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Calypso Breakaway 1927-1941
Various Artists
Calypso Breakaway 1927-1941
Genres: World Music, Special Interest
 
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The second volume of early calypso music on Rounder brings us twenty classic tracks, each an eloquent and witty musical observation on the issues, events, and scandals of the golden era of calypso. Here are 1927-41 recordi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Calypso Breakaway 1927-1941
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder
Original Release Date: 1/1/2027
Re-Release Date: 5/12/2010
Genres: World Music, Special Interest
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Calypso
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011661105423

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The second volume of early calypso music on Rounder brings us twenty classic tracks, each an eloquent and witty musical observation on the issues, events, and scandals of the golden era of calypso. Here are 1927-41 recordings by Lord Beginner, Atilla the Hun, the Lion, the Tiger, King Radio, Lord Executor, the Caresser and more.

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CD Reviews

Pleasing to diverse musical tastes
06/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We play this CD in a restaurant where I work. We usually play a lot of jazz, some Latin music, and now old style Calypso. This music reminds me of thirties style jazz artists, but with island style. The lyrics are fun, the music is gently rythmic and playful...think of a quieter version of "Day-O" in the movie Beetle Juice.--Makes you wanna shimmy."
Go back to another era
Gregory Brock | Roanoke, VA United States | 09/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Picture you are in the 1930's. A seaplane takes off in the water in a harbor as you watch the sun go down. Vintage saling ships and merchant steam boats bob in the water. The warm evening breeze blows palm leaves and the smell of afro-carribean cooking mingles with flowering bouganvilla and hibiscus. You are sitting in a restaurant as ceiling fans stir cigar smoke and the background sounds of a calypso band play for your enjoyment. Tourism hasn't exploited this island yet and you realize just how far away from home you actually are.These recordings will take you to this time and place."