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Calypso Atrocities

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01
Mama Loves Mambo
Artist: Small Island Pride
4:21
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Banner Roll
Artist: Small Island Pride
3:21
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Mildred Don't Cry
Artist: Small Island Pride
2:44
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Apple Vendor
Artist: Small Island Pride
3:08
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Doggy in the Back Door
Artist: Small Island Pride
3:12
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06
Whey You Want to Touch it For
Artist: Orchestral Overtures
3:00
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Me Ting is Mine
Artist: Orchestral Overtures
3:07
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The Wrestler
Artist: Young Killer
2:49
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You Can't Finish Pleasing People
Artist: Lord Commander
3:02
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No Crime, No Law
Artist: Lord Commander
2:54
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11
Neighbor Jacquelline
Artist: Wrangler
3:13
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Sailor Man in Donkey Pants
Artist: Mighty Cypher
3:14
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Album Information
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 38:05

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Wondering Sound

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02.03.06
Various Artists, Calypso Atrocities
Label: Cook Records / Smithsonian Folkways

The irrepressible Small Island Pride performed the first seven calypsos on this 1959 release ("Apple Vendor," which takes the sexual metaphors that gave "Taxi Driver" its bite and extends them even further, is especially strong, and the instrumental "Me Ting is Mine" is slinky and danceable), and the calypsonians who followed came close to matching him. "Neighbor Jacquelline" is a furious exchange between Mighty Wrangler, his band, and the backing chorus — "swizzle it, swizzle… read more »

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