BIG BAMBOO

Latest update on 22/05/2014

Artist: Duke Of Iron
Author: traditional
Label: Monogram
Year: 1952

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.

Covers:

1956:

Mighty Panther

1956:

Jonathan Kemp

1958:

Wrigglers

1960:

Lord Myric [on Folkways]

1961:

Ray Shurland & the Big Bamboo Orch. [in Nassau's biggest nightclub The Big Bamboo]

1965:

Mighty Sparrow

1965:

Hiltonaires [following the Merrymen]

1965:

Roland Alphonso

1966:

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]

1967:

Lord Creator

1968:

Duke Harris

1979:

Saragossa Band

1991:

Yellowman

1998:

Daddy Devo

2002:

Stanley Beckford [following The Merrymen]

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