- Performer:Mighty Sparrow
- Title:First Flight: Early Calypsos from the Emory Cook Collection
- Style:Calypso,Caribbean Traditions,Soca
- Date of release:October 25, 2005
- Size FLAC version1988 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1136 megabytes
- Size WMA version1283 megabytes
- Formats:MIDI MMF TTA DTS MP4 AC3
First Flight: Early Calypsos of the Mighty Sparrow". In First Flight: Early Calypsos from the Emory Cook Collection. CD liner notes, p. 8. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. a b c Interview with the Mighty Sparrow by Ital-K 2001.
Album · 2005 · 18 Songs. More By The Mighty Sparrow. See All. Wanted: Dead Or Alive. King Sparrow's Calypso Carnival.
By The Mighty Sparrow. PLAY ALL. First Flight: Early Calypsos From The Emory Cook Collection. Released by SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS Oct 2005 18 Tracks. By The Mighty Sparrow.
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Slinger Francisco, the Mighty Sparrow, is perhaps the best known of Trinidad's modern calypso masters, and this fascinating set collects some of his earliest commercial recordings from albums he made between 1956 and 1959 for Emory Cook, who in turn licensed them to RCA Records. A cursory listen and these tracks seem bright and harmless, they bubble along on shining, horn-driven rhythmic arrangements that just make you want to move your feet.
Slinger Francisco ORTT CMT OBE (born July 9, 1935), better known as Mighty Sparrow, is a calypso singer, songwriter, and guitarist of Trinidadian citizenship. Known as the "Calypso King of the World", he is one of the best-known and most successful calypsonians. He has won Trinidad's Carnival Road March competition eight times, Calypso King/Monarch eight times, and has twice won the Calypso King of Kings title. Doctor Bird: Soca Anthology released: 2011. First Flight: Early Calypsos From the Emory Cook Collection released: 2005. Only a Fool released: 2002.
Artist: The Mighty Sparrow. Album: First Flight: Early Calypsos from the Emory Cook Collection, 2005. From the Emory Cook album "Calypso Kings and Pink Gin" (1957). The classic verbal duels between the Mighty Sparrow and his friendly nemesis The Lord Melody have become calypso legend, and this ex-tempo session from the original Young Brigade Calypso Tent of 1957 is a great example of the art known to calypso fans as "picong"
Early calypsos from the Emory Cook collection. The tracks compiled on this CD were recorded by Emory Cook and issued on the Cook label as the following: Calypso Kings and Pink Gin C 011855 (1957); Tour Of Stereo C 02004 (1958); King Sparrow's Calypso Carnival C 00920 (1959); Sparrow In Hi-Fi C 01126 (1963).
Mighty Sparrow - Harry in The Piggery Lyrics. Since Harry come from New York They say he like plenty pork Since Harry come from New York They say he like plenty pork At night when you sleeping Harry gone out creeping Forsaking his wife and children And he sleeping in the pig pen. So, Neighbour! Neighbour! Come! Come and see (Harry in the piggery!) Oh, oh, oh, you really surprise me (Harry in the piggery!) Harry you going crazy (Harry in the piggery!) Call he wife, call he wife Ah longing to show she (Harry in the piggery!)
CreditsFitzroy "Lord Melody" Alexander - Composer
Emery Cook - Engineer
Sonya Cohen Cramer - Design, Layout Design
Jacob Love - Editorial Assistant
Mighty Sparrow - Primary Artist
Mary Monseur - Production Coordination
Pete Reiniger - Sound Supervision
Gordon Rohlehr - Compilation Producer, Liner Notes
Dan Sheehy - Production Supervisor
D.A. Sonneborn - Production Supervisor
|1||No, Doctor, No (The Situation in Trinidad)||Mighty Sparrow||3:02|
|2||Sparrow vs. Melody Picong Fitzroy "Lord Melody" Alexander||Mighty Sparrow||4:26|
|3||Carlton Peeping at Me||Mighty Sparrow||5:00|
|4||Harry in the Piggery||Mighty Sparrow||5:17|
|5||Mango Vert||Mighty Sparrow||3:45|
|6||Gun Slingers||Mighty Sparrow||4:07|
|7||Jean Marabunta||Mighty Sparrow||4:06|
|8||Sailor Man||Mighty Sparrow||2:52|
|11||Short Little Shorts||Mighty Sparrow||5:53|
|12||Country Girl||Mighty Sparrow||3:17|
|13||Dear Sparrow||Mighty Sparrow||4:19|
|14||Post Card to Sparrow||Mighty Sparrow||3:56|
|16||Russian Satellite||Mighty Sparrow||5:07|
|17||Mad Bomber||Mighty Sparrow||3:58|
|18||No More Rocking and Rolling||Mighty Sparrow||5:13|