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Mr. Gavitt: Calypsos of Costa Rica

Mr. Gavitt: Calypsos of Costa Rica

"Calypso survives sporadically in Limón and Bocas del Toro (Panama), especially around Carnival time, in the spring. Elsewhere on the mainland, the calypso culture is gone, driven out by radios and jukeboxes broadcasting Latin pop music. The young men sing the radio songs. Only the old remember how people once entertained each other with home-grown lyrics..."

Walter Ferguson


"El calypso sobrevive de manera esporádica en Limón y la provincia panameña de Boca del Toro, especialmente alrededor de la época de carnaval, entre marzo y abril. En el resto de la región, la cultura del calypso se ha desvanecido, substituida por la música pop transmitida a través de radios y grabadoras. Los hombres jóvenes cantan ahora las canciones de la radio, y solo los viejos recuerdan cómo alguna vez se entretenían unos a otros con sus propios versos..."

Walter Ferguson


Track Listing

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Me Teacher Never Liked Me Walter Ferguson Gavitt 3:21
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Landlady Walter Ferguson Gavitt 3:11
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Calaloo Walter Ferguson Gavitt 2:55
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Love Up Your Teacher Walter Ferguson Gavitt 3:20
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Monilia (You Come to Stay) Walter Ferguson Gavitt 3:38
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Bocas Walter Ferguson Gavitt 2:17
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Wicked Monilia Walter Ferguson Gavitt 3:07
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Caroline Walter Ferguson Gavitt 4:02
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Love Your Neighbor Walter Ferguson Gavitt 3:19
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Wicked Woman Walter Ferguson Gavitt 4:12
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Farewell to the USA Walter Ferguson Gavitt 3:01
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Carnival Walter Ferguson Gavitt 2:13
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