Dienstag, 30. Oktober 2012

West Indian Weed Woman

Very rudy-mental version of Bill Roger's outstanding calypso song about a weed woman in Trinidad. The first recording was made in New York, dated in November 1934 and Rogers was accompanied by Felix's Krazy Kats Orchestra with Gregory Felix on clarinet. Bill Rogers was born in Georgetown, Guyana and took Bill Rogers as his stage name during a long lasting singing career. West Indian Weed Woman is his best known calypso, or better "shanto", a calypso song related to Jamaican mento. This widely known piece has inspired many other calypsonians to make imitations of this rapid-fire catalogueing of caribbean herbs. My version is just an aficionados attempt to spread the words of this beautiful jewel of early caribbean music. Hope you enjoy.

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