|Mighty Sparrow, The / First Flight: Early Calypsos|
|Album:||First Flight: Early Calypsos||Collection:||World|
|Artist:||Mighty Sparrow, The||Added:||07/2005|
|Add Date:||2006-01-22||Pull Date:||2006-03-26||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||12 Mar||5 Mar||26 Feb||19 Feb||12 Feb||5 Feb||29 Jan|
|1.||Jul 08, 2008:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
|4.||Feb 28, 2006:||at the Cafe Bohemian |
|2.||Feb 05, 2008:||CARNAVAL at the Cafe Bohemian |
No, Doctor, No (The Situation In Trinidad)
|5.||Feb 25, 2006:||New World Disorder |
Short Little Shorts
|3.||Mar 07, 2006:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
Harry In The Piggery
|6.||Feb 21, 2006:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
No More Rocking
Early Calypso ( 1958-59 )from Trinidad, part of the Emory Cook Collection. ( Thank you Emory and Martha Cook for recording and donating these sounds) Great vocals, chorus and instrumentation.|
Great social/political commentary, cool party songs
1: 2:59 1958 Carnaval song about new Tax system
2: 4:23 Calypso war between Sparrow & Lord Melody
3: 4:57 cool brass song about a busy body
**4: 5:13 nice male chorus, brass, "sleeping with a hog". Song about social control through embarrassment
***5: 3:41 a woman offers a man a hairy object to eat "if you eat it right the hair won't stick in your teeth"
6: 4:04 gun runners " from cannon to razor blades"
7: 4:03 about a prostitute who is also a pickpocket.
8: 2:49 about a cuckoled husband
9: 4:31 a revenge song about a woman bureaucrat
**10: 4:30 sexual challenge with a drunken woman
**11: 5:50 "Short Little Shorts"
12: 3:14 song about a man trying to seduce a young woman but first convince the mother to change her ways.
**13: 4:16 Dear John letter and baby who is the image of his uncle Joe
14: 3:53 being apart at Christmas time
15: 3:06 being lovesick.
**16: 5:04 condemming the Russians sending a dog into space
17: 3:54 late 1950's American cities time bomber
***18: 5:14 a brief time when calypso vied with Rock & Roll for International acclaim. D Farrell 01/2006