UGLY WOMAN

Created on 10/01/2001
Latest update on 09/04/2021

Artist: Roaring Lion
Author: Rafael De Leon
Label: American Record Company
Year: 1934

Calypso melody from Trinidad, recorded in New York. Roaring Lion (alias Rafael De Leon, alias Hubert Raphael Charles) and Atilla The Hun (Raymond Quevedo) were the first Calypsonians to make this trip. The Lion introduced this song on Rudy Vallee's network radio show.

Covers:

1934:

Hubert R. Charles [alias The Roaring Lion as Marry An Ugly Woman, on Perfect and Meloton]

1937:

Lionel Belasco [as Give Me An Ugly Girl]

1940s:

Macbeth The Great

1943:

Sir Lancelot & Gerald Clark's Caribbean Serenaders [and in film Happy Go Lucky]

1946:

Duke Of Iron

1950s:

Charmer

1955:

Edric Connor & The Southlanders

1957:

Robert Mitchum [as From A Logical Point Of View]

1963:

Jimmy Soul [n°1 US & R&B as If You Wanna Be Happy]

1963:

Trini Lopez [idem]

1963:

Edmundo Ros [idem]

1963:

Max Woiski Jr. [as Je Bent Nog Niet Gelukkig Met Een Mooie Vrouw]

1964:

Claude François [as Si tu veux etre heureux]

1976:

Bill Wyman [as If You Want To Be Happy]

1982:

Joe Dolce [as If You Wanna Be Happy]

1983:

Kid Creole & The Coconuts [idem]

1983:

Rocky Sharpe & The Replays [idem]

2014:

Trafassi feat. Keizer [as Je Bent Nog Niet Gelukkig Met Een Mooie Vrouw]

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