'This is the fourth volume in the series celebrating the music of black London, staying for now with the first waves of modern immigration from Africa and the West Indies.After devoting a third installment to the accomplishments of the late Nigerian genius Ambrose Campbell, Honest Jons resumes an open-house policy, suited to musicians whose lives and artistic ambitions carried them all over the world: calypso and kwela are back, and highlife and bebop, with a little rock n roll, a mambo indio, a shango hymn, and a cha cha cha for bellydancing jazzbos. A lake in a Johannesburg zoo pops up next to a Chinese on the Harrow Road. Astronauts and prostitutes mingle with landlords and Test cricketers, sex with streetfighting and doing a runner. Tracklisting: Ginger Folorunso Johnson Egyptian Bint Al Cha Cha, African Jazz Cha Cha / Young Tiger African Dream, Chicken & Rice / Dorothy Masuka Zoo Lake, Khauleza / Lord Kitchener Rock N Roll Calypso, Alphonso In Town, Is Trouble, Piccadilly Folk / Cab Kaye Dont You Go Away, Everything Is Go / Shake Keane Mambo Indio / Eric Hayden Give Her The No. 1 / Enoch & Christy Mensah Dakuku Drum / Victor Coker Ilu Oyinbo Dara / Young Growler V For Victory / The African Messengers Highlife Piccadilly / Nat Atkins Darling Dont Say No. '
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