Various Artists: London Is The Place For Me 4Various Artists: London Is The Place For Me 4Various Artists: London Is The Place For Me 4Various Artists: London Is The Place For Me 4

Various Artists: London Is The Place For Me 4

Fourth compilation of 1950s Calypso and African music in London

This is the fourth volume in our series celebrating the music of black London, staying for now with the first waves of modern immigration from Africa and the West Indies. After devoting a third installment to the accomplishments of the late Nigerian genius Ambrose Campbell, Honest Jon's resumes an open-house policy, suited to musicians whose lives and artistic ambitions carried them all over the world: calypso and kwela are back, and highlife and bebop, with a little rock n roll, a 'mambo indio', a shango hymn, and a cha cha cha for bellydancing jazzbos. A lake in a Johannesburg zoo pops up next to a Chinese on the Harrow Road. Astronauts and prostitutes mingle with landlords and Test cricketers, sex with streetfighting and doing a runner. The music is presented alongside very rare artist photographs by Val Wilmer, and detailed notes.

Various Artists: London Is The Place For Me 4

Various Artists: London Is The Place For Me 4

Fourth compilation of 1950s Calypso and African music in London

Ginger Folorunso Johnson: Egyptian Bint Al Cha Cha3:33AIFF € 1.75MP3 € 1.25
Young Tiger: African Dream3:11AIFF € 1.75MP3 € 1.25
Dorothy Masuka: Zoo Lake2:23AIFF € 1.25MP3 € 1.00
Lord Kitchener: Rock N Roll Calypso2:56AIFF € 1.25MP3 € 1.00
Eric Hayden: Don't You Go Away2:18AIFF € 1.25MP3 € 1.00
Shake Keane & His Highlifers: Mambo Indio2:38AIFF € 1.25MP3 € 1.00
Lord Kitchener: Alphonso In Town3:21AIFF € 1.75MP3 € 1.25
Eric Hayden: Give Her The No. 12:41AIFF € 1.25MP3 € 1.00
Enoch & Christy Mensah: Dakuku Dum3:25AIFF € 1.75MP3 € 1.25
Dorothy Masuka: Khauleza2:25AIFF € 1.25MP3 € 1.00
Lord Kitchener: Is Trouble3:34AIFF € 1.75MP3 € 1.25
Victor Coker: Ilu Oyinbo Dara3:03AIFF € 1.75MP3 € 1.25
Young Growler: V For Victory3:12AIFF € 1.75MP3 € 1.25
The African Messengers: Highlife Piccadilly3:11AIFF € 1.75MP3 € 1.25
Cab Kaye: Everything Is Go3:18AIFF € 1.75MP3 € 1.25
Young Tiger: Chicken & Rice2:52AIFF € 1.25MP3 € 1.00
Nat Atkins: Darlin Don't Say No3:12AIFF € 1.75MP3 € 1.25
Lord Kitchener: Piccadilly Folk2:46AIFF € 1.25MP3 € 1.00
Ginger Folorunso Johnson: African Jazz Cha Cha2:53AIFF € 1.25MP3 € 1.00

This is the fourth volume in our series celebrating the music of black London, staying for now with the first waves of modern immigration from Africa and the West Indies. After devoting a third installment to the accomplishments of the late Nigerian genius Ambrose Campbell, Honest Jon's resumes an open-house policy, suited to musicians whose lives and artistic ambitions carried them all over the world: calypso and kwela are back, and highlife and bebop, with a little rock n roll, a 'mambo indio', a shango hymn, and a cha cha cha for bellydancing jazzbos. A lake in a Johannesburg zoo pops up next to a Chinese on the Harrow Road. Astronauts and prostitutes mingle with landlords and Test cricketers, sex with streetfighting and doing a runner. The music is presented alongside very rare artist photographs by Val Wilmer, and detailed notes.