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V.A. - London Is The Place For Me 8: Lord Kitchener In England, 1948-1962
Tracklist
A1Carnival Road March
A2No More Taxi
A3Mango Tree
A4Food From The West Indies
A5Alphonso In Town
B1Come Back In The Morning
B2Too Late Kitch
B3Drink-A-Rum
B4Constable Joe
B5Pirates Of Paria
B6Carnival In Town
C1Is Trouble
C2If You Brown
C3Life Begins At Forty
C4Manchester Football Double
C5The Denis Compton Calypso
C6Mistress Jacob
D1London Is The Place For Me
D2Tie Tongue Mopsie
D3Dora (Meet Me At The Pawnshop)
D4If You’re Not White You’re Black
D5Africa My Home
D6Nora
D7Kitch In The Jungle

V.A.
London Is The Place For Me 8: Lord Kitchener In England, 1948-1962

Honest Jon's | Item No: 706353
Vinyl 2LP | 2019 / UK – Original | New
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First there is the hooligan chantwell, up for anything in the hurly-burly of carnival proper; and then the casual reporter, firing off postcards to Trinidad about taxis, flashy booze, fast women and football in Manchester, with homesickness and grievance nestled just behind the optimism, pride and tentative senses of belonging.
There is the bearer of news from home, in detailed accounts of murders, tales of stupid local coppers, and reminiscences about food and particular mango trees; the political thinker, considering racism and Africa; and the diarist, with his vivid tales of infidelity, and disclosure of the break-up of his marriage, and his desire to get away.

One foot in the UK, the other in Trinidad; but the man himself somewhere in-between. Kitch In The Jungle, nobody around. A ‘diasporic explorer’; a key twentieth-century witness, alongside such hallowed figures as Samuel Selvon and Edward Kamau Braithwaite.

Though in frustration Kitch would sometimes take over double-bass duties himself, the musicianship of Rupert Nurse, Fitzroy Coleman and co is top-notch. The original glorious sound is down to Denys Preston, recording for Melodisc, often at Abbey Road Studios (where we transferred and restored the 78s compiled here).

Presented in a lovely gatefold sleeve, with a full-size booklet containing superb, specially-commissioned sleevenotes by Kitch biographer Anthony Joseph, and fabulous, previously-unseen photographs
Item Details
Item No:706353
Artist:V.A.
Titel:London Is The Place For Me 8: Lord Kitchener In England, 1948-1962
Label:Honest Jon's
Katalog-Nr:HJRLP078
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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