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London Is The Place For Me 8: Lord Kitchener In England, 1948-1962 (gatefold)

  • Świadome, satyryczne, krytyczno-polityczne calypso od trynidadzkiego autora hymnu Windrush Generation. Śpiewa tu o taksówkach, piłce nożnej w Manchesterze, owocach i rasizmie

London Is The Place For Me 8: Lord Kitchener In England, 1948-1962 (gatefold)
Nr kat.: HJRLP078
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  • 01 Carnival Road March.mp3
  • 02 No More Taxi.mp3
  • 03 Mango Tree.mp3
  • 04 Food From The West Indies.mp3
  • 05 Alphonso In Town.mp3
  • 06 Come Back In The Morning.mp3
  • 07 Too Late Kitch.mp3
  • 08 Drink-A-Rum.mp3
  • 09 Constable Joe.mp3
  • 10 Pirates Of Paria.mp3
  • 11 Carnival In Town.mp3
  • 12 Is Trouble.mp3
  • 13 If You Brown.mp3
  • 14 Life Begins At Forty.mp3
  • 15 Manchester Football Double.mp3
  • 16 The Denis Compton Calypso.mp3
  • 17 Mistress Jacob.mp3
  • 18 London Is The Place For Me.mp3
  • 19 Tie Tongue Mopsie.mp3
  • 20 Dora (Meet Me At The Pawnshop).mp3
  • 21 If You're Not White You're Black.mp3
  • 22 Africa My Home.mp3
  • 23 Nora.mp3
  • 24 Kitch In The Jungle.mp3

 

The genius of Lord Kitchener has been the mainstay of our series. In this volume devoted to his post-war London recordings, Kitch plays his many roles with signature aplomb and poised subtlety. First there is the hooligan chantwell, up for anything in the hurly-burly of carnival proper; and then the casual reporter, firing off postcards to Trinidad about taxis, flashy booze, fast women and football in Manchester, with homesickness and grievance nestled just behind the optimism, pride and tentative senses of belonging. There is the bearer of news from home, in detailed accounts of murders, tales of stupid local coppers, and reminiscences about food and particular mango trees; the political thinker, considering racism and Africa; and the diarist, with his vivid tales of infidelity, and disclosure of the break-up of his marriage, and his desire to get away. One foot in the UK, the other in Trinidad; but the man himself somewhere in-between. Kitch In The Jungle, nobody around. A ‘diasporic explorer’; a key twentieth-century witness, alongside such hallowed figures as Samuel Selvon and Edward Kamau Braithwaite. Though in frustration Kitch would sometimes take over double-bass duties himself, the musicianship of Rupert Nurse, Fitzroy Coleman and co is top-notch. The original glorious sound is down to Denys Preston, recording for Melodisc, often at Abbey Road Studios (where we transferred and restored the 78s compiled here). Presented in a lovely gatefold sleeve, with a full-size booklet containing superb, specially-commissioned sleevenotes by Kitch biographer Anthony Joseph, and fabulous, previously-unseen photographs.

 

 

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