Walter Gavitt Ferguson, The Legendary Tape Recordings Vol.2  
Walter Gavitt Ferguson
The Legendary Tape Recordings Vol.2
SUI 1xLP 
Label: Bongo Joe
Release Year: 2019
Style: Latin & Brasil & Afro
 
  Tracks  
  1.Intro 00:33
2.One Pants Tearing Off
3.Lock Up Me Neighbour 03:31
4.Hoorah For Paula
5.All Going Up To Glory
6.Gal Must Take Me For a Fool 03:59
7.Roberto Tour
8.Not a Pugilist
9.You Cannot Bathe a Puss 05:03
10.I Am The King of Calypso
11.Bumbata
12.I Gave a Ring To Marian
13.Emelda
14.Bad Minded People
15.If I Was a Woman
16.Someone To Love Me
 
  100-year-old Walter Gavitt Ferguson from Costa Rica is a living legend, a Calypsonian of mythical proportions. Rooted like an old tree on the caribbean shore, he has never left his home town to look for fame, instead fame came looking for him. Throughout eight decades his musical gifts have attracted people from near and far, contesting Calypsonians, travellers, musicologists, musicians, pilgrims and the president of the Republic. They once even moved a recording studio to his house, as he refused to go to the city.

But many years before that, Ferguson used to sell his legendary self recorded cassettes to travellers and music lovers from all around the globe. He never kept a copy and with age startet to forget many of old compositions. A recently started, international „Tape Hunt“ was able to locate more than 25 such tapes in Canada, Costa Rica and the United States and rescued 60 of his forgotten songs. Vol. 2 of this tropical treasure is now available, resurrected directly from original cassettes of the Calypso King.“
 
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