:: Title :: My Donkey Wants Water
:: Genre :: calypso, work song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Clark, Gerald
Clark, Hi [bass (double)]
DeLeon [drum (drums)]
Felix, Gregory [clarinet]
MacDonald, Patrick (Macbeth the Great) [vocal]
Morris, Albert [piano]
Pacheco, Victor [fiddle]
Simeon [drum (drums)]
Unidentified [chac chac]
Unidentified men [vocal]
:: Group Name :: Gerald Clark and His Invaders
:: Setting :: Calypso At Midnight concert, Town Hall
:: Location :: Manhattan, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian, Creole-Trinidadian
:: Session :: Calypso At Midnight 12/46
:: Date :: 12/21/1946
:: Reference Information :: TD227.0, Track 36 (00:02:29)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - "This concert is a fascinating document of an American presentation of Trinidadian calypso at a time when interest in the genre was spreading from New York City into the mainstream of popular music in the United States" (Donald R. Hill and John H. Cowley, Calypso At Midnight, Rounder 1840). [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Notes from Rounder Records release "Calypso After Midnight" read: "This folk song - calypso was first noted as a digging song or work song in Walter Jekyll's Jamaican Song and Story, published in 1907 (pp. 183-4). Beginning in the 1920s, the tune was recorded many times, often as 'Hold 'Em Joe.' Its widespread popularity may be due to its catchy refrain and double meaning. Macbeth incorporates verses from 'Dingo Lay,' a 1935 Trinidad road march. He cut the piece for Guild (115) in 1945." [Source: Donald R. Hill and John H. Cowley]
:: Collection :: Calypso Concert 1946

 

 

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