The Mighty Sparrow - Sparrow Dead

A song to make even those most sour smile. The Mighty Sparrow is a calypso singer from Trinidad, where he is something of a national treasure. This track disguises lyrics in which Sparrow investigates his own death with sunburst brass and a ridiculously tight percussion section. This recording of the song was produced by Van Dyke Parks, American composer and connoisseur of the musics of Trinidad and Tobago.

Label: Warner Brothers
Year: 1974
Genre: Calypso

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