Cook-up No.1: Vintage Calypso Mix

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:

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