Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Halloween Mix Part 2 - Lord Kitchener's Love In A Cemetery

I know Lord Kitchener (1922-2000) is Trinidadian and that this song is definitely classified as Calypso but its influence on Jamaican artists is evident if you take a listen to the track "Talk About Run" from Clint Eastwood & General Saint's 1981 album "Two Bad DJ." Eastwood and Saint borrowed many of the lyrics that Kitchener used decades before. Besides, this is such a fun tune I couldn't pass up using it.

Kitchener who was regarded as the "Grandmaster of Calypso" began performing in Trinidad in the 1930's. In 1948 he moved to England where he released a great wealth of material on the Parlophone, Melodisc and Lyragon labels, most of which was exported back to the Caribbean and even to West Africa where he had a considerable following. In 1963 he returned to Trinidad for Carnival and began a program to help hone the skills of up and coming Calypsonians.

1 comment:

baikinange said...

Any chance of this getting posted again? Love the Lord Creator mix!