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Fyaah and Fury

by The Mighty Sparrow

Uptempo, witty and intelligent music from the "Calypso King of the World."
Genre: Reggae: Calypso
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1. Same, Same Way
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2. Money from Russia with Love
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3. Teachings of Jesus (Wisdom of Christ)
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4. Traitor (Last Supper in Jerusalem)
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5. Redneck Property
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6. Weapons of Mass Destruction
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7. Tension in Oval Office
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8. Please Tell Me Why (Sparrow Special)
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9. Ah Dunno
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10. Let Obamacare Implode
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11. North Korea
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12. Barack De Magnificent
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13. Last Supper (Party Mix)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The long awaited release from Slinger Francisco, better known as The Mighty Sparrow, the unrivaled Calypso King of the World. His career spans over 60 years and counting. This artist par excellence has earned his rightful place as "King of the Calypso World" by defeating every other competitor/pretender to his throne. He has entertained audiences across the globe, including, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, to name but a few. He has won Trinidad's Carnival Road March competition eight times, Calypso King/Monarch eight times, and has twice won the Calypso King of Kings title.

The Mighty Sparrow has proved himself as the Quintessential Calypsonian, par excellence, with over seventy (70) albums to his credit. He is richly endowed with many gifts. He possesses an amazing ability not only to put into works and tempo the exploits of society, but to crown it all with showmanship and appeal. His great contribution to the artform and our lives has unraveled the mysteries of Caribbean life. He's brought honor, glory and dignity to an indigenous art form that was once scorned upon by the elite of Caribbean society. He is one extraordinary entertainer who utilizes the medium he masters not just to entertain but also to edify, enlighten, and educate.

Mighty Sparrow's Hits Include:

1. Jean and Dinah: If there’s one shoe-in for top 10 inclusion by any Sparrow fan, this has to be it. Apart from a melody line that never wears thin, Jean and Dinah is the song that won Sparrow his first Trinidad Carnival Road March title and Calypso Monarch crown, back in 1956. As such, it’s part of Trinidad folklore and history, and certainly one of the greatest calypsos ever written.

2. Ah Fraid Pussy Bite Me: Sparrow, with tongue firmly in cheek, admits to an irrational fear of a ferocious feline. The master of double entendre at his creative best . . . and a killer hook into the bargain.

3. Melda (Obeah Wedding): The unfortunate Melda’s wedding plans make musical cannon fodder for Sparrow, whose cruel barbs set to one of his most memorable melodies earned him the 1966 Road March crown.

4. Mas in Brooklyn: “Give me my calypso music, Brooklyn is my home.” A tribute to New York’s annual West Indian Labour Day parade, and also to the millions of people who have moved from the islands to big cities throughout the world and kept their Caribbean culture proudly alive.

5. Sa Sa Yea: A pretty Martiniquan girl comes to Port of Spain for Carnival, but she doesn’t have enough money to play mas
. . . Until the lecherous Sparrow comes to the rescue. The 1969 Road March.

6. Lying Excuses (Part 1): Pure lyrical genius, as the incorrigible Sparrow attempts to talk his way out of what his better half regards as compromising situations.

7. Congo Man: The tragic story of two white women who are captured by cannibals in the Congo, and face the prospect of being eaten alive. Sparrow at his ribald best.

8. Mr Walker: The pursuit of a rich man’s daughter presented Sparrow with some of his most memorable — and wicked — lines. I fell in love with the melody when I first heard it played on the steel pan in the venerable Kensington Hotel in St John’s, Antigua, back in 1968, and it sounds just as fresh 35 years later.

9. Sixty Million Frenchmen: More double entendres, with Sparrow expressing grudging admiration for French culinary creativity.


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Gerry Hopkin

Dr. Slinger Francisco aka The Mighty Sparrow: Still Telling & Far From Over
Dr. Slinger Francisco aka The Mighty Sparrow: Still Telling & Far From Over
The 2018 release of a new album of original music with telling, hard-hitting lyrics about current affairs, set to Calypso and soca, sung by the 83 year old sage of Caribbean expressive culture, The Mighty Sparrow, the supreme social commentating and serenading Calypso King of the world, makes it a 'must-buy' collectible.
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