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Sunday Morning Snippets ...

Rather than a more in-depth post, I have put together a few snippets, bits of this ‘n that, from the past few days, for there has been so much “news” that it is a bit overwhelming at the moment.  1,016 more words

Political Commentary

Calypso Hooray! - Songs of The Calypso Craze 1956 – 1957

During The Calypso Craze of 1956-57 everyone from Louis Armstrong to Shirley Bassey tried their hand at recording a Calypso tune or two. The results were mixed to say the least. 200 more words

Carnival

Calypso - Is Like So, The Calypso Craze of 1956 - 1957

Caylpsomania!
While Calypso had been popular in Britain among the West Indian communities and University students during the first half of the 1950s, it wasn’t until the second half of the decade that the music genre crossed over to popular music. 1,131 more words

Carnival

Boots & Legs

One of these is a bootleg. Can you tell which one? Ok, the one on the right is clearly not an original release, but it was pressed on double orange vinyl… though it skips like a rock. 66 more words

Records

Movie Review: "Bright Road" (1953)

When one thinks MGM, Bright Road isn’t exactly the first classic title that comes to mind. The independent picture directed by Gerald Mayer wasn’t a commercial success but it is still a movie worth seeing. 411 more words

Classic Hollywood

Island in the Sun

The incomparable Harry Belafonte, great singer and even greater as a civil rights campaigner

Joan Baez In Concert

Last night I listened to a wonderful concert by Joan Baez to celebrate her 75th birthday.  The music stirred so many memories.  The highlight for me was a clip of Harry Belafonte in the audience.   34 more words