V.A. - LONDON IS THE PLACE FOR ME 2 (2LP)


... Calypso & Kwela, Highlife & Jazz From Young Black London. "Another installment of amazing music from the first wave of modern black settlement in England. The focus remains on the fifties, classic calypsos running alongside the African jazz of Ambrose Campbell -- the father of modern Nigerian music -- and some blistering high-life. Amongst the contributions from the sixties there is some South African kwela (featuring Chris McGregor), and a jazz-dance percussion workout from the Trinidadians who put the Notting Hill Carnival on London streets. The LPs are housed in a gatefold sleeve with a beautiful folded insert. There is a trenchant introduction by Paul Gilroy, full discographical notes, and numerous wonderful photographs. (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | 2005| HONEST JON'S RECORDS | 19.90


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