Vibrant and beautiful almost beyond words, the fifty year old recordings being collected on Honest Jons’ London Is The Place For Me series are giant and precious treasures of early black British music. Exquisite artistic achievements in their own right, they also throw light on the early development of post bop jazz in the UK. This second volume, subtitled Calypso And Kwela, Highlife And Jazz From Young Black London, concentrates on the same period but widens the geo-stylistic net.
Young Tiger - Calypso Be / Ambrose Campbell - Yolanda / Mona Baptiste - Calypso Blues / West African Rhythm Brothers - Adura / Lord Kitchener - My Wife's Nightie
West African Rhythm Brothers - Ominira / West African Rhythm Brothers - Eroya / Lord Beginner - General Election / The Lion - Kalenda March / Tunji Oyelana - Omonike
Shake Keane And His Highlifers - Baionga / King Timothy - Gerrard Street / West African Swing Stars - E.T. Mensah's Rolling Ball / Ambrose Campbell - Ashiko Rhythm /West African Swing Stars - Omo Africa
Gwigwi Mrwebi - Nyusamkhaya / Russ Henderson - West Indian Drums / Lord Beginner - Nobody Wants To Grow Old / Rans Boi's Ghana Highlife Band - Gbonimawo / West African Rhythm Brothers - Sing The Blues
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