Calypso: Mighty Sparrow – Party Classics – music videos

Calypso: Mighty Sparrow – Party Classics – music videos

Happy 82 nd Birthday to the King of Calypso – The Mighty Sparrow Born July 9, 1935
Songs on this download:

1. Jean & Dinah
2. The Lizard
3. Melda
4. Drunk & Disorderly
5. Miss Mary
6. Jane
7. Royal jail
8. Benwood Dick
9. Sa-Sa-Yea
10. Magarita
11. Marajihn
12. Doh Back Back

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  • ndtewarie  On July 11, 2017 at 8:36 am

    He who tries to ride 2 asses bound to fall on his own”

    The Great Mighty Sparrow1

    Born Slinger Francisco, better known as The Mighty Sparrow
    Always smiling and singing sporting and with an infectious glow
    The Birdie is the unrivaled Calypso King of the World still singing
    With a career that spans more than over forty years and counting
    An artist par excellence in his rightful place leaving others to mourn
    By defeating every other competitors and pretenders to his throne
    He has entertained audiences across the the Caribbean and Africa
    Especially in North and South America, Europe and even in Asia
    Sparrow’s roots were in Gran Roi, Grenada, a rural fishing village
    Born to a poor working class family but as it says in the old adage
    You cannot keep a good man down whenever its said and done
    He migrated to his adopted homeland Trinidad at the age of one
    He attended the New Town Boys School where he was selected to sing
    In the boys’ choir of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church there he found his thing
    The harmonics of the Gregorian Chants and the Plainsongs of the church
    That were embedded in him would later affect the depth ending his search
    His vocal abilities also reflect his childhood role as the head choirboy
    Propelling him into musical compositions today for all of us to enjoy
    His influences include Nat Cole,Sarah Vaughn and Frankie Laine
    Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Kitchener, Melody and Billy Eckstein
    At the tender age of 20, Sparrow emerged even then to show he was fit
    With top position with his record breaking calypso Jean And Dinah hit
    In 1956 with Yankees Gone and in 1957 with Carnival Boycott
    He was the man with the top tune everywhere within earshot
    With many changes and improvements he became the kingpin
    Sparrow became the only calypsonian to have had a triple win
    In 1958 in that year’s Road March Competition
    Again in 1959 when he released Federation
    With Royal Jail and Ten to One its Murder his career soared
    Model Nation and Dan Is The Man In The Van followed
    In 1966, He won the Road Competition again with Melda
    In 1968 Sparrow was a hit again this time with Mr Walker
    With the sexy suggestive Congo Man he surpassed the best of the balladeers
    With Only A Fool Breaks His Own Heart and Byron Lee and the Dragonaires
    Always loving and becoming good citizens of his Trini nation
    In 1967 he advised the youth on the importance of Education
    He appealed to the people of the world to Love one Another and Lend A Hand
    Appealing to Trinidadians for unity the people listened and try to understand
    He climbed the ladder of success in song and rhyme
    Becoming the most popular calypsonian of all time
    His social commentaries demonstrated again that the real calypso
    Were the people’s eyes and ears coming from the songs of Sparrow
    In 1981 he registered his social/political commentaries
    With songs he embraced both the blacks and the coolies
    In another linguistic inclusion embracing all East Indian
    With his first chutney contribution of Sexy Marajhin
    In 1982 he gave us Human Rights and also We Like It So
    Showing the mass that the Mighty Sparrow was Mr Calypso
    In 1983 with Capitalism Gone Mad you never get bored
    Adding that title again to his 1983 Road March’s record
    In 1985 he proved to the youth in the business he has the answer
    That he can up to any level when necessary with Soca Pressure.

    THANKS,
    NARAINE DATT

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