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Various - Jump Up Calypso (Treasure Isle) LP

Various - Jump Up Calypso (Treasure Isle) LP
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Track Listing / Description Hugely entertaining collection of calypsos recorded at Duke Reid's Treasure Isle Studio with Lynn Taitt, Bobby Ellis and the Comets and featuring the voices of Count Lasher and Count Alert for theAnniversary of Jamaica's Independence in 1966.  Calypso is of course associated mainly with Trinidad, but it was adopted across the Caribbean islands, the Jamaican variant usually referred to as Mento, though the tracks here are in the Trinidadian Calypso style.  Some interesting subject matter here from Independence, rude boys and, in the track Mufridite, gender confusion, years before the Kinks' Lola.

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Side One:

1. Count Lasher - Jump Independently
2. Count Lasher - The Weed
3. Count Alert - Old Man's Drive
4. Count Lasher - Hooligans
5. Lynn Taitt with Baba Brooks Band - Dog War Jumpup

Side Two:

1. Count Lasher & Williams - Bam Bam
2. Count Lasher & Williams - Mufridite
3. Count Alert - In The Park
4. Count Alert - Hard Times
5. Lynn Taitt with Baba Brooks Band - Seven Guns Alive
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