8 thoughts on “ Is She Is, Or Is She Aint - Various - Calypsos From The West Indies (Vinyl, LP) ”
She makes it seem that she is letting him go home out of the goodness of her heart, instead of saying she was forced to. Who asks Zeus to release Odysseus from Calypso's island? Athena. How does Odysseus answer Calypso when she asks if Penelope is more beautiful than she is?
Singers donned straw hats and tattered trousers and affected mock-West Indian 'ahk-cents.' And it was Harry Belafonte - not Elvis Presley - who with his album 'Calypso' had the first million-selling LP in the history of the record industry. No wonder reporters and marketers joined the trade journals and fanzines in declaring a 'Calypso Craze.'.
His "Is She Is or Is She Ain't" is a hilarious, truly excellent song about a case of transvestism. In rock, Cadets leader Aaron Collins recorded Calypso, USA on Hollywood's notorious, budget Crown label, which also paired bongo-rocker "Lord" Preston Epps with Louis Polliemon.
The Charmer (Louis Farrakhan) - is she is or is she aint ("Calypsos From The West Indies" Monogram LP , 50s) Nan Blakstone - he should've been a wac (Hush 3, 78rpm, ) Lynn Carter -monologue excerpt (from "He's A She" Fiesta LP , 50s).
Jamaican record manufacturing and distribution company also known as WIRL Record Mfg. Co. Ltd. Be aware there is also West Indies Recording Co. and West Indies Records (Barbados) Ltd. for releases from Barbados. Please use WIRL for the Label and Wirl Studio for the recording studio. Mastering & Vinyl Cutting Engineers: Sid Bucknor.
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Also appears as "Monogram Records". US label, "The World's Finest Native Music of the Caribbean", primarily releasing Calypso in the s; originally located at Broadway, New York, USA. For the company see Monogram Records, Inc.. Not to be confused with the 's label Monogram Records (6) using about the same logo.