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Walter Gavitt Ferguson - The Legendary Tape Recordings Vol.2

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  • “100-year-old Walter Gavitt Ferguson from Costa Rica is a living legend, a Calypsonian of mythical proportions. Rooted like an old tree on the caribbean shore, he has never left his home town to look for fame, instead fame came looking for him. Throughout eight decades his musical gifts have attracted people from near and far, contesting Calypsonians, travellers, musicologists, musicians, pilgrims and the president of the Republic. They once even moved a recording studio to his house, as he refused to go to the city.

    But many years before that, Ferguson used to sell his legendary self recorded cassettes to travellers and music lovers from all around the globe. He never kept a copy and with age startet to forget many of old compositions. A recently started, international „Tape Hunt“ was able to locate more than 25 such tapes in Canada, Costa Rica and the United States and rescued 60 of his forgotten songs. Vol. 2 of this tropical treasure is now available, resurrected directly from original cassettes of the Calypso King.“

    Label: Bongo Joe

    Cat No: BJR044

    Format: 12" Vinyl LP

    Genre: Calypso / World / Costa Rica

    Released: 20th September 2019


    A1. Intro

    A2. One Pants Tearing Off

    A3. Lock Up Me Neighbour

    A4. Hoorah For Paula

    A5. All Going Up To Glory

    A6. Gal Must Take Me For a Fool

    B1. Roberto Tour

    B2. Not a Pugilist

    B3. You Cannot Bathe a Puss

    B4. I Am The King of Calypso