Label: Club Moral - CM18 • Format: Cassette C60 • Country: Belgium • Genre: Electronic • Style: Industrial, Experimental
There is no question that Trinidad is the royal palace of calypso and the Mighty Sparrow its king. The career of "Sparrow," born Slinger Francisco, is the history of modern calypso. He began inwhich was early enough for his songs to be covered by older Bionic Chronic - Fear Factory - Коллекция Альбомов MP3, such as the great Duke of Iron.
The tribute was of course returned by Sparrow. Sparrow's musical achievements include steel pan development, use of electric guitar, and eventually promoting "soca," or soulful calypso.
Free from the restrictions of pre recording restraints, generally he sang longer songs with more intense lyrics and themes. From the start, Sparrow revolutionized calypso, and only the records from his first few years can be compared to Calypso. Sounds From The Record Hi-Fi Calypso By Peter Ricardo And His Calypso.
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He forfeited the crown several years by protesting or abstaining from the competition, and in other years he simply lost. Sparrow developed calypso itself, contributed a staggering number of hit songs, repeatedly captured the crown, and produced many other artists. He protested conditions for calypsonians performing publicly, recording in the studio, and getting radio airplay.
Calypso had been stagnating as quaint, folk music for cruise-ship tourists, but under Sparrow it returned to its hard-biting origins and became dangerous again.
Buying: There are so many! It is hard to go wrong with Sparrow records up until the mids. Even his latest albums have some of his best work, however. Christmas with Sparrow; National NLP Christmas classics--not calypso, in two deluxe editions --different jacket art-- both extremely rare.
BS; vocal; remakes earlier hits but not RA
Avenue (Variety Club Mix) - St. Etienne* - Casino Classics, Woh Hata Rahe Hain Pardah - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party - Devotional And Love Songs, Do You Want Me (D-Dub) - Lee Marrow Featuring Lipstick - Do You Want Me, Untitled - Unknown Artist - Untitled, They Wanna Know - Adam Tensta - Its A Tensta Thing