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My guess is that they put "calypso" on the record label as a guide for the radio DJs, or juke box stuffers? Cos it's got a particular shuffle beat, it fit under "calypso" better than "rock & roll". Wasn't calypso the big thing in 1957 (when did Harry Belafonte hit it big?), ready to take off after R&R died a death, or so the industry pundits thought?Julian wrote:And why is it described as 'calypso' on the original Excello 7"?
That's a mutated New Orleans clave!
Sixteen beats per bar split up like so:
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