Up & Down
Up & Down by Palm Wine Boys
Preview Track   Song Title
1 Up & Down
2 Colors and Lovers
3 Hold On
4 Laughing Spirits
5 Kaieteur
6 Its Important
7 Moon In The Day Sky
8 Joe Moon
9 He Said
10 Go To The Sea

 

Up & Down will remind many of early highlife or acoustic calypso with its lilting melodies, irresistible bouncy rhythms, and playful lyrics. On the playful side, there's the opening lines of the title track: "Oh my lover she's like a hollow tree, you find comfort in the shade, even through its full of bees." Being folk music, it has a serious side also. For example, Its Important, which Richard Linley, the band's primary writer, sang at his mother's funeral: "for all those who have come before us, they are the stepping stones on which we stand, they are the one who cleared the path through the forest, and its important to remember them." The CD features four part harmonies, the dual intertwining guitars of palm wine music, strong bass lines, occasional flute, and various African hand percussion throughout.

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