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Just gotta say a few words about this lovely old CD by Blind Blake & the Royal Victoria Hotel Calypsos. I believe the press release is quite adequate at selling what is essentially the perfect Summer album but I gotta say all 5 of us really dug this collection of quirky classics. It's the perfect combination of calypso, trad West Indian rhythms & blues ballads that sounds delightfully fres ...

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Bahamian Songs by Blind Blake (the calypso one)
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9/10 Brian Staff review, 02 July 2009
Just gotta say a few words about this lovely old CD by Blind Blake & the Royal Victoria Hotel Calypsos. I believe the press release is quite adequate at selling what is essentially the perfect Summer album but I gotta say all 5 of us really dug this collection of quirky classics. It's the perfect combination of calypso, trad West Indian rhythms & blues ballads that sounds delightfully fresh, soulful & musically rich as it probably did back in the day. The mastering is clear & bright and every song on 'Bahamian Songs' leaves me hankering for more, these songs really set you in a good mood! Not surprised the Beach Boys adapted Sloop John B from this amazing set.....

10/10 Lars Dideriksen Customer review, 13th October 2009

Norman's the reason I discovered this gem of a cd. It is indeed warm and with that exotic joyfulness to it that also includes a hint of melancholy in some instances (like the utterly amazing track "Love, Love Alone". Can't recommend this enough. :-)

10/10 andy dawson Customer review,

Found this album by accident whilst looking for the american blues and ragtime guitarist of the same name on i tunes - what a happy accident! listened to a few samples and that was it - bought the album. This music will put an immeadiate smile on your face. Blind blake has one of the warmest , most soulful voices you will hear and sings humourous upbeat folk songs that combine calypso rythmns, jazz, and american folk and blues. The recording quality is great and some of the songs such as 'My comsumptive Sarah Jane' and 'Jones, oh, Jones' are just straight hilarious. As they say, if you don't dig this then 'you got a hole in your soul' !


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