Calypso (studio album) by Harry Belafonte
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Calypso is ranked as the best album by Harry Belafonte.
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Anyone interested in diving into Calypso should probably check out this album, but don't forget to check out the Trinidadian Calypso from this era as well. Prior to Trinidad & Tobago's independence from the UK, a lot of Calypsonians used their music to talk about the systemic oppression of Trinidadian people by the British. Belafonte's music hits a bit of a lighter note more palatable for American ears at the time. All still wonderful music though.
'Day-O' and 'Jamaica Farewell' are some favourites. Certainly an improvement from his previous effort on 'Belafonte'. A good album overall.
This is fun, but not as strong as his previous album, Belafonte.
not exactly my style but i thoroughly enjoyed it
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