Latin, Jazz, Calypso And Highlife From Young Black London.. At last, fresh installments in our acclaimed, much-loved series: open-hearted, bitter-sweet, mash-up postcards to the here and now, from young black London.
As then, calypso carries the swing. There are four more Lord Kitchener songs — in consideration of his wife leaving him for a GI, cricket umpires, a fling onboard an ocean-liner and West Indian poultry — besides a hot mambo cash-in, cross-bred under his supervision, and an uproarious, teasing Ghanaian tribute to him in Fanti by London visitors The Quavers.
Other calypsos range compellingly from the devaluation of the pound and the sexual allure of English women police. The Mighty Terror contributes the woe-begotten, cautionary tale of his beloved Patricia's change of heart: 'I cannot believe, not for one moment / She gone with Millicent... / You may think I am jocular / But this really happened in Manchester / I felt so ashamed, my friends laughed at me / I had to take a train for London city.'
Also finally getting some dues, the path-breaking Latin-African-jazz experiments of Ghanaian drummer and percussionist Buddy Pipp, with spine-tingling playing by the great Jamaican saxophonist Joe Harriott. Proper Brit Pop.
The LP comes in gatefold sleeve with inlay sheet.
Buddy Pipp's Highlifers — Cuban Nightingale
George Browne — Calypso Mambo
Lord Beginner — The Dollar And The Pound
Lord Invader— Goodwood Park
Shake Keane — Trumpet Highlife
West African Rhythm Brothers — Ominira
Caribbean Swing Band — Jordhu
Buddy Pipp's Highlifers — Ghana Special
Lord Kitchener — Cricket Umpires
Lord Kitchener — Kitch's Mambo Calypso
West African Rhythm Brothers — Jekafo Ju Agbawo
Mighty Terror — Patricia Gone With Millicent
Lord Kitchener — My Wife Went Away With Yankee
The Quavers — Kitch
Mona Baptiste — Tabu
Lord Kitchener — Jamaica Turkey
Mighty Terror — Women Police In England
Tejan-Sie With The West African Rhythm Brothers — King Jimmy Foo Foo
West African Swing Stars — My Sorrow
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