Calypso Craze: 1956-57 And Beyond
Calypso Craze: 1956-57 And Beyond by Various - History at WA Tunes. MPN: BCD16947. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. (6-CD + DVD + 176 page book) In the standard history of American pop music, the 1950s are a parade of rock icons: Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Buddy
Performers include such surprises as: Louis Farrakhan, Maya Angelou, Robert Mitchum, Fess Parker, Stan Kenton, Louis Armstrong, Hazel Scott, Nat 'King' Cole, Eartha Kitt, Rosemary Clooney, Fred Astaire, Hank Snow, Tito Puente, Stan Freberg, and the Norman Luboff Choir. Also, 'blue-eyed calypsos' written by: Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, and Harold Arlen. Also represented are: Trinidadian calypsonians Lion, Atilla, Radio, Caresser, Beginner, Invader, Kitchener, Terror, Cristo, and Panther. There are Trinidadian expatriates Wilmoth Houdini, Duke of Iron, Sir Lancelot, and MacBeth the Great, as well as other West Indians (and Bermudians) such as Lloyd Thomas, Lord Flea, Lord Foodoos, Mighty Zebra, The Talbot Brothers, Sidney Bean, Hubert Smith, Blind Blake, Enid Mosier, The Eloise Trio, Edric Connor, George Browne, and Frank Holder. Finally, folksingers The Tarriers, Terry Gilkyson and The Easy Riders, Stan Wilson, and The Kingston Trio.
A bonus DVD, unseen in over 55 years, contains a 'Calypso Craze' feature-length film never before issued on video or broadcast on television: Calypso Joe (Allied Artists, 1957), starring Herb Jeffries and Angie Dickinson, and featuring Duke of Iron and The Easy Riders. DVD also contains four short 'soundies' from the 1940s and 50s, with Sam Manning and 'Belle Rosette' (Beryl McBurnie), Broadway and big-band singer Gracie Barrie covering Stone Cold Dead In The Market, and Lord Cristo and the March Of Dimes Quartet.
|Brand:||Various - History|
|Item Weight:||0.37 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.39 x 4.92 x 4.92 inches|
|Package Weight:||5.51 pounds|
|Package Size:||12.44 x 1.73 x 1.73 inches|