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Bahamian Ballads


Download links and information about Bahamian Ballads by André Toussaint / Andre Toussaint. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to World Music genres. It contains 22 tracks with total duration of 53:29 minutes.

Artist: André Toussaint / Andre Toussaint
Release date: 2002
Genre: World Music
Tracks: 22
Duration: 53:29
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No. Title Length
1. Island Woman 2:29
2. Gondolier 2:37
3. Est Es Felicidad 2:12
4. Complaini D'amour 2:27
5. Calypso Island 2:06
6. Little Nassau-Bahama Mama 3:44
7. School of Cha Cha Cha 1:48
8. C'est Si Bon 2:45
9. Perfida 2:34
10. Bambino 2:23
11. J'attendrai 1:36
12. Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Palmoa 3:52
13. Watermelon Spoilin' - Here I Go Walkin' 2:42
14. Jusque Bout Du Monde 2:40
15. Come Closer to Me 2:11
16. Hold 'm Joe 1:25
17. El Reloj 2:18
18. Mi Yiddishe Mama 2:40
19. Nadie Me Ama 2:51
20. Marisa 1:55
21. Ciao Ciao Bambino 1:48
22. Granada 2:26



If you expect the typically bouncy, breezy tunes of the Caribbean from this comprehensive CD, you're in for a major surprise. Bahamian Ballads is not quite an accurate title for this collection of songs by noted Caribbean folk musician Andre Toussaint. Although Toussaint spent his career singing in Nassau's nightclubs and bistros, he was a native Haitian who performed in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Haitian Creole. This album explores the breadth of his talent, from his coconut milk-smooth vocals to his virtuoso guitar playing to his eloquent song interpretations. Bahamian Ballads is a treasure trove of tunes from the 1950s calypso era of Toussaint's heyday. His range is expansive, as is evidenced in the sweet, lilting melodies of the opening ballad, "Island Woman," the playfulness of the Bahamian folk classic "Watermelon Spoilin'," and the haunting, emotional treatment of "Mi Yiddishe Mama." This CD is a must-have for folk and Caribbean music fans.