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First Flight: Early Calypsos from the Emory Cook Collection

First Flight: Early Calypsos from the Emory Cook Collection

Mighty Sparrow's First Flight reflects his post-World War II Trinidadian world of bravado and high rhetoric, in which violence of tongue and hand, the cut and thrust of word and razor, were reduced to a finely honed skill. Sparrow's earliest calypsos served up unflinching social commentary, spun with invincible exuberance and literary panache, and set the pattern for the next four decades of his career. First Flight reminds us that calypso, in the hands of masters such as the Mighty Sparrow, is much more than party music. 75 minutes. 20-page booklet, historic photos.

Track Listing

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No, Doctor, No (The Situation in Trinidad) Mighty Sparrow 2:59
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102
Sparrow vs. Melody Picong Mighty Sparrow 4:23
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103
Carlton Peeping at Me Mighty Sparrow 4:57
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104
Harry in The Piggery Mighty Sparrow 5:13
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105
Mango Vert Mighty Sparrow 3:41
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106
Gun Slingers Mighty Sparrow 4:04
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107
Jean Marabunta Mighty Sparrow 4:03
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108
Sailor Man Mighty Sparrow 2:49
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109
Eve Mighty Sparrow 4:31
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110
Stella Mighty Sparrow 4:30
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111
Short Little Shorts Mighty Sparrow 5:50
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112
Country Girl Mighty Sparrow 3:14
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113
Dear Sparrow Mighty Sparrow 4:16
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114
Post Card to Sparrow Mighty Sparrow 3:53
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115
Dorothy Mighty Sparrow 3:06
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116
Russian Satellite Mighty Sparrow 5:04
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117
Mad Bomber Mighty Sparrow 3:54
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118
No More Rocking Mighty Sparrow 5:14

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