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  • 1. bongo
  • 2. zinah
  • 3. fool fool fool
  • 4. calypso boogaloo
  • 5. – congo man
  • 6. slave
  • 7. kennedy and krushchev
  • 8. ten to one is murder
  • 9. she's been gone too long
  • 10. all son cha (sparrow & his troubadours)
  • 11. sweet loving
  • 12. shango man (live at the hilton, barbados)
  • 13. oriental touch
  • 14. ah diggin' horrors
  • 15. try a little tenderness (with byron lee)
  • 16. bois bande
  • 17. sparrow dead
  • 18. renegades
  • 19. picong duel (sparrow and melody)
  • 20. jook for jook
  • 21. lion & donkey (re-match)
  • 22. witch doctor
  • 23. big bamboo
  • 24. sparrow come back home
  • 25. rose
  • 26. no money, no love (live at the hilton, barbados)
  • 27. letter from miami
  • 28. dancehall brawl
  • 29. what's the use of getting sober

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.

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