Stream: Theophilus London, "Calypso Blues" (Radio Rip) MP3



Photo by Jason Nocito

Theophilus comes out of his usually mellow, too cool shell for this tune. His voice takes on a vibrancy that we imagine caused by another re-interpretion of Nat King Cole's caribbean nostalgia. Theophilus' Trinidad flag waves high and proud like other West Indians who've paid homage by covering Cole. Rewind back to 2008, Damian and Stephen Marley repped Jamaica's calypso blues when they were enlisted for the RE: Generations remix album. On TL's turn, he's added a layer of nimble horn riffs, which were originally credited to The Dap Kings, but the production details haven't been fully updated go to Tom TNT of The Budos Band. What's for sure is the Mark Ronson thumbs-up from his EVR radio premiere that fit his "Authentic Shit" show's format.



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Stream: Theophilus London, "Calypso Blues" (Radio Rip) MP3