Quadrille about a fatal knifing on the market in Barbados, early 20th century. Short version obtained by anthropologist Melville J. Herkovits in Toco, Trinidad.
Wilmoth Houdini [first commercial recording as He Had It Coming, crediting himself]
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)]
Macbeth The Great [idem during the Town Hall Calypso concert organised and broadcasted by Alan Lomax]
Gracie Barrie [idem]
Maya Angelou [as Stone Cold]
Jimmy Smith [with Stanley Turrentine]
Russ Henderson [vocal: Vernon Neptune]