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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:54 am
by babdownunder
CG
Again a brilliant show, unfortunately I have to expend time towrds family and am unable to revell in your show saturdy morning, its more listinenig on the net these days, Rum and Coca Vola made my day,
Cheers mate

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:43 pm
by Peter Hammarling
Loved the Wilmouth Houdini version of Rum and Coca Cola. I guess that as Charlie played a vinyl version it's not available today. I looked around on the net but couldn't find anything - Amazon have an album called 'Poor but ambitious' with 24 tracks but it doesn't include Rum & CC (though I wouldn't mind knowing what 'Teacher Nose Gay The Shouter' is all about).
Anybody know if the track is available not on vinyl?
I too used to listen to Sixteen Tons as a child and remembered the song as being rougher, not so clean sounding. I was dead impressed at the time by "if the left one don't get yer then the right one will" and for a while modeled myself on a tough tennessee coalminer (in polite London suburbia). When I figured out what the song was really about, the role model wasn't so seductive.

Rum and Coca Cola

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:44 pm
by richardh
The Lord Invader original is included in a fabulous compilation called Best of Trinidad 1912-1952. Released in 2004, it's also available in download from Calabash.

Re: Rum and Coca Cola

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:10 pm
by Charlie
richardh wrote:The Lord Invader original is included in a fabulous compilation called Best of Trinidad 1912-1952. Released in 2004, it's also available in download from Calabash.

I wonder why this did not get included in The Rough Guide to Calypso Gold, which is drawn almost entirely from Best of Trinidad, 1912- 1952. Thanks for the tip, Richard.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:37 pm
by Papa M
I guess the compiler wanted to include the rather lovely (and recent)Calypso Rose version.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:07 pm
by Charlie
Papa M wrote:I guess the compiler wanted to include the rather lovely (and recent)Calypso Rose version.

Of course. I forgot that is on Calypso Gold.

Can hardly agree with you about the quality of Rose's version, though, charming as Rose herself certainly is.