Friday, March 19, 2010

Calypso Carnival (Re-Up)

Scouring the archives I thought I had uploaded this one before but I couldn't find it so here it is. It was released in 60's on the Melodisc label inthe U.K. The blurb on the back of the 10" sleeve proclaims -

"In this album you not only have Calypsos in different, colourful and contrasting styles from Trinidad's leading calypsonians in The Lion's "COME PUNKSIE", a contsant favourite to George Browne, The Roving "trooperdor" singing "The Single Man", an old Jewish melody - to the Mighty Terror expressing in "Chinese Children" grave predicament with seriousness and feeling which is undoubtedly felt by many today.
Perhaps it was at this stage Meloldisc Records Ltd. decided to give "Calypso Carnival" a fuller Federal Caribbean flavour and leaving Trinidad to the South they proceeded North to Jamaica for haunting mentos by Tony Johnson and Eric Hayden - the former giving his advice and opinion on the Smarter Sex. Leaving Jamaica they go to Haiti for the Calypso Merangue "Stone Cold Man" by the Charmer. This is the current craze in the Caribbean, Norht and South America. In this you will note strong French influence, but unlike the French in "Sone Cold Man" the blame is on the wife. Please excuse the jumps and crackles. "

Discover more about calypso HERE.

Lord Kitchener - Big Toe

George Brown - Single Man

Eric Hope - Give Her The No. 1

The Lion - Come Punksie

The Charmer - Stone Cold Man

Little Nora - Tomato

The Mighty Terror - Chinese Children

Tony Johnson - Man Smart, Woman Smarter


FredrikO said...

Wonderful! Lots of songs/versions I never heard before. "Come Punksie" is an instant favorite. Keep up this calypso work of yours!

wastedpapiers said...

Glad you are enjoying then FredrikO. Much appreciate the feedback. I will uplaod some more calypso soon.

boppinbob said...

Been looking for George Brown for ages especially the record "Sound Barrier". Great tunes. Thanks.

wastedpapiers said...

Thanks for dropping by Bob - good to hear you are enjoying the downloads.

PFitz said...

For any who may not have picked up this bit of trivia yet, "The Charmer" was the stage name of Louis Eugene Walcott who later converted to Islam and became Louis Farrakhan (current head of the U.S. Nation of Islam).