Maya Angelou ‎– Miss Calypso

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London Records ‎– HA-U 2.062
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A1 Run Joe
Written By – Willoughby-Merrick-JordanWritten-By – Willoughby*, Jordan*, Merrick*
2:25
A2 Oo-Dla-Ba-Doo 0:57
A3 Scandal In The Family 2:38
A4 Mambo In Africa
Written-By – Angelou*
1:34
A5 Since Me Man Has Done Gone And Went
Written-By – W.Merrick*
1:45
A6 Polymon Bongo
Written By – E.White
1:55
A7 Neighbour, Neighbour
Written-By – Angelou*
2:10
B1 Donkey City
Written-By – K.Radio*
2:55
B2 Stone Cold Dead In The Market
Written-By – Wilmouth Houdini*
2:03
B3 Calypso Blues
Written-By – Don George, Nat Cole*
3:05
B4 Tamo
Written-By – Angelou*
1:56
B5 Peas And Rice
Written-By – Milton Larkin*
2:30
B6 Down In Mexico ("Flo And Joe")
Written-By – Leeds*, Varnick*
1:59
B7 Push Ka Pee Shee Pie
Written By – Willoughby-Merrick-JordanWritten-By – Willoughby*, Jordan*, Merrick*
2:38

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Recorded By Liberty,Hollywood November 1956
B6:"Flo And Joe",B7:"Push Ka Pici Pi" Written Like This on sleeve's Back

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CR REV 22 Maya Angelou Miss Calypso(CD, Album, RE) Rev-Ola CR REV 22 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SCP 9705-2, SCP 9705 Maya Angelou Miss Calypso(CD, Album, RE) Scamp, Scamp SCP 9705-2, SCP 9705 US 1996 Sell This Version
LRP 3028 Maya Angelou Miss Calypso(LP, Album) Liberty LRP 3028 US 1956 Sell This Version
LRP 3028 Maya Angelou Miss Calypso(LP, Album, Mono) Liberty LRP 3028 US 1956 Sell This Version
CRNBR16021 Maya Angelou Miss Calypso(LP, Album, RE) Cornbread Records (2) CRNBR16021 Europe 2017 Sell This Version

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April 6, 2017
At age 28, prior to her fame as a poet and author, Maya Angelou *born Marguerite Annie Johnson( was performing modern dance and singing calypso tunes in San Francisco nightclubs. Harry Belafonte had just hit the big time and made calypso a household name, and Angelou followed suit in 1956 with a record of her own, her first and only attempt to hit the big time in the music business. By 1959 she had moved to NYC and joined the Harlem Writers Guild and the rest, as they say, is history. That, however, is not to dismiss this record as merely a footnote in her history, it is in fact a fine piece of exotica, a killer LP of pop calypso that should appeal not only to fans of her writing, and lovers of 50s kitsch exotica, but calypso fans in general