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Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights: Quelbe! Music of the U.S. Virgin Islands CD

Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights: Quelbe! Music of the U.S. Virgin Islands CD

  • $1699


Stanley Jacobs and The Ten Sleepless Knights wrap the old-time Virgin Islands quelbe sound of squash (gourd rasp), steel (triangle), flute, and banjo uke, in the contemporary trappings of electric keyboard, drum set, conga, and electric bass. The distinctively Caribbean, yet uniquely Virgin Islands, sound of quelbe music is an old but new dance music. Declared the “official” music of the United States Virgin Islands, classic songs such as “Queen Mary” and “LaBega Carousel” tell of historical events on the island of St. Croix, while other pieces accompany the local traditions of quadrille dance. 67 minutes, 32-page booklet with photos and extensive notes.

Track listing:
1. Cigar Win the Race - 5:42
2. Lagoon Mouth - 3:16
3. Sly Mongoose - 3:27
4. Beautiful Girl (calypso) - 5:42
5. Lancers Number 4 - 2:09
6. When You Had Me (jig) - 3:03
7. Ho Bin Sen Yo? (marengue) - 5:06
8. Bronco Jig (jig) - 3:34
9. Don’t Walk Deh - 5:05
10. Garty Ballantine - 5:50
11. Hilly (jig) - 5:03
12. Waltz - 2:42
13. Matty Gru - 3:43
14. LaBega Carousel - 3:56
15. Marie Bull - 4:09
16. Queen Mary - 2:52
17. Musician Want Something to Drink - 2:07

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