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"Yankees Gone"(Jean and Dinah) The Mighty Sparrow (Calypso Crown winner-Dimanche Gras 1956-live!)

...In 1956 a young newcomer to the calypso scene won the calypso crown in his first appearance on the big stage.

From the 1956 Emory Cook album, Jump Up Carnival, here is the actual Dimanche Gras performance by the Mighty Sparrow of his winning calypso, "Yankees Gone."

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Comment by Jennifer Latiff on September 16, 2012 at 12:51pm

Hadn't heard the original before...real nice!

Comment by terry on September 16, 2012 at 8:07am

Legendary. Heard this live in St. Kitts via Radio Trinidad (could have been Redifusion) and remembered the

"boy you heard that Mighty Sparrow calypso?" huge reaction next day.

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