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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
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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 Tiger Calypso Be
2.Campbell, Ambrose Yolanda
3.Baptiste, Mona Calypso Blues
4.West African Rhythm Brothers Adura
5.Lord Kitchener My Wife's Nightie
6.West African Rhythm Brothers Ominira
7.West African Rhythm Brothers Eroya
8.Lord Beginner General Election
9.Lion, The Kalenda March
10.Oyelana, Tunji Omonike
11.Keane, Shake & His Highlifers Balonga
12.King Timothy Gerard Street
13.West African Swing Stars E.T. Mensah's Rolling Ball
14.Campbell, Ambrose Ashiko Rhythm
15.West African Swing Stars Omo Africa
16.Wrwebi, Gwigi Nyusamkhaya
17.Henderson, Russ West Indian Drums
18.Lord Beginner Nobody Wants To Grow Old
19.Boi's, Rans Ghana Highlife Band Gbonimawo
20.West African Rhythm Brothers Sing The Blues