Calypso Cross Section

Calypso Cross Section

Various Artists COOK00916

Juxtaposing the musical talents of vocalists Bomber, Wrangler, Killer and Small Island Pride, the art of the 1950s Trinidadian calypso resonates on this recording. These witty songs provide a lesson in picong, the game of teasing intrinsic to the genre, from these crowned Calypso Kings.

Year Released 1957
Record Label Cook Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1957 Cook Records
Genre(s) Caribbean; World
Country(s) Trinidad and Tobago
Culture Group(s) African Caribbean
Instrument(s) Vocals
Subject(s) Calypso

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101 Carolina Young Killer 2:37
102 The Motion Mighty Bomber 3:15
103 Thelma The Mighty Wrangler with the Frankie Francis Orchestra 3:12
104 Calypso Cha Cha Small Island Pride, March of Dimes, and the Roderick Borde Orchestra 2:53
105 Gamecock The Mighty Wrangler with the Frankie Francis Orchestra 2:49
106 Old Man's Darling Mighty Bomber 3:14
201 Mamaguy Mighty Bomber 3:04
202 Soda Water The Mighty Wrangler with the Frankie Francis Orchestra 3:16
203 Country Girl Small Island Pride, March of Dimes, and the Roderick Borde Orchestra 3:05
204 Celita Mighty Bomber 3:08
205 Bad Payment Small Island Pride, March of Dimes, and the Roderick Borde Orchestra 3:05
206 Baptist Funeral Young Killer 3:26
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