Wednesday, October 1, 2008


A curious phenomenon is when someone takes the content of a calypso and performs it in another style:

As sung by the Duke of Iron

San Fernando (1)

As sung by Johnny Duncan, a US Country singer

San Fernando (2)

As sung by the Roaring Tiger

Money is King (1)

As sung by Bob Gibson, a folksinger in the '60s

Money is King (2)

Another curious phenomenon is when the same song is performed in different Caribbean styles. I'll give an example of that laterwhen we are back in the caribbean.

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