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Various - Island In The Sun: A History Of Caribbean Music

£9.99 GBP
SUNRDD006

Format: 2CD

A new double disc compilation from Secret Records subsidiary label Sunrise Records featuring an overview of essential, early Caribbean folk tunes.

Dating all the way to the late 1920's "˜Islands In The Sun"¦' looks to give an in depth overview of fantastic Caribbean music that marked the start of Ska, Reggae, Dancehall and Rapso. Essentially Jamaican folk music, over it's development Calypso music began incorporating elements of the various styles produced from the West Indies with topics ranging from love to enjoying life and island living. Some of the better known artists such as Lord Kitchener, The Mighty Sparrow and Count Owen all have multiple appearances on the compilation as their contribution to the genre is immeasurable especially in breaking Calypso on over seas territories. For any one wanting a proper introduction to this unique genre look no further than "˜Island In The Sun: A History Of Caribbean Music' and bask in the warm island spirit.

Disc 1

1. Caroline - Wilmouth Houdini & Lionel Belasco & His Orchestra
2. Man Smart Woman Smarter (Not Me) - King Radio
3. Vitalogy - The Lion with The Cyril Monrose String Orchestra
4. Mathilda (aka Matilda) - King Radio
5. In The Dew And The Rain - The Growler
6. Freddo - Atilla The Hun
7. (Shame And) Scandal In The Family - Sir Lancelot
8. Mary Ann - The Lion
9. Music Lesson - The Duke Of Iron
10. Kitch - Lord Kitchener
11. Parakeets - The Duke Of Iron
12. The Monkey Song - Blind Blake & The Royal Victoria Hotel Calypsos
13. The Lost Watch - The Duke Of Iron & His Trinidad Troubadours
14. John B Sail (The Wreck Of The John B) - Blind Blake & The Royal Victoria Hotel Calypsos
15. Muriel AndThe Bug - Lord Kitchener
16. Go Down Emmanuel Road (Lady Oh) - Blind Blake & The Royal Victoria Hotel Calypsos
17. I Left Her Behind For You - The Duke Of Iron
18. You Don't Need Glasses To See - Lord Invader with Gerald Clark & The Calypso Orchestra
19. Hold "˜Im Joe- MacBeth The Great with Gerald Clark & The Calypso Orchestra
20. Trouble In Arima - Lord Kitchener
21. The Big Bamboo - The Duke Of Iron
22. Ugly Woman (If You Want To Be Happy) - The Lion with Gerald Clark & The Calypso Orchestra
23. Don't Touch Me Tomato - George Symonette & The Native Bahamian Rhythms
24. Boo Boo Man (Mama Look A Boo Boo) - Lord Melody & The Caribbean All Stars
25. Wife And Mother - Lord Kitchener
26. My Lima Beans - George Symonette & The Native Bahamian Rhythms
27. Four Day In The Morning - The Four Deuces
28. I Will Die A Bachelor - Lord Beginner with Cyril Blake's Calypso Serenaders

Disc 2

1. Jean And Dinah - The Mighty Sparrow
2. Rock & Roll Calypso - Lord Melody & The Caribbean All Stars
3. Pretty Woman - The Torpedo with The Caribbeans
4. The Three Old Maids - Erskill Zuill
5. The Dollar And The Pound - Lord Beginner with Cyril Blake's Calypso Serenaders
6. Lazy Janie - The Torpedo & The Caribbeans
7. Love, Love, Love! - Lord Beginner & The Calypso Rhythm Kings
8. No Doctor No (The Situation In Trinidad) - The Mighty Sparrow
9. Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) - Lord Foodoos & His Calypso Band
10. Picong Duel - The Mighty Sparrow & Lord Melody
11. Island Woman - Vincent Martin & The Bahamians
12. Island In The Sun - Count Owen & His Calypsonians
13. The Naughty Little Flea - Boysie Grant & Reynolds Calypso Clippers
14. The Weed - Count Owen & His Calypsonians
15. Hill And Gully Ride (Mandeville Road) - Lord Composer & The Silver Seas Orchestra
16. Evening News - Lord Creator with Fitz-Vaughn Bryan & His Orchestra
17. Healin' In De Balmyard - Harold Richardson & The Ticklers
18. Dr Kinsey Report - Lord Lebby & The Jamaican Calypsonians
19. Rose - The Mighty Sparrow
20. Yellow Bird (Choucoune) - Roy Shurland & The Big Bamboo Orchestra
21. Madame Dracula - The Mighty Sparrow
22. The Laziest Man - The Mighty Douglas
23. Love In The Cemetery- Lord Kitchner