Category Archives: calypso

SONG OF THE DAY Charles Lembe et Son Orchestra – Quiero Wapatcha

The wondrous fusion of West African and Latin never ceases to amaze me when it comes to Afro-Cuban sounds – the two (seemingly) different elements work so well together. Today’s song is a fine example of this harmonious union and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Les Vikings de la Guadeloupe – Let’s Stay up Vikings

Known as Guadeloupe’s “first true rock stars”, The Vikings vibrant sounds spanned over an impressive five decades!  Fusing funk, Creole jazz, reggae, Cadence-lypso, Konpa, Merengue, Guadeloupean Gwoka and Biguine, their modern Creole soundscapes are said to have influenced and birthed … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Gomez And His Orchestra – Madam Sandrine

Celebrating a musical career that would span over nearly two decades, Edmund Johnny Gomez, a.k.a Johnny Gomez, was a Trinidadian tenor saxophonist. Born to a musical father, Gomez grew up accompanying his father to many musical performances, often sitting on … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bob Destiny – Kalenda Rock

Born in San Juan (Puerto Rico) in 1933, Ralph Philip Brown, better known as Bob Destiny, was a singer-songwriter and musician.  He rose to fame as a child when, at the age of six, he was tap dancing in a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Geno Exilie – Lan Mise

Founded in London in 1999, Strut Records have become one of the leading labels for reissue, compilations and new studio albums all gathered from the field of African, Caribbean, Latin, jazz, soul and disco. In the early days they were … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lew Hanson & the Islanders – Soul safari

Llewellyn Hanson, better known as Lew Hanson, was a Jamaican-raised Englishman who wrote Calypso songs in New York. He was a vocalist and percussionist but regretfully his recording career was rather short-lived, resulting in only a couple of singles and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Silvertones – Carmen

Consisting of Johnny Phillips on bass, Hector Lopez on (bongos), Mario Lopez (Congas), Wilfredo Robinson (drums), Roy Clark (guitar/vocals), Carlos Allen (lead vocals) and Eugenuio Dorch and Ricardo Bermudez on Saxaphone, the Los Silvertones emerged from Panama in the early … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ansel Wyatt Combo ‎– Gitana

Famed as one of Trinidad’s most pioneering, influential and most authentic guitar heroes, Ansel Wyatt is possibly a little understated when it comes to the recognition of his work!  Hailing from Vistabella,Trinidad and Tobago, Ansel was a guitar prodigy and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Charlie Megira – Smile Now, Cry Later

Discovering this Israeli artist yesterday was both amazing and bad; its not everyday you come across such a musical anomaly, but Charlie Megira was just that and no sooner had I discovered his existence did I then discover his tragic … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY C.W Stoneking – Bad Luck Everywhere You Go

They don’t come much more unique than C.W Stoneking! Fronting a five-piece outfit, the Australian-born self-taught musician fell in love with the blues when he was in his teens! Drawing influences from pre-war blues, gospel blues, Chicago blues, jazz, 1920’s … Continue reading

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