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4.7 out of 5 stars with 146 reviews
Knock Dem Dead
4.0 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews
Soca Anthology [2 CD/DVD Combo]
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
Slinger Francisco aka The Mighty Sparrow aka Doctor Bird is a living legend and iconic entertainer with over 50 years in the business. Known as the 'King of Calypso' for many, The Mighty Sparrow has defined Calypso and Soca through the years with the counShrink-wrapped.
Best of Straker's: Ah Feel to Party
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
The Brooklyn-based Straker's label defined major calypso and soca artists starting in the early '70s. Granville Straker, with the help of wizard arranger Frankie McIntosh, has forged a musical stable that is without equal in the calypso arena. According to the thorough liner notes by Gene Scaramuzzo, this label produced a host of well-known and not so well-known calypso artists. There's also an enlightening biographical article about Straker contained in the liners. Basically a one-man
Calypso: Vintage Songs From the Caribbean
4.1 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
CD > POPULAR MUSIC > LATIN This admirable compilation concentrates on recordings from the '50s, when the toothsome melodies, infectious rhythms, and bawdy double-entendres of calypso and related West Indian styles were on the verge of becoming an international craze. Fun fact: at the height of his popularity, Harry Belafonte was outselling Elvis Presley! However, the tunes on this set are far more authentic than ''Day-O.'' Most of the material comes from the Bahamas, but there are also flying