:: Title :: Roosevelt In Trinidad
:: Genre :: calypso
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Anderson, Cecil (Duke of Iron) [cuatro antiguo, vocal]
Clark, Gerald
Clark, Hi [bass (double)]
DeLeon [drum (drums)]
Felix, Gregory [clarinet]
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 53 (00:02:55)
:: 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: "Like 'Edward VIII,' this was an extremely popular song outside Trinidad. It commemorates President Franklin D. Roosevelt's visit to the island on December 11, 1936, the day following Edward's abdication. Roosevelt was returning from Argentina to the United States after addressing the opening session of the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace. This song was composed and first recorded by Atilla the Hun in New York on February 16, 1937 (Decca 17302)." [Source: Donald R. Hill and John H. Cowley]
:: Collection :: Calypso Concert 1946



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