Flabbergasted Focus #2: Vintage soca and calypso
Just in time for Notting Hill carnival. I’ve only been in London at the same time as that famous celebration once. I caught some of the steel band showcase with a good friend on the Friday before the real festivities get underway, and then it proceeded to rain all weekend, and I found myself doing other things. I keep hearing it’s not the same as it used to be, but I hope to make it back someday anyway. There’s a lot of history in that celebration. In the meantime, I made this mix for our mutual edification. I do hope you enjoy it in good health.
Ray Silvester and his Orchestra – Funk Calypso
Maestro – Reveller
Beckett – Oppression
Duke – Is It Groovy Now?
Singing Francine – She
Sparrow – Play You Mas
Shadow – Carnival Is Fete
Crazy – Back To Pan
Lord Kitchener – Dog Bite You (1978)
Lord Kitchener – Body Argument (1965)
Ben Bowers & Bertie King’s Royal Jamaicans – Man Smart, Woman Smarter
Ray Silvester and his Orchestra – Statue
Sparrow – What Is Life
Penguin – Finger
Ed Watson – Love Is Not For Sale
Mighty Power – London Soca
Thanks, love the mix. Is there a track list please. Thanks.
Indeed, meant to add it a few days after the post, as is my custom — I like to SURPRISE first listeners. But I think the number of plays of this mix is barely out of the single digits, so please share with your friends. Tracklist being added as we speak.
Thank you. Can I share it on a Caribbean blog?
Yes, please do share it wherever you want! Thanks a lot, maybe let me know what blog? Always good to see what is out there.
Thanks for tickling my ear holes. 🙂 I love your comps.