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V.A. - London Is The Place For Me 7: Calypso, Mento, Joropo, Steel & String Band
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A1Lord Beginner - Sons And Daughters Of Africa
A2The Lion - Royal Wedding
A3The Mighty Terror - The Hydrogen Bomb
A4Dai Dai Simba - Modern Telephone
B1Willie Payne & The Starlite Tempos - Wa Sise
B2The Mighty Terror - The Emperor Of Africa
B3Louise Bennett - Bongo Man
B4Marie Bryant - My Handy Man
B5Nigerian Union Rhythm Group - Tortoise Mambo
B6Calypso Rhythm Kings - Boul Ve Se
C1The Mighty Terror - Life Is Like A Puzzle
C2The Mighty Terror - Chinese Children
C3Bill Rogers - Hungry Man From Clapham
C4Lili Verona - Underground Train
C5The Lion - Highway Code
D1Billy Sholanke - Kana Kana
D2Calypso Rhythm Kings - L’Année Passée
D3Lord & Lady Beginner - One Morning
D4West African Rhythm Brothers - Ema Foju Ana Woku
D5Trinidad Steel Band - Caroline

V.A.
London Is The Place For Me 7: Calypso, Mento, Joropo, Steel & String Band

Honest Jon's | Item No: 706352
Vinyl 2LP | 2019 / UK – Original | New
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Still deeper forays into the musical landscape of the Windrush generation.

A dazzling range of calypso, mento, joropo, steelband, palm-wine and r’n'b. Expert revivals of stringband music, from way back, alongside proto-Afro-funk.
An uproarious selection of songs about the H-Bomb and modern phones, prostitution and Haile Selassie, mid-life crisis and the London Underground, racism and solidarity, the Highway Code and a 100% West Indian Royal Wedding.

For example some frantic British-Guianan joropo music-hall about Eatwell Brown from Clapham, who starts out biting off a piece of his mother-in-law’s face at a party, then devours everything in his path… a chunk of Brixton Prison, a Union Jack, a policeman’s uniform. Or Marie Bryant — collaborator of Lester Young and Duke Ellington — taking time off from skewering the South African PM Daniel Malan at her West End revue, to contribute some arch, swinging filth about uber-genitalia.

Superior sound, courtesy of Abbey Road, D&M and Pallas; lovely gatefold sleeve; full-size booklet, with full notes, and fabulous previously-unseen photographs, including a set from the family archive of Russ Henderson (who led the first, impromptu Notting Hill Carnival march, in 1966).
Item Details
Item No:706352
Artist:V.A.
Titel:London Is The Place For Me 7: Calypso, Mento, Joropo, Steel & String Band
Label:Honest Jon's
Katalog-Nr:HJRLP077
Format:Vinyl 2LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:UK – Original
Release Date:2019
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Funk / Soul
Available since:27.12.2019
Condition:New
Price:20,99 €
Weight:500g (plus 250g Packaging)
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