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London Is The Place For Me - Volume 5: Latin, Jazz, Calypso & Highlife From Young Black London
A1Buddy Pipp's Higlifers - Cuban Nightingale
A2George Browne - Calypso Mambo
A3Lord Beginner - The Dollar & The Pound
A4Lord Invader - Goodwood Park
A5Shake Keane - Trumpet Highlife
B1West African Rhythm Brothers - Ominira
B2Caribbean Swing Band - Jordhu
B3Buddy Pipp's Highlifers - Ghana Special
B4Lord Kitchener - Cricket Umpires
B5Lord Kitchener - Kitch's Mambo Calypso
C1West African Rhythm Brothers - Jekafo Ju Agbawo
C2Mighty Terror - Patricia Gone With Millicent
C3Lord Kitchener - My Wife Went Away With Yankee
C4The Quavers - Kitch
C5Mona Baptiste - Tabu
D1Lord Kitchener - Jamaica Turkey
D2Mighty Terror - Women Police In England
D3Tejan-Sie - King Jimmy Foo Foo (With The West Agrican Rhythm Brothers)
D4West African Swing Stars - My Sorrow

London Is The Place For Me
Volume 5: Latin, Jazz, Calypso & Highlife From Young Black London

Honest Jon's | Item No: 310144
Vinyl 2LP | 2013 / UK – Original | New
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As then, calypso carries the swing. There are four more Lord Kitchener songs — in consideration of his wife leaving him for a GI, cricket umpires, a fling onboard an ocean-liner and West Indian poultry — besides a hot mambo cash-in, cross-bred under his supervision, and an uproarious, teasing Ghanaian tribute to him in Fanti by London visitors The Quavers.
Other calypsos range compellingly from the devaluation of the pound through jiu jitsu, big rubbery instruments, football fans, heavyweight champ Joe Louis and the sexual allure of English women police. The Mighty Terror contributes the woe-begotten, cautionary tale of his beloved Patricia's change of heart: 'I cannot believe, not for one moment / She gone with Millicent... / You may think I am jocular / But this really happened in Manchester / I felt so ashamed, my friends laughed at me / I had to take a train for London city.'
Ambrose Campbell is back, with six more shots of prodigal, limber, melancholic, visionary West African highlife. Also the Rolling Stones' favourite Ginger Johnson, with a percussive Latin scorcher; and Mona Baptiste, with some wonderful, soulful exotica.
Jamaican mento makes its first entry in the series, with a brace by Tony Johnson: a drily witty drinking-song, and a love-letter to Marilyn Monroe. Also finally getting some dues, the path-breaking Latin-African-jazz experiments of Ghanaian drummer and percussionist Buddy Pipp, with spine-tingling playing by the great Jamaican saxophonist Joe Harriott.
Expert jazz idioms course sophisticatedly through all the selections, which include a straight-up, South London version of Duke Jordan's Jordhu, something from Dizzy Reece's soundtrack — brokered by Kenneth Tynan — to the British crime film Nowhere To Go, and a trio of magnificently hybrid, hard-swinging instrumentals led in turn by master-guitarist Fitzroy Coleman, Kitch's innovative arranger Rupert Nurse, and trumpeter Shake Keane — named after Shakespeare because of his love of poetry — from St. Vincent.
Item Details
Item No:310144
Artist:London Is The Place For Me
Titel:Volume 5: Latin, Jazz, Calypso & Highlife From Young Black London
Label:Honest Jon's
Format:Vinyl 2LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:UK – Original
Release Date:2013
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Funk / Soul, Jazz / Fusion
Available since:22.04.2013
Price:17,99 €
Weight:500g (plus 250g Packaging)
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