VA – London Is The Place For Me 2 : Calypso & Kwela, Highlife & Jazz From Young Black London – HJRLP016


Another installment of amazing music from the first wave of modern black settlement in England. The focus remains on the ’50s, with classic calypsos running alongside the African jazz of Ambrose Campbell — the father of modern Nigerian music — and some blistering high-life. Among the contributions from the ’60s there is some South African kwela (featuring Chris McGregor) and a jazz-dance percussion workout from the Trinidadians who put the Notting Hill Carnival on London streets. The LPs are housed in a gatefold sleeve with a beautiful folded insert. There is a trenchant introduction by Paul Gilroy, full discographical notes, and numerous wonderful photographs. Includes tracks by Young Tiger, Ambrose Campbell, Mona BaptisteWest African Rhythm BrothersLord KitchenerLord BeginnerThe LionTunji OyelanaShake Keane &amp