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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Blinky & the Roadmasters offer a 1990s variation on the classic Crucian (St. Croix) style. They feature a frontline with two alto saxophonists interacting with an electric guitarist and banjo or ukulele player. The rhythm section blends electric bass with congas and other percussion devices. The feel and sensibility, as well as the vocal arrangements and style, combine the floating flavor of classic calypso with the modern intensity and improvisational flavor of rock, plus Afro-Latin rhythmic elements. Such songs as "Ay Ay Ay" and "Labega's Carousel" have a folk wit and irony. Blinky & the Roadmasters are also an excellent musical ...
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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Blinky & the Roadmasters offer a 1990s variation on the classic Crucian (St. Croix) style. They feature a frontline with two alto saxophonists interacting with an electric guitarist and banjo or ukulele player. The rhythm section blends electric bass with congas and other percussion devices. The feel and sensibility, as well as the vocal arrangements and style, combine the floating flavor of classic calypso with the modern intensity and improvisational flavor of rock, plus Afro-Latin rhythmic elements. Such songs as "Ay Ay Ay" and "Labega's Carousel" have a folk wit and irony. Blinky & the Roadmasters are also an excellent musical unit, cohesive, funky, and entertaining.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/1992
  • Label: Rounder Select
  • UPC: 011661504721
  • Catalog Number: 5047

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ay Ay Ay (3:39)
  2. 2 Cigar Win the Race (3:15)
  3. 3 Labega's Carousel (3:24)
  4. 4 Papacito (3:36)
  5. 5 Father Malloy (3:26)
  6. 6 Quadrille Figure Six (3:48)
  7. 7 Caroline (3:38)
  8. 8 Pussy Whiskers (3:17)
  9. 9 Matty Gru (4:05)
  10. 10 Wenchman (3:23)
  11. 11 Flotation Merengue (2:55)
  12. 12 Queen Mary (4:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blinky & The Roadmasters Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Frank Charles Banjo, Ukulele, Banjo-ukelele
Anselmo Clarke Guitar, Guiro
Milton E. Gordon Bass, Electric Guitar
Isidor Griles Triangle
Cyprian King Electric Guitar
Steve LaCroix Bass, Electric Guitar
Sylvester McIntosh Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Ira A. Samuel Alto Saxophone
Lloyd Thomas Conga
Technical Credits
Frank Charles Contributor
Jeffrey K. Dovner Engineer
Randy Kling Mastering
Johnette Napolitano Composer
George Spatta Engineer
Derick Otis Steinmann Executive Producer
Mary Jane Soule Liner Notes
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