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Various Artists: Calypsos From Trinidad: Politics, Intrigue and Violence in the 1930's

Track List

>Iere Now and Long Ago - Lord Beginner/Atilla the Hun/Atilla The Hun & Lord Beginner
>Money Is King - The Tiger
>Gold in Africa, The - Roaring Lion
>Bargee Pelauri - Roaring Lion
>Send Your Children to the Orphan Home - The Lion
>Paramaribo - The Caresser
>Ah, Gertie - The Caresser
>Treasury Scandal - Atilla the Hun
>I Don't Know How the Young Men Living - Executor
>Shop Closing Ordinance - Executor
>Too Botheration - The Growler
>Rats, The - The Tiger
>Down the Road - The Tiger
>Try a Screw to Get Through - The Tiger
>Strike, The - Atilla the Hun
>Miss Marie's Advice - The Tiger
>Where Was Butler? - Atilla the Hun
>Governor's Resignation, The - Atilla the Hun
>We Mourn the Loss of Sir Murchison Fletcher - The Lord Executor
>Mr. Nankivell's Speech - Atilla the Hun
>Commission's Report - Atilla the Hun
>Sedition Law - King Radio
>Five Year Plan, The - Atilla the Hun

Album Notes

Full Title: Calypsos From Trinidad: Politics, Intrigue & Violence In The 1930's, Including the Butler Calypsos.

Audio Remasterer: Jack Towers.

Liner Note Author: Richard K. Spottswood.

Recording information: New York, NY (03/18/1935-02/04/1940); Trinidad (03/18/1935-02/04/1940).

Editor: Richard K. Spottswood.

A favorite CD of the classic 1930s calypso recordings, this stresses calypsos about the labor troubles in the Trinidadian oil fields in 1937. Many beautiful and poignant songs are included such as the Growling Tiger's "The Gold in Africa" (about Italy's invasion of Ethiopia) and "Money Is King" (about the depression), Executor's "Shop Closing Ordinance," the Roaring Lion's "Bargee Pelauri," Atilla's "Commission's Report" (about a British report of the riot of the striking oil field workers), and Radio's "Sedition Law" (about the censorship of calypso). ~ Don Hill


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