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

Honest Jons
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  • 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 West African Swing Stars

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. 

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