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

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

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.

Track Listing

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

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