The Mighty Sparrow
Modern Harmonic 8202
First-ever LP reissue of this massively influential album!
- Cut at Cohearant Audio by Kevin Gray and pressed on
red vinyl at Third Man Pressing Detroit!
- Performing select US dates summer 2019!
Calypso King Of The World!
Bob Marley has been quoted as saying “When I heard Mighty Sparrow sing 'The Slave,' I knew what I wanted to do with my music.” The prolific and incendiary Sparrow creates calypso sounds so mighty that they’ve won him multiple titles of Calypso King in his native Trinidad. Recorded almost immediately after cessation of his RCA contract, this first-ever reissue of his 1963 National Record Company album is filled with Sparrow’s iconic singing style, wit, and (at times) scathing and provocative lyrics, including the salty tale of a “Stupid Married Man” and the topical tune of “Kennedy & Khrushchev”!
This is the first ever LP reissue of the iconic debut of Sparrow’s own National Recording Company. Sparrow (aka Slinger Francisco) 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 a few select US dates planned around release date! Right around his 84th birthday!
Harry and Mam
Stupid Married Man
Kennedy and Khrushchev
Jemma on the Ferris Wheel
The Old Man and the Donkey
Corbeau Sheltering Rain
NEW SEALED LP on limited edition RED vinyl