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A walk down memory lane with Sky 9106
Enjoying West Indian music
A walk down a musical memory lane with me. Sky 9106
I grew up on a tiny Island the Caribbean named Grenada.
Cant remember the quantity of times in the last thirty five years on
my arrival to this country, I was asked. Where is that Granada?
Close to Jamaica?
My saving grace was in my reply, and somehow it worked I would
say it’s 90 miles to the south of Trinidad and close to Venezuela,
and it worked.
During the seventeen years I lived there on that Island Paradise
the chief source of revenue for the Island was Agriculture and Tourism l
ife was in a word, what others could not see in their own Birthplace,
they came to see in mine, and it was a pleasure, to show them around,
answer a question or two, and that's usually by accident because it was
because one simply don’t get caught to often in the streets that is where
the Tourist would be before heading to their different sightseeing tours
for the beach, and as I grew to know what some Tourist really came for.
Well, to each his own. But they were quite welcomed.
The Prime Minister at that time was Sir Eric Mathew Gairy.
Whom I also met briefly and that was for obvious reasons. The size
of the Island and his knowledge of most of the people, that was including
That will be another discussion, because this one is about
Calypso and Reggae music
Which was the two dominant sounds at my time and I can only predict
that they still are..
Now though there were local musicians and artists from the island,
from the very best of my recollection, the crème de la crème of the sounds
came from Trinidad and Jamaica in both reggae and calypso.
In Trinidad however there lived a vast quantity of Grenadian who went in search of work
during the early times, Trinidad’s economy was at its very best,
because of their oil revenues and those Grenadian who migrated there,
did very well, and is quite possibly still doing well up to this very day.
There was a certain closeness and in understanding during those years,
they were united in many ways.
The best of which I believe was Sports and music.
Now I share with you in a real west Indian style, so sit back, and enjoy.
Two of the greatest .
The world renowned “king of calypso” who happens also to have been
born in Grenada, is the Mighty Sparrow, and here he is.
Another of those great calyspsonians and one of my favorites is the Mighty Shadow he sang a variety of of great songs and like the Mighty Sparrow he is still alive today doing their thing.
Here is the mighty Shadow :
The Mighty Shadow.
I am not making any promises , but I promise to keep those who enjoyed this something quite special . let me know with your comments.
Blessings Thank You.