Profiles of Caribbean Artistry
Ah Wanna Fall
featuring Calypsos of Trinidad & Tobago
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Selected Calypso Lyrics
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The production of this, the second compact disc in the joint Canboulay
– Sanch venture, makes accessible the outstanding calypsos from the post
war pre-Sparrow era of the 1940’s and 1950’s. We have augmented the
selections on the original cassette production so that a more complete and
enjoyable experience of the period and our show Ah Wanna Fall is
represented. Indeed, as listeners will discover, the decade offered some of
the sweetest and most memorable melodies, predominantly those of Kitchener,
Wonder, Panther and the incomparable Spoiler on whom the drama was built.
Altogether they convey the shifts in musical content that marked changes the
society itself had undergone. Re-live and enjoy.
Recording – Sunday 2nd Feburary 1992 at the JFK Lecture
Theatre, The University of The West Indies, St. Augustine,
Musicians – Desmond Waithe (Arranger, Cuatro), Marva
Newton (Guitar), Cuthbert Fletcher (Trombone, Clarinet), Edward Alphonso
(Saxophone), Dennis Kadan (Piano), Vernon Mathews (Trumpet), Alisford
Phillips (Bass), Eddie Jack (Drums).
Musical Director - Desmond Waithe
Artistic Director - Rawle Gibbons