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Various - Calypsoul 70 - Caribbean Soul 1969-1979

Calypsoul 70
Various - Calypsoul 70 - Caribbean Soul 1969-1979
(CD) Strut STRUT037CD, 2008-09-02

Strut turns its magnifying glass onto the Caribbean for Calypsoul 70, a celebration of the magnificent array of crossover calypso, reggae, latin, Afro and soul styles that emerged, often from small studio and label stables, during the '70s.

Taking the listener on a non-stop island-hop, the album digs deep into Trinidad's steel pan and marching band archives with a terrific cover of Gwen McCrae's '90% Of Me Is You' alongside tough social commentary from Martinique legend Marius Cultier and Cuban salsa heroes Los Van Van and touches on island links with Africa courtesy of Wadadi Experience (Antigua) and an Afrobeat-inspired plea for freedom from legendary calypsonian, Duke.
And, to finish, it adds in a strong helping of fascinating soul and disco fusions from short-lived island bands like Magic Circle Express (St Lucia), The Checkmates (Barbados) and Ophelia (Dominica).

As well as a valuable selection for diggers, the album is designed as an ultra-handy package for DJs with a host of playable tracks and rare cover versions. All in all, the perfect funky tropical Summer soundtrack for the beach, club or BBQ. Calypsoul 70 features extensive sleeve notes and artist interviews by leading music historian Francis Gooding, alongside rare photos and album sleeves. Compilation by Duncan Brooker, the man behind Stut's 'Nigeria 70' selections."

Calypsoul 70
Various - Calypsoul 70 - Caribbean Soul 1969-1979
(CD) Strut STRUT037CD, 2008-09-02

Tracklisting :
01. Little You Say - Revolution Of St. Vincent
02. It's Quite A Feeling - St. Maarten's The Rolling Tones
03. A Ver Que Sale - Juan Formell & Los Van Van
04. Calypsoul - Clarence Curvan & His Mod Sounds
05. Yo Tink It Sorf - Lancelot Layne
06. Negril - Boris Gardiner
07. Magic Fever - Magic Circle Express
08. Disco Groove - Checkmates
09. Independent Bahamas - Biosis Now
10. Move Up Blackman - Tyrone Taylor
11. 90% Of Me Is You - Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Drum Orchestra
12. Raycan - The Hondrells
13. Guanavaco - Marius Cultier
14. You Don't Love Me - Gemini Brass
15. Woman - Sambo | Download MP3
16. We See Jah - Wadadli Experience
17. Freedom In Africa - Duke
18. Blackness Of Darkness - One Essence
19. Red Light Lady - Ophelia
20. Of My Hands - Goretti Group & Dennis De Souza Trio

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Babaliah Babaliah ·  14 August 2008, 08:36

Salut Djouls
Effectivement cette compilation a l'air très appropriée pour les barbecues et les tropical parties l'été prochain!! enfin bref. Ou est-ce qu'on peut éouter?Tu sais quand ça va sortir en vinyl?

Afrofunky regards


Djouls Djouls ·  14 August 2008, 11:54

Je n'ai vu nulle part une sortie vinyle de prévue. Si tu regardes les récentes sorties STRUT, ce sont des compilations en CD uniquement, donc la version LP je n'y crois pas trop à priori...

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