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Keep The Cabin Above The Wata (Benefit Album)

by Walter Gavitt Ferguson

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One Pant Man 04:21
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Callaloo 02:51
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Maga Dog 04:47
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Me Neighbour 03:18
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Carnaval Day 04:03
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72 Weeds 03:29
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Glamour Gal 04:38
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Bugaloo 05:14
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Serenade 06:46
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G.O.O.D. 03:44
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Lock Me Door 03:31
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Dr. Bombodee 06:08
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Monilia 03:43
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about

For decades, rumors have spread about this calypso veteran from Costa Rica, turning 101 years old in may 2020. Rumors stirred by his self-recorded tapes, his inclination to be recorded in a proper studio and the fact that he once was an undefeated calypso king in Central America. With time, his unique roots / folk music and authentic storytelling have earned Walter Ferguson a worldwide recognition as a legend of afrocaribbean music. His craftmanship is brought to the point on his rare one-off tapes, which he had personally recorded for tourists and music lovers between the 1970s and 1990s, without ever keeping a copy for himself. Thanks to an international tape hunt, a row of original cassette recordings have been recovered and released recently. Now, a third album with tape hunt versions of his more popular songs is being shared with the world - together with an urgent message:

The COVID-19 lockdown has badly affected Don Walter and his family, who live off a small cabin rental business and wildlife tours on the caribbean shore. As tourism has stopped completely, the Fergusons are now at risk of loosing their business, their life’s work and their homstay. Don Walter Ferguson, author of the famous «Cabin in the wata», needs urgent financial support to keep his head and his cabins above the water.
With buying this exclusive BENEFIT ALBUM (minimal price 9€, donations very welcome), you can make a big difference in this critical situation, as 100% of proceeds will go to the artist.

Help Walter Gavitt Ferguson and family through the COVID-19 crisis. Thanks!

Join the Walter Fergsuon Tape Hunt: walterferguson-tapehunt.mozello.com

credits

released April 17, 2020

All music recorded by Walter Gavitt Ferguson in Cahuita between 1979 and 1998, except track 24 - 27 recorded by Michael Williams in Cahuita 1981 and 1983.
Audio restauration, compilation and artwork by Niels Werdenberg / The Walter Gavitt Fergsuon Tape Hunt / Rootsprovisonah Productions.
Thanks to Walter and Peck Ferguson and to all tape hunt associates: Marcyn Ward, Manuel Monestel, Paula Palmer, Michael Williams, Cousin David, Mario Chacon, Gustavo Morales, Pablo Alvarado, David Chavarria, Mariana Riviera, Erin MacLeod (The Guardian), Clayton Conn (BBC).

The International Tape Hunt goes on: walterferguson-tapehunt.mozello.com
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