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Wednesday 4 November 2020

Everything's Coming Up Roses

Here in  England we go back into lockdown tomorrow. Many of you are already there. At times like these we need someone to lift the spirits, someone who can sound chirpy when they are far from home or want to be left alone. I know just the woman - the great Calypso Rose.

Both today's tracks are from Rose's "Far From Home" album, which came out in 2016 when she was a mere stripling of  76. She's released a couple more records since and seems to be going from strength to strength. I was lucky enough to see her about 15 years ago on a double bill with the legendary Mighty Sparrow. She was, and still is, quite phenomenal.

"Far From Home" - Calypso Rose

"Leave Me Alone" - Calypso Rose (with Manu Chao)

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