KING OF CALYPSO LIMONENSE – THE LEGENDARY TAPE RECORDINGS by WALTER GAVITT FERGUSON

SKU104179
ArtistWALTER GAVITT FERGUSON
TitleKING OF CALYPSO LIMONENSE – THE LEGENDARY TAPE RECORDINGS
LabelBONGO JOE
Catalog #BJR 024CD
Genre
ReleaseW 30 - 2018
FormatCD - EUCD
EAN Barcode7640159732242
Import
€ 14,50incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Cahuita is a beautiful place
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/104177_king_of_calypso_limonense_aeu_the_legendary_tape_recordings/1_cahuita_is_a_beautiful_place.mp3
  2. Me Neighbour
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/104177_king_of_calypso_limonense_aeu_the_legendary_tape_recordings/2_me_neighbour.mp3
  3. John Crow
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/104177_king_of_calypso_limonense_aeu_the_legendary_tape_recordings/3_john_crow.mp3
  4. Me Donkey
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/104177_king_of_calypso_limonense_aeu_the_legendary_tape_recordings/4_me_donkey.mp3
  5. Mother Love
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/104177_king_of_calypso_limonense_aeu_the_legendary_tape_recordings/5_mother_love.mp3
  6. Canchis Canchis
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/104177_king_of_calypso_limonense_aeu_the_legendary_tape_recordings/6_canchis_canchis.mp3
  7. Manzanillo
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/104177_king_of_calypso_limonense_aeu_the_legendary_tape_recordings/7_manzanillo.mp3
  8. Long Tongue Man
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/104177_king_of_calypso_limonense_aeu_the_legendary_tape_recordings/8_long_tongue_man.mp3
  9. Bachelor
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/104177_king_of_calypso_limonense_aeu_the_legendary_tape_recordings/9_bachelor.mp3
  10. Man Work for Money
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/104177_king_of_calypso_limonense_aeu_the_legendary_tape_recordings/10_man_work_for_money.mp3
  11. Old Harbour
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/104177_king_of_calypso_limonense_aeu_the_legendary_tape_recordings/11_old_harbour.mp3
  12. Blessed Calypsonian
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/104177_king_of_calypso_limonense_aeu_the_legendary_tape_recordings/12_blessed_calypsonian.mp3
  13. No Bother to Cry
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/104177_king_of_calypso_limonense_aeu_the_legendary_tape_recordings/13_no_bother_to_cry.mp3
  14. Charro Limonense
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/104177_king_of_calypso_limonense_aeu_the_legendary_tape_recordings/14_charro_limonense.mp3
  15. Good Day
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/104177_king_of_calypso_limonense_aeu_the_legendary_tape_recordings/15_good_day.mp3

Description

99-year-old Walter Gavitt Ferguson from Costa Rica is a humble soul and a living legend, a Calypsonian of mythical proportions. Rooted like an old tree on the caribbean shore, he has never left his home town to look for fame, instead fame did come to look for him. Throughout eight decades, rumours of his musical gifts have attracted people from near and far, contesting Calypsonians, fans, tourists, musicologists, musicians, pilgrims and the President of the Republic. They once even moved a recording studio to his house as he refused to go to the city.. But many years before that, Ferguson used to sell his legendary self recorded cassettes to travelers and music lovers from all around the globe. He never kept a copy for himself and with age started to forget many old compositions. A recently started, international "tape hunt" was able to locate 9 such tapes in Canada and rescued 50 of his forgotten songs. Vol. 1 of this tropical treasure is now available, resurrected directly from original cassettes of the Calypso King.

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