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Calypso maniac!

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Song and dance men

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The Nicholas Brothers  “Calypso-Time” Metronome Records (Denmark) 1957   “Mambo-Lolita”; “Lorena”; “Ananas”; “Weisser Holunder”   I love these guys – check them out dancing here for example!

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Skatalite in the loafers?

Gay Feet Every Night featuring Baba Brooks and his band and Joe White and Chick   Dr. Bird Records  (1966)  A rare ska record from the UK

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Mandigo Brass

“Ultimate Mash Up”   (Puerto Rico)  (1979)

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The hunter gets captured by the dame

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Johnny Christian “Calypso A La Mode   EMI Records

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Bahamian rhapsody

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“Bahama Lullaby”   (1957)   Island Artists Records   Compositions by Charlie Lofthouse with vocals by Vincent Martin and the goombay drumming of Charlie “Peanuts” Taylor.

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Gun fever

“Ah Put On Me Guns Again”   Chalkdust   (Cool belt buckle too)

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Rock Steady

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Byron Lee and the Dragonaires “Rock-Steady Explosion”   Cool songs here like “Napoleon Solo” and “Pup-a-Lick”   On Soul Records.

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Lord Melody Calypso

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Lord Melody say “Mas is Devil Power”   Strakers Records.

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Calypso facto

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“Calypsos from Jamaica” on Ritmo. Beautiful cover illustration from the fifties. Looks a little like the work of Mexican artist Ernesto Garcia Cabral (though I don’t think it is). If you like Calypso, check out Muriel’s Treasure radio show on WFMU.

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