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VA - London Is The Place For Me 7 & 8 (2019/2020)

Posted By: delpotro
VA - London Is The Place For Me 7 & 8 (2019/2020)

VA - London Is The Place For Me 7 (Calypso, Palm​-​Wine, Mento, Joropo, Steel & Stringband) & 8 (Lord Kitchener In England, 1948​-​1962) (2019/2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 453 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 291 Mb | 02:06:44
Highlife, Jazz, Calypso | Label: Honest Jon's Records

The latest volumes in this highly acclaimed "London Is The Place For Me" series - Volume 7 - Calypso, Palm-Wine, Mento, Joropo, Steel & Stringband & Volume 8 - Lord Kitchener In England 1948-1962. Presenting the music of the Windrush generation: the post-war, London recordings of West Indians and West Africans, in the first wave of modern migration to Britain. Volume 7 - Calypso, Palm-Wine, Mento, Joropo, Steel & Stringband overflows with diverse musical styles, including steel band, stringband, calypso, joropo and mento. Volume 8 - Lord Kitchener In England 1948-1962 is devoted to the great calypsonian Lord Kitchener.

Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Tropical Gangsters (1982) [2002, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Posted By: BlondStyle
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Tropical Gangsters (1982) [2002, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Tropical Gangsters (1982) [2002, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Funk, Calypso, Latin Jazz, Post Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 42:50 | 468,12 Mb
Label: Island Records (EU) | Cat.# 586 461-2 | Released: 2002-07-30 (1982-05-10)

"Tropical Gangsters" is the 3rd album by Kid Creole and the Coconuts, released on May 10, 1982. Originally conceived as a solo album by band leader August Darnell and titled Wise Guy, his label ZE Records pressured him to change it to a Kid Creole and the Coconuts record and to make it more commercial sounding in order to relieve the label's financial problems. Despite the tensions this caused within the band and Darnell's complaint that the subsequent record was a "cop-out", the more dance-pop oriented sound helped it reached #145 on the Billboard 200 album chart, representing the group's commercial breakthrough in their home country. However, to the surprise of Darnell and his record company Tropical Gangsters was a huge success in Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and in particular the UK, where the album peaked at #3 in the UK Albums Chart and yielded three Top 10 singles. Tropical Gangsters made Darnell a worldwide star, and the album remains both his and the ZE label's most successful record by far.

The Monty Alexander Quintet - Ivory & Steel (1980) {Concord}

Posted By: tiburon
The Monty Alexander Quintet - Ivory & Steel (1980) {Concord}

The Monty Alexander Quintet - Ivory & Steel (1980) {Concord}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 238MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 107MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Calypso

This well-rounded set features Monty Alexander exploring his West Indian heritage by utilizing the steel drum of Othello Molineaux and performing both straightahead jazz and calypsos. The music is often quite joyous and even the more familiar material (such as "Work Song," "Stella By Starlight" and a medley of "Impressions" and "So What") sounds fresh. Whether it be the Milt Jackson blues "S.K.J." or the Crusaders' hit "Street Life," this is a very successful outing that is quite enjoyable.

Harry Belafonte - Anthology 2021 (All Tracks Remastered) (2021)

Posted By: El Misha
Harry Belafonte - Anthology 2021 (All Tracks Remastered) (2021)

Harry Belafonte - Anthology 2021 (All Tracks Remastered) (2021)
Calypso, Pop, Folk, World | FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 2:20:46 | 771 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: jjjedizionimusicali | Tracks: 40 | Rls.date: 2021

An actor, humanitarian, and the acknowledged "King of Calypso," Harry Belafonte ranked among the most seminal performers of the postwar era. One of the most successful African-American pop stars in history, Belafonte's staggering talent, good looks, and masterful assimilation of folk, jazz, and worldbeat rhythms allowed him to achieve a level of mainstream eminence and crossover popularity virtually unparalleled in the days before the advent of the civil rights movement – a cultural uprising which he himself helped spearhead.

The Jolly Boys - Great Expectation (2010)

Posted By: El Misha
The Jolly Boys - Great Expectation (2010)

The Jolly Boys - Great expectation (2010)
EAC | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | Scans included | 43:01 | 290 MB + 5% Recovery
Mento, Calypso, Reggae | Label: Wall Of Sound

This is the best record of the year and Minott is the best male vocalist of the decade. The Jolly Boys deserve a best vocalist Grammy, best cover song Grammy, best album Grammy, best all around Grammy and those who value solid music with raw power and hair-raising soulfulness deserve to honor their ears with this one. The Jolly Boys take some great songs on here and make them better as they own them, and they elevate some other mediocre pop songs (that until the Jolly Boys got hold of them were just whiny lyrics and plasticine substance around bubble gum basics) into the bluesy phenomenal stratosphere of hair-raising profound expressions of old school realism.