2020-06-19 Music of the Caribbean

June 20 marks the Summer Solstice for those of us in the north. And June 19 is the birthday of Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin. Put them together and you get a show of great Caribbean music to usher in the summer.

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Hour 1
The Troubadours – People Get Ready – West Indies Soul Vol. 1
Nillo – Tangara Hormiguera Carinegra Feat. Majo – A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean
Gay Flamingoes Steelband – Black Man’s Cry – Tropical Funk Experience – Island Jump Up: Hot Sounds From The Caribbean, 1968-75
Macbeth – Buy Me a Zeppelin – Calypso Holiday
Mighty Power – The Millionaire – All Time Calypso Hits from Trinidad and Tobago
Harry Belafonte – Man Smart (Woman Smarter) – Calypso
Kali – La Grev Bare Mwen – Putumayo Presents Afro-Caribbean Party
P18 – Mi Cuba – Urban Cuban
Ani Cordero – Pan Pan (Sin Mantequilla) [feat. Émina] – El Machete
Kobo Town – Smokestacks and Steeples – Where the Galleon Sank
Ernest Ranglin – These Times – Surfin’
PALO! – Crescencio – This Is Afro-Cuban Funk

Hour 2
Calypso Rose – Rivers of Babylon – So Calypso !
Celia Cruz – Azucar Negra – Azucar Negra
Calypso Mama – Court House Scandal – Legends of Calypso
Doris Vallidarier y Su Conjunto Tipico Cibaneo – Oye Mi Negra – Dominican Republic Merengue: Haiti, Cuba, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, New York 1949-1962
Orishas – 537 C.U.B.A. – Antidiotico
Lakou Mizik – Renmen (feat. Preservation Hall Jazz Band) – HaitiaNola
The Skatalites – Freedom Sounds – Putumayo Presents The Caribbean
La India Canela – Chicha – Merengue Típico from the Dominican Republic
Lord Cobra Y Los Pana Afros – Negro Heart – Soul Jazz Records Presents: Calypso: Musical Poetry In the Caribbean 1955-69
Boukman Eksperyans – Libete (Pran Pou Pran’L) – Libete (Pran Pou Pran’l) Freedom [Let’s Take It!]
Moonlight Benjamin – Port-au-prince – Siltane
Ruben Gonzales Jr. – Pianismo – Best of Cuba
Colin Kelly – The Snorkel Song – Legends Of Calypso
Calimbo Steel Band – Mambo #5 – The Heart of Trinidad
Coco Freeman featuring U2 – I Still Haven’T Found What I’M Looking For – Rhythms del Mundo
Lord Flea and His Orchestra – Calypso Be Bop – Caribbean Roots Music

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