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Dance Calypso

Various Artists
Dance Calypso
According to the liner notes, "Calypso is...a humor-coated pellet of uncamouflaged truth...taking the opportunity of saying something to somebody in song that you couldn't say in polite society...the dummy for a singing ventriloquist." Whether or not this is an apt description, this compilation brings together some of the best calypsonians from Trinidad and Antigua: Johnny Gomez and Orchestra, Small Island Pride and Herbert Howard with the Brute Force Steelband, as well as Lord Cristo and Dictator. (Also check out SWF40453 Calypso Awakening from the Emory Cook Collection.)

Track Listing

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Carnival Celebration Small Island Pride 02:24
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102
Last Night the Landlord Nearly Killed Me Lord Cristo 02:01
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103
Skokiaan Johnny Gomez and His Orchestra 03:57
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104
Federation Small Island Pride 02:41
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105
Anna Johnny Gomez and His Orchestra 04:21
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106
Boxing Bout Small Island Pride 04:40
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201
Train Calypso Johnny Gomez and His Orchestra 04:58
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202
Goin' Down Jordan Small Island Pride 02:52
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203
Johnny's Nightmare Johnny Gomez and His Orchestra 02:23
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204
Chinese Cricket Match Dictator 02:49
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205
Sauerkraut Calypso Herbert Howard 04:17
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206
Reel and Tun Herbert Howard 03:56