I've seen mention of this book, but don't know if I want to buy it. It seems like most of the songs in this book are the common, well-known ones.
Calypso song book /
William Attaway; Lyle Kenyon Engel; Bill Charmatz
1957 1st ed.
English : Printed music : Popular music1 score (64 p.) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
New York : McGraw-Hill,
Cordelia Brown -- Water come a me eye -- Banana boat loader's song -- Matilda -- A band of birds -- Judy drownded -- Hill and gully rider -- Nassau bound -- Mary Ann -- Hosanna -- Brown skin girl -- Mongoose dead oh -- Man smart, woman smarter -- Storm warning -- Big bamboo -- Sweet Chacoun -- Always one rain -- Sound the fire alarm -- Lemme go, Melda Marcy -- Have you heard? -- Her reputation -- Water in me rum -- Lovely cricket -- Gimme back my shilling -- Fisherman's song.
English : Printed music : Popular music1 score (64 p.) : ill. ; 32 cm.
New York : Chelsea House, ; ISBN: 0791018407 9780791018408 0791018563 (pbk.) 9780791018569 (pbk.)
A collection of songs created from the coming together of West African and European traditions in the Caribbean region.
Aurore Pradère -- Guardian beauty contest -- The commissioner's report -- Criolla Carabalí -- Love alone -- All my trials -- Feuille-o -- Shame and scandal in the family -- Throw me anywhere -- Hey lolly, lolly -- River of Babylon -- Pay me my money down -- Lion den pon road -- Delia -- Day-o -- Michié Préval -- Double drill -- Dry weather houses -- 'Round the Bay of Mexico -- Let me go down -- God made us all -- Deep blue sea -- Run come see Jerusalem -- Money is king -- Genocide -- Workers' appeal -- The sloop John B. -- Musieu Bainjo.
1958, Arranged for voices, guitar, drum and bass by Gareth Walters. Oxford University Press, London, quarto, pbk.
West Indian Negro Spirituals 1. The Lord's Prayer 2. De Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy 3. We Are Goin' Home 4. Death, O Me Lawd 5. When Joshua Walk Roun' Jerico 6. John Wrote 7. Bam Bye, Me Lawd 8. Weary Travelers 9. Mercy Pourin' Down 10. De Angels Rejoicin' 11. A Little More Oil in Your Lamp 12. I Gwine Home 13. Gone to Glory 14. Oh, How Long 15. Safe in de Promise' Land
Calypsos 16. Run Away, Kaiser William 17. Go 'Way, Jestina 18. Papa Didn't Know 19. The Stuttering Pastor 20. Congo Bara 21. Murder in de Market 22. Sing Sally Oh
Work Songs 23. One, Two, Three 24. Salt Fish Water 25. Time for Man Go Home 26. Highland Dey
Folk Customs 27. Ogoun Belele 28. Pain 'ou ca Mange 29. Ogoun Karanga 30. De Fey in Calima Pass
Folk Dances 31. Dat Girl in de Coffee 32. Sweet Man Doh Re 33. Limbo
Folk Tales 34. Mina 35. Lim Lim Lim 36. Grey Mondie
Miscellaneous 37. Dodo Petite Popo 38. Doggie, Doggie 39. Blow, Nelson 40. Dulcie 41. Roogooroogoo 42. Vexation Song 43. Estalin 44. You Bin Dey 45. Call Up Me Rosebud
Massie Patterson and Lionel Belasco Free transcription by Maurice Baron English versions by Olga Paul
1943 M. Baron Co., New York, quarto, 26pp., pbk.
Invocation Tinga Layo (Donkey Song) Pack She Back to She Ma Louis Camille See Me Little Brown Boy? Mourning Song Petite Brun Doux-Doux (I'm Dark-eyed and Petite) Borde, C'est Vrai (Trinidad Race Track Song) Martinique Brulée (Martinique Has Burned) Oh, Not a Cent L'Année Passée (Last Year) Déviré Katie (Katie Come Home)
Nigel,a good little booklet, now a collectors' item. The same booklet, titled Alle, Alle, Alie, or Dandy Shandy, have, I believe, the same 12 songs. A good one to pick up. Olive Lewin's books, mostly paperbacks, were never mass-produced or were limited in circulation, except for her book on Jamaican food. Worth looking for is her collection, Forty Folk Songs of Jamaica; I think I have located a copy.
Morwen and I will be posting Jamaican 'folk' songs; posted by title mostly. I think Joe Offer will be collecting them together in some way.
JAMAICAN SONG AND STORY Annancy Stories, Digging Sings, Ring Tunes, and Dancing Tunes. With introductory essays.
Walter Jekyll, coll. and edit., 1904 (Dover reprints), The Folk-lore Society, LV.
Part I Annancy Stories. 51 stories, (cf. Joel Chandler Harris coll.), many with brief musical scores. Annancy and Brother Tiger etc.
Part II Digging Sings Oh hurrah, boys! Ho biddybye Tell Mr. Linky Tell Mr. Bell Bad homan oh! Bell a ring a yard oh! The one shirt I have Jessie cut him yoke T'ree acre of Cahffee Away, away Wednesday morning before day Oh Samuel oh! Oh 'liza oh! Aunty Mary oh! Oh me yerry news! Jes' so me barn Tell Mary say Me tell them gall Gold, amber gold Gee, oh mother Mac Leah married a Tuesday Cheer me oh! Me cock a crow Oh Selina! Sambo Lady John Thomas Whé mumma dé! Toady Me know the man Minnie You want to yerry Duppy talk Me know Sarah Me donkey want water A Somerset me barn Timber lay don 'pon pit Me want go home War down a Monkhead
Part III Ring Tunes Little Sally Water Poor Little Zeddy Whé me lover dé? Ring a diamond Carry Banana Pass the ball Me los' me gold ring Old Mother Phoebe Deggy Me go da Galloway Road Rosybel Bull a pen ho! Two man a road Adina Mona Palmer Mother Freeman Me have me goosey a me yard Drill him, Constab! If you make him come out Oh me Toad oh! There's a black boy in a ring Johnny Me lover gone a Colon bay Good morning to you, mother Johnny Millar Bahlimbo Oh den Jacky Ha, ha, ha, ha!
When I go home Guava root a medicine Crass-lookin' dig up'tairs Goatridge have some set a gal Me carry me ackee a Linstead market Since Dora Logan Fire, Mr. Preston, Fire! Tief cahffee Fan me, soldierman Manny Clark Bungo Moolatta Bahl, Ada Rise a roof in the morning Oh we went to the river Auntie Jane a call Minnie Marty, Marty What make you shave old Hall? Run, Moses, run Whé you da do? Mother William, hold back Leah Oh, General Jackson! Soldier, da go 'way Don't cry too much, Jamaica gal Dip them Very well, very well Oh trial! Father, I goin' to join the confirmation Obeah down dé The other day me waistcoat cut All them gal a ride merry-go-round Merry-go-round a go fall down Try, dear, don't tell a lie Look how you mout' Breezy say him no want Brown lady Isaac Park gone a Colon Matilda dé 'pon dyin' bed Mas' Charley Me buggy a sell Oh 'zetta Ford, gal Birdyzeena Me an' Kattie no 'gree Down-town gal Sal, you ought to been ashame Good morning, Mr. Harman Hullo me honey! When mumma dere Oh jilly oh! James Brown, you mahmy call you When I go home Feather, feather, feather Quaco Sam Anch a bite me Me know one gal a Cross Road Moonshine baby I have a news Once I was a trav'ller Oh me wouldn' bawl at all You take junka 'tick Yellow fever come in Jimmy Rumpy Susan, very well why oh! Bahss, Bahss, you married you wife Blackbird a eat puppa corn, oh! Me da Coolie sleep on Piazza Notty Shaw You worthless Becca Watson Since the waggonette come in Them Gar'n Town people Young gal in Jamaica, take warning Me no min a concert Complain, complain, complain I can't walk on the bare road Come go da mountain Amanda Grant Last night I was lying on me number Me lassie, me dundooze Mister Davis brine some'ting fe we all A whé the use Quattywort' of this! Mongoose a come
Appendix: A. Traces of African melody in Jamaica English airs and motifs in Jamaica
Trevor Marshall, Peggy McGeary, Grace Thompson, researched and compiled by, 1981, Ian Randle Publishers, Kingston, Jamaica.
All songs with musical scores, chords.
Section A: Narrative Social Songs
Hurrah for Jin Jin (Lick an' Lock up Done Wid) De Ice House Song Murder in de Market Conrad King Ja Ja The Riot Song- Tonight is a Funny Day
Section B: Children's Songs
John Belly Mama Magazina Zamnickey Lullaby- Go to Sleep Baby Miss Allamby Shallow Plate (Three White Horses) Row, Row, Nanny! Whole Peas an' Rice Nicky, Nicky Bamboo Crow, Nanny, Crow! Cahn Fin' Muh' Gol' Ring Draw a Bucket o' Water Jean 'n Annie Jessamine
Section C: Tuk Band Songs
Ah Dis Muh Inez De 24th May Want One Shilling
Section D: Work Songs Blackbird Backra Missy Miz Mattie Oh, Poor Me!
Section E: Social Songs
Backra Johnnies- De Redleg Song Mister John Bayne Speightstown People Wooden Foot Man Sealy Hall Mummy Plant Some Seas'nin' De Goaty Road De Breadfruit Song De Cabin Ah Come From Home Glandairy Millie Gone to Brazil Hip! Hip! I Love Lou Lou Mr Boyiss (Boyce) Yuh Betta Do Good
Section F: Songs About Men
Panama Man Policeman Hart (Don't Wear No Shoes) Bubba (Brudda) Neddy Jehu Bancroft Bromley March Monkey Pernay Mr Cunningham
Section G: Songs About Women
Emma (Don' Know Me Now) Da Cocoa Tea Yuh Confuse Mar'yon (Marion) Gerdene Brown Ratty Tick Bunzy an' Etheline Jessie Mahon (Pack She Back to She Ma) Miss Hessie Ah Went Down de Bay Hill Not Me, Doctor Country Gals Weh Muh Jenny Gone Mammy Advice Dis Fuh Me See Much Lil' Brown Gal Miss Bailey
Folk Songs of JAMAICA Edited and arranged by Tom Murray Oxford University Press (60p) - ISBN 0 19 330585 2 Foreword by Hugh Paget
INTRODUCTION - TOM MURRAY KINGSTON, JAMAICA, B.W.I - April, 1951
ACCOMPONG SONGS House an`Lan`
GAMES AND DANCES Ada Ball Gawn Roun` Hill an` Gully Hol` yuh Han`
LOVE SONGS Dallas Gawn Wata Come a Me Y`eye
MISCELLANEOUS Call Dinah Cudelia Brown Fan Me Solja Man Fyah Bun Hosanna One Solja Man Rookoombine Teacher Lick de Gal
SONGS ABOUT ANIMALS OR BIRDS Chi-Chi Bud Oh! Docta Bud Monkey Draw Bow Ratta Madan-Law
SONGS FROM JAMAICAN FOLKLORE Mada Cantinny Missa Ramgoat
SONGS WITH CHORUSES De Ribber Ben Come Dung Linstead Market Matta Walla-Lef` Nobody`s Business Ribber Ben Come Dung
WORKING SONGS Day Dah Light Judy Drownded Las Kean Fine Sammy Dead Oh!
NOTE Twelve of these songs have been arranged, with guitar accompaniments and optional alto or bass voices, by John Gavall (Twelve Folk Songs from Jamaica, O.U.P.).This publication may also be used as a melody edition (the piano plays from the original collection).
1958. Coll. by Jim Morse, Intro. by Tom Glazer, Preface by Lord Burgess. Words, musical score with guitar chords. Spanish, patois and English words where called for.
La Cucaracha Go Ask of the High Stars Gleaming Meander in Mexico Little Bird of the Cliff Get Up, My Ox The White Dove The Signal The Street Called Dove Street The Deer Record Index, Entertainment Guide, Bibliography
GUATEMALA The Carpenter Record Index and Entertainment Guide.
EL SALVADOR Lullaby Record Index and Entertainment Guide
HONDURAS Lullaby Record Index and Entertainment Guide
NICARAGUA Serpent of the Sea Record Index and Entertainment Guide
COSTA RICA No Tree But Has a Shadow Sweet Sugar Cane R. I. etc.
THE BAHAMAS Don't You Weep After Me
CUBA Episode in Havana
JAMAICA Day Duh Light (Banana Loader's Song) Linstead Market Judy Drownded Rookoombine Cudelia Brown Wata Come a Me Y'eye Hill an' Gully When You See de Ugly One Dry Weather Houses Manuel Ground Ball Gawn Roun' Teacher Lick de Gal Little Blue Bell Hol' Yuh Han' Walking Roun' de Valley Glossary, R. I. etc.
HAITI Chouchoune Steersman R. I. etc.
PUERTO RICO The Pearl R. I. etc
VIRGIN ISLANDS Highway Robber Parliament Gardens R. I. etc.
GUADELOUPE Goodbye Silk, Goodbye Madras R. I. etc.
MARTINIQUE Syrup Is So Sweet Martinique Has Burned I'm Dark-Eyed and Petite R. I. etc.
BARBADOS Pack She Back to She Ma R. I. etc.
TRINIDAD Marian Run Joe Out de Fire Invocation Gin and Cocoanut Water Arima Tonight, Sangre Grande Tomorrow I Need a Man R. I. etc.
VENEZUELA Riqui, Riqui, Riquirran The Grotesque Dummy R. I. etc.
The Caribbean Craze in the U. S. Pronunciation Guides (Spanish, Creole-French) Guitar Chords
Olive Lewin, collected and transcribed by, 1973. With musical scores, Notes and Glossary. Comments and photographs.
General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.
Abeng a blow (Maroon, communication announcement) All dem ole one (Tambo lament) Back to Ethiopia (Rastafarian song) Bambury Dove (Wakes and death ceremonies) Banyan Tree (Sing and dance) Bartily (Work song) Bedward (The prophet of August Town) Bell a ring a yard (Heard during Jonkunnu ) Biddy Biddy Game song) Blackbud (Nursery song) Blow Billy Boy, Blow (Work song, based on British chantey) Checkerman (Work song, loading bananas) Come to see Janie (Game song) Coverly ('Stone' game, with diagram) Dandy Shandy (Drinking mother) Daniel God (Faith) Dis Long time gal (Mento) Done Baby (Nursery song) Fire drop in deh (Maroon song) Fire Tick (Complaint song) Go way Mandah (Greed) Hear de duppy laugh (Mischievous spirit) Joe Liner (Farm labor) John Crow (Work song) Little Samuel-O (Revival song) Mango Walk (Mento) Monkey jawbone (Jawbone instrument ?) Parakeet (Revival song) Queen jus' arrive (Night-long contest song, 'bruckins') River of Babylon (Rastafarian version) Sailor girl from Asia (Song cf. "The Golden Ball," etc.) Sally (Hauling houses, slave song) Shayni Shayni (Nago, word meaning unknown) Some Day (Revival song) Teng God Assunu Dead (Kumina song) Tenk you for de Chris'mus (Jonkunnu song) Time get so hard (Perhaps from Anansi story) Wash and be clean (revival song) Wheel Oh (Jonkunnu) When you see one pretty gal (quadrille dancing, song)
This album apparently came out shortly after Belafonte's "Calypso". I've long felt this was a domestic, studio recording as you seem to indicate. Columbia issued a spate of the genre around this time, including one by the Norman Luboff Choir, which I have but seldom listen to.
Amongst my calypso era records which I still enjoy are:
Royale #1839 10" LP, Native Calypso Songs 1954/55. Label has no track names, nor performers listed. Discogsdotcom posits some heavy hitters, among them Gerald Clark Orch., Macbeth, and Lord Invader. This was probably a budget label, maybe about a dollar or two, new.
Westminster #WP 6038 12" LP, Songs From Jamaica - Edric Connor 1956. Good cover notes with glossary. More authentic sounding versions of several Belafonte renditions, with slightly different titles. I believe that Connor, like HB, was an actor as well as singer. I like a lot.
Tops Records #1568 12" LP Calypso Carnival in Hi-Fi - features Lord Burgess. The album contains at least eight Belafonte tracks. Tops was a budget label, often copying sound-alike singers and pretty much sound alke arrangements of hit record of the '50s.
Capitol Records #T842 12" LP Swinging Calypsos - Lord Flea and his Calypsonians 1957. Highly recommend as I think this my favorite LP of type.
Verve #MGV-2034 12" LP Calypso - The Fabulous McClevertys 1957. I bought this album on recommendation of a single song, Don't Blame it on Elvis, and stsyed for the whole album. As we used to say,"this is one bitchin' album.
Release dates mostly found at Discogs.
Have about 15 other albums, plus, I think, most of the Belafonte RCAs. Truly I enjoy most of the non-Belafontes LPs more than his, but except for a few calypsos by some pop singers he popularized the genre, and I honor that. Also, I have about 20 CDs, with some tracks going back to the 1920s. My favorite of these are compilations of Sir Lancelot from the 40s and 50s. He also appeared in several films. He died in Anaheim CA in 2001, 98 years old!
Yup. Trinis call it "Manhattan Calypso." Lord Burgess (Irving Burgie,) the Pattersons and a few others were represented by Art D'Lugoff (who was planning/opening the "Village Gate" in New York at the same time.)
Bill Attaway was a TV-sports-pulp fiction writer. His agent-partner Lyle Engel was last of a NY family line of popular sheet music publishers but probably better known as the man behind John Jakes ("The Bastard".)
Norman Luboff was choral director-cowriter; Bill Attaway cowriter and Burgess principal writer on Belafonte's biggest RCA calypso albums. Throw in Alan Bergman and Marilyn Keith and you have the writers for Luboff's album ("Calypso Holiday," Columbia CL-1000, 1957.)
But Luboff did record his calypsos on Sunset Blvd so there is that. B)
Part One AROUND THE WORLD Scarlet Ribbons Hava Nageela La Bamba Sakura Bamotsweri I'm Goin' Away Guantanamera Suliram It's the Same the Whole World Over Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma
Part Two THE AMERICAN NEGRO John Henry Michael, Row the Boat Ashore My Lord, What a Mornin' Grizzley Bear In the Evenin', Mama Here, Rattler, Here March Down to Jordan Cotton Fields Go Down, Ol' Hannah Jump Down, Spin. Around Suzanne Bald-headed Woman In That New Jerusalem Buked and Scorned The Marching Saints Take My Mother Home
Part Three THE WEST INDIES Day-O Going Down Jordan Brown-Skin Gal Jamaica Farewell Gloria Don't Ever Love Me Angelique-o Sweetheart From Venezuela Kingston Market Judy Drownded I Do Adore Her Scratch, Scratch The Baby Boy Matilda
Note: I've left in off topic Pts. I-II both for context and the fact many of the songs are well represented on West Indian albums of the period.
The strangest aspect of "Manhattan Calypso" has to be Harry Belafonte's business agent Jay Richard Kennedy (born Samuel Richard Solomonick.) In addition to simultaneously managing HB's single biggest success and failure (album "Calypso" & stage musical "Sing, Man, Sing" respectively) Kennedy was at times an OSS-CPUSA-CIA-FBI operative; munitions manufacturer and successful Hollywood author-screenwriter [no joke.] His 'wife' (the former Janet Alterman) also an employee of the state was HB's therapist. It did not end well.
For a period after Kennedy hung around the fringes of the west coast's Black Panther Party until 1966 when he became Vice-President of Record and Music-Publishing at Sinatra Enterprises. In the 1970s, he followed his now ex-wife into psychotherapy and founded the Center for Human Problems Inc. in Tarzana, CA. It did not end well.
That's just the music publishing highlights. The rest is too far off topic. Some other thread perhaps.
Calypso Rhythm Songs Word and Music by Lionel Belasco and Leighla Whipper Copyright 1944 by MILLS MUSIC, Inc. 1619 Broadway, New York, N.Y.
Back Down to the Tropics Land of the Hummingbird Don't You Say "No" Sweethearts Chinita A Pretty Girl Will Turn You Anyway But Loose I'll Have Me Money By Then In Martinique Joe Take Me to the Carnival Bad Woman My Mama Song of the Jumbies Ou Belle Marie Coolie
See also: Whipper, Lelia Frances, The Pretty Way Home (NY: Writers Club Press, 2003) Ione, Carole, Pride of Family; Four Generations of American Women of Color (NY: Random House, 2004)
The Money Song Sing a Calypso The Creole From Trinidad Chi Chi Boom Boom Back to the Tropics Carnival Beguine Go Home to Your Mother Chano Ramos Calypso Silver and Gold Income Tax Don't Make Coffee, Lucy Tomorrow
Note: Leighla Whipper, Massie Patterson and Dr. Merrick were part of Louis Nizer & Lionel Belasco's team of expert witnesses in the "Rum & Coca Cola" copyright trial (c1948.)
Abobo Anemic Margaret Babette Bad woman Bam chi, chi, bam Bargain was made Basay Mama Better woman than you (Gal, tell me that again) Bimini girl Calypso Land Chango Cheery boys, cheer girls Choucounne Christmas Eve, in Trinidad Christmas morn Coconut man Cod fish an' rice Come with me Conch ain't got no bone Congo tay Consumptive Mary Jane Crab is a better man (Builds his home in the sand) Creole girl Cudelia Brown Curley Cay Dallas gone Day light break (Day oh!) De Marval girl Delia's gone Deserted man Dip an' fall back low Do, Aunt Nanny do Dog is better Don't call me so Don't touch me bankroll Dumplin's Eighteen hundred and ninety one Experience Fern rock gully Fightin' in de park Fire down below Fish an' chips Gimme back my ring Gimme de ole boy Glorious day Go back home to your ma, boy God down the wishin' road Go 'way Charlie Green plantains Gumbo sauce Hey liley, liley lo (Married man gonna keep your secret) Hill an' gully Hold 'em Joe Holy mountain Honey you look so sweet How are you? I had a little girl I want a rich lady I was a fool I'm gonna break up the iron bed-stead In the mornin' Join de Bacchanal Jones, oh Jones Judy drownded Jullie Jump in the line Limbo like me Linstead Market Listen monkey Little Jesus child Little Montego Bay Look misery Look-a pretty Maisie Look-a pretty Marie Love and the wolf Mama Bake the Johnny cake Christmas comin' Mama Lookatea Man oh man Man o' war Man Piaba Maracas Bay Marguerita my love Maroon a comin' Marry an ugly woman Martinique my love Mary Ann Mary's little boy Matches lane Matilda run Venezuela Ministre a Zaca Miss Emmalina Mister crazy Money is king Monkey jawbone Mother-in-law Oh Joanne Oh me darlin' Oh poor me one Old lady, you mashin' me toe Old man you too old Opera Out de fire down dey Papaya juice Patties Pay me my money down Pepper sauce woman Pocomania Pretty girl Prisoners arise Rain come falling down Rita from Mart'nique Rookoombey obarebo Rookoombine Run, come, see Jerusalem Run home to Ma-Ma Sad girl Sailing along San Savanna Scotch an' soda See dem Barbajans Shimmy like a lady Show your motion Small island Solas Market Stocks an' bonds Suzanne Take me sailor boy Time for work no more Trinidad Trinidad blues Under Bajan moon Union Street Victoria Market Voodoo chant Water come to me eye Watermelon spoilin' on the vine When they all start to breakdown When you dead you don't know You go mango walk You pay some money down Zingay Zombie jamboree (Back to back)
Day-O Michael Row the Boat Yellow Bird Panama Tombé Chi Chi Bud Missy Lost the Gold Ring ¡Qué Bonita Bandera! Kingston Market Little Girl in the Ring I Carry my Ackee Judy Drowned-ed Carolina Karo Jamaica Farewell
Note: American Milton T. "Milt" Okun founded "Cherry Lane" in 1960 at just about the same time Lyle Engel was getting out of the sheet music trade altogether. Okun was also conductor-arranger on several Belafonte recordings of Burgie's songs for RCA.
Phil, do any of these songbooks attempt to identify songwriters or give background information for the songs? Which of these are your favorites? Are there any that are field collections of traditional songs? I've heard that one of the most significant Caribbean folk songbooks is identified by Bookfinder as The Island Song Book Treasure Island Bahamas 1927, by John and Evelyn McCutcheon. The only copy for sale through Bookfinder.com is $162.34. Too rich for my taste.
Belafonte & Attaway give some notes but the back stories get pretty far fetched at times. Burgie discusses origins in his autobiography but only vaguely (Day-O!!!, Caribe, 2006.) The Pattersons claimed several songs outright we know are old West Indian standards (eg: Haiti's Choucoune.) The Whipper, Merrick & Mauge tunes are mostly modern originals.
Best archives are the Melville and Frances Herskovits collections at the Indiana U. Archives of Traditional Music and the Katherine Dunham collection at Southern Illinois U. (Note: Dunham was a Herskovitz grad student and Burgie, Attaway, Patterson, Whipper & Heyward all woked with Dunham as did Belafonte's second wife, the former Julie Robinson.)
My personal fav is "Le Carnival de St-Pierre (Martinique)" a 1930 volume of Victor Coridun songs compiled by R. Illemay (coming soon.) I like it precisely because of the excellent footnotes. It's pricey and hard to find now too but I'm lucky to have picked up my volume decades ago. There's a copy in the NYPL. Next closest is Paris or Martinique.
I think the McCutcheon's book is so dear because of its authors not the contents. Father(-in-law) Howard Van Doren Shaw designed some of his last projects in Nassau and their Treasure Island home was a sort of Ragsdale southern campus. Lomax & Charters notwithstanding as far as I'm aware there is no "authentic/traditional" Bahamian (or Bermudian) folk music. It's all tourist industry written and/or promoted since the late 19th century. (eg: The music for "Sloop John B" was written by yet another Chicagoan, vaudeville theater organist A. Leopold Richard.)
Brown gal in de ring Little sandy girl Janey girl Let us break bread together Dumplins Freedom Wata come a me y'eye Miss Lilian Congotay Anancy and cow De angels rejoicin' Time for man go home John belly grow Linstead Market Nobody's business Rivers of Babylon Sing an' jump up for joy Cudelia Brown Fan me solja man Hill and gully rider Ophelia letter blow 'way
Sweetheart From Venezuela Go Down Emanuel Road (West Indian Road March) The Baby Boy (West Indian Carol) Gloria Land of the Sea and Sunday Going Down Jordan Jump in the Line Kingston Market Monkey These Are the Times Bally Mena Angelina
Note: Another book/album co-release. The reluctant "King" HB goes back to the calypso well one more time. Having "The Esso Trinidad/Tripoli Steel Band" for backup tends to soften his critics somewhat. See also: Stereo LP — RCA Victor LSP-2388, 1961 CD reissue — BMG Special Products GZS-1115, 1997
Beauty is Only Skin Deep Cocoanut Water Dance the Calypso I Learn a Merengue, Ma Ma Jean and Dinah (Yankee Gone) Jump Up Carnival Limbo Calypso Mama Look a Booboo (Shut yuh mouth-go away) Matilda, Matilda! Money is the Root of All Evil (Take It Away, Take It Away, Take It Away) Not Me Song of the Banana Boats Take Me Down To Lover's Row They Dance All Night (Sleep All Day) Tick! Tick! Tick! (The Lost Watch) What Is This Generation Coming To?
"Deep the Water, Shallow the Shore" by Roger D. Abrahams contains shanties from Nevis, Tobago, and St. Vincent. The Boarding Party sang several of them, including "Solid Fas' "Bully, Long Time Ago" "Yard O, Yard O"
Joe: Calypso Folk sing As long as you're not a 'purist,' it's a great deal for the market price. It's my single biggest volume of Bahamian Blake A. Higgs (Blind Blake) "official" lyrics. Haven't checked them against Mudcat yet. Not sure what to make of the S.C. Patterson songs though.
Robert Mitchum (+Maya Angelou+Alan Arkin+?) I feel the same way about brussels sprouts but who am I to judge? If it shows up on someone's birthday/Hanukka vinyl list get the Bear Family reissue (BAF 18007.)
SONG GAMES FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO There's a Brown Girl in the Ring One, Two, Three Zinglito Gypsy in the Moonlight Coming Down with a Bunch of Roses In a Fine Castle I Have a Tree in My Right Hand One Spaniard Came Jane and Louisa Blue Bird Roman Soldiers Sandy Girl Sally Go Round the Moon Miss Mary Mack Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Cold Ring a Ring o'Roses Pop Goes the Weasel London Bridge Green Gravel Sammy Dead-O Tie Me Donkey Ring Diamond Mamselle Marie, Marry the Girl One Time Afouyéké Poco, Le' Me 'Lone Miss Lucy Has Some Fine Young Ladies Mister Ram Goat-O Bésé Down Si Si Maria
SONG GAMES FROM DOMINICA AND ST. LUCIA Down to the Carpet Mosquito One Early in the Morning Tra La La Voum-bé Bonjour, Ma Cousine Sikola ola Vanni Dis Sòlda La Ariyèl-O Missy-La, Massa-La Lindi Mwen Lariviè Mango Ti-n Yun Ti Pwayé Ay Zabèl-O Fiolé Round and Round the Village You Lie, You Lie Went to the Market Rolling Shilling What Shall I Put It In? Van-La Mwen Lévé Lindi Bon Matin Éliza Kongo
SONG GAMES FROM ANGUILLA AND NEVIS Here We Go Loo-by Loo Drop, Peter, Drop Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? Little Sally Water Walking up the Green Grass How Green You Are Man o'War in the Harbor Auntie Nanny, T'read the Needle Annie, Lé Go Me Fowl A Goosie Lost His Tail Some'ting Make Me Laugh Ha, Ha, Ha
PASS-PLAY SONGS FROM CARRIACOU Anana-O Élé Misi-O Meet Me on the Road Vio Vio Lé 'Dolphus Coker Mary and Martha Is Bound to Wear the Crown-O
Note: Surprised no one put this up yet. As usual for Lomax, over-the-top notes, source references and bibliography.
The Island Song Book : being a small collection of our favorite ballads, anthems, lullabies and dirges of this particular section of the Bahama Islands and also such other ditties as have seemed befitting by reason of their piratical, nautical or sentimental appeal. Together with several local and topical lays relating only to Treasure Island. To which is prefix'd an explanatory and historical introduction. To which is added a number of sketches and photographs illustrative of same. Foreword by John and Evelyn McCutcheon Privately Printed at The Chicago Tribune Tower, Jan. 15, 1927
Canopus Too Late But Nevermind The John B. Sails When the Saints Go Marching Home Here We Go, Baby Spare Me One More Year, O Lord Old Uncle Sam Delia Gone Don't You Grieve After Me I Don't Want To Be a Gambler Down on Your Bendings Ballymena Do Aunt Nannie Rocking Six Babies to Sleep Titi Lend Me Your Pigeon Gremore Breezy Hill Mister Mosely My Baby Come Home Gonling Want to Go to London Nassau Boy So Sorry I Ride O'er the Hills That Old Time Religion Don't Let the Devil Fool You Bid You Good Night I Got a Robe Standing in the Need of Prayer Alice, Where Art Thou? That Little Green Isle in the Sea Treasure Island Nassau The Watch Tower We're On the Island Now Whaler's Chantey The Coasts of High Barbary Nancy Lee His 'Eart Was True to Poll 'Neath the South Sea Moon If It Wasn't for the 'Ouses in Between My Love Works in a Greenhouse Rolling Down to Rio The Bold Fisherman The Indifferent Mariner The Time and the Place and the Girl Never Take the Door Knob From the Door Susie O Sole Mio Do You Here Me Calling? A Wild, Wild Rose The Slumber Boat Mister Duncan MacIntosh A Wee Deoch-an-Doris In Einem Kuelen Grunde Molly Dear I've Lost My Pal To the Debutantes of 1908 The Ballad of Abdullah Bulbul Ameer My Gal Irene Love's Sweet Old Song My Word! The Microbe's Serenade The American Girl Are We Almost There? Aloha Oe Don't Be Afraid to Come Home
Note (See also: 06 Feb 16 - 01:23 AM, above): This index includes titles from the insert, single-sided pages (pp. 14a-c) not found in all editions.
"Canopus," "The Watch Tower," the famous "The John B. Sails" and a few other tunes are an homage to recently departed father(-in-law) Howard Van Doren Shaw (1869-1926,) a much loved and respected artist in Nassau and Chicago of that day.
Le Carnival de St-Pierre (Martinique) 45 Chansons Créoles Recufillies de 1920 a 1925 par Victor Coridun Deuxième Edition, R. Illemay, Fort-de-France, 1930
CHANSONS POLITIQUES Périnelle, oh! Bonjour ma femme Célestin, Roi diable, dé rô! César, Patience! Bo fè à !! La Défense ka vini folle! Montagne est verte Jacquot à qui en bas baille-là
LES MASQUES DEFILENT (CHANSONS SATIRIQUES) Ti-tanes i cinq heures O Madiana! Papillons, volez! Fernand Bobi! Diable-là ka mandé an ti manmaille Quand nickel rivé Marie Clémence Agoulou L'Estomac li en Bbavaroise La mère en haut Ti-Rose Congo L'Echelle Poule Vié viande La rue des Bon Enfants Gloria! Filé femme-là dans drap! Payé bateau deux francs Regina-Coco Lundi après les Rois Boliva Doudou, Boliva! Colby Doudou moin dans bras moin Grand Quartié
CHANSONS D'AMOUR (BIGUINES ET MAZURKAS) Peine procurée par soi-même Dodo, innocent moin, dodo Dodo iche moin, dodo Jojo Bossu- à bossu corps! Bel doudou, cé con ça ou yé Cavalier macouclou Moin descendre Saint-Pierre Les adieux d'une créole Yaya Grand T'Aumobile Soigné-ï ba moin! Cœur moin ka fait moin mal La Comète dit nous
I see I dropped a post up there. Ref: 07 Feb 16 - 12:29 AM (above) The companion album for the text book was:
Elia And Michele Clark – Sing Calypso Songs For Children Columbia LP: CL 995, 1957 (17 tracks)
Steel Band Coming Little Girl Song Manners Song Of Damballah! Qu'est-Ce Qu'il Dit? Jamaica Puddin The Manatee Calypso Drums No. 1 Where Does It Come From Oh, Gel-ique-O! The Coconut Tree Down By The River Song Of The Instruments Uncle Joe Little Boy Song My Island Calypso Drums No. 2
Note: Elia And Michele Clark, aka "The Clark Kids," a now forgotten sub-chapter of "modern calypso." Michele "Shelly" Clark-White is still the music business and married to Earth, Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White.
Several tunes were cowritten by American educator Sylvia Perry founder of the music education services company Peripole, Inc. now in Salem, OR. She's also the mother of Richard Perry who has produced everybody from Ella Fitzgerald to Rick James.
West Indian Negro Spirituals 1 The Lord's Prayer 2 De Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy 3 We a goin' Home 4 Death, O me Lawd 5 When Joshua walk roun' Jericho 6 John Wrote 7 Bam bye, me Lawd 8 Weary Travelers 9 Mercy pourin' down 10 De Angels rejoicin' 11 A little more Oil in your Lamp 12 I gwine Home 13 Gone to Glory 14 Oh, how long 15 Safe in de Promise' Land
Calypsos 16 Run away, Kaiser William 17 Go 'way Jestina 18 Papa didn't know 19 The Stuttering Pastor 20 Conga Bara 21 Murder in de Market 22 Sing Sally oh
Work Songs 23 One, Two, Three 24 Salt Fish Water 25 Time for Man go Home 26 Highland dey
Folk Customs 27 Ogoun Belele 28 Pain 'ou ca Mange 29 Ogoun Karanga 30 De Fey in Calma Pass
Folk Dances 31 Dat Girl in de Coffee 32 Sweet Man Doh Re 33 Limbo
Folk Tales 34 Mina 35 Lim Lim Lim 36 Grey Mondie
Miscellaneous 37 Dodo Petite Popo 38 Doggie, Doggie 39 Blow, Nelson 40 Dulcie 41 Roogooroogoo 42 Vexation Song 43 Estalin 44 You bin Dey 45 Call up me Rosebud
[Connor, Edric, Walters, Gareth, Songs from Trinidad (London: Oxford U. Press, 1958, pp.48-49)]
Note: The author is also the composer of The Manchester United Calypso.