Monday, August 18, 2008


I've put on a couple of blog items that relate to calypso music and related genres. Calypso has been a favorite of mine since I first saw the Andrews Sisters singing "Rum and Cococola" in a stage show at the Lowe's Paradise in the Bronx in the late 1940s. They had simply adopted Lord Invader's song, and it took him 10 years of litigation to get his rights recognized.

I want to put on more examples, and spotlight individual singers, but it wouldn't be appropriate because it would make this a Caribbean blog and I want this to concentrate on St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

I do have a blog that has some old material on folk music, so I'll continue the discussion on Calypso there.

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