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Disc 1
01 00 :47
02 00 :49
03
Lord Beginner Mix Up Matrimony
00 :47
04
Lord Kitchener My Landlady
00 :48
05
Lord Kitchener Kitch's Bebop Calypso
00 :49
06
Lord Beginner Victory Test Match
00 :48
07
Lord Kitchener Birth Of Ghana
00 :48
08
Lord Invader Aguiti
00 :48
09
Lord Beginner Jamaica Hurricane
00 :48
10
Lord Kitchener Kitch In The Jungle
00 :51
Disc 2
01
Mighty Terror No Carnival In Britain
00 :47
02
Lord Kitchener The Underground Train
00 :47
03
Lord Beginner Housewives
00 :47
04 00 :53
05
Lord Kitchener Saxophone No 2
00 :49
06
Lord Beginner Fed-A-Ray
00 :48
07 00 :47
08
The Lion Spanish Calypso
00 :47
09 00 :48
10
Lord Kitchener Sweet Jamaica
00 :47
ARTIST
TITLE
London Is The Place For Me
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
HJR 002LP HJR 002LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/2/2011

Subtitled: Trinidadian Calypso In London, 1950-1956. 2011 vinyl repress of what was the 2nd album on the Honest Jon's label, originally released 2002. When the Empire Windrush, an old troop-carrier, arrived at Tilbury on June 21, 1948, and inaugurated modern Caribbean immigration to Britain, it also supplied calypso with its best-known image -- on Pathé newsreel, Lord Kitchener singing his new composition "London Is The Place For Me." Kitch had boarded with Lord Beginner at Kingston docks, Jamaica, on Empire Day, May 24. In London they joined a milieu of fine band musicians familiar with Caribbean musical forms and already represented on numerous recordings crucial to the development of British swing and jazz music. Travelling with their own core audience, the Trinidadian calypsonians brought with them the vocal music of Carnival. Traditionally this ranges from social satire to sexual double-entendre, from voodoo to the most pressing issues of the day, from sporting events to competitive insult. The experiences of Britain's growing Caribbean population were to be fabulously rich in raw material. Housed in a gatefold sleeve.