Various Artists: London is the Place For Me: Trinidadian Calypso In London, 1950-1956

Audio Samples

>London Is the Place for Me - Freddy Grant/Lord Kitchener
>I Was There (At the Coronation) - Young Tiger/Cyril Blake/Young Tiger
>Mix Up Matrimony - Calypso Rhythm Kings/Lord Beginner
>My Landlady - Freddy Grant/Lord Kitchener
>Kitch's Be Bop Calypso - Freddy Grant/Lord Kitchener
>Victory Test March - Calypso Rhythm Kings/Lord Beginner
>Birth of Ghana - Lord Kitchener
>Aguiti - Rupert Nurse Calypso Band/Lord Invader
>Jamaica Hurricane - Calypso Rhythm Kings/Lord Beginner
>Kitch in the Jungle - Kitchener's African Jungle Boys/Lord Kitchener
>No Carnival in Britain - Rupert Nurse Calypso Band/The Mighty Terror
>Underground Train, The - Cyril Blake/Lord Kitchener
>Housewives - Cyril Blake/Lord Beginner
>Some Girl Something - Freddy Grant/Lion/The Lion
>Saxophone No. 2 - Fitzroy Trinidad Ragers Coleman/Lord Kitchener
>Fed-A-Ray - Melodisc Calypso Boys/Lord Beginner
>Bulldog Don't Bite Me - Calypso Rhythm Kings/Timothy
>Spanish Calypso - Freddy Grant/Lion/The Lion
>If You're Not White You're Black - Fitzroy Trinidad Ragers Coleman/Lord Kitchener
>Sweet Jamaica - Vincent Street Six/Lord Kitchener

Track List

>London Is the Place for Me - Freddy Grant/Lord Kitchener
>I Was There (At the Coronation) - Young Tiger/Cyril Blake/Young Tiger
>Mix Up Matrimony - Calypso Rhythm Kings/Lord Beginner
>My Landlady - Freddy Grant/Lord Kitchener
>Kitch's Be Bop Calypso - Freddy Grant/Lord Kitchener
>Victory Test March - Calypso Rhythm Kings/Lord Beginner
>Birth of Ghana - Lord Kitchener
>Aguiti - Rupert Nurse Calypso Band/Lord Invader
>Jamaica Hurricane - Calypso Rhythm Kings/Lord Beginner
>Kitch in the Jungle - Kitchener's African Jungle Boys/Lord Kitchener
>No Carnival in Britain - Rupert Nurse Calypso Band/The Mighty Terror
>Underground Train, The - Cyril Blake/Lord Kitchener
>Housewives - Cyril Blake/Lord Beginner
>Some Girl Something - Freddy Grant/Lion/The Lion
>Saxophone No. 2 - Fitzroy Trinidad Ragers Coleman/Lord Kitchener
>Fed-A-Ray - Melodisc Calypso Boys/Lord Beginner
>Bulldog Don't Bite Me - Calypso Rhythm Kings/Timothy
>Spanish Calypso - Freddy Grant/Lion/The Lion
>If You're Not White You're Black - Fitzroy Trinidad Ragers Coleman/Lord Kitchener
>Sweet Jamaica - Vincent Street Six/Lord Kitchener

Album Reviews:

Rolling Stone (12/12/02, p.103) - "...Born out of the heartbreak, as well as the hopefulness, of immigrantsin a cold and sometimes unforgiving new land."

Spin (2/03, p.102) - "...Wicked with cocktails..."

Album Notes

Includes a 40-page illustrated booklet.

Personnel: Wally Fawkes (clarinet); Freddy Grant (saxophone).

Recording information: 01/30/1950-11/23/1956.

Director: Denis Preston.

Photographers: George Rodger; Valerie Wilmer.

Unknown Contributor Roles: Mona Baptiste; Al Timothy; Brylo Ford; John Maynard; Clinton Maxwell; Cyril Blake; George Roberts ; Neville Boucarut; Bertie King; Fitzroy Coleman; Shake Keane; Lord Beginner; Lord Kitchener; Russell Henderson.



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