Thursday, April 28, 2016

Day 180 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Peter Metro - Calypso Calypso

Peter Clarke originally performed under the name Ranking Peter but after discovering the moniker had already been chosen by another deejay decided to go with a name that paid homage to his resident sound system Metromedia and hence became Peter Metro.  Renowned for his use of Spanish and often acknowledged as the first multilingual deejay, Peter Metro developed a considerable following in South America.  Today's tune "Calypso Calypso," which also features Metro's deejay spar Zu Zu providing the call and response and riding the timeless Answer riddim, was produced by Jah Thomas and released in Jamaica as a 7" on Midnight Rock and internationally at a 12" on the Greensleeves label in 1983, is one of my favorite Peter Metro tracks!  Check it!   

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