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Friday, December 30, 2016

Calyposo! - The Duke Of Iron

Loving Woman Is Waste Of Time
The Duke Of Iron
And The Steel Bands
Crowell-Collier Records Guild
RG 142

From the back cover: In this album we have ten performances by one of the greatest masters of the art; a true Calypsonian and one of the best known. The Duke Of Iron was born Cecil Anderson in Trinidad. As a boy he participated in session of improvisation and rhyming with others until his parents had to drag him away. Although Lord Wellinton's nom de querre and Cecil Anderson's nom de song are similar, Anderson' title has nothing to do with wars and battles, but with muse. The Duke is stalwart in retaining calypso as a true form of Trinidadian culture. "Calypso has a different rhythm all its own," he says. "It may resemble this and that at times but it is a class by itself where rhythm, style and delivery is concerned. Some singers are trying to change Calypso but I try to keep it as it is."

Man Smart, Women Smarter
Music Lesson
Meringue Jenny
Creole Girl
Last Train
Coconut (Steel Band)
Lost Watch
Loving Woman Is Waster Of Time
Man Is Easy Fish
Mambo Calypso
Clear de Road
West Indies
Serenade (Steel Band)

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