Caribbean Voyage: Grenada - Creole and Yoruba Voices ()


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Perhaps the greatest gift of Alan Lomax was that he knew what to record in the field and how to coax marvelous performances from ordinary people. On his 1962 trip through the Caribbean he gleaned some excellent material, never more so than on the island of Grenada. This collection of Creole and Yoruba voices is a gem, most especially the Creole songs, some material never really heard before, with Irene McQueen, in particular, a rich source of songs, like "Roll, Roll, Roll and Go" and the moving "There's No One to Lay Mercy ...

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  1. Roll, Roll, Roll and Go
  2. Cassinne
  3. Way-O, Way-O
  4. This Is the Smoke, Fire Behind
  5. Carnival Song
  6. Lamiz
  7. Anto-Gw-Gw-No
  8. Little Baby Cryin'
  9. Lemme Go My Jumby
  10. Hooray, Irena
  11. Kango
  12. You Don't Know Tomorrow
  13. John Gone Away
  14. Lundi-Mardi
  15. My Love I Lost, Find Her, Away She Go
  16. Work Song
  17. Dolly Man Roko
  18. There's No One to Lay Mercy on Me
  19. Roule, Roule (Shango Songs)
  20. Baba Ori O
  21. Ragba Ragba Ye
  22. Yeye Ba 'Beji Ro
  23. Bring Me Water for Lilly
  24. Se E Gberin O
  25. Kari Wale, Ibaba O
  26. Ogun Maa Se Sile Wa
  27. Wele, Wele
  28. Yeye Oku O
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