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01
Maria Bryant Don't Touch Me Tomato
02 :58
02
Lord Kitchener Muriel and the Bug
03 :01
03
Orchestral Overtures Me Ting Is Mine
03 :08
04
Duke Of Iron Big Bamboo
02 :43
05
Count Owen & His Calypsonians Hoola Hoop Calypso
02 :52
06
Blind Blake Gin And Coconut Water
02 :46
07 02 :27
08 03 :10
09 02 :58
10
Small Island Pride Whey You Want to Touch It For
02 :57
ARTIST
TITLE
Caribbean Audio Odyssey Volume One
FORMAT
10"

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STAGO 057LP STAGO 057LP
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RELEASE DATE
11/25/2014

Caribbean Audio Odyssey is a reflection of Stag-O-Lee's love for early Jamaican music. When one traces back the roots of ska to the early sound systems and Mento, it doesn't take a genius to discover calypso. Here's 10 little jewels from the '50s -- recorded in Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago and Bermuda. If you don't enjoy 'em, consult a doctor! "CALYPSO, the infectious rhythms and melodies of the Caribbean area originated in Trinidad. It is really the musical expression of the Afro-West-Indian population. There are various explanations for the origin of the word 'calypso,' but it is most likely that it stems from the African word 'Kaiso,' which means 'bravo.' The lyrics (in a dialectic English) and the melody are usually made up at the spur of the moment. The words very often have a double meaning. The topic is sex, but frequently deals with current events of social and political happenings. The rhythms are enticing and therefore popular for dancing." --from the liner notes; Calypso in the Caribbean includes a range of genres, including: the Benna genre of Antiguan and Barbudan music; Mento, a style of Jamaican folk music that greatly influenced ska and reggae; ska, the precursor to rocksteady and reggae; Spouge, a style of Barbadian popular music; Cadence-lypso, which mixed calypso with the cadence rampa of Haiti and Dominican traditional music; and soca music, a style of Kaiso/calypso, with influences from Cadence-lypso, soul, funk and Indian musical instruments.