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Francisco Slinger

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Best known because the Mighty Sparrow, Francisco Slinger can be an 11-period champion from the Calypso Monarchy and an eight-time champion of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnaval Street March Competition. His strikes consist of “Clara Honeybunch,” “No Doctor No,” “Goaty,” and “Jean and Dinah.” An outspoken critic from the Caribbean’s music market, he published the scorching indictment “Carnaval Boycott” in 1957, after getting just 40 dollars when his track “Jean and Dinah” received the Calypso Monarchy the prior 12 months. Although he boycotted your competition for 3 years, he came back in 1961 as solid as before his hiatus. Given birth to to an unhealthy, working class family members in the tiny fishing town of Grand Roi, Slinger relocated with his family members to Trinidad before his 1st birthday. Understanding how to sing as a young child in the males’ choir at St. Patrick’s Catholic Chapel, he ultimately became the top choirboy. He created a steel music group at age 14, acquiring his first actions towards an extended career as you of calypso’s best voices.

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Full Name Mighty Sparrow
Profession Music Producer, Songwriter
Nationality Grenadian
Music Songs Mr. Walker, Lying Excuses, Congo Man, Big Bamboo, Sparrow Dead, Only a Fool, Saltfish, Jean and Dinah, Sell the Pussy, No Money No Love, Ah Fraid Pussy Bite Me, Sa Sa Yea, Dan Is the Man, Yankees Gone, Sparrow Come Back Home, How You Jamming So, Drunk and Disorderly, Obeah Wedding, Lion and Donkey, Ten to One Is Murder, The Village Ram, Miss Mary : Jane / Royal Jail / Bewood Dick / Sa-Sa-Yea, Mae Mae, Capitalism Gone Mad, Gu Nu Gu, Jook for Jook, Phillip My Dear, Soca Man, Soca Pressure, Russian Satellite, Who She Go Cry For, English Diplomacy
Albums Sparrow Meets the Dragon, Hot + Sweet, Dance Party Gold, Live On Stage, 16 Carnival Hits, Calypso Carnival, Christmas Ballads, 25th Anniversary, Soca Lover, Sparrow in Hi-Fi, Cokie Eye Rooster, The Supreme Serenader, Las Jump Up!, Party Classic 4: A Mother's Love, Salvation #2, A Living Legend, Down Memory Lane, Celebration, Humorous, Ram- Page, Jamboree, Soca Lingo, Zesty, Top Gun, Sweet Talk, Heat Wave, Again, Frenzy, Dirty Old Man, True Awakening, Vigilance, The Early Years, Street Dancing, Barack De Magnificent, Comi-Kal Cat Fight, Wanted: Dead Or Alive, The Renaissance, Guidance, Redemption, Corruption, Quintessential, Doh Stop De Carnival, Saucy Calypso, Calypso King, Only a Fool, Doctor Bird: Soca Anthology, First Flight: Early Calypsos From the Emory Cook Collection


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Boyhood 2014/I writer: "One Blake's Got a New Face" - as Slinger Francisco
Les infidèles 2012 writer: "Jean and Dinah"
Rainbow Raani 2006 performer: "Rainbow Raani Title Track", "It Breaks My Heart" - as The Mighty Sparrow
The Mystic Masseur 2001 performer: "Jean and Dinah" - as The Mighty Sparrow / writer: "Jean and Dinah" - as Slinger Francisco
Mustard Bath 1993 performer: "No money for love" / writer: "No money for love" - as S. Francisco
My Stepmother Is an Alien 1988 performer: "Whole Night" - as The Mighty Sparrow / writer: "Whole Night" - as Slinger Francisco
Club Paradise 1986 performer: "Grenada", "Margarita", "Phillip, My Dear"

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Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jingle Bell Rocks! 2013 Documentary Himself (as The Mighty Sparrow)
Calypso Rose the Lioness of the Jungle 2011 Himself
Calypso Dreams 2004 Video documentary Himself
The Caribbean Fox 1970 Himself (as The Mighty Sparrow)

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