October 6, 2018

Calypso Cavalcade vol. I – Various Artists
Sounds of the Caribbean SLP 731, 1974



This is part one from a series of three albums with classic calypso
songs. It has been posted by others in the past but they are worth
being here once more. It opens with a song by the Sparrow which
I heard first on Van Dyke Parks ‘Discover America’ without knowing
what I was listening to. Meantime this is history, listen..
BTW, you can find Van Dyke Parks here as well.

Hier hebben we deel 1 van een serie van drie platen vol klassieke
calypso hits. Hij is in het verleden reeds door anderen geplaatst
maar verdient het nog eens opnieuw onder de aandacht gebracht
te worden. De plaat opent met een nummer van de Sparow welk
ik voor het eerst hoorde op Van Dyke Parks’ ‘Discover America’.
Toen wist ik nog niet waar ik naar luisterde, nu gelukkig
jaren wijzer. Je vindt Van Dyke Parks hier ook..

tracks ;

01 – The Sparrow – Give the yougsters a chance
02 – Lord Melody – Life in brazil
03 – Lord Beginner – Mama me belly a hurt me
04 – The Terror – Chinese children call me daddy
05 – George Brown – Origin of calypso
06 – George Brown – Mary anne
07 – The Sparrow – Trinidad carnival
08 – Lord Melody – Can can
09 – The Lion – Wash your hands
10 – Lord Beginner – Louise
11 – George Brown – She likes it, he likes it


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  1. anon 6 October 2018 at 23:19 - Reply

    This is a great compilation for showing the overlapping of the generations. It has some of the later better recordings of the older guard like Lion and Beginner (whose career was mostly pre-war), some of those who were popular in the late 40s and 50s like Melody and Terror, and then Sparrow who was just getting started and would be a force in Calypso over the decades to come.

    Melody as always is my favourite.

  2. Elie 10 October 2018 at 16:28 - Reply


    I felt in love with calypso… DO you know where i can find more ?

    Thenak you so much for all this music

    • Moos 10 October 2018 at 19:40 - Reply

      look on the left side, select calypso and find much more…

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