The Mighty Sparrow

The Slave

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Record Label
Sundazed

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Calypso king of the world! Bob Marley has been quoted as saying "When I heard Mighty Sparrow" sing ‘The Slave,’ I knew what I wanted to do with my music. The prolific and incendiary Sparrow creates calypso sounds so mighty that they’ve won him multiple titles of Calypso King in his native Trinidad. Recorded almost immediately after cessation of his RCA contract, this first-ever reissue of his 1963 National Record Company album is filled with Sparrows iconic singing style, wit, and (at times) scathing and provocative lyrics, including the salty tale of a "Stupid Married Man" and the topical tune of "Kennedy & Khrushchev"!

TRACK LISTING

Harry & Mama
Stupid Married Man
Kennedy & Khruschev
Jemma On The Ferris Wheel
Popularity Contest
The Slave
Calypso Twist
The Old Man & The Donkey
Unhappy Me
Corbeau Sheltering Rain

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