beginner - "Sons & Daughters Of Africa" (2:58)
2. The Lion - "Royal Wedding" (3:00)
3. The Mighty Terror - "The Hydrogen Bomb" (3:10)
4. Dai Dai Simba - "Modern Telephone" (2:31)
5. Willie Payne & The Starlite Tempos - "Wa Sise" (2:41)
Seite 2
1. The Mighty Terror - "The Emperor Of Africa" (2:40)
2. Louise Bennett - "Bongo Man" (2:29)
3. Marie Bryant - "My Handy Man" (2:39)
4. Nigerian Union Rhythm Group - "Tortoise Mambo" (2:32)
5. Calypso Rhythm Kings - "Boul Ve Se" (2:17)
Seite 3
1. The Mighty Terror - "Life Is Like A Puzzle" (2:50)
2. Life Is Like A Puzzle - "Chinese Children" (2:42)
3. Bill Rogers - "Hungry Man From Clapham" (2:19)
4. Lili Verona - "Underground Train" (3:11)
5. The Lion - "Highway Code" (3:10)
Seite 4
1. Billy Sholanke - "Kana Kana" (3:10)
2. Calypso Rhythm Kings - "L'Annee Passee" (3:19)
3. Lord & Lady Beginner - "One Morning" (3:07)
4. West African Rhythm Brothers - "Ema Foju Ana Woku" (2:35)
5. Trinidad Steel Band - "Caroline" (2:13)
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Review

Honest Jon's "London Is The Place For Me" series has been dormant for a while, but previously offered a much-needed history lesson in the musical contribution made by Afro-Caribbean immigrants in the capital city during the post-war period. This seventh volume - the first for six years - continues this admirable approach by focusing on calypso, mento, Joropo and steel band music. It's a wonderfully eye-opening collection that includes a mixture of tracks by well-known musical SS Empire Windrush passengers - Lord Beginner being the most famous - as well as lesser-known lights who combined Island rhythms and instrumentation with lyrics about life in Britain. Superb stuff.

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