Real Calypso, Vol. 2: Out the Fire: Calypso Songs of Social Commentary and Love Troubles

Various Artists FW00RF4 / RF 4

According to the original liner notes, this selection of 1930s Trinidadian calypso is "colorful and exuberant and richly expressive and often hilariously funny." From tales of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie to dancer Bojangles Robinson's "million dollar feet," these songs offer social commentary through calypso's inimitable raffish rhymes.

Year Released 1981
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1981 Folkways Records

Genre(s) Caribbean; World
Country(s) Trinidad and Tobago
Culture Group(s) African Caribbean
Instrument(s) Clarinet; Trumpet; Violin
Subject(s) Calypso
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101 Reign of the Georges The Executor, Gerald Clark and theCaribbean Serenaders 3:07 Not Available for Download
102 Good Will Flyers Raymond Quevedo (Atilla), Gerald Clark, & the Caribbean Serenaders 2:49 Not Available for Download
103 The Million Dollar Feet Wilmoth Houdini and the Royal Calypso Serenaders 3:03 Not Available for Download
104 Theodore Caresser, Gerald Clark and the Caribbean Serenaders 3:09 Not Available for Download
105 Send Your Children To the Orphan Home Roaring Lion, Gerald Clark and the Caribbean Serenaders 3:03 Not Available for Download
106 The Gold in Africa Growling Tiger, Gerald Clark and the Caribbean Serenaders 2:58 Not Available for Download
107 Excursion to Grenada Roaring Lion 2:53 Not Available for Download
201 If I Won a Sweepstake Atilla the Hun, Gerald Clark and the Caribbean Serenaders 3:04 Not Available for Download
202 Rate Rate Ray Lord Invader, Gerald Clark and the Caribbean Serenaders 2:57 Not Available for Download
203 Sally You Not Ashamed? Lionel Belasco's Orchestra 2:45 Not Available for Download
204 Oh Lil' Lil' Gal Harmony Kings' Orchestra 3:05 Not Available for Download
205 Hell Yard and George Street Conflict Growling Tiger, Gerald Clark and the Caribbean Serenaders 2:58 Not Available for Download
206 Poppy Day Lord Executor and the Cyril Monrose String Orchestra 2:46 Not Available for Download
207 Out the Fire Roaring Lion, Gerald Clark and the Caribbean Serenaders 3:16 Not Available for Download
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