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11 hours ago, Sneakeater said:

I'm listening to this calypso track from 1939 about Germany invading Poland, and I have to say it's making the hairs on my neck stand on end.

Immediately makes me think of Robert Wyatt's "Stalin Wasn't Stalling," not calypso but a jarringly jolly take on the subject matter.

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Yes, originally war-time. I had to look it up: ""Stalin Wasn't Stallin' (A Modern Spiritual)" was a song written in 1943 by Willie Johnson and originally recorded by the a cappella gospel group the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet (of which Johnson was a member) in 1943. Robert Wyatt recorded a cover of the song in 1980."

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