Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Mighty Sparrow, Lord Kitchener|
16 Carnival Hits
Genres: World Music, Pop
Grand Emperors of Calypso
Lawrence Waldron | Queens, NY United States | 07/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There is no other score to give this collection but all 5 stars. If you ever wondered what happened to Eddie Grant after Electric Avenue, he owns the company that has been putting out these CD collections of Kitchener and Sparrow. Some of the songs here are not reflected on any of those other CD's. So scoop this one.
Monster hits like Jean and Dinah featured in the film Mystic Masseur and the elegant Margie are here. But the all time champion Calypso on here must be Sa Sa Yea. While Sparrow is known internationally for his smooth voice and provocative lyrics, Lord Kitchener was always more respected in Trinidad for his cleverly camouflaged double entendres and rich musical compositions...compositions that always took the orchestral needs of the steel pan players into consideration. Pan ochestras love Kitch!
It is only in Sa Sa Yea that Sparrow has an equally rich, orchestral response to Kitch while maintaining his crisp, sweet voice...This song will stick in your head even if you don't understand the Creole protestations of its female protagonist. Other monster hits on here include Drunk and Disorderly and My Pussin. This CD is a gem!"
Dos maestros, aunque no frente a frente
Jorge Velasco Cruz | Santiago, Chile | 06/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Las canciones de este disco no tienen desperdicio. Cada una es una obra maestra del calypso, sobre todo de la década del 60, cuando Sparrow y Kitchener lideraban este movimiento en Trinidad y Tobago.Lo que sí me dejó un poco decepcionado es que se trata de una recopilación. Los temas fueron extraídos de diversos LPs de cada cantante. Ellos nunca se juntaron para realizar este disco y, por lo tanto, no hay canciones a dúo ni tampoco tocan juntos. Eso es una lástima, porque habría sido algo magnífico. Pero las canciones son tan buenas que dejan esta situación sólo como algo anecdótico."
Mighty island rhythms
Lawrence Waldron | 02/23/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Mighty Sparrow once again provides a series of classic rhythms for soca fans in need of a lift. The beats are strong, and as usual the lyrics celebrate the comical side of the human experience. Definitely a worthwhile listen."