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Various Artists / London Is The Place For Me 2: Calypso & Kwela, Highlife & Jazz From Young Black
Album:London Is The Place For Me 2: Calypso & Kwela, Highlife & Jazz From Young Black Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:11/2008
Label:Honest Jon's Records 

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Add Date:2008-11-23 Pull Date:2009-01-25 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:25 Jan18 Jan11 Jan4 Jan28 Dec21 Dec14 Dec7 Dec
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Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2008-11-24 
Calypso & Kwela, Highlife & Jazz from young black London.
fantastic compilation from the early 1950's London with West Indian and West African musicians. All tracks are very good.
****1: 2:57 calypso, male vocal, super cool song about Jazz, great scat style + great lyrics
2: 3:15 mid tempo, trumpet, male vocals, flute, almost chill
3: 2:58 calypso, female vocal, slow to mid with big band sound
4: 2:53 slow to mid male vocal, some scat style, horns
5: 2:37 calypso, male vocal & chorus cool song about infidelity, mid tempo
6: 3:12 slow to mid, male vocal, clave sticks, percussion, guitar, piano & horns
7: 2:53 male vocal & chorus, slower intro then faster, perc & horns
8: 2:48 male vocal & chorus, about election in England
9: 3:05 male vocal & chorus, horns & perc, low down calypso about Carnaval
10: 3:09 male vocal, with horns & perc, mid tempo
11: 2:11 fast percussion with horns, male vocal/wail
12: 2:37 calypso, mid to faster, male vocal, some cool scat sounds
13: 2:39 instrumental,clave sticks, mid tempo, horns & perc, guitar
*****14: 4:56 clave dominates ( 1---2---3---1-1 ) with low fast percussion
15: 3:25 clave sticks, perc, horns, slow to mid, minimal male vocal & chorus
***16: 3:19 instrumental, South African township Jazz sound to a Nigerian tune
****17: 3:11 instrumental, fast top hat, percussion & bass
18: 2:29 calypso, mid tempo, male vocals
19: 3:06 clave sticks, male vocals, mid to fast, guitar
20: 2:49 male vocal, slow D  Farrell   11/2008


Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Young TigerCalypso Be
2.Campbell, AmbroseYolanda
3.Baptiste, MonaCalypso Blues
4.West African Rhythm BrothersAdura
5.Lord KitchenerMy Wife's Nightie
6.West African Rhythm BrothersOminira
7.West African Rhythm BrothersEroya
8.Lord BeginnerGeneral Election
9.Lion, TheKalenda March
10.Oyelana, TunjiOmonike
11.Keane, Shake & His HighlifersBalonga
12.King TimothyGerard Street
13.West African Swing StarsE.T. Mensah's Rolling Ball
14.Campbell, AmbroseAshiko Rhythm
15.West African Swing StarsOmo Africa
16.Wrwebi, GwigiNyusamkhaya
17.Henderson, RussWest Indian Drums
18.Lord BeginnerNobody Wants To Grow Old
19.Boi's, Rans Ghana Highlife BandGbonimawo
20.West African Rhythm BrothersSing The Blues