Angelou,Maya - Miss Calypso
CD
Performer
 
Title
 
Miss Calypso
UPC
 
01704697052
Genre
 
Rock/Pop
Released
 
1996-02-13
Notes / Reviews
Most of us know the artist as a powerful, majestic writer, poet and Presidential inauguration speaker, but in 1956, at the height of her nightclub singing career, Maya Angelou recorded this calypso record! (The story goes that she really wanted to be a cabaret dancer, and could only get to dance if she sang too.) With only a gentle bongo/congo and electric guitar backing, Maya mixes jazz, gospel, blues with Caribbean sounds. As part of the big Harry Belafonte-inspired calypso craze, she channels Trinidad on her originals like Tamo, Neighbor, Neighbor, Scandal in the Family, the Louis Jordan covers Run Joe and Push Ka Pici Pi and the always odd lighthearted murder-of-the-wife-beating-husband tale Stone Cold Dead in the Market. This is a very cool and retro-funky album!

Angelou,Maya

Details
Performers
 
Label
 
SCAM
Catalog #
 
9705