The Mighty Chalkdust - To Spree With Love - Calypso LP

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The Mighty Chalkdust - To Spree With Love

Strakers Recording
GS 7799
Stereo LP
Record: VG++
Cover: VG+ cornerwear, ringwear,

Side 1

1. To Spree With Love
2. Calypso Disease
3. Spare The Children
4. Traffic Solution
5. You Can't Jude Culture

Side 2

1. The Energy Crisis
2. Straker's Boat Ride
3. Who Milo
4. Nixon's Mistake
5. 20th Century Greats

Hollis Urban Lester Liverpool, better known as Chalkdust (or Chalkie) (born 1941 in Chaguaramas, Trinidad) is a leading calypsonian from Trinidad and Tobago. He has been singing calypso since 1967 and has recorded over 300 calypsos.

He is an eight-time winner of Trinidad's Calypso Monarch competition, most recently in 2009. Chalkdust's winning song performances for these most acclaimed Calypso Crowns are: 1976 ("Three Blind Mice" and "Ah Put on Meh Guns Again"); 1977 ("Juba Dubai" and Shango Vision"); 1981 ("Ah Can't Make" and "My Kind of Worry"); 1989 ("Chauffeur Wanted" and "Carnival Is the Answer"); 1993 ("Kaiso Sick in de Hospital" and "Misconceptions"); 2004 ("Fish Monger" and "Trinidad in the Cemetery"); 2005 ("I in Town Too Long" and "Ah Doh Rhyme"); lastly in 2009 (Doh Touch My Heart). Before only the Mighty Sparrow had more wins in that competition, until 2009 when Chalkdust also achieved eight wins in the Calypso Monarch. Chalkdust also won Carifesta in 1976, the World Calypso King title in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands eight times, and the Calypso King of the World in New York City on the two occasions when that competition was held.

Chalkdust, who holds a Ph.D. in history and ethnomusicology from the University of Michigan, is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of the Virgin Islands, and frequently lectures and offers workshops on the history and culture of calypso music. He is the author of the books Rituals of Power and Rebellion: The Carnival Tradition in Trinidad and Tobago and From the Horse’s Mouth, a socio-cultural history of calypso from 1900 to 2003.He also had been principal of trinity college.

With his uplifting vocals, dynamic stage persona, and devotion to the traditional roots of calypso music, Mighty Chalkdust (born Hollis Liverpool) has made his presence felt in his homeland of Trinidad. A five-time winner of the calypso monarchy, he attracted international acclaim after receiving his first crown in 1976.

As part of his prize, he was sent to New York to perform at the Brooklyn Museum's Dimanche Gras show, where he was favorably reviewed by the New York Times, the Village Voice, and the New Yorker.
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Label Strakers Records