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Caribbean Playground CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 61011110
UPC: 790248022628
UPC 14: 00790248022628
Release Date: 7/27/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Great Big Boat - Taj Mahal ~ Various Artists
2. Jamaica Farewell - Desmond Dekker ~ Various Artists
3. Tambou Dan Tche Nou - Kali ~ Various Artists
4. Three Little Birds - Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band ~ Various Artists
5. Coconut Woman - Karl Zero ~ Various Artists
6. Panama - Marlene Dorcena ~ Various Artists
7. Little Anancy - Asheba & The One Vibe Band ~ Various Artists
8. Bomba Te Traigo Yo - Banda Criolla/Joseito Gonzalez ~ Various Artists
9. Pa 'Piye Sou So M - Lole-Lolay ~ Various Artists
10. Reggae Dancin' - Missioniriez ~ Various Artists
11. Votez Zouk - Luc L?andry (previously unreleased) ~ Various Artists
12. All Aboard - Atlantik ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Performers include: Desmond Dekker, Kali, Keith Frank & the Solieau Zydeco Band, Jose Gonzalez, Lo Le Lo Lay, Luc Lenadry, Conjunto Flores,
Muze PNote Marlene Dorcena.
Muze PNote Recording information: 07/27/2004.
Muze PNote Illustrator: Nicola Heindl.
Muze PNote Translators: Karine Wong; Jorge Maldonado.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Frederick Paul; Marlene Dorcena; Didier Likeng.
Muze PNote Part of the World Playground series on the new sublabel Putumayo Kids, Caribbean Playground takes a nice little romp through the Caribbean, making stops at most of the major islands and including a bit from elsewhere. The course of the album bounces around from location to location, but since this is a kids' album, it keeps a light sound. To summarize, this is much more Bob Marley than Peter Tosh. Taj Mahal starts the journey with his Hula Blues band, followed by Desmond Dekker showing off some ska on the classic "Jamaica Farewell." Kali plays the banjo over a little bit of mixed Martiniquean music, and Keith Frank covers "Three Little Birds" -- in zydeco (here's an interesting twist on a sound if there ever was one). Frenchman Karl Zero enlists the remaining Wailers to help out on "Coconut Woman," and Marlene Dorcena represents a bit of light Haitian song. Making the first trip to Trinidad, Asheba shows off some soca groove, mixing in folktales of Anancy that have made the way from Africa -- the requisite cultural storytelling for a kids' album. Puerto Rican expatriate Jose Gonzalez shows off some bomba, another Haitian act plays a bit of the resurrected twoubadou, and Tongan reggae fanatics MissionIriez take on some transcontinental reggae. Finishing off the album are Luc Leandry's zouk and another round of soca from Trinidad. The sound can be a bit juvenile and repetitive for adults from time to time, but then again, adults aren't the audience for this one. That said, the artists are almost without exception standouts in their fields, and the music is of high quality as a result. As such, the album makes a nice groove for anyone, regardless of age. ~ Adam Greenberg

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/27/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 226
Music Label Name Label : Putumayo
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00790248022628

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Putumayo Kids
Product attributeLabel:   Putu
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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