73 year old ‘Mighty Sparrow’ played at the Amsterdam Paradiso
tonight, and I went to see him with a friend. Our legend played
with a band from Surinam and I must say, he can still sing
with strong voice, I didn’t expect. At some points the band
didn’t quite know how to play what Slinger Francisco ( his
real name ) wanted to hear but in general they did their
medly’s not too bad. The old Sparrow is still a lady killer,
from the moment he got on stage he was flirting with some of
the women in front. When he got carried away, wiggeling his
hips, he forgot his lines and just mumbled; ” banana nana
Banana nana.” In despite of his being a dirty old man, he
is still a living legend, and it was great to see him.
This is an album of 40 years ago, Sparrow must have been 33.
Hope you like it, enjoy Mighty Sparrow’s Calypso Carnival.
1 Mr. Walker
2 Wood in the fire
3 Carnival in ’68
5 Jook for Jook
7 One hand man
8 Macco man
9 Crazy John
10 Calypso Boogaloo