December 12, 2014

Dr. Kitch – Various Artists
Island Records ILP 954

Dr. Kitch, front

Calypso has always been one of my favourite music styles,
especially when from the sixties which period I think brought
forth the best sound. When calypso turned into ‘soka’, what
means Soul Calypso, it changed the sound in an irreversible
way. Today I’m happy to bring you this slice of sixties calypso
which contains both known and some lesser known songs.
‘Shame and Scandal’ by the Wailers was new to me, nice
version, shame about the soundquality. Like mostly the
songs tell us little stories, not seldom hiding a
second story between the lines. Enjoy them
and share them if you can..


1 Lord Kitchener – Dr. Kitch
2 Lord Creator – Big bamboo
3 The Wailers – Shame and scandal
4 Lord Cristo – Dumb boy and the parrot
5 Lord Kitchener – The road
6 Mighty Dougla – Teacher, teacher
7 Mighty Sparrow – Village ram
8 Lord Kitchener – Neighbour, neighbour
9 Lord Kitchener – Love in the cemetery
10 Mighty Sparrow – Harry, elaine and mama
11 Lord Kitchener – Jamaica woman
12 Lord Kitchener – Kitch you so sweet


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  1. Anonymous 15 December 2014 at 15:14 - Reply

    thanks for this one the first song is very naughty and funny Kitch is one of the best! oakland CA

  2. Kwame Bediako 16 December 2014 at 01:33 - Reply

    Moos, you are too good!
    My old man loved Calypso! I still have some of those old shellac 78rpm stashed away in Ghana.
    The old man thanks you for all the good that you do.

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