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The Caribbean Calypsonians
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Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago during the early to mid-19th century and eventually spread to the rest of the Caribbean Antilles and Venezuela by the mid-20th century. Its rhythms can be traced back to West African Kaiso and the arrival of French planters and their slaves from the French Antilles in the 18th century.

Reggae Caribbean Traditions Calypso. The musical output of Trinidad and Tobago - Calypso, steel band music, and soca - is centered around the carnival season that begins shortly after Christmas and culminates with Carnival Tuesday, the day before the Catholic feast of Ash Wednesday. Most compositions are a reflection of attempts of calypsonians to win these competitions. Consequently, they fall into two camps: party songs vying for Road March and lyrically strong calypsos vying for the Monarchy by addressing a wide range of social and political topics.

Calypso's beginnings in the Caribbean are well-known: Trinidadian slaves were not allowed to speak to one another, so they began singing. This singing is somewhat analogous to the songs sung by slaves in the . which were later adapted into blues music. However, in the Caribbean these songs turned into a socially-conscious and lyrically-oriented style of music. The origin of the word "calypso" is under debate, but the African word kaiso has become the accepted origin. Kaiso is still used today on occasion by calypsonians to describe their genre. Calypso and Carnival.

Free download and listen Calypso – Sounds of the Caribbean Islands, Vol. . John Buddy Williams Band. Lord Flea (Norman Thomas). Lord Invader (Rupert Westmore). Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts). Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco). The Talbot Brothers Of Bermuda. Tracks count: 12. Views: 8. Lance Hayward - Montego Bay 02:38. Mighty Sparrow, Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) - No More Rocking Rolling 05:15. The Talbot Brothers Of Bermuda - Out'a Me 02:32.

Calypso’s ambivalence is especially interesting given that it reached full bloom during the 1940s, when American occupation of Trinidad had led to economic inflation and a spike in prostitution. It could have been protest music but it took the high road and became satire. As advertised, Musical Poetry spans 1955-1969. In 1948, Calypsonians like Lord Kitchener and Young Tiger had moved to London to get work at clubs. Where did these people get their names? My only answer implies the existence of divinity.

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A1 St. Peter's Day
Vocals – The Count Of Monte Cristo
A2 Bed Bug
Vocals – The Count Of Monte Cristo
A3 Fifty Cents
Vocals – The Count Of Monte Cristo
A4 You Too Sweet For Me
Vocals – Lord Wilson
A5 Justina
Vocals – The Count Of Monte Cristo
A6 Free Town Gal
Vocals – The Sovereign
B1 Tell Them, Tell Them
Vocals – The Count Of Monte Cristo
B2 Convoy
Vocals – The Count Of Monte Cristo
B3 German Calypso
Vocals – Lord Wilson
B4 Small Island
Vocals – The Count Of Monte Cristo
B5 Seven Rum Bottles
Vocals – Lord Wilson
B6 Donkey Race
Vocals – Lord Wilson


  • Bass – Charles (Tony) Thomas
  • Clarinet, Saxophone – The Sovereign
  • Congas – Juan Montoute
  • Electric Guitar – Lord Wilson*
  • Maracas – The Count Of Monte Cristo
  • Piano – Frank Anderson


Several Catalog numbers were released with this identical cover including catalog # S-10, and differentiated by applied stickers and center labels. This is S-16