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Various Artists: Marvellous Boy: Calypso from West Africa

Audio Samples

>Poor Freetown Boy - Famous Scrubbs
>Taxi Driver (I Don't Care) - Bobby Benson & His Combo
>Ariwo - Chris Ajilo & His Cubanos
>Olubunmi - Roy Chicago
>Bere Bote - Mayor's Dance Band
>Nylon Dress - Steven Amchi & His Empire Rhythm Skies/Steven Amechi And His Empire Rhythm Skies
>Fire Fire Fire - Ebenezer Calender & His Maringer Band
>Scrubbs Na Marvellous Boy - Famous Scrubbs
>Dick Tiger's Victory - Godwin Omabuwa & His Sound Makers
>Igha Suo Gamwen - Rolling Stone & His Traditional Aces
>Tree and the Monkey, The - E.T. Mensah And His Tempos Band/E.T. Mensah & His Tempos Orchestra
>Calypso Minor One - Bobby Benson & His Jam Session Orchestra
>Cost of Living Nar Greetown - Ebenezer Calender & His Maringer Band
>Me Nar Poor Old Man Nor Do Me So - Ebenezer Calender & His Maringer Band
>Gentleman Bobby - Bobby Benson & His Combo
>Yabomisa Sawale - Victor Abimbola Olaiya
>Mami - The Rhythm Aces
>Arria Baby - Ebenezer Calender & His Maringer Band

Track List

>Poor Freetown Boy - Famous Scrubbs
>Taxi Driver (I Don't Care) - Bobby Benson & His Combo
>Ariwo - Chris Ajilo & His Cubanos
>Olubunmi - Roy Chicago
>Bere Bote - Mayor's Dance Band
>Nylon Dress - Steven Amchi & His Empire Rhythm Skies/Steven Amechi And His Empire Rhythm Skies
>Fire Fire Fire - Ebenezer Calender & His Maringer Band
>Scrubbs Na Marvellous Boy - Famous Scrubbs
>Dick Tiger's Victory - Godwin Omabuwa & His Sound Makers
>Igha Suo Gamwen - Rolling Stone & His Traditional Aces
>Tree and the Monkey, The - E.T. Mensah And His Tempos Band/E.T. Mensah & His Tempos Orchestra
>Calypso Minor One - Bobby Benson & His Jam Session Orchestra
>Cost of Living Nar Greetown - Ebenezer Calender & His Maringer Band
>Me Nar Poor Old Man Nor Do Me So - Ebenezer Calender & His Maringer Band
>Gentleman Bobby - Bobby Benson & His Combo
>Yabomisa Sawale - Victor Abimbola Olaiya
>Mami - The Rhythm Aces
>Arria Baby - Ebenezer Calender & His Maringer Band

Album Notes

Liner Note Author: Mark Ainley.

Though the esteemed English imprint Honest Jon's has devoted a number of compilations to documenting the thriving West Indian music scene of the `30s, `40s, and `50s, MARVELLOUS BOY: CALYPSO FROM WEST AFRICA stands out insofar as it documents calypso's transatlantic passage from the West Indies to Africa. These recordings were made in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ghana, and a number of other West African countries in the `40s and `50s. Their propulsive rhythms and playful melodies are a precursor to the driving Afro-beat sound that would emerge in subsequent decades.



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