Portraits: The Growling Tiger of Calypso
CAT # 11661-1717-2
1. War 2. Senorita Panchita #1 3. The Parrot 4. Money is King 5. Bury Boula for Me 6. War 7. The Train Blow 8. When I Dead Bury Me Clothes 9. Rose of Caracas 10. Getting Along with the Calypso Music 11. Atomic Energy Calypso 12. Senorita Panchita #2
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Neville Marcano (a/k/a 'Tiger' or 'The Growling Tiger') is one of the greatest artists of the 1930s golden age of calypso. This album was recorded at his home in Trinidad in 1962 and at the 1966 Newport Folk Festival. Accompanied by a Spanish and African style string band, Tiger makes 'war' on fellow calypsonians and sings the witty commentaries and subtly detailed stories that made him immortal. Remastered to 20-bit digital from the original field recordings. All tracks are previously unissued. Caribbean Voyage: Released for the first time, Alan Lomax's legendary 1962 recordings of the rich and many-stranded musical traditions of the Lesser Antilles and eastern Caribbean: work songs, pass-play and story songs, calypso, East Indian chaupai, and steel band music, reflecting the Central and West African, French, English, Celtic, Spanish and East Indian contributions to Caribbean culture. The Portrait Series: Throughout his career Alan Lomax worked extensively with some of the greatest artists in folk music, many of which he was the first to record. The Portrait Series focuses in depth on those brilliant artists and heroes of traditional music. 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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