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Let's Love a Little with Cool Calypsos from the West Indies

Let's Love a Little with Cool Calypsos from the West Indies
[unknown]
Released 1957
Paragon V-1571 (610)
Made in Canada

Posted by peter on March 22, 2014 at 10.02pm in listening
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peter: Switching drinks, here, to Ron Abuelo. Panamanian, that's Caribbean enough. Just have to figure out how to follow this little instruction: "Ingresa tu fecha de nacimiento" en español
2014.03.22 at 10.17pm · link ·
peter: Ma-tilde she take me money and run Benezuela!
2014.03.22 at 10.20pm · link ·
jodi: Well. The first song is "Matilda". MY FAVOURITE!

Bitch took my money and she went to Chicaaaaaagooooo

As if I wasn't already enough sick and aloooone
2014.03.22 at 10.20pm · link ·
jodi:
peter: Switching drinks, here, to Ron Abuelo. Panamanian, that's Caribbean enough. Just have to figure out how to follow this little instruction: "Ingresa tu fecha de nacimiento" en español

Enter your date of birth
2014.03.22 at 10.21pm · link ·
jodi: Round the corner! Matilda!
2014.03.22 at 10.21pm · link ·
jodi: This is really nice rum. Wow.
2014.03.22 at 10.22pm · link ·
jodi: "Give her the number one, drive her home".

I THINK THAT IS A EUPHEMISM.
2014.03.22 at 10.22pm · link ·
jodi: THRUST. HOME.
2014.03.22 at 10.23pm · link ·
jodi: This record is a discount label and we have no idea who the artist is. Or if it's the same artist. Presumably it's either an unauthorized ripoff or it's all session musicians.
2014.03.22 at 10.24pm · link ·
jodi: In the meantime we are still counting.

When you give her the number six, she says darling, you're full of tricks. . .

When you give her the number seven, she says darling I'm in heaven. . .

I FORGET WHAT EIGHT WAS FOR
2014.03.22 at 10.24pm · link ·
peter: We're drinking the 12 year old Abuelo on-the-rocks, but here's a nice sounding cocktail from their website: The Black Bomb. 2oz Ron Abeulo Añejo or 7 year old, 1 tsp brown sugar, juice of one lime. Shake vigourously in an ice-filled shaker, strain into a glass, and serve over ice.
2014.03.22 at 10.25pm · link ·
jodi: When you give her the number nine, she says darling, this reminds me of the lepers!

(deja vu)
2014.03.22 at 10.26pm · link ·
jodi: Actually, this does sound like session musicians. I mean, it's fine, but has all the hallmarks of something put together quickly and cheaply to respond to a trend.
2014.03.22 at 10.28pm · link ·
jodi: The back of the sleeve promotes some other "QUALITY CALYPSO RELEASES", none of which mention the artists' names.

CALYPSOS, TOO HOT TO HANDLE

"The World's Finest Native Music of the Caribbean" < -- your quotation marks do not inspire confidence
2014.03.22 at 10.29pm · link ·
peter: The only information I could find about this record is on collectors frenzy, and vinyl revival. There's not much there but the vinyl revival post seems more knowledgeable. "There are no artists credited on this album, an unfortunately common practice of island producers. But from HipWax and the Amazon copy, it’s surmised that this record includes some of the greats: Duke of Iron, The Charmer, Lloyd Thomas, Lord Invader. . . though I can’t be sure."
2014.03.22 at 10.30pm · link ·
jodi: Lord Invader? I love that.
2014.03.22 at 10.32pm · link ·
jodi: I want to do a listening party with Lord Invader back to back with Swords of a Thousand Men by Tenpole Tudor and Cucumber Castle by the Bee Gees.
2014.03.22 at 10.34pm · link ·
jodi: Regardless we definitely need to find some of that stuff. The calypso region of our collection is woefully Belafonte-heavy.
2014.03.22 at 10.35pm · link ·
peter: My dad took me and my sister to Jamaica in 1978. I was twelve. Couldn't drink rum again until I was in my 40s. The resort had a house band that sang all the classics: Shame and Scandal in the Family, My Big Bamboo, and so on. For the longest time there was a fragrance that would just trigger this memory, and make me think JAMAICA! Now I can't remember what that smell was. Maybe I need to go back.
2014.03.22 at 10.36pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: I want to do a listening party with Lord Invader back to back with Swords of a Thousand Men by Tenpole Tudor and Cucumber Castle by the Bee Gees.

And anything by ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead.
2014.03.22 at 10.38pm · link ·
jodi: First skip! In a song whose chorus is "the more we get together the happier we'll be" but whose verses are not anything like what I learned from watching The Polka Dot Door.

Oh jeez. "Your wife is my wife, and my wife is your wife". Yup! Sounds happier to me.
2014.03.22 at 10.38pm · link ·
jodi: Whoa I just had a fucked up moment.

Me: HOLY CRAP IS THAT WHAT THIS SONG IS ABOUT?

Peter: well, "your wife is my wife and my wife is your wife", so, yeah.

Me: but it is sung to children! What!

Peter: duh, it's a different version.

Hah. Right. For a second my world view got rocked there. But all is as normal, and it isn't until you turn 40 that everyone you know is swingers.
2014.03.22 at 10.41pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: Regardless we definitely need to find some of that stuff. The calypso region of our collection is woefully Belafonte-heavy.

Funny thing is you can find this stuff for a dollar in a thrift store or for $20 and up on the internet.
2014.03.22 at 10.42pm · link ·
jodi: As you were, everybody.
2014.03.22 at 10.42pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: Whoa I just had a fucked up moment. Me: HOLY CRAP IS THAT WHAT THIS SONG IS ABOUT? Peter: well, "your wife is my wife and my wife is your wife", so, yeah. Me: but it is sung to children! What! Peter: duh, it's a different version. Hah. Right. For a second my world view got rocked there. But all is as normal, and it isn't until you turn 40 that everyone you know is swingers.

For the record, I did not actually say "duh".
2014.03.22 at 10.43pm · link ·
peter: "All day, all night, Mary Anne." I somehow doubt she's the same girl Leonard Cohen said "so long" to, but I guess you never know.
2014.03.22 at 10.44pm · link ·
jodi:
peter: Funny thing is you can find this stuff for a dollar in a thrift store or for $20 and up on the internet.

If we were the kind of people who bought stuff to sell and not to keep, we might ask $20 for it too, because although we haven't discussed it really, this record is good. Very good. But I am glad it only cost us a dollar, because judging by the cover art it really could have gone either way. I think I may have gotten this one at the St Vincent de Paul store up the road.
2014.03.22 at 10.45pm · link ·
peter: I agree, I like it a lot.
2014.03.22 at 10.45pm · link ·
jodi:
peter: "All day, all night, Mary Anne." I somehow doubt she's the same girl Leonard Cohen said "so long" to, but I guess you never know.

It's not, because that's Marianne. This one is the Mary Anne who is always everyone's choice, over Ginger. Funny though that the next song is all about preferring the redhead.
2014.03.22 at 10.46pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: It's not, because that's Marianne. This one is the Mary Anne who is always everyone's choice, over Ginger. Funny though that the next song is all about preferring the redhead.

Sugar come by, get me high? No, that's Mary Jane. Never mind.
2014.03.22 at 10.47pm · link ·
jodi: Ugh, and now it is that song from that movie where Cher was the mom and Winona Ryder and Cristina Ricci were the kids and her boyfriend was, um, Bob Hoskins maybe? You know, make a pretty woman your wife and whatever. In that movie, the mom (Cher) could only cook hors d'oeuvres, so dinners were always on toothpicks.

MANIC PIXIE DREAM MOM!
2014.03.22 at 10.50pm · link ·
jodi: Last dance with Mary Anne. . .
2014.03.22 at 10.51pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: Ugh, and now it is that song from that movie where Cher was the mom and Winona Ryder and Cristina Ricci were the kids and her boyfriend was, um, Bob Hoskins maybe? You know, make a pretty woman your wife and whatever. In that movie, the mom (Cher) could only cook hors d'oeuvres, so dinners were always on toothpicks. MANIC PIXIE DREAM MOM!

Yeah, Bob Hoskins. What were they thinking?
2014.03.22 at 10.51pm · link ·
jodi: FIRE DOWN THERE

"down there"

my favourite euphemism, hands down

HANDS DOWN

DOWN THERE
2014.03.22 at 10.52pm · link ·
peter: Hands down, there.
2014.03.22 at 10.55pm · link ·
jodi: Whoa, now.

Down, boy.

There.
2014.03.22 at 10.55pm · link ·
jodi: That just makes me think of Old Yeller for some reason and that just makes me think of Diego Forlan and so clearly it's time to say goodnight.
2014.03.22 at 10.56pm · link ·
peter: Did they make him do an American accent for that movie? Bob Hoskins, I mean. I suppose nobody in America would understand a word if he used his real voice, but he's not Jack Wilshere.
2014.03.22 at 10.58pm · link ·
jodi: Oh, Jack. Part of me just wants to take that boy home and give him a glass of milk and bake him some cookies and teach that boy to speak English.
2014.03.22 at 10.59pm · link ·
peter: Right, when we both spontaneously start talking about footballers, it's time to go to bed.
2014.03.22 at 11.04pm · link ·

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