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Various Artists // London Is The Place For Me 6 (Mento, Calypso, Jazz & Highlife From Young Black London) 2xLP

Various Artists // London Is The Place For Me 6 (Mento, Calypso, Jazz & Highlife From Young Black London) 2xLP

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The 6th calypso compilation by Honest Jon's in London, England.

Contains 20 songs from jazz to high life.Gatefold specifications and inserts are included.

Labels and other worksClick here to register: /// Click here to see more Honest Jon's Records releases available at Tobira.

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Text by Honest Jon's:

"When the Empire Windrush, an old troop-carrier, arrived at Tilbury on June 21, 1948, and inaugurated modern Caribbean immigration to Britain, it also supplied calypso with its best-known image — on Pathe newsreel, Lord Kitchener singing his new composition London Is The Place For Me.
 
Kitch had boarded with Lord Beginner at Kingston docks, Jamaica, on Empire Day, May 24. In London they joined a milieu of fine band musicians familiar with Caribbean musical forms, and already represented on numerous recordings crucial to the development of British swing and jazz music.

Traveling with their own core audience, the Trinidadian calypsonians brought with them the vocal music of Carnival. Traditionally this ranges from social satire to sexual double-entendre, from voodoo to the most pressing issues of the day, from sporting events to competitive insult. experiences of Britain's growing Caribbean population were to be fabulously rich in raw material. "

Artist: Various

Label: Label: Honest Jon's Records

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The 6th calypso compilation by Honest Jon's in London, England.

Contains 20 songs from jazz to high life.Gatefold specifications and inserts are included.

Labels and other worksClick here to register: /// Click here to see more Honest Jon's Records releases available at Tobira.

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Text by Honest Jon's:

"When the Empire Windrush, an old troop-carrier, arrived at Tilbury on June 21, 1948, and inaugurated modern Caribbean immigration to Britain, it also supplied calypso with its best-known image — on Pathe newsreel, Lord Kitchener singing his new composition London Is The Place For Me.
 
Kitch had boarded with Lord Beginner at Kingston docks, Jamaica, on Empire Day, May 24. In London they joined a milieu of fine band musicians familiar with Caribbean musical forms, and already represented on numerous recordings crucial to the development of British swing and jazz music.

Traveling with their own core audience, the Trinidadian calypsonians brought with them the vocal music of Carnival. Traditionally this ranges from social satire to sexual double-entendre, from voodoo to the most pressing issues of the day, from sporting events to competitive insult. experiences of Britain's growing Caribbean population were to be fabulously rich in raw material. "

Artist: Various

Label: Label: Honest Jon's Records