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Spouge

Spouge On earlier album labels the word appears as spooge. A Music form of Barbados created by Dalton Bishop who performed as Jackie Opel in the 1960s. It is differentiated from Reggae by having a more even and repetitive backbeat. It is said to be primarily a fusion of ska with calypso, but is also influenced by a wide variety of music forms from the British Isles and United States, include sea shanties, hymns and spiritual with percussion instruments, later augmented by saxophone, trombone and trumpet. Janice Millington, musician and author, lists the American and British influences as including Welsh, Scottish and Irish elements, "transmitted through literature and poetry (Shakespeare and Milton),], edification and general education to all people of Barbados. North American love songs, parrd to a cultural mixture in which the love of a song, the expression through movement, and demand for theater continue to be of paramount importance".

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Draytons Two
... The Draytons Two were a popular Barbadian spouge band of the 1970s, and were known for their own unique style of syncretic style, spouge, known as raw spouge ... Raw Spouge is also a Draytons Two album ...
Spouge
... Spouge On earlier album labels the word appears as spooge ... Two different kinds of spouge were popular in the 1960s, raw spouge (Draytons Two style) and dragon spouge (Cassius Clay style) ... The spouge industry grew immensely by the end of the 1970s, and produced popular stars like Blue Rhythm Combo, the Draytons Two and The Troubadours, Desmond Weekes ...
Music History Of Barbados - 20th Century
... a blend of calypso and reggae that evolved into spouge music ... Spouge was immensely popular in Barbados from about 1969 to 1973 ... calypso's popularity grew, rapidly overshadowing spouge and other genres, with only dub music achieving equal stature ...
Music Of Barbados - Calypso - Spouge
... Spouge is a style of Barbadian popular music created by Jackie Opel in the 1960s ... Spouge instrumentation originally consisted of cowbell, bass guitar, trap set and various other electronic and percussion instruments, later augmented by ... Two different kinds of spouge were popular in the 1960s, raw spouge (Draytons Two style) and dragon spouge (Cassius Clay style) ...