May 16, 2013

RhoDeo 1319 Goldy Rhox 108

Hello, today the 108th post of GoldyRhox, classic pop.  Todays artist is at 86 the oldest that passed through here, an American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist. He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s.. Throughout his career he has been an outspoken advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes. He was a vocal critic of the policies of the George W. Bush administration. You should check the page about this remarkable Humanitarian

***** ***** ***** ***** *****
Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

Today's mystery album is the third studio album by today's artist, it became the first LP in the US "to sell over 1 million copies within a year," it was also the first million-selling album ever in England. The album is number four on Billboard's "Top 100 Album" list for having spent 31 weeks at number 1, 58 weeks in the top ten, and 99 weeks on the U.S. charts. The album introduced American audiences to Calypso music, it had a revolutionary effect on folk music in the 1950s and '60s. The album consists of songs from Trinidad, mostly written by West Indian songwriter Irving Burgie (aka Lord Burgess). Burgie's two most successful songs are included -- "Day O" and "Jamaica Farewell" (which were both hit singles) -- as are the evocative ballads "I Do Adore Her" and "Come Back Liza" and what could be the first feminist folk song, "Man Smart (Woman Smarter)."

The album triggered a veritable tidal wave of imitators, parodists, and artists wishing to capitalize on its success. Years later, it remains a record of inestimable influence, inspiring many folksingers and groups to perform. For a decade, just about every folksinger and folk group featured in their repertoire at least one song that was of West Indian origin or one that had a calypso beat. They all can be attributed to this one remarkable album.  Here in original mono (obviously) but remastered with today's sacd hi-tech. Now it may not be for you but if you wish surprise your (grand) parents with it, i'm sure you'll get a smile....

Goldy Rhox 108   (flac 146mb)

***** ***** ***** ***** *****


Anonymous said...

I get 'permission denied' ??

Anonymous said...

Yep = so do I - can you help?

Rho said...

Sure can I too noticed mediafire no longer registering downloads, well there's a new link now..