Miss Calypso

Miss Calypso

by Maya Angelou


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Miss Calypso

This reissue was probably motivated by the exotica-space age pop revival. The cover, after all, features Angelou draped in a slip of a red dress, gyrating next to a fire in the middle of a (almost definitely fake) jungle. It's really not that strange or cheesy, though. It's more or less straight-ahead pop-calypso, sung with respectable gutsiness by Angelou, who wrote almost half of the material. Somewhat in the mold of the popular calypso recordings from the same era by Harry Belafonte, it features sparse backing from guitarist Tommy Tedesco (one of the most frequently employed L.A. session musicians of the '50s and '60s) and Al Bello (on congos, bongos, and drums).

Product Details

Release Date: 11/11/2014
Label: Rev-Ola
UPC: 5013929432222
catalogNumber: 2943222
Rank: 97245


  1. Run Joe
  2. Oo-Dla-Ba-Doo
  3. Scandal in the Family
  4. Mambo in Africa
  5. Since Me Man Has Done Gone and Went
  6. Polymon Bongo
  7. Neighbour, Neighbour
  8. Donkey City
  9. Stone Cold Dead in the Market
  10. Calypso Blues
  11. Tamo
  12. Peas and Rice
  13. Flo and Joe
  14. Push Kapici PI

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