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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Swan Dive  You Are My Superstar   Options Popcorn and a Mama Who Loves Me Too  0:00:00 ()
LCD Soundsystem  North American Scum   Options Sound of Silver  0:04:48 ()
Virna Lindt  I Beat the System   Options Shiver  0:08:32 ()
Art Pepper  Anthropology   Options Modern Jazz Classics  0:10:23 ()
Amy Winehouse  You Know I'm No Good   Options Back to Black  0:16:37 ()
Snatch  R.A.F.   Options self-titled  0:20:41 ()
DJ Shadow  The Number Song   Options Endtroducing  0:23:43 ()
Morphine  A Head with Wings   Options Cure for Pain  0:31:08 ()
Pink Lemonade  Cowgirl Country Blues   Options Cool Girls Rock  0:31:49 ()
Mary Lorson  Walking Man   Options Realistic  0:40:39 ()
Papaito (Mario Muñoz Salazar)  Bruca Manigua   Options Rinde Homenaje a Abelardo Barroso  0:43:48 ()
We Ragazzi  Walking Before Shadows   Options Wolves with Pretty Lips  0:49:41 ()
The Raymond Scott Quintet with Dorothy Collins  Song of India   Options Ectoplasm: The Raymond Scott Quintet (1948-49)  0:52:52 ()
Jaki Byard  Music To Watch Girls By   Options Solo/Strings  0:55:13 ()
Cruella De Ville  Gypsy Girl   Options singles collection  0:59:09 ()
ysabellabrave  Let's Do It   Options YouTube video  1:08:21 ()
Joan Marie Polo  Mars   Options The Love and Affection I Used to Have  1:11:52 ()
Amos and Sara  Moslem Computer   Options Sara Goes Pop  1:15:01 ()
Giant Sand  Wonder   Options Ramp  1:17:17 ()
Tracy Byrd  Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo   Options Greatest Hits  1:22:52 ()
Native Hipsters  Baboon Climbs the Mountain   Options There Goes Concorde Again ...  1:33:01 ()
A. More (Anthony More)  Judy Get Down   Options Flying Doesn't Help  1:36:50 ()
Andre Penazzi  Tive Sim   Options Orgao Samba Percussao  1:39:37 ()
Wendy & Bonnie  It's What's Really Happening (alternate take)   Options Before Genesis  1:41:54 ()
Gloria Parker  Deception   Options Corruption in the Courtroom   
Ingrid Michaelson  Breakable   Options Girls and Boys  1:46:42 ()
The Electric Flag  Groovin' Is Easy   Options Old Glory - The Best of the Electric Flag  1:49:24 ()
Alyzandra  Goin' Up the Country   Options YouTube video  1:54:51 ()
Moondog  To a Sea Horse   Options self-titled  1:55:36 ()
Tony Johnson  Linstead Market   Options Port of Spain Shuffle (LP)  2:02:19 ()
Mighty Terror  TV Calypso   Options Kings of Calypso (CD)  2:04:20 ()
Los Silvertones  Old Buzzard   Options Panama! Latin, Calypso and Funk 1965-75 (CD)  2:07:13 ()
Sampson the Lark  Undemocratic Rhodesia   Options The Trojan Calypso Box (CD)  2:10:19 ()
Sparrow's Troubadours  Sa Sa Ay   Options Hot & Sweet (LP)  2:13:24 ()
Kobo Town  Corbeaux Following   Options Independence (CD)  2:21:26 ()
Lord Kitchener  My Landlady   Options London is the Place for Me: Trinidadian Calypso in London, 1950-1956 (CD)  2:26:05 ()
Unit 4 + 2  Concrete and Clay   Options Hits of the Sixties (CD)  2:28:35 ()
Singing Francine  The Wizard   Options Soca Music From Trinidad: Heat in de Place (CD)  2:30:57 ()
Elvis Presley  Ito Eats   Options Blue Hawaii (CD)  2:40:14 ()
Joseph Spence  Brownskin Gal   Options The Complete Folkways Recordings 1958 (CD)  2:41:36 ()
Lord Cobra and Pana-Afro Sounds  Rocombey   Options Panama! Latin, Calypso and Funk 1965-75 (CD)  2:46:47 ()
Robert Randolph & The Family Band  Calypso   Options Unclassified  2:50:28 ()
The Lion  Lion Oh   Options West Indian Rhythm (Bear Family 10-CD Box Set)  2:54:32 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 2/28/07 3:02pm dan da lion:

what was the name of the very last track you spoke over?
  Wed. 2/28/07 4:51pm Irwin Chusid:

"Batcholo Mang" by Dr. Dobrovolski from "The Complete Death Of Cool"
  Wed. 2/28/07 7:17pm rich hueston:

we missed you last week. I work in assisted living with a large group of caribbeans and they always stop in the kitchen to listen to the calypso music of their youth. It's a very enjoyable hour and you should see the smiles on their faces. Great music!!
  Sat. 3/3/07 12:51pm Winfield Shiras:

Loved the Alyzandra, Going Up The Country... she's my daughter. And if you're curious, the Soul City Survivors can be viewed (and heard at) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SKmKC24eNo
I have been checking out your whole playlist... I wish Southern California had a DJ like you... very cool, eclectic and melliflouous. Keep up the great tunes... and get syndicated in Santa Barbara!
  Wed. 3/7/07 1:57pm Neville Dowridge:

Hi to Irwin, Muriel and your assistant!!!

Muchas gracias for the absolutely fantastic vintage kaiso which you have exposed over the past few years; I always knew that there existed in many places on this earth gems of music from this birthplace of mine — Trinidad. You and Muriel have confirmed in a staggering way my belief.

Here are a few which I'd love to hear — I don't know if Muriel has or can manage to locate them:

Street Cries by Fitzroy Alexander (Lord Melody)
Chicken Chest by Christopher Laidlow (Lord Christo)
My Belief by Winston Bailey (Shadow)
Boldface Tenant by Andrew Hodge (The Hawk)
Spend Your Money Wise by Nap Hepburn
6 for a 9 by The Hawk

Incidentally, a correction: Yes Darling was sung by Tambu the other lead singer with the former Charlie's Roots.

Hope you and Muriel will continue the fantastic job you are doing with vintage kaiso.

And thanks again

Neville Dowridge
  Wed. 3/7/07 11:09pm Irwin Chusid:

Thanks, Neville. I fixed the "Yes Darling" info. Don't know the six requested songs, but all sound intriguing. Muriel is searching through her mildewy, cockroachy basement to see if she has old copies of these. She has one million kaiso records in her bungalow. That's why she sleeps in a backyard tent.
  Thu. 9/13/07 3:49pm Alan:

Just listened for the 5th time the Gypsy Girl song by Cruella De Ville. This page is fantastic and now I want to find other long forgotten songs. Keep up the good work. Alan London
  Thu. 9/13/07 4:09pm Alan:

HELP!!!!!!! I am looking for an album which contains the song "Weeow I'll let it be you babe" by Louise Lewis. I had it on an album called 60's Houseparty but someone decided I didn't want it anymore. Can anyone help please. Alan London UK
  Fri. 10/12/07 7:32pm Dave Bowman:

More 4 has just broadcast (13/10/07) an episode of Channel 4's The Tube from 18/03/83 showing a low rent video of Gypsy Girl by Cruella De Ville. Brilliant! I've been trawling the net searching out info on this group. Looks like a CD has been issued in 2007 of their material. How do I get hold of a copy?
  Sat. 10/13/07 9:11am Irwin Chusid:

I don't know of any commercial CD release of CdV material. What I've been featuring is a homemade compilation of their singles transferred from vinyl.
  Sun. 10/21/07 4:54am Rose Pope:

where did you get a copy of "Gypsy Girl"?
I've been looking for one for ages!
  Thu. 10/25/07 2:58pm Irwin Chusid:

There's one now on eBay. If you had included your email address, I would've sent you the link! It'll likely be gone by the time you check here again.

  Thu. 2/12/09 6:58pm timothy:

Spend Your Money Wise by Nap Hepburn i would like to hear this song
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