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First Flight: Early Calypsos from the Emory Cook Collection ()

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Track Listing
  1. No, Doctor, No (The Situation in Trinidad)
  2. Sparrow vs. Melody Picong
  3. Carlton Peeping at Me
  4. Harry in the Piggery
  5. Mango Vert
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  1. No, Doctor, No (The Situation in Trinidad)
  2. Sparrow vs. Melody Picong
  3. Carlton Peeping at Me
  4. Harry in the Piggery
  5. Mango Vert
  6. Gun Slingers
  7. Jean Marabunta
  8. Sailor Man
  9. Eve
  10. Stella
  11. Short Little Shorts
  12. Country Girl
  13. Dear Sparrow
  14. Post Card to Sparrow
  15. Dorothy
  16. Russian Satellite
  17. Mad Bomber
  18. No More Rocking and Rolling
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True calypso masks hard, unflinching social commentary in bright melodies and rhythms, and although it is very much a dance music, its infatuation with sexuality, cultural inequities, street gossip, violent situations, and eye for an eye revenge scenarios coupled with its full use of bravado, humor, inflated rhetoric, and private metaphors means it has much in common with contemporary rap, right down to the "calypso wars" that pitted performer against performer in sharp, improvised insult battles. Calypso at its purest is a ...

First Flight: Early Calypsos from the Emory Cook Collection 2005, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

UPC: 093074053423

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