Monday, February 23, 2009

Carnaval Top Ten

Lord Cobra with some Weirdo

Carnaval Top Ten

1. Rocombey Lord Corba & Pan-Afro Sounds
2. Rum Lord Kitty
3. Ahora Quieres Vovler sami Y Sandra Sandoval
4. El Mensaje Los Fabulosos Festivals
5. Panama Esta Bueno Y . . . Ma Los Exagerado
6. Carta A Un Amigo Las Plumas Negras
7. Cumbia De Los Muertos Ozomatli
8. Soy Solo Para Ti Victor Boa y su Musica
9. Mi Reina Bonita Manuel de Jesús
10. Fire In San Miguelito Los Goom Boys

So, that Genius thing with which Our David is so enamoured? Well, it doesn't seem to recognize any of my calypsos or típico or any Carnaval music, so I chose these songs. Of course, only two of them appear on the YooToobes, so that complicates things, too! But I like all these songs, so there!

Rocombey has this great lyric:
One night I took a chance
And I went to a Voodoo dance
I was looking for new romance
That's why I went to the Voodoo dance

The High Priest looked very mean
When he appear upon the scene
He made a motion to me
And then begun the ceremony

What he said was:
"Recombey recombey selma,
Rocolo coloco con te
Recombey recombey selma,
Ashia aromey selma
Recombey recombey selma,
Rekula, kula de selma
Recombey recombey selma"

Well, I'm not too sure about that chorus, and some calypso expert is sure to appear and correct me, but such is life!

Here's a couple verses from Lord Kitty's calypso about female alcoholism:

Never see a woman drink so much rum
She washin' and she cookin' and she fallin' down!
Never see a woman drink so much rum
She washin' and she cookin' and she fallin' down!

When I tole the girl no drink no more
That is the part that make her get sore
She said "If you want me an' you be frien'
It be bettah nevah tell me dat again"

Never see a woman drink so much rum
She washin' and she cookin' and she fallin' down!
Never see a woman drink so much rum
She washin' and she cookin' and she fallin' down!

When I tole the girl she much change her life
Maybe some will make her him wife
She said "Instead of talking like a jackass
Bettah you give fifty cents to buy a small glass!"

I saw Lord Sugar sing this last year at the dinner in which we honored my favorite drummer, Ricky Staple. It sounds like a fun song until you pay attention to all the verses, then it's the story of one sad situation!

1 comment:

FranIAm said...

Oh my - those lyrics!

Wow Mickey, I come here, I get all kinds a educated from church to this.

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