meet WILMOTH HOUDINI, calypsonian!

wilmothFrom the WIKI: Frederick Wilmoth Hendricks (November 25, 1895 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and TobagoAugust 6, 1973, New York, New York), best known as Wilmoth Houdini, was a prominent calypsonian. He made numerous recordings from the 1920s through the 1940s, also sometimes using the names Wilmoth Hendricks Edgar, Leon Sinclair, and King Houdini. His 1946 composition “Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had It Coming)” was a hit for Louis Jordan and Ella Fitzgerald. With his recording “Black But Sweet” he composed a classic track, that has been covered by numerous artist around the world, only to mention Mighty Dub Kats (“Son Of Wilmot”), Sabres of Paradise (“Wilmot Meets Lord Scruffage”) and Shantel (“Bucovina”). One of his compositions ‘Brave son of America’, lauding the efforts and character of General Macarthur has recently been covered on C.W.Stoneking’s second album ‘Jungle Blues'(2009).

His most famous song right here:  wilmoth houdini – black but sweet

1 comment

  • Joost March 11, 2009

    love it!

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