Calypso After Midnight! The Live Midnight Special Concert -- Town Hall, New York City 1946
CAT # 11661-1841-2
1. Announcements of Coming Events 2:41 2. Don't Stop the Carnival 3:06 3. Intro to "My Donkey Wants Water" 4. My Donkey Wants Water 2:29 5. Intro to "That Game Named Poker" 1:03 6. That Game Named Poker 4:02 7. Intro to the Band and "I'm a Better WomanThan You" 1:14 8. I'm a Better Woman than You" 2:40 9. Intro to Drumming 10. Drumming 2:20 11. Intro to a Calypso Drama, "The GI and the Lady" 12. The GI and the Lady 5:05 13. Intro to "Te Way" (Stick Fight) 14. Te Way 3:39 15. Intro to "Roosevelt in Trinidad" 16. Roosevelt in Trinidad 2:55 17. Intro to "Calypso War" 18. Calypso War 6:59 19. Intro to "Yankee Dollar" 20. Yankee Dollar 3:57 21. Intro to "God Made Us All" 22. God Made Us All 4:38 23. Closing Announcement
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A calypso concert sponsored by People's Songs and hosted by Alan Lomax, with Lord Invader, the Duke of Iron, Macbeth the Great, and Gerald Clark and his Invaders, performed in December 1946 at New York's Town Hall during the post-World War II calypso boom in the United States. This CD is a sentimental journey back to an historic performance of early calypso in the U.S. and back to the era when progressive politics and folk music were joined. The Concert and Radio Series: A series devoted to live concerts, radio shows, and programs produced by Alan Lomax. The Alan Lomax Collection: The Alan Lomax Collection gathers together the American, European, and Caribbean field recordings, world music compilations, and ballad operas of writer, folklorist, and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax.
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