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Ornithology Vol. 2

by The Mighty Sparrow

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Recorded in 1960, this album was originally titled MORE OF SPARROW'S GREATEST HITS, and was issued on the Tropico label (and, later, on the RCA Victor Trinidad label). However, this was not a collection of previously released recordings. It was, in fact, an album of all-new recordings of songs that Sparrow had popularized during his early recording career in Trinidad. Hence, these recordings are unique to this album, and some titles can be found ONLY on this album.

Early versions of some of these tunes can be found on the digital albums Calypsoes by the Mighty Sparrow, Ornithology Vol. 1, Sparrow in Hi​-​Fi, and Calypso Carnival.

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released February 27, 2020

Erasmus Black Records
Issued under exclusive license from Slinger Francisco (The Mighty Sparrow)
Remastered 2020

All compositions by Slinger Francisco
© Railroad Town Music / Zalytron Music (BMI)

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The Mighty Sparrow Trinidad and Tobago

He's not the Elvis of Calypso. He's not the Sinatra of Calypso. He's not the Beatles, Dylan, James Brown, or Brian Wilson of Calypso. He's the MIGHTY SPARROW. Often categorized as "World Music," for Sparrow the classification "World" is simply too small. We're working with Slinger Francisco (Sparrow) to preserve his recorded legacy. All releases digitally restored from best available sources. ... more

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