Label: BLS Records - BLS1017,BLS Records - BLS1017C • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Trinidad & Tobago • Genre: Reggae • Style: Soca
Known as the "Calypso King of the World", he is one of the best-known and most successful calypsonians. He moved to Let It Be Me - Mighty Sparrow - Salvation With Soca Ballards as a one-year-old with his mother,  his father having relocated there in He received his performing name "Little Sparrow" during his early career,  as a result of his energetic stage performances:. Your calypso name is given to you by your peers, based on your style.
In the old days they tried to emulate British royalty. When I started singing, the bands were still using acoustic instruments and the singers would stand flat footed, making a point or accusing someone in the crowd with the pointing of a finger, but mostly they stood motionless.
When I sing, I get excited and move around, much like James Brown Ved Medelhavet - Eyvind Islandi - Eyvind Islandi, and this was new to them.
The older singers said "Why don't you just sing instead of moving around like a little Sparrow. After a couple of years he changed his stage name to "Mighty Sparrow". His first performance as a carnival singer came in with "The Parrot and the Monkey". Sparrow went on to have local hits in and with singles such as "Jack Palance", "No Doctor No", and "Sailor Man", before beginning a musical slanging match with Lord Melodyeach releasing singles attacking the other.
He again boycotted the carnival inBurning Bush/Mbizos Baby - Chris McGregor - Piano Song Vol 1 instead to tour extensively, and early that year released the album Sparrow in Hi Fi before signing a deal with RCAfor whom he recorded eleven albums between and Calypso music enjoyed a brief period of popularity in other parts in the world during the s.
Trinidadian expatriate Lord Kitchener had helped popularize calypso in England, and Sparrow also found some success there. In the United States, interest in calypso was sparked largely by Harry Belafonte 's album Calypsothe first LP to sell over one million copies. He did not achieve the success he had hoped for; he said in a interview, "When nothing happened for me, I went back to England and continued on with my career.
InSparrow returned to the Calypso Monarch competition, winning his second Kingship and third Road March title with "Ten to One Is Murder" an autobiographical song about an incident in which Sparrow allegedly shot a man  and "Mae Mae". He also began recording for his own label, National Recording.
He recorded prolifically, with forty albums released in the s and s. He had his greatest success internationally in the s, starting with the album The Best Offeaturing live recordings in BrooklynNew York of Sparrow favorites. As soca began to supplant calypso in popularity in Trinidad and Tobago during the late s and early s,  Sparrow embraced the hybrid of Calypso and Soul fused with the local Chutney music.
See Emily Play - Pink Floyd - Relics around this time, he began to spend at least half the year in New York City, finding an Let It Be Me - Mighty Sparrow - Salvation With Soca Ballards in the West Indian neighborhoods in JamaicaQueens. Inhe left the stage in a wheelchair after a performance in Trinidad, and later that year was hospitalised after suffering an inguinal hernia while performing in Maryland.
He returned to public performance in January with a forty-minute set at a bar in BrooklynNew York. Sparrow's lyrics are famous for being witty, ironic, and ribald. He sings flirtatiously of the attractions of Feelin So Good (Bad Boy Remix) - J.Lo* - J To Tha L-O!
The Remixes women in "Margarita", and of East Indian women in "Marajhin". Robert Christgau called his controversial song "Congo Man" "a wildly perverse piss-take on African roots, interracial revenge, interracial sex, male-female relations, and cannibalism". Sparrow also frequently comments on social and political issues in his songs. Sparrow did express discontent in 's "No, Doctor, No", but it was comparatively mild, and aimed at holding PNM politicians to their promises rather than replacing them.
Sparrow cleverly combined political criticism with sexual innuendo in his mids song "BG Plantain", which decried the ban levied by PM Williams on imported plantain from British Guiana BG ; plantain, a large banana-shaped vegetable, is a staple of West Indian cuisine, and Sparrow praised the BG plantain as larger, sweeter, and superior to the home-grown Trinidadian variety.
One of his most famous hits, "Dead or Alive"which achieved international acclaim, addressed the tyranny of rulers like Idi Amin, the Shah of Iran and other leaders of the era.
His tongue-in-cheek humor is best expressed by his hit "Sparrow Dead", which addressed the premature rumors of his death, which persist to this day. Amongst the lyrics of the song:. In more recent times Sparrow continues to incorporate social issues into his music. The themes of peace, tolerance, and concern for the poor show up repeatedly in songs such as "Human Rights""Capitalism Gone Mad"and "This Is Madness" From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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