Wit, wisdom and soul from the King of Calypso 1960-1976!
Truly a towering figure of calypso and Caribbean culture in general, Trinidad's Mighty Sparrow, this indepth anthology is well overdue. A two-disc collection spanning one of his most creative periods, the early 60's through the mid-70's. Sparrowmania! presents a picture of an incredible and prolific entertainer, offering on-point social commentary ("Kennedy And Krushchev," "Ah Diggin' Horrors," "The Slave"), bawdy songs full of double entendre and vice ("Big Bamboo," "Congo Man," "What's The Point Of Getting Sober") and genre-expanding hybrids ("Try A Little Tenderness," "Calypso Boogaloo"). Liner notes courtesy of David Katz provide context and history, and the music speaks for itself.