Monday, April 16, 2012

Joey Lewis

An Lp I've had for a while. Not sure where it came from. Released in the 70's I imagine on the Straker's record label this is instrumental soca at it's best.

Wikipedia says -

"Soca is said to have been created in 1963 (see 1963 in music) by Ras Shorty I's "Clock and Dagger" from calypso music. Shorty added Indian instruments, including the dholak, tabla and dhantal. A prolific musician, composer and innovator, Shorty experimented with fusing calypso and the other Indian inspired music including chutney music for nearly a decade before unleashing "the soul of calypso,"...soca music. Shorty had been in Dominica during an Exile One performance of cadence-lypso, and collaborated with Dominica's 1969 Calypso King, Lord Tokyo and two calypso lyricists, Chris Seraphine and Pat Aaron in the early 1970s, who wrote him some creole lyrics. Soon after Shorty released a song, "Ou Petit", with words like "Ou dee moin ou petit Shorty" (meaning "you told me you are small Shorty"), a combination of calypso, cadence and kwéyòl. Shorty's 1974 Endless Vibrations and Soul of Calypso brought soca to its peak of international fame.
Many people think that soca music was created by the blending of calypso and soul music. Many people believe this misconception because it is stated that Lord Shorty called soca "soul calypso". What Lord Shorty meant to say[citation needed] was that soca was the "soul of calypso", but to make it short he called it "soca", which blends the first two letters of "SOul" and "CAlypso". Soca music evolved from a fusion of calypso, cadence, and Indian instruments."

Joey Lewis - Soul Chick/Walk 00 Miles/Steel & Brass


ken_yatta said...

Can you re-up the joey lewis Lp please.


Wastedpapiers said...

Sure thing - if I can find it!