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Poor But Ambitious: Calypso Classics from Trinidad 1928-1940

Poor But Ambitious: Calypso Classics from Trinidad 1928-1940
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Although born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Wilmoth Houdini (born Frederick Wilmoth Hendricks) achieved musical recognition performing calypso music in New York City in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. His songs covered a variety of topics and styles and were sung in a mix of English and Trinidadian patois. This collection, recorded in New York between 1928 and 1940, features Houdini performing with several different calypso bands. The liner notes provide a brief biography of Houdini and his music.

Track Listing

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Sweet Like A Honey Bee Wilmoth Houdini 3:01
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102
Song No. 99 Wilmoth Houdini 2:59
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103
Uncle Jo' Gimme Mo'! Wilmoth Houdini 3:11
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104
Trifling Men Wilmoth Houdini 2:59
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105
No Mo' Bench And Board Wilmoth Houdini 3:10
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106
Sweet Papa Willie Wilmoth Houdini 3:15
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107
Honey I'm Bound To Go Wilmoth Houdini 3:14
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108
The Cooks In Trinidad Wilmoth Houdini 3:18
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109
Arima Tonight, Sangre Grande Tomorrow Night Wilmoth Houdini 2:27
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110
Black But Sweet Wilmoth Houdini 2:33
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111
I Need A Man Wilmoth Houdini 3:24
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112
Stop Coming And Come Wilmoth Houdini 3:05
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113
Tiger Tom Kill Tiger Cat Wilmoth Houdini 2:52
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114
That Big Black Woman Wilmoth Houdini 3:08
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115
West Indian Sugar Crop Wilmoth Houdini 3:06
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116
Unfortunate Milley Wilmoth Houdini 2:51
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117
Teacher Nose Gay The Shouter Wilmoth Houdini 3:04
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118
Mickey Cipriani's Career Wilmoth Houdini 3:11
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119
Glorius Centenary Wilmoth Houdini 2:53
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120
Cipriani's And Bradshaw's Death Wilmoth Houdini 2:51
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121
Bandsman Shooting Case Wilmoth Houdini 2:54
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122
African Love Call Wilmoth Houdini 2:56
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123
The Devil Behind Me Wilmoth Houdini 3:08
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Poor But Ambitious Wilmoth Houdini 3:07