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Thread #112692 Message #2387539
Posted By: John on the Sunset Coast
12-Jul-08 - 07:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Angelique-O / Angelico
Subject: RE: Origins: Anyone know this song?
Bud and Travis recorded Angelique-o on one of their audience recorded (live) albums, I think. It may be on a studio album, but they did record it, interspersing French lyrics into the song. It is very frenentic, and very good.
One thing about Belafonte (and I do love most of his calypsos) is that most have earlier roots from other Calypso singers. And they are sanitized and prettified for popular taste. Exceptions come to mind, such as Island in the Sun.