The Ministry of Environment and Water Resources Facebook above highlights this blog's posting about hawkers and their calls. Thank you MEWR.
Even in another 60s pop song there is a description of the market place. A well-known calypso Jamaica Farewell, originally by Harry Belafonte, is another example that tells of ladies crying out their wares.
Jamaica Farewell by Lord Erving Burgess
(Only part of the song)
Down the way where the nights are gay
And the sun shines daily on the mountain top
I took a trip on a sailing ship
And when I reached Jamaica I made a stop
Down at the market you can hear
Ladies cry out while on their head they bear
*Ackie rice and salt fish is nice
And the rum is good any time of year
(*Ackee rice refers to the fruit of a tropical tree indigenous to the Ivory Coast taken to Jamaica in 1793. It is poisonous but if properly prepared is used as food additive.
Other well-known singers of Jamaica Farewell include Kingston Trio, Sir Lancelot, Brothers Four, Sam Cooke, Nina n Frederik, Carly Simon and Sting. Information from Wikipedia).
Do you know of other pop 60s songs that refer to the market place and food calls?
Images from Ministry of Environment and Water Resources and Google.
Original article by Andy Lim.
You Tube Video by: aladywriter.