April 08, 2010

TnT CALYPSO MONARCH COMPETITION WINNERS


If you always wanted to have a list of the Calypso Monarchs of Trinidad and Tobago and had difficulty locating the information then help is here!  If anyone has information to add to list please leave a comment or send an email to ananda2456@gmail.com. The record shows that both Sparrow and Chalkdust won the crown eight (8) times followed by Stalin with 5 victories, Duke and Cro Cro with 4, Lord Melody  with 3 victories, Atilla the Hun, Striker, Spoiler, Singing Sandra, Sugar Aloes and Luta with 2 wins each. Then we have the rest with one victory each.

Sparrow: 1956, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1992
Chalkdust: 1976, 1977, 1981, 1989, 1993, 2004, 2005and 2009

Please check the list for the information that you desire - it is an interesting list but please note that the first year listed is 1939. If anyone has information about the start of this competition I would be happy to post it  on this blog. Apparently 1939 is the first year of the Calypso Monarch Competition and the Growling Tiger (Neville Marcano) won the competition with a song entitled "The Labour Situation in Trinidad And Tobago." (Wikipedia). 

1939 - Growling Tiger (The Labour Situation in Trinidad And Tobago)
1940 - Roaring Lion  (Rise And Fall Of The British Empire)
1941 - Mighty Destroyer (Adolf Hitler)
1942 - No Carnival No Carnival
1943 - No Carnival No Carnival
1944 - No Carnival No Carnival
1945 - No Carnival No Carnival
1946 - Attila The Hun  (Mail Report)
1947 - Attila The Hun (Million Dollar Jail)
1948 - Mighty Spoiler  (Royal Wedding)
1949 - Lord Melody (Glory Mama Glory)
1950 - No Competition
1951 - Lord Melody  (Jonah and The Bake)
1952 - No Competition
1953 - Spoiler (Bed Bug) 
1954 - Melody (Second Spring)
1955 - Spoiler (Pick Sense Out of Nonsense)
1956 - Sparrow (Jean and Dinah)
1957 - Pretender (Que Sera Sera)
1958 - Striker (Don't Blame the PNM/Cant Find A Job To Suit Me)
1959 - Striker (Ban the Hoola Hoop/Comparison)
1960 - Sparrow (Ten to One is Murder/Mae Mae)
1961 - Dougla (Lazy Man/Split Me in Two)
1962 - Sparrow (Sparrow Come Back Home/Federation)
1963 - Sparrow (Dan is the Man/Kennedy)
1964 - Bomber (Joan and James/Bomber's Dream)
1965 - Sniper (Portrait of Trinidad/More Production)
1966 - Terror (Pan Jamboree/Last Year's Happiness)
1967 - Cypher (Last Elections/If the Priest Could Play)
1968 - Duke (What is Calypso/Social Bacchanal)
1969 - Duke (Black is Beautiful/One Foot Visina)
1970 - Duke (Brotherhood of Man/See Through)
1971 - Duke (Mathematical Formula/Melvine & Yvonne)
1972 - Sparrow (Drunk and Disorderly/Rope)
1973 - Sparrow (School Days/Same Time, Same Place)
1974 - Sparrow (We Pass That Stage/Miss Mary)
1975 - Kitchener (Tribute to Spree Simon/Fever)
1976 - Chalkdust (Three Blind Mice/Ah Put on Meh Guns Again)
1977 - Chalkdust (Juba Dubai/Shango Vision)
1978 - Calypso Rose (Her Majesty/I Thank Thee)
1979 - Black Stalin (Caribbean Unity/Play One)
1980 - Relator (Food Prices/Take a Rest)
1981 - Chalkdust (Ah Can't Make/Things That Worry Me)
1982 - Scrunter (Lick-e-Thing/The Will)
1983 - Crusoe (Don't Cry Now/South Africa)
1984 - Penguin (We Living in Jail/Soft Man)
1985 - Black Stalin (Isms Schisms/Wait Dorothy)
1986 - David Rudder (The Hammer/Bahia Girl)
1987 - Black Stalin (Mr. Pan Maker/Burn Dem)
1988 - Cro Cro (Three Bo Rats/Corruption in Common Entrance)
1989 - Chalkdust (Chauffeur Wanted/Carnival is The Answer)
1990 - Cro Cro (Political Dictionary/Party)
1991 - Black Stalin (Bright Side/Ah Feeling to Party)
1992 - Sparrow (Both of Them/Crown Heights Justice)
1993 - Chalkdust (Kaiso in de Hospital/Misconceptions)
1994 - Luta; Delamo (tie) (Good Driving, Licensed Firearm / Trinity Is Meh Name, Not Going Down        D'Road)
1995 - Black Stalin (In Times/Sundar Popo)
1996 - Cro Cro (Dey Look for Dat/Support Commentary Calypso)
1997 - Gypsy (Little Black Boy/Rhythm of the Nation)
1998 - Mystic Prowler (Look Beneath The Surface/Vision of TnT in the Year 2010)
1999 - Singing Sandra (Song for Healing/Voices From The Ghetto)
2000 - Shadow (What's Wrong With Me/Scratch Meh Back)
2001 - Denyse Plummer (Nah Leaving/Heroes)
2002 - Sugar Aloes (Contribution, Jubilation) 
2003 - Singing Sandra (Who The Bell Tolls, Ancient Rhythms)
2004 - Chalkdust (Cro Cro for Sale, Trinidad in Cemetary)
2005 - Chalkdust (I in Town Too Long, Ah Doh Rhyme)
2006 - Luta (Check The Foundation, Kaiso Kaiso)
2007 - Cro Cro (Nobody Eh Go Know)
2008 - Sugar Aloes (Reflections)
2009 - Chalkdust (Ah Not In Dat)
2010 - Kurt Allen (Too Bright)

Information for this post was obtained from several sites including Wikipedia, Toronto Lime and Island Mix. The two major links have been posted below. 

 
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