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Calypso Is Like So
Robert Mitchum
Calypso Is Like So
Genres: World Music, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Digitally remastered edition of this 1957 album from the American actor. On this album, Mitchum opted for an "ethnic" sound with no attempt to adapt either the music to his friends lyrics for an American audience, giving u...  more »

      
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All Artists: Robert Mitchum
Title: Calypso Is Like So
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI France
Release Date: 4/24/1995
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Calypso, Europe, Continental Europe, Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724383267729

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Digitally remastered edition of this 1957 album from the American actor. On this album, Mitchum opted for an "ethnic" sound with no attempt to adapt either the music to his friends lyrics for an American audience, giving us the spectacle of songs written specifically for a Trinidadian audience delivered uncut by a major Hollywood star. Rev-Ola.

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Mitchum's Cool Calypso
Scott T. Rivers | Los Angeles, CA USA | 04/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Dig that album cover! The King of Cool doesn't disgrace himself with this 1957 release. What should have been a bizarre novelty emerges as a surprisingly enjoyable foray into the calypso milieu. Among the standout tracks are "What Is This Generation Coming To?" and "From a Logical Point of View." Robert Mitchum fans will not be disappointed."
Shut your mouth, go away!
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 07/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"So, how good does Robert Mitchum do de calypso, mon? Well, he's a more authentic calypso singer than Vanilla Ice was a rapper. He does a decent job on the tongue-twisting lyrics, especially on the up-tempo "What's This Generation Coming To?", a lament about how da crazy teenagers got da nation in a state of con-fyoo-shun wit' dere rockin' 'n' rollin'. On other tunes, his vocals aren't as powerful as his fists, but as Johnny Mercer once said, if Mitchum can't reach a high note, "he can act his way through it." And if that doesn't work...well, who's gonna tell him? Here is the track listing:

1. Jean and Dinah
2. From a Logical Point of View
3. Not Me
4. What is This Generation Coming To?
5. Tic, Tic, Tic
6. Beauty is Only Skin Deep
7. I Learn a Merengue, Mama
8. Take Me Down to Lover's Row
9. Mama, Looka Boo Boo
10. Coconut Water
11. Matilda, Matilda
12. They Dance All Night
13. The Ballad of Thunder Road
14. My Honey's Lovin' Arms

13 & 14 are bonus tracks. "The Ballad of Thunder Road" was a non-calypso single released about a year after this album, and "My Honey's Lovin' Arms" was it's b-side."
A sunny good time!
Elseless | Norwalk, CA | 07/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Whenever I'm feeling blue or in need of sunshine on a rainy day... THIS is the cd I put on. Tons of fun and guraunteed to make you smile.
I suspect that the people who DIDN'T like this cd don't have the kind of sense of humor needed to appreciate this album. So very tongue in cheek and just an all around good time. Too bad the art of subtle lyrics is lost on today's artists."