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Mighty Sparrow, The / First Flight: Early Calypsos
Album:First Flight: Early Calypsos Collection:World
Artist:Mighty Sparrow, The Added:07/2005
Label:Smithsonian/Folkways 

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Add Date:2006-01-22 Pull Date:2006-03-26 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:12 Mar5 Mar26 Feb19 Feb12 Feb5 Feb29 Jan
Airplays:1122113

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 08, 2008:At the Cafe Bohemian
Mango Vert
4.Feb 28, 2006:at the Cafe Bohemian
Dear Sparrow
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

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2006-01-24 
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.
Fantastic lyrics.
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

Track Listing
1.No, Doctor, No (The Situation In Trinidad) 10.Stella
2.Sparrow Vs. Melody Picong 11.Short Little Shorts
3.Carlton Peeping At Me 12.Country Girl
4.Harry In The Piggery 13.Dear Sparrow
5.Mango Vert 14.Post Card To Sparrow
6.Gun Slingers 15.Dorothy
7.Jean Marabunta 16.Russian Satellite
8.Sailor Man 17.Mad Bomber
9.Eve 18.No More Rocking