Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Calypso Carnival featuring King Flash

Yet another 45 from my parents' collection. This one has been a long time favorite, mostly for "Mama Looka Boo Boo (Boo Boo Man)." Harry Belafonte did a vastly inferior version that I'm sure a whole lot more people heard. There really is no justice in this world...
Try not to smile once for the duration of this song.
"Zombie Jamboree" (in Long Island Cemetery) isn't bad either.
Just Give it a listen.



  1. Hi. I'm almost certain you'll already know this, but 'Boo Boo Man' was covered by Robert Mitchum on his curious 'Calypso Is Like So' LP. But, the definitive recording (in my opinion) is Lord Melody's version:
    Literally never fails to raise a smile.

    By the way, thanks for sharing this stuff. The Country Teasers uploads in particular are much appreciated.

    - Matthew

  2. Thanks! Yeah, that Mitchum calypso album is a true gem, haven't heard the other yet...thanks for the link!
    I did hear that there is a new Rebel LP, Devil LP, and Country Teasers LP to be released in the next couple months or year...and an unreleased track on a comp. I'm putting together.