Some people have asked me to post more musical examples of calypso music on the blog. So I entered my calypso kitchen, rummaged the shelves and cupboards and put what I found in the cauldron. It features a wide array of calypsos—hot, jumpy instrumentals, vibrant live recordings and a hilarious picong or “battle rap” calypso. The mix focuses on the fifties and fades out in the early seventies.
Here’s to you: