Marvellous Boy Calypso from West Africa

Honest Jon's
  • 1. Famous Scrubs – Poor Freetown Boy
  • 2. Bobby Benson – Taxi Driver
  • 3. Chris Ajilo – Ariwo
  • 4. Roy Chicago – Olubunmi
  • 5. Mayor's Dance Band – Bere Bote
  • 6. Stev Amechi – Nylon Dress
  • 7. Ebenezer Calender – Fire Fire Fire
  • 8. Famous Scrubbs – Scrubbs Na Marvellous Boy
  • 9. Godwin Omabuwa – Dick Tiger's Victory
  • 10. Rolling Stone – Igha Suo Gamwen
  • 11. ET Mensah – The Tree and the Monkey
  • 12. Bobby Benson – Calypso Minor One
  • 13. Ebeneezer Calender – Cost of Living Nar Freetown
  • 14. Ebeneezer Calender – Me Nar Poor Old Man Nor Do Me So
  • 15. Bobby Benson – Gentleman Bobby
  • 16. Victor Olaiya – Yabomisa Sawale
  • 17. The Rhythm Aces – Mami
  • 18. Ebeneezer Calender – Arria Baby

Great new compilation from Honest Jon's!

Another top package of obscure music from the 1940s and 50s, this time focusing on the calypso sounds of West Africa!

Beautifully packaged and with exensive sleeve notes and photos, this is an essential compilation for any fan of the calypso sound!

Check it out calypso fans!

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