:: Title :: The GI And The Lady
:: Genre :: calypso
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Anderson, Cecil (Duke of Iron) [vocal]
Clark, Gerald
Clark, Hi [bass (double)]
DeLeon [drum (drums)]
Felix, Gregory [clarinet]
Grant, Rupert (Lord Invader) [vocal]
MacDonald, Patrick (Macbeth the Great) [vocal]
Morris, Albert [piano]
Pacheco, Victor [fiddle]
Simeon [drum (drums)]
Unidentified [chac chac]
:: Group Name :: Gerald Clark and His Invaders
:: Setting :: Calypso At Midnight concert, Town Hall
:: Location :: Manhattan, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian, Creole-Trinidadian
:: Session :: Calypso At Midnight 12/46
:: Date :: 12/21/1946
:: Reference Information :: TD227.0, Track 47 (00:03:48)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - "This concert is a fascinating document of an American presentation of Trinidadian calypso at a time when interest in the genre was spreading from New York City into the mainstream of popular music in the United States" (Donald R. Hill and John H. Cowley, Calypso At Midnight, Rounder 1840). [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Notes from Rounder Records release "Calypso After Midnight" read: "Calypso dramas may have developed out of French Creole-language bawdy plays (for example, 'Dame Lorraine') that were common at the turn of the century. Staged before Carnival, they were enjoyed by men of all classes and by lower-class women (Errol Hill, The Trinidad Carnival: Mandate for a National Theatre, 2nd ed., London: New Beacon Books, 1997, pp. 40-41). Advertisements for calypso programs on cinema stages, with singers performing in vaudeville sketches, appear in Trinidad newspapers during the 1920s. The first presentation described in the press as a 'calypso drama' staged in a calypso tent is noted in 1933 ('First Calypso Drama: Decree Nisi in Song,' Trinidad Guardian, February 16, 1933, p. 2). 'The GI and the Lady" may be a shortened version of 'The Soldier and the Lady,' a drama staged by the Maginot Line calypso tent in 1940." [Source: Donald R. Hill and John H. Cowley]
:: Collection :: Calypso Concert 1946

 

 

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