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Mighty Sparrow  First Flight  Early Calypsos from the Emory Cook Collection CD

Mighty Sparrow First Flight Early Calypsos from the Emory Cook Collection CD

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Mighty Sparrow's First Flight reflects his post-World War II Trinidadian world of bravado and high rhetoric, in which violence of tongue and hand, the cut and thrust of word and razor, were reduced to a finely honed skill. Sparrow's earliest calypsos served up unflinching social commentary, spun with invincible exuberance and literary panache, and set the pattern for the next four decades of his career. First Flight reminds us that calypso, in the hands of masters such as the Mighty Sparrow, is much more than party music.
75 minutes, 20 pp. booklet, historic photos.

Tracks
101 No, Doctor, No (Situation in Trinidad)
102 Sparrow verses Melody Picong
103 Carlton Peeping at Me
104 Harry in The Piggery
105 Mango Vert
106 Gun Slingers
107 Jean Marabunta
108 Sailor Man
109 Eve
110 Stella
111 Short Little Shorts
112 Country Girl
113 Dear Sparrow
114 Post Card to Sparrow
115 Dorothy
116 Russian Satellite
117 Mad Bomber
118 No More Rocking

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