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Disc 1
01
Dizzy Reece The Escape
01 :20
02
Mighty Terror Life in Britain
02 :52
03
Lord Kitchener Romance on the Queen Mary
02 :53
04
King Timothy Jiu Jitsu Calypso
02 :45
05
Buddy Pipp's Highlifers Sway
02 :56
06
Fitzroy Coleman Quintet Uncle Joe
03 :00
07
Lord Beginner The Joe Louis Calypso
02 :34
08
Tony Johnson Marilyn Monroe Calypso
02 :50
09
Lili Verona Big Instrument
02 :45
10
Ginger Johnson Mambo Contempo
02 :21
Disc 2
01
King Timothy Football Calypso
02 :57
02
West African Rhythm Brothers Asikoloto
03 :01
03
Rupert Nurse's Calypso Band Song of Joy
02 :56
04
Buddy Pipp's Highlifers Positive Action
02 :16
05
Tony Johnson Me Donkey Want Water
03 :02
06
Eric Hayden Belly Lick
02 :26
07
Rupert Nurse's Calypso Band Calypso Rhythm Dance
02 :28
08
Buddy Pipp's Highlifers Prospero
02 :36
09
Mighty Terror The Queen Is In
02 :46
10
West African Rhythm Brothers Nigeria Odowoyin
03 :31
ARTIST
TITLE
London Is the Place for Me 6: Mento, Calypso, Jazz & Highlife from Young Black London
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
HJR 062LP HJR 062LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/16/2013

Double LP version. Comes in a gatefold sleeve with four-page insert. Other calypsos range compellingly from the devaluation of the pound through jiu jitsu, big rubbery instruments, football fans, heavyweight champ Joe Louis and the sexual allure of English women police. The Rolling Stones favorite Ginger Johnson with a percussive Latin scorcher. Jamaican mento makes its first entry in the series, with a brace by Tony Johnson: a drily witty drinking-song, and a love-letter to Marilyn Monroe. Plus a trio of magnificently hybrid, hard-swinging instrumentals led in turn by master-guitarist Fitzroy Coleman, Kitch's innovative arranger Rupert Nurse, and trumpeter Shake Keane -- named after Shakespeare because of his love of poetry -- from St. Vincent.