Maya Angelou's Life in Music

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Miss Calypso

Unbeknownst to many, Dr. Angelou released a calypso album in 1957 at the age of 29, Miss Calypso. Reissued on CD in 1996, the project featured pop and world influences as well as writing from the future poet and included inspirational tales like "Run Joe," about a man running from the police. 

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