Mittwoch, 24. August 2022

Boogu Yagga Gal - Jamaican Mento

Mento is traditional Jamaican Folk Music, it came about before reggae, dancehall or ska. It's played on simple folk instruments, usually a guitar, a banjo or fiddle, hand drums or shakers and a rumba box (a very large mbira or thumb piano in the low bass register).

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The songs are traditionally chock-full of bawdy double entendres and poorly veiled sexual humor, which makes them rowdy and fun. Some people refer to this music as Jamaican Calypso, but its different in rhythm, instrumentation and lyrical content than Trinidadian Calypso.

The songs included in this 22 track compilation are well-chosen and present a really nice picture of the mento sound, feel and, very importantly, the humor of this almost-lost genre of folk music.


Tracklist:

1 Count Lasher– Calabash
2 Count Lasher– Miss Constance
3 Count Lasher's Calypso Quintet– Dalvey Gal-Parson
4 Count Lasher's Calypso Quintet– Slide Mongoose
5 Charlie Binger And His Calypsonians– Talking Parrot
6 Charlie Binger And His Calypsonians– Cinemascope
7 The Jamaican Calypsonians– Dr. Kinsey
8 The Jamaican Calypsonians– Etheopia
9 Local Calypso Quintet– No Money No Music
10 Local Calypso Quintet– Rough Rider
11 Chin's Calypso Sextet– Boogu Yagga Gal
12 Chin's Calypso Sextet– Depression
13 Chin's Calypso Sextet– Big Boy And Teacher
14 Chin's Calypso Sextet– Red Tomato
15 Chin's Calypso Sextet– Calypso Pepperpot
16 Chin's Calypso Sextet– Woman Tenderness
17 Calypso Quintet– Walk And Talk
18 Calypso Quintet– Night Food
19 Bedasse– Look Out Fe You Tongue
20 Bedasse– Jamaica Gal
21 Lord Power & His Calypsonians– Mambo La-La
22 Lord Power & His Calypsonians– Special Amber Calypso

Boggu Yagga Gal - Jamaican Mento
(192 kbps, cover art included)

13 Kommentare:

lemonflag hat gesagt…

Thanks

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Thanks for this but sorry, no link available

Anonym hat gesagt…

No link button is active for this one, but thankx a lot!

Carlos Henrique Xavier Endo hat gesagt…

Keine aktiv linken, kamerade. Dank sehr.

zero hat gesagt…

Sorry for the mistake - now there´s a working link.

Carlos Henrique Xavier Endo hat gesagt…

Vielen danke.

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot!

swappers hat gesagt…

Well worth the wait! This is fantastic hilarious stuff and if you play one thing today, what with all the athletics going on over the summer here, play 'Miss Constance'! One of the best 'naughty' songs every written IMHO! Absolute FILTH! ;)

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks for your feedback!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Sounds good, but link not working today.

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