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Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Merrymen
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wirl
Release Date: 2/3/1994
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Soca, Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 768138104228

CD Reviews

More rumpunch please!
S. O'Sullivan | USA | 11/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Love the Merrymen. They make you want to grab a partner and dance with a few rum punch in your head. This music is unsynthesized: bass, electric guitar, drums, etc. Nothing grating on the nerves.
Here are my faves:

"Big Bamboo" - A demanding girlfriend who knows exactly what sort of 'wood' she wants.
"Sam Lord" - The wealthy Barbados pirate's fall from grace and into the hands of the Queen in England.
"Beautiful Barbados" - So romantic, I can just feel the chill of a night island breeze on a warm night.
"Ring Ting Ting" - Somebody's been promised some action-tonight and he's going to kiss and tell.
"Yellowbird" - Soothing Caribbean song to sing to a child. Also about lost love.
"Diddly Bops" - Cute ditty about West Indians who dilly dally on sidewalks, oblivious and uncaring to others who are trying to go about their daily business.
"The Girl Next Door" is a nostalgic interlude about rich girl/poor boy young love.
"You sweeten me" - A Caribbean man gives his girl some good lyrics.
"Calypso Medley" - For lovers of old time calypso. Biting, a little critical of older and washed up women, as it was.

The only one I don't like is "Something's gone wrong". Sounds too early Elvis. Calypso is perfection on its own. It doesn't cross well with American rock n' roll.

Music to get mashed with!
sugardoosh | 04/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had this album on lp when I was a little kid and just wore it out. Fast, fun melodies a great calypso album - rich and full. Very nice vocals, crazy corny lyrics, very dancable."