Marvellous Boy: Calypso From West Africa (Discontinued)

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Marvellous Boy: Calypso From West Africa (Discontinued) - Vinyl Record

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Honest Jon's
Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed
Honest Jon's Records presents a marvelous collection of calypso from 1950s West Africa, encompassing a diverse and rich cross-genre culture of highlife, jazz, and Afro-Cuban influences.

Including artists such as Bobby Benson, Roy Chicago, Godwin Omabuwa, The Tempos, Ebenezer Calender, Victor Olaiya, and more.
Deluxe 2LP version in beautiful gatefold sleeve.

1. Famous Scrubbs -Poor Freetown Boy
2. Bobby Benson And His Combo -Taxi Driver (I Don't Care)
3. Chris Ajilo And His Cubanos -Ariwo
4. Roy Chicago - Olubunmi
5. Mayor's Dance Band -Bere Bote
6. Steven Amechi And His Empire Rhythm Skies -Nylon Dress
7. Ebenezer Calender And His Maringer Band -Fire Fire Fire
8. Famous Scrubbs -Scrubbs Na Marvellous Boy
9. Godwin Omabuwa And His Sound Makers -Dick Tiger's Victory
10. Rolling Stone And His Traditional Aces -Igha Suo Gamwen
11. E.T. Mensah And His Tempos Band -The Tree And The Monkey
12. Bobby Benson And His Jam Session Orchestra -Calypso Minor One
13. Ebenezer Calender And His Maringer Band -Cost Of Living Nar Freetown
14. Ebenezer Calender And His Maringer Band -Me Nar Poor Old Man Nor Do Me So
15. Bobby Benson And His Combo -Gentleman Bobby
16. Victor Olaiya -Yabomisa Sawale
17. The Rhythm Aces -Mami
18. Ebenezer Calender And His Maringer Band -Arria Baby

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