PAYNE DEAD, PAYNE DEAD

Latest update on 25/02/2013

Artist: Louise Neptune
Author: traditional
Year: 1939

Quadrille about a fatal knifing on the market in Barbados, early 20th century. Short version obtained by anthropologist Melville J. Herkovits in Toco, Trinidad.

Covers:

1939:

Wilmoth Houdini [first commercial recording as He Had It Coming, crediting himself]

1946:

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan [as Stone Cold Dead In The Market, hit US in the slipstream of the calypso wave triggered by Rum And Coca Cola (see there)]

1946:

Macbeth The Great [idem during the Town Hall Calypso concert organised and broadcasted by Alan Lomax]

1946:

Gracie Barrie [idem]

1957:

Maya Angelou [as Stone Cold]

1958:

Sir Lancelot

1964:

Jimmy Smith [with Stanley Turrentine]

1966:

Russ Henderson [vocal: Vernon Neptune]

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