Mudcat Café message #3706077 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30431   Message #3706077
Posted By: GUEST,Jungle Jack
03-May-15 - 10:42 AM
Thread Name: What's the difference between calypso and reggae?
Subject: RE: What's the difference between calypso and reggae?
This is bound to muddy the water a bit. First time I heard island music was in 1960 at a bar in Newport, RI where a music teacher there played "island" music including "The Big Bamboo" and the Banana Boat song. Not sure but think he was from Barbados. Heard Muddy Waters play ska sounding music at a club in Philly in 1965, and Santana play island music in San Fran in GG Park in '70s. Lots of great music out there, too bad all the kids here in Belize hear today is explicit songs when we have Punta Rock, great island music.