The Trojan Box Set: Calypso [Box]

Performers Various Artists

June 20, 2003 | Compact Disc

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All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Liner Note Author: Steve Nye.
This might not all be classic calypso, by any means, with several tracks coming from the Supersonics (essentially the Skatalites in a slightly different incarnation, later in the '60s) and the focus decidedly more on Jamaica than calypso's real home of Trinidad. But there's some great stuff from Lord Kitchener and a little Lord Invader to spice things up, including one of his English pieces, "Teddy Boy Calypso," which advocates harsh treatment for juvenile delinquents. "Not Me" is a take on the classic calypso "Man Smart, Woman Smarter," but without the rough power of the original. Like most calypso, there are plenty of topical subjects, now long out of date, like "Undemocratic Rhodesia," illustrating the fact that calypso was very much a form of news and commentary on politics and social events. And while the Maytals and Derrick Harriott were never calypso figures, there's enough here to make it worthwhile. Even the non-calypso music has value, and an association of some kind, to the genre. If it's the real classic songs you're searching for, you won't really find many of them here. But if you have those and you're looking to expand your calypso collection, you could do a lot worse than explore this. ~ Chris Nickson

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 20, 2003

Genre: Calypso

Style: International

UPC: 060768032729

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The Trojan Box Set: Calypso [Box]

Performers Various Artists

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 20, 2003

Genre: Calypso

Style: International

UPC: 060768032729


Title Track Time
0.DISC 1: --
1.Weed, The (aka Man Pyabba) - Baba And His Band Brooks/Count Lasher/Lyn Taitt/Count Lasher/Baba Brook --
2.Love in the Cemetary - Lord Kitchener --
3.Big Bamboo - Lord Creator --
4.Jamaica Is the Place to Go - Charlie Binger & His Quartet --
5.Get Me to the Church on Time - Tommy McCook & the Supersonics --
6.Valet, The - Nora Dean --
7.Woman a Love in the Night Time - Lord Spoon --
8.Do-Re-Mi - Mighty Vikings --
9.Skillamy - Aston/Yen/Aston & Yen --
10.Nice Time - Phyllis Dillon --
11.In the Park - Count Alert/Baba And His Band Brooks/Lyn Taitt/Count Alert/Baba Brooks --
12.Our Time fe Celebrate - Derrick Harriott --
13.Great '68 - Marva Moore & The Gaysters --
14.Bam Bam - The Maytals --
15.Bam Bam - Baba And His Band Brooks/Count Lasher/Williams/Lyn Taitt/Count Lasher & Williams/Lyn Taitt --
16.Jamaica Woman - Lord Kitchener --
17.Savito - Undergrounds --
0.DISC 2: --
1.Neighbour, Neighbour - Lord Kitchener --
2.Must Get a Man - Nora Dean --
3.Mufridite - Baba And His Band Brooks/Count Lasher/Williams/Lyn Taitt/Count Lasher & Williams/Lyn Tai --
4.Country Gal - Charlie Binger & His Quartet --
5.Paint Up, Clean Up Time - Lord Creator --
6.World on a Wheel, The - Lord Spoon --
7.Happy Times - Derrick Harriott --
8.Hard Time - Count Alert/Baba And His Band Brooks/Lyn Taitt/Count Alert/Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks B --
9.Reggae Merengue - Tommy McCook & the Supersonics --
10.Dumb Boy & the Parrot - Lord Cristo --
11.Village Ram - Mighty Sparrow --
12.Teacher Teacher - Mighty Dougla --
13.Sausage, The - Baldhead Growler --
14.Muhammad Ali - Mister Calypson --
15.Undemocratic Rhodesia - Sampson the Lark --
16.Kitch, You So Sweet - Lord Kitchener --
17.Dash of the Sunshine, A - Lord Tanamo --
0.DISC 3: --
1.Calypso War - The Mighty Terror --
2.Me One Alone - Lord Invader --
3.Water Gobbler, The - Lord Ivanhoe & His Caribbean Knights --
4.Not Me (aka Man Woman, Woman Smarter) - Bertie King Royal Jamaicans/Ben Bowers --
5.Brownskin Girl - The Mighty Terror --
6.You Don't Need Glasses to See - Lord Invader --
7.Belinda - Lord Ivanhoe & His Caribbean Knights --
8.Heading North - The Mighty Terror --
9.I'm Going Back to Africa - Lord Invader --
10.Africa, Here I Come - Lord Ivanhoe & His Caribbean Knights --
11.Little Jeannie - The Mighty Terror --
12.Naughty Little Flea - Bertie King Royal Jamaicans/Ben Bowers --
13.Mahalia, I Want Back My Dollar - Lord Invader --
14.Lift the Iron Curtain - Lord Ivanhoe & His Caribbean Knights --
15.T.V. Calypso - The Mighty Terror --
16.Teddy Boy Calypso (Bring Back the Cat-o-Nine) - Lord Invader --

Editorial Notes

All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Liner Note Author: Steve Nye.
This might not all be classic calypso, by any means, with several tracks coming from the Supersonics (essentially the Skatalites in a slightly different incarnation, later in the '60s) and the focus decidedly more on Jamaica than calypso's real home of Trinidad. But there's some great stuff from Lord Kitchener and a little Lord Invader to spice things up, including one of his English pieces, "Teddy Boy Calypso," which advocates harsh treatment for juvenile delinquents. "Not Me" is a take on the classic calypso "Man Smart, Woman Smarter," but without the rough power of the original. Like most calypso, there are plenty of topical subjects, now long out of date, like "Undemocratic Rhodesia," illustrating the fact that calypso was very much a form of news and commentary on politics and social events. And while the Maytals and Derrick Harriott were never calypso figures, there's enough here to make it worthwhile. Even the non-calypso music has value, and an association of some kind, to the genre. If it's the real classic songs you're searching for, you won't really find many of them here. But if you have those and you're looking to expand your calypso collection, you could do a lot worse than explore this. ~ Chris Nickson
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