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Nonesuch Explorer Series / Caribbean: Island Songs &S, th
Album:Caribbean: Island Songs &S, th Collection:World
Artist:Nonesuch Explorer Series Added:Sep 2003
Label:Nonesuch Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-08-02 Pull Date:2004-10-03 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Sep 26Sep 19Sep 5Aug 29Aug 22Aug 15Aug 8

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 21, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
4.Sep 16, 2004:PopOtheMorning
2.Sep 18, 2004:Storytime!
Pindo Mama Pindo
5.Sep 13, 2004:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
3.Sep 16, 2004:Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
6.Sep 04, 2004:Under the Sheltering Sky
Emmanual Road

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-06-30 
From 1972, this fascinating collection only hints at the rich musical traditions of the Caribbean. Focusing on the 3 major traditions (Afro-Hispanic, Afro-French, Afro-British) it includes everything from rural folk songs to more urban music. Good stuff with typically informative and interesting notes.
1. Lively call-response w/a big village chorus & drums.
2. Another call-response w/good energy & perc.
*3. Uptempo w/accordion/perc/call-response vocals.
*4. A fast merengue w/catchy percussion.
5. Slow w/wailing female leader & chorus of women.
6. Female chorus in a midtempo ode to the Virgin Mary.
*7. Claps/vocals/chorus in an uptempo work song.
8. Lazy & warm bolero w/a quirky charm. Vox/perc.
*9. Uptempo, swaying meringue w/a relaxed energy.
10. Afro-drum based improv w/wailing male vox..
*11. Slow a capella intro to midtempo work song w/picks.
*12. Another great work song w/picks & good harmonies.
13. Men passing rocks & harmonizing to another work song.
*14. Fun mix of odd instruments in a relaxed but joyful tune.
15. A capella female solo, midtempo folk tune.
16. Children call-response a capella.
17. Female solo a capella, midtempo, kind of fun.
18. Fast drum jam into slow male vox/then halting & so on.

Track Listing
1.Calunga 10.Percy Where Him Gone?
2.Ya Lo Ve 11.Bahl 'oman Bahl
3.Amantina 12.Georgie Lyon
4.Canto De Hacha 13.Emmanual Road
5.Ay Lola Eh 14.Mango Time
6.Salve Corrida 15.When I Was in Colon
7.Pindo Mama Pindo 16.Chi Chi Bud-Oh
8.Les Deux Jumeaux 17.Obeahman
9.Josephine 18.Mummies