Created on 01/12/2005
Latest update on 31/03/2010

Artist: Roaring Lion
Author: Hubert Charles
Label: Decca
Year: 1934

Illustrating America's cultural influence on the island of Trinidad. See also: Four Mills Brothers and Rum And Coca Cola. The Lion and Atilla The Hun met the real Bing Crosby during their first recording session in New York in 1934.



Van Dyke Parks [on Discover America; crediting himself]

In both Bing Crosby and The Four Mills Brothers (see there) it's Parks singing, whereas in Jack Palance, the opening track of his Discover America album, it's the voice of the original calypsonian we hear: The Mighty Sparrow (aka Slinger Francisco).


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