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Roaring Lion

Among the main statistics of early calypso music, Roaring Lion recorded copiously between your 1930s and ’50s, and was instrumental in growing the international reputation of calypso. His classic edges are what many listeners think about as calypso at its greatest — infectious rhumba rhythms, lighthearted (occasionally non-sensical) lyrics, and …

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