London Is The Place For Me Afro-Cubism, Calypso, Highlife, Mento, Jazz The Music Of Young Black London, 5 & 6

Honest Jons
  • 1. Buddy Pipp's Highlifers – Cuban Nightingale
  • 2. George Browne – Calypso Mambo
  • 3. Lord Beginner – The Dollar And The Pound
  • 4. Lord Invader – Goodwood Park
  • 5. Shake Keane – Trumpet Highlife
  • 6. West African Rhythm Brothers – Ominira
  • 7. Caribbean Swing Band – Jordhu
  • 8. Buddy Pipp's Highlifers – Ghana Special
  • 9. Lord Kitchener – Cricket Umpires
  • 10. Lord Kitchener – Kitch's Mambo Calypso
  • 11. West African Rhythm Brothers – Jekafo Ju Agbawo
  • 12. Mighty Terror – Patricia Gone With Millicent
  • 13. Lord Kitchener – My Wife Went Away With Yankee
  • 14. The Quavers – Kitch
  • 15. Mona Baptiste – Tabu
  • 16. Lord Kitchener – Jamaica Turkey
  • 17. Mighty Terror – Women Police In England
  • 18. Tejan-Sie With The West African Rhythm Brothers – King Jimmy Foo Foo
  • 19. West African Swing Stars – My Sorrow
  • 20. Dizzy Reece – The Escape
  • 21. Mighty Terror – Life In Britain
  • 22. Lord Kitchener – Romance On The Queen Mary
  • 23. King Timothy – Jiu Jitsu Calypso
  • 24. Buddy Pipp's Highlifers – Sway
  • 25. Fitzroy Coleman Quintet – Uncle Joe
  • 26. Lord Beginner – The Joe Louis Calypso
  • 27. Tony Johnson – Marilyn Monroe Calypso
  • 28. Lili Verona – Big Instrument
  • 29. Ginger Johnson – Mambo Contempo
  • 30. King Timothy – Football Calypso
  • 31. West African Rhythm Brothers – Asikoloto
  • 32. Rupert Nurse's Calypso Band – Song Of Joy
  • 33. Buddy Pipp's Highlifers – Positive Action
  • 34. Tony Johnson – Me Donkey Want Water
  • 35. Eric Hayden – Belly Lick
  • 36. Rupert Nurse's Calypso Band – Calypso Rhythm Dance
  • 37. Buddy Pipp's Highlifers – Prospero
  • 38. Mighty Terror – The Queen Is In
  • 39. West African Rhythm Brothers – Nigeria Odowoyin

At last, fresh installments in Honest Jon's acclaimed, much-loved series: open-hearted, bitter-sweet, mash-up postcards to the here and now, from young black London.


The fifth and sixth volumes features four more songs from Lord Kitchener, of which topics include his wife leaving him for a GI, cricket umpires, and a fling onboard an ocean-liner and West Indian poultry. Other calypsos range compellingly from the devaluation of the pound through jiu jitsu, big rubbery instruments, football fans, heavyweight champ Joe Louis and the sexual allure of English women police. Melancholic, visionary West African highlife from Ambrose Campbell; a percussive Latin scorcher from Ginger Johnson, Jamaican mento from Tony Johnson, Latin-African-jazz experiments of Ghanaian drummer and percussionist Buddy Pipp and lots more. 

You can find Volume 5 on vinyl here and volume 6 on vinyl here.