Trinidadian who moved to the US in 1923. Real name: Cecil Anderson. One of the big names of the first Calypso movement in New York ('40s) along with Lord Invader and MacBeth The Great. This was his signature tune, while it was not his own. Jamaican Mento music is where it probably came from originally.
Lord Myric [on Folkways]
Ray Shurland & the Big Bamboo Orch. [in Nassau's biggest nightclub The Big Bamboo]
Hiltonaires [following the Merrymen]
Emile Straker & his Merrymen [from Barbados; with different lyrics and elements from Rum And Coca Cola ("Working for the Yankee dollar"); hit B in '69]
Stanley Beckford [following The Merrymen]