Trojan Box Set: Calypso

The Trojan Box Set: Calypso

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This might not all be classic calypso, by any means, with several tracks coming from the Supersonics (essentially the Skatalites in a slightly different incarnation, later in the '60s) and the focus decidedly more on Jamaica than calypso's real home of Trinidad. But there's some great stuff from

Overview

This might not all be classic calypso, by any means, with several tracks coming from the Supersonics (essentially the Skatalites in a slightly different incarnation, later in the '60s) and the focus decidedly more on Jamaica than calypso's real home of Trinidad. But there's some great stuff from Lord Kitchener and a little Lord Invader to spice things up, including one of his English pieces, "Teddy Boy Calypso," which advocates harsh treatment for juvenile delinquents. "Not Me" is a take on the classic calypso "Man Smart, Woman Smarter," but without the rough power of the original. Like most calypso, there are plenty of topical subjects, now long out of date, like "Undemocratic Rhodesia," illustrating the fact that calypso was very much a form of news and commentary on politics and social events. And while the Maytals and Derrick Harriott were never calypso figures, there's enough here to make it worthwhile. Even the non-calypso music has value, and an association of some kind, to the genre. If it's the real classic songs you're searching for, you won't really find many of them here. But if you have those and you're looking to expand your calypso collection, you could do a lot worse than explore this.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/2002
Label:
Sanctuary Records
UPC:
0060768032729
catalogNumber:
80327

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Weed (AKA Man Pyabba)
  2. Love in the Cemetary
  3. Big Bamboo
  4. Jamaica Is the Place to Go
  5. Get Me to the Church on Time
  6. The Valet
  7. Woman a Love in the Night Time
  8. Do-Re-Mi
  9. Skillamy
  10. Nice Time
  11. In the Park
  12. Our Time Fe Celebrate
  13. Great '68
  14. Bam Bam
  15. Bam Bam
  16. Jamaica Woman
  17. Savito

Disc 2

  1. Neighbour, Neighbour
  2. Must Get a Man
  3. Mufridite
  4. Country Gal
  5. Paint Up, Clean Up Time
  6. The World on a Wheel
  7. Happy Times
  8. Hard Time
  9. Reggae Merengue
  10. Dumb Boy & the Parrot
  11. Village Ram
  12. Teacher Teacher
  13. The Sausage
  14. Muhammad Ali
  15. Undemocratic Rhodesia
  16. Kitch, You So Sweet
  17. A Dash of the Sunshine

Disc 3

  1. Calypso War
  2. Me One Alone
  3. The Water Gobbler
  4. Not Me (AKA Man Woman, Woman Smarter)
  5. Brownskin Girl
  6. You Don't Need Glasses to See
  7. Belinda
  8. Heading North
  9. I'm Going Back to Africa
  10. Africa, Here I Come
  11. Little Jeannie
  12. Naughty Little Flea
  13. Mahalia, I Want Back My Dollar
  14. Lift the Iron Curtain
  15. T.V. Calypso
  16. Teddy Boy Calypso (Bring Back the Cat-O-Nine)

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