Saturday, January 28, 2012

1912-2012 - 100 years of recorded Calypso

This here is presumably the very first recording of a Calypso from Trinidad dating back to the year 1912. It is an instrumental called Mango Vert and was played by Loveys String Band. Although Lovey's full name has not survived, it is known that he led dance orchestras in Trinidad at least since the 1890s. Take ah listen to it... Thanks to Dyrectah Didi for the info!

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