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  1. Kazijin
    Fezilkree 21.08.2019
    London Is the Place for Me 2: Calypso & Kwela, Highlife & Jazz from Young Black London, a Various Artists Compilation. Released 1 November on Honest Jon's (catalog no. HJRCD16; CD). Genres: Kwela, Calypso, Highlife/5(1).
  2. Tuzilkree
    Kazralar 22.08.2019
    Various Artists - New Music From London () Various Artists - Original Golden Greats Vol 3 () Various Artists - Pete Kelly's Blues () Various Artists - Pubs, Pearlies And Pints () Various Artists - Stereo! Stereo! Stereo! () Various Artists - Taos Round Dance Part 2 () Various Artists - The Age Of Bel Canto ().
  3. Dobei
    Zululabar 28.08.2019
    A wonderful follow up to one of our favorite compilations in recent years! London Is The Place For Me compiles the stylistically varied music coming from the emergent West Indian and African communities of 50s and 60s London – far more than just the topical, and often quite whimsical calypso tunes of the era!
  4. Yozshulabar
    Mazuzahn 24.08.2019
    Honest Jon's bring us another collection of West Indian calypso, African kwela and highlife, both borrowing heavily from US jazz, from young black London circa the late 40s to late 50s. The music here was mostly created before the Notting Hill race riots of and has an optimistic feel.
  5. Kajitaxe
    Kitaur 23.08.2019
    (by Dave Hucker, from The Beat, Vol. 24, No. 5, ) Last year London Is the Place For Me (Honest Jons) opened up the box that was s black music in London for a long-overdue rabunoowersmaroo.pleasirluxingberscakosnamofarmcornli.infoinfo was a revelation, with its jazzed-out, straight-off-the-boat calypso comments on the general state of the world and the joys, frustrations and problems of living in London in that decade.
  6. Tosar
    Vulabar 21.08.2019
    Aug 24,  · A couple of months ago I posted the first album in this series by the Honest Jon's record label (London Is The Place For Me - located here.)This is the second volume in the series, which revives the same tried and tested solution of the first volume offering up another homage to calypso; but also this time around injecting a bit of jazz, some kwela and some highlife tunes into the mix.
  7. Zulujin
    Nikor 26.08.2019
    Highlife: in the context of this article, it's worth noting that this seems to have been used generically, in London, to describe any kind of modern West African music (hence the title of the LP on Melodisc by the juju master Ayinde Bakare (Live the Highlife). But it is most frequently used in Africa to describe certain specific Ghanaian and.
  8. Kazragis
    Tora 28.08.2019
    Mar 11,  · The idea was to blend all the musical influences & poly-rhythmic styles he had experienced, from sax to the ‘steel pan’, vibes, guitar & flute, jazz, reggae, classical, Indian raga, blues, suffi Arabic sounds, ska, calypso, Ethiopian church music, African highlife & kwela music’ & Joe Harriot-Shake Keane Indo-Jazz Fusions.
  9. Doutaxe
    Voodoogul 20.08.2019
    From Tunapuna, Trinidad, Winifred Atwell (c. ) was a classically trained ragtime and boogie-woogie style pianist who gained quite remarkable popularity in Britain, and later also.

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