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Disc 1
01
Young Tiger Calypso Be
01 :00
02
Ambrose Campbell Yolanda
01 :00
03
Mona Baptiste Calypso Blues
01 :00
04
West African Rhythm Brothers Adura
01 :00
05
Lord Kitchener My Wife's Nightie
01 :00
06
West African Rhythm Brothers Ominira
01 :00
07
West African Rhythm Brothers Eroya
01 :00
08
Lord Beginner General Election
01 :00
09
The Lion Kalenda March
01 :00
10
Tunji Oyelana Omonike
01 :00
Disc 2
01
Shake Keane & His Highlifers Baionga
01 :00
02
King Timothy Gerrard Street
01 :00
03
West African Swing Stars E.T. Mensah's Rolling Ball
01 :00
04
Ambrose Campbell Ashiko Rhythm
01 :00
05
West African Swing Stars Omo Africa
01 :00
06
Gwigwi Mrwebi Nyusamkhaya
01 :00
07
Russ Henderson West Indian Drums
01 :00
08
Lord Beginner Nobody Wants to Grow Old
01 :00
09
Rans Boi's Ghana Highlife Band Gbonimawo
01 :00
10
West African Rhythm Brothers Sing the Blues
01 :00
ARTIST
TITLE
London Is the Place For Me 2: Calypso & Kwela, Highlife & Jazz From Young Black London
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
HJR 016LP HJR 016LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/11/2015

2015 repress; originally released in 2005. Another installment of amazing music from the first wave of modern black settlement in England. The focus remains on the '50s, with classic calypsos running alongside the African jazz of Ambrose Campbell -- the father of modern Nigerian music -- and some blistering high-life. Among the contributions from the '60s there is some South African kwela (featuring Chris McGregor) and a jazz-dance percussion workout from the Trinidadians who put the Notting Hill Carnival on London streets. The LPs are housed in a gatefold sleeve with a beautiful folded insert. There is a trenchant introduction by Paul Gilroy, full discographical notes, and numerous wonderful photographs. Includes tracks by Young Tiger, Ambrose Campbell, Mona Baptiste, West African Rhythm Brothers, Lord Kitchener, Lord Beginner, The Lion, Tunji Oyelana, Shake Keane & His Highlifers, King Timothy, West African Swing Stars, Gwigwi Mrwebi, Russ Henderson, and Rans Boi's Ghana Highlife Band.