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King Sparrow's Calypso Carnival

King Sparrow's Calypso Carnival
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Calypso King Mighty Sparrow (né Slinger Francisco) is known for provocative and often bawdy lyrics, at one point describing rival Lord Melody's face as "ugly...like a crocodile." Beyond this professional rivalry, Sparrow jokes about politics ("I am very sorry for the poor little puppy in the Russian Satellite [Sputnik]") and women ("darling, you are the one I love, you are my turtle dove"). Three songs from this recording were reissued in 2000 on Calypso Awakening from the Emory Cook Collection (SFW40453): "Teresa," "Reply to Melody" and "Paye."

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"Steel band Style, Calypso Culture and Childhood Chants: Trinidadian Music for the Classroom"

Track Listing

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Teresa Mighty Sparrow 4:51
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102
Reply to Melody Mighty Sparrow 3:56
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103
Mad Bomber Mighty Sparrow 3:57
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104
Short Little Shorts Mighty Sparrow 5:52
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105
Eve Mighty Sparrow 4:33
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Paye Mighty Sparrow 4:13
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201
No More Rocking and Rolling Mighty Sparrow 5:17
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Country Girl Mighty Sparrow 3:17
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203
Russian Satellite Mighty Sparrow 5:06
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204
Stella Mighty Sparrow 4:33
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Dorothy Mighty Sparrow 3:08
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Postcard to Sparrow Mighty Sparrow 4:05
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