Sparrowmania!

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  • Summary: The two-disc set collects songs recorded from the late 1960s to 1970s by Trinidad's "Calypso King of the World."
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  • Record Label: Strut
  • Genre(s): Jazz, Reggae, Pop/Rock, International, Post-Bop, Calypso, Caribbean Traditions, Party Soca, Soca
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 23, 2012
    70
    Sparrow the social commentator is in force, sometimes in atime-capsule way.
  2. Feb 23, 2012
    70
    This will be a welcome compilation for veteran Sparrow watchers, since it puts a frame around a fruitful period of important, if frequently uneven, recordings. For the more casual listener, however, a better introduction will include some of his work from the '50s.
  3. Feb 23, 2012
    58
    People deserve a two-disc Sparrow comp to bury all other Sparrow comps, but this isn't it (Smithsonian's First Flight, from 2005, is much better, though it falls off before Sparrow hit his prime).
  4. Feb 23, 2012
    50
    Despite a scattering of fantastic material, overall this collection is unworthy of the Sparrow's mighty legacy.