London Is The Place For Me Vol.6 : Mento, Jazz, Calypso & Highlife From Young Black London 2LP

London Is The Place For Me Vol.6 : Mento, Jazz, Calypso & Highlife From Young Black London 2LP

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With the sixth volume of the series, Honest Jon’s delves into “Mento, Calypso, Jazz and Highlife from Young Black London” as the title states. Saxophonist King Timothy covers some of the popular topics of the day’s youth in the humorous “Jiu Jitsu Calypso,” detailing a girlfriend’s obsession with practicing the martial art on him. On “Football Calypso,” Timothy describes sitting in a bar alone before being approached by a group of soccer fans in an argumentative mood, while “Joe Louis Calypso” from Lord Beginner praises the black boxer’s success. The Mighty Terror describes a homecoming celebration for the Queen, while “Life in Britain” channels Lord Kitchener’s “London is the Place for Me” as Terror sings, “I am going to stay here in Great Britain to better my position.” With each consecutive verse, Terror details a success story that starts in Trinidad and ends with a wife and a child in London.